CADintosh X 8.6

Creates and edits 2D CAM technical drawings.
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Work with technical drafts for engineering and architectural projects in the dedicated environment supporting 2D CAD elements and featuring multiple tools for adjusting the existing projects and creating new ones by editing imported or created elements. Import and export of HPGL, DXF, and PICT is possible.

CADintosh X is intended for different types of technical drawings, such as those made by architects and mechanical engineers. In this respect, it is a 2D CAD tool supporting most of the file types that are commonly used in the field, such as DXF, DWG, HPGL, IGES and PDF.

It may have a steep learning curve for those who have never used CAD tools. However, it is quite likely that experienced users find it quite intuitive, since its interface layout resembles those of other similar applications. In this regard, there is the usual canvas with the toolbar on the left and the object properties on the right. Luckily, there is also help documentation to find answers to your questions.

When you start a project, you first need to set the desired scale as well as the system of units you intend to use, Metric or Imperial. Besides, it is possible to start from a template. Still, it comes with no built-in templates; so, you need to create them yourself instead.

The application supports drawing practically any kind of object. In this respect, there are tools for lines, ellipses, text and curves, for instance. Likewise, you can use different types of line styles, including full, dotted, chain and zigzag lines. Additionally, even though there is a set of built-in symbols, you can easily import more from external libraries.

One of the advantages of CADintosh X is that it may the drawing of complex projects less troublesome by allowing to use layers and groups. In this respect, it supports the amazing number of up to 1,024 layers. Similarly, you can create up to 32,000 groups.

In general, CADintosh X can meet your expectations if you need a tool to assist you in your technical drawing. Luckily, this product is infinitely more affordable than others of its type. Besides, there is a trial version available at no cost.

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Pros

  • Supports a wide range of formats
  • Supports a large number of layers and groups
  • Extensive set of drawing tools and line styles
  • Supports both unit systems

Cons

  • No built-in templates

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