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DesignCAD 3D MAX 22
A complete 2D/3D CAD solution
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DesignCAD 3D MAX v22 is an easy-to-use, versatile CAD tool that’s perfect for novice designers, but powerful enough to create high-quality 2D/3D designs, models and animations. The intuitive interface and extensive online help make it easy to get started. Get a complete set of 2D design tools with drawing layers, hatch patterns, and full dimensioning capability. Access 3D solid modeling tools as well as rendering tools with materials and textures for added impact. You’ll also find tools specific to architectural and mechanical design. Then share your work in popular CAD formats like .DXF and .DWG. It’s everything you need!
Precision 2D Drafting Tools
3D Solid Modeling Tools
Mechanical Design Tools
Architectural Design Tools
Intuitive User Interface
Easy to Learn & Use 2D/3D Design
Design 2D drawings fast and easy, then create complex 3D shapes simply by extruding (pulling) them from your 2D shapes.
Powerful Drawing Compare Technology
Drawing Compare is an invaluable aid when working collaboratively on a project, or when picking up an older project and looking to see the status of updates. Use it to compare a design and an ‘As Built’ drawing to see where changes have been implemented.
Apply a variety of materials, textures, colors, hatch patterns, and light effects to create stunning images. Customize material textures to further enhance the realism.
Animations & Walkthroughs
Create animations and walkthroughs of your finished drawings.
DesignCAD 3D MAX includes 600 colorful, texture-mapped 3D models for easier architectural design. In addition, over 10,000 2D/3D symbols are delivered with your DesignCAD software to quickly drag and drop into your design. Plus retrieve millions more mechanical and architectural symbols with a free, 3-Month subscription to CADsymbols.com®!
AutoCAD® DWG/DXF Compatible & More
Share files with built in file filters for dozens of popular CAD and graphic formats, including AutoCAD®. Import DWG, DXF, WMF, and HPGL files and many more formats for editing in DesignCAD. Just as easily export to DWG, DXF, RIB, VRML, WMF, WPG, PDF and more to share your work. Plus, access new print options and print to PDF.
Students and Others
Editing and Measuring
Groups, Blocks, Symbols and more!
Versatile, Easy to Learn & Use
DesignCAD 3D MAX is a general purpose CAD tool for easily creating precise, high-quality images, models and animations. 2D drafting and 3D modeling have never been easier. Design everything from furniture, decks, floorplans and architectural drawings to engineering layouts, electronic schematics, plats, maps, elevations and even toys for hobbies.
Easy to Use 2D Drafting & Design
Intuitive yet sophisticated editing tools, advanced geometric construction capabilities, drawing short cut keys and complete layer management make 2D drafting a breeze.
Precision 3D Modeling
Access a full range of powerful 3D modeling primitives, including box, sphere, hemisphere, pyramid, cylinder, cone and torus. Utilize Boolean operations, including solid add, solid subtract, and slice, to shape your 3D parts. Add materials to your model to create presentation ready designs.
3D View Settings
3D (Solid) Editing Operations
Realistic Visualization and Lighting
Render your 3D models with applied materials or texture maps or use transparency and fogging for added impact.
Shadow Tool - smooth the edges of rendered shadows
Procedural Textures - add marble, wood, cement, grain, patch, perlin noise, brick, cells or wood extended textures to your designs.
Image Fills - Use an image as a fill pattern.
DesignCAD utilizes layers that can be independently switched on and off in order for users to have a better visibility of the drawing. For example, if one just needs to see the outline of the component, he or she can switch off other layers containing center lines, dimensions, etc.
DesignCAD can also lock layers, so that they are visible but not editable, in order to prevent accidental changes to the locked layer. Some features of objects, such as color or linestyle, can also be controlled on a per-layer basis, so for example, objects drawn in a particular layer can automatically have a certain color and/or linestyle applied. DesignCAD allows users to switch these by-layer settings on or off at will, or allow the settings to change automatically as they switch to and from layers with color or linestyle presets.
