cadvilla: CAD Software and ArCon planTEK
The new innovative 3D planning and architecture software
The latest version of cadvilla is the version 188.8.131.52. This version is available since February 1st 2019. All previously mentioned prices are valid for the latest version of cadvilla. cadvilla runs on all Windows operating systems. You will find other performance characteristics for each version as a comparison here.
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|Main characteristics for each version *)|
The cadvilla user interface can be displayed in the following languages:
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Slovakian and Hungarian
The cadvilla installation file contains a 32 BIT and a 64 BIT software package. By default, cadvilla is installed in the 32 BIT version. If you have a Windows operating system with 64 BIT, cadvilla is installed in the 64 BIT version.
If you install ArCon under a Windows operating system with 64 BIT, it works but is running in a 32 BIT mode.
There are several predefined terrain types as well as the option to input elevation points available when planning the outdoor area.
Furthermore, cadvilla and ArCon planTEK provide the possibility to automatically create sectional views and side views.
Projects designed with cadvilla and ArCon planTEK can have any number of floors, walls, windows, doors etc. We are talking about the professional versions of all three packages without any limitations.
The input of the projects is performed true to scale as well. With the help of a (free of charge) PDF printer a PDF document can be created.
In ArCon planTEK you can control the walking direction by using the mouse.
In cadvilla you can control the viewing direction by using the mouse (head) - you can control the movements inside the house (legs) by using the cursor keys.
The exact position of the sun and the moon is defined by taking into account the time of the year, the date and the time of the day.
There is a north arrow included in the construction plans through which the alignment of the altitude of the sun and the shade with reference to the building is calculated.
The ray tracing and the quality of the rendered images is extended in the cadvilla versions in comparison to ArCon planTEK.
You can display different views on the project side by side. Thus, you can also work parallel in different views.
As an example, you can see two pillars and the corresponding landing selected (displayed in red) in the adjacent image. Due to a parallel display of all views you always have a full overview of and on the project. Every modification is carried over to all the other views at the same time.
Cadvilla allows you to create SOPHISTICATED 3D objects via the 3D constructural designs.
This can for example be a carport, a vase but also an antique balcony.
Due to the combination of 3D solids - consisting of base solids, extrusion solids, rotational solids and solids that follow a contour (sweep objects) - new objects can be generated due to blending features (Boolean operations) in order to use them in your project.
The examples in the adjacent image were created with the 3D constructural designs by cadvilla.
The most important application areas of the layer technique in cadvilla are:
- The structure of the floors can be displayed clearer by using layers
- Information belonging together can be stored on own layers (e.g. different furnishing proposals, separation between old building/existing building and new building, renovation)
- The applied layers can be switched on and off in order to create different results and drawings.
- In cadvilla every layer can be allocated to a height/level.
Firstly, the individual roofs are positioned and put in - for example a normal gable end roof, monopitch roof or hipped end roof.
Afterwards, the individual roofs are merged by a few mouse clicks. The recalculation of the complex timber construction as well as the entire roof shape is performed completely automatically.
Ex post editing, moving, flipping, deleting and modifying of (already merged) individual roofs is possible at all times.
In the example on the right we created a vector graphics (right view) from a side view (left view) and edited it afterwards. You can see that the floor division line was removed and that small modifications were made regarding the display of the door and the balcony.
You can of course also print the automatically generated views but in some cases such a function is desirable.
If a plan output with ALL floors, side views and sectional views is required on ONE plan, you will need a function for a plan layout.
ArCon planTEK does not provide such a function - however, it can be complemented by additional software packages.
cadvilla professional and cadvilla professional plus contain a plan layout.
The upper area contains functions such as for example creating views, opening, saving and zooming.
In the left area of the user interface you can find tool bars for the following categories: - What I would like to do (e.g. putting in walls) - How I would like to do that (e.g. via polygonal input)
Ribbons are modern tool bars and are used successfully in many known programs since the introduction of Office 2010.
Ribbons enhance clarity when using the software.
The dialog box that appears when importing contains two areas. In the first area you can select the desired "layer" - in the second area the layer is displayed visually in a preview.
cadvilla also provides the possibility for a 2D DWG export. Furthermore, in cadvilla you can determine on your own which software version of AutoCAD should be considered for the export. This ranges from AutoCAD R09 up to AutoCAD 2013.
You can continue to use object collections for ArCon (*.ACO, *.O2C) in ArCon planTEK without any problems. It is possible to import 3DS objects.
You can import the following 3D object formats in cadvilla:
- ArCon format (*.aco)
- 3DS object file (*.3ds)
- Caligari trueSpace object file (*.cob, *.scn)
- 3D-DXF object file (*.dxf)
- Amapi object file (*.a3d)
- VRML 1.0 (*.wrl)
- Lightwave object file (*.lw, *.lwo, *.lwm, *.lwb)
- Wavefront object file (*.obj)
ArCon projects that were created with an older ArCon version (up to version ArCon +6.30) or ArCon projects that were created with a house design product based on ArCon planTEK can be taken over and can further be processed without any problems.
Regarding cadvilla professional plus:
This function facilitates the import of existing projects (*.acp) based on ArCon [planTEK], ArCon open or on older ArCon versions up to ArCon +6.30.
Ideally, you can take over the complete project with all walls, ceilings, windows, doors in 3D and can then edit, modify and amend it by using cadvilla.
You will find other performance characteristics for each version as a comparison here.
*) You will find further details with extensive descriptions of each feature by clicking on the short performance text.
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