Version 6 of Cad File Converter has been released with over 70 supported CAD, BIM, PDF and 3D formats and many other new features. We describe below the most important.
Designers can now choose between Domus.Cad Std and Domus.Cad Pro.
Domus.Cad Pro is a complete BIM program, integrated with other programs to manage an entire project, with specialist functions to optimize and save time and simplify operations. For example, Domus.Cad Pro communicates seamlessly with other programs. It has powerful specialist functions, such as automatic creation of tables of demolished/rebuilt areas, entire wooden structures, complex spiral and helical stairs and much more.
Domus.Cad Std is not the classic ‘Light’ software, only there to boost sales of the more complete version. It is a program with all the functions a designer needs to create complete and complex projects, with total control of 2D and 3D aspects. It does not have some of the automatic functions, so here the designer will have to use the program’s more generic functions, which will take a little more time. This is for you if you don’t need to do internal computations, export to DOCFA for the Italian Land Registry or model terrain. Otherwise, Domus.Cad Std lets you use all the other functions at less than half the price of Domus.Cad Pro.
No more numbers – we had reached version 16 – we’re starting at 1 of Domus.Cad Pro, where Pro stands for Professional, as opposed to the version Std (Standard), also being released.
Lots of new features that make Domus.Cad increasingly the best professional architecture and parametric program for architects worldwide.
Interstudio has released DigiCad 3D 9 for Mac Os X. The Windows version will be out soon. The new version contains lots of new features, including: New algorithms for transforming images, for image rectification and irregular surfaces, too. Not only have we made the function much faster, it is also more accurate outside of attach…
The evolution of CAD on Macintosh
When the first Macintosh 128 K came out in 1984, it had 3 programs, each of which – in their own way – were the basis for generations of other programs, many of which are commonly used today.
These programs were MacWrite, MacPaint and MacDraw (for vectorial drawing).
All three used the new graphic user interface and a new pointing device called a “mouse”. Also, they were WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) – what you see on the monitor is what comes out when printed.
Nowadays this seems normal, but then, it wasn’t. In fact, even today many CAD users, particularly AutoCad™, do not adopt this philosophy, and the video and print versions of the drawing are completely different.
MacWrite was the prototype of all word processing software that followed, including Microsoft Word, whose first version was created on Macintosh.