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Compare VRED vs. VRED Design vs. VRED Professional

VRED products address the needs of industrial, and especially automotive, designers and engineers. Compare VRED vs. VRED Design or VRED Professional.

VRED 2016
VRED
VRED Design 2016
VRED Design
VRED Professional 2016
VRED Professional
Ideal for Industrial design, consumer products Automotive Automotive, manufacturing
DESKTOP SUBSCRIPTION
Pay-as-you-go access
Up-to-date software
Online support
Scalable licensing
Data preparation & navigation
Simple user interface1
Support for Alias layers
Support for CATIA layers
Optimization tools2
GeometryEditor
Scripting API and command terminal3
Asset Manager2
Camera collision detection
Visual setup
Truelight materials
Glass Material supports thickness
Area and objects lights
Skylight system
Subsurface scattering
Displacement mapping
IES light profiles and rayfile support
Physical camera settings
Layered glass material
X-Rite material support4
Evaluation workflows
Ruler and grid
Measurements and clippings
Annotations
Analytic rendering modes
Surface discontinuity rendering
Gap analysis
Visual simulation
Curvature Shader
Rendering
Render passes (offline)
Render layer
Tone mapping standard
Direct NURBS rendering
Spectral rendering
Sequencer
Presentation
Animation Wizard
Variants and VariantSets
External and overlay web interface
Powerwall display
Immersive display
Display clustering5
CPU clustering6
Oculus Rift HMD support
VRED app
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1 AO and Geometry tab are not available in VRED.

2 VRED and VRED Design have partial support.

3 The VRED Design API is read-only.

4 X-Rite material support is partial in VRED Design but full in VRED Pro.

5 VRED Design requires an additional module. 

6 Purchase VRED Render Node at an additional cost to receive support for unlimited CPU clustering.