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Punch! ViaCAD Pro v11 with PowerPack v11 - Download - Windows

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Punch! ViaCAD 2D/3D v11 with PowerPack v11 - Download - Windows

ViaCAD™ 2D/3D 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. The addition of PowerPack brings over over 70 new tools to the existing functionality of ViaCAD. PowerPack gives you a robust collection of utility tools and tools to prepare designs for 3D printing.

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PowerPack v11 is only compatible with ViaCAD 2D/3D v11 and ViaCAD Pro v11

ViaCAD 2D/3D v11

Precision 3D Design for Beginners, Experts, and Everyone In-between

Intelligent, easy-to-use design tools coupled with an unbeatable price to performance ratio makes ViaCAD 2D/3D™ the ideal choice for CAD designers everywhere.

The power of 3D design has never been easier. ViaCAD 2D/3D offers an amazing marriage of 2D and 3D design tools to turn your ideas into reality. Quickly toggle between 2D and 3D views and create files for popular 3D printers, 2D/3D architectural plans, mechanical plans, electrical schematics, furniture designs, and anything else you can dream up. ViaCAD 2D/3D will even automatically convert imported 3D models into 2D drawings and you can then quickly create detail, section, and auxiliary views - all while working in 2D.

Top Features

  • Powerful 3D tools such as mesh, surface, and solid modeling, blending, chamfering, and shelling
  • 3D printing verification tools
  • Extensive 2D drafting tools (text, dimensions, 3D to 2D drawing generation tools, bill of materials)
  • LogiCursor™ allows drawing precisely with your mouse and cursor in both 2D and 3D. It thinks as you draw.

New in v11:

  • 2D Dimensions and Constraints
  • Tool Icon Sizing
  • Duplicate Layer Command
  • SVG Import and Export
  • Simplify Curve Tool
  • 3MF Import & Export
  • VMRL 2.0 Texture Support
  • OBJ Texture Support
  • SketchUP 2018 Import/Export
  • DXF/DWG 2018 Import/Export

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

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
  • 275+ 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

Additional Features:

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

ViaCAD™ is built with professional level technology providing speed, precision, and compatibility.

Now a 64- bit application for both the PC and Mac, ViaCAD™ provides a smoother workflow allowing for faster drawing, manipulation and larger projects. Compatibility with AutoCAD ™ 2018 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 that costs thousands of dollars.

  • Includes 19 file formats to share your designs.
  • Compatible with AutoCAD™ 2018 DXF/DWG
  • SketchUp 2018
  • Includes STL export for 3D Printing

3D Printing Tools

ViaCAD 2D/3D now includes 3D printing tools to prepare and validate your designs to make them 3D printer ready.

3D Print Check

This tool checks a part for print viability, displaying warnings or errors to the user.

Surface Normals Check

Facet normals define the inside and outside areas of a part. If facet normals are pointing the wrong way, the 3D printer may have problems creating the part. If you have a normals issue, there are several commands that can help you fix this problem.

Overhang Analysis

The Overhang Analysis tool provides a means to visually inspect modeling areas that may require structural support for 3D printing. Meshes, surfaces and solids facets normals are compared to the work plane direction. Angles that are less or equal to 45 degrees are highlighted as red.

Wall Thickness

The Wall Thickness Analysis tool provides a means to visually inspect modeling areas that may be too thin for 3D printing. Meshes, surfaces, and solids facets are examined using ray intersections.

Preview Slices

The Preview Slices tool provides a user interface to slice models given a direction and thickness. The dialog box allows for animation through the slices and single stepping. One use of the Preview Slice tool is to verify a part has closed, non-overlapping sections, a requirement for 3D printing. The Save Slices option provides several options to save slices to DXF, STL or add the results directly into your drawing.

Auto Position

The Auto Position tool translates the model to the positive x, y coordinate system at z=0.

Support Structure

Manually adds geometry to support material as it is created by the 3D printer. Support structures controls, include Attach Radius, Midpoint Radius, Base Radius, Base Thickness and Drag base and mid points to modify structure location.

Show Printer Volume

Toggles the boundary of the default 3D Printer. The volume is defined within the Printer Definitions dialog box.

Printer Definitions

Sets key parameters of the 3D printer, including length, width and height of the volume accessible by the printer. The parameters in the Printer Definitions dialog box are used for commands such as 3D Print Check and Auto Position.

Some of the types of drawings you can tackle with ViaCAD™ 2D/3D:

  • 3D models for prototyping with 3D printers (helicopter image from Tim)
  • Mechanical parts
  • DIY projects: 3D models of furniture, house plans, etc. (existing)
  • 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
  • Objects for use in game development studios

PowerPack v11

PowerPack v11 is only compatible with ViaCAD 2D/3D v11, ViaCAD Pro v11 and SharkCAD Pro v11.

Instructions to activate a PowerPack v11 add on.

  • Launch a registered ViaCAD/SharkCAD v11 title.
  • From the PowerPack pull down menu select Activate PowerPack.
    • Fill in your name.
    • Something in the organization.
    • The PowerPack serial key (provided by email).
    • And your email address.
  • Click register.

You will now have access to the PowerPack.

