Esko-Graphics has released a new version of its ArtiosCAD computer aided packaging design software. In addition to a suite of user interface enhancements, the Version 5.0 update includes new drafting, die tooling, and manufacturing tools – and a virtual prototyping module that allows users to create graphically enhanced 3D animations.

According to Susie Stitzel, CAD product manager: “This release is really centered around presentation capabilities. First, we added the ability to review high resolution graphics, in common formats like Illustrator or PDF, from within the CAD program—already a significant quality control improvement. Then, we provided the capability to apply the graphics to a structure and view the entire package in 3D.”

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