VariCAD 2024-1.0 - Dec 12, 2023
This new version contains a significantly improved accuracy of transformations of 3D or 2D objects and changed and more legible displaying of 3D constraints schemes including constraints management. In 2D, you have more possibilities of settings of drawing or dragging increments (a step mode), more options using temporary leading lines and for text definitions, you can insert a wide range of symbols or any Unicode characters. VariCAD can be switched into any supported language without limitations. Also, there are wider ranges of dimensions in mechanical part libraries. VariCAD provides a new method of licensing which allows it to work with a floating license. To evaluate a free 30-day license, download it here.
VariCAD 2023-2.0 - March 21, 2023
This version contains updates in OpenGL settings. There are various new options allowing to solve potential driver issues. Next, we updated the behavior of 2D objects dragging, print settings, 3D objects dragging and configuration of usage of two monitors. In sketching, there is a new feature automatically fixing small gaps within extruded/rotated contours.
VariCAD 2023-1.0 - Nov 30, 2022
New version of VariCAD 2023-1.0 has been released. The new version contains a possibility to open a second instance of VariCAD (second VariCAD window), contains changes in working with solid’s tree scheme, allows to deactivate/activate solid elements, and displays preview while browsing a list of open documents. Also, some changes in 3D modeling have been made.
VariCAD 2022-2.0 - July 07, 2022
New version VariCAD 2022-2.0 has been released. The new version contains mainly smart dimensioning. This feature allows you to make dimensions of entire 2D drawing practically within one command, without a necessity to click any icons. Apart from this, there are numerous changes inside the system. These changes are made in regard to increasing stability.
VariCAD 2022-1.04 - Feb 02, 2022
New version VariCAD 2022-1.04 has been released. Although this is not a major release, it contains a few new features. This version contains more possibilities in definition of printed line thickness, definition of file title and description, changes in warnings (sound or status bar blinking) and further enhanced color palettes. If the version is installed for the first time, several settings are automatically adjusted. Users working with the previous version 2022-1.0 can update it for free.
VariCAD 2022-1.0 - Nov 25, 2021
This version contains rebuilt weld and tolerance symbols, new features in management of exports of 3D views into 2D, changes in surface development (sheet metal unbending) and enhancement in 2D dimensioning. Next, there are new methods of working with predefined 2D or 3D views, possibility to define individual color of selected surfaces, changes in working environment (predefined colors are more complex) and changes in 3D modeling, mostly in filleting.
VariCAD 2021-2.0 - May 18, 2021
New version VariCAD 2021-2.0 has been released. This version contains a completely rebuilt 2D graphics used in 2D mode or in sketching. From now on, VariCAD works fully under OpenGL 4.0 or later versions. New graphics enable more clear and legible displaying of 2D objects and various auxiliary items, used both in 2D drawing area or sketching. Other improvements are in management of predefined 2D creation from 3D (re-exports), in printing definition interface and in 3D modeling.
VariCAD 2021-1.0 - Nov 02, 2020
New version VariCAD 2021-1.0 has been released. This version contains a completely rebuilt help system. Manual, Quick demo videos and tips and tricks are run in your default browser, parallel to VariCAD application. Among new 3D features, you can measure pipe lengths exactly despite any cuts or other Boolean operations. You can change insertion axes of solids of all types, not only of solid imported from STEP. Some improvements were made inside of the modeling kernel. Since the last announcement of new features, STEP input has been improved, too. 2D objects created from 3D view are optionally splines, if necessary.
VariCAD 2020-1.0 - Nov 20, 2019
New version VariCAD 2020-1.0 has been released. This version contains finished revision of mechanical parts libraries. Dialog panels are all more legible. In addition to extensions of library part data, user interface offers new advanced features. You can pre-select dimensions of library parts, right-click an existing solid inserted from libraries and change it, or perform multiple changes for set of selected library parts – selection can be done both in 3D space or in assembly tree scheme.
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VariCAD 2019-3.0 - June 27, 2019
New version VariCAD 2019-3.0 has been released. In addition to preview release, this version contains rebuilt module working with recent files. Another new improved feature is multiple insertion or copying of solids together with various Boolean operation (like cutting, creation of holes for screws…). Next, configuration of STL files output (for 3D printing) contains a lot of new options. For sketching, you can select sketching planes more comfortably. Finally, there are some improvements in 3D modeling and STEP input.
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VariCAD 2019-2.0 - March 3, 2019
This version contains substantial improvement of file preview creation. VariCAD files and folders preview images can be legibly displayed in VariCAD file-dialog window, together with optional description. In Windows Explorer, 3D content of VariCAD files is displayed, too. Other improvements are in part or sub-assembly editing in assembly environment, in 2D updates after changes in 3D, in 3D modeling and in surface (sheet) unbending.
