ArtiosCAD 6.5 is tightly focused on extending the advantages of using 3D modelling in structural design, by including significant extensions to the existing 3D Designer module. This module was introduced in version 6.0 to create a variety of 3D models of common packaging products such as cans, bottles, glasses and bags. In ArtiosCAD 6.5, 3D Designer has been significantly enhanced with more tools for creating structural designs directly from the 3D environment. Packaging designers often think in 3D, but must typically draw a structural design on a 2-dimensional drawing board. Now designers can actually create packaging designs in 3D. Users can start with a CAD design of a product model, and automatically resize a standard ArtiosCAD design to fit the product – or fit a design from the user’s library. The Cross Section and Intersection tools allow users to create internal supporting fittings and windows that follow the product’s shape.