QCad review

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QCad is an application for computer aided drafting in two dimensions

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 4365K
Developer: Ribbonsoft
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QCad is an application for computer aided drafting in two dimensions. With QCad you can create technical drawings such as plans for buildings, interiors or mechanical parts. QCad works under Linux, Unix Systems, Mac OS X and Windows. The source code of QCad is released under the GPL (Open Source).

QCad was designed with modularity, extensibility and portability in mind. But what people notice most often about QCad is its intuitive user interface. QCad is a simple 2D CAD system for everyone. You don't need any CAD experience to get started with QCad immediately.

Here are some key features of "QCad":
Various modes for creating lines, arcs, circles, ellipses, parallels, angle bisectors, ...
DXF Format (DXF 2004, R12)
Texts in many different CAD fonts
Dimensioning of distances, angles, diameters, tolerances, ...
Hatches and solid fills
Full support of Layers and Blocks (Inserts)
Powerful selection and modification tools (move, rotate, mirror, trim, stretch, ...)
Snapping to objects (endpoints, centers, intersections, ...)
Console for co-ordinate positioning and launching commands
Multiple undo / redo levels
Support for various units including metric, imperial, degrees, grad, rad, ...
Import and Export of Bitmaps (JPEG, PNG, ...)
Creation of PS files which can be easily converted to PDF
Translations of the user interface: Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Turkish
Scripting interface

What's New in This Release:
This update features improved DXF compatibility, improved support for ellipses, and some fixes for OS X.

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