Become a SketchUp Celebrity with their new AR Competition!

Brush off your SketchUp skills for the chance to be featured in SketchUp’s AR Lounge at 3D Basecamp! Plus, your work will be shown across the SketchUp community and social media channels. The new competition, called “Out of This World AR Challenge,” asks SketchUp users to create a fun AR experience for their 3D Basecamp … Read more Become a SketchUp Celebrity with their new AR Competition!

SUMMER SALE: Save 5% on Top Software This Summer!

From now until August 30th 2024, we’re offering 5% off on top CAD software this summer.  Whether you are a product designer, mechanical engineer, visual effects artist or architect, you’ll find a good deal here.  Look for the Summer Savings box on eligible products.  When shopping on CAD Software Direct, enter SUMMER5 at checkout for … Read more SUMMER SALE: Save 5% on Top Software This Summer!

What is Ambient Occlusion for SketchUp?

SketchUp‘s Ambient Occlusion is a tool that’s got users rather excited.  Ambient Occlusion, first introduced natively in SketchUp 2024, is a tool for adding shadows and detail to edges with just one click. What is Ambient Occlusion for SketchUp? Scientifically speaking, ambient occlusion is the idea that less light will find its way into the … Read more What is Ambient Occlusion for SketchUp?

Connected Workflows with Chaos Enscape and V-Ray

Chaos has changed how Enscape interacts with V-Ray and other Chaos products.  For years, it had been difficult to get renders out of Enscape and passed over to the visualisation teams, who often had to rebuild from scratch. But no more!  Chaos has created a link between Enscape and V-Ray, which helps architects and visualisation … Read more Connected Workflows with Chaos Enscape and V-Ray

Orca3D Advanced Hydrostatics & Stability Webinar (Rhino Plugin)

Join McNeel Europe for a one-hour webinar on 19th June 2024, at 3 PM BST (4 PM CEST), highlighting the new features in Rhino’s marine design plugin Orca3D. Click here to register for the Zoom Webinar. The focus will be on the new Advanced Hydrostatics & Stability module, with tank and compartment definition, tank tables, … Read more Orca3D Advanced Hydrostatics & Stability Webinar (Rhino Plugin)

Introducing Stage: The Game-Changing 3D Platform for Designers

Introducing Stage: 3D rendering software

If you’re in the design world—whether fashion, industrial, or automotive—a new software is here that could transform the way you bring your visions to life. CAD Software Direct is now offering Stage, a standalone 3D platform designed by Trapdoor Creative, tailored specifically for showcasing, rendering, and collaborating in real-time. What Sets Stage Apart? Developed by … Read more Introducing Stage: The Game-Changing 3D Platform for Designers

Maxon 2024 Spring Updates: Cinema 4D, Redshift and More

Maxon 2024 Spring Updates: Cinema 4D, Redshift and More

Spring is the time for new things, and Maxon has treated us to a boatload of new things! From creating intricate particle effects in Cinema 4D to designing custom textures and 3D objects quickly in Red Giant Geo.  Meet Maxon Maxon has supported the film, TV, and video industry for nearly 40 years. Professional motion … Read more Maxon 2024 Spring Updates: Cinema 4D, Redshift and More

What’s New With Enscape 4.0?

What’s New With Enscape 4.0?

The new version of Enscape is here! Enscape 4.0 includes a suite of features aimed at improving the detail and efficiency of your renderings. With these enhancements and more, Enscape 4.0 is set to revolutionize architectural visualisation. Follow along as we explore how each new feature can be integrated into your workflow and help you … Read more What’s New With Enscape 4.0?

What’s New In SketchUp 2024?

what's new in Sketchup 2024

SketchUp 2024 is here! The much anticipated launch offers a brand new graphics engine, new visual depth settings and so much more. SketchUp continues to be a top choice among design and construction professionals for its user-friendly tools and flexible capabilities. For those unfamiliar with the software, SketchUp is  3D modeling software used for a … Read more What’s New In SketchUp 2024?

SOLIDWORKS: Upcoming Webinar

3DEXPERIENCE

Show Your Designs with EaseApril 4th – 9:30am GMT In this webinar, see a 30 minute introduction into the Product Communicator role on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. This role contains a collection of applications, including the xHighlight app, with which you can author your technical designs. You can also create marketing images, work instruction and assembly instructions … Read more SOLIDWORKS: Upcoming Webinar