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Icon Alias 2014

Autodesk Alias Design
Autodesk Alias Design software is for consumer product designers who control the entire design process - from ideation to the final surfaces that are passed to engineering. Rapidly develop and communicate product design concepts using sketches, 3D product models, illustrations, photorealistic renderings, and animation.
Autodesk Alias Surface
Autodesk Alias Surface software offers a full set of dynamic 3D surface modeling capabilities that enable virtual modelers to evolve concept models and scan data into high-quality production surfaces for consumer product design and Class-A surfaces for automotive design and styling.
  • License: Demo
  • Author/Publisher: Autodesk
  • Modification Date: March 11, 2013
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7 or 10.8
DownloadIntel File Size: 1.19 GB
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Icon archCalc 1.9.4

archCalc is a mixed unit decimal and fraction calculator. It allows one to enter dimensions in standard english and metric units of measurement, perform basic calculations, convert between units, keep track of a series of operations, and take notes on results.
archCalc works as a standalone calculator or in conjunction with other programs, calculating stair risers in CAD software, or aiding in takeoffs with a spreadsheet. archCalc floats above applications allowing one to work with it as if it were a part of the active application.
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Author/Publisher: Cast Design Build
  • Modification Date: January 28, 2012
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 9.4 MB
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Icon ArchiCAD 15 build 3267

The most comprehensive tool for architecture today, Graphisoft ArchiCAD empowers you with integrated 3D modeling and intelligent object technology, transforming CAD from an electronic drafting board into a fully integrated productivity tool. ArchiCAD's unique Virtual BuildingTM workflow unleashes your creativity while simultaneously boosting your productivity by letting you focus on design - ArchiCAD automatically handles the project documentation.

The Archicad educational version is a fully-functional copy of the commercial version, with the only exception that it prints a watermark-style logo onto all Archicad project files created or opened with the Archicad student version. You, as a student, will have at your fingertips the very same modeling solution - Archicad - that you will encounter after graduation on the job, out there in the real, competitive market among great architects who have built their reputation on it.
  • License: Demo, $3,950
  • Author/Publisher: Graphisoft
  • Modification Date: August 26, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
DownloadIntel File Size: 513 MB - Freeware Educational Edition for Students & Educators
DownloadIntel File Size: 163 MB - ArchiCAD 15 build 3267 Update
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Icon Argon v8 SP2r7

Argon offers entry-level 3D modeling without the commitment of high-end professional packages. It contains the same solid and surface modeling, rendering engine and animation tools found in Cobalt and Xenon, but without the high-end mechanical design and extreme productivity features you may not need. For both Macintosh and Windows, Argon lets you model and render with such a straightforward interface that you'll forget you're using a computer. Intended for those getting started with 3D modeling, or as a companion product for other CAD products missing these features, Argon offers great design tools at an affordable price.
  • License: Demo, $1195
  • Author/Publisher: Ashlar-Vellum
  • Modification Date: October 6, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.9 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 196 MB - Demo
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Icon Artlantis Studio 4.0.16

Artlantis is the fastest stand-alone 3D rendering application developed especially for architects and designers, ideal for quickly and easily creating high resolution 3D renderings, QuickTime VR Panoramas, QuickTime VR Objects and animations. A recognized leader in preview window technology, Artlantis is the rendering software used by architects, designers and urban design professionals in more than 80 countries.
  • License: Demo, Studio $1,485, Render $850
  • Author/Publisher: Abvent
  • Modification Date: January 16, 2012
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.8 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 397 MB - Artlantis Studio 4.0.16 Demo
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 63 MB - Artlantis Studio 4.0.16 Updater
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 396 MB - Artlantis Render 4.0.16 Demo
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 61 MB - Artlantis Render 4.0.16 Updater
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Icon CADintosh 7.5.4

CADintosh is a 2D-CAD program for technical and architectural drawings.
  • License: Shareware, $32
  • Author/Publisher: Lemke Software
  • Modification Date: March 8, 2013
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher
DownloadIntel File Size: 38.4 MB - version 7.5.4
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 30.4 MB - PPC version 6.1.1
DownloadClassic PPC File Size: 4.0 MB - Classicversion 6.1.1
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Icon Cobalt v8 SP2r7

