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OVERVIEW

Artios CAD

ArtiosCAD is the world’s most popular structural packaging design editor.

 

Unrivaled in structural packaging design

ArtiosCAD is the world’s most popular structural design software for packaging design. With dedicated tools specifically designed for packaging professionals for structural design, product development, virtual prototyping and manufacturing, ArtiosCAD increases productivity throughout your company.

ArtiosCAD is the ideal product for all corrugated, folding carton and POP, POS, FSDU display designers.

 

Design Productivity

Intelligent drafting tools with interactive display elements increase packaging designer productivity.

 

Rebuildable Designs

Smart standards save design time and reduce errors. Intelligent, resizable design library of the US, ECMA, FEFCO and display standards make design decisions for you. A powerful rebuild design feature allows designs to be parametrically rebuilt with new geometric values.

 

Reduce production costs

Structural design and graphic design integration with productions files eliminate costly mistakes down stream in the workflow.

 

Think in 3D, design in 3D

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Packaging designers often think in 3D but must draw a structural design on a 2-dimensional “drawing board”. Now designerscan actually start creating packaging designs in 3D with ArtiosCAD. Users start with a product model and automaticallyresize a Standard design to fit the product. Dedicated tools allow users to create internal fitments andwindows that follow the product’s shape.

ArtiosCAD creates a variety of 3D models of commonpackaging products like cans, bottles, glasses and bags. Theseproduct models support parametric design, allowing users to resizea single model to create a wide variety of shapes and sizes.

 

Designing displays

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ArtiosCAD has the tools to quickly design POP (Point of Purchace), POS (Point of Sale) and FSDU (Free Standing Display Units) displays. Whether you’re working in corrugated carton, in re-board or other rigid materials, ArtiosCAD makes it easy and straightforward to design POS, POP, FSDU... Start from scratch or run one of many display standards. With dedicated 3D tools, ArtiosCAD allows you to assembly the separate parts of the displays without any hassles. 

 

Packaging CAD software

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Packaging CAD software or a complete packaging CAD system differs from other 3D editors. ArtiosCAD comes with very specific packaging knowledge and tools. Dedicated packaging functionality makes it not only easier to design packaging and displays. It also makes it possible to deliver the results your customers expect in the shortest amount of time. ArtiosCAD’s level of packaging expertise is second to none. Packaging professionals work best with a complete packaging CAD system, and ArtiosCAD is the absolute standard.

Complete solutions from one company means native compatibility between ArtiosCAD and sample making or display producing with a Kongsberg cutting table.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

Structural packaging design and manufacturing

2D Design

  • Create new and unique designs in seconds from scratch or by using the extensive library of folding carton and corrugated styles.
  • Create reusable, parametric designs using simple drafting tools.
  • Integrate graphic design files into the CAD design file.
  • Vectorize edges in any graphic to produce an outline around elements in the image.

 

3D Design

  • Powerful 3D design tools enable quick folding of the final folded design for even complex designs with curved creases.
  • Control fold angles and mating of multiple design elements for quality control inspection of folds, tucks, flaps, inserts and fitments.
  • Visualize the assembly and folding sequence of designs, create assembly instructions and assembly animation movies.
  • Create 3D models of primary product such as cans, bottles, glasses and bags.
  • Create exact fitting packaging around imported 3D models or 3D models created directly in ArtiosCAD.

 

Interoperability

  • Import Collada, CATIA, ProE, STEP, SAT, IGES or SolidWorks 3D, Siemens NX or Parasolid 3D solid models from other 3D modeling programs directly into ArtiosCAD to directly create packaging based on the imported product, part or assembly.
  • Export to native IGES,STEP,ACIS or XCGM 3D model format.
  • Adobe Illustrator Import plug-in enables native ArtiosCAD ARD files to be imported into Illustrator maintaining the ArtiosCAD layers and information and provides dedicated tools to preserve CAD data within Adobe Illustrator.
  • Adobe Illustrator Export plug-in will allow exporting graphic information directly to ArtiosCAD. This helps structural designers create CAD files that follow graphic outlines - particularly important for designers of displays and folding cartons, where the final package die cut must often follow specific graphic features.
  • Import and export native PDF files to ArtiosCAD based on PDF libraries licensed from Adobe Systems.

 

Manufacturing

  • Automatically calculate sheet layouts that have minimum production costs.
  • Quickly create quality die boards and coating blankets from a sheet layout for flat and rotary dies.
  • Automatically generate ejection rubber profiles for a cutting die.
  • Automated layout of rubber profiles optimizes the cutting layout using a powerful nesting tool that balances sheet usage with element grouping.
  • Create the complete design of individual counter plates automatically.
  • Quickly design top and bottom stripping sets as well as the front waste separator.
  • Automated tools to create one-piece steel counter.

 

Database

  • Full relational database allows for easy and flexible searching for and design criteria, including custom user fields.
  • Create reports that ‘automatically’ format themselves based on the items and information required including 3D thumbnails.
  • Create automated bill of material reports that can be generated on multi-part design projects with the click of a button.

 

Enterprise Database

  • Web-accessible central database with user login security.
  • Save and retrieve all assets (CAD, PDF, Word, Excel, 3D, etc.).
  • Full relational database allows for for easy and flexible searching.
  • Offline database caching and auto-synchronization.
  • Read more in this ArtiosCAD Enterprise brochure.

