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CADtools is a complete technical illustration solution for Adobe Illustrator CS5, CS6, CC, and CC 2014. CADtools allows users to draw, edit, and dimension objects in scale within Illustrator, with 11 panels and 81 drawing, editing, dimensioning, construction, and labeling tools. The CADtools plug-in mimics Illustrator's tool behavior for designers seeking a creative, easy-to-use alternative to complex CAD applications.

CADtools 9 unveils new productivity power with new features that simplify tasks and save time. The spectacular Universal Dimension tool pulls out horizontal, vertical, and axonometric lines, circles, and more...

What's New

Version 9.0.2:
  • Speed increases for large files
  • Networking and proxy server improvements
  • Better Windows experience when not running as administrator
  • Compatibility with Illustrator CC 2014
  • Universal Dimension Tool now supports alt/option key
  • CADcontrol layout improvements
  • Improved warnings when opening pre-CADtools 8 documents


  • OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • Adobe Illustrator CS5 or later

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Moxiesozo Member IconComment+152

Version 7 has been released.

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Version 6.0
nicksloan Member IconReview+81

Fairly serious money, but does what it does well. For Illustrator users it makes a lot of sense to stick with the drawing environment you know. Seems to run very solid in CS4.

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Version 6.0

One thing I would add is that when people have paid $279 for the AI plug-in (or $149 to upgrade), to sting them $89 for 134 pattern swatches and $359 for a complete library of symbols seems very mean when such resources are included with comparably priced CAD apps.

Anonymous Member IconReview

I have been using this plugin from almost the very beginning.
It is worth every penny and more considering the alternatives.
Please keep on with this great work.

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Version 3.0.3
Anonymous Member IconReview

I have been using this product for years, and I definitely think that this update is very welcome!

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Version 3.0
macvick Member IconReview+0

Very useful!!
Excelent but some expensive

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Version 2.1.4
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Downloads 31,248
Version Downloads 88
License Demo
Date 21 Jul 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $349.00