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ASCON Group Releases KOMPAS-3D V18

KOMPAS-3D’s rewrote internal algorithms for improved performances, speedier processes along with new functions.


January 2020 – ASCON Group, the leading Russian developer of high-performance CAD/AEC/PLM systems, is pleased to announce the English language release of KOMPAS-3D V18 for mechanical engineers. This computer-aided design program for professionals is distinguished by speedier processes, multiple productivity improvements, and brand-new functions.

Highlights of the new KOMPAS-3D V18

New User Interface – Toolbars have been combined into ribbon-like sets, with each set designed for specific tasks. As you switch between different types of documents, the sets change dynamically. Users can work in traditional light mode or the new dark theme. The new Quick Access Toolbar offers easy access to commands that select modes, control images, with more languages that allow KOMPAS-3D in English, Turkis, and Korean.

01 – New User interface for KOMPAS-3D offering light and dark themes. (image: ASCON Group / All rights reserved.)

Significantly Improved 3D Modelling – KOMPAS-3D’s internal algorithms have been rewritten to improve performances. The result is that many tasks are now accelerated, such as working with three-dimensional models, creating and updating associative views, displaying the user interface and work windows, more. The updated system is now the fastest version ever of KOMPAS-3D.

02 – KOMPAS-3D works faster with 3D models. (image: ASCON Group / All rights reserved.)

KOMPAS-3D is better at working with sheet metal using the new functions added and it has improved the way that fillets are constructed. Users can now insert components into assemblies that are mirrored.

03 – Inserting mirrored components into an assembly. (image: ASCON Group / All rights reserved.)

New Versioning Capability – Model documents can now contain multiple versions of the same model. Data about two or more model-build options take common design features and then generate variations with user-defined differences.

Miscellaneous Updates –  Contains how the bills of materials (BOM) and Add-Ons Configurator work.

Pricing and Availability

KOMPAS-3D V18 is available today through ASCON’s worldwide network of value-added resellers. For details and pricing, please contact your nearest reseller. To locate the one in your region, please visit

To try out the new release, download a 30-day free trial of KOMPAS-3D V18.

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