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GstarCAD 2018 Released: Accomplish Your Designs Faster

Gstarsoft 2017-11-06

GstarCAD 2018 is coming! With great software performance and more efficient design tools, GstarCAD 2018 offers brand new experience in both architectural and mechanical design! GstarCAD has always been worldwide users’ favorite alternative CAD platform because of its performance, compatibility and much reasonable cost. Empowered by a high performance engine with powerful functions and familiar interface, GstarCAD helps users to accomplish designs and share drawings much faster. The new version comes with more improvements on performance optimization, new features for efficient design, functional enhancements for quick accomplishment of difficult tasks and innovative tools for saving time on drafting and drawing.

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GstarCAD 2018 Released: Accomplish Your Designs Faster

Date: 2017-11-06

GstarCAD 2018 is coming! With great software performance and more efficient design tools, GstarCAD 2018 offers brand new experience in both architectural and mechanical design!

 

GstarCAD has always been worldwide users’ favorite alternative CAD platform because of its performance, compatibility and much reasonable cost. Empowered by a high performance engine with powerful functions and familiar interface, GstarCAD helps users to accomplish designs and share drawings much faster. The new version comes with more improvements on performance optimization, new features for efficient design, functional enhancements for quick accomplishment of difficult tasks and innovative tools for saving time on drafting and drawing.

 

 

Support for DWG 2018 Format

GstarCAD 2018 supports the latest DWG 2018 format. Open, edit, and save drawings to the latest DWG version together with more compatible features.

 

Performance Optimization

GstarCAD 2018 keeps a great running speed and stability with significant optimization and improvement in operating performance while consuming much less memory compared to any other competitive software especially when handling big drawings.

 

 

New, Enhanced and Innovative Features for Efficient Design

 

1. Array Options

New array options are available to create copies of objects arranged in RECTANGULAR, POLAR, or PATH pattern.

 

2. Section Plane

SECTIONPLANE command creates a section object that acts as a cutting plane through solids, surfaces, or regions. If you turn on live sectioning and move the section object throughout the 3D model in model space, you can reveal inner details in real-time.

 

3. Plot Options Enhancement

Plot with transparency and Shade Plot options are implemented into plot dialog box to improve 2D/3D drawing printing quality.

 

4. Display Plot Styles Enhancement

The Page Setup manager for layout supports the Display Plot Styles option. You can assign different plot style tables to each layout in your drawings.

 

5. M2LVPORT (Define Layout viewport from Model space)

M2LVPORT command creates a viewport on layout space by specifying an area in the model space. It calculates the viewport size according to the set ratio and locates the viewport in layout space.

 

6. Attribute Increment

ATTINC command helps to specify attribute of blocks with incremental value, and to modify attribute value of blocks according to the sort method.

 

To learn more features of GstarCAD 2018, like DWG Convert, Clip, Hatch to Back, Multiple, Change to Bylayer, Security etc., or download free GstarCAD 2018 trial, please visit GstarCAD website http://en.gstarcad.com/cad/

DWG FastView for Mobile 2.4.1 – More Than a CAD Viewer!

Gstarsoft 2017-05-08

DWG FastView for Mobile 2.4.1(including for Android and for iOS) have been officially released with many new features and optimizations. Besides the tools for precisely viewing cad drawings, you could also find its functionalities on drafting and designing move into a new level. Below let’s see how to get started with the must-have functions: Simulated Mouse, Snap, Measure Coordinates and Keypad.

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DWG FastView for Mobile 2.4.1 – More Than a CAD Viewer!

Date: 2017-05-08

DWG FastView for Mobile 2.4.1(including for Android and for iOS) have been officially released with many new features and optimizations. Besides the tools for precisely viewing cad drawings, you could also find its functionalities on drafting and designing move into a new level. Below let’s see how to get started with the must-have functions: Simulated Mouse, Snap, Measure Coordinates and Keypad.


Simulated Mouse
When selecting a point on a drawing by finger, you must often be troubled with the sight blocking. With Simulated Mouse, this issue will not bother you anymore. When drafting or measuring, just long press screen with finger for about 1 second, you will see a blue cross cursor as below to help you select accurately. Display of Simulated Mouse is combined with Magnifier function, drafting with them make precision a piece of cake!  
The default position of Simulated Mouse is displayed at top left of the screen, you could also change its size and position as per your habits from Settings.

 
    
Snap

Snap function is much-needed in CAD drafting and measuring. To achieve accurate Snap, the new version provides 10 kinds of Snap Mode, including Endpoint, Midpoint, Center, Node, Quadrant, Intersection, Insertion, Perpendicular, Tangent and Nearest, you can choose to open or close certain mode from Settings.

