ADA always with you

18 January 2016

ADA is the result of 28 years of experience in the furniture industry where Arcadia operates, putting at the first place your needs and investing in the research for innovative solutions. From Arcadia’s experience and close collaboration with furniture retailers and operators, in 1990 ADA was born, a software created to offer high performance and advanced features with maximum versatility and ease of use. Developed for the design of kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, bedrooms, etc., it pledges a cutting-edge management of features and special items.
Arcadia has always moved its steps along with technological developments to give you a product that improves over time, both practical in use and intuitive.

How ADA has evolved over the years? This post will tell you.

From birth to early 90s: ADA from ver. 1.1 to ver. 2.0

Do you remember how were the 90s? We, Arcadia, were two years old. There were not just the World Cup and the lambada as a forbidden dance, but also the beginning of the era of personal computers… but no, not as we know them today. Windows was not yet there. No color or graphical interface, there was only MS-DOS: it means a bare character interface, but ADA was there and looking ahead.
ADA could use early versions of graphic cards to design compositions, from draft to wire-frame rendering and printouts; it worked with 286-386-486 CPUs and only 1MB of memory. Forget for a moment USB flash drives, that time there were only the good old floppy disks …

From the 90’s to the beginning of the new millennium: ADA from ver. 3 to ver. 3.8

Since the ’90s, the rapid spread of personal computers, assembled with components chosen by users, has practically multiplied almost indefinitely the possible hardware configurations.
That time, CD-ROMs were replacing floppy disks. ADA had to be fully ported in Windows before allowing it to take advantage of OpenGL graphics library for 3D design allowing full-colour view of projects and the replacing of printed manuals with the corresponding multimedia version readable with a browser.

The inclusion of a ray-tracing engine, capable of simulating the behaviour of light on surfaces, has also brought the first photorealistic printouts.

Dont’ miss the next post! We will continue to tell you the evolution of ADA from version 4 to version 2014 …