Description
ViaCAD™ 2D/3D provides ease of use with an extensive collection of tools to assist in all of your drawing projects. With intuitive, precision 2D drafting and 3D modeling tools, ViaCAD™ is perfect for architectural drawings, mechanical designs, electrical schematics, Do-It-Yourself projects and more. It's the perfect design tool for CAD software novices and seasoned designers alike.

Detailed Drafting
ViaCAD™ provides a vast array of precision drawing and editing tools, including:

  • A wide selection of pen styles, color, hatch patterns, and fills.
  • PrecisionPoint™ – enter coordinates, lengths, angles, and offsets quickly and easily.
  • Smart Dimension tool utilizes standards like Ansi, DIN, ISO, JIS, BSI, even custom dimension preferences. Tolerance dimension styles are also available for mechanical drafting.
  • Metric and imperial measurements.

    Powerful 3D Modeling
    Create 3D models with a variety of shapes, then edit your designs with Booleans, extrusions, chamfers, blending and more. Take advantage of surface modeling to create complex smooth, curved surfaces. Choose from a variety of modeling methods that best suits the task at hand including 2D drafting, surface modeling, feature based solid modeling, or push/pull direct editing.

    From 2D to 3D with One Click
    Start your drawing in 2D and use it to generate a 3D model. Even choose to automatically update the model as you modify the drawing.

    Libraries of Symbols and Templates
    Drag and drop any of 26,000 symbols from categories including architectural, mechanical, electrical, electronic, piping and more. Create flow charts, electrical diagrams, DIY designs for furniture or 3D models of anything you can imagine. Drawing wizards even help you set up your project.

    Easy Collaboration
    Complete support for metric units makes ViaCAD™ perfect for sharing work between neighbors, companies and countries. Even share your data with other applications using one of ViaCAD's many supported file formats.

    Other Key Features

  • LogiCursor™ positions the cursor based on angles, snap points, and relationship with other parts of your drawing.
  • Push/Pull Modeling – Intuitive 3D creation and editing. Use your mouse and cursor to drag 2D into 3D or drag 3D faces to change shape.
  • Architectural Tools – Self-healing wall tools, composite wall capabilities, 3D walls/doors/windows. Add elements with a mouse click, then texture for presentations. Place and modify doors and windows in 3D.
  • Enhanced Gripper graphical editing assistant – Easily edit your drawing with mouse and cursor. Rotate faces in 3D or even drag and drop copies.
  • High Precision Models suitable for concept-to-manufacturing.
  • 19 File Formats to share data including .STL, .DXF/.DWG, .STEP, .IGES, and .SAT.
  • 26,000 Symbols
  • More than an hour of Training Videos.

    Whether you're designing furniture, mechanical parts, detailed architectural plans or a new backyard deck, ViaCAD™ is your must-have design assistant.

  • What's New
    This update improves overall stability and adds some additional enhancements.

    Improved Push/Pull tool stability
    Push/Pull tool is now associative to the original 2D geometry
    Added Import support for PLY file format
    New Delete Bill Of Materials Attribute option
    Updates to the Gripper
    Improved mesh selections and modifications
    Improved memory management
    Addressed circumstances that caused a crash
    50+ minor corrections and improvements

    ViaCAD 2D3D 8 (com.encore.viacad3dv8) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com.

    Default Install Path: /Applications/ViaCAD 2D3D 8.app

    Minimum OS version: 10.6.6

    Copyright: Copyright (c) 1994-2011 Encore Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Punch! Software is a registered trademark of Encore Software, Inc.