Punch! ViaCAD Review

Punch! ViaCAD OUR SCORE 64%
starting price $39.99
our score 64%
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  1. What is Punch! ViaCAD
  2. Product Quality Score
  3. Main Features
  4. List of Benefits
  5. Technical Specifications
  6. Available Integrations
  7. Customer Support
  8. Pricing Plans
  9. Other Popular Software Reviews

What is Punch! ViaCAD?

Punch! ViaCAD is a straightforward CAD (Computer-aided Design) used for 2D and 3D modelling by various individuals such as students, DIY hobbyists, furniture designers, 3D printing experts, CAD drafters, engineer, and architects. It allows the creation of 2D sketches and drawings, 3D prototypes and models, schematic and plans as well as electrical, mechanical, and architectural designs. The CAD software features comprehensive sets of tools for prototyping, modeling, drafting, and design that help users achieve precision and flexibility when working with their projects. The application can easily turn 3D models into 2D drawings and improve the quality of users’ drawings with the aid of the drawing tools available. There are also various advanced solid drafting and modeling toolsets that can be used ideally for designing objects and parts.

Product Quality Score

Features
6.5
Ease of use
6.4
Customer support
6.3
Value for money
6.4
6.4
TOTAL SCORE

Punch! ViaCAD features

Main features of Punch! ViaCAD are:

  • 2D/3D Design and Drawing Tool
  • 2D Drafting
  • 3D Modeling
  • 3D Prototyping
  • Photorealistic Rendering
  • Subdivision Technology
  • Precision Drafting
  • Measurement
  • Annotation
  • Push/Pull Modeling
  • Extensive Drafting
  • Importing and Exporting
  • Architectural & Woodworking
  • NURB Surface Modeling Tools
  • 3D Models to 2D Conversion
  • 275 Drawing Tools

Punch! ViaCAD Benefits

Benefits

The main benefits of Punch! ViaCAD are its robust 2D design and drafting capabilities, tools for 3D modeling and printing, LogiCursor, and advanced functionalities that are suitable for professionals. Here are more details:

Rich 2D designing and drafting

There is an array of tools and functionalities in Punch! ViaCAD that focus mainly on 2D drafting and design. There are powerful 2D drawing and drafting tools for creating simple 2D drawings, diagrams, production-ready schematics, and sketches more easily. There is a total of 275 tools that users can take advantage of to precisely and easily produce plans, schematics, layouts, and drawings. There are also features that empower users to place notes in the drawings and make accurate measurements. Punch! ViaCAD can also convert 3D models into 2D drawings.

3D modeling and printing features

There are various 3D modeling capabilities for easy creation of 3D furniture designs, electrical schematics, mechanical plans, and architectural plans. It provides support for modeling, chamfering, blending and shelling of meshes, surfaces, and solids. There are also 3D printing tools available, which enable users to check how the 3D designs and models would look when printed.

Smart design and drawing tool

Punch! ViaCAD features a tool called LogiCursor that can be used for creating both 3D and 2D designs and drawings with precision. It works by providing suggestions for the next actions while users are drawing with their cursor and mouse.

Advanced CAD functionalities

There is a professional Punch! ViaCAD version that features solid drafting and modeling tools helpful for aiding users who design packaging and products. ViaCAD Pro is capable of advanced 3D prototyping, manufacturing designing, and photorealistic renderings. With these premium features, ideas can be quickly converted into 3d concepts. Another notable feature of the pro version is the set of NURB (Non-Uniform Rational Basis Spline) modeling tools that enable users to design and create complicated organic shapes. NURB is a model type that provides mathematical representations of curves and surfaces used in computer graphics. ViaCAD Pro also features various woodworking and architectural tools such as pocket holes, dovetail and miter joints, and rabbet.

Technical Specifications

Devices Supported

  • Web-based
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Desktop

Customer types

  • Small business
  • Medium business
  • Enterprise

Customer Support Types

  • Phone
  • Online

Punch! ViaCAD Integrations

The following Punch! ViaCAD integrations are currently offered by the vendor:

  • AutoCAD 2017

Video

Customer Support

Phone
Online

Pricing Plans

Punch! ViaCAD pricing is available in the following plans:

Free trial
PUNCH! VIACAD 2D V10
$39.99/one-time payment
PUNCH! VIACAD 2D/3D V10
$129.99/one-time payment
PUNCH! VIACAD PRO V10
$249.99/one-time payment
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