For 3D flexible modeling, Cobalt matches professional power with speed and ease of use for flexible 3D modeling. Available for Macintosh and Windows, Cobalt lets creative people work without worrying about their software. Designers save time and money by moving quickly from conception through completion in the real world of last minute changes. Primarily for designers, engineers and inventors, Cobalt leads the Ashlar-Vellum product line with on-demand, dimensionally constrained and equation-driven parametrics that make creating variations on a design faster and easier than ever before.
  • License: Update, $2,995
  • Author/Publisher: Ashlar-Vellum
  • Modification Date: October 6, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.9 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 198 MB - Demo
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Icon DoodleCAD 1.3.6

The 2D CAD and illustration tool that gives the average user the tools they need to do above average illustrations, diagrams and mechanical drawings. DoodleCAD is designed to be both powerful and intuitive. With DoodleCAD you can make art for arts sake or a scale drawing of your back yard for planning that swimming pool you've always wanted. DoodleCAD has a full set of tools for making simple shapes like circles, squares and polygons as well as arbitrary paths and text. You can easily edit your shapes with just the selection tool because at DoodleBytes we believe the software should be smart enough to let you work the way you want too, not the other way around. You can have lines with arrow heads or dashed or nothing at all. You can fill a shape with your favorite picture or a pattern, gradient or just your favorite shade of blue. When you're done you can export to any of several image formats including TIFF, JPEG and PDF.
  • License: Shareware, $55
  • Author/Publisher: DoodleBytes
  • Modification Date: February 14, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 9.9 MB
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Icon eDrawings Viewer 2012sp01

Download free eDrawings Viewer software for the Mac to view, print, and review all types of eDrawings files. In addition, eDrawings Viewer allows convenient viewing of native AutoCAD files (DWG and DXF) and native SolidWorks parts, assemblies, and drawings. The eDrawings Viewer is intended primarily for people who do not use CAD software and thus do not need to publish eDrawings files themselves. Innovative built-in interpretation tools include 3D Pointer, Virtual Folding, Point-and-click Animation, and Hyperlinking.
  • License: Free Viewer, eDrawings Professional $995
  • Author/Publisher: SolidWorks
  • Modification Date: October 28, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 66.2 MB - Viewer
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Icon formZ 6.7.2

form-Z is an award winning general purpose solid and surface modeler with an extensive set of 2D/3D form manipulating and sculpting capabilities, many of which are unique. It is an effective design tool for architects, landscape architects, urban designers, engineers, animators and illustrators, industrial and interior designers, and all design fields that deal with the articulation of 3D spaces and forms. form-Z is highly responsive to the needs of mature designers and, at the same time, novices can use it with ease. form-Z RadioZity is the version of form-Z that includes radiosity based rendering, provided by the LightWorks® radiosity engine. With form-Z RadioZity, the distribution of light in an environment can be simulated in a physically accurate manner.
formZ RenderZone Plus is the version of formZ that, in addition to all the modeling/drafting/animation tools found in the basic package (described here), includes photorealistic rendering based on the LightWorks rendering engine. It offers three levels of rendering: simple, z-buffer, and raytrace. A user can start developing the image of a 3D model at the simple level and gradually turn on features and render it at the most photorealistic level.
  • License: Demo, $1,289, RenderZone Plus $1,995
  • Author/Publisher: Autodessys, Inc.
  • Modification Date: December 12, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.3 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 447 MB
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Icon Graphite v8 SP3r0

No other drafting software is faster and easier to use than Graphite, period. With the power to match the world's leading drafting package, Graphite provides an interface that lets creative people get the job done without worrying about how to run their software. Create 2D and 3D precision wireframe drawings of unlimited complexity and detail. Whether you need a simple sketch, an elaborate architectural design or a precision engineering drawing, Graphite lets creative professionals express their ideas clearly and completely in the fastest way possible.
  • License: Demo, $1,395
  • Author/Publisher: Ashlar-Vellum
  • Modification Date: December 21, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.9 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 40.8 MB - Demo
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Icon HighDesign 1.8.7

