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About Punch! CAD

Precision digital design and drafting requires the right software to get the job done. Whether your project involves 2D or 3D rendering, PunchCAD has the tools to bring your idea to life faster.

Choose from a variety of our powerful 2D and 3D drafting tools. PunchCAD software titles empower professional and casual consumers alike. Architects, engineers, drafters and other design-related personnel benefit from our innovative technology and next generation software.

Consumer CAD

  • ViaCAD 2D v10
  • ViaCAD 2D/3D v10
  • ViaCAD Pro v10

Professional CAD

  • Shark LT v9
  • Shark FX v9

Software with Support

Design your best with PunchCAD! Find the features you need and discover the possibilities PunchCAD software provides. The punchcad.com website is a treasure trove of cutting edge information. Videos, technical support, blogs and other resources will get you started and keep you on track. If you would like additional help, please contact us.

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History of PunchCAD

With the premise that 3D design software should be equally fun and productive to use, Punch! Software began in 1998. The company took on a new focus with the acquisition of CadSoft Solutions in 2006. The expansion into the Computer Aided Design (CAD) market paid off. Within a year, PunchCAD became the fastest growing retail CAD publisher.

In 2008, Punch! launched the innovative SHARK™ line of conceptual design tools. SHARK quickly gained recognition for innovative approaches to design, deep feature sets, interoperability and value.

Encore Software Inc. acquired the assets of Punch! in 2010. New resources, business partners and customers made the business prosper.

Encore retains and reinforces the Punch! mission to be the leading global provider and destination for design solutions. We achieve this by developing highly productive, but affordable, software that appeals to consumers, 3D design hobbyists and professional users.

About Encore Software Inc.

Encore is a leading interactive publisher and developer of PC and Mac software. As a result of key licensing and development partnerships, Encore offers a wide range of best-selling print, productivity, home design and entertainment titles. Principal brands include Broderbund’s The PrintShop and PrintMaster, Hoyle, Viva Media and Punch! Software.

Publishing channels include all major North American retailers and worldwide digital distribution. Encore also sells direct to consumer through its managed sites:

Encore is a Wynit Company and is located in Eden Prairie, MN.