Versatile 2D/3D CAD solution
DesignCAD 3D MAX 2019 is an easy-to-use 2D/3D CAD software for beginners to create high-quality designs, simple renders and animations. The latest release of this award-winning software supports AutoCAD 2019 drawing files, NURBS curves, 3D modeling engine improvements, new 3D display modes, and scalable icons for high-resolution monitors.
3MF Export and Import:3MF is a new 3D printing format that allows design applications to send full-fidelity 3D models to a mix of other applications, platforms, services and printers. 3MF is an XML-based data format – human-readable compressed XML — that includes definitions for data related to 3D manufacturing, including third-party extensibility for custom data. The 3MF file format is:
• Rich enough to fully describe a model, retaining internal information, color, and other characteristics
• Extensible so that it supports new innovations in 3D printing
• Able to be broadly adopted
• Free of the issues besetting other widely used file formats In DesignCAD, the user can export and import the geometry and colors of a mesh through 3FM file format. The image below shows the new formats in the dropdown list of import functionality. The two below images are the 3MF file format files that are imported in DesignCAD.
FBX Import and Export:FBX, Film Box, a popular 3D file format is one of the main 3D exchange formats as used by many 3D tools. FBX is available in both binary and ASCII file format. The format was established to provide interoperability between digital content creation applications. There are many tools available for conversion from/to FBX file format.
DesignCAD has the ability to import and export the geometry to and from the FBX file format respectively. The screenshots below show the files that have been imported in DesignCAD from the FBX file format.
2D PDF Import:A new filter that has been implemented in DesignCAD is 2D PDF import. PDF export was already implemented in DesignCAD. The functionality of this filter will be to import 2D geometry from the PDF files.
Support for AutoCAD 2019:Support has been provided in DesignCAD to import or export the AutoCAD 2019 file format’s (.dwg and .dxf). The users can import or export the above-mentioned formats in the latest versions. Note: The support for AutoCAD file formats was already present in DesignCAD. However, the code and relevant libraries needed to be updated to provide the support for AutoCAD 2019 Below is an image which shows a file that has been imported in DesignCAD 2019. The file format is .dwg and was designed in AutoCAD 2019 which is the latest till date.
3D Print Check Tool:This tool determines if a mesh is 3D printable or not. The result is based on the common tests for 3D printability.
General Information include: o Number of Facets o Number of Edges o Min XYZ/Max XYZ extents o Length, Width, Height o Maximum Length o Minimum Length Tests include: o Duplicate facets o Collapsed facets o Closed and water tight o Manifold o Number of Parts/Shells o Normal orientation The images below show how this tool functions. The tool was run on some of the mesh objects. The screenshots contain the results.
DesignCAD 3D MAX is a versatile, easy-to-use 2D/3D CAD tool that's perfect for novice designers, but powerful enough to create high-quality designs, models and animations. It's everything you need to design anything, from simple hobby projects to professional precision drawings.
This latest release offers several new features, including: support for AutoCAD 2019 drawing files; NURBS curves; a mixed 3D rendering mode combining shaded and hidden line views; a new 3D rendering mode that indicates which facets of a solid or surface are facing inward or outward; a new tool to examine solid surfaces for potential leaks; automatic hatching of 2D objects; improved symbol, block and image management; and a new option allowing you to scale text as you place it.
Design everything from furniture, decks, floor plans and architectural drawings to engineering layouts, electronic schematics, plats, maps, elevations and even toys for hobbies.
DesignCAD 3D MAX is a general purpose CAD tool for easily creating precise, high-quality 2D designs, 3D models, renders and animations. Design everything from furniture, decks, floor plans and architectural drawings to engineering layouts, electronic schematics, plats, maps, elevations and even toys for hobbies.
Intuitive yet sophisticated editing tools, advanced geometric construction capabilities, drawing short cut keys and complete layer management make 2D drafting a breeze.
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.
Apply a variety of colors, materials, textures and texture maps. Render your 3D models with transparency, fogging, shading, and light effects for added impact.
Create animated presentations with a moving view of your 3D model.
DesignCAD 3D Max comes with more than 10,000 2D/3D symbols to quickly drag and drop into your 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.
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 you just need to see the outline of a component, 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.
View the internal structure of a group and any subgroups, and simply reorganize contents without having to explode it. Group editing options include:
DesignCAD can be installed as either a 32-bit or 64-bit application. The 32-bit version has always been limited to using 2 GB of RAM, even when running on 64-bit versions of Windows with 4GB or more of RAM. The 64-bit version can access the larger amounts of RAM that are usually available on 64-bit systems, enabling you to create, edit, and render much larger drawings than you can with the 32-bit version.
Select two DesignCAD drawings or .BMP images, and Drawing Compare will perform a visual comparison of the two. It’s 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.
Work with the latest AutoCAD® files. Import/Export AutoCAD® files from R12 through 2019 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 objects, which are recognized and exploded to DesignCAD equivalents.
DesignCAD 3D MAX is now able to both import and export drawings to/from the .SKP format for use with SketchUp versions 3.0 to 2018.
STL Support for 3D Printing - Import and export 3D models in STL format, one of the most commonly used file formats for 3D printing.
Import/Export OBJ Files - OBJ files are a common means of exchanging 3D models, and can be used by many other CAD and solid- or surface-modeling programs. Note that DesignCAD's OBJ capabilities are limited to geometry only; materials and texture mapping are not supported.
Reduce all faces of a Solid Surface object to triangles, helpful when converting the drawing to a different drawing format like OBJ, DWG, DXF, STL, SKP
More Vector Formats Supported – In addition to those listed above, DesignCAD can also import WMF, HPGL, and XYZ and export or save to WMF, HPGL, RIB, VRML, WPG and PDF.
GIF Image Support and More – DesignCAD also supports several image formats including .BMP, .TIF, .JPG, .TGA, .PCX, .PNG, and .GIF
Use the built-in BasicCAD scripting language, or OLE Automation, or both, to add new tools and enhancements to DesignCAD.
DesignCAD 3D Max is delivered in a 64-bit version to take full advantage of your hardware’s available computer memory to load, process, and render CAD files. A 32-bit version is also available if required by your hardware.
Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8* 64-bit, Windows 7 (64-bit), 4GB RAM; 750 MB free hard drive space
Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8*, Windows 7, 4GB RAM; 750 MB free hard drive space
*DesignCAD is designed for desktops or laptops that meet the indicated system requirements. Windows RT technology for use on tablets is not supported.
Your experience with DesignCAD will be greatly enhanced with a newer generation, higher speed CPU; 4+ GB RAM; Large display resolution and graphics support; Internet connection for online features and content.