DesignWorkshop® - the power tool for spatial design!

Buy Now DesignWorkshop® Professional is a complete software power tool for creating 3D models, walkthroughs, and renderings, from initial sketches to polished presentations.
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"Very impressed with product, even more impressed with the clarity and humanity of the Tutorial..."
— Jim Hayward, UK

"Wonderful application. You can work so much quicker than in other CAD programs like ArchiCAD and VectorWorks. ...I found it intuitive and very pleasant to use."
— Mario Lenoti, New Zealand

"I must say that this package is the most impressive software package I have used since I learned to use computers 16 years ago. I have used in my office FormZ, ACADR14, ACAD LT98, Animation Master and tooled with various other 3D packages."
— Gary Bonato, Australia

"The online tutorial was really helpful in doing the really hard stuff using this amazing product."
— Krishan Alexander, Sri Lanka

"Though I use ACAD for my designs, I find this one very very user-friendly, and there's nothing like seeing the design development in 3D."
— Anand. Bala, Bahrain

"Thank you so so much for such a beautiful tool."
— Daniel Bueno, Dominican Republic

"I would like to congratulate you and your company for the effort that is this truly amazing piece of architectural design... Even though I already have AutoCAD 2000 I find this software more easy to manipulate, yet it yields very intricate design."
— Ashley Espedido

"My job is quantum molecular modeling, but, as an admirator of Palladio, I am interested in Architecture. With the help of your marvelous DesignWorkshop, I think I'll make progress in the field of Architectural Design as an 'Amateur éclairé'."
— Dan Vasilescu, France

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Putting the Design into C. A. D.

For professional designers who create built-environment models and images, including architects, interior designers, landscape architects, and exhibit and production designers — a uniquely fast, easy and creative 3D visualization environment, great rendering quality, and unlimited modeling capabilities — DesignWorkshop Professional, fully cross-platform 3D design software for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000 and Macintosh Classic.

DesignWorkshop allows you to quickly and creatively sketch spatial ideas in live 3D perspective, then develop and refine them efficiently with simple yet powerful and accurate editing tools. Your design visions will spring to life instantly using real-time rendering with lights and textures built in. And with the LightWorks rendering modules of DesignWorkshop Professional, one menu command produces a professional anti-aliased presentation rendering of your creation.

Compatibility Note: DesignWorkshop® is currently available in old but functional editions for all active versions of Windows except Vista, and for Macintosh Classic (PPC processor only). Special installation instructions are applicable to a few configurations of Windows XP. The current Macintosh version works well in the Classic environment, and is compatible with Mac OS X (PPC processor), but it is not native for Mac OS X, and it is incompatible with Intel processor Macintoshes.

a uniquely creative live 3D modeling environment

The powerful DesignWorkshop modeling environment is based on the simple, unique concept of the live 3D crosshair, so you can model in real perspective space, using easy click-and-drag direct-manipulation editing to create, resize, and reshape walls, roofs, openings, etc.

DesignWorkshop is the first real 3D design tool for creating form in space. Traditional drafting software only works in two dimensions, like pencil and paper. Most so-called "3D applications" are really just souped-up drafting software, with little or no editing available in the perspective view. The few other powerful 3D solid modeling systems available are complicated to learn and use, and too rigid for creative design work.

With DesignWorkshop, you actually design and build live in three dimensions. MacWEEK called DesignWorkshop "the most direct 3D interface short of a dataglove". MacWorld calls it "an excellent, lower-priced alternative to high-end architectural design packages." David Stovall, the original AOL graphics forum leader, says DesignWorkshop "is the closest thing to intuitive design out there."

DesignWorkshop Pro makes live 3D design practical today

Frankly, live 3D design with DesignWorkshop simply blows away other professional modeling tools like form-Z and AutoCAD. Traditional CAD is just too linear and cumbersome for creative 3D sketching of architectural ideas. But DesignWorkshop breaks through the complexity barrier with a different philosophy — just a few perfectly selected, well-balanced, very powerful modeling tools — instead of literally hundreds of hyper-specialized CAD functions.

DesignWorkshop Pro is a new kind of CAD that truly respects and responds to the craft and creative intelligence of the design professional. And with excellent translators included for DXF, DWG, VRML, Radiance, and other industry standards, the DesignWorkshop modeling process integrates smoothly with all of the mainstream production CAD drafting systems.

For affordable power in 3D home design and easy web world building, DesignWorkshop Classic is a quality 3D home design application at a great price price of just $99.95. DesignWorkshop Classic comes complete with 3D furniture and materials, on a 200MB dual platform CD-ROM, available for online ordering with optional immediate downloading.

For people doing 3D with a zero budget, Artifice now also provides DesignWorkshop Lite free for downloading or just $19.95 on CD-ROM. It's a 3D design starter program based on DesignWorkshop that's got plenty of power for home design, remodeling and shop projects, or just for serious tire-kicking.

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DesignWorkshop Tutorials - How it works, step by step.
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DesignWorkshop Technical Overview - The big ideas behind this software.
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Order DesignWorkshop Professional online today for just $499. DesignWorkshop Classic is also available online for just $99.95 direct. Special pricing for academic purchases is available on request.

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