From Google Maps to Domus.Cad with Map2Cad

Map2Cad is a module of Domus.Cad Pro and Std, which enables you to import both satellite and road maps from Google Maps.

Maps are imported with actual measurements and represented in the video scale selected in Domus.Cad.

The main features of Map2Cad are:

  • Internal browser for viewing maps, with the Google Maps functions integrated
  • Import of maps
  • Managing a list of maps
  • Inserting the maps from the list into Domus.Cad
  • Maps are imported with actual measurements

The use of Map2Cad is very simple and allows for the integration of each of the Google maps features in Domus, including search functions, display choices, street view and more.

When you choose Map2Cad from the Domus.Cad Modules menu, the following dialog box appears:image01

On the left, a list of previously imported maps appears.

Domus.Cad 2.1 – New features

Version 2.1 of Domus.Cad Pro and Std, a complete BIM, parametric architectural 3D CAD, was released.

Major novelties include:
  • New “smart” inspector
  • OpenBim IFC 2×3 support
  • DXF, DWG, DWF and SVG import/export improvements
  • New RoofTiles module for creating 3D roof tiles
  • New Super2Dto3D module for easy and fast converting a 2D drawing to 3D model
  • New Map2Cad module for getting maps from Google Maps
  • SuperPipe and SupeRot improvements
  • Optimization for new operating system
  • New documentation with several movies
  • ..and many more

See details below.

Standard and Professional – Domus.Cad now twice as good!

Domus.Cad Pro StdWith the latest version, Domus.Cad becomes twice as good, to better meet the professional requirements, both economic and functional, of designers.

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.

Domus.Cad Pro – Design without compromise

Domus.Cad ProThe new version of Domus.Cad is out – and it’s called 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.

CAD for Mac

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.

Convert, view and print DWG, DXF and DWF

Interstudio released CAD File Converter, a program to convert, view and print DWG, DXF and DWF files, supporting all the format 12 … 2011.

CAD File Converter is the key that gives you access to drawings in the most common CAD formats, by making them compatible with your own graphic programmes – even if not the latest versions – visualising them and printing in PDF format.

Main functions are:

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