Besides the listed Snap Mode, Object Snap Tracking and Polar Tracking are also added to the new version, with which you could enjoy the same snap function on mobile devices comparable to GstarCAD on computer. Likewise, the two options can be opened or closed from Settings according to your need.


Measure Coordinates

Measure coordinates of a specified point is widely required by users from all over the world. Based on previous Area and Distance Measure, ‘ID Point’ option is added to this new version. As you drag in the green circle as below, magnifier will be displayed at top of the screen. Combined with the Snap function, Measure could be much faster, easier and more accurate. 


Keypad
To make drafting on mobile device more convenient, DWG FastView for Mobile 2.4.1 provides a very powerful tool—Keypad. With it, you could directly edit the polar coordinates or relative coordinates.

For example, let’s draw a line. After specify two points of a line with Line command, the Keypad will pop up, shown as the white panel below. Polar coordinate is displayed by default when Keypad starts up for the first time, in which you could edit length (8000) and angle (25). Or you can convert polar coordinate to relative coordinate mode by the switch command ‘⇌’ on Keypad and enter the X, Y Increment.

 
Apart from the highlights of 2.4.1 mentioned above, other new functions like Mirror command, simple Edit to entity; optimizations like edit text, leader and arrowhead for Notation, enter Mtext and optimized Smart Pen etc., all these make DWG FastView for Mobile more than a CAD viewer. Under the premise of precise display, this update attaches more importance to accurate measure and drafting on mobile device. 

Are you impressed by this free handy cad software? Now it’s time to enjoy designing any time anywhere. Get the DWG FastView for Mobile 2.4.1:


APP Store:
https://itunes.apple.com/app/id456933691
Google Play:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gstarmc.android
Website:
http://www.gstarcad.net/Product/dwgmobile.html





Sneak Peek to New DWG FastView for Mobile – to Get Precise Measure, You Just Need an Update

Gstarsoft 2017-03-28

The new version of DWG Fastview for Mobile (including for Android and iOS) is coming soon. In this updated version, you will see about 90% breakthrough on functionality compared to previous version. Among them the measure function is of vital importance for on-site drawings. Different ways of measure are needed when combining with actual situation, as well as the accuracy. Today we mainly talk about the highlights of the Measure function in the coming new version.

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Sneak Peek to New DWG FastView for Mobile – to Get Precise Measure, You Just Need an Update

Date: 2017-03-28

The new version of DWG Fastview for Mobile (including for Android and iOS) is coming soon. In this updated version, you will see about 90% breakthrough on functionality compared to previous version. Among them the measure function is of vital importance for on-site drawings. Different ways of measure are needed when combining with actual situation, as well as the accuracy. Today we mainly talk about the highlights of the Measure function in the coming new version. 

DWG FastView for Mobile 2.4.0 will provide three different ways for Measure. Besides optimization on Distance and Area, we also add the measure of point coordinate to make it more diversified and precise. We all know that precise measure is based on accurate snap. With new version, you could precisely snap on Endpoint, Midpoint, Center, Node, Quadrant, Intersection, Insertion, Perpendicular, Tangent and Nearest, also Object Snap Tracking and Polar Tracking. Here let’s view some examples,

Distance Measure
First let’s look at the drawing below. You can see the mark of a red box, in which there are two values (inches/millimeters). Let’s verify the dimension value (according to drawing units).

With Distance Measure command, after specifying the first point, you can see a green box with blue “+” is displayed at the location of the first point. Green box stands for snap of the endpoint. Blue “+” represents the first point that is selected by Simulated Mouse (Simulated Mouse is one of the new functions of the new version). Meanwhile, there is a Magnifier displayed in the upper left corner of the screen to zoom in selected point, allowing users to see more clearly.

When specifying the second point, it displays as same as first point, the location of first point turns to be a green “+” and the white line between the two points becomes a thick green line. At the same time, the measure value 1.36 will be displayed at the top of the screen, as well as the length and angle will be displayed at the bottom.
After the second point is selected, its location will also be shown as a green “+”. Then you can directly measure the next Distance, instead of selecting the Measure function again.

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Area Measure
The following object is a rectangle with length of 1.36 and width of 2.36, and then its area should be 3.2096.

To select the four points is in the same way with Distance Measure. The white rectangle will turns to be green and its inside will be filled with blue. The results of the area and perimeter will be displayed at the bottom of the screen.

As Measure and Snap function are optimized in the new version, you can see the results displayed in the drawing above is correct with no deviation. As long as your figure is near the intersection point, you can easily snap the corresponding point, which make Measure more accurate.

