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PadCAD Lite

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PadCAD Lite is an easy to use free CAD application designed for small to medium sized projects such as home additions, remodeling projects, cabinetry work, and site surveys. With PadCAD Lite anyone can produce clean, clear CAD drawings. If you want to save or export your drawings to a professional CAD application like AutoCAD, you can upgrade PadCAD Lite and export your drawings in several popular formats, including PDF or DXF files. PadCAD Lite is designed with ease of use, speed and mobility in mind and is NOT a full blown CAD application. It's the prefect starting point for your drafting projects. PadCAD Lite is ideal for general contractors, carpenters, architectural firms, appraisers and real-estate professionals. PadCAD Lite has a very shallow learning curve, and no previous CAD experience is necessary. A comprehensive set of instructions are provided with the app.

Please Note: PadCAD Lite is free for evaluation purposes and can’t save your drawings. You may lose your drawings if you exit the app. To save your drawings, you must upgrade the app. The cost for an upgrade is $14.99 (usd). Once upgraded, PadCAD Lite will allow you to export your drawings as image files, PDF files or DXF files.

Main Features :

1) Intuitive finger-based drawing and editing: Draw walls with your finger, then adjust them by dragging or stretching them.

2) Fine-tune controls: For greater precision, every element can be fine-tuned with numeric values.

3) Unlimited Undo and Redo: You can Undo all the way back to the beginning of your session or Redo to your current state.

4) Take Pictures: From within the app you can use your iPad's built in camera to take a photos and associate them with your CAD drawing. You can also use your iPad's built in microphone to create and include audio annotations in your drawings.

5) Intuitive Zoom & Pan: Use two fingers to zoom in and out of your drawing, just like you would with any other picture on the iPad. You may also pan the drawing simply by dragging your finger. The drawing area is larger than the iPad screen which allows you to export projects as large as 170' x 128'.

Note: PadCAD Lite is a free version of the PadCAD app. It is functionally identical to PadCAD, except for the fact that you can't export or save your drawings. Once upgraded, PadCAD Lite and PadCAD are identical. If you're ready to dive right in, go ahead and get PadCAD. If you want to try before you buy, get PadCAD Lite. You can always upgrade later.

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What's New in Version 1.9.4

DXF exporting has been fixed and tested with AutoCAD 2014


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Customer Reviews

Not User Friendly

I had this spiffy CAD program fifteen years ago. Ran on Windows 95 or 98. Absolutely loved it; but time stands still for no developer. I was hopeful this app could be similar, but alas! It may very well be that centering a door or a window over a particular coordinate with ones finger is an impossibility without a mouse, but this app has a slider bar available for the x and y. Unfortunately, tapping another element on the screen undos all the progress. Also, there isn't a z (height) feature, so if you want to indicate smaller windows or taller walls, you have to make a separate note from the dimensional text. Also, as others have said, the exterior dimensions of the walls are displayed, not the interior, and it truly is far too easy to slide the elements around the screen accidentally, leaving all the others behind and the user painstakingly re-centering the jostled element back to its original location. I deleted this app and will search for another.

It works fine

Ok if you are an astronaut and you need an app designed by rocket scientist. This probably ain't for you. But if your average Joe ant you only have an evening to figure out how this thing works, do it. The only issue I have it that there isn't an option for a plain white background to save a bit of ink in my printer. But it's totally not worth loosing a star over. Thanks whoever made this. I'm Happy Happy Happy!

$15 is laughable

This is no where near a $15 app. Maybe five or six upgrades down the road, but not now. First and foremost a CAD app should be accurate and when you can't even center something on the page.... hello?!? And how could inside and outside wall dimensions be the same? It can't, even though I figured out quickly it was showing outside dimensions the way it displays it is idiotic and counter-intuitive. I could go on.... Anyway -2 stars for what it is and -1 star for asking me 15 times in 5 minutes to rate your crap app. Deleted.

PadCAD Lite
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.9.4
  • Size: 14.5 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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