DETAILED SPECIFICATIONS

ArtiosCAD modules

2D Drafting Solution

  • Create new and unique designs with flexible and easy to use tools that are optimized to create the geometry needed for packaging with the minimum mouse movements and keystrokes.
  • Create designs in seconds using the extensive library of folding carton and corrugated styles provided with ArtiosCAD
  • Add value from conceptual design through production tooling by fully integrating graphics into ArtiosCAD. Vectorize edges in any graphic to produce an outline around elements in the image.
  • Open, examine, measure and output any supported file type.
  • Import native PDF files to ArtiosCAD using PDF libraries licensed from Adobe Systems.
  • Export 2D and 3D PDF files of final designs with graphics or auto-generated reports.
  • Turn the ArtiosCAD environment into an information management tool by adding an unlimited number of user-defined fields which can be manually entered or be automatically calculated based on the geometry of the design.
  • Design many types of report templates that can be automatically run by any user.

  

3D Drafting Solution

  • Create new and unique designs with flexible and easy to use tools that are optimized to create the geometry needed for packaging with the minimum mouse movements and keystrokes.
  • Create designs in seconds using the extensive library of folding carton and corrugated styles provided with ArtiosCAD.
  • Add value from conceptual design through production tooling by fully integrating graphics into ArtiosCAD. Vectorize edges in any graphic to produce an outline around elements in the image.
  • Open, examine, measure and output any supported file type.
  • Import native PDF files to ArtiosCAD using PDF libraries licensed from Adobe Systems.
  • Export 2D and 3D PDF files of final designs with graphics or auto-generated reports.
  • Quickly fold designs for viewing, quality control and assembly details.
  • Animation steps can be recorded as the design is folded or assembled to create 3D views with animations quickly.
  • Round-trip workflow with leading palletization solutions to generate pallet patterns from 3D structure in ArtiosCAD, view complete solution in 3D and generate reports.
  • Turn the ArtiosCAD environment into an information management tool by adding an unlimited number of user-defined fields which can be manually entered or be automatically calculated based on the geometry of the design.
  • Design many types of report templates that can be automatically run by any user.

 

 

3D Modelling Solution

  • Create new and unique designs with flexible and easy to use tools that are optimized to create the geometry needed for packaging with the minimum mouse movements and keystrokes.
  • Create designs in seconds using the extensive library of folding carton and corrugated styles provided with ArtiosCAD.
  • Add value from conceptual design through production tooling by fully integrating graphics into ArtiosCAD. Vectorize edges in any graphic to produce an outline around elements in the image.
  • Open, examine, measure and output any supported file type.
  • Import native PDF files to ArtiosCAD using PDF libraries licensed from Adobe Systems.
  • Export 2D and 3D PDF files of final designs with graphics or auto-generated reports.
  • Quickly fold designs for viewing, quality control and assembly details.
  • Animation steps can be recorded as the design is folded or assembled to create 3D views with animations quickly and output to a 3D PDF with animation or to other movie formats.
  • Create 3D models of products such as cans, bottles, glasses and bags.
  • Define cross section for the shape of the 3D product or modify to create a model that varies in shape.
  • View 3D models of sample products with their packaging designed in ArtiosCAD.
  • Import 3D solid models from other 3D modeling programs directly into ArtiosCAD 3D.
  • Turn the ArtiosCAD environment into an information management tool by adding an unlimited number of user-defined fields which can be manually entered or be automatically calculated based on the geometry of the design.
  • Design many types of report templates that can be automatically run by any user.

 

Resizeable Design Tools

  • Create reusableparametric designs using any of ArtiosCAD’s drafting tools.
  • Convert fixed designs to variable geometry for complete flexibility to rebuild different variants.
  • Step-by-step playback of parametric designs enable examination of how a design was built and allows for editing during playback.
  • Access a library of general-purpose geometry tools to quickly add components to designs.
  • Add parametric designs to the Style Catalog to make them available to all users.

 

Layout Tools

  • Powerful nest and copy tools graphically construct sheet layouts.
  • Add different designs to create mixed sheet layouts.
  • Calculate sheet size using the edge allowances for the selected machinery.
  • Automatically calculate sheet layouts that have minimum production costs.
  • Create a layout pattern of blanks and send to leading palletization solutions to eliminate duplicate data entry and streamline shipping estimates.
 

Die-making Tools

  • Quickly create quality flat and rotary dieboards and coating blankets from a sheet layout.
  • Automatic solution for generating ejection rubber profiles for a cutting die with an automatic layout feature that optimizes the cutting layout using a powerful nesting tool that balances sheet usage with element grouping.
  • Create a complete design of individual counter plates automatically.
  • Create one-piece steel counter automatically.
  • Quickly design top and bottom stripping sets as well as the front waste separator.
  • Complete toolset for simple generation of steel, flat-top, grid and combo blankers.

Free ArtiosCAD ARD Import/Export Plug-in

  • Seamless, round-trip communication between structural and graphic designers directly within Adobe® Illustrator®.
  • Open native ArtiosCAD files in Adobe® Illustrator® with all the CAD layers viewable.
  • Open enriched Adobe® Illustrator® PDF files in ArtiosCAD with graphics automatically in register.

 

 

Enterprise Database

  • The centralized, web-based database can store all project assets including CAD, PDF, 3D, MS-Office, Cape and more. Powerful search functions with filters, key words and attributes can be saved to retrieve instant results of common search criteria. Secure database requires user login and allows for security access groups to be set up. Designers can work offline with access to central assets and defaults with automatic synchronization when reconnecting to the network.
  • The Enterprise database can be accessed via any web browser for real time access of project status, information and data. Automatic notifications can be set to send emails and update dashboards whenever documents are saved or updated.
  • Options are available to add web-based collaboration on projects and automated task workflows. Sales reps can electronically initiate projects and design requests online.
  • Read more in this ArtiosCAD Enterprise brochure.

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