DeltaCad® - World's easiest CAD program!!!
DeltaCad® is a powerful, easy to learn CAD (Computer Aided Design) program designed to meet all of your CAD needs. It can produce accurately scaled architectural or mechanical drawings, or just pretty pictures to paste into your favorite word processor. DeltaCad is more than just a paint program, because you can edit, scale, move, rotate, copy, etc. individual objects, not just paint pixels. DeltaCad allows you to zoom in to draw fine details or zoom out to see the whole drawing.
DeltaCad can be extended, by writing your own custom macros in the AppleScript programming language. You can use macros to automatically create objects, or to read in data, which you have drawn.
DeltaCad can be used for Drafting, House plans, Decks, Landscape design, Newsletters, Brochures, Flyers, Graphs & Charts, Presentations, Instructions, Office or Furniture Layouts, Technical Illustrations, Business Cards, Forms, Signs, Labels, Organization Charts, Flow Charts, Home or School projects, Maps, Schematics, Pretty Pictures, etc.
DeltaCad includes the following features:
1. Simplified user interface makes it easy to learn and use.
2. On-Screen instructions help guide the user.
3. Draws accurately scaled pictures with absolute precision.
4. Draws points, lines, circles, ellipses, arcs, splines, text, curved text, spline text, dimensions, squares, rectangles, triangles, or any misc. shape (Filled or Empty).
5. Reads and writes .DWG, .DXF, and .DXB files for compatibility with other CAD programs.
6. Pastes pictures into your favorite word processor.
7. Create your own symbols.
8. Calculate length and area.
9. Contains a full featured AppleScript macro programming language.
10.Creates solid, hidden, center, phantom, cutting, break, stitch, arrow, or double arrow lines, or many different cross-hatch patterns.
11.Easily Zoom in and out and move to any part of the drawing.
12.Automatic object snapping makes it easy to create drawings exactly to scale.
13.Edit, move, copy, mirror, rotate, scale, change color, change line type, change cross-hatch pattern, change line weight of any object.
14.Undo or Redo the last 50 operations.
15.Edits any two lines to create a corner, radius, or chamfer.
16.Draws on up to 256 layers.
17.Comes complete with many sample drawings and symbol libraries.
18.Supports Metric or English units in decimal or fractions.
19.True 64 bit program for improved performance.
20.Print Preview shows what the print will look like.
21.Rubber banding helps show how objects will look as they are being drawn.
22.Objects may be grouped into a single object to save memory, and simplify the drawing. Groups may be easily edited, ungrouped, or copied to other parts of the drawing.
23.Create Bill-of-Materials from grouped objects.
•The internal precision for x/y drawing coordinates has been increased to an almost unlimited size. You are no longer limited to +/- 100000.0000.
•Unicode text is now supported, so you can enter virtually any character in any language.
•Color has been increased to 24 bit. You can now enter almost any color.
•Units have been added to drawing scale to make it very easy to draw in any units (inches, feet, yards, miles, millimeters, centimeters, meters, kilometers, etc.). You can change the units of a drawing, without having to re-draw anything.
•You can now adjust the brightness and color saturation of imported images, or make them Black and White. This makes it easy to have a light colored background image.
•A misc button has been added to the Select toolbar tab with the following new functions:
Change precision of selected dimensions.
Move selected objects from the select base point to the origin.
Move selected objects to bottom of Z-order.
Move selected objects to top of Z-order.
Ungroup all groups.
Ungroup selected groups.
•A "Find Drawing" button has been added to the View toolbar tab to help find the drawing if you have accidentally zoomed out too far, and you can't find the drawing.
•If the drawing units (inches, millimeters, etc.) are changed, dimension text will automatically be re-calculated.
•Added an option for a leading zero on dimensions, so .05 would be displayed as 0.05.
•If you set a Selected objects base point, it is now visible on the drawing.
•You can now change the color, size and shape of the snap mode indicator.
•There is an option for an isometric grid.
•Drawing forms for metric drawings have been added (A0, A1, A2, A3, A4_P, A4_L, A5, A6).
•Several more macro examples have been added.
•Newer .dxf and .dwg file formats are supported.
•Numerous misc. small improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Great but not perfect
I can't help but think that negative reviews of this product are by people who did not take the time to do the tutorial or read the manual. It has a steep learning curve, but ultimately it does a great job. When I started using it, I kept a list of suggested improvements and "missing features." As time has gone by, that list has gotten shorter, not longer. Not everything is done in the most obvious way, but there is a way that works quite well once you learn it.
But it does need some improvements: There is no grabber hand for scrolling the view. The horizontal scroll using the mouse does not work on my computer for some reason. The active layer should be displayed at the top of the window without having to enquire from the program. You cannot reorder the layers or group them. There is no obvious way to simply measure between objects (without adding a temporary dimension callout). I think the most frustrating thing is that you cannot snap to points on objects that are grouped. You have to ungroup first. Maybe I'll find out I'm wrong about that one. I hope so.
Having said all this, using it, I'm getting faster and better every day, and it's doing the job (machine design) I need done. And it's $40. Not $400 or $4000.
Getting better with every use.
I have tried several “cad” programs. None even come close to Delta Cad. All I wanted was a simple way to draw dimensioned floor, cabinet and various other plans.
Several emails, have been promptly answered and I’m getting more proficient with each use. Still have to ask questions regarding some functions ,BUT each inquiry is answered.
There are a few “tweaks” I would like to see added to any funture upgrades. Hope I will have that opportunity should an upgrade ever be considered.
I gave it 5 stars because it is the best of all I have purchased.
BEST for the money
I use this program for hobbie projects and home design because I cant afford autocad. Ive used this app for 4 years now and it is a excelent low cost solution for mechanical designing. I have bought several other drawing apps from the app store and ended up deleting them, wasting my time and money. This program is not big on options but it does what it claims to do and gets the job done..Hopefully more features will be added in the future. The stability is rock solid,it has crashed a few times but I have never lost any drawing work.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.