GstarCAD
Architecture 2017

It is built-in architectural professional objects for creating agile construction drawings through comprehensive designing and library tools including 3D visualization.

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GstarCAD Architecture 2017

GstarCAD Architecture Key Features

Pull-down Toolkit

GstarCAD Architecture uses special toolkit by pull-down menu. According to designers’ daily work habits, various kinds of functions are arranged in this toolkit. It could be displayed or hided by pressing composite key "Ctrl + =".

Composite and Cavity Wall

GstarCAD Architecture provides composite and cavity wall function. Users could choose and edit the materials to compose the walls in different styles. The intersection part will be handled automatically. This smart function improves the design efficiency.

Architecture Objects

GstarCAD Architecture provides different styles of walls, doors, windows, stairs, and other objects. You can create them or edit their properties easily by dialog box or in property palettes.

Intelligent and Smart Operation

GstarCAD Architecture supplies parametric operation mode to decrease human errors and improve work efficiency. Custom objects could auto process display relationship, for example, illustrating win-door effect when inserting to wall; as well they could be edited by CAD commands, such as trim, extend, chamfer, and so on.

Sections & Elevations

GstarCAD Architecture could generate sections and elevations by combining architectural plan drawings of each floor through engineering management function. Their sections and elevations could be auto regenerated when plan drawings modified. Compared with manually drawing, this could save time and enhance work efficiency.

Dimension & Symbols

GstarCAD Architecture provides various kinds of annotation tools, including dimensions and symbols. It also supplies editing tools. You can quickly complete window-door dimension, stair dimension by dimension tools; as well conveniently add useful symbols to you drawing, such as arrow symbols, elevation symbols, index symbols, engineering practice in detail symbols and so on.

Table

GstarCAD Architecture could generate tables by extracting door data, window data, and hole data from drawings, and then export the custom object tables to word or excel files. It could import word table or excel table to DWG file at the same time. This makes table creation and editing much easier and more flexible.

Drawing Library

GstarCAD Architecture provides useful drawing library, including samples of toilet wares, furniture, landscape and so on. You can insert commonly used drawing blocks by directly dragging from drawing library; meanwhile, you could also save customized drawing blocks to drawing library.

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What’s New in GstarCAD Architecture?

Learn about the new features added in GstarCAD Architecture 2017 and take advantage of them.

What’s New in GstarCAD Architecture 2017?

Learn about the new features added in GstarCAD Architecture 2017 and take advantage of them.

Drafting Tools
Generate Grids

GCA could generate grids by setting parameters. This is very convenient and efficient. As well, GCA supports manually adjusting parameters.

Wall Attributes

GCA provides Composite and Cavity Walls. According to different requirements, designers could modify the parameter of the wall, in order to achieve different effects automatically.

Flexibly Locating Windows

GCA provides different ways to insert windows by dialog box, such as inserting a window to wall center, or with a certain distance from axis line. Designers could easily locate windows. This way is also suitable for doors, openings, and other graphic objects.

Door Grips Operation

GCA provides grips editing function. For example, you could click the grip on a door to change its opening direction. It is very simple and convenient.

Draw Stairs without Calculation

GCA provides U-Shaped Stair. It could automatically draw qualified stair by measuring staircase width in drawing. By settings parameters in dialog box, such as floor height, step number, it could automatically calculate step height.

Auto Search Room Area

GCA provides area query function for rooms. It could auto search room and mark area after selecting drawn walls. It is very fast and accurate, especially for irregular rooms.

Quickly Draw Slope Roof

GCA provides tools to draw roofs. You could select the drawn pline and take it as auxiliary line to draw slop roof. It is an efficient way to draw roofs.

Road Slope and Elevation Calculation

GCA provides auto calculation and dimension function for road slope and elevation. It could also manually calculate road slope. GCA uses dynamic linear interpolation method to dimension elevation for specified point on road baseline. It is a better way to meet users’ requirements of vertically design.

Enhanced Drawing Layout Function

GCA provides defining viewport function. In layout space, it could locate drawings in model space by different scale factors and angles. Compared with traditional layout function, it is more direct and efficient.

Flexible BOM Table

GCA could automatically generate BOM table to report some information (such as, number, area, and so on) about building objects, and export it to *.dwg, *.xls, or *.doc files. It could also import tables in *.xls or *.doc files to *.dwg files.

Generate 3D Model

GCA provides 3D combination function for building plan drawings. Through project manager, it could locate all floors, and then generate 3D building model. The generated model could be imported to some 3D soft ware which supports DWG files for further processing.

Drawing Compatibility

GCA is based on GstarCAD platform. It supports mainstream DWG and DXF file formats, versions of R12, R14, and 2000~2013. So its compatibility is powerful.

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Generate Grids

Generate Grids by Setting Parameters

GstarCAD Architecture is able to generate batch grids by setting distance and numberparameters as well as supports manually adjusting parameters.

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Wall Attributes

Wall Attributes

GstarCAD Architecture provides many practical attributes for walls. You could set hatch pattern as Concrete wall, and it could automatically display effect. Designers could modify the priority of wall display order to achieve different effects.

