CADtools
CADtools
12.1.1

3.5

CADtools free download for Mac

CADtools

12.1.1
07 February 2020

CAD drawing and technical Illustrator plug-in.

Overview

CADtools is a complete technical illustration solution for Adobe Illustrator CS6, CC, CC 2014, CC 2015, CC 2017, and CC 2018. 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 plugin mimics Illustrator's tool behavior for designers seeking a creative, easy-to-use alternative to complex CAD applications.

Top new features in CADtools 11:
  • Span dimension tools and boxed text enhance UX design
  • Detail tool generates close-up views with scale control.
  • Grid tool adds settings for color and styles
  • CADtracker’s Constrained Nudge moves art by < 1 pt
  • CADtimesheet tracks billable time in documents
  • Integrated Live Chat adds faster friendly tech support

What's new in CADtools

Version 12.1.1:
New:
  • Hidden preference "FocusFieldPostTransform" added to allow CADtracker and CADaxo transform fields to stay focused after a transform
Fixed:
  • Rare crash at launch
  • Copy and paste of dimensions into new documents
  • CADlabels Detach button
  • Random panel stretching when using non-100% UI scaling
  • Bezier Length dimensions from disappearing after rotation
  • Dimension locking and hiding when using the Layers panel
  • Various small UI drawing issues

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7 CADtools Reviews

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Sam-A-Oregon
26 June 2019

Most helpful

I had used this a bit when I was using Illustrator and thought it worked well. Now I've switched to Affinity Designer. I would like to see CADtools work with Affinity Designer.
Like (1)
Version 11.3.0
Sam-A-Oregon
26 June 2019
I had used this a bit when I was using Illustrator and thought it worked well. Now I've switched to Affinity Designer. I would like to see CADtools work with Affinity Designer.
Like (1)
Version 11.3.0
RunTime
29 July 2015
OK, but expensive, especially considering the (sum of) upgrades. If it can't phone home it’s a demo after seven days. It is to short - not even ADOBE does that in seven days.
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Version 9.0.2
Moxiesozo
28 June 2010
-- Version 7 has been released.
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Version 6.0
Nicksloan
27 January 2009
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
1 answer(s)
Nicksloan
Nicksloan
27 January 2009
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.
Like (4)
Version 6.0
Anonymous
06 October 2004
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
14 October 2003
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
21 September 2003
Very useful!! Excelent but some expensive
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Version 2.1.4