Introducing SketchUp and VR support
The new Ecdesign 4.7 is finally here. The latest update is one of the biggest ever done in Ecdesign. Ecdesign 4.7 includes a new feature making it possible to import of SketchUp 3D models. This means you can search and import models from 3D Warehouse or create your own using SketchUp. 3D Warehouse contains millions of free models and now you can add them to your Ecdesign layout. Learn how to use SketchUp with Ecdesign.
Experience your layout in VR
Now you can step into your finished Ecdesign floorplan design in full immersive VR. In Ecdesign 4.7 we introduce support for Oculus Rift VR headsets. Oculus Rift is unlike anything you´ve ever experienced. Combining Ecdesign with Oculus Rift VR will truly make you feel like you are stepping insidethe layout. Learn how to use Ecdesign with the Rift.
We have received alot of requests to add more symbols to Ecdesign and now there is a new update in the Standard library (generic library).
In the symbols library you now will find new 2D symbols (they will not appear in 3D).
In the same update we have included a number of new LED light options. The new lights are available in the STANDARD object library under LAMPS.
More presentation options
In 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.
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.