23 Comments

  1. Hello Admin,

    Do you know when you will start showing videos of listed features?

    Thank you for answering my question.

    Dominic

  2. Hello,

    Has Softplan 2018 addressed the blurry text issue? Version 2014 still has a much better look (WHEN ZOOMED OUT) that 2016!
    It was the main issue I didn’t upgrade! I hope 2018 has reverted back to the older “crisper” text. This is an issue mostly when zoomed out on a drawing. Text should be legible at this zoomed out level as well as zoomed in. Looking forward to seeing the new rendering capabilities as well.

    Cheers!

  3. Will softplan plus subscribers receive a backup DVD or will the software be downloadable? If we don’t get a DVD is it possible to order one?

    Thank you admin for answering my question.

    Dominic

    • 2018 will definitely be available to SoftPlan+ subscribers for download, other details will be available closer to release.

        • Hello Will,

          At this time no date has been officially announced as told by my sales rep as of 1-13-17. We will have to wait for Softplan to make an announcement.

          Dominic

  4. I have a question about openings,

    In softplan 2016 some openings you can show the opening angle ( some doors like man doors, some windows) open in 3D. I would like to know in version 2018 is it possible to show all doors (like garage doors, all windows like casement, awning, ETC.) open in 3D? The reason why I ask this is I think it adds realism and when you do renderings you can show them in the open position. It’s also nice to walk around in 3D and have all the doors open (like garage doors, ETC.) without having to walk right through a closed door. It also helps when working with animation walk-thru’s. I did suggest this about when 2016 came out in case you were wondering why I am asking about this feature.

    Thank you for answering my long comment. :-)

    Dominic

  5. I currently have softplan 2016 with softplan plus was included for two years when I purchased 2016 as an upgrade, my question is when should I call and continue my subscription to softplan plus? I would like to have my subscription not be interrupted when softplan 2018 gets released.

    Thank you for answering my question.

    Dominic

    • Please give the sales people a call on Monday, they’re out today due to weather. They can look at your record and let you know how to proceed.

  6. Thank you for your reply admin,

    Do you know when you might start displaying features of 2018 for those that can’t attend the builders show?

    Thank you for answering my question.

    Dominic

  7. It looks like a new rendering quality (of exterior of home on this page) Is it a new rendering engine or has existing rendering engine been upgraded?

    Also has the system requirements changed for version 2018?

    Thank you for answering my questions.

    Dominic

    • The rendering capability has been enhanced for SoftPlan 2018. Hardware requirements remain substantially the same. The image your looking at was CPU generated and would generate faster with a better processor.

      • Thank you for your reply admin.

        I noticed that when you look at the link to rendering of exterior of home part of it says path-trace. Does that mean we lost those pesky little rendering boxes when rendering with 2016 and have a new way of rendering with 2018?

        If you can, please explain the how the enhanced rendering engine works. I see that it is CPU based, is the new engine render any faster than the previous engine that runs softplan 2016?

        Any improvements to rendering (in textured mode) with a GPU Video card?

        Thank you for answering my questions.

        Dominic

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