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CAD drawing and technical Illustrator plug-in.

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CADtools Description

CADtools is a complete technical illustration solution for Adobe Illustrator CS5, CS6, CC, and CC 2014. CADtools allows users to draw, edit, and dimension objects in scale within Illustrator, with 11 panels and 81 drawing, editing, dimensioning, construction, and labeling tools. The CADtools plug-in mimics Illustrator's tool behavior for designers seeking a creative, easy-to-use alternative to complex CAD applications.

CADtools 9 unveils new productivity power with new features that simplify tasks and save time. The spectacular Universal Dimension tool pulls out horizontal, vertical, and axonometric lines, circles, and labels without changing tools. The B├ęzier Length Dimension tool measures complex paths and arcs. In Illustrator's Select menu, new choices quickly select CADtools dimensions, labels, or attached artwork. Smart keyboard input while dragging (supported in Illustrator CS6 or later) provides instant editing of dimensions, labels, doors and windows, polygons, and rounded rectangles. The new CADrepeat panel offers the duplication of objects in a linear, grid, or radial path. Compact fractions, filled label shapes, and dimension line extension options present the beauty in details celebrated with CADtools.

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What's New in CADtools 9.0.2

Speed increases for large files
Networking and proxy server improvements
Better Windows experience when not running as administrator
Compatibility with Illustrator CC 2014
Universal Dimension Tool now supports alt/option key
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CADtools Requirements

Operating Systems:

Mac OS X

System Requirements:

  • OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • Adobe Illustrator CS5 or later

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