VariCAD 2014 2.03 | 138 MB
VariCAD 2014 - multi-platform 2D/3D CAD software for modeling various graphical objects. In this program, the user can choose between panels of icons or pull-down menus. The program can import and export as DXF and IGES. You can squeeze and rotate the 2D geometry to obtain three-dimensional body. Other types of solids: prisms, cylinders, truncated pyramids, truncated cones, tapered pipe spiral. In addition to standard Boolean operations of union and subtraction, you get a cutting tool and preservation, conservation details, cutting the stored parts and tools, and add cut pieces.
Other types of solids: prisms, cylinders, truncated pyramids, truncated cones, tapered pipe spiral. In addition to standard Boolean operations of union and subtraction, you get a cutting tool and preservation, conservation details, cutting the stored parts and tools, and add cut pieces.
Other support functions include: fillets, chamfers, holes, slots. When solids are constructed, they can be analyzed in different ways, the distance between the centers of mass of objects to and moments of inertia. VariCAD is focused on design in engineering. Supports STEP, STL, IGES, DWG and DXF formats. VariCAD is available in versions for Windows and GNU / Linux.
In addition to standard tools for 3D modeling and 2D, the system provides:
* Tools for the design of tanks, pipes, sheet metal,
* Library of standard mechanical parts (ANSI, DIN)
* Possibility of engineering calculations.
* Tools for working with materials (BOM) and title blocks.
What's new in version 2.03?
New features in 3D location:
Now, you can select locations at end-points of edges, mid-points of edges, or circle centers more comfortably. If a 3D curve is highlighted, right-click it, and then select location from pop-up menu. If you right-click the object which is being transformed, pop-up menu offers you redefinitions of insertion points. If you drag objects, after right-click, a menu is open and you can set dragging increments. A new feature is the drag increment dependent on current zoom (the larger area is displayed, the larger step is used). Also, transformation axes contain new objects - inner small circles. If you left-click them, objects are rotated by mouse movement. Right-click them starts dynamic rotation, directed by a selected point.
New features in 2D location:
Similarly as in 3D location, you can right-click a highlighted line, circle or curve and then select location at end-points, mid-points or circle centers. Similarly as in 3D, you can easily redefine increment of cursor movement. Again, you can select increment dependent on current zoom.
Support of 5-button mouse and new features of mouse wheel.
If you work with 5-buttom mouse, the additional buttons are used for undo or redo in VariCAD - similarly as in browsers, for instance. Zoom changed by mouse wheel is now optimized - display is changed faster than in previous versions. Moreover, you can configure mouse wheel behavior, see 'cfg' command.
Sweeping of 2D profile along 3D path, new features in pipe/wire creation.
You can sweep a selected 2D profile along a selected path, using similar method as for pips or wires. When created, the solid from swept profile already contains geometrical constraints among its segments. By other words - if you change length of a segment, or radius of an elbow, then the entire object is rebuilt automatically. The same feature is available for pipes or wires. Also, you can create a closed path for swept profiles or pipes and wires. For new pipes, wires or swept profiles, lengths of straight segments are defined between intersections of axes of adjacent straight segments. If you change radius of elbow, for instance, the shape does not change its location.
Support of new formats of bitmap images.
Now, for high resolution bitmap images, you can select output into PNG, JPEG or GIF formats together with already supported BMP format.
Minor changes in geometrical constraints.
Now, the transformation axes contain marks of blocked movement or rotation. By other words, you can see which degrees of freedom are removed - if there is blocked movement along X, Y or Z axis and rotation around X, Y or Z axis.
Changed safety backups.
Minor changes in 3D kernel.
Minor changes in DWG/DXF input.
Minor changes in STEP input.
OS: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7 & Windows 8/8.1