More presentation options
iIn the new PRESENTATION OPTION menu you can select from different render output options. Use the basic render, if you would like a crisp, neutral rendering. Use day, studio or night render options for more dynamic images/video presentations.
PAVIGYM- fitness floor configurations
In our official Ecdesign 4.6 version you can now create amazing PAVIGYM fitness floor configurations. You get access to PAVIGYM's full floor library and you can customize the layout down to individual floor tiles. In the automatic PDF presentation you can even include an estimate/ overview on what tiles/ how many tiles where used in each room of the layout.
Not seing the updates
If you are currently using the old Ecdesign 4.15, then you will not see the new updates. This is because Ecdesign 4.5 and higher is based on a new platform, so you will have download the new version here, www.ecdesign.se/download-ecdesign
Can I use the new Ecdesign on older computers?
Ecdesign is a 3D software so we do recommend using a computer with dedicated graphics (NVIDIA) however Ecdesign will run on most PC's. Really old computers lack support for Direct X11 and 3D will not load correctly. If this is the case for you, no problems, just go to settings in Ecdesign 4.6 and select "use 4.15 viewer". This will let you run Ecdesign with our legacy 4.15 viewer. We will have this option available for a longer period of time (until platform 5.).
Enroll in free e-learning courses
Be sure to enroll in free online video training courses. We have courses covering all aspects of Ecdesign. The e-learning site is truly the best way to learn Ecdesign.
We are happy to announce the release of our new referral program. Now you can earn money or extra subscription days by simply referring Ecdesign to someone you know.
New rendering options has been introduced with Ecdesign 4.6 and they can easily be accessed from the new Presentation Menu. You can choose basic Basic, Studio, Day and Night. The new render options all work with every type of presentation option (image, walkthrough video, 360 degree photo and video). This is just one of many new features and improvements available in the new Ecdesign 4.6 version.
360 degree presentations
With Ecdesign you can easily create 360 degree images and walkthrough videos. A 360 presentation is a very cool way to present the floor plan on either a computer or mobile device.
We have launched Ecdesign 4.6 today. The new version includes many new major improvements to Ecdesign all of which you can read more about here. Do a check for updates in Ecdesign 4.5 and the new Ecdesign 4.6 update will be downloaded. The update is of course free for all active users.
New Skydome feature - add 360 panorama views.
We are happy to announce a new big update is on it's way. Below you can ready about the new features and improvements coming very shortly. The new update is scheduled for release in the few next days.
New rendering options
More rendering types, such as very crisp basic rendering.
New rendering menu
Quickly choose render type, skydomes and focal zoom.
Optimized rendering process
Improved speed and memory handling which will make Ecdesign run even better on computers with less graphic power.
New 360 Skydomes
Add great looking 360 panorama views to your layout.
Once a rendered images is saved, the windows photo viewer will display the finished result (so you don’t have to look up the images every time.
New navigation option
New simple navigation (mouse mode) simple press left mouse button to move forward, right mouse button to back up.
Now you will be able to set 3 different speeds on your real-time navigation (so you can move faster in the layout without pressing down shift).
OTHER UPDATES/ IMPROVEMENTS
We are very happy to announce that Nussbaum Group and TRX are among the new manufacturers joining Ecdesign over the next coming weeks. Nussbaum is a world leading manufacturer of automotive- and heavy-duty lifts. TRX is a leading global brand in physical training and the industry leader in functional fitness.
Introducing Ecdesign live chat
This article was originally posted on Linkedin 2017-05-12
Author Richard Grönberg, Founder & CEO of Ecdesign.
I often get questions about who can use Ecdesign and the answer is simple, basically everyone. Ecdesign was designed to be fast and very user friendly, yet still very powerful. Below you will find a quick introduction on the Ecdesign workflow.
Here is a view of the 2D interface, where most of the planning takes place. In Ecdesign you can import an existing floor plan and use as a template, or start from scratch. Furnish the layout with real equipment from leading manufacturers in your industry. Drag out the objects (which are to scale) into the position of your choice.
Analyze the result in real-time 3D
At any time you can click a 3D button and enter a live scene based on your work in 2D. When in 3D you can add more objects, make quick changes such switching colors and materials on objects and the room structures. You can save images (up to 4k resolution) from any angle in 3D and even produce a beautiful walkthrough video which can be quickly shared. Check out the video above to see how it all works.
More cool features
Ecdesign main objective is to help users elevate their business using 3D. We include many ways to help present floor plans in the best and easiest way possible. For example you can also let Ecdesign instantly create professional PDF presentations, night time photos, 360 degree images/ video and soon even VR presentations using Oculus Rift.
Try it free
Now you can take Ecdesign out for a test drive. Simply visit ecdesign.se and sign up for a free 30 day trial- risk free.
Ecdesign is now used by several thousand organizations in well over 100 countries. We thought it would be great to share some of the stories we receive from our customers.
The first customer story we will share with you is Kai Feketefoldi from Wellness Pro, the biggest fitness equipment supplier in the Dominican Republic.
"As a fundamental rule to our company's value, we always strive to give our clients the best service, whether it involves the best equipment or service. However, when we discovered Ecdesign and it's potential, we quickly realized what a powerful tool it could be and that it could open doors to a whole new market we could not even begin to imagine that we could conquer".
Walkthrough video created with Ecdesign, by Kai Feketefoldi.
"Today, we are proudly the most innovative company in our country and boast about the best business proposal system in the whole caribbean, thanks to our exclusive audio/visual experiences from Ecdesign that now allow us to show our customers exactly how their fitness center would look like in real time, without any cost or compromise. From residencial to commercial and hospitality, we have been privildged to use Ecdesign in the most challenging of projects as one of our main marketing and sales tools and we have not a single regret.
As a company, we hope to continue to work closely with Ecdesign for all the years to come, as it gives us an unrivaled advantage over our competitors, while creating a great impression on each and every one of the businesses and individuals that we work with".
Check the video with Dave Rainey from Hunter Engineering as he talks about how Ecdesign helps sell more equipment and assist customers in creating a more productive shop facility.
Ecdesign Sweden announced this week the hiring of a industry professional Johanna Carlson. Johanna will be responible for the global customer communications at Ecdesign Sweden. Johanna Carlson was previously working as a senior consultant with new business development at Great Consulting Nordic.
Richard Grönberg, CEO & Founder of Ecdesign is confident Johanna will be a valuable addition to the growing Ecdesign team. "Johanna has a long experience in customer communication and I feel she will be a tremendeous asset to our company as we continue to grow rapidly".
Johanna resides in Örebro, Sweden and will work at the Ecdesign head office.
The blog is a great place to catch up on the latest news about Ecdesign 3D floor planner and room design software.