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What’s included in MacDraft PE Complete?
MacDraft PE Complete includes over 7500 professionally-drawn, time-saving vector symbols for use in all 2D CAD drawing types, to give a complete and all-in-one 2D CAD drawing experience. This exclusive content is flexible and can be dragged into your drawings the way they are or edited and changed to suit your styles.
MacDraft PE 8 Application
2D CAD app that makes floor plan design, garden layout, architectural drawing and illustration simple on the Mac. With a fully scaled drawing environment, create precise and professional 2D drawings in moments. With MacDraft PE, an easy-to-use, powerful and intuitive drawing solution.
Over 400 Home Plan Symbols
Vibrant and colorful vector drawn symbols in 12 categories, for creating floor plans quickly and easily. Drag the symbols from the library into your document. This will save you hours and hours of drawing time and help inspire you to create vibrant and colorful floor plans in a matter of minutes.
Over 750 Garden Plan Symbols
Vibrant and colorful vector drawn garden graphics for creating garden and landscaping plans. Whether you’re looking to start a new landscaping project; or thinking of adding some new furniture or plants; the Garden Plan Graphics content is your perfect companion with MacDraft PE.
Over 1200 Electronic Symbols
Contains over 1200 precise and professionally drawn electronic symbols for use in your electronic schematics and professional layouts. Save yourself hours of time by using the drag and drop facility of our libraries and add your symbols to your drawings in a fraction of a second.
Over 500 Seasonal Symbols
Colorful vector drawn clipart for all the key seasonal periods of the year. Use these symbols when creating personal greetings cards, posters, flyers, invitations and more. Save hours and hours of drawing time and help inspire your creativity when creating your seasonal layouts.
Over 750 Safety Sign Symbols
Over 750 unique items ranging from Hazard & Danger signs to General Notices, each of which are fully scalable, vector drawn graphics. All of the signs have been drawn to conform with the HSSA style standards and the ANSI / OSHA layout specifications and are great for printing.
Over 1100 Symbols for Engineering
Over 1100 precise and professional vector drawn symbols for Engineering drawings. Great for Fluid Power, Industrial, Valve Assembly and much more. Save yourself hours of time by using the drag and drop facility of our libraries and add symbols to your drawings quickly.
Over 1500 General Symbols
Over 1500 items for graphics, architecture and electronics. These contain images ready for use in MacDraft, and will provide you with many of the elements you need to quickly and easily complete or embellish your drawings, each has been professionally drawn in vector graphics.
Over 300 Common Parts for Drawings
Includes over 300 commonly used drag & drop parts for drawing new homes or remodeling projects. These libraries are designed to use while drawing a home or addition plans. When building a plan you normally work using different layers, floor plans, sectional views, foundation and elevations.
Over 200 Complete Additions Plans
Includes over 200 complete additions plans available in 6,8,10 and 12 roof pitch. These drag & drop libraries come ready for permitting, each will include a floor plan, foundation plan, sectional view and 3 elevations. Addition plans can be modified, ready for permitting.
Over 160 Symbols for Remodelling
Includes over 160 commonly used parts for drawing new homes or remodeling projects. These libraries consists of common items that are time consuming and repetitive to draw. They are designed to drag & drop onto your plan and can ungroup and modify easily if you need to.
Over 50 Complete Sectional Drawings
Over 50 Sectional View (cross sections) drawings. Sectional views are one of the most time consuming plans to draw when drawing a home or addition plan. Designed by a professional Home Building Designer these 50 Sectional view plans will cover almost any project.
This package has been created to make it easier and faster to create any 2D CAD drawing and layout for a complete all-in-one 2D CAD experience, through the use of exclusive drag and drop symbols. Designed for home designers, small businesses and construction services as well as designers, educators and hobbyist. Sketch, draw and present. A flexible and easy-to-use 2D CAD software from start to finish. Native to macOS, built with the latest technologies and designed for the future, MacDraft 8 is a feature-rich solution, that gives you all the tools you need for a truly collaborative and flexible 2D CAD experience. MacDraft will give you the confidence and flexibility to design anything. Create precise and simple 2D drawings on your Mac. MacDraft is packed full of industry-leading CAD tools allowing you to work more effectively and design with confidence.
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Over 7500 symbols, with an integrated Library system.
MacDraft PE Complete includes a set of over 7500 symbols, items and parts for use in all 2D CAD drawings and layouts.
It also includes a sophisticated and easy to use library system, where you can drag and drop commonly used items into your documents. As part of this Library system there is a fully-functioning database built in that links object data, such as name, material and other custom categories, to the objects stored in the library. You can then use this data to produce a bill of materials, costings and other reports. If you need more time-saving symbols for your drawings explore the other MacDraft PE packs.
Benefits of choosing MacDraft PE Complete for all your 2D CAD Drawing needs.
Powerful options for perfecting your drawings.
The collection of powerful and flexible drawing options lets you edit the parts of your drawings in any way you want.
Pinpoint accuracy with smart systems.
Combining a fully scaled environment, smart unit systems, layers and guides, gives you full control with precision.