The Layer Options dialog box has been redesigned in DesignCAD v22 to maximize the amount of layer information displayed. You can resize the dialog box to show more layers and longer layer names, columns can be hidden, resized, or rearranged, and new capabilities have been added to Show Marked Layers, Hide Marked Layers, Lock Marked Layers, Unlock Marked Layers, Clear Marked Layer Colors, Clear Marked Layer Line styles, and Clear All Layer names.
Millions of 2D/3D Symbols
Choose from more than 10,000 2D/3D symbols to quickly drag and drop into your design. Plus, get access to millions more mechanical and architectural symbols with a free 3-month subscription to CADSymbols.com!
3D Model Content for Easier Architectural Design
Access 600 editable 3D models to quickly drag and drop into your architectural designs. Each colorful, fully texture-mapped symbol can be modified to your exact specification. Choose from:
129 structural models – doors and hardware, windows and window treatments, fireplaces, wood moldings and more
234 kitchen items – cabinets, appliances, faucets, sinks, counters and more
52 bath items – tubs, faucets, sinks, vanities and more
134 residential items – furniture, lighting fixtures and home décor
51 office items – desks, file & storage cabinets, tables, shelving and more
Animation & Walkthroughs
Create stunning animated presentations with a moving view of your 3D model.
Select two DesignCAD drawings or .BMP images, and Drawing Compare will perform a visual comparison of the two.
There are options to switch from one to the other, to show only the differences, or to have the differences blink, quickly highlighting where changes have been made. Zoom In or select to Zoom to Differences to quickly spot any updates.
The drawing comparison is an invaluable aid when working collaboratively on a project, or when picking up an older project and looking to see the status of updates. Use it to compare a design and an As Built drawing to see where changes have been implemented.
Added Flexibility when Sharing Your Work
New Print Section - Print only a specified region of the drawing.
Print Scale Options - Select from a standard set of print scale options or create your own.
User Notes – Add notes to any drawing
Save for Sharing - When you save a drawing, all files referenced externally (textures, symbols, images) are saved to a subfolder with the host drawing’s name.
Paper Space Mode – Create a view frame and choose a specific scale or enter a custom view frame scale.
AutoCAD® DWG/DXF Compatible and more
Work with the latest AutoCAD® files. Import/Export AutoCAD® files through 2012 and enjoy excellent compatibility with AutoCAD® layouts and PaperSpace, plus support for AutoCAD® layers, linestyles, views, and blocks in both DXF and DWG file formats. DesignCAD even offers limited support for Architectural Desktop (ADT) objects, which are recognized and exploded to DesignCAD equivalents.
DesignCAD imports DWG, DXF, WMF, HPGL and XYZ files and exports to DWG, DXF, WMF, HPGL, RIB, VRML, WPG and PDF.
DesignCAD also supports several image formats including .BMP, .TIF, .JPG, .TGA, .WMF, .PSD, .AWD, .EPS, .WPG, .TIF, .PCX, and .PNG
Use the built-in BasicCAD scripting language, or OLE Automation, or both, to add new tools and enhancements to DesignCAD.
New Print Section Command
This new command allows you to specify a rectangular subsection of the drawing to be printed. Once the region is selected, the Print command opens, and only considers the area you chose when calculating overall size, scale, and other print features.
Enhanced Print to PDF
Printing multiple panels to PDF format now results in just one multipage PDF file.
New Double Line to Vector Command
This new command converts the selected double-line object(s) to normal vectors using the currently-active line style and line width. Note: This command differs from the similar command Double Line to Wide Line, which converts the selected double lines to wide lines of the same width as the original double lines.
Larger, more versatile Layer Options dialog box
New Layer Options dialog box has been redesigned to maximize the amount of layer information displayed.
