Punch! ViaCAD Pro v12 Upgrade from any 2D v9-v11

Punch! ViaCAD Pro v12 Upgrade from any 2D v9-v11

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Punch! SharkCAD Pro v12 Upgrade from any ViaCAD Pro v7-v11

Punch! ViaCAD Pro v12 with PowerPack Upgrade From Any Pro v9-v11

Bundle and Save when you purchase ViaCAD Pro v12 with PowerPack v12! PowerPack v12 brings over 70 new tools to the existing functionality of ViaCAD v12 including tools to repair and validate models for 3D printing. Designed with professionals in mind, ViaCAD® Pro delivers the flexibility of mesh-based and solid modeling to help you quickly go from 3D design concept to completion. Our 3D CAD software can handle your architectural, mechanical, prototyping, and design planning with ease. All you need is an idea and ViaCAD.Buy now and Save!

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Professional 3D CAD software that packs a Punch! but won’t break the bank 

ViaCAD Pro places the full power of 3D designing right at your fingertips. ViaCAD Pro’s precision solid modeling and drafting toolsets make it perfect for those who do CAD design as part of their profession. The addition of mesh-based modeling coupled with subdivision technology makes creating 3D conceptual drawings a snap. It also contains 2D switching, so you can toggle back and forth between 2D and 3D views as needed. 

ViaCAD Pro can help you design projects such as:

  • Architectural drawings
  • Remodeling plans
  • Inventions and patent designs
  • Prototyping with 3D printers
  • Mechanical drawings
  • Furniture design, woodworking, and cabinetry
  • Jewelry making
  • Musical instruments
  • Graphics and technical illustrations
  • Product and Packaging design
  • 2D drafting, diagraming and schematic drawings
  • Custom manufacturing from CAD to CNC 

Compatibility and file sharing

ViaCAD Pro software plays nice with others. ViaCAD Pro is compatible with AutoCAD® with up-to-date DWG import and export capabilities. So your team will be able to work together without forcing everyone to be on the same brand of CAD software.

ViaCAD Pro is also compatible with over a dozen popular CAD and Graphics formats, so you’ll be able to deliver files that can be opened and edited by users of other popular design software. In our newest release (version 12) you can import PDF and Adobe Illustrator files, and be able to import/export SketchUp 2019 and Collada files. 

  • ViaCAD provides compatibility with AutoCAD® DWG files
  • DXF/DWG versions from R12 to 2019
  • STL Import/Export for 3D printing
  • SVG Import and Export
  • 3MF Import & Export
  • VMRL 2.0 Texture Support
  • OBJ Texture Support
  • Adobe Illustrator® Import
  • PDF Import
  • SketchUp 2019 Import/Export
  • Collada™ (DAE) Import/Export
  • Complete support for Metric and Imperial units 

We will help you learn

While ViaCAD Pro is feature rich, we work hard at making it easy by including intuitive tools like our LogiCursor™ that makes CAD a snap by suggesting your next move as you draw.

Your purchase of ViaCAD Pro also includes access to our training tutorials, so you will not have to learn through trial and error. We are experts at creating CAD software and our tutorials will help you to become an expert user quickly.

Simple and flexible pricing

We offer ViaCAD Pro in two different pricing models to best suit your needs.

Permanent License - Download once and own it forever.  Ideally suited  for users who need a single license or users who feel they may not need to upgrade each year.

Annual Subscriptions - This is ideal for multiple user seats. With an active subscription, you will always be receiving the latest enhancements and new functionality.

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3D Design Advancements

Split Mesh

This tool will divide a mesh into two portions based on a cutting plane. Split Mesh is an ideal tool for those working with facetted data along with 3D printing manufacturing processes.

Mesh Booleans

This advancement provides a means to add or remove material from a mesh body. Previous versions only allowed Boolean operations on ACIS based solids. Now with the introduction of mesh Booleans, you can add/remove material imported from STL, OBJ, 3DS, and SketchUp.

Wrap

Our new Wrap tool will help you place text, company logos, or complex 2D patterns onto 3D surfaces. The results are perfect for imprinting, embossing, or engraving.

PhotoRender SpotLight

This new visualization tool creates a soft shadow directly under a group of objects. This is an alternate to the default PhotoRendering method that uses a distant light offset.

Weight and Volume Tables

Whether you’re designing an aircraft, automobile, or picnic table, weight is the key control parameter in design. Tracking the weight of materials is a key control parameter in design. V12 introduces a new Bill of Material (BOM) attribute specific for creating a summed weight table.

Drafting and Annotation Updates

Best Fit Line and Best Fit Circle

Great for tracing precise curves over rough sketches. This tool will “best fit” a line or circle from a sample collection of points.

Angular Tolerance Updates

The Angular Tolerance interface has been updated to dynamically provide input from the Inspector dialog box.

Usability Improvements

Save Layers with View

Now you have the ability to save layers associated with view orientations.

Repeat Previous Command

This “right click” feature will save you lots of time by maintaining a list of last-used drawing commands. Select an item in the list to quickly change the current tool.

