Join Artlantis LIVE on August 12th

Artlantis 2020

08:00 or 16:00 BST
Wednesday, 12th August
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Artlantis is a standalone rendering application built with architects and designers in mind. The latest version, Artlantis 2020, introduces a whole host of new features and settings that further improve the quality and realism of renderings.

Join this live webinar, led by Ildikó Szabó from Abvent, who will highlight all the fantastic features this latest version has to offer, including:

  • New and updated 3D Grass. 4 new grass types and 6 updated types of 3D grass enhanced with new settings for added realism.
  • Denoiser Tool. This reduces, or even eliminates, noise from renderings which are typically introduced by the reflection from shaders.
  • RAL colours and tints. Artlantis 2020 offers 243 colours and tints from the RAL Effect, RAL Design, and RAL Classic colour chart.
  • Portals. These improve the brightness of indoor scenes and removes noise from images.

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V-Ray Next for Rhino – Update 2.2

V-Ray for Rhino 2.2

V-Ray Next for Rhino has been updated, addressing a number of bug fixes to improve your rendering, including:

  • Improved matte elements generation
  • Enhanced CUDA engine stability
  • More stability across lights naming
  • Improved Bongo animation image output control

The full list of changes can be found here.

If you would like to experience the improvements for yourself, download V-Ray for Rhino update 2.2 !

V-Ray Next for SketchUp – Update 2.2

V-Ray Next for SketchUp

The latest version of V-Ray Next for SketchUp is upon us, and brings along with it a number of bug fixes to improve your experience when rendering.

What’s New?

  • Improved matte elements generation
  • Applying textures no longer activates SketchUp‘s standard Colorize material option
  • Better Sunlight caustic photon emission
  • Enhanced CUDA engine stability
  • Boosted compatibility with some of SketchUp’s most popular plugins, especially ones utilizing V-Ray Proxy Meshes

Follow this link to view the complete log of changes.

Are you ready to experience the improvements yourself?
Download V-Ray Next for SketchUp 2.2

Signal Flow and System Design in ConnectCAD – Webinar Tomorrow

ConnectCAD Webinar

ConnectCAD for Signal Flow and System Designs
11:00 BST – Thursday 6th August
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There’s still time to sign up for the ConnectCAD webinar tomorrow, where Vectorworks UK will demonstrate how ConnectCAD gives system designers the power to lay out signal flows in an easy-to-read format.

Attendees will learn how to generate effective and thorough documentation for installation technicians, as well as explore the features of ConnectCAD and Vectorworks Spotlight.

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BricsCAD vs OtherCAD: Network Licensing – Free Webinar

BricsCAD Webinar

Join Bricsys for a live conversation on the business value of flexible CAD licensing.

The BricsCAD team will show you how to get maximum value for your software investment with BricsCAD network licensing.

BricsCAD vs OtherCAD: Network Licensing
4pm BST, Tuesday 4th August
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You will discover:

  • How Network Licensing vs Named User Subscription will affect your budget
  • The top 5 reasons why you should choose BricsCAD
  • A live demonstration of the power of BricsCAD
  • How to download and try BricsCAD free for 30 days

Get started with BricsCAD today and take control of your software spend while enjoying a better CAD experience!

25% OFF Vectorworks, and Free Service Select!

Vectorworks 25% Offer

Are you looking to get started with Vectorworks, or are an experienced user looking for an upgrade? Now is the best time of the year to make the move!

Offer expires 5:30 p.m. BST on 15th September 2020
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What’s the Offer?

If you are New to Vectorworks:

Purchase a new licence of Vectorworks 2020 between 1/8/2020 and 15/9/2020 to get 25% off the new licence PLUS one year of Service Select at no additional cost.

Your Service Select contract will have a renewal date of September 1st 2021.
This will entitle you to Vectorworks 2021 when it’s released.

If you are Upgrading an Existing Licence (without an active Service Select contract):

Purchase an upgrade to Vectorworks 2020 between 1/8/2020 and 9/15/2020 to get 25% off the upgrade PLUS one year of Service Select at no additional cost.

Only Vectorworks 2017 and newer licences can be upgraded.
Your Service Select contract will have a renewal date of September 1st 2021.
This will entitle you to Vectorworks 2021 when it’s released.

Still Using Vectorworks 2017?

Make use of the upgrade offer now as this is your last chance to upgrade.

If you wish to upgrade your 2017 licence after this offer has ended, you will no longer be eligible and will need to purchase a brand new licence.

Want to Upgrade Fundamentals to Design Series (Architect / Spotlight / Landmark) ?

You can take advantage of the “Fundamentals to Industry” promotion AND combine it with this offer! This means that a Fundamentals user has the opportunity to upgrade with the 25% discount to add an industry series product along with a 50% discount on the add-on module at the time of upgrade.

This will be the last opportunity to take advantage of this offer. The Fundamentals to Industry promotion will officially end after this promotion.

Offer expires 5:30 p.m. BST on 15th September 2020
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Free Webinar: ConnectCAD for Signal Flow and System Designs

ConnectCAD Webinar

Join us with Vectorworks UK to see how ConnectCAD gives system designers the power to lay out signal flows in an easy-to-read format.

The webinar will explore what makes ConnectCAD and Vectorworks Spotlight a winning combination. Bi-directional worksheets that ensure you are always looking at the most up to date version, and easy to edit tools, are just some of the features that make delivering the final ‘as built’ documentation a pain free process.

11am BST
Thursday, 6th August 2020

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Discover how to generate schematic documents, quickly check the system for errors, create documentation with 2D diagrams and 3D renders and ensure effective communication with installation technicians.

Webinar Attendees Will:

  • Learn how to generate effective and thorough documentation for installation technicians
  • Explore features of ConnectCAD and Vectorworks Spotlight and how they work in synergy. 

ZBrush 2021 Sneak Peek

Pixologic ZBrush 2021

The latest version of ZBrush is on the way with some exciting new features. We don’t have all the details just yet, but you can expect to find:

  • Cloth Dynamics
  • Interactive Cloth Brushes
  • Real-time MicroPoly
  • MicroPoly Presets (Combined with Cloth Dynamics)
  • FiberMesh with Dynamics
  • Unweld All with Dynamics
  • NanoMesh Improvements
  • ZModeler Enhancements
  • Dynamic Thickness
  • Speed Improvement
  • Save as an Image, Load as a 3D Model

The best part? ZBrush 2021 is a free update for all registered ZBrush users! Check out the video below to see the new features in action.

ZBrush 2020 is available now at CAD Software Direct. Buy now, receive 2021 on release.