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Microspot MacDraft Professional and MacDraft Personal Edition version 5.6 are released as Universal Binaries.

23rd April 2007, Maidstone, Kent – Today Microspot Ltd. developers of 2D and 3D graphics and photo applications, announced the release of version 5.6 of MacDraft Professional and MacDraft Personal Edition which are now Universal Binaries and are the first versions to run native on Intel powered Macintosh computers.  MacDraft Professional is a powerful 2D design, drafting and technical illustration application that is affordable and designed for users of all levels and MacDraft Personal Edition is an easy-to-use graphic design solution to rival other vector based design tools on the market.

MacDraft was originally released in 1985 and has been constantly updated over the last 22 Years.  Both products still retain the ease of use of those early applications like MacDraw and ClarisCAD but now have Quartz graphics, transparency, superb text quality, 100 levels of undo and the ability to import picture files in many different formats.

MacDraft personal Edition has an accurate, scaled drawing environment up to 43 cm (17”) square complete with tools for drawing lines, curves and filled shapes and powerful text tools.  Other features include the ability to import pictures (BMP, JPEG,  PNG, TIFF and more), adjust the transparency of all objects as well as export drawings as PDF's or many other picture formats.  MacDraft PE also contains sample documents and three symbol libraries as examples for home, office and garden layouts. Whether you are using it for the home, business or as an educational tool, MacDraft PE can help you to effortlessly create floorplans, make technical diagrams, design gardens, illustrate flowcharts, draw buildings and objects to scale and create or enhance vector artwork with one affordable, easy-to-use package. MacDraft Personal Edition is available for £79 / €115 / $129.

MacDraft Professional offers all of that plus a  full complement of drawing tools and  both ANSI and international standard dimensioning capabilities as well as linked dimensioning to automatically update dimensions as you modify components.  It’s multi-layered, scaled drawing environment supports both Imperial (feet/inches) and metric dimensions and is compatible with AutoCAD DWG/DXF file formats..  Perfect for producing simple sketches or complex drawings, MacDraft is excellent for mechanical, architectural and engineering design as well as technical illustration. MacDraft Professional 5.6 is available for £239.00 / €344.00 / $349.00.

Registered users who purchased these products after 9th January 2007 should contact Microspot for a free upgrade. For further information, to download a demo version or to purchase this or any other Microspot product please visit our website at or in the US, .  Microspot products are available from Apple and other retailers world wide.

About Microspot

Founded in 1964, Microspot develops and markets applications for 3D modelling and animation, interior design, 2D drawing and drafting, image editing, and media management as well printer drivers.

Contact Microspot

Worldwide Headquarters: Microspot Limited, Concorde House, 10-12 London Road, Maidstone, Kent ME16 8QA, UK Tel: +44 (0) 1622 687771; Fax +44 (0) 1622 690801; Email:

Enquiries about this press release or requests for review software should be made to:

Robert Coulling
Microspot Limited
+44 (0) 1622-687771

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