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Graphite v8 2D/3D CAD Offers:

  • Professional drafting capabilities
  • Dimensioning
  • Translators
  • Support for Mac OS X, Windows NT, 2000, XP
  • Full 2D and 3D drafting capabilities in 16 digits
  • Mid-point line tool
  • Updated User Interface
  • Resizable dialog boxes
  • Tear off tool palettes
  • Dockable tool palettes
  • New icons
  • Spacebar pan
  • Universal Binary support for the Intel Mac
  • Support for File names over 32 characters long
  • AutoCAD 2007 DWG/DXF support
  • Direct, multi-sheet PDF creation with optional imbedded DXF export
  • New installer
  • Pen Style Palette
  • Eyedropper Tool
  • 32-bit color interface
  • Improved performance
  • Support for long file names
  • Right mouse click support
  • Spell checker
  • Select by line or polygon command
  • Define line patterns command
  • Nudge, pan and orbit tools
  • 32,000 ANSI and DIN built-in symbols with preview panel
  • Enhanced copying and pasting between documents
  • Object rotation
  • Circle center lines
  • Auto dimensioning
  • Snap options settings
  • 234 user-definable colors from a palette of 16.7 million
  • Support for dual English/metric dimensions
  • Improved text object handling
  • Selection mask for grouped objects with various colors

Argon v8 3D Modeling Offers:

  • Non-photo-realistic “sketch” rendering for stills and animations (SP1)
  • Real-time zebra, normal, curvature and draft check in edit window
  • Real-time display in 3D of imported scanned hand sketches or other images
  • Direct support for imprinting profile sketches onto surfaces and solids to create surface subdivisions
  • Advanced control of anti-aliasing for object, edges, shadows and reflections
  • Independent control of reflections and refractions
  • 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
  • Photo-realistic material changes displayed in real time in the edit window
  • Optionally include wireframe geometry in photo-realistically rendered stills and animations
  • Photo-realistic environment maps for stills and animations
  • Photo-realistic florescent lights and area lights for stills and animations
  • Photo-realistic sunlight (from location and date/time) for stills and animations
  • Enhanced select and transform tools that directly move faces and edges in solids without using the specialized local face tools
  • Import and export of bitmap images
  • Imported bitmaps support alpha channel
  • Spherical, Cylindrical and enhanced Polar Duplicate tools
  • Enhanced Spacemouse-device support (Mac and Windows) (SP1)
  • Optional automatic view scale indicator
  • Updated ACIS, STEP, IGES and Catia translators
  • Batch convert tool
  • AutoCAD 2007 DXF/DWG support
  • Updated interface with tear-off and dockable tools and palettes
  • Layers optionally override pen properties
  • User-definable interface skins
  • User-definable texture library locations
  • Multiprocessor photo-realistic rendering and animation on Mac OS X
  • Direct, multi-sheet PDF creation with optionally embedded source and exported files
  • New installer
  • Universal Binary Support for Intel & Power PC Macs (SP1)
  • An integrated 3D design environment of free-form wires, ACIS solid modeling and Class-A NURBs surfaces
  • Native Mac OS X support
  • Increased program stability
  • No hardware key
  • Better visual selection tools
  • Faster modeling operations
  • Improved blending
  • Improved shelling
  • Enhanced Design Explorer Feature Tree for streamlined model management and conveying design intent
  • Enhanced undo feature for improved reliability and speed
  • Revised options for displaying dimensional tolerances
  • Support for 3dconnexion’s motion control devices (Windows only) for greater productivity and comfort
  • Improved translations for STEP, IGES, Catia and Rhino
  • Automatic Crash Catcher to save files and operating state before gracefully shutting down
  • Enhanced Drafting Assistant eliminating drop-outs
  • Compatible with ACIS 16 and Parasolids 12 for import and export
  • Model to Sheet View automatically draws scale as text element
  • Simplified menus for Text and Dimensions font and size selection
  • Enhanced import/export dialog box featuring target and source software by product name
  • Native Mac OS X support
  • Increased program stability
  • Better visual selection tools
  • Faster modeling operations
  • Improved blending
  • Improved shelling
  • Enhanced Design Explorer Feature Tree for streamlined model management and conveying design intent
  • Enhanced undo feature for improved reliability and speed
  • Revised options for displaying dimensional tolerances
  • Support for 3dconnexion’s motion control devices (Windows only) for greater productivity and comfort
  • Improved translations for STEP, IGES, Catia and Rhino
  • Automatic Crash Catcher to save files and operating state before gracefully shutting down
  • Enhanced Drafting Assistant eliminating drop-outs

Xenon v8 3D Modeling Adds to Argon v8:

  • All of the enhancements to Argon v8
  • 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
  • Excellent precision drafting
  • Precision 2D drawings with section, detail, auxiliary and perspective views
  • Bill of materials function
  • Sophisticated shape development tools including splines, ellipses and conics
  • Section Views
  • Mass properties
  • Design Explorer Feature Tree for streamlined model management and conveying design intent
  • Bill of materials
  • 3D CAM/PRT output
  • Support for conics
  • Show/hide menu
  • More sophisticated spline and ellipse tools
  • Dimensioning tool to calculate length along spline or curve
  • Adobe Illustrator translator
  • Support for QuickTime movies
  • Courtesy license to Graphite v8

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

DrawingBoard Upgrade

To: Single-User License Price
Graphite v8 Commercial US $1,395.00
Argon v8 Commercial US $1,195.00
Xenon v8 Commercial US $2,495.00
Cobalt v8 Commercial US $2,995.00

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