v5.5 [21 Jun 2016]
Ashampoo 3D CAD Architecture 5 is the next logical step in further developing our powerful CAD software for all building projects around the house and garden. Version 5 gives you more brilliant results in less time and with less effort.
Step-by-step project assistant
2D, 3D and cross-section views
Smart input and construction aids
Integrated roof, staircase and environment builders
Realistic light and shadow simulation
Extensive object catalog
Do-it-yourself planning and building
Are you planning to build a house? Do you intend to redecorate a room or garden? Become your own architect and plan and design on your very own PC - Ashampoo 3D Architecture 5 makes it possible.
Easier and more intuitive with ribbons
You no longer have to navigate through multiple unrelated toolbars with tiny icons. Ashampoo 3D CAD Architecture 5 groups all features logically and thematically as tabbed toolbars (ribbon) with meaningful labels. And the new quick-access toolbar hosts all recently used features to save you time and nerves. Naturally, you can always go back to the classic toolbar view, if required.
Faster and future-proof with native 64-bit support
The new 64-bit version gives you access to all of the available main memory in your PC. This means more space for graphics and complex calculations on systems with more than 3GB of RAM and consequently quicker access times for smoother workflows. Don't know whether you own a 64-bit system? Ashampoo 3D CAD Architecture 5 automatically selects the version ideal for your system during installation.
More beautiful and expressive with custom fill patterns and 3D texture displays in 2D
In previous versions of 3D CAD Architecture, fill patterns were entirely based on drawing routines provided by Windows. With Ashampoo 3D CAD Architecture 5, this limitation is now gone. Create your own patterns from lines, circles, curves etc. and use them in your projects. We have already added more than 30 new patterns such as reinforced concrete, bricks or parquet flooring. Now, you can also apply the many 3D textures in 2D and make your rooms look even more realistic. Of course, texture rotating and scaling is also possible in 2D views.
As real as it gets with realistic light and shadow simulation
How does your house look at night? In direct sunlight? At night? Use the integrated light and shadow simulation to find it out. Get a real-life picture of your building and also determine whether you've placed those solar elements in their ideal spots.
v4.0 [20 Jan 2013]
NEW Step 1: Enter project data such as building contractor, planner and project location.
Step 2: Select measuring units, scale and floor plan shape.
Step 3: Specify dimensions.
NEW Step 4: Edit number of floors with adjustable heights.
NEW Step 5: Select the roof from pre-defined shapes or customize each roof side individually.
Catalog: New 2D symbols to add more detail to 2D views, e.g. vehicles
Support for 2D angle dimensioning
Measurements through polygons
Photovoltaic panels: New grid input and additional 3D modules
Shadow simulation: Specify geographic location and start/end times to track shadow distributions across fixed timespans, e.g. to facilitate planning of photovoltaic systems
Automatic area and length calculation for roofs, eaves, gorges, ridges and verges
Support for area and volume calculation