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VariCAD 2019-1.0 - Nov 27, 2018
This version contains substantial changes of part or sub-assembly editing in assembly environment, additional option of 2D axes creation and new option of holes or shafts measurements. The new version contains a few improvements in 3D module. VariCAD viewer displays names and attributes of solids and allows you to open parts from assemblies.
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VariCAD 2018-2.0 - July 16, 2018
This version contains substantial changes in updates of 2D drawings after 3D changes. In 2D, creation of axes is rebuilt. For batch printing, there are new options related to printed formats. In sketching, you can easily remove original outlines if the sketching plane is selected at a solid. There is a convenient method to create or edit a geometry of 3D sections. In 3D view control, you have multiple options of selection of view perpendicularly to plane. In 3D modeling, you can easily define a cutting solid.
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VariCAD 2018-1.0 - Nov 12, 2017
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.
VariCAD 2017-2.0 - May 15, 2017
New version of VariCAD 2017-2.0 supports 4K resolution, allows you to create and manage exploded views of assemblies and to create and edit 3D texts. Also, the new version supports creation and editing of list of materials, like steels, cast irons, aluminum alloys etc. The new version has rebuilt parts of 3D kernel, including input/output of STEP files. Thanks to this, some operations are faster and more reliable.
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VariCAD 2017-1.0 - Nov 28, 2016
New version of VariCAD 2017-1 contains new possibilities of solid creation from multiple sketching planes, complex method of creation of item numbers and corresponding 2D leaders, improvements in BOM, new transient (temporary construction lines) in 2D drawing and 3D sketching, and rebuilt methods of 2D filleting, chamfering and corner creation. Version 2017 supports 3D input devices 3DConnexion (under Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10). There are also new methods of changes of 3D display. Check out our videos of VariCAD.
VariCAD 2016-1.0 - March 2016
New version of VariCAD 2016-1 contains new methods of solid creations, possibilities to create solids from multiple sections, and new methods of editing of existing solid elements. Creating a new solid or editing an existing solid, you see permanently the result of profiles sketching. If a solid is predefined as a basic volume like box, cylinder, cone …, you can modify shapes and dimensions by cursor movement. For solids created by profiles extrusions, rotations or lofting, you can define height or angle also by cursor dragging. Also, you can change profile together with the solid by 2D dragging or stretching. Other new features are available for solid insertions or define of new locations. There are new features in 2D like stretching, new options for dragging, arc and circle editing or hatch area boundary detection. New features are implemented for view changes.
VariCAD 2015-3.03 - January 2016
New version of VariCAD 2015-3 brings improvements in input of 3D STEP and 2D DWG files, rebuilt volume calculation and few improvements in 3D kernel. Also, there is a new theme (interface appearance) available, more suitable for Windows 10.
VariCAD 2015-2.06 - August 2015
This version contains totally new approach to 3D graphic. Graphic is based on OpenGL 4.0 or 4.3. Consequently, rendering is 2.5x – 10x faster than in previous versions. File open and creation of graphic data is approximately 2x faster. New version automatically turns on anti-aliasing – 3D images look significantly better. Optionally, solids can be displayed as transparent. For enhanced rendering option, perspective projection can be managed better.
VariCAD 2015-1.09 - March 24, 2015
This version is available in all supported languages. Since version 2015-1.05, VariCAD automatically checks for updates. If you work in VariCAD and if your version is not up-to-date, related information appears at right side of menu bar.
VariCAD 2015-1.0 - Oct 20, 2014
This version contains new features in 3D assembly module, in working with BOM and solid attributes, contains new 3D features and improved interface of dialog panels with tables. Also, the new version supports working at two monitors. 3D kernel and 3D STEP input are slightly improved, too.
VariCAD 2014-2.0 - April 21,2014
This version contains new features in 3D location, in 2D location, new sweeping of 2D profiles along 3D path, significantly improved creation of pipes and wires, changes in geometrical constraints, support of output of multiple image formats and minor improvements in input of 3D STEP and 2D DWG formats.
VariCAD 2014-1.0 - November 14,2013
This version contains support of multi-threading, faster 3D graphic, faster 2D graphic, improved support of virtual printers (like print to pdf), changes in volume and mass calculations, printing of images from 3D and further improvements in input of STEP files.
VariCAD 2013-2.07 - June 30, 2013
This version contains support of multi-level assemblies, new features in geometrical constraints and further improvements in input of STEP files. Also, there are other minor changes in 3D kernel and in DWG/DXF input.
VariCAD 2013-1.03 - January 30, 2013
This version contains a possibility to open multiple new shape representations from STEP. It significantly reduces number of solids, previously refused to load. New version supports Autocad 2013 DWG/DXF formats, contains tools for working with open solids and open shells and has improved creation of 2D construction lines. Also, there are other minor changes in 3D kernel and in user interface.