Christmas Opening Times and End of Year Deals

Christmas Deals

From all of us at CAD Software Direct, we’d like to extend our sincere thanks to our customers and partners, and we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. CAD Software Direct Opening Times Our offices are open on December 23rd until 3pm, so any orders placed before then will be … Read more Christmas Opening Times and End of Year Deals

25% OFF New SketchUp Pro Subscriptions

25% OFF SketchUp Pro

SketchUp Pro is used by professionals in architecture, construction, engineering, landscape architecture, kitchen & bath design, urban planning, film & stage, woodworking, and a range of other fields every day. SketchUp is the intuitive, all-purpose antidote to complicated, expensive CAD software. Save on SketchUp > *SketchUp Pro offer valid until December 9, 2022. Offer available … Read more 25% OFF New SketchUp Pro Subscriptions

macOS 13 Ventura: Unsupported Software

Apple has recently released MacOS 13 Ventura and will be actively encouraging users to upgrade. Please note that the following are not currently supporting this new OS. SketchUp V-Ray Enscape Vectorworks have deemed v2022 SP5 as compatible, but have found a significant issue with Redshift in v2023 SP1. Vectorworks currently recommend that users don’t upgrade … Read more macOS 13 Ventura: Unsupported Software

V-Ray 6 Arrives for SketchUp and Rhino

Chaos V-Ray 6

V-Ray 6 is here with the latest and greatest in visualisation and collaboration tools – introducing V-Ray 6 for SketchUp, and V-Ray 6 for Rhino. Now, users can bring Enscape projects inside V-Ray and take them to the highest level of photorealism. This powerful workflow bridges designers’ work in the early stages of project development … Read more V-Ray 6 Arrives for SketchUp and Rhino

Bluesky Imagery for UK added to PlaceMaker

PlaceMaker

PlaceMaker imports rich 3D and 2D models and data into both SketchUp and Revit – and now Bluesky UK imagery is included, with plans to expand to Ireland imagery in the near future. Bluesky imagery is very high quality, offering beautiful 5cm, 12.5cm, and 25cm resolution covering the UK. See what PlaceMaker can offer in … Read more Bluesky Imagery for UK added to PlaceMaker

Try the V-Ray 6 for SketchUp and V-Ray 6 for Rhino Betas!

V-Ray Beta

V-Ray 6 for SketchUp and V-Ray 6 for Rhino will be released soon – but there’s still time to get involved with the beta and help Chaos refine the software. Powerful new workflows allow users to intuitively create intricate skies and complex geometric patterns like a seasoned pro. Improvements in the V-Ray material enable faster … Read more Try the V-Ray 6 for SketchUp and V-Ray 6 for Rhino Betas!

15% OFF SketchUp Pro this August!

SketchUp Pro Offer

Speed up and enhance your design workflow with 15% off the most popular SketchUp subscription. Accomplish more design work in less time with 15% off a SketchUp Pro subscription, which grants access to the latest and greatest updates in SketchUp as they are released. Use promo code at checkout:SKPSUMMER15Save on SketchUp Pro > Offer ends … Read more 15% OFF SketchUp Pro this August!

FREE Webinar: 3D Rendering with Enscape for Mac

Enscape Webinar

Join CAD Software Direct and Enscape in this free webinar to learn all about Enscape for Mac, a real time renderer for SketchUp. 2pm BST – August 26th 2022Register Here Kaj Burival, engineer at Enscape, will demonstrate the ease and speed of visualising as you design. Work intuitively with no prior specialised knowledge. Design, document, … Read more FREE Webinar: 3D Rendering with Enscape for Mac

Capture Creativity On-The-Go with SketchUp for iPad

SketchUp iPad

May 18th, 202210 am MST / 4 pm GMTRegister Free Here Join Aaron “The SketchUp Guy” Dietzen in this live demo where you’ll discover new SketchUp for iPad-specific tools, explore five ways to use it in your workflow, and have the opportunity to ask questions in a live Q & A session. Whether you’re on … Read more Capture Creativity On-The-Go with SketchUp for iPad

5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Sketchup Pro

SketchUp 5 Things

SketchUp Pro is a popular 3D modeller known for simple yet professional design tools suited to architecture, interior design, product design, landscaping, and more. Creating shapes, pushing and pulling surfaces to build in 3D, stretching, copying, and rotating are all standard features that users will be well acquainted with. However, SketchUp Pro has so much … Read more 5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Sketchup Pro