For release at 9AM Pacific Time – November 7, 2007
Autodsys Releases ArchT 2008 for AcceliCAD and IntelliCAD
Portland, Oregon — Autodsys, Inc. (http://www.autodsys.com/) announced today the release of ArchT 2008 for Autodsys AcceliCAD and IntelliCAD version 6.2 and later. For the first time since 1998 when ArchT was first released for IntelliCAD there is a version similar in capability to the AutoCAD version. Coupled with AcceliCAD it provides a low-cost alternative that is DWG compatible and can be used along-side or in place of AutoCAD.
“ArchT is well-known for being an easy-to-use program for creating construction drawings and architectural models” said Ron Prepchuk, President of Autodsys. He added "This new version makes AcceliCAD a viable alternative to other more expensive software.” ArchT 2008 for AcceliCAD includes features previously only available in the AutoCAD version including sections, elevations, 2D projections, and the automatic assignment of rendering materials.
Other new features include a curtain-wall object that allows the creation of fenestrations of mullions containing both glass and doors. Curtain wall objects may stand-alone or be inserted in structural walls. A new mansard roof object allows a profile to be tabulated (follow) an outline to create a roof such as might be found on a storefront, or over a garage or entrance.
Another exciting new feature is the ArchT Styles Toolbar which allows the user to more easily create and modify walls, windows, doors, and other ArchT objects. Similar to the entities properties toolbar that users are familiar with, it gives immediate feedback when an object is selected and allows the user to easily change its style or create new styles. The styles toolbar also includes support for ArchT multi-level functionality. This enhancement allows the user to easily see what level an object is on and change multiple objects to a different level.
Other enhancements include the ability to overlap a window or opening across two walls, tapered walls with varying width, double-click editing of ArchT objects, and a new toolbar user interface.
ArchT is an award-winning architectural software package for AutoCAD and IntelliCAD. An add-on product, ArchT provides AEC-specific functionality such as 2-D production drafting utilities, style-based design features and customizable records and reports to underlying CAD packages including IntelliCAD and AutoCAD. It also provides dynamic block and layer control and its 3-D modeling tools integrate with 3-D design and visualization tools like Autodesk 3D Studio and Accurender by Robert McNeel & Associates. ArchT has won both Cadalyst Magazine's "AEC Product of the Year" and CADENCE magazine's "Editor's Choice" awards.
AcceliCAD is the new CAD platform from Autodsys that includes all of the features you have come to expect: DWG file format, Lisp support, .shx fonts, .pat hatch patterns, .mnu menus, .stb and .ctb print styles, model space/paper space, xref's, layouts, and commands that work exactly the same as AutoCAD. The difference? AcceliCAD is 1/10th the price! AcceliCAD also includes features that AutoCAD does not including floating prompt menus and dimension- driven editing, as well as bonus features such as quick dimensions, layer management, block tools, and text tools.
About Autodsys, Inc.
Autodsys is a privately held company, commercial and board member of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium and developer of AcceliCAD, IntelliCAD, ArchT, and other utilities to increase user productivity. Autodsys has been producing AutoCAD add-ons since 1986 and has received industry awards for its products including a “Highly Recommended” by Cadalyst Magazine.
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