Ideal Alternative for AutoCAD
Self-developed Core Structure
Core architecture and the applied technology are the key points of a computer program. At the same time, they are also the competitiveness of the program.
Feels Clean & Refreshing New User Interface
It reserves the operation habits as it’s predecessor classic user interface and provides a retouch ribbon user interface to meet the design requirements of users.
Compatibility and Sharing
It’s the universal format.
GstarCAD makes it easy to share your drawing with colleagues, customer and friends.
Fully compatible with .dwg/.dxf data format of different version (AutoCAD® R2.5 – AutoCAD® 2013) that not only ensures compliance of your older data but also avoids complications of cleaning and conversion it.
Export, Import and publish more formats GstarCAD8 covers more data formats. It can export file format like *.dwfx, *.stl, *.eps, *.dxx, import *.sat, *.3ds, *.wmf and publish PDF and 3D DWF as well.
E-transmit provides functions of drawing file backup and data transmitting by email, making the data exchange between designers or companies smoother and easier.
PDF to DXF Convertor *
Directly convert PDF file to DXF format and insert it into current drawing for further edition
Raster Data Processing
Easy from the start.
Blocks are like object grouping and object styles on steroids, and any changes you make to it are replicated across all instances of that object in the design drawing, with block attributes are added onto the block definition with other objects. We can simply describe them as user editable texts. Every copy of the same block within a drawing may have different attributes.
In the Block Attribute Manager, you can edit block definitions, Changes are applied to all existing instances of the block as the block definition is edited. And changes only made to block definition, and will be applied to future instances when they are inserted
Publishing and Plotting
Publish drawing sheets as DWF files or to plotting devices with different plot styles. Alternatively, you can plot drawings to a variety of file formats, including EPS.
With Export command you can save drawings in a variety of file formats. This is useful for placing drawings in other application programs.
In paper space, the white layout is now provided as the default. You can, however, specify any background color you like.
3D models can be rendered using a variety of materials and multiple light source to generate high-quality, photorealistic images.
Convenient JPEG and PNG Output
Optimized JPEG plotter and PNG plotter configurations can be found in the plot dialog box. This allows you to easily plot drawings as high quality JPEG or PNG images.
eTransmit improves collaboration between clients by collecting all related drawing and support files in a single package. The package can include drawings, images, external references, and fonts.
Customization & Programming
Customizing the Interface
It is easy for you to customize the ZWCAD user interface. You can modify menus, toolbars, keyboard shortcuts, and command aliases to meet your particular needs or company standards.
Programming with ZWCAD
ZWCAD provides convenient application programming interfaces, such as LISP (similar to AutoLISP), VBA, SDS (similar to ADS), and ZRX (ZWCAD Runtime Extension, similar to ARX). With these interfaces, you can develop specialized design and drafting applications to fit your needs, perfectly.