Built for macOS. Powered by the latest technologies
MacDraft boasts incredible power with its highly sophisticated and precise drawing engine, built for macOS.
Flexible and easy to use tools and options.
Dynamic features, tools and options available to you. These will provide a smooth and fast design experience.
Intuitive workflow, making it quick to learn.
Get a personalized experience and take control of how your interface looks and the settings you prefer.
No subscriptions. A full lifetime license.
When you purchase a Microspot product you’re paying a one-off cost for the licenses you have purchased.
Free help and support to all registered users.
Microspot offers free technical support to all of its registered users, giving you access to a host of helpul resources.
Multi-license and educational discounts.
We offer flexible and affordable license options for single user, multi-user and educational license purchases.
Highly rated and trusted by industry leaders.
Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, Microspot has been a trusted and highly-rated provider of 2D CAD products for over 30 years.
For Architects and Construction Services.
Designed for architects, planners and construction services, with tools, features and options for any project size.
For Engineers and CAD Professionals
Designed for engineering and technical layouts, with a host of precision tools for maximum efficiency and flexibility.
For Students, Hobbyists and Home Planning
The prefect place to begin your 2D CAD journey. Harness and mature your skills and creativity with MacDraft.
Key Features & Options
Apple M1 Compatible
MacDraft PE runs natively on Macs powered by the Apple M1 chip, for powerful and unrivalled performance. This means that MacDraft PE is now future-proof and ready for any new machines and operating systems.
MacDraft PE gives full control over layers in documents and their scales. Individual layer scaling allows for pinpoint accuracy and intricate designs, such as sectional drawings, circuit diagrams and more.
Intuitive Vector Tools
Intuitive drawing tools for Shapes, Lines & more. Whatever your project, rest assured MacDraft has a tool to help you along your journey. Take control and start designing with the help of MacDraft’s intuitive and flexible drawing tools!
Fully Scaled Drawings
Scales are a great way to be able to draw larger designs and layouts onto a smaller piece, while maintaining the size and proportion of your drawings. You’ll find a whole set of useful default scales to use, in both English and Metric units. If you can’t find the scale you are looking for from the default list, you could always create your own. Our smart unit system allows you to change it at any time. It will convert any sizes in your document to the new format you have selected.
Add smart dimensions to your CAD layouts using the intuitive and precise dimension system. Take full control over the way your dimensions display and information included. In addition, you can link your dimensions to their respective objects.
Sharing & Collaboration
MacDraft 8 offers many options for sharing your designs with colleagues, family member and friends. You can also use the PDF export optios to share a perfect vector version of your layout, which can be opened on any machine.
MacDraft allows you to create your own library of graphics. This is a great feature that can save you hours and hours of time. It’s quick and easy to create your own libraries. Simply draw your symbol, graphic or object, use the Library panel to create a new blank library, then drag the items you wish to store from the document window into the Library panel. In addition, we offer content-rich packs, full of up to over 7500 symbols and components.
Get started quickly with 100’s of built-in templates
MacDraft offers a huge list of built-in templates to help you get started with drawing many different designs and layouts. Whether you’re looking to create a drawing from scratch; need a helping hand with your architectural and engineering layout; or planning a vector drawing project; MacDraft PE has useful and professionally drawn templates for every occasion. You can even store you own templates in this panel, to make it easier for you to manage your documents.
Fully scaled drawing environment for architectural and floor plan design
Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned draftsmen, architectural and floor plan design is quick and easy in MacDraft Personal Edition. Combining powerful and precise drawing tools with thousands of pre-drawn symbols and graphics, you’ll be creating your floor plans in a matter of minutes. With a comprehensive number of professional level tools, such shapes, lines and curves, even complex toolsets for datum management, linking and dimensioning, MacDraft PE has all the features needed for all drawing types. Print, export, share and collaborate.
At the heart of MacDraft is its smart and precise dimension system. Dimensions are quick and easy and are the best way to communicate real-world sizes. MacDraft PE gives a range of dimensions tools as well as formatting and tolerance options.
Fully scaled drawing system, powered by smart units
Scales are a great way to draw larger designs onto a smaller page, while maintaining the size and proportion of your drawings. You’ll find a whole set of useful default scales to use, in both English and Metric units or simply create your own custom scale.
Smart snap and alignment control
The Smart Snap feature gives you complete control over the positioning of your objects and groups with relation to other items in the document. Quickly snap to the edges and centers with intuitive and precise snap guides. Combine the Smart Snap feature with the vertices alignment for complete control.
Pinpoint accuracy with smart systems for engineering and technical layouts
Combining the smart scaling and dynamic unit systems MacDraft PE’s layer system gives you the full control over the scales you use. Use layer scaling to produce working drawings, with sectional views and exploded diagrams. Increased accuracy allows for easy creation of intricate circuit diagrams and cutaway drawings. Drop in document guides for easy and pin-point positioning, accuracy and snapping. Finally manage drawings with advanced AutoCAD DWG support for opening, saving and editing.
Guides are a great way to control the position and alignment of objects across a page. They can help when creating layout documents, CAD drawings, engineering plans and more. What’s more, the guides are non-printable, so will not interfere with your finished design export.
