With great software performance and more efficient design tools, GstarCAD 2018 offers brand new experience in both architectural and mechanical design!
2D Drafting and classic interface can be switched in a wink. 2D drafting interface is supported by a ribbon with its tabs and panels. It displays the most used commands as thumbnails for easy selection. Classic interface is supported by toolbars and it's the most preferred by old users. Interface appearance makes your drawing environment more comfortable because it supports options for applying different themes as well as show or hide the menu bar, toolbars, file tabs and status bar.
Dynamic Input provides a command interface near the cursor to help you keep your focus in the drafting area. Save time typing and finding out whatever longer or shorter command. Dynamic input can autocomplete the command name at once.
Properties palette displays the properties of the selected object or set of objects. You can specify a new value to modify any property that can be changed. Tool palette provides an efficient method for organizing and placing blocks.
Design Center provides a graphic interface where you can manipulate and re-use drawings and their objects (blocks, layers, external references, and customized contents) from drawing files, network drives, and Internet locations. This way, you can speed up drawing constructing.
You can enter a command by using the keyboard. You can also repeat the previous command by pressing Enter or Spacebar without entering a command.
If you want to maximize drawing space, you can press "CTRL+0" or click Clean Screen icon on the right of status bar to hide Toolbars, Windows or Ribbon.
File tabs offer a fast way to switch the opening-drawings, and you can change the opening-order by draging tabs. It also has built in functionalty like save, close, audit and properties.
Lock the position of toolbar/window. The lock icon in the status bar indicates whether Toolbar/Window is locked. Click the icon to display locking options.
Layer properties manager displays a list of the layers in the drawing and their properties. You can add, delete, and rename layers, change their properties, set property overrides for layout viewports, or add layer descriptions and apply changes in real time.
Layer states manager enables you save the current property settings for layers in a named layer state and then restore those settings later.