DesignCAD 2D Express 2022 - Instant Download for Windows (1 Computer)
DesignCAD 2D Express 2022 - Instant Download for Windows (1 Computer)
Design Cad 2D was fairly easy to learn to use. It doesn't have COGO so I use a separate COGO program and just use Design cad for making maps. I get a lot of use out of this low-cost software.
Software seemed very capable but the tutorial for basic commands is bad. The help does not work at all and no online assistance was there.
I do not see a tutorial on how to use this software. I need help. When I try to open the Getting Started Guide I get a warning message that says DCADx64 with the caution sign that says Number of Points. When I hit OK it just disappears. The help menu does not show me how to get started. I sent an email and have not had a reply except for this request for a review.
Product is not stable. Commands don't always function. Regenerate is too often required. Instructions not very clearly expressed. Angle measurements work on some angles and do not work on others. Had it for 3 days and spent about 12 hours on it trying to make things work with manual open on another browser to follow step by step instructions and app did nit respond as expected or needed.
Compare DesignCAD 2022 Features
|Versatile 3MF Export and Import||✔|
|FBX Import and Export||✔|
|2D PDF Import||✔||✔|
|Versatile 2D/3D CAD Solution||✔|
|Easy to Use 2D Drafting & Design||✔||✔|
|3D Print Check Tool||✔|
|Support for AutoCAD 2019||✔||✔|
|Precision 3D Modeling||✔|
|Realistic Visualization and Lighting||✔|
|Animation & Walkthroughs||✔|
|3D Model Content for Easier Architectural Design||✔|
|Group Editor in Info Box||✔|
|Windows 64-bit & 32-bit Compatible||✔||✔|
|Added Flexibility when Sharing Your Work||✔||✔|
|AutoCAD® DWG/DXF Compatible and more||✔||✔|
|Import/Export SketchUp Files||✔|
|Triangulate Surface Command||✔|
|AutoCAD 2018 Import/Export Support||✔||✔|
|New Icon Scaling Option||✔||✔|
|New Control Curve Command||✔||✔|
|New Arc Tangent to 2 Lines Command||✔||✔|
|New AutoHatch Feature||✔||✔|
|New Text Option: Dynamic Scaling||✔||✔|
|Insert Manager Improvements||✔||✔|
|New Normals Shading Mode||✔|
|New Mixed-Mode Shading Mode||✔|
|Improved Solid Engine||✔|
|New Is Solid Watertight Command||✔|
|New Solid Leaks Test Command||✔|
|Improved AutoCAD DWG/DXF File Interoperability||✔|
GET STARTED IN CAD WITH DESIGNCAD
DesignCAD is a versatile and easy-to-use 2D CAD program. Access hundreds of 2D drafting and design tools through an intuitive interface to quickly and easily produce accurately scaled, precision designs! It’s perfect for:
- Architectural Drawings – Draw professional-quality floorplans, elevations, and plot plans with ease.
- Engineering Layouts – Double-precision accuracy allows the highest degree of tolerance and design control.
- Shop Drawings – Entering specific values for dimensions, diameter and radius allows you to draw accurate mechanical parts.
- Home Projects – Create do-it-yourself landscaping designs and indoor/outdoor home improvements.
- Other CAD Needs – Create electronic schematics, plats, mapping, flow charts and more.
This latest release offers several new features, including: support for AutoCAD 2021 drawing files; Improved UI, 4K Support, Dark/Light theme, Ellipse by diagonals, Circumscribed polygon, Diagonal Slot Polygon, Rubber Banding Improved Significantly, General redraw of meshes improved, Faster Import of STL files (x10) and Import/Export Adobe Illustrator.
EASY TO USE
DesignCAD offers simple operations, intuitive drawing tools, editing commands, and extensive online help to make it easy for you to quickly get started using CAD.
FAST, POWERFUL COMMANDS
Drawing shortcuts, horizontal and vertical cursor mode, and cursor step size enable you to make faster and more accurate drawings. Shortcut keys and dynamic toolbars can make commonly used commands a snap!
FULL FEATURED 2D DRAFTING
You can draw virtually anything with DesignCAD’s sophisticated 2D drawing and editing features, advanced geometric construction capability, complete layer management, extensive text manipulation functions, dimensioning and annotation features.
