ZWCAD – A DWG-compatible CAD solution that provides you a less wait time, user-friendly UI to guarantee quality and product effectiveness. It is built for the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) and Mechanical Computer-aided Design (MCAD) industries and designers who are searching for a budget-friendly and accessible drafting app equipped with all the capabilities of AutoCAD software.
- DWG R14 to 2018 format
- 2D drawing tools
- Commands Offset / Fillet / Trim Tracking, osnaps, polar tracking
- Hatch, Dimensions, Leaders, Tables
- Layouts, sheets
- Fields, Block Attributes
- Tool palettes, Design center
- Lisp language
What is CAD software?
CAD is short for Computer-Aided Design. As its name suggests, the creation, modification, analysis, and optimization of a design can be aided by computers. Therefore, far fewer manual efforts are needed for massive and complicated design tasks within a limited time. The quality of design and communication is also improved greatly.
How does ZWCAD change the design
Workflow for the better?
We can learn from the history of CAD software that CAD can be a comprehensive topic. To make it simpler for you to understand, CAD beginners, we better start with the 2D drafting features oens and simply work with ZWCAD software. All they need are a keyboard and mouse. Design can be done digitally with help of the Design Center and Tool Palettes. Plotting can also be done with one click as long as the printer is connected.
Modify drawings more easily
2D CAD software like ZWCAD 2021 has plenty of modification tools, including BlockBreak. In the past, to modify a drawing, designers had to scrape the incorrectly designed part on the tracing paper carefully in case of any unexpected damages on the paper. Or, they needed start everything all over again. Now, 2D CAD software can greatly lighten the modification workload. Take ZWCAD 2021 as an example, it can help designers insert a door into a specific wall effortlessly. They can apply the BLOCKBREAK command, and then directly insert the door into a wall without breaking it beforehand.
CAD software ensures intelligent and sustainable design
Given the past circumstances, I regard designers in the old days as talents in mathematics and architecture/engineering because they had to take both the design and scales into consideration. If only they could apply CAD software in their daily work, they would be able to focus on design and draw according to the actual units and dimensions while leaving the scale converting part to the CAD software. In ZWCAD 2021, Annotative Scale, Annotative Dimension, and Scale List could help you a lot in scaling a viewport properly. Moreover, blocks and styles can be reused in ZWCAD software. Saving your customized templates and block library is also a wise choice so that you don’t need to start your design from scratch every time. The benefits that CAD software can bring are more than what I’ve introduced. The only way to make good use of them is to try it yourself.
What criteria does ZWCAD meet?
If you are wondering how to choose a suitable 2D CAD solution, here are the 4 points that most of your peer CADers focus on.
- Stable and smooth operation
When it comes to software, whether it runs stably and smoothly is always the priority. The stable and smooth operation means not only better user experience, but also few crashes, little lagging, and swift movements. With ZWCAD , a smooth design flow is guaranteed, the time needed for software response is reduced, and you will surely enjoy working.
- Seamless data and API compatibilities
As we all know, engineering is complex and needs joint efforts. Hence, more often than not, designs cannot be completed in a single software. ZWCAD is an outstanding 2D function-oriented software with good data and full DWG compatibilities. It supports multiple import and export formats, allowing you to accomplish your design without data loss during data exchange between software. Besides, thanks to its strong API compatibilities, you can utilize many industry-specific applications on ZWCAD. In other words, various vertical solutions are available to users from all walks of life, including architecture, mechanics, electronics, piping, civil design, etc.
- Budget-friendly licensing and renewal plans
Nowadays, there are mainly two types of software licensing models: subscription and perpetual. The costs of a subscription licensing plan are relatively low at the beginning, but later on, compulsory updates are constantly required. On the contrary, a perpetual licensing plan initially costs you more but usually comes with a flexible renewal plan, which means that you can choose whether to update or not whenever you want. As for ZWCAD , its perpetual licensing plan is available in 3 versions: Standard, Professional, and Mechanical. For beginners, the Professional version is a long-term investment of a lower price/performance ratio. It has the additional functions of 3D modeling and a full range of APIs (LISP, ZRX, .NET, and VBA)
- Pre-sales and after-sales support
Apart from the software itself, timely and professional pre-sales and after-sales technical support are essential to CAD users. According to Mr. Makowski (an assistant designer at KKB who uses CAD software on a daily basis, the most valuable service for them is the reliable and instant tech support from ZWSOFT. You can rest assured that working with ZWCAD within a team is smooth.
What is expected of ZWCAD software?
2D CAD software brought an unprecedented revolution to design several decades ago. In the next several decades, it is expected to be a renovation to itself, to be more practical.
Which are the most common parameters used to select an easy CAD software ?
- User-friendly interface
- Command accessibility
- Compatibility with other software
- Abundant features
- Complete guideline for users