Microspot MacDraft PE for Mac

Microspot MacDraft PE for Mac

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Quick Specs

Version:
5.5.7
File Size:
Not available
Date Added:
May 03, 2005
Price:
Update; $129.00 to buy
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.2/10.3/10.3.9/10.4 PPC
Total Downloads:
206
Downloads Last Week:
2
Additional Requirements:
Mac OS X 10.2 or higher

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  • 5 stars

    "Very nice for entry level CAD"

    February 22, 2007   |   By dkuchta5

    Version: Microspot MacDraft PE 5.5.8

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Not a powerhouse, but will meet the needs of most casual users of CAD. I've used it to do drawings of things I've designed and built, like a dock for a pond, a wine rack, a tree house, a room layout, etc. Also, its a good genereal purpose drawing program if you'r trying to move away from some of Apple's older software like AppleWorks.

    The main limitation of the P.E. version that I bump into is the inability to change the sizes of the arrows on dimensions. They are fairly large, and when you're using a basic 8.5x11 sheet of paper, it means you can't really do drawings of things with lots of detail. The work-around I use is to set my Page Setup as if I'm printing at 50% or smaller. Then I can use a larger virtual paper size, and when it prints it shrinks down to the actual letter sized paper. This shrinks everything including the arrow heads.

    But overall its an easy to use, stable, well supported piece of software that does the job for a reasonable price.

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  • 4 stars

    "useful for sorting out space and layout issues"

    June 26, 2006   |   By Daniel Chow

    Version: Microspot MacDraft PE 5.5.8

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    we were moving into a new condo that is half the space we had, so many of our furniture pieces had to go, but we couldn't figure out which ones. we took measurements and sketched a layout of the condo, and then drew the layout with the measurements using macdraft pe.

    then using the dimensions of the furniture pieces, we created representing objects to scale and positioned the objects within the layout. as a result, we were able to sort out which furniture will fit comfortably without crowding the space. although, in our case, it won't be used frequently, macdraf pe saved us a lot of valuable time, and spared us much confusion and frustrations.

    i found the interface relatively simple to become familiar with, and i didn't find the need to refer to the manual for most basic functions to get started.

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