Incredibly powerful 2D drafting and design software
- Powerful 2D drafting and design software Create architectural drawings
- Easy to use
- ViaCAD 2D includes over 275 drawing and editing tools.
- NEW! Design updates and comments
- NEW! Improved usability
- NEW! Interoperability updates
Design in the blink of an eye with ViaCAD® 2D. Create professional computer-aided drawings, floor plans, landscapes, diagrams, production-ready schematics, and more with our robust, easy-to-use CAD software. All you need is an idea and ViaCAD.
ViaCAD 2D is ideal for beginners, home builders, interior decorators, carpenters, handymen and do-it-yourselfers who want to create accurate CAD drawings for architectural, mechanical, electrical, furniture or any other project that requires two-dimensional construction drawings.
EASY TO USE AND INCREDIBLY POWERFUL 2D DRAWING AND DESIGN SOFTWARE.
ViaCAD 2D is the perfect introduction for anyone new to CAD software or just wanting to create two-dimensional designs, plans and drawings. We offer over 275 drawing tools to do all the work for you. The software is suitable for small budgets, yet powerful enough to handle large projects.
WITH VIACAD 2D IT IS POSSIBLE TO CREATE PROJECTS LIKE
- Architectural drawings
- Redesign plans
- Floor plans
- Internal layout
- Landscape plans
- Wiring diagrams
- Mechanical drawings
- DIY projects
- Model inventions
- Technical graphics and illustrations
Compatibility and file sharing
ViaCAD software works well with other programs. ViaCAD is compatible with AutoCAD® and offers updated DWG import and export functions. This allows your team to work together without everyone having to use the same CAD software.
ViaCAD also supports more than a dozen popular CAD and graphics formats, so it can provide files that can be opened and edited by users of other popular design software. In our latest version (version 12), you can import PDF and Adobe Illustrator files and import/export SketchUp 2019 and Collada files.
- ViaCAD offers compatibility with AutoCAD® DWG files.
- DXF/DWG versions from R12 to 2020
- STL import/export
- Import from Adobe Illustrator®.
- PDF import
- SketchUp 2020 Import/Export
- Collada™ (DAE) Import/Export
- Full support for metric and imperial units
VIACAD 2D INCLUDES OVER 275 DRAWING AND EDITING TOOLS.
Create precision drawings with the standard tools you're used to and some innovative tools you'll absolutely love. Each drawing tool offers different options for creating objects in your drawings. Powerful tools like rectangular and polar (circular) grids help you create more precise and complex designs. A whole range of wrapping options are available for modifications. With the built-in Region Trim function, you can do in one click what requires dozens of steps in most programs.
- Points, lines, arcs, circles, ellipses, splines
- 2D geometric and dimensional constraints to manage geometric relationships between 2D shapes
- The drawing tools offer several methods for
- Copy/move, scale, rotate, mirror and stretch.
- Rectangular grid with X and Y control
- Polar grid with adjustable angles and distances
- Cutting tools include cutting, expanding and breaking.
- Adjustable thread and chamfer
- And much more!
INTUITIVE design and machining tools
Accurate design is easy with ViaCAD! We designed it to be easy to use and intuitive.
The LogiCursor™ anticipates your next action and guides the cursor to possible stitch selections in the design.
The gripper provides a drag-and-drop function for easy design editing.
Customizable grids make it even easier by allowing precise drag-and-drop into rectangular, polar (circular), and isometric layouts.
DIMENSION E DESIGNSDIMENSIONS
ViaCAD 2D is a robust construction documentation tool with over 20 customizable dimension styles, including standard dimension formats.
Do you want to import a 3D model that you have created in another software to document it in ViaCAD 2D? With our Auto 3D to 2D feature, you can create multiple 2D views.
Other interesting features help you document and annotate your projects:
- 26 dimensional styles
- Import of bitmaps for logos and reference images
- Spell checking adds another level of precision.
- One-click fill and hatch
ELEMENTS OF ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
ViaCAD 2D allows you to create scale drawings of buildings and room plans.
For example, custom walls are drawn using the thicknesses for the various components, allowing you to represent the actual dimensions of the walls and the dimensions of the materials that compose them.
Other notable architectural features are:
- Walls are automatically trimmed at intersections.
- The individual wall elements make it possible to visually distinguish the internal walls from the external ones.
- Intelligent "drag and drop" insertion of doors and windows.
- Instant architectural details with auto-scaling or custom door and window labels with captions.
DESIGN AND COMMENT UPDATES
IMPROVE THELINE AND THE CIRCLE
Excellent for drawing precise curves on rough sketches. Use this tool to best fit a line or circle from a sample of dots.
The Angle Tolerance interface has been updated to dynamically provide data from the Inspector dialog.
USER FRIENDSHIP IMPROVEMENTS
Save layers with view
You now have the ability to save levels associated with view alignment.
This right-click feature saves you a lot of time by providing you with a list of the last drawing commands you used. Select an item from the list to quickly switch tools.
You can now work with file types from these other programs:
- PDF import
- Import from Adobe Illustrator
- Import/Export from SketchUp 2020