PowerPack brings over 70 new tools to the existing functionality of ViaCAD. Prepare and perfect your CAD designs for 3D Printing. PowerPack offers a collection 3D printing repair tools, new modeling tools and general utilities that will increase productivity and make your existing and future designs 3D Printer ready. Example tools include auto repair for dangling vertices, stitch triangles, double and collapsed face removal, correction of simple holes, plus repair for mesh, curves, surfaces and solids, and more! Strengthen your work and increase your efficiency with PowerPack v11.

3D Printing Tools

Check, repair and validate models for 3D printing

3D Print Check:

This tool checks a part for print viability, displaying warnings or errors to the user.

Surface Normals Check:

Facet normals define the inside and outside areas of a part. If facet normals are pointing the wrong way, the 3D printer may have problems creating the part. If you have a normals issue, there are several commands that can help you fix this problem.

Overhang Analysis:

The Overhang Analysis tool provides a means to visually inspect modeling areas that may require structural support for 3D printing. Meshes, surfaces and solids facets normals are compared to the work plane direction. Angles that are less or equal to 45 degrees are highlighted as red.

Wall Thickness:

The Wall Thickness Analysis tool provides a means to visually inspect modeling areas that may be too thin for 3D printing. Meshes, surfaces, and solids facets are examined using ray intersections.

PreviewSlices:

The Preview Slices tool provides a user interface to slice models given a direction and thickness. The dialog box allows for animation through the slices and single stepping. One use of the Preview Slice tool is to verify a part has closed, non-overlapping sections, a requirement for 3D printing. The Save Slices option provides several options to save slices to DXF, STL or add the results directly into your drawing.

Auto Position:

The Auto Position tool translates the model to the positive x, y coordinate system at z = 0.

Support Structure:

Manually adds geometry to support material as it is created by the 3D printer. Support structures controls, include Attach Radius, Midpoint Radius, Base Radius, Base Thickness and Drag base and mid points to modify structure location.

Show Printer Volume:

Toggles the boundary of the default 3D Printer. The volume is defined within the Printer Definitions dialog box.

Printer Definitions:

Sets key parameters of the 3D printer, including length, width and height of the volume accessible by the printer. The parameters in the Printer Definitions dialog box are used for commands such as 3D Print Check and Auto Position.

General Utilities

A collection of tools for manipulating entity attributes.

NEW Spur Gear Generator

Creates a Spur Gear based on number of teeth, module, pressure angle, clearance, and involute samples.  In addition to creating the 2D curve outline of the gear, an extruded 3D solid model is added to the drawing.

NEW Mesh to Analytic to convert mesh data into precise solids

Converts manifold, water tight, facetted models into solid models with options to simplify into analytical shapes. Suitable for converting low polygon models (<100K) into solids for modeling operations as well sharing to other apps using STEP and IGES translators.

Unroll

Unroll will flatten a developable surface such as a ruled surface into a shape that lies in the XY plane.

HeightMap to 3D Mesh

The HeightMap to 3D Mesh tool will convert a 2D image into a 3D object.
The height is extracted from the color components by applying a grayscale conversion and mapping the results into a user supplied height value.

Select Same

The Select Same tool provides mask options for selecting objects including:

  • Shape
  • Color
  • Entity Type
  • Line Font
  • Text Font

 Assorted Colors:

The Assorted Colors tool assigns up to 20 colors per group of entities selected. The tool is useful for visually identifying file import and other individual parts.

AutoLayer:

AutoLayer is a tool that will automatically assign an entity to a layer based on the same shape or by entity name. Use AutoLayer to help organize files imported from other applications that do not support layering.

Preview Layers:

The Preview Layers utility provides a user interface to rapidly step through layers. The play button will animate through the layer start and end region. The step forward and backward buttons manually provide control through the layers.

Change File Units:

There are many file formats that do not contain unit settings that include STL, OBJ, PLY, 3DS and older DXF files. The Change File Units command allows you to quickly change a file scale based on Units or Scale Factor.

Show Only By Name:

The Show Only by Name tool displays just the entity with the provided name. This tool changes the Show/Hide flags of the entity.

Rename:

The Rename tool provides a way to rename large number of entities. This tool is especially useful for renaming entities imported from external applications. For example, Inventor attaches the full assembly representation to the part name.

Spell Check:

The Spell Check examines all visible text for possible misspellings and provides suggestions.

Isolate Layer:

The Isolate Layer command sets the display layers to objects you select.

Curve, Surface, and Solid Modeling Tools

Repair profile, simplify profile, show surface free edges, remove duplicate entities, remove zero length curves, simplify solid

Mesh Tools

Mesh analysis, auto repair, show mesh free edges, remove collapsed facets, identify overlaps, remove duplicate facets, fix flipped normal, weld vertices, remove unused vertices, rebuild normal, close simple holes, rebuild normal, flip on normal, delete facets, combine, split by select, make vertices planar, remove slivers

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System Requirements

Windows®: Recommended Requirements: Windows® 7, Windows® 8, and Windows® 10¹, 64 Bit Intel® Pentium® or AMD® Athlon™ class processor, 8 GB of hard disk space, 4 GB of RAM, An OpenGL/DirectX9 compliant video card with 256MB of dedicated RAM, Mouse Pointing Device (wheel button recommended), DVD-ROM Drive. Internet connection required².
 
¹ Program compatibility is not guaranteed for later operating systems.
 
²User is responsible for all Internet access fees and phone charges.

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