MacDraft lets you design with confidence
Are you looking to upgrade your OS to Ventura? Rest assured that MacDraft 8 runs smoothly and effectively on the latest Mac Operating System. Design with confidence and harness your machines power and boost your productivity by running macOS Ventura and MacDraft 8.0.1 together.
We have created a fourth Pen Style, which is called Extended. This pen style will extend the line beyond the editing handle by half the line thickness. This means if you align two lines at a right angle and then use the Extended Pen style, you will get a perfect corner.
You’ll now find an option in the Print dialog that allows you to choose to print the grid. So whether you have opted for a traditional Dotted grid or the graphical style Square grid, you can now include it in the printing of your documents, making referencing easier.
We have added some new toolbar items to help improve your workflow and making it faster for you to locate the options you need. Options can be added to the toolbar at any time and once added they will be remembered each time you open MacDraft.
MacDraft runs natively on Macs powered by the Apple M1 chip, for powerful and unrivalled performance. MacDraft Pro is now future-proof and ready for new machines and technologies that Apple may release.
With the release and update that came with macOS Big Sur, MacDraft has had a welcome interface update. Utilising the intuitive design of the previous version, with some welcome tweaks and improvements around its performance.
We have now increased the drawing size to a massive 1780 by 1780 inches. This means that you can create those huge and complex drawings without worrying about the document size. DWG compatibility has improved with the document size.
Manage your workspace by choosing either palettes or a single screen. You’ll also be able to change from Dark and Light mode seamlessly. In addition you’ll find a refreshed and updated preferences with more options for customizing your MacDraft experience.
Page layout and text control has never been easier with the new Text Flow features. Seamlessly flow text from one text box to another, allowing you to create flowing columns of text quickly. You can also control text preference options for fonts, styles and sizes.
Spell check now works dynamically across the whole document. Any text elements in your drawings will now be included when you choose to check the spelling, which gives you the confidence that your text blocks are perfect for sharing with others.
The all new Export PDF panel allows you to choose how the content in your drawings are exported. You can export the content only, the whole page (including the empty space) or even a multi page document for page layouts, making it quick and easy to control how PDF’s are exported.
We know the powerful symbol library system is integral to the speed and efficiency of your designs. With this in mind we have redesigned the look and functionality of the Library, allowing you to have it separate to the rest of the interface and navigate faster.
You’ve been requesting it and now it’s here. You can trim between arcs and arcs, arcs and curves, lines and arcs, lines and curves and much, much more. This makes the Trim tool far more superior and gives you all the power you need to quickly generate your drawings.
Again, another hugely requested feature is the improvement of the Extend tool. The improvements will now allow you to extend lines to arcs, arcs to other arcs and even more importantly you’ll be able to extend lines and arcs to complex Bezier curves.
We have put in a highly requested feature for dragging shapes by their editing vertices. Now you can hold the Command (Apple) key and Option key down and drag an object by its handle to snap the vertices to another objects vertices for more precision and control.
At the heart of the drafting and design is the ability to communicate each part of a drawing. Now with MacDraft 8 you’ll have complete control to set a custom line thickness. You can set decimals as well as whole numbers between 0pt and 13pt.
The Swatches is the perfect place to manage and control your colors, patterns and gradients. We have now added the ability to apply your colors, patterns and gradients via the Swatches panel, making it the most intuitive place to control you design attributes.
With the help of a native speaking French team, we have fully localised the MacDraft application to French.
Please note, that PDF documentation and Technical Support is still only available in English at this time.
Turn your text into Superscript and Subscript quickly and easily using the Text Transformations menu item. This brings more control to the MacDraft text options.
Use English and Metric scales to control the how your objects are viewed in relation to the page size. This gives you more precision when working on complex and larger drawings spaces, such as site plans, architectural elevations and more.
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.
Layers are a great way to manage the content in your drawings. Each layer allows you to overlay content without effecting the objects in other layers. Take full control of your drawings and manage your layers using an intuitive Layers panel.
Control all your colors, patterns and gradients using an integrated and intuitive swatch system. Manage, create and edit your swatches using an easy-to-use swatch panel, combined with our custom pattern and gradient editing system.
Easy to use 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 dynamic drawing tools!
Working with complex designs requires a set of advanced tools. MacDraft includes a number of complex tools for breaking and joining lines, linking and unlinking dynamic objects, trimming and extending , creating a fillet or chamfer and more.
At the heart of MacDraft is its smart and precise units system, which makes dimensioning your drawings quick and easy. The dynamic and linked dimensioning system allows you to dimension any part of your drawing with the simple click of the mouse.
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 Pro gives a range of dimensions tools as well as formatting and tolerance options.
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.
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.
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.
Collaboration and cross application compatibility. DWG and DXF files are supported up to the latest AutoCAD 2022 (AC1032), allowing you to save, edit and open these file versions with options.
Layers are important in any technical drawing and MacDraft Pro 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.
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.
Bring designs to life with vibrant trees and plants, gorgeous structures and furniture and oar-inspiring patio, stone and wood materials.
MacDraft Pro offers traditional duplication methods coupled with more advanced techniques for Circular Duplication and Linear Duplication. Generate complex variants and precise grids when duplicating your shapes.
Every object in MacDraft Pro can have object information added to it. Examples are name, price, material and any other custom data you would like to use. This can then be integrated into the database and used to produce reports such as a bill of materials.
With a huge number of familiar vector drawing tools, such as shapes, lines and complex curves, MacDraft Pro has everything you’ll need to produce vibrant illustrations and stunning page layouts.
Utilise the advanced drawing tools in MacDraft Pro for trimming, and extending lines. You’ll also find complex shape creation quick and easy using the boolean tools for adding and removing material from intersecting shapes.
As well as the standard text formatting options MacDraft Pro 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.
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.
Gives the full power of your machine and is fully compatible with future operating systems.
MacDraft Pro runs natively on Macs powered by the Apple M1 chip, for powerful performance.
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The application UI has been written on latest Swift v4 code for use of modern technologies.
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Based on the Quartz advanced engine, providing low-level, lightweight 2D rendering.
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A quick preview feature that allows you to view the content of a document without opening.
Integrating MacDraft with the System for changing between a light and dark interface layout.
Automatically saving open documents to preserve user data and protect against data loss.