Dialog box can be resized to show more layers and longer layer names
Unwanted columns can be hidden by right-clicking on the column headers
Right-clicking on the body of the layer list provides a context menu which exposes commands that were formerly presented as buttons
New capabilities have been added to the Layer Options dialog box, including:
Show Marked Layers
Hide Marked Layers
Lock Marked Layers
Unlock Marked Layers
Clear Marked Layer Colors
Clear Marked Layer Line styles
Clear All Layer names
The Save as Default button now saves the layer names along with the layer presets
New Coordinate bar field width option
This option lets you specify the width (in pixels) of the coordinate bar’s numeric fields. This can be handy when you want to display more digits, are displaying coordinates in feet and fractional inches, or are using a large display font. The minimum value is 48 pixels, while the maximum will vary depending on the width of your display.
New Layers List additional width
This option lets you specify how much extra width (in pixels) to add to the layer drop list in the Info box and Layer Toolbox relative to the width of the collapsed layer control. Increasing this width allows you to see longer layer names.
Improved Hatch, Hatch Line, Hatch Fill
A new “Same As” button in the Hatch dialog box allows you to easily match the style of the hatch being drawn to an existing hatch entity.
Improved Import and Export
The “Missing Xref” warning dialog now offers options to skip some or all missing xrefs when importing dwg files. We’ve also improved the export of paperspace layouts to dwg format. In addition, DWG/DXF export now exports layer names longer than 32 characters.
Improved Fillet command
A new, more robust algorithm has been implemented for filleting one arc against another. This should result in less ambiguity when filleting arcs where multiple solutions are possible.
Improved Linear Dimensions
We have reduced the gap between the arrow “tail” and the dimension text when the text and arrows are forced outside the extension lines. We have also added a snap point to the left-side arrowhead to enable repositioning the dimension line using that arrowhead from Point Select Mode.
Improved Section Trim, Section Cutoff and Section Cut by Line
The Section Trim, Section Cutoff, and Section Cut by Line commands now also affect hatch objects; hatch entities were previously ignored by these commands.
New File Wizard command
New options have been added to Ignore Shading Flags and Ignore View Data, just like they were already present in the Open dialog.
Improved Set View and Set View by
Drawing Center Command
Several new controls have been added to make it easy to save, load and delete “cameras” with preset viewing angles.
Improved Repeat Last Command (F3) and Undo Command
DesignCAD now longer records the various Zoom commands in the F3 and Undo command buffers. This makes it easier to repeat drawing commands even if a zoom in or out was necessary to see more details. All Zoom commands can still be undone separately using Zoom Previous.
Improved Sweep Command
Previously, the original profile used to generate the sweep was left separate from the swept object, with the assumption that you might want to re-use it for some other purpose. Now, the profile becomes part of the swept solid. A new option has been added to retain a copy of the profile if you want to use that profile again.
Enhancements to many commands using “Selected only” checkboxes
The last state of several “Selected entities only” checkbox is now remembered, so the next time you run that command with something selected, the checkbox is checked or not depending on your last choice when something was selected. If nothing is selected, the setting is ignored.
Improved Hidden Line - New option to change the dash scale for hidden lines in hidden line mode.
Improved Shading Command - Slight improvements to the anti-aliasing algorithm when using native Phong or Gouraud shading.
Improved Load Animation Template – New delete button allows you to delete an existing animation template from the drawing.
Improved Arrow and Dimension commands - New algorithm for drawing arrows with a line width results in an arrowhead that points where it should and ends in a sharp point.
Improved Dimension Arc - Improved appearance of the extension lines.
Improved Surface Intersection command - Previously this command only worked on grid objects. Now it also works on solids, including planes.
Plus, corrections have been made to bugs found in DWG/DXF export, animation export to AVI, fillet command, rotate command, view settings, coordinate bar, print preview, and gradient hatches.
Minimum system requirements:
Windows® XP, Vista or Windows 7
Pentium III class processor
Microsoft ® Windows XP 512 MB RAM, Microsoft ® Vista 1 GB RAM
110 MB of free hard disk space
256+ MB of swap space
Super VGA display 1024x768
High Color (16bit) graphics card
2.0+ GHz Pentium 4 or better processor
2 GB RAM
1GB or more of free hard disk space on your primary system drive (C:)
3D Graphics accelerator card with TrueColor (32-bit) graphics capability
Microsoft® Internet Explorer ™ installation required for Internet activation.