GUANGZHOU, China — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 26, 2013 — ZWCAD Design, an innovative supplier of CAD solutions for the MCAD and AEC industries, announced that it has established a technology partnership with Lightwork Design (Lightworks), a supplier of rendering solutions for developers of advanced 3D computer graphics software. Lightworks’ powerful rendering application Artisan offers ZWCAD+ users a more realistic way to present their ideas for architectural and interior design.
Rendering Gains Popularity in Architectural and Interior Design Industries
Rendering is one of the most popular and flexible tools that is used in the planning and development of construction plans. It allows architects and planners to view the construction and interiors before a single brick is laid, whilst clients have the opportunity to see their projects before investing in them. The approach is cost and time-effective with fewer changes needed at the construction stage.
“3D visualization enhances the sense of reality by leveraging the power of today’s rendering technology whilst also enhancing the effects that are difficult to achieve using 2D alone,” said Daniel Huang, Product Manager of ZWCAD+. “With the combination of Artisan and ZWCAD+, users can flexibly handle more diverse architectural and interior tasks using high-quality rendering.”
Enabling ZWCAD+ for High-quality 3D Rendering
ZWCAD+ users are now able to visualize their designs with Artisan rendering technology. Current drawings will be directly imported to Artisan, with no need to export the designs. Designers can explore and compare multiple effects in a more intuitive way, making architectural and interior tasks extremely flexible and efficient. Artisan’s Snapshots functionality allows designers to compare several iterations of the same design quickly; the unique ‘bridge’ into ZWCAD+ means that if the model changes, the render will reflect this change automatically. The simplified workflow requires fewer steps to complete rendering tasks, resulting in a shorter design cycle and a faster time to market.
“We can see the 3D design function in ZWCAD+ is getting improved with the addition of the Artisan technology,” said Daniel. “And we are confident that in the coming days, more users will be able to enjoy additional custom design solutions that integrates ZWCAD+’s powerful CAD capability.”
David Forrester, Chief Executive Officer of Lightworks commented, “We’re delighted to be partnering with ZWCAD+. Their extensive global distribution network helps bring our easy-to-use rendering technology Artisan to all the ZWSOFT users worldwide. Coupled with their growing user base, I’m confident the partnership with ZWCAD+ will be a great success.”
Lightworks Artisan will be available for ZWCAD+ 2014. Please stay tuned with ZWSOFT Facebook.
About ZWCAD Design
ZWCAD Design Co., Ltd., the wholly-owned subsidiary of ZWSOFT, is an international CAD software provider through its network of over 300 partners in 80+ countries and regions. Its product ZWCAD+ is used by CAD designers across the AEC and MCAD industries.
Lightwork Design (Lightworks) provides world-leading rendering solutions to advanced 3D Computer graphics developers and designers.
Building on 25 years of experience, Lightworks is proud to remain at the forefront of innovative, cutting-edge rendering technology, with over 3 million users worldwide. The continual development of their integrated software enables physically accurate visualization with exceptional efficiency and control, within existing user-workflows. Their dynamic and skilled team thrives on the challenges of meeting 3D designing needs, providing software integration services, and creating market-focused and easy-to-use rendering applications.