All the features and improvements included in the latest MacDraft Pro version. We’re focused on bringing you the best and most intuitive tools to MacDraft Pro and are sure version 8.0.1 is the best one yet.
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MacDraft Pro runs natively on Macs powered by the Apple M1 chip, for powerful and unrivalled performance. This means that MacDraft Pro is now future-proof and ready for any new machines and operating systems that Apple will release in the future.
With the release and update that came with macOS Ventura, MacDraft Pro has had a welcome interface update. Utilising the intuitive design of the previous version, with some welcome tweaks and improvements around its visuals and performance.
We have now increased the drawing size to a massive 1780 by 1780 inches. This means that you can create those huge and complex drawings without worrying about the document size. Plus, DWG compatibility will have improved with the document size.
Manage your workspace by choosing either palettes or a single screen. You’ll also be able to change from Dark and Light mode seamlessly. In addition you’ll find a refreshed and updated preferences with more options for customizing your MacDraft experience.
Page layout and text control has never been easier with the new Text Flow features. Seamlessy flow text from one text box to another, allowing you to create columns of text quickly. You can also control text preference options for new documents.
The all new Export PDF panel allows you to choose how the content in your drawings are exported. You can export the content only, the whole page (including the empty space) or even a multi page document for page layouts, making it quick and easy to control.
We know the powerful symbol library system is integral to the speed and efficiency of your designs. With this in mind we have redesigned the look and functionality of the Library, allowing you to have it separate to the rest of the interface and navigate faster.
You’ve been requesting it and now it’s here. You can trim between arcs and arcs, arcs and curves, lines and arcs, lines and curves and much, much more. This makes the Trim tool far more superior and gives you all the power you need to quickly generate your drawings.
Again, another hugely requested feature is the improvement of the Extend tool. The improvements will now allow you to extend lines to arcs, arcs to other arcs and even more importantly you’ll be able to extend lines and arcs to complex Bezier curves.
At the heart of the drafting and design is the ability to communicate each part of a drawing. Now with MacDraft 8 you’ll have options to set a custom line thickness. You can set decimals as well as whole numbers between 0 and 13.
Get help starting your MacDraft projects with the new Blank Document Wizard. When you choose to open a new blank document from the Welcome window, you will be given a choice of document options, giving you complete control over how you start drawing with MacDraft.
Are you looking to upgrade your OS to Ventura? Rest assured that MacDraft 8 runs smoothly and effectively on the latest Mac Operating System. Design with confidence and harness your machines power and boost your productivity by running macOS Ventura and MacDraft 8.0.1 together.
We have created a fourth Pen Style, which is called Extended. This pen style will extend the line beyond the editing handle by half the line thickness. This means if you align two lines at a right angle and then use the Extended Pen style, you will get a perfect corner.
You’ll now find an option in the Print dialog that allows you to choose to print the grid. So whether you have opted for a traditional Dotted grid or the graphical style Square grid, you can now include it in the printing of your documents, making referencing easier.
As part of the main new features and improvements we’ve continued to update and refine the MacDraft source code to make it an easy to use and reliable 2D CAD and vector drawing solution.
With the help of a native speaking French technical team, we have fully localised the MacDraft application to French. Please note: PDF and online documentation and support is still only available in English at this time.
Turn your text into Superscript and Subscript quickly and easily using the Text Transformations menu item. You can also control the size of your superscript and subscript text in the same way as any other text element. This brings more control to your MacDraft text elements.
You can now check the spelling across the whole document using the built-in Show Spelling and Grammar panel. This will make it easier and quicker for you to correct any text issues in your documents and give you the confidence that your designs are ready for sharing.
We realised it was difficult to locate specific libraries and their items in the previous Library, so now as part of the Library system redesign we have implemented a folder structure which will reflect the folders that are stored in the Finder and the libraries that are in them.
When using the parallel line objects you can now link the dimensions to the inside, center or outside. This means that you can choose to work with internal or external measurements and easily update the your objects. Dimensions will also snap to the linked points.
In addition to the new features and improvements, we’ve been working hard to get rid go those pesky bugs. We’ve also taken the time to refine the speed and efficiency of reading and handling MacDraft, DWG, DXF and image content, making this MacDraft the fastest yet.
To clean up the interface and help speed up your workflow, we have moved the Alignment tools to the Properties panel. This allows more space for the Tools on the left and gives you access to the Alignment tools only when an object has been selected in the drawing.
To make it faster and easier to access the Library panel we have added a keyboard shortcut. You can now press:
Command (Apple key) + Y
This will open the Library panel in its previous state and position at any time.
The Layer Selection tool at the bottom the Layers panel is a great tool for helping you locate the layer a particular object is in. This is important in complex documents. Now the Layer Selection tool will select the object as well as make the layer active.
There are 4 main choices for MacDraft Pro and the choice you make depends on your needs. The Home and Garden, Starter and Complete packs contain exclusive library content. Take advantage of the content in the packs and choose the best MacDraft for you.
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