Encore Online Help
Type in a question and find solutions to common issues using Encore's knowledge based help system.
ViaCAD Tips and Tricks Book
E-book with 400 tips regarding ViaCAD/Shark.
Getting Started Tips
PDF guide with some general tips for new users.
Encore Customer Service
Information to upgrade or buy new software.
Phone: 800-334-0457 ext 713
Reference Cards
PDF quick reference cards for ViaCAD (Reference cards courtesy of David Vicks)
2D Tools Card
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User Forum
Communicate with other ViaCAD users at the PunchCAD User Forum.
AeroPack (AeroSpace add-on from DARcorportation)

AeroPack is a collection of unique drawing tools created specifically for airplane design and drafting that can also read geometric information from the Advanced Aircraft Analysis (AAA) analysis modules. AeroPack is an add-on enhancement to Shark FX, which is a separate full featured 2D and 3D digital design solutions that provide versatile modeling practices and precision drafting capabilities all within one seamlessly integrated package. AeroPack is distributed by DARcorporation.

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High Dynamic Range Images (HDRI) is a special image format that accurately specifies brightness values in a scene which create subtle lighting effects without having to specify light positions. Information and resources regarding HDRI and Shark are available at the link below.

A Mac/PC free app that has excellent tools to repair and simplify meshes.
MeshLab Site