CAD Architecture PRO Based on the latest software technology CAD Architecture PRO provides high-end capabilities at a significantly lower price than comparable products: 3D design, 'intelligent' components, perfect 2D/3D plans including cross sections and views, virtual reality image export, precise dimensioning and even calculation of quantities. Sounds incredible? Just read on to learn more about CAD Architecture PRO. Design family homes, shopping malls, high-rise buildings, or just a simple apartment, interactively, in a realistic 3D world. All views and windows are updated synchronously, regardless of whether you are planning in the 3D-window, a 2D plan or a cross section view. Easy to use, with extremely accurate results. An important feature of the software is the use of 'intelligent' construction components. Once you have positioned an 'intelligent' 3D object, the rest of the work is done for you by the software. For instance, when you are constructing wall by
wall, the height of the walls is automatically adjusted to the height of the current floor. The entire editing of a building is performed with the aid of multiple views. If construction components are changed in one view, all other views of the project are automatically updated. Cross sections and views are defined in the 2D floor plan, and are then created automatically by the software. The representation of a cross section can be simplified to produce a technical view showing just the outline of the cross section to which heights and dimensions can be added. All aspects of project planning (e.g. floor plans, views and cross sections) can be compiled to produce detailed construction plans of the quality required by architects and engineers, with a choice of scale up to large sized sheets.
- Design and construction of buildings and apartments including garden and landscape planning - Construction in any view, i.e. 2D floor plans, cross sections or 3D view - Export of 3D objects in various formats e.g. CygniCon Object, 3DS, 3D-DXF, etc. - Polygonal winding staircases (solid or wooden) - Polygonal landing staircases (solid or wooden) - Construction aids, 3D/2D guidelines - 3D /2D dimensioning, snap-to functions for 3D objects - Accurate positioning and processing using reference points and numerical editing - Detailed visibilities for each view, settings for level of detail shown - Accurate cross sections through the 3D model, including calculation of hidden lines - Comprehensive catalog of 3D objects, materials, textures and 2D symbols - Create individual 2D symbols for text blocks, graphic elements, legends, including autotext functions - Project management using the project viewer, copy floors, create layers - Settings for sun and moon for the illumination of 3D views, background images - Ray tracing, antialiasing, create images from observation points during processing - 2D graphic functions - Assistants for copying properties and for select and delete operations - Structural layers for walls, ceilings and floor - User definition of structural layers for inclusion in the catalog - Predefined banisters for staircases - Extensive range of functions for roofs and dormers including valley gutters, guttering, ridge tiling - Export timber lists in PDF, RTF, Excel or HTML format - Predefined types of dormer including eyebrow and arched dormers - 3D landscaping with predefined landscape forms, paths, terraces, incorporate plants (mask textures), 3D plants etc. - Common partial 3D converter - Convert 3D models into various formats e.g. 3DS, 3D-DXF, VRML 1 - Extendable 3D catalogs - Edit models using materials and textures - Calculate texture coordinates and point normals - Define user light sources, punctual lighting, spot lighting, ambient and directional light sources Scale objects - Surface editor for surfacing areas and sub-areas, editing in 2D and 3D - Automatic recognition of openings in walls, surfacing of complete facade. - Analysis of surfaced areas with respect to area and material requirements Insert openings - Generate laying plans as a standard option - 2D-DXF/DWG import - 2D DXF export