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Flexibly Locating Windows

Flexibly Locating Windows

GstarCAD Architecturebrings different ways to insert windows such as inserting a window to wall center, or with a certain distance from axis line. Designers could easily locate windows. This way is also suitable for doors, openings, and other graphic objects.

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Door Grips Operation

Door Grips Operation

GstarCAD Architecture provides grips editing function. For example you could click the grip on a door object to change its opening direction, up or down, left or right. It is very simple and convenient.

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Draw Stairs without Calculation

Draw Stairs without Calculation

GstarCAD Architecture provides U-Shaped Stair. It could automatically draw qualified stair by measuring staircase width in drawing. By settings parameters in dialog box, such as floor height, step number, it could automatically calculate step height.

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Auto Search Room Area

Auto Search Room Area

GstarCAD Architecture provides area query function for rooms. It could auto search room and mark area after selecting drawn walls. It is very fast and accurate, especially for irregular room shapes.

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Quickly Draw Slope Roof

Quickly Draw Slope Roof

GstarCAD Architecture provides tools to draw roofs. You could select the drawn pline and take it as auxiliary line to draw slop roof. It is an efficient way to draw roofs.

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Road Slope & Elevation Calculation

Road Slope and Elevation Calculation

GstarCAD Architecture provides auto calculation and dimension function for road slope and elevation by using dynamic linear interpolation method to dimension elevation for specified point on road baseline. It is a better way to meet user’s requirements of vertically design.

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Enhanced Layout Function

Enhanced Drawing Layout Function

GstarCAD Architecture provides defining viewport function. In layout space, it could locate drawings in model space by different scale factors and angles. Compared with traditional layout function, it is more direct and efficient.

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Flexible BOM Table

Flexible BOM Table

GstarCAD Architecture could automatically generate BOM table to report some information (such as, number, area, and so on) about building objects, and export it to *.dwg, *.xls, or *.doc files. It could also import tables in *.xls or *.doc files to *.dwg files.

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Generate 3D Model

Generate 3D Model

GstarCAD Architecture provides 3D combination function for building plan drawings. Through project manager, it could locate all floors, and then generate 3D building model. The generated model could be imported to some 3D software which supports DWG files for further processing.

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Drawing Compatibility

Drawing Compatibility

GstarCADArchitecture is based on GstarCAD platform. It supports mainstream DWG and DXF file formats, versions of R12, R14, and 2000~2013. So its compatibility is powerful.

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GstarCAD Architecture 2017 Comparison Table

GstarCAD Architecture 2017 GstarCAD 2017
     User interaction
Ribbon gallery
Classical interface
Command line
Multifunctional grips
Status bar buttons
GCA tool box
GCA classical toolbars
Scale & units control
GCA status bar extension buttons
Project manager
     Design
Draw functions
Modify functions
layer functions
Annotation
Block function
Properties
Utilities
Express tools
Cloud
Applications
Composing and cavity wall
Wall material and composite style
Building design:wall,window,column,stair,symbol etc.
Common tools:object select and edit etc.
AEC drawing library
Settings and help
     Documentation
Single line text
Mtext
Dimension
Text increase
Unify text height
Object Table
Find & Replace
Stair Dimension
Multileader
composing
Index symbol
View symbol
Section symbol
Door & windows sub-schedule
     Connectivity
Cloud
DWG FastView
DWG file convert
Dimension Overdrawn
DGN file import
PDF file export
     Customization
Support for CUI customization
Toolbars customization
GCA hotkey customization
Layer standard customization
Default text style setting
Default Dimension style setting

GstarCAD Architecture 2017 Training Demos

Learn GstarCAD Architecture 2017 with the following training videos

GSTARCAD Architecture DEMOS watch them all!
Draw Grids 0:32

GstarCAD Architecture is able to generate batch grids by setting distance and number parameters, also supports manually adjusting parameters.

Axis/Grid Dimension 0:21

With Grid Dimension command, you can dimension on created grid by specify the start point and end point, also can make many other settings.

Cavity Wall 00:57

GstarCAD Architecture provides many practical attributes for walls, like height, thickness, materials, purpose of use and so on, then the effect will automatically display. Commands of CAD platform, such as Copy, Move, Rotate, Trim, Extent etc. can also be used.

Draw Corner Window in Plan Drawing 0:26

GstarCAD Architecture makes it easy to insert corner windows to wall corner. You can edit corner window style by dragging grips on it.

Draw Columns 0:49

GstarCAD Architecture provides a variety of column types and ways to insert. The effect of column can be set in materials, scale factors, and hatch mode. Commands of CAD platform, such as Copy, Move, Rotate, Trim, Extent etc. can also be used.

Draw Win-door in Architectural Design 01:41

GstarCAD Architecture provides different styles of walls, doors, windows etc., allows you fast create or edit their properties like width, height, distance from sill bottom to ground, tag, classification and more. Inserted win-doors by command of CAD platform, such as Copy, Move, and Delete etc. can also be used.

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