- Architosh Staff (email@example.com)
- 11 Sep 2001
bringing ADesign 4.5 to Mac OS X
Not too long ago Architosh got word that the famed Mac Architrion
CAD software for architects was being further developed by a French
company called Pictogramme. The new company's websitemost
of which is in Frenchcontains details of their products and
strategies, including platform support.
ADesign for Mac OS and Mac OS X
What was once Architrion v6.43 has now matured into ADesign 4.5
and is available for Macintosh and Windows. A future Mac OS X version
is in the works. At one time the company had a Mac OS X section
on their site with more info.
A current PDF document describes version 6.45 (note the last Architrion
version was either v6.43 or 6.44, not sure which?) making this 6.45
version most likely the current feature set.
New Features in 6.45
There are a number of items Pictogramme is calling attention to
in a down-loadable PDF document (news
ADesign45) such as the improved Import/Export functionality...specifically
the compatibility with Autocad v14 and v2000, HPGL and CATIA. There
is also an ASCII font editor, the ability to save several styles
of text and improved keyboard operations for tools.
In terms of help the paper manual will be replaced by HTML help
files with the ability to email for help directly through the software.
Additionally there are new Roof tools and support for Coons 3 &
4 (the ability to create a surface from 3 or 4 consecutive profiles
created in different work planes), as well as UV Surface, Path extrusion
surface and surface lofting.
A new bitmap poster tool facilitates the ability to map an image
file onto a 3D object (like a painting onto a wall surface). ADesign4.5
also supports QuickTime VR creation.
Seeing ADesign at Apple Expo France
According to the Pictogramme
website the company will be showing ADesign Mac at the Apple
Expo 2001 in Paris, France (sep 26-30).
For those across the pond (or those lucky few to travel to Apple
Expo 2001) who have been wondering what ever happened to Architrion
here is your chance to ask them directly, to see what the new goods
are and to maybe grab a demo CD.
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