Xenon™ v8 3D Modeling Adds to Argon v8:

  • Real-time Environment Maps in Edit Window (learn more)
  • Real-time Pseudo Zebra in Edit Window
  • Real-time Normal, Curvature & Draft Check in Edit Window
  • Real-time Display in 3D of Imported Scanned Hand Sketches (learn more)
  • Enhanced Project to Surface Tools Support Multiple Termination Options for Solids (learn more)
  • Advanced Control of Antialiasing for Objects, Edges, Shadows and Reflections (learn more)
  • Independent Control of Reflections and Refractions for Photo-realistic Rendering
  • Accelerated Phong and Gouraud Shading Options for Fly-by and Walk-through Animations
  • Accelerated Phong and Gouraud Shading Options for Render to File
  • Enhanced Shade Now Shortcut
  • Real-time Section Profiles and Cutaway Views in Edit Window
  • Photo-realistic Environment Maps for Stills and Animations (learn more)
  • Photo-realistic Sunlight (from Location and Date/Time) for (Stills and Animations (learn more)
  • Photo-realistic Tube and Area Lights for Stills and Animations (learn more)
  • Optionally Interleave Wireframe Geometry in Photo-realistically Rendered Stills and Animations (learn more)
  • Enhanced Select and Transform Tools that Directly Move Faces and Edges in Solids without Using the Specialized Local Face Tools (learn more)
  • Photo-realistic Material Changes Displayed in Real Time in the Edit Window
  • Import and Export of Bitmap Images
  • Imported Bitmaps Support Alpha Channel (learn more)
  • Spacemouse-device Support (Mac)
  • Spherical & Cylindrical Duplicate Tool (learn more)
  • Enhanced Polar Duplicate Tool (learn more)
  • Direct, Multi-sheet PDF Creation with Optionally Embedded Source and Exported Files (learn more)
  • Optional Automatic View Scale Indicator (learn more)
  • Updated ACIS with enhanced STEP, IGES and Catia Translators (learn more)
  • Batch Convert Tool (learn more)
  • AutoCAD 2007 DXF/DWG Support
  • Enhanced Import/Export Dialog Box Featuring Target and Source Software by Product Name (learn more)
  • Layers Optionally Override Pen Properties (learn more)
  • User-definable Interface Skins (learn more)
  • User-definable Texture Library Locations (learn more)
  • New Installer (learn more)
  • Enhanced Pop-up Menu for Entities (learn more)
  • Mid-point Line Tool (learn more)
  • Star Polygon Tool (learn more)
  • Twist Tool (learn more)
  • Stretch Tool (learn more)
  • Enhanced Extrude Tools Support Non-planar Profiles (learn more)
  • Enhanced Skin Solid Tool (learn more)
  • File Preview on Mac (learn more)
  • Automatic Mask Creation from Alpha Channel on Decals (learn more)
  • Materials Supported Independently on Decals (learn more)
  • Automated Support Ticket Preparation (learn more)
  • Advanced Hole Creation and Drill Access
  • Enhanced Lathe Tools Support Non-planar Profile
  • Colors Assigned for each Face (learn more)
  • Materials Assigned for each Face (learn more)
  • AutoCAD 2008 DXF/DWG Support (learn more)
  • Optimization for Intel Mac
  • Multiprocessor Photo-realistic Rendering and Animation on Mac OS X
  • Enhancements to DWG, including:
    • Improved import/export of dimensions
    • Unsupported entities imported as groups
    • Correct Export of Line Types
    • Import Logs
  • Support fro Sub-folders in Batch Convert tool
  • Concurrent operation of v6, v7 and v8
  • Document thumbnails for Finder
  • Pan within Drawing View
  • Dimension Line Optionally Always Display
  • ClarisCad Import
  • Sketch Renderings (learn more)
  • Stroke Shortcuts (learn more)
  • Layer Sets (learn more)
  • Enhanced Drafting Assistant Preferences (learn more)
  • Revised Model to Sheet Dialog Box (learn more)
  • Faster Loading History Tree
  • Editable Templates in Model to Sheet (learn more)
  • Tutorials in Help Menu
  • Samples in File Menu
  • Enhanced Access to Drafting Assistant Settings
  • Faster Render Library Rebuild (Windows only)
  • Improved Object Visibility with Construction Lines
  • Direct Access to Folders Paths Defined in Preferences
  • Changeable Mouse-wheel Zoom Direction
  • More Entities Accepted with the Fill Command
  • Special Copy/Paste Command to and from Graphite v8 SP2

Xenon v8 3D Modeling Adds to Argon v8:

  • All of the enhancements to Argon v8
  • Photo-rendered model-to-sheet views
  • Non-photo-realistic “sketch” rendering for stills and animations
  • Real-time environment maps in edit window
  • Courtesy license to Graphite v8
  • Direct-input associative parametrics
  • Associativity so that changes to wireframe, solids, surfaces and curves are updated automatically with each other and with the drafting views
  • History Tree for more efficient design revisions
  • Precision 2D drawings with section, detail, auxiliary and perspective views
  • Bill of materials function

Cobalt™ v8 3D Modeling Adds to Xenon v8:

  • All of the features of Xenon v8
  • Nested equations
  • Variables allowed in status line and edit object fields
  • Real-time section profiles and cutaway views in edit window (SP1)
  • Enhanced rib tool
  • Conditional equation parametrics
  • Relationship- and equation-driven parametrics for more efficient design iteration and greater productivity
  • Assembly tools to easily maintain relationships among parts
  • Mechanical parts library for greater time savings
  • Geometric dimensioning & tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Rib and lip design tools

Argon v7 Upgrade

To: Single-User License Price
Argon v8 Commercial US $295.00
Xenon v8 Plus Graphite v9 Commercial US $1,595.00
Xenon v8 Solo Commercial US $595.00
Cobalt v8 Plus Graphite v9 Commercial US $2,095.00
Cobalt v8 Solo Commercial US $1,095.00
Graphite companion only to Graphite v9 US $695.00

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