New features in interiorcad 2012
3D Custom Parts
Until now, creating custom, one-off parts like table tops used to be a good deal of work. Construction data had to be assigned manually and getting these parts onto your NC machine used to be an even more tedious, manual process.
interiorcad 2012 comes to your rescue. With its new Custom Part tools, you create custom parts with no effort. Their shape is based on Vectorworks’ powerful poyline shapes, with interiorcad ensuring that even complex contours are fully NC-able on your machine. Use the custom part tool to create these objects including push/pull options or convert 2D or 3D Vectorworks objects right into interiorcad custom parts.
Most of Vectorworks’ rich set of tools is at your disposal to edit interiorcad’s custom parts. For example, use surface operations like clip, intersect or union to change a custom part’s contour or use the Mirror tool to create symmetric designs. Naturally, you can use the Reshape tool to change the thickness of the part.
With Vectorworks 2012 auto working plane feature, drillings can be placed right onto each surface of a Custom Part. There is no need to change the view or to add custom working planes even for complex designs. Use the Vectorworks tools you already know by heart like Duplicate Array to create grid drillings. With Vectorworks’ symbols, you create re-usable drilling patterns.
Assign construction data for base materials / coverings / finishings and egding to custom parts in order to export construction and cutting lists to Excel or your favorite ERP software. With the optional VectorWOP module, NC-programs for custom parts and all millings required are generated for you.
Integrating interiorcad and profacto
With Version 2012 interiorcad 2012 and profacto 2012 are fully integrated. Once the connection is set up, you can transfer your materials database from profacto to interiorcad, thus ensuring that you need to maintain prices only once.
interiorcad 2012 automatically displays all projects and project items as entered in profacto. Just select the project and project item you want to assign your cabinets and custom parts to and interiorcad takes care of automatically keeping the cutting list information in profacto up to date. No manual exporting necessary. Cutting list can be post processed and updated in profacto, e.g. to add materials which have been omitted during the planning and construction stages in interiorcad. Change finishing options or quantities right in profacto. If your preferred supplier is out of stock for certain materials, profacto suggest alternate suppliers and generates the order for you. Of course, profacto will generate pre- and post project costing analysis for all projects designed with interiorcad 2012.