ViaCAD 2D3D 9

Developer: Encore

Current Version: 9.0.12

Last Updated: 1 year ago

Download Size: 604 MB - Download


ViaCAD™ 2D3D brings the power of 3D to everyone; regardless of your design experience. This software provides a seamless marriage of 2D and 3D to help you take your sketched ideas to 3D realism. Powerful but easy-to-use 3D design and drafting tools will help you create like seasoned designers and compatibility with other systems will let you share your designs.

With support for both metric and imperial measurements as well as AutoCAD™ and other formats to share, ViaCAD™ is the perfect 3D software to model your ideas. ViaCAD has tools for architectural drawings, mechanical designs, electrical schematics, Do-It-Yourself projects, and much more.

Just some of the types of drawings you can tackle with ViaCAD™:

•3D models for prototyping with 3D printers
•Mechanical parts
•DIY projects: 3D models of furniture and work benches
•Architectural drawings for drafting documents, room layouts and 3d visualization
•Inventions: Easily create 3D models of your concepts
•Educational: Drawings and 3D models for science fairs
•3D Models shared at the office
•Objects for use in game development studios

ViaCAD™ is solid modeling made easy! Creating 3D models is easy with ViaCAD™, regardless of the design’s complexity. The LogiCursor™ will guide your cursor to help you create drafting documents or even align points in 3D. Editing is as easy as drag and drop with the Gripper™.

•The LogiCursor™ allows drawing precisely with your mouse and cursor in both 2D and 3D, aligning your cursor with existing points in your drawing.
•The Gripper provides click and drag style editing for moving, copying, scaling and rotating parts of the drawing, even faces.
•Push/Pull Modeling delivers intuitive editing of your 3D models, allowing 3D surfaces to be editing with your mouse and cursor.
•Customizable Grids can be configured as rectangular, polar (circular), and even Isometric.
•26,000 symbols are included to speed up your designing!

Powerful Solid Modeling
ViaCAD provides solid modeling technology found in much higher end products. There is a unique tie between 2D and 3D; which means you can edit 2D profiles used to create 3D objects and the 3D shape will automatically update.

•Feature-based History Tree for editing
•Powerful 3D editing tools such as blending, chamfering, and shelling
•A complete design tool with extrusions, Booleans, surface modeling for more complex smooth surfaces
•Precise geometry suitable for ‘concept to manufacturing’
•Tools to create 3D from 2D shapes
2D Drafting and Documentation
Documenting your ideas and thoughts is easy with ViaCAD™. A complete set of 2D drawing tools is provided for drafting documents and sketching schematics, floor plans, mechanical designs and more.
•26 industry-standard dimension styles
•250+ tools for 2D drafting and editing
•Tools to create Section Views to highlight important drawing features
•Automatically generate 2D drawings from 3D models
•Bill of Materials for tracking

ViaCAD is built with professional level technology providing speed, precision, and compatibility. Now a 64-bit application, ViaCAD provides a smoother workflow allowing for faster drawing manipulation and working with larger files. Compatibility with AutoCAD 2013 and other products means you can share your designs with others. Using ACIS™-based geometry means you are creating with the same technology used by others using software costing thousands of dollars.

•Includes 19 file formats to share your designs.
•Compatible with AutoCAD™ 2013 DXF/DWG
•Includes STL export for 3D Printing


Release Notes:

- Updates for MacOS Sierra
- Updates for dragging symbols
- DWG import updates
- Updates for small polygon filling


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 9.0.3
Review by supercomputerguy

version - Thanks for the great update - The Mac interface is better :) However the “About ViaCAD 2D/3D v9” still shows version 9.0.2 not v9.0.3 even though it is v9.0.3 This seems like a minor issue but the proper version number is importand to verify the update.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 9.0.1
Review by pdav64

Not very intuitive - I am sure that if you have a CAD background this might be a good program. I have spend 2 hours and can’t draw a box. Too bad they dont have a trial version. would have saved me $99

Found helpful by 7 out of 12 people