VariCAD – is 3D / 2D CAD software primarily intended for mechanical engineering design. The comprehensive CAD software enables designers to quickly create, evaluate, and modify their models. The software is sold as one “fully loaded” package, with all features and functions, for one very affordable price. VariCAD delivers an excellent performance-to-price ratio, making it one of the smartest choices on the market today.
VariCAD’s Graphical User Interface (GUI) has been designed to allow quick and intuitive 3D/2D orientation. It has been carefully tailored and tuned to reflect the thought process of a designer, so that ideas can be captured and communicated with a minimal number of steps. All commands were created with a focus on ease of use.
Drawing functions are optimized for easy use in engineering. Some handy features of 2D drawing include: automatic detection of objects and snap points, numerous snap modes, auxiliary construction lines, Ortho mode, rectangular grid, drawing layers, block creation, hatching with automatic border detection, advanced dimensioning, finish symbols, welding symbols, tolerance symbols, and many more. You can draw in millimeters or in inches.
This version supports 3D mouse under Linux. VariCAD commands are available from 3D mouse keys. Next new features are isometric views in 3D mode and 2D objects created from data loaded from *.csv files or, generally, text files (files containing XY coordinates). User interface contains virtual numerical pad available for values input, and rebuilt dialog panels used for definition of basic solids (like box, cylinder…). The new version has improved parts of 3D kernel, including input/output of STEP files.
• User Interface and System Environment
• 3D Modeling
• Parameters and Geometrical Constraints
• 3D Assemblies and Groups
• 3D – 2D Export
• 2D Drawing and Editing
• BOM and Title Blocks