DoubleCAD XT

DoubleCAD XT


Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
2.7
out of 69 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.0
File Size:
107.72MB
Date Added:
August 13, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
149,849
Downloads Last Week:
306
Product ranking:
#9 in CAD Software
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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  • All Versions:

    2.7

    out of 69 votes

    • 5 star: 17
    • 4 star: 12
    • 3 star: 5
    • 2 star: 5
    • 1 star: 30
  • Current Version:

    3.2

    out of 8 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 3
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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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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent free alternative for 2D drafting."

    October 21, 2013   |   By thejohnscott

    Version: DoubleCAD XT 5.0

    Pros

    Free, easy install, does what it says on the box. What else could you want?

    Cons

    If you don't download it direct from the developer it won't work. Serial and activation codes personal to each free copy.

    Need to be specific with folder management, or can cause errors.

    Summary

    Dumped a few 2D Autodesk products in my company for this package, actually works better, for free. Recommended.

    PS: went through the installation logs, only installs itself, no system changes or browser redirection. No "phone home" features monitoring software either.

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  • 1 stars

    "stay away, full of junk."

    October 11, 2013   |   By Gabbydad

    Version: DoubleCAD XT 5.0

    Pros

    none. wanted license number but is supposed to be free.

    Cons

    immediately changed my browsers home page and search engines.

    Summary

    Stay away from this software.

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