VIZf/x ships StoneCAD® version 5

CLAYTON, California May 21, 2006 - Architects, builders, engineers and planners have just received a means to help substantially boost their productivity. StoneCAD® version 5, an innovative design software program developed by VIZf/x, has just been released. StoneCAD® 5 simplifies the process for designing and working with Cultured Stone® (The Preferred Name in Stone™). StoneCAD® 5 is in the tenth year of development and introduces support for AutoCAD® releases inclusive of 14 through 2007. New to this version is direct support for VectorWorks, AutoDESK Revit and SketchUp®.

As with earlier versions StoneCAD® 5 includes vector based hatch patterns accurately representing the full line of Cultured Stone veneers offered by Owens Corning. Introduced with version 5 are 3d Monticello® Trim elements that are provided in .3ds and SketchUp® file formats. Owens Corning is the only manufacturer to offer seamless texture maps and vector based hatch patterns for the entire line of stone veneer. The comprehensive software application also included a photo gallery representing hundreds of applications of the Cultured Stone® products sorted by texture and color, project type and usage. Architectural specifications, installation instructions, and electronic versions of most product information is included in the application. StoneCAD® is available for both Mac and Windows operating systems.

This release of StoneCAD® represents 3 years of effort in fine tuning the tools most used by architects, designers, builders and contractors in the process of designing with manufactured stone veneer.

About VIZf/x Inc.

VIZf/x the software developer for the StoneCAD® application is comprised of a team of architects, interface experts and software engineers who understand the demands of a modern design firm. In addition to asset creation and software development for product manufacturers VIZf/x also works with designers and developers in the creation of 3d models and animation services.

VIZf/x is committed to providing innovative CAD-based design tools. Each day, thousands of architects, developers, contractors, designers and engineers benefit from assets created by VIZf/x. Founded in 1992 and headquartered in northern California, VIZf/x is an industry leader in the development of CAD assets and 3d technologies. For further information on VIZf/x please visit or call direct 1.925.672.8600