Designed for CAD users of all levels, this software offers a full complement of drawing tools as well as both ANSI and international standard dimensioning capabilities. Its multilayered, scaled drawing environment supports both feet/inches and metric dimensions. In addition, MacDraft Pro offers linked dimensioning to automatically update dimensions as you modify components.
MacDraft Pro allows you to save symbol libraries which can contain all of your commonly used drawing items. Microspot also supplies at extra cost, a symbol library of 2000 items comprising architectural, electrical and graphic symbols. Perfect for producing simple sketches or complex drawings, Microspot MacDraft is excellent for mechanical, architectural and engineering design, as well as for technical illustration. MacDraft is so easy to use it appeals to those seeking a powerful, low cost solution for their drawing and drafting needs.
This new version of MacDraft is the faster and better than ever before, you will be creating useful drawings in no time using all the benefits of the new features:
The customizable toolbar saves you time going to the menus for frequently used commands. The drag and drop library palette makes finding items easier and so its much faster to use than previous library utilities. The new layers palette stays visible all the time amd gives constant feedback of which layer you are editing simplifying operations.
Images should not need to be preprocessed now with the image menu and new resize palette for images bringing more functionality within MacDraft. We have added new templates and sample libraries to help you get started with ease.
Combine these with the new coordinate system, larger drawing size, better rulers, customizable scales and the clipped text feedback and you have the simplest and fastest 2D CAD program on the market with the genuine easy to learn Macintosh interface.
In this update we have focused on key bug fixes as follows:
• Fixed a bug where grouped objects did not rotate correctly.
• Fixed a bug where pasting objects containing text across to document/layer at different scale did not paste correctly.
• Fixed a bug where duplicated objects did not move on the same grid as the original object when zoomed in.
• Fixed a bug where MacDraft Quit unexpectedly when attempting to add a layer that contained special characters in the name.
• Fixed a bug where locked objects got corrupted after flipping that had linked dimension associated with it.
• Fixed an issue where saving to dxf/dwg was not done at the scale of the MacDraft document.
• Fixed an issue where dimensions read from dwg file were not translated correctly.
Ratings and Reviews
Adequate and price competitive
Not my first foray into CAD programmes - and it is sufficiently competent to produce a drawing. The automated aspects are poorly sorted - getting text to fit a box for example - or the box to fit the text…
setting a template is not intuitive (or easy) and once you get used to the programme, finding libraries is a chore, addiding to libraries nigh on impossible and other features that you have seen in other systems seem not to exist. If they do - I haven't been able to excavate them - which means either I am incompetent or the programme is less than friendly to navigate.
But it works and there is nothing for a mac anywhere near this price point that seems to offer anything better so I will continue to use this as the best offering for my needs. And that is no criticism.
This program is a good starting block for anyone in any kind of technical job. Be it just creating drawings to go into a machine shop or creating technical drawings to follow yourself. So so handy. Best design tool for this kind of thing on mac. Cant beat it.
However there are a few bugs that sometimes make working hard. Just make sure you save your drawings ever hour and you will be fine. :)
Good for its price range
Well priced for its ability.
Good for not complicated 2d drawings.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.