Precise move option
Use the precise move options to control how objects are position using Relative and Absolute positioning. You can also create a copy of the exisitng object as an extra duplication method.
Layers are important in any technical drawing and MacDraft PE gives full control over the scales each layer has assigned. Individual layer scaling allows for pinpoint accuracy and intricate designs, such as sectional drawings, circuit diagrams and more. Plus you can add multiple drawing types to a single layout, simply by choosing a working layer scale.
Gorgeous garden and landscape designs, with built-in symbols
MacDraft PE makes it easy to design and layout beautiful and vibrant landscape and garden plan designs. Combine ease of use with thousands of pre-drawn symbols and graphics, and start creating your landscape and garden plans in a matter of minutes. Add shapes, lines and sections then drag and drop plants, trees and structures from a large library of garden plan symbols and components. You can even store your own symbols using the full-featured custom library catalog.
Export as PDF
Share and collaborate with your colleagues, friends and family. Export your drawings as a PDF and other common image formats to communicate your design ideas.
1000’s of pre-drawn library items
Bring designs to life with vibrant trees and plants, gorgeous structures and furniture and oar-inspiring patio, stone and wood materials.
Informative site plans using traditional drawing methods
Draw precise and intricate topographical maps, charts and more on your Mac with MacDraft PE. Layout street maps, land formations and intricate plans with MacDraft PE’s precise and easy to use vector drawing tools. Combine the power of a fully-scaled drawing environment with the familiarity of a vector based drawing app and advanced duplication to map out your ideas and create professional results. Couple all of this with the linked database of object information and reporting for a more collaborative approach.
MacDraft PE has a few options for duplication, either using the traditional copy and paste method or by using the built in duplication. Copy and paste allows you to paste an item at the point where you click the mouse button.
Combining traditional rotation tools, such as a manual rotate, rotate 90 left and right with advanced rotation, you can control the orienbtation of your objects with ease. Select multiple objects and rotate them at the saem time with perfect accuracy.
Design stunning illustrations and layouts with dynamic shapes and text
Let your imagination run wild, MacDraft will do the rest. Combine curves, gradients and opacities to create beautiful, cool and vibrant vector graphics in MacDraft. Whether its a logo, poster, brand or just a fun idea you’ve had, MacDraft gives you the chance to put pen to paper (or cursor to document layout) and let your skill and creativity take over. Getting stuck? We have thousands of breathtaking graphics available to you in the form of our graphics library add ons, simply drag and drop objects into your designs or create your own library of regularly used graphics for a future project! Your only limitation is your own imagination.
With a huge number of familiar vector drawing tools, such as shapes, lines and complex curves, MacDraft PE has everything you’ll need to produce vibrant illustrations and stunning page layouts.
Bezier (Pen) & Freehand
Use the familiar Bezier tool which acts like a Pen tool to create complex open and closed combinations of curves and lines. Combine this with the smooth freehand tool to produce qaulity vector works of art quickly and easily.
Text, font and flow management
As well as the standard text formatting options MacDraft PE includes an advanced layout features for flowing text from one textbook to another, using the clipped text warning. In addition you can turn any text object into vector shapes for the creation of stunning icons, symbols and branding.
Create your own scalable colors, patterns and gradients
MacDraft PE comes with a selection of colors, gradients and patterns that you can use to bring your designs to life. I addition to the existing swatch selection, you’re also able to create your own unique material patterns in black and white or color, as well as your own gradients and colors. Our built-in scaling system will duplicate and format your patterns and gradients with ease, keeping your materials displaying the way they should. You’ll also find a range of additional swatches in the exclusive MacDraft PE packs.
Create as many colors, gradients and patterns as you want. You can build new ones from scratch or take an existing one and make adjustments. Manage all from one intuitive Swatches panel.
The pixel pattern editor boast a range of options for creating pixel perfect, scalable patterns. Use colors or create traditional CAD materials from floors and walls to metals and liquids. You can also paste an image from an outside source into the editor to create more complex patterns.
Customize your workflow for a personalized experience
MacDraft PE gives you options to control how you layout your user interface, giving you complete control for a more personalized experience. Choose to use the more modern single screen to keep all of your window elements together or work with traditional floating palettes allowing you to move elements around (great for multiple screens). In addition you can customize the colors of your controls through system preferences, choose to use a dark or a light interface and choose how the grid, guides and document background displays.
Industry-leaders love MacDraft and we’re sure you’ll love it too!
MacDraft has an average worldwide rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Partnered with Capterra, MacDraft users have given us top marks in all areas. It also has a Mac Informers award, boasting and Editors Pick badge. We know you’ll love MacDraft PE - but don’t just take our word for it.
There are 4 main choices for MacDraft PE and the choice you make depends on your needs. The Home and Garden, Starter and Complete packs contain exclusive library content. Take advantage of the content in the packs and choose the best MacDraft for you.
MacDraft Personal Ed.
Perfect for home plans, technical layouts, illustration and simple CAD drawings, with vector drawing shapes and familiar lines and curves.
MacDraft Personal Ed. 8 Application
Sample symbol libraries including approximately 100 vector drawn symbols.
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