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Argon 10

Argon: Powerful 3D Modeling for Occasional Users on Win and Mac

Argon 10 -- Research, Charitable & Retired EditionEnter the world of 3D modeling with more power and accuracy than any other product at this price point. Intended for those who only occasionally need 3D, Argon 11's hybrid solid and surface modeling capabilities provide unmatched flexibility in shape design with data accuracy that meets or exceeds any other software in this industry, thereby easing data translations and collaboration. Argon 11 is also an excellent companion product for those needing to add solids, surfaces, translators or rendering to their already-existing tool set. The renowned Ashlar-Vellum user interface makes Argon 11 faster to learn and use than any other product of its class.
Note: any user who purchased Argon v10 on or after July 1, 2018 is eligible for a free upgrade to Argon v11. These users will be automatically enrolled in the v11 beta program, issued v11 serial numbers, and may choose to use the Argon v11 beta or continue to use Argon v10 while they await the full release of v11.
Both Windows and Mac versions are shipped on the same media.

Features and benefits

  • Unified 3D surfacing and solids.
  • Class-A NURBS surface modeling.
  • True solid modeling.
  • Classic Vellum 2D/3D freeform wireframe integration.
  • Advanced Vellum Drafting Assistant for intelligent snaps and alignments in X,Y, and Z.
  • 2D non-associative view generation.
  • Surface analysis.
  • Extensive precision imports and exports including ACIS SAT, Pro/E, Parasolid, IGES, STEP, DXF, DWG, EPS, AI, CATIA and more.
  • Advanced photo-realistic rendering.
  • 3D web exports in ShockWave 3D, VRML, Viewpoint and more.
  • Fly-by, Walk-through, Object VR, and Panoramic VR animations.

Educational License Features

Enter the world of 3D modeling with more power and accuracy than any other product at this price point. Intended for those who only occasionally need 3D, Argon 10 Research, Charitable & Retired Edition's hybrid solid and surface modeling capabilities provide unmatched flexibility in shape design with data accuracy that meets or exceeds any other software in this industry, thereby easing data translations and collaboration. Argon 10 is also an excellent companion product for those needing to add solids, surfaces, translators or rendering to their already-existing tool set. The renowned Ashlar-Vellum user interface makes Argon 10 faster to learn and use than any other product of its class.
Note: any user who purchased Argon v10 on or after July 1, 2018 is eligible for a free upgrade to Argon v11. These users will be automatically enrolled in the v11 beta program, issued v11 serial numbers, and may choose to use the Argon v11 beta or continue to use Argon v10 while they await the full release of v11.
Both Windows and Mac versions are shipped on the same media.

Features and benefits

  • Unified 3D surfacing and solids.
  • Class-A NURBS surface modeling.
  • True solid modeling.
  • Classic Vellum 2D/3D freeform wireframe integration.
  • Advanced Vellum Drafting Assistant for intelligent snaps and alignments in X,Y, and Z.
  • 2D non-associative view generation.
  • Surface analysis.
  • Extensive precision imports and exports including ACIS SAT, Pro/E, Parasolid, IGES, STEP, DXF, DWG, EPS, AI, CATIA and more.
  • Advanced photo-realistic rendering.
  • 3D web exports in ShockWave 3D, VRML, Viewpoint and more.
  • Fly-by, Walk-through, Object VR, and Panoramic VR animations.

This Product is Also Known As

  • Argon RCR License

Proof of Academic Status Requirements

Research, Charitable & Retired Licensing (RCR)

This special-use software license of any of Ashlar's CAD or 3D modeling programs is for:

  1. Non-profit academic institutions with professors and paid graduate students doing CIVILIAN research;
  2. Academic institutions using the software internally, such as maintenance engineers employed by a university using for facilities management;
  3. Other charitable and non-profit organizations such as hospitals, churches and arts organizations including museums and theaters;
  4. Individuals who are FULLY retired from all gainful employment, over 65 years old, and doing non-commercial design work only
The order must must be accompanied by the following:
  • A signed RCR pre-ship agreement for each end user;
  • Charitable and non-profit organizations (i.e. hospitals, churches, and arts organizations including theaters and museums) must provide proof of non-profit status, such as a 501c3 form from the Internal Revenue Service.
Please note researchers and developers working for a military industrial complex such as many national labs governed by large universities do not qualify.

Student & Teacher Unit Licensing (STU)

Teachers using Ashlar software to teach design and their students must provide the following:

All STU licenses are activated with a registration code that expires 1 year from date of rental purchase. Active STU users must verify their eligibility each time they purchase or renew their rental.

Sending the Proof

Information regarding where to send your Proof of Educational Status will be automatically e-mailed to you upon receipt of your order. You can also check our Educational Orders FAQ.

Technical Support

Novedge does not provide technical support for educational versions of the software. If you need technical support please refer to the manufacturer website for additional information.
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