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Designed to help you sell, BathCAD is our leading design software for bathroom professionals.

Developed continuously over twenty years, BathCAD is uniquely fast and easy to learn. A standard bathroom design takes just minutes to generate and includes accurate dimensioned plans, stunning 3D photorealistic images, detailed layouts for installation and a full list of all the included items ready for pricing and ordering.

From the UK's largest retailer, Bathstore, to the independent designer or installer, BathCAD is proven to help you sell more, and to sell more quickly: it accelerates the sales cycle, enables you to respond quickly and accurately to customer requests – and engages your clients with stunningly realistic 3D presentations which really bring your designs to life.

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Simple to use ...
Created by designers for designers, our software has an uncluttered design interface, is intuitive and easy to use. Its unique flexibility complements and showcases your own design skills.

 
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The fastest design solution ... 
With just a day’s workshop style training (included as standard with every copy of the software) or a couple of hours using our online tutorial, stunning room designs can be created in less than ten minutes. 

 
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Perfect presentations ...
The quality of graphics in the BathCAD system guarantees stunning 3D presentations wherever and whenever you need them - in showrooms, on desktop and laptop computers, on tablets, smartphones , online and via email.

 
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Custom Software Specialists ...
We're experts in developing custom software and services to reflect our clients' precise requirements for design, pricing and business process management. 
Learn more about our custom services >

 
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Partnerships ...
BathCAD's partnerships with leading industry suppliers provide you with more free of charge supplier-specific graphics libraries to enhance your designs and help you sell.
Learn more about our Partnership Programme > 

 
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Open architecture ...
Our software, which conforms to international software development standards, supports an open architecture to ensure that it interfaces seamlessly with leading business management solutions.
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Our simple to use design software couldn't be easier to learn. To ensure that all our customers achieve the maximum return on their investment in ArtiCAD software, we present a wealth of training options - each designed to make sure that you understand the software, what it is capable of – and, most importantly, what it can do for your business. And we do this without impacting on or disrupting your day-to-day activities.

Our range of training options is designed to deliver exactly this. Regardless of which type of training you opt for, we guarantee that you will find it clear, concise, informative – and stimulating.

ArtiCAD’s training options include:

  • In-house training
  • On-site training
  • Online training
  • Webinars
  • Train the trainer
  • Dedicated training materials

To find out more about ArtiCAD’s different training options please click here

Graphics

As any BathCAD user will know, a picture really is worth a thousand words. Well-chosen and perfectly presented graphics bring your BathCAD design to life - and help you sell.

ArtiCAD offers an enormous and inspiring collection of graphics from which you can choose, regardless of whether you need generic items, manufacturer-specific products, files imported from a huge range of external sources or even one-off commissions, developed especially for you.

Generic graphics

BathCAD’s generic graphics catalogue contains thousands of images in an easily-searchable format, allowing you to pick and choose the specific items you need for your design. And the majority of these items can be customised by you, saving you time and effort, and ensuring that the final design delivers exactly what you and your customers are looking for.

Manufacturer specific graphics

Working closely with leading national and international manufacturers to the bathroom market, through ArtiCAD's Supplier Partnership Programme, we have developed hundreds of supplier-specific catalogues. These provide a treasure trove for the designer who specifically wishes to use items from a named manufacturer. Furniture, worktops, sanitary ware, accessories, lighting, wall finishes, flooring and so much much more – all available at your fingertips.

Imported graphics

BathCAD users are able to import graphics of their choice from a wide range of different external sources. Notable amongst these is support for direct 3D graphics model import from Trimble SketchUp. Wherever you source your graphics, they can then be customised within the BathiCAD software, drawing upon a huge number of additional design functions such as applying surface textures and finishes, and finishes including reflectance and 3D bump mapping to give the models – and your designs – increased realism and vibrant detailing.

Custom-made graphics

Our expert team of designers is on hand to create an exclusive library of your graphics or to build one-off graphics for your special projects and to help you make the most of your most challenging commissions.

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System Requirements

BathCAD works efficiently on most entry-level PCs with a quad core processor, under the Microsoft Windows Operating System and can be deployed onto a server if required.  

BathCAD operates on all supported versions of Microsoft Windows.

If you are purchasing new hardware, we recommend the following minimum specification:

  • i7 Processor, preferably a 5th Generation processor or higher, Intel or powerful alternative 
  • Minimum 8GB RAM
  • 3.0 GHz or above
  • Microsoft Windows 7, 8 or 10 

Our technical team will be happy to assist you if required. Please contact your local ArtiCAD office. 

Selecting the correct processor

The more powerful your processor, the faster it will render the image. If you feel your renders are taking too long you will need to look at upgrading your processor. Some systems have a limited capacity for upgrading the processor. However in most cases you will need to upgrade your entire system to get access to a faster processor.

Desktop processors are more powerful than the equivalent laptop version (laptop processors are optimised to conserve battery life in preference to processing performance). If you do not need a portable system then you will get better value from a desktop than a laptop. You can get laptop systems that are almost as powerful but expect to pay a lot more.

The current batch of Intel processors are split into three ranges - i3 (bottom), i5 (middle) and i7 (top). There are many different versions of each range with varying performance. We recommend the i7 processor.

While cheaper processors options (e.g. AMD A4, A6 and A8 CPUs) are fine for simpler desktop applications such as web browsing or writing documents, you will notice a difference in performance with more intensive tasks such as rendering images.

Within each range there are lots of different models of CPU. This is denoted by a four-digit number (and maybe one or more letters).

For example:

i7 3250M - 2 cores @ 2.9 GHz

http://ark.intel.com/products/64893/Intel-Core-i7-3520M-Processor-4M-Cache-up-to-3_60-GHz

i7 5960X - 8 cores @ 3.0 GHz

http://ark.intel.com/products/82930/Intel-Core-i7-5960X-Processor-Extreme-Edition-20M-Cache-up-to-3_50-GHz

Although both say i7 on them, there is a HUGE difference in performance. Performing an Internet search of the range and model number with the word “benchmark” will provide some useful comparisons.

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