DoubleCAD XT

DoubleCAD XT

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
2.8
out of 73 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0
  • Total Downloads:
    166,893
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 13, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    107.72MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    273
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #7 in CAD Software

Editors' Note: To install DoubleCAD XT please use the serial number: DCAK-6746-0366-4350-3180

Editors' Review

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IMSI/Design's DoubleCAD XT is a compact CAD utility for Google SketchUp. Based on the developer's professional CAD product, DoubleCAD XT is similar to other slimmed-down CAD packages, but it offers more than most of them, for less: it's free.

DoubleCAD XT's interface will be familiar to many, even those with no CAD experience, since CAD tools generally look and function much like photo editors and other typical graphics utilities, and DoubleCAD XT is based on pro software. It's well designed, as you'd expect from design software. It's easy to use if you have CAD experience but easy to figure out if you don't. For a free tool, it offers basics and extras too numerous to list entirely, but a few are: Enhanced .SPK compatibility with SketchUp, layers, a 3D-to-2D flattener, a brush editor, and automatic scaling. DoubleCAD XT is a great choice as a .DWG viewer for those with older AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT versions that can't read the latest formats. It's also handy for those who need to import or otherwise view and utilize CAD images for other purposes, such as presentations or digital publishing.

DoubleCAD XT is certified for both Windows XP and Vista, but not yet in Windows 7. It downloads as a Zip file, but at nearly 58MB, that's not necessarily a bad thing. It also requires you to enter the provided serial number--not too many hoops to jump through for such fine free tools. Highly recommended.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Works fine and is free"

May 28, 2015  |  By sumpin_else

 |  Version: DoubleCAD XT 5.0

Pros

Good number of features. Was easy to register and get activation code.
There are tutorials on YouTube, and there is an instruction manual pdf that is ok but not for a beginner.

Cons

Extremely hard learning curve except if you have used a similar cad software. The method of adding and editing objects is not at all intuitive and is often cumbersome. No cylinders, or predefined common symbols or shapes.

Summary

If your a student you can get a student license from autodesk, but if you need free this will do fine. If you have never used autocad this will be a very hard learning curve.

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5 stars

"Instructions to Activate"

March 27, 2015  |  By butterfly249

 |  Version: DoubleCAD XT 5.0

Pros

First of all I'm very impressed so far, this is my first day working with DoubleCAD XT and I'm simply amazed that this software is free. Lots of tools and it's seriously robust.

Cons

None so far with the software, but the activation button doesn't work. I provided directions in my review summary for those of you who need help.

Summary

I, too, had a little trouble activating the product. For some reason when you click on the button to Activate, it takes you to Notepad and delivers an error code. Here's what you do:
Go to the website at: http://activate.imsisoft.com/doublecad.aspx?productpage=DoubleCAD_XT_v5

Fill out the information and you will receive an email providing you with a serial number as well as an activation code. This will grant you free access to the software. Hope this helps!

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5 stars

"Great software... Highly recommend"

January 02, 2015  |  By Pourquoi428

 |  Version: DoubleCAD XT 5.0

Pros

If you are familiar with AutoCAD, this will be easy to learn. Can't believe this is free. Surprisingly extensive and complete.

Cons

I couldn't find any yet

Summary

If people took the time to read they would see that the key is written under the Publisher's Description. Read instructions before you judge. This is the best free software I've ever used. The serial key is DCAK-6746-0366-4350-3180 for people who don't want to take the time. Once installed, you will have to register on their website or else the software will only function for 30 days.
I have not receive any spams or phone calls from them so I feel confident they won't annoy you.
Once you complete the form, they will give you an activation code.
Wish we could delete the worthless reviews. It is FREE.

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1 stars

"Not free- requires serial number"

September 06, 2014  |  By scott_aleks_corp

 |  Version: DoubleCAD XT 5.0

Pros

Can't evaluate - need serial number

Cons

Can't evaluate - need serial number

Summary

Can't evaluate - need serial number NOT FREE (it's in the free category)

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3 stars

"Publisher does not seem to support this product anymore"

June 20, 2014  |  By limtzhng

 |  Version: DoubleCAD XT 5.0

Pros

Supposed to be free.

Cons

Online Activation Request Form opens a webpage that does not display anything. 32-bit version only.

Summary

Uninstalled.

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5 stars

"Windows 8 works perfect and looks/functions awesome"

May 04, 2014  |  By KristianDude

 |  Version: DoubleCAD XT 5.0

Pros

I was hesitant to download the program because of other reviewers posts. They are obviously not tech savvy at all or have no common sense. Yes, the software does require a license, but just go to the DoubleCad website and download it from them. An email is sent and tada, free awesome program with license and everything you need to get going. As far as the other review about getting a new homepage and search engine, please use your brain. Cnet has their own installer which installs their own add-on junk, which I'm guessing is how they get paid or something for their services. You can opt to not install it if you actually read through the installation process.

And as far as the pros... it has all the goodies you would expect from a legit Cad operating system

Cons

None so far!

Summary

Download it and give it a shot. I am astounded that such a program is actually free. And no, I am not affiliated or work for the company. I just get upset when mindless people post bad reviews about products or services that are not deserving. I wish I could review those users about their reviews and see how quick they would be to post stupid stuff.

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5 stars

"Very Professional but easy to use"

January 28, 2014  |  By GREYWOLF822

 |  Version: DoubleCAD XT 5.0

Pros

I thought it would be difficult to master the basic commands but surprisingly it was simple to grasp

Cons

Navigating from panes and palettes and it has no basic electrical symbols in the library or if it does they aare not in the architectual design

Summary

Very promising and a great rival to auto cad

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1 stars

"Not much good if it doesn't work"

December 31, 2013  |  By johnhprice123

 |  Version: DoubleCAD XT 5.0

Pros

Loads quickly and looks really nice, good interface.

Cons

could not get it to function at all. Had to shut it down three times with windows app. mgr. Better luck next time.

Summary

Pretty much waste of time.

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1 stars

"If it's free, why do you need license to install?"

December 14, 2013  |  By TechSupGal

 |  Version: DoubleCAD XT 5.0

Pros

Highly rated by Editors

Cons

Gues you hav eo be an Editor to use it - you need license to install

Summary

Total Waste of time

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5 stars

"Great Product"

November 09, 2013  |  By ronald44181000

 |  Version: DoubleCAD XT 5.0

Pros

Works Perfectly in Windows 8 Professional

Cons

Problems getting into Tutorial Help

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0
Open & save .DWG, .DXF, and .DWF formats from AutoCAD R14 to 2012manager. Enhancements include improved stability, performance, and usability optimization. NEW Power Stretch Tool. NEW Draw order by layer PLUS. Superior workflow with Googleâ?¢ SketchUp and SketchUp Pro
General
Publisher IMSI/Design
Publisher web site http://imsidesign.com/
Release Date February 11, 2013
Date Added August 13, 2013
Version 5.0
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory CAD Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 107.72MB
File Name DoubleCAD_XT_v5.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 166,893
Downloads Last Week 273
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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