ID Point Measure
The point coordinate Measure has been widely required by users from all over the world. This time our R & D team adds this feature in the new version to meet users’ needs.
First open a drawing, shown as below. There is a circle with center at the origin and radius of 50.


Then click  button and select ‘ID Point’ command, a green circle with arrow will be shown at the center of the screen. Place your finger in the green circle, drag back and forth, then the absolute coordinates of the arrow point will be shown in the coordinate panel at the bottom. As shown above, the absolute coordinates of the arrow point is (0, -50). The green diamond-shaped box refers to the snap of quadrant. (Snap function is optimized in the new version.)

Measure function will be more precise and convenient, with all these Measure methods as well as optimized Measure and Snap performance. In addition, there are many other new added functions and optimization in the new version of DWG FastView for Android and iOS. Let’s stay tuned for the updates! 

To download the current version and witness the progress, 
APP Store
https://itunes.apple.com/app/id456933691
Google Play
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gstarmc.android

Website:
http://www.gstarcad.net



GstarCAD Mechanical 2016 SP2 Official Launch

Gstarsoft 2016-09-14

GstarCAD Mechanical is a combination of CAD platform and professional mechanical design/drafting tools, which covers various fields of mechanical design. What is worth mentioning, it is the only CAD software in the world which is fully compatible with AutoCAD® Mechanical. Now GstarCAD Mechanical 2016 SP2 was just released with many practical features added.

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GstarCAD Mechanical 2016 SP2 Official Launch

Date: 2016-09-14

GstarCAD Mechanical is a combination of CAD platform and professional mechanical design/drafting tools, which covers various fields of mechanical design. What is worth mentioning, it is the only CAD software in the world which is fully compatible with AutoCAD® Mechanical. Now GstarCAD Mechanical 2016 SP2 was just released with many practical features added.

What’s new in GstarCAD Mechanical 2016
▪ Compatibility - full data compatibility with AutoCAD Mechanical 2014 and 2015;
▪ FitsList - generate fits list from dimensions in drawing area and place it at selected location. After editing fits, you can choose to real-time update lists or later;
▪ Library - simplify the work of managing and using engineering drawing files;

▪ Mechanical Layer Manager - Do more compared with ordinary Layer Manager in CAD platform;

▪ More optimization and new function/commands added to save your time, like multiple Dimensions, Dimension Break, Detail View and Section Line, etc.

Then some users may question in what aspects make GstarCAD Mechanical an efficient tool, and why they should choose it. Here are some points for you to consider: 
Its seamless data exchange with AutoCAD® Mechanical significantly reduces the losses of data. By keeping the similar operation habits, GstarCAD Mechanical is a much more cost effective alternative. GstarCAD Mechanical also provides international drafting standards like ANSI/BSI/CSN/DIN/GB/GOST/ISO/JIS that are customizable. The powerful dimension tools and rich symbols annotation can meet your needs for manufacturing design and drafting. Through the BOM, GstarCAD Mechanical is able to be integrated with other PDM or PLM systems like PTC.

Since the first release in in 2015, over hundred clients from Germany, Japan, Korea, etc have chosen to use GstarCAD Mechanical and the number keeps increasing. To know more details about GstarCAD Mechanical 2016 please visit Gstarcad.net or directly purchase on GstarCAD Buy page. Follow GstarCAD Facebook, Twitter to get more latest news and tips.

About Gstarsoft
Gstarsoft is the recognized leading provider of 2D/3D CAD software and solutions for the industries involving AEC, mechanical, manufacturing, electrical, GIS, survey and mapping, civil, etc. GstarCAD have focused on developing highly .dwg-compatible CAD platform for over 20 years. Versions in 14 different languages sell in over 100 countries worldwide.

Contact with Gstarsoft
Sales: sales@gstarcad.net
Support: support@gstarcad.net
Marketing: info@gstarcad.net
Tel: +0086 10 57910609
http://www.gstarcad.net/



GstarCAD 2017 Beta: The Best-ever is Now!

Gstarsoft 2016-09-02

Design, share and visualize your CAD drawing is much better with GstarCAD 2017. Best-ever core performance, functionalities implementation and innovations are what this CAD platform offers.

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GstarCAD 2017 Beta: The Best-ever is Now!

Date: 2016-09-02


GstarCAD for CAD design and drafting, developed by the innovative CAD provider Gstarsoft, unveiled the Beta version of GstarCAD 2017. Design, share and visualize your CAD drawing is much better with GstarCAD 2017. Best-ever core performance, functionalities implementation and innovations are what this CAD platform offers. 


