CAD becomes beautifully simple with CADtools - a complete CAD plug-in solution for Adobe Illustrator. Draw in any scale, edit and dimension vector artwork with a mouse click, and numerically control objects or points. Click and drag with 81 tools to make design work both easy and elegant!
CADtools 9 soars with new productivity features including a Universal Dimension tool, Bezier Length Dimension tool, and CADrepeat for circular paths. Additional keyboard shortcuts allow quick, on-the-fly adjustments while drawing and dimensioning.
New features added in CADtools 9:
- Universal Dimension tool recognizes horizontal/vertical/inclined/axonometric lines and circles with one tool!
- Bezier Length Dimension tool dimensions distance between points on a curve
- CADrepeat panel supports objects repeating around circle
- CAD Polygon tool creates multi-sided objects
- Keyboard input while dragging dimensions, labels, doors/windows, polygons, and rounded rectangles quickly edits format and shapes (CS6 or later)
- CADtools Select menu for selecting dimensions, labels or attached artwork
- Compact fractions supported through the CADunits panel
- Label tool improvements, including fill color support
- Dimension line extension option
- New door styles support accordion, pocket, and sliding styles
- CADpresets are saved as separate files for easy sharing with colleagues
- Numerous improvements to panels, auto-dimensions, and interaction
- Language preference allows independent use of other languages within CADtools
Summary of major features:
· Draw Illustrator art in any scale and use scale calculator for ease and efficiency
· Create/adjust walls, insert doors and windows
· Click-drag dimensions with custom style
· Edit dimensions with custom text
· Numerically move, transform, repeat objects
· Measure area, perimeter and length of paths
· Create customised labels with text, numbers, alphabet or object geometry
· Create offsets for vector paths
· Axonometric/isometric tools including cubes
· Project or dimension flat art in axonometric view
· Precision fillet, chamfer, trim and extend tools
· Precision resizing with proportion tool
· Divide or cut paths into equal parts
· Save or load CADtools settings as Presets
· Instant titles/tables with easy numeric input
CADtools installs 81 drawing, editing, labeling and dimensioning tools organized in 8 groups right below Illustrator tools:
All of the tools show red dots which indicate the number and placement of mouse-clicks to edit or create an object, label or dimension. Easy!
Ten CADtools panels are accessible from the Window > CADtools menu. Online registration, software updates, and tutorials are also easy to access from the Window > CADtools menu.