NOVATO, Calif., June 11, 2020 – Encore® Software, a leading software developer of Home Design, CAD and Print Productivity titles for over 25 years, today announced the release of new Windows versions for all of its award-winning Punch! Home & Landscape Design software titles. These products are available now through the Punchsoftware.com and Encore.com websites.
“Our Punch! 21 release continues our commitment to providing innovative home and landscape design products at value pricing. The new Custom Workshop Pro toolset adds true 2D and 3D CAD design capabilities and greatly expands file interoperability to CAD and graphics file formats. This powerful set of tools lets you create any type of object – interior and exterior design fixtures, furniture, or household objects, and then save them to your library for reuse. This is a real game-changer!” said Bob Mayer, President of Encore Software. “In addition, the new 360o Online Viewer is a great way for users to collaborate on their designs,” added Mayer.
To view videos showcasing the product’s new and enhanced features, visit What's New section in product pages.
Punch! v21’s new and improved features include:
64-Bit Version - Experience faster performance with new 64-bit processing. Handles large files with ease and provides for faster graphics rendering
2D PLAN DETAILING
Callouts – Define portions of the building model such as details, sections, and elevations.
Fill Patterns – New fill patterns have been added with an ability to rotate them. The Fill Pattern library is now expandable through downloaded content.
Note Markers – Identify building specifications such as framing requirements or pier locations.
Window and Door Labels – Add custom labels for use, for example, in identifying the manufacturer name or model/part number.
3D DESIGN & EDITING
Custom Workshop Pro – This new Punch! PowerTool adds over 90 professional CAD tools to Punch! Home Design. Its diverse feature set, consisting of 2D drafting, 3D modeling, editing, and data sharing tools, allows the user to create virtually any object to complement their home design project. The objects can be saved to your library and used with any of your home and landscape designs. Custom Workshop Pro can bring in popular CAD file formats such as SketchUp®, 3D Studio®, 3MF, STL, DAE, PLY, as well as Adobe® Illustrator®, PDF, SVG, TIFF, BMP, PNG, and JPG.
360o Online Viewer - Export your rendered 3D view of a room to a 360° view, including floor and ceiling, and then view via the Punch! Online Web Viewer.
Enhanced Rendering Options – New LightWorks® lighting options including Sky, Area and Custom Object Lights help create stunning indoor renderings.
CONTENT AND INTEROPERABILITY
2D House Plans - Single and two-story plans that can be used as a tracing layer for a 3D design. New Export Support of STL and OBJ formats – OBJ Export includes support of Textures.
And much, much more…
AVAILABILITY AND PRICING
The entire Punch! Home & Landscape Design lines for both the PC and Mac are available now from both www.Punchsoftware.com and www.Encore.com
• Architectural Series v21 - $499.99 USD Permanent License
• Professional v21 - $299.99 USD Permanent License
• Studio v21 - $129.99 USD Permanent License
• Essentials v21 - $49.99 USD Permanent License
New features vary by product. For more information, please visit www.Punchsoftware.com or call Encore at 1.800.334.0457.
ABOUT ENCORE SOFTWARE
Encore Software is the award-winning PC and Mac software developer of globally known brands such as The Print Shop®, PrintMaster®, Calendar Creator and Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing from its Broderbund line; Punch!® Home Design software; its popular ViaCAD consumer CAD line; and its SharkCAD professional, mechanical CAD line.
CONTACT: Encore Software
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