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ViaCAD 2D bundled with ViaCAD Tips, Tutorials, and Techniques book provide you with a fast and easy path to becoming a ViaCAD expert. Start designing in a snap with ViaCAD™ 2D; the best bang-for-your-buck 2D CAD program available. ViaCAD™ 2D is packed with a set of over 275 unique tools to help you create precision drawings, layouts, schematics, and plans easily. And, ViaCAD eBook covers all aspects including User Interface, 2D Drafting, 3D Modeling, Data Sharing, and the PowerPack plugin with 140 new tips, four new tutorials, plus new sections on 3D Printing, Constraints, and PowerPack. With a host of 2D tutorials and project ideas available, ViaCAD™ 2D is your perfect gateway to becoming a CAD master.

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Easy to use, incredibly powerful 2D drafting and design software

World-class performance at an incredible value, ViaCAD 2D is the perfect choice for producing anything from simple sketches to production ready schematics, diagrams, or drawings.


Start designing in a snap with the best bang-for-your-buck 2D CAD program available. ViaCAD 2D is packed with unique tools to help you create precision drawings, layouts, schematics, and plans easily. Start with a sketch or draw from scratch; a comprehensive set of tools let you edit, modify, and add details to your drawing. Perfect for all types of projects, including: architectural drawings, mechanical, electrical, furniture, and DIY plans.

Top Features

  • With 275 drawing tools, ViaCAD 2D does all the hard work for you
  • 2D Dimensions and Constraints helps manage geometric relationships between 2D shapes
  • The LogiCursor™ suggests your next move as you draw
  • Precision Drafting, Measurement, and Annotation Tools
  • Converts 3D Models to 2D Drawings
  • Robust Importing and Exporting Supports Dozens of popular File Formats
  • Learn quickly with a host of 2D Tutorials
  • Intelligent Architectural Tools with smart walls and doors

What’s New in v11

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

2D Dimensions and Constraints

Simplify Curves Tool

ViaCAD 2D Includes over 275 drawing and editing tools

Create precision drawings with tools that you would expect and some that will surprise you. Each drawing tool has multiple options for creating objects in your designs. Powerful tools such as rectangular and polar (circular) arrays help you create more precise and complicated patterns. A complete toolkit of trimming options is available to help you make modifications. The included ‘Region Trim' will do in one click, what most programs take dozens of steps to achieve. 

  • Points, Lines, Arcs, Circles, Ellipses, Splines
  • Drawing tools provide multiple methods for creating.
  • Copy/Move, Scale, Rotate, Mirror, stretch
  • Rectangular array with X and Y controls
  • Polar array with customizable angles and spacing
  • Trimming tools include Trim, Extend, and Break.
  • Customizable Fillet and Chamfer
  • And much more!


Drawing precisely is easy with ViaCAD. The LogiCursor™ guides your cursor to potential point selections in the drawing; anticipating your next action. Editing is just as easy with the Gripper; adding drag and drop capabilities to simple and more complex edits. Customizable grids add another level of ease to drawing and editing. The grids provide precision drag and drop in rectangular, polar (circular), and isometric layouts.

Precision Drafting and Annotations

ViaCAD 2D is a robust design documentation tool with over 20 customizable dimension styles including industry dimension formats. Import a 3D model and the Auto 3D to 2D feature will create multiple 2D views to document 3D models created in other software.

  • Automatically converts an imported 3D model to 2D views
  • 26 dimension styles
  • Import bitmaps for logos and reference images
  • Spell Check is provided for another level of accuracy
  • Single click Fills and Hatch


Create scaled building drawings and room layouts with ViaCAD. Custom walls are drawn using thickness for different components allowing you to present the real-world wall sizes and what materials make up the walls. 

  • Walls are automatically trimmed at intersections
  • Custom wall components allow you differentiate interior and exterior walls visually
  • Insert intelligent doors and windows with ‘drag and drop' placement.
  • Instant architectural detailing with automatic dimensioning or customize your own labels for doors and windows with callouts.

Just some of the drawings that you can create with ViaCAD:

  • Mechanical detail drawings
  • Create scaled graphics for illustrations in presentations and documentation
  • Schematics: Electrical, Electronic, Piping, Flow charts, and much more!
  • DIY projects: Plans for home projects such as building workbenches and furniture
  • Architectural: Draw building layouts and furniture plans
  • Plans for inventions and ideas

Compatibility and Sharing

ViaCAD provides compatibility with AutoCAD™ and includes a variety of other formats as well.

  • DXF/DWG versions from R12 to 2018
  • STL Import/Export
  • Adobe Illustrator™
  • Complete support for Metric and Imperial units

New! ViaCAD Tips, Tutorials and Techniques eBook  2nd Edition
400+ Tips to Boast Your Productivity with ViaCAD


Better Drafting and Design

Punch!CAD creator and engineer, Timothy D. Olson wrote this ebook to show users how to do more in less time with over 400 tips, tutorials and techniques. This second edition includes an additional 140 new tips plus new video tutorials!

With ViaCAD's friendly user interface, even brand-new users can launch and begin designing immediately and pro users can increase their proficiency. Find expert tips, tutorials, and technical notes for the entire ViaCAD family of consumer CAD products:

  • ViaCAD 2D
  • ViaCAD 2D/3D
  • ViaCAD Pro.
  • Plus helpful tips for PowerPack

Discover insights for everything from beginning to advanced applications

  • User Interface: Learn how to use the start-up screen, the Gripper, work planes, snaps, tool palettes, preferences, layers and concept explorer. Also, manage performance, select objects and modify objects. PLUS - Top 10 tips for new users.
  • Drafting: Master a collection of essential tools used to create and manipulate 2D objects, including curves, text and annotations. Add symbols, apply BOMs and draw views.
  • Surface Modeling: Use surface construction utility tools for skinning and lofting, covering, nets, and sweeps. Apply surface utility tools to cut, intersect, project, trim or rebuild surfaces.
  • Solid Modeling: Build objects that are closed bodies with well-defined mass properties. Make primitives for truncated cones and elliptical cylinders, and access primitive control points. Control gaps, overlaps and more.
  • Rendering and Display: Create and manipulate CAD shapes for curves and surfaces. Define resolution angles and defaults. Explore options for viewing data.
  • Photo Realistic Rendering: Generate an image from a scene that contains CAD shapes combined with texture, lighting and shading information. Use photo-rendering to produce impressive visual realism. Adjust angles to applied materials.
  • Data Sharing: Share your designs with other applications in a variety of data formats, including surface and solid model, and facet based. Explore exporting options, extensions and other data sharing methods.
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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.

Legal Copy

© 2019 Encore Software, llc. All rights reserved. Punch! Software, the Punch! Software logo, Shark, ViaCAD, Design Unlimited, LogiCursor, The Gripper, and PrecisionPoint are trademarks or registered trademarks of Encore Software, llc. ACIS is a registered trademark of Spatial Inc. Portions of this software are copyrighted by Spatial Inc. Microsoft Windows, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Internet Explorer and/or other Microsoft products referenced are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Macintosh and the Mac logo are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. USE OF THIS PRODUCT IS SUBJECT TO CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF WARRANTY UNDER THE LICENSE AGREEMENT CONTAINED HEREIN. YOUR INSTALLATION AND/OR USE OF THIS PRODUCT CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO ITS TERMS.

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