- DWG 2014 Compatibility
iCADMac® uses DWG for it's design file format, natively without conversion. That means unrivaled compatibility with AutoCAD® Drawing files without need to convert the files first, and no risk for data loss, none. iCADMac enables you to export your drawing files in practically every DWG format ever produced. You can take a DWG all the way back to 1983 (if you don't mind the music!). Same with DXF, a standard used by thousands of CAD users to move designs from one CAD system to perform additional analysis or even to edit within a different CAD system.
DWG files are probably the most convenient and reliable format for viewing drawings on the Apple iPad™
- PDF Export
The PDF format is a comfortable format for publication of your documents that can be read through Acrobat Reader. It seems everyone is using PDF, because it makes sharing your designs simple, safe, and speedy. Simple to print just like you would to paper, safe keeping your intellectual capitol intact, or even protected with a password, and speedy, it only takes a moment to deliver that design to thousands of people if you need to!
- PDF 3D Export - Click for a PDF3D sample
Convert 3D drawings into rich interactive 3D PDF documents, where users can rotate, pan and zoom in to reveal hidden detail, through a standard PDF file. PDF3D allows communication to all interested parties, regardless of their use of, or experience with CAD software. Share your data with anyone through an easy to use, intuitive tool. Smart collaboration with your team members as well as users who do not know how to use CAD software. iCADMac is the only DWG CAD for Mac supporting this feature.
Thanks to our PDF2DWG module you can create a DWG file by importing a PDF vector file and use it as a standard iCADMac drawing. This is one of those extra's that when you first look at it, you wonder "what's the big deal?". Until you are presented with a designer, engineer, or Architect, who is unwilling to share their building drawings by delivering a DWG, for whatever reason. Liability, "intellectual Capital", or just because they're selfish, doesnt really matter... Point is you're going to spend the next 3 weeks redawing the work to even get to the point where you can place your design. it's gonna cost you a fortune.
It's okay though, you bought iCADMac
, dad taught you well young skywalker!
Pop in the PDF's from the distribution copy, line up layers to linetypes and colors, and convert those pdf's into dwg's... The project is saved and you're a hero!
- iPad™, iPhone®, and iPod touch® Support
iCADMac DWG drawings can be brought onto the Apple iPad thanks to the free AutoCAD® WS application.
Drawings are transferred via email onto iPad™ (iPhone®, iPod®), where they can be then displayed, edited by inserting various notes defined on the construction site, in the factory, during your customer meetings, etc. We've been speaking a lot about the iPad, and it's for good reason. For the first time in our history we have developeed the technology to take electronic paper with us into the field which is opening up a whole new way of designing. Think of it, a retrofit on the pyramid and there you stand, at it's apex, deciding and calculating the hopes of millions as the project begins. Okay, your next job is to design the quickie mart across town, but one has to have dreams! These dreams, and these drawings that communicate your dreams, can be moved over to your Mac by means of the free account available on the AutoCAD® WS website.
Additionally, thanks to the iCADMac PDF export function and one of the many apps for adding notes to PDF available for the iPad, you can use this universal format to share and edit your projects. These marked up PDF files can then be imported back into iCADMac converting the PDF's into DWG by means of the pdf2DWG module.
- Gradient Hatch
iCADMac can create gradient hatches by specifying a hatch that uses a smooth transition between two colours or between a lighter and darker shade of the same colour.
The gradient hatch function creates drawings for presentations directly in iCADMac without any additional software. Okay, not as sexy as PDF import, but gradients have become big part of representing realism in the last few years. It's all about how the light reflects off objects you know. Natural materials are simply NEVER one solid color.
You can also display drawings containing gradient hatches created in AutoCAD
A table is a collection of cells that can contain data of various kinds, from notes to blocks. These have been around a while in AutoCAD and they are one of the more handy objects that a designer needs in his arsenal. Tables can be used for bills of materials, component lists, revisions and text to organize and manage information within your drawings. In a table the data is organized into lines and columns. Tables can be created and customized by the user who can choose their view by defining a style that can be applied to the tables.
- Image insertion and clip
You can insert, edit and clip Raster images (scanned images, photos, images from the Internet, etc.). in a drawing. iCADMac also allows inserting and displaying images in jpeg, bmp, gif, and png formats as well as images with polygonal clip areas. This is just going to make life so much easier, combined with the next feature and iCADMac is starting to earn his stripes, no?
- Polygonal Viewports
In the paper space layout, you can create rectangular and polygonal Viewports. This feature offers maximum flexibility when creating printing tables.
