Version 3 of Zund Design Center (ZDC) - Zund's plug-in for Adobe Illustrator that lets users create packaging and displays with just a few mouse clicks - is now available for download.
The centerpiece of ZDC is a library of parametric designs for folding carton, corrugated cardboard, sandwich material, PVC and PP. To scale or change any of the designs provided, the user has to enter basic measurements, and the program automatically calculates all other dimensions. Single or multi-part structural designs can be viewed in 3D preview and freely manipulated by moving the mouse.
The software offers several export options for interactive 3D PDFs, .png files, and 3D objects (.dae, .obj, .stl). All designs are prepared for importing directly into Zund Cut Center (ZCC) with no additional steps required.
With the latest update, ZDC offers new templates for creating structural designs for floor stands, countertop and shelf displays, etc.. Zund has also made the software more user friendly - design previews can now be updated with a mouse click immediately after a change in dimensions. For users who want to create their own designs, the .ai file
already contains all available processing methods in separate layers. In the ‘panel properties’ section, new multi-part designs can be put together in a few steps. And in 3D preview mode, users can modify parameters such as material thickness.