Argon offers entry-level 3D modeling without the commitment of high-end professional packages. It contains the same solid and surface modeling, rendering engine and animation tools found in Cobalt™ and Xenon™, but without the high-end mechanical design and extreme productivity features you may not need yet. For both Macintosh and Windows, Argon lets you model and render with such a straightforward interface that you’ll forget you’re using a computer. Intended for those needing precision 3D modeling without cumbersome parametric history.
3D Models that SellLuc Heiligenstein designed this sports watch using both Ashlar-Vellum drafting and 3D modeling software.
The Vellum® magic is addictive—ask any Ashlar-Vellum customer why they use our products and you’ll hear about “Vellumness.” Across our product line, the uniting element is the magical feel of creative simplicity and efficient power. It anticipates your needs and quietly offers help without distraction or intrusion.
Switch seamlessly among modeling tools—create a solid then add a surface—or the other way around. Don’t change modes or views, simply work with any tool, any way you want.
Work in a non-linear creative environment—only Ashlar-Vellum’s Organic Workflow™ allows designers to create outstanding products through easy design iteration, transparent tools, and hands-on control of the production process. Start anywhere necessary within the design process and move freely in any direction. This allows the creative process to sustain radical change while still maintaining integrity.
Design FlexibilityYacht designer Antonio Dias, was frustrated with typical CAD programs. Then he discovered that Ashlar-Vellum 3D modeling software, freeing himself to focus purely on the art and precision design (to 1/1000 of an inch) of his boats.
Draw any shape—break through the limits of traditional CAD’s lines, arcs and circles to the world of organic shapes, free flowing curves and sensual lines.
Facilitate and improve manufacturing and analysis—3D models enable CAM-driven machining, rapid prototyping like stereolithography, and allow engineering analysis to be performed. Without them, you’re working in the dark.
Rise above the competition—leading design innovators share a common tool: Ashlar-Vellum products. From renowned jewelry designers in New York and Paris to athletic equipment companies in the Pacific Northwest, from Apple Computer to Scaled Composites, Argon’s flexibility frees creative people to focus on design.
From Vision to RealityAward winning designer Mark Gajewsky GSquared created the San Francisco, Cirque and Como ceiling fans.
Transfer files seamlessly—collaborate creatively with others. Even files from high-end, enterprise-based CAD programs can be imported and exported. Work within the power and elegance of the Vellum interface, then export the file to meet the demands of less enlightened CAD users.
Show what you mean—the photo-realistic rendering in Argon goes beyond visualization to reality. 3D models promote greater understanding among designers, customers and manufacturing.