ArtiosCAD features: 3D CAD software for simplified product packaging design - Esko


The world’s most popular structural design software for packaging

ArtiosCAD: Unrivaled in structural packaging design

All the tools for smart structural design
& manufacturing of packaging

2D Packaging 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.

Fastrack assembly instructions

Creating assembly instructions can be a laborious, time-consuming task for your designers – but it just got easier. Using dedicated tools within ArtiosCAD, designers can produce detailed, annotated assembly and setup instructions faster than ever before, saving precious time to focus on more creative tasks.

  • Create assembly instruction documents easily within ArtiosCAD, using dedicated tools to add annotations, symbols, labels, simple headers and footers
  • Simplify your workflow – there’s no need for additional software applications to create instructions
  • Update and modify instructions effortlessly when faced with design changes

ArtiosCAD Preflight

ArtiosCAD Preflight will analyze your structural designs and flags all quality issues.

  • Faster design times
  • Consistent design quality
  • Quality control at the click of a button
  • Improve die press throughput

The ultimate toolbox
for efficient packaging design

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The ultimate toolbox for efficient packaging design

POP Displays made easy

Drastically reduce your design time when creating the most complex POP displays with ArtiosCAD's dedicated display functionality.

ArtiosCAD lets you create and visualize your display in 3D in just a few clicks:

  • easily add display hooks
  • automatically fit products in the display
  • work with multi-parts on a single canvas
  • quickly estimate how much material is needed to produce your display components
  • extract reports, like a Bill of Materials or technical data
  • and much more …

Download POP displays
from the store

The ArtiosCAD Display Store makes designing alluring displays possible for everyone. Download templates for a wide range of POS (or POP) designs and create production ready displays in minutes instead of hours.

The store offers ArtiosCAD files optimized for cutting with a Kongsberg table. A mounting video is included with each design.

Streamline & centralize

With ArtiosCAD Enterprise, design teams at corrugated, folding carton and display converters use an online, secure database for all their assets.

  • Web-accessible central database with user login security.
  • Save and retrieve all assets (CAD, PDF, Word, Excel, 3D, etc.).
  • Full relational database allows for easy and flexible searching.
  • Easily create reports and bill of material reports on multi-part design projects

Import / export seamlessly

  • 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.

Efficient 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.

Smart palletization

  • Advanced integration between ArtiosCAD and Cape Pack palletizing software makes it possible to move from a packaging design to the ideal pallet scheme, and back again.
  • Send structural design from ArtiosCAD to Cape for pallet solution.
  • Send knock-down flats (KDF) from ArtiosCAD to Cape for get optimal case design and pallet load.
  • Send pallet solution from Cape to ArtiosCAD for realistic 3D viewing with graphics.
  • Send primary pack arrangement from Cape to ArtiosCAD to view in 3D the actual primary product arrangement in the right-sized secondary package.
  • Include full palletization data and views in ArtiosCAD reports.
  • Use Cape primary and secondary design solutions to automatically create right-sized designs in ArtiosCAD.
Palletization in ArtiosCAD
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