HighDesign is the modern, easy-to-use 2D CAD and illustration solution that raises your productivity standards by providing new concepts and powerful tools in a friendly environment. From architectural design to construction, from cabinetry to facilities management, the projects you will build in HighDesign will be a refreshingly fun yet fully professional experience.
  • License: Demo, $150 - Pro $350
  • Author/Publisher: Ilexsoft
  • Modification Date: December 7, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
DownloadIntel File Size: 39.8 MB
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icon Home Design Studio 14.1

Designing a home, deck, or your own landscape project is easy in our most versatile home-and-landscape design software, ever!
  • License: Demo, $150 - Pro $250
  • Author/Publisher: Punch Software
  • Modification Date: November 19, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.11 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 384 MB
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Icon Interiors 4.0.2

Microspot Interiors makes it possible for you to create 3D rooms and walkthroughs of your home.
Our software allows you to:
* Remodel your home or office without leaving your chair.
* Try fresh paint, wall paper or carpet with out going to the store.
* Preview that alteration without knocking down that wall.
* Explore mulitple room layouts without breaking your back.
  • License: Demo, $99, Pro $225
  • Author/Publisher: MicroSpot
  • Modification Date: March 19, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 37.9 MB - Demo
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 604 MB - Pro Demo
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 34.7 MB - 4.0.2 Update
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icon Live Interior 3D 2.7.1

Live Interior 3D will let you create the interior you always dreamed of. 3D visualization will make you feel as in a redesigned home or office and encourage for various improvements. The program can also assist in understanding whether a new sofa or other furniture will fit the interior. The program comes with 50+ editable templates that will inspire you to improve the home you are living in. You can conveniently create multi room designs with different interiors for each room. The program allows you to move, add and edit furniture in both 2D and 3D views.
The Pro Edition of Live Interior 3D caters to architects and professional interior designers by providing extensive tools suitable for creating preliminary floor plans and comprehensively manipulating the interior. The export options provide a wide range of formats for presenting the end result to clients.
  • License: Demo, Standard $50, Pro $130
  • Author/Publisher: BeLight Software
  • Modification Date: December 23, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.8 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 359 MB - Standard Demo
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 361 MB - Pro Demo
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Icon MacDraft PE 6.0.1

MacDraft Professional, powerful 2D CAD, drafting, technical illustration, architectural drawing and more in one easy-to-use, CAD software package.
MacDraft has become one of the most widely used software programs for architectural/engineering design & drafting and technical illustration. As it's so easy to use, MacDraft appeals to those seeking a powerful, low-cost solution for their drawing and drafting needs.
  • License: Demo, $116
  • Author/Publisher: MicroSpot
  • Modification Date: December 10, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 193 MB - PE Demo
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Icon MacDraft Pro 6.0.1

Easy-to-Use CAD, Graphic Design and Illustration.
MacDraft Personal Edition, an easy-to-use graphic design solution to rival any other vector-based design tool on the market.
  • License: Demo, $314
  • Author/Publisher: MicroSpot
  • Modification Date: December 10, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 280 MB - Pro Demo
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icon Pythagoras 11.32

Pythagoras is state-of-the art CAD software for Land Surveying and Civil Engineering. It is one of the most Powerful and Intuitive applications ever designed. Specialized Drawing tools, Cogo functions and Design tools are all tightly integrated in a Complete Standalone package that runs on either PC or Macintosh. It's easy to use, so you'll be up and running in no time.
  • License: Demo, $
  • Author/Publisher: ADW Software
  • Modification Date: June 22, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 33.4 MB
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Icon QCad 3.0.0rc2

QCad is an application for computer aided drafting in two dimensions. With QCad you can create technical drawings such as plans for buildings, interiors or mechanical parts. QCad works under Linux, Unix Systems, Mac OS X and Windows. The source code of QCad is released under the GPL.
  • License: Shareware, $42
  • Author/Publisher: ATG
  • Modification Date: November 25, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
DownloadOS X PPCIntel File Size: 62.7 MB
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Icon RealCADD 4.10.1