Interoperability Updates

Now you can work with file types from these other programs:

  • PDF Import
  • Adobe Illustrator Import
  • SketchUp 2019 Import/Export
  • Collada (DAE) Import/Export

ViaCAD Pro makes advanced 3D and 2D design work seem easy

Get professional quality CAD design output without pulling your hair out. Our software includes a wide selection of tools so that the right tool for the task is just a mouse click away. ViaCAD Pro has 3D mesh modeling capability with subdivision technology to go from coarse to smooth surfaces. You (and your customers) will be blown away the photorealistic rendering of your finished designs.

  • Design complex organic shapes with extensive NURB surface modeling tools
  • 2D Geometric and Dimensional Constraints to manage geometrical relationships between 2D shapes

  • Push/Pull Modeling allows 3D surfaces to be edited with your mouse and cursor
  • Powerful 3D editing tools such as blending, chamfering, and shelling
  • Architectural and woodworking tools such as rabbet, miter and dovetail joints
  • Extensive 2D drafting tools such as text, dimensions, 3D to 2D drawing, bill of materials
  • Multiple Viewports provide 2, 3 even 4 views of your design and drawing between them
  • Integrated Photo Realistic Rendering and support for Keyshot LiveLinking™
  • And much more! 

Intuitive Design and Editing Utilities

Drawing precisely is easy with ViaCAD! We have designed it to be user friendly and intuitive to work with.

The LogiCursor™ anticipates your next action and guides your cursor to potential point selections in the drawing.

The Gripper adds drag and drop capabilities to make editing designs easy breezy.

Customizable Grids add another level of ease by providing precision drag and drop in rectangular, polar (circular), and isometric layouts. 

Precision Drafting and Annotations

ViaCAD Pro is also a robust design documentation tool with over 20 customizable dimension styles, including industry dimension formats. 

Other great features to help you document and annotate your projects include:

  • 26-dimension styles
  • Import bitmaps for logos and reference images
  • Spell check is provided for another level of accuracy
  • Single click Fills and Hatch 

Architectural Planning Tools

ViaCAD Pro includes all the professional level architectural tools you and your team need to draft, print, and collaborate on projects together.

  • Architectural wall tools
  • Composite walls to show materials
  • Parametric doors and windows
  • Instant 3D walls, roofs, and floor slabs
  • Compatibility with AutoCAD® DWG files
  • ACIS®-based geometry means you are creating with the same technology as software that costs thousands of dollars 

Woodworking Tools

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

  • Joints including rabbet, miter, and dovetails
  • Dado joints including options for through, stopped or blind
  • Edge treatments including cove, round, bullnose, Dupont, waterfall, Ogee, and custom
  • Tongue & Groove 

3D Modeling Tools

ViaCAD provides powerful solid modeling technology found in many higher-end products. Additionally, ViaCAD Pro delivers surface modeling tools to expand design capabilities.

  • Feature-based History Tree for editing
  • A complete design tool with extrusions, Booleans, surface modeling for more complex smooth surfaces
  • Precise geometry suitable for 'concept to manufacturing'
  • Associative surface modeling 

3D Print Check

Checks 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. This will check for problems and we have several commands that can help you fix it.

Overhang Analysis

This will help you 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 Analysis

This 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

This interface will help you to slice models given a direction and thickness. The dialog box allows for animation through the slices and single-stepping. Use to verify that a part has closed, non-overlapping sections, a requirement for 3D printing.

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 midpoints 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.

PowerPack v12 is only compatible with ViaCAD 2D/3D v12, ViaCAD Pro v12 and SharkCAD Pro v12.

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 v12.

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

  ViaCAD Pro ViaCAD 2D/3D ViaCAD 2D
  viacad pro v12 viacad 3d v12 viacad  2d v12
Drafting & Annotations      
26 Dimenstion Types, Fillet,Chamfer, Break, Trim
Geometric and Dimensional Constraints
GD&T, Markup & Redline    
Precise 3D to 2D (Section , detail, & auxillary views)      
Architectural Tools (smart walls, doors, windows, roofs) 2D/3D 2D/3D 2D
3D Modeling Tools      
Skin, Cover, Net, Extrude, Lathe, Sweep  
3D Printing Verification/Repair  ✓  
Blend, Shell, Bend, Wrap    
Advanced Surface/Solid Modeling      
Rendering, Presentation and Visualization      
PhotoRendering (Raytracing, Materials, Lighting)    
Advanced Lighting      
Translators      
3MF, OBJ, 3DS, DXF/DWG,PDF,VRML,STL
IGES, STEP,SAT,SAB    
SolidWorks, NX, CATIA, SolidEdge,Inventor, Parasolids *      

 

System Requirement:

Windows Recommended Requirements Microsoft® Windows® 64-Bit versions of Windows® 7, 8, or 10 ¹ Intel® Pentium® IV or AMD® Athlon64™ class 64-bit processor 3 GB of hard disk space 8 GB of RAM Mouse Pointing Device (wheel button recommended) OpenGL/DirectX9 Compliant video card with 256MB of dedicated RAM Macintosh Recommended Requirements Macintosh® OS 10.11 through 10.15 or higher¹ x64 Intel® Mac® 3 GB of hard disk space 8 GB RAM or greater Mouse Pointing Device (wheel button recommended) OpenGL Compliant video card with 256 MB VRAM ¹ Program compatibility is not guaranteed for later operating systems ²User is responsible for all Internet access fees and phone charges. PC & Mac require a machine with an operating system using x64 (64-Bit) architecture.