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Ashampoo 3D CAD Architecture 4

Design one room or an entire mansion (plus gardens) with this powerful tool

by Mike Williams

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Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English, German
Software Cost: $29.99 (Windows)
Date Updated: 22 January 2013
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Ashampoo 3D CAD Architecture 4
Design one room or an entire mansion (plus gardens) with this powerful tool

Ashampoo 3D CAD Architecture 4 is a very complete design tool which can help you plan and visualise anything from a single room to an entire building, and its surrounding grounds (carport, conservatories, garage and gardens, it's all here).

The program's Building Wizard - greatly extended in this version - gets you off to a speedy start. In just a moment you can choose the basic shape of your building floor, for instance (rectangle, L-shaped, U-shaped and so on). Enter the precise dimensions, add as many floors as you need, top off with the correct roof style from the 8 options on offer, and that's it: you can have the initial building shell displayed in just a few minutes.

But then, of course, the customisations begin. Outside, you might start by adding doors, windows, roof windows, maybe solar panels. Then inside you're able to set up each room with chairs, tables, shelving, lighting, cupboards, kitchen units, bathroom accessories, some electrical basics (speakers, a flatscreen TV) and the list goes on. The program doesn't have the largest object library so you're not going to be able to reproduce your living room 100% accurately, but there's enough here to be useful (and you can always import existing 3D objects in all the main formats if you need more).

Ashampoo 3D CAD Architecture 4 has then been extended even further in all kinds of areas. There are new 2D symbols, for instance; new angular measurement support; automatic area and length calculation for roofs, eaves, gorges, ridges and verges; new polygon measurement options; even shadow simulation to (for instance) help you plan the best place for photovoltaic systems.

If you're new to this kind of tool then you'll appreciate the sample projects included with the program. They're a little lacking in terms of interior design but there's still enough here to help you get started.

And when you've finished your project, Ashampoo 3D CAD Architecture 4 can help you share it by exporting everything from an item list or bill of quantities to 3D models in a range of common formats (CYG, 3DS, Caligari TrueSpace, DXF, VRML, Lightwave or Wavefront objects).

But if you need still more, check out the program's big brother, Ashampoo 3D CAD Professional. It adds 2D DXF/ DWG import/ export, Maxon Cinema 4D export, a versatile Window Designer, and more roof creation and design options, amongst other options.

Please note, despite the program's professional nature, the program still tries to install a browser toolbar during setup. If that's not something you need, pay close attention during installation, choose the Custom Installation option when it's offered and clear the relevant checkboxes.

Verdict:

The program doesn't have the largest object library, and it takes a while to learn, but Ashampoo 3D CAD Architecture 4 is capable of top quality results and provides an enormous amount of functionality for your money

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Ashampoo Burning Studio 2013 (v11.0.6)

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Ashampoo Burning Studio 2013 is a compact, simple, but surprisingly feature-packed disc burning suite.

The program makes it easy to create simple data discs and audio CDs, for instance: just drag and drop your files onto the list area and you'll be burning the finished disc in a couple of clicks.

That's just the start, though. Burning Studio 2013 can also create data discs with customised, interactive multi-page menus, perfect if you'd like a more professional way to share and present the disc contents.

A built-in backup tool allows you to create backups which may be encrypted, compressed, and span several CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays.

And there are modules to create VCD or SVCD video projects; burn video DVDs or Blu-ray discs from prepared folders; create, browse or burn disc images (ISO, CUE/ BIN and Ashdisc formats are supported); copy discs, erase them, design and print disc covers, labels and booklets, and more.

The focus throughout is on ease of use, though, and so Ashampoo Burning Studio 2013 remains very straightforward, whatever you're doing. Most disc projects are created via the same simple interface, and for the most part all you have to do is drag and drop the necessary files. But experts will find more advanced options are only a click away, and if you need to then you can set ISO and UDF version, enable Joliet, make a disc bootable and more.

Note the download here will take you to the Downloadcrew Software Store where you can download Burning Studio 2013.

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