If you're looking for a true vector based Computer Assisted Drawing program that's reasonably priced... Then RealCADD is made for you.
RealCADD works like "MacDraw" but with many more possibilities, including reading and writing DXF files and the importation of images in the drawings.
  • License: Demo, $95 - Pro $135
  • Author/Publisher: Eric Pousse
  • Modification Date: September 17, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 32.5 MB
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Icon SketchUp 8.0.1171

Developed for the conceptual stages of design, SketchUp is powerful yet easy-to-learn 3D software. We think of it as the pencil of digital design. This award-winning software combines a simple, yet robust tool-set that streamlines and simplifies 3D design inside your computer. SketchUp is being used by anyone with the desire to Dream, Design or Communicate in 3D!
  • License: Freeware, Pro $495
  • Author/Publisher: Google
  • Modification Date: December 1, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 38.9 MB
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icon Sweet Home 3D 3.4

Sweet Home 3D is a free interior design application that helps you place your furniture on a house 2D plan, with a 3D preview.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Emmanuel Puybaret/eTeks
  • Modification Date: December 20, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher - Java
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 12.2 MB
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Icon TouchCAD 3.6.2.1

TouchCAD is a combined 3D modeling and unfolding program focusing on the ability to generate complex 3D shapes and converting them into physically buildable models. TouchCAD can be used for a wide range of tasks such as marine design, production of soft material based objects such as tents, blimps, awnings, inflatable objects, reversed engineering where copies of existing objects are being recreated, sheet metal objects, industrial and architectural design, sculptures, etc.TouchCAD can also unfold very high resolution images applied to the 3D models.
  • License: Demo, $795
  • Author/Publisher: Lundstrom Design
  • Modification Date: June 20, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 62 MB
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Icon TurboCAD Mac Deluxe v6

TurboCAD Mac Deluxe 2D/3D makes it easy to design anything. Snap to x, y coordinates to quickly layout floorplans, diagrams and more with the complete set of 2D design tools. The new freehand spline gives you maximum drawing freedom while the new fair curve tool lets you precisely manipulate any spline circle, arc or curve. Use the 3D surface and solid modeling tools to build accurate models that are easy to manipulate and quickly edit. Perfect for architects, illustrators, engineers and more.
  • License: Demo, $130
  • Author/Publisher: IMSI
  • Modification Date: June 17, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 146.0 MB - Demo
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Icon TurboCAD Mac Pro v5

TurboCAD Mac Pro is a professional CAD application that offers the ultimate in design productivity and ease of use. Access powerful new 2D drafting tools, 3D surface modeling and ACIS solid modeling tools, and over 11,000 symbols in an intuitive interface. Optimize drawing management with a new ability to organize layers into an unlimited number of sets and subsets, making it easy to turn on and off visual aspects and create more detailed designs.
  • License: Demo, $500
  • Author/Publisher: IMSI
  • Modification Date: June 17, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 199.0 MB - Demo
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Icon VectorWorks 2012sp2

VectorWorks offers the benefits of proven CAD technology and introduces a new Object-Based design philosophy. VectorWorks seamlessly integrates next generation Object-Based design with precision 2D drafting, powerful 3D modeling, high-quality rendering, a dynamically linked worksheet function, and a flexible scripting language. This integration gives you the increased productivity of Object-Based design with out sacrificing the flexibility and control offered by general purpose CAD.
  • License: Update, $995
  • Author/Publisher: Nemetschek North America
  • Modification Date: November 28, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 169 MB - 2010sp2 Updater
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Icon Xenon v8 SP2r7

Xenon, like our flagship software, Cobalt, offers supreme design flexibility and speed, without the high-end mechanical functions, like equation-driven parametrics and mechanical parts library. For both Macintosh and Windows, Xenon lets designers work freely without worrying about how to run their software. For those doing highly stylized concepts with a great degree of customization, Xenon offers the best of Cobalt's features at a more moderate price. In a world where highly customized, one-off products rule, Xenon reigns supreme. Save time and money as you move from concept through completion.
  • License: Update, $2,495
  • Author/Publisher: Ashlar-Vellum
  • Modification Date: October 6, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.9 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 200 MB - Demo
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