advanced rendering for AutoCAD
AccuRender Studio is the newest version of the AccuRender product line. It represents the first major release since the nXt product line. It is currently available for free as a work-in-progress. The new feature list is large, please take a look. Download, installation, and operating instructions are below.
64 bit system.
If you wish to include legacy nXtRender data such as materials and lighting, you'll need a recent copy of the nXtRender for AutoCAD product. See the Download->nXtRender and nXt menu option. A release date of 1/15 or later is recommended.
1. Download and install AccuRender Studio.
2. Open an AutoCAD session.
3. Load the correct .net AccuRender Studio plugin for your version of AutoCAD by typing netload at the command prompt (not appload!) and navigating to
c:\program files\AccuRender Studio. The plugin versions are:
ArStudioAcadPluginR19.dll (AutoCAD 2013-2014)
ArStudioAcadPluginR20.dll (AutoCAD 2015-2016)
ArStudioAcadPluginR21.dll (AutoCAD 2017)
ArStudioAcadPluginR22.dll (AutoCAD 2018)
You should only have to do this step once. The file will be demand loaded after that.
4. Optionally load nXtRender (by typing nxt at the command line, for example).
5. Type arstudio at the command line to run the command.
ArStudio-- brings up the full product interface including a render preview window.
ArPlants-- allows loading placement of plants.
ArTagLights and ArUntagLights-- select (or unselect) objects to be treated as AccuRender lights.
ArQMap-- quickly and planar or box material mapping to an object
ArDecal-- place and edit decals.
ArScene-- writes an external scene file for use by AccuRender Studio standalone or others.
ArRemoveData-- removes the new AccuRender Studio data from your drawing. May be useful for recapturing legacy data.