About Punch! CAD
Punch! Software was founded in 1998 with the premise that 3D design software should be as fun to use as it is productive. In November of 2006 Punch! acquired CadSoft Solutions to expand into the neighboring Computer Aided Design (CAD) market. Carrying these CAD products into their existing channels, Punch became the fastest growing retail CAD company in 2007 and retains the leading market share in this segment through today with the ViaCAD™ product line. In 2008, Punch! launched the innovative SHARK™ line of conceptual design tools which quickly gained recognition for their innovative approach to design, deep feature set, interoperability, and value.
Punch! recognizes the value of the CAD market and is currently growing an excellent base of partners who can assist in sales and support of professional CAD users. Punch! provides separate and distinct sales and support services for the professional and the more casual user, while at the same time sharing development resources across both groups. Using these methods, Punch! delivers exceptional products at a competitive price point in all markets.
In May of 2010, Encore Software acquired the assets of Punch! bringing significant additional resources to the products, business partners, and customers. And by June, the combined teams have successfully launched two new CAD titles - ViaCAD™ 2D/3D v7 and Shark™ FX v7.
Encore retains and reinforces the Punch! mission to be the leading global provider and destination for design solutions. We achieve this by developing highly productive, but very affordable, software that appeals to consumers, 3D design hobbyist, and professional users.
With more than 3 million units of its Mac and Windows products sold via retail stores across the world and online, Punch! Software® has consistently been the best-selling home and landscape design retail software brand in the U.S. for the last 11 years.