GstarCAD 2017 core’s performance improvement drastically reduces data processing and memory usage applied on frequently used objects like huge amount of blocks and hatches, allowing fast result when opening drawings, thus guarantees better operability of these objects. 


GstarCAD 2017 implements new and most compatible functionalities for a better drawing documentation such as Table (users can create/edit table and use its related commands), Hatch and Gradient Transparency, Flatshot, Edit Xref in-place, Wipeout and many other enhancements.


GstarCAD 2017 comes with value added innovative tools, easier to use, designed to simplify tedious and repetitive tasks such as drawing symmetrical objects, outlining perimeters, breaking objects in different methods, using a block reference to break or wipeout objects, and comparing drawings more accurate than before.


About GstarCAD

GstarCAD is the most DWG/DXF compatible CAD software solution used in many industries, empowered by a high performance engine with powerful functions and familiar interface allowing users design, document, share drawings much easier and port applications much faster.

Stay tuned for the official release. Follow GstarCAD official Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter to get the latest product news.


About Gstarsoft

Gstarsoft is the recognized leading of 2D/3D CAD software solutions for industries involving AEC, Civil Engineering, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Electrical, Electronics, GIS, Survey, Mapping, etc. With more than 20 years of proud history of technology innovation and practical application, Gstarsoft provides the most powerful and dwg compatible CAD software and solutions for customers and partners worldwide.



DWG FastView for iOS: View CAD Drawings Wherever You Go

Gstarsoft 2016-07-27

DWG FastView for Mobile is designed for CAD users to view, edit, and save DWG drawings on mobile device, includes two system versions: iOS and Android. It’s no doubt a good choice for industries like engineering, construction, building, mechanical, manufacturing, surveying and mapping etc, in which working environment is always changing. There are 5 highlights you may be interested in iOS version.

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DWG FastView for iOS: View CAD Drawings Wherever You Go

Date: 2016-07-27


DWG FastView for Mobile is designed for CAD users to view, edit, and save DWG drawings on mobile device, includes two system versions: iOS and Android. It’s no doubt a good choice for industries like engineering, construction, building, mechanical, manufacturing, surveying and mapping etc, in which working environment is always changing. There are 5 highlights you may be interested in iOS version.


1. View Mode and Edit Mode satisfy diverse needs 

For simple need to open and view .dwg, we create View Mode, providing simple tools for faster view .dwg, and it’s easy to switch between 2D Visual mode and 3D Visual mode. The Edit Mode is better at professional and practical drawing.



2. Free creating, browsing and editing
-It’s free and easy to create new drawings and save on the local. You can draw Line, Polyline, Circle, Arc, Text, Revcloud, Rectangle, also Sketch and create Notation. 
-Support fast open and accurate editing. Edit functions like Copy, Move, Rotate, Erase, Scale etc. are available.  
-View layers of drawings, switch between model space and layouts, measure for length and area.


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3. Cloud Storage & Offline drawings
-You could add Dropbox, OneDrive or WebDAV to DWG FastView and manage them. 
-Drawings downloaded from E-mail, internet, or imported via iTunes can be saved in Local Drawings folder. You can edit or view them anywhere, also share under internet connection.

4. Powerful format support – export to PDF, BMP, JPG and PNG
-DWG FastView for iOS supports the file formats: OCF, DWG, DXF, DWS, DWT, BMP, JPG, PNG, PDF, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, TIF, RTF, and TXT. 
-CAD drawings can be transferred into PDF format and its paper size, orientation, color etc. can be customized. You can also convert to image format-BMP, JPG, PNG.

5. Fonts management & Magnifier
-Fonts and symbols can be imported or downloaded to the Font folder in order to ensure the full display.
- Innovative magnifier tool is a convenient way to zoom into details and snap objects.

The latest version 2.2.0 of DWG FastView for iOS was just released, can perfectly run on iPhone/iPod touch, iPad, iOS 7.0 or higher. Know more or download please visit App Store or GstarCAD.net. Follow GstarCAD official Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter to get more product news.


About Gstarsoft
Gstarsoft is the recognized leading provider of 2D/3D CAD software and solutions for the industries involving AEC, mechanical, manufacturing, electrical, GIS, survey and mapping, civil, etc. GstarCAD have focused on developing highly .dwg-compatible CAD platform for over 20 years. Versions in 14 different languages sell in over 100 countries worldwide.

Contact with Gstarsoft
Sales: sales@gstarcad.net
Support: support@gstarcad.net
Marketing: info@gstarcad.net
Tel: +0086 10 57910609

http://www.gstarcad.net/




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