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ESKO ArtiosCAD software - package snapshotArtiosCAD is the world's most popular structural design software for packaging design.

With dedicated tools specifically designed for packaging professionals for structural design, product development, virtual prototyping and manufacturing, ArtiosCAD increases productivity throughout your company.

ArtiosCAD is the ideal product for all corrugated, folding carton and POP display designers. Artios CAD's Design Modules are the best there are today.

The design and drafting tools of ArtiosCAD include functions that structural designers need to get their job done accurately and efficiently. The tool alignment and snapping features provide graphical feedback, helping both experienced and new users immediately become more productive. Complete 3D integration allows for quick prototyping of designs and presentations, eliminating communication errors and reducing design review cycles.

ArtiosCAD's layout and tooling design features can be used to create plate layouts and die tooling - optimized for the production equipment that will be used in manufacturing. The integrated database and reporting features enhance communication within your company as well as with external suppliers. 

ArtiosCAD's Adobe® Illustrator® plugins truly create the first round-trip workflow for structural and graphic designers. 

ESKO Artios CAD software - package design snapshot

Key benefits

  • Superior drafting tools increase packaging designer productivity
  • Smart Standards save time and reduce errors
  • 3D modeling and design provide fast prototyping and presentations
  • Powerful and efficient layout and tooling design reduce production costs
  • Relational database offers flexible library searches and reports

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ArtiosCAD , Cad-X Client, SpecLink Server (15)

Version: 7.3

  • Operating system: Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 SP1, Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 R2, Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Server SP3 or higher¹, Microsoft® Windows® XP Pro SP2 or higher, Microsoft® Windows® XP Pro 64-bit, Mac OS® X Tiger 10.4 /Parallels® Desktop 3.0 running on an Intel® Mac with Limitations, See Release Notes. Windows Vista Business Edition with limitations, See Release Notes.
    VMWare Fusion and Mac Bootcamp may be used in an experimental mode. They are not supported for this release.
  • Processor: Intel® Pentium 4, 1 GHz compatible or higher processor, Intel® Mac Intel® Core Duo processor with Mac/Parallels® Desktop
  • Memory: 1 GB or higher, Esko ArtiosCAD 3D Designer, 3D Connection and Animation modules require 2 GB RAM or higher
  • Harddisk (18) space required for Esko software installation: 5 GB for the Esko ArtiosCAD application and 500 MB available on the system partition
  • Display: 1024X768, High Color (16 bit) minimum display
  • Display Adapter: Esko ArtiosCAD 3D module requires a display adapter that is OpenGL and Direct-X compliant; Esko ArtiosCAD 3D Designer, 3D Connection, and Animation require a display adapter with 128 MB or more video RAM
  • I/O Ports: Parallel or USB port for Esko ArtiosCAD license locked to a security key, Additional USB port for optional Esko ArtiosCAD Rubber Nesting feature if purchased
  • Mouse: 3 button (2 button can be used with feature limitations)
  • Database: Esko ArtiosCAD installs Microsoft® SQL Server 2005 Express Edition by default, Esko ArtiosCAD also supports: Microsoft® SQL Server 2005, including 64-bit version; Microsoft® SQL Server 7²; Microsoft® SQL Server 2000 w/ SP3 or greater; Oracle® versions 7.3.2³ or greater; Microsoft® MSDE where installed in a prior Esko ArtiosCAD version


Normal installation of Esko ArtiosCAD products requires access to a DVD drive.

Typical Esko ArtiosCAD installations can be Standalone (meaning no other systems are required for Esko ArtiosCAD to work and no configurations are shared), Server (meaning it shares configuration, database, and license files with other machines on the network), or Standard Client (meaning it gets its configuration and license information from an Esko ArtiosCAD Server on the network and shares a common database residing on that server). Custom installation allows distribution of Esko ArtiosCAD Server functions to two or three machines.

Where the SafeNet® Sentinel® Superpro Driver is used to license Esko ArtiosCAD it is required that a security dongle be placed on an ISA Parallel port or a USB port. PCI parallel ports, USB to parallel converters, etc. are not supported with the parallel key option.

¹ Support of Microsoft® Window® 2000 will retire with the next major revision of Esko ArtiosCAD. As of 09/04/07 SolidWorks® did not support their SolidWorks® 2007 version on Microsoft® Windows® 2000 o/s. Esko ArtiosCAD7.30 or higher will not load on a Microsoft® Windows® 2000 operating system if the SolidWorks Import/Export module is activated in the Feature Selection dialog window during ArtiosCAD installation.

² Support of Microsoft® SQL Server 7 will retire with the next major revision of Esko ArtiosCAD. The next major revision of Esko ArtiosCAD will support Microsoft® SQL Server 2000 and Microsoft® SQL Server2005.

³ Support of Oracle® 7.3.2, 8, and 8i will retire with the next major revision of Esko ArtiosCAD. The next major revision of Esko ArtiosCAD will support Oracle® 9i and 10g.
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