AUTOCAD® 2021 .DWG/.DXF COMPATIBILITY & MORE
DesignCAD is able to import/export AutoCAD® files from R12 to 2022 with support for AutoCAD® layouts, PaperSpace, layers, line styles, views, and blocks in both DXF and DWG file formats. See the Key Features tab for a full list of compatible file formats.
Use the built-in BasicCAD scripting language, or OLE Automation, or both, to add new tools to the existing toolset.
EASY TO USE 2D DRAFTING & DESIGN
Intuitive yet sophisticated editing tools, advanced geometric construction capabilities, drawing short cut keys and complete layer management make 2D drafting a breeze.
- Usability Tools
- Workspace Tools
- Drawing Tools
- Editing and Measuring
- Dimension Tools
- Groups, Blocks, Symbols and more!
WINDOWS 64-BIT & 32-BIT COMPATIBLE
Choose from our traditional 32-bit version, or install the new 64-bit compatible version, that utilizes expanded computer memory to load, process, and render files of nearly any size.
DesignCAD offers smart menus that are initially presented with a shortened list of available menu commands to help reduce screen clutter. The menus can be expanded to show all items by clicking on the double arrows at the bottom of the menu. Great for learning, this option can be enabled or disabled depending on the user's preference.
DesignCAD utilizes layers that can be independently switched on and off in order for users to have a better visibility of the drawing. For example, if you just need to see the outline of a component, switch off other layers containing center lines, dimensions, etc.
DesignCAD can also lock layers, so that they are visible but not editable, in order to prevent accidental changes to the locked layer. Some features of objects, such as color or linestyle, can also be controlled on a per-layer basis.
Associative dimensions will automatically update as you change the size of the object they are associated with. For example, if a radial dimension is associated with a circle, when you change the radius of the circle using the Info Box, the associated radial dimension is automatically updated to match the new radius.
ADDED FLEXIBILITY WHEN SHARING YOUR WORK
- Print Section - Print only a specified region of the drawing.
- Print Scale Options - Select from a standard set of print scale options or create your own.
- Info Box - Roll out or more permanently open the info box to display the details of any selected object to help you speed through the design options, even if you’re still learning/span>
- User Notes – Add notes to any drawing/span>
- Save for Sharing - When you save a drawing, all files referenced externally (textures, symbols, images) are saved to a subfolder with the host drawing’s name.
- Paper Space Mode – Create a view frame and choose a specific scale or enter a custom view frame scale.
AUTOCAD® DWG/DXF COMPATIBLE
Work with the latest AutoCAD® files. Import/Export AutoCAD® files from R12 through 2020 and enjoy excellent compatibility with AutoCAD® layouts and PaperSpace, plus support for AutoCAD® layers, linestyles, views, and blocks in both DXF and DWG file formats. DesignCAD even offers limited support for Architectural Desktop (ADT) objects, which are recognized and exploded to DesignCAD equivalents.
DesignCAD can import, or open, leading CAD file formats including DWG, DXF, vector WMF, HPGL, and XYZ. DesignCAD can export or save to DWG, DXF, vector WMF, HPGL, PDF and SKP.
DesignCAD also supports several image formats including .BMP, .TIF, .JPG, .TGA, .PCX, .PNG, and .GIF
NEW SELECTION TOOL:User can now select the whole drawing just by selecting any portion. Select right to left updated to select the entire object if any portion is selected. Select left to right stays as it is, i.e., select the entire object if and only if the whole object is inside selection box.
NEW ICONS SIZE:A new medium icon size (24x24) has been introduced using Icon slider inside View Option dialog. Previously, only small(16x16) and large(32x32) icon sizes were available.
4K SUPPORT:4K screen support has been added to DesignCAD 2022 for more legible viewing with high resolution display settings.
BLOCK EDITOR MODE IN RIBBON:Just like classic menu, we can use Ribbon menu to save edits while in block editor mode. Separate group for Block Editor/Insert Manager is created in File Tab of Ribbon which contains options to save and exit the block editor mode once the block is edited.
AUTOCAD 2023DesignCAD now supports import/export of AutoCAD version 2023.
Number of Computers/Users1 Computer
License DurationOne Time Purchase
Delivery MethodInstant Download
Compatible Operating SystemsWindows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11
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