ViaCAD Pro 9

Developer: Encore

Current Version: 9.0.13

Last Updated: 1 year ago

Download Size: 490.1 MB - Download


ViaCAD Pro is 3D CAD software with the perfect blend of conceptual and production design tools. Designed with professionals in mind, ViaCAD Pro delivers the flexibility of mesh-based modeling to help you go from idea to 3D concept. Additionally, ViaCAD Pro provides precision 3D solid modeling capabilities with the 2D tools to accurately document designs. The power of ViaCAD’s precision solid modeling and drafting toolsets make it perfect for designing objects and parts, manufacturing, and prototyping projects. The addition of mesh-based modeling coupled with subdivision technology makes creating 3d conceptual drawings a snap.

Some of the design projects for ViaCAD Pro:
•Product and Packaging design
•DIY manufacturing –create precision models and export to CNC machines.
•Furniture and cabinet design
•Use more sophisticated editing to compliment rendering and animation packages.
•Prototyping with 3D printers
•2D drafting, diagraming and schematic drawings
•Marketing images for designs with photorealistic rendering

ViaCAD Pro makes it easy to go from idea to design! The wide selection of tools provided in ViaCAD Pro means the right tool for the task is just a mouse click away.

•Multiple Viewports provide 2, 3 even 4 views of the same design and allows drawing between them. Watch how your editing affects the overall project by viewing at different angles all at once.
•Customizable Grids make drawing patterns of objects quick and easy.
•The LogiCursor and Gripper provide precision drawing and editing with your mouse.
•Unlimited Undo
•90+ minutes of training videos included
Conceptual Designs with ViaCAD Pro

Use the complete set of mesh design tools to create organic shapes easily. ViaCAD Pro includes subdivision technology to refine meshes and go from course to smooth surfaces. Push/Pull Modeling provides a tactile method of editing meshes one small surface at a time if needed.

•Mesh primitives to start your designs
•Subdivision technology to refine mesh surfaces
•Push/Pull Modeling to edit mesh shapes organically

ViaCAD provides robust 3D modeling tools.
ViaCAD provides powerful solid modeling technology found in much higher end products. Additionally, ViaCAD Pro delivers surface modeling tools to expand design capabilities.

•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’
•Associative surface modeling
Woodworking and Architectural tools

ViaCAD Pro includes tools to speed up woodworking designs. You can quickly create otherwise tedious joints such as Dado joints and miter joints.

•Woodworking Joints: rabbet, miter joints, and Dovetails
•Woodworking Dado joints including options for Through, Stopped or Blind
•Woodworking Tongue & Groove
•Architectural Wall tools
•Composite walls to show materials
•Parametric doors and windows
•Instant 3D walls, roofs, and floor slabs
Prototyping and Collaborating

ViaCAD Pro is a precise 3D modeling tool that can be used for manufacturing designs as well as 3D Printer prototypes.
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:

Fixes photo render output for macOS Sierra users.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 9.0.1
Review by HDSC2D

ViaCAD Pro 9 - I first purchased the original $99.00 ViaCAD 2D/3D for the PC several years ago and have been using it ever since. This is the only CAD program I have ever used and had no previous CAD experience prior to using this program, and only had high school drafting in the pencil and paper age to fall back on. The learning curve wasn’t too steep and I was producing objects for 3D printing in a few weeks. The latest version of ViaCAD Pro 9 I have installed on my Macbook Pro and it has worked flawless unlike the PC version which sometimes crashed. The program was designed for the Mac and has several features that the PC version doesn’t have. The manual could be a little better but otherwise the program is pretty easy to use and includes many export file options like .stl, .iges, .dwg, .dfx, etc. The export to .jpeg is a useful feature but beware it is simply a screen shot and the images are quite basic. The encore web site has a forum for users as well with a community of ViaCAD and Shark FX users who have many useful tips and techniques to draw experience from.

Found helpful by 8 out of 8 people