- Xref - External references
XREFs, or external references, are .dwg drawing files referenced in the current drawing. In the case that an XREF is attached to the current drawing, any modification made to the XREF drawing is displayed when the XREF is reloaded, or the drawing is opened again.
A drawing can be attached as an XREF to multiple drawings, as well as multiple drawings can be attached as an XREF to the same drawing.
XREFs can be inserted in either model or paper space, they can be rotated, scaled or positioned at any given coordinates as well as their layers being visible or invisible.
- Standard Interface
iCADMac offers a working environment featuring standard CAD menus and toolbars in combination with a recognizable Mac OS X application user interface. You been here before and it's easy for you to pick up. I mean, 10 minutes and you'll be pumping out drawings almost as fast as you could on AutoCAD, couple of days and you'd pass a pop quiz on iCADMac, blindfolded and taped to the front of a speeding runaway train!!
- Property Bar
The Property bar enables you to access all entity characteristics in a drawing. Through the simple and intuitive interface you can edit such entity properties as colour, line type, layer, referenced points, URL etc.
- Additional Hatches
Apart from the hatches normally available in a CAD program, you can find over 300 additional hatch patterns for tiles, walls, floors, panels, ground, bricks, glass, wood etc.
iCADMac proposes the basic rendering module with multiple Lights and Shadow support. An Advanced Rendering add-on will be available soon. This add-on Rendering Engine? It is one of the best that you can get, and it will sit integrated into your iCADMac! Photo Realistic, remember those words, that's what this render can do for you! Due to the high quality of the rendering output a small fee will be necessary to add this amazing product onto your software once it is ready but if you need your drawings to present as if you were looking at the completed project in real life... there are not many solutions in the world that look nicer than this one!
Multiline objects can consist up to 16 parallel lines, called “elements”. Multilines allow quick creation of walls, roads, insulation etc. iCADMac offers a complete configuration mask specially designed to define various multiline styles.
- ACIS® Solids
iCADMac reads and writes 3D solid objects with the ACIS Solid Modeling libraries (the same as AutoCAD®)
Essential for those who deal with Industrial Design, Dies, complex architectural elements and generally for any application in which creating complex three-dimensional shapes quickly and easily.
ACIS solids are available thanks to an agreement signed with Spatial, the supplier of technology for solid modelling to many of the most important CAD software companies in the world.
iCADMac has implemented complete management of ACIS solids including viewing, printing, creating and editing.
Exchange of CAD project data with other CAD software which uses ACIS Solids (such as AutoCAD®) is therefore a simple process!
Creating complex three-dimensional shapes by using solid models is made easier in comparison with the more traditional techniques.
- Advanced Blocks Libraries (managed using the NEW iCADLib Block Manager!)
20.000 Blocks and symbols are ready to be used for Construction, Furnishing, 3D Furnishing, Mechanics, Electronics, Metal profiles and many other industries. Did I really say 20,000. What was I thinking? There are actually over 30,000. Over 30,000 blocks and symbols for everyday design work. And if you can't find what you need out of the 30,000, we'll up the bounty to millions, We'll get to that in a moment...
Thanks to the iCADLib management module it is quick and easy to find a symbol you need. The iCADLib module can be also used to manage libraries of symbols or personal blocks that already exist.
iCADLib includes access to the Traceparts vast collection of Blocks and symbols. Advanced integration with the progeCAD's Traceparts web portal allows for the guided usage of more than 100 million blocks.
Directly guided block insertion from the web to your drawings just in a snap.
- License Flexibility
iCADMac is available with different licensing solutions:
- Single License: Simple but Stationary. For a single Mac® Pro, MacBook® Pro; iMac®; Mac® mini; MacBook Air®; MacBook®
- USB-dongle License: this license with a USB-dongle protection allows to transfer your license from between Mac® Pro, MacBook® Pro, iMac®, Mac® mini, MacBook Air® or MacBook®
iCADMac allow an easy Menu customization through GUI or on XML. Lisp and C++ (DRX) support. Easy port for existing AutoCAD® routines and applications
- System requirements
* Apple® Mac® Pro, MacBook® Pro, iMac®, Mac® mini, MacBook Air®, MacBook®
* Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later
* x86 Intel® processor
* 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended, you may even want more) The easiest way to make your iCADMac perform is to add more memory. It's the main factor for ensuring your drawings have the least amount of themselves put onto the hard disk to make room for whatever else the machine needs to store in their location... is mega memory!
* 2.0 GB free disk space for download and installation (3 GB recommended). If you decide against that extra ram, you probably should give yourself a little more room for those bigger drawings.
* All graphics cards on supported hardware
* 1,024 x 768 display with true color
* Mac OS X-compliant printer
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