home design software, Mac OS X Home Design Software, macdraft pro
Mac OS X Home Design Software, macdraft pro
 
home design software, Mac OS X Home Design Software, macdraft pro
home design software, Mac OS X Home Design Software, macdraft pro
Mac OS X Home Design Software, macdraft pro

MacDraft Professional $314.00 (download)

MacDraft Professional, powerful 2D CAD, drafting, technical illustration, architectural drawing and more in one easy-to-use, highly-acclaimed CAD software package.   Objects included in MacDraft
System Requirements for Version 6.2:
Macintosh OS X 10.8 or higher, Intel Processor, 2 GB RAM, 400 MB free hard drive space.
System Requirements for Version 6.1:
Macintosh OS X 10.6 or 10.7, Intel Processor, 1 GB RAM, 350 MB free hard drive space.

Powerful 2D Drafting, Design & Illustration.

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macdraft pro

$314.00 download version 6.2
(OSX 10.8 or more)


 macdraft pro
macdraft pro

$314.00 download version 6.1
(OSX 10.6 or 10.7)


 macdraft pro
macdraft pro

MacDraft Professional is the easiest way for both the first time home design
software user and the Architecture or Interiors or Landscape or Garden design pro,
or just ANY type of design pro, to quickly and easily visualize home designs or other
types of designs in 2D. Check out our gallery below for some examples.
  • Has layers, which help in home design
  • Easy to use
  • Report function
  • Compatible with AutoCAD
  • Intuitive layout
  • Fast results
  • Repeatable materials for grass, dirt, stones, more, using intuitive Pattern Editior
  • Versatile


Gallery
Welcome to the MacDraft Professional gallery. Below you will find images showing
exactly what MacDraft Professional can do.

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Make Cool Diagrams
MacDraft Professional
MacDraft Professional Image Imports and Exports

MacDraft Pro allows you to import BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, MacPaint, PhotoShop, PICT, PNG, Quick Time Image, SGI Image, TGA, and TIFF. You can export drawings as PDF, BMP, JPEG, PSD, PICT, PNG and TIFF.
MacDraft Professional A dimension tool for every occasion

Whether you need horizontal, vertical, diagonal, angular, perpendicular, radial or diameter dimensions, MacDraft's dimension palette is always on hand to provide them. With linked dimensioning to automatically update dimensions as you modify components. Dimension formats provide text position, tolerances, round off, witness lines, arrow position, and much more. You can also create linear dimensions in single, chained or baseline modes.
MacDraft Professional A fully scaled and layered environment

MacDraft Professional offers it's users maximum control over their drawing setup, you can select from English or Metric units and work at your desired scale. Layers give you the ability to organize your drawings so that you have the power to hide or gray whole sections of your work, so for example you could have your floorplan on one layer and your electrical schematics on another, then you can choose to hide them or show them as required. Your layers can even have different scales in the same drawing!
MacDraft Professional Cool tools

The Tool palette offers a full complement of drawing tools including lines, rectangles, circles, arcs, polygons, curves, parallel line and freehand tools.

Parallel line and polygon tools make it easy to create exterior walls. Add interior walls with a mouse click using the parallel extrude tool. Some tools can be configured from the Tool Palette to provide several drawing options. For example, arcs can be drawn by their radius, any 3 points, or as an elliptical arc.

There are also special tools to create lines tangent, perpendicular, and parallel to edges. Alternatively, lines can automatically be drawn from the center of an object, as well as from the middle or end points of a line or edge of an object.
MacDraft Professional FREE  2D Home, Office, and Landscape Library (for Version 6.2 or 6.1, current and former versions)

When you purchase either MacDraft PE or MacDraft Pro, you will be emailed a link to our 2D Home, Office, and Landscape Library. It's yours for FREE. All objects are MacDraft compatible.

(After we receive notification that your order has been completed, we will email you a link that will enable you to access your free library download. This may take as long as 24 business hours to complete. Be sure to check your spam/junk folder before contacting us.)


If you decide NOT to buy MacDraft but you want this library, it's only $49.95.



CONTENTS: There are 1,711 separate 2D objects in this library. See the sample objects to the left for an idea of what you'll be getting. For an itemized list, click here. All the furniture, windows, doors, appliances and landscape objects you'll need in one convenient library. A great supplement to the objects you get with MacDraft!

We now have available a new Clip-art Library of hundreds of architectural, landscape, trains, fishing, and general design graphics images (JPG, PNG, BMP)—also types that MacDraft PE and MacDraft Pro can use.
2D Home, Office, and Landscape Library
MacDraft Professional Pinpoint accuracy object control

The Resize palette displays the size of an object, text, or picture. When you select an item, its unique measurement parameters are displayed. Using the keyboard, you can quickly and precisely edit any of the item's measurements to a new absolute value, or a new value relative to its current size; the item is resized instantly. The Resize palette can also be used to move objects or vertices to new absolute or relative positions.
MacDraft Comparisons

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MacDraft Professional My clients use AutoCAD on a PC. Can I open their files?

MacDraft Pro offers excellent compatibility with AutoCAD and other programs supporting the DWG/DXF file formats. During opening of these files the user can choose the layout that will be opened from a list of available layouts or open the entire Model. The scale and units can also be chosen or MacDraft can do it automatically if you are unsure.
MacDraft Professional

New features for MacDraft version 6.2

DWG Support

Welcome Screen

MacDraft Welcome Screen
The Welcome Screen
A helpful screen that opens when the application runs. You can stop it opening at start-up, and access it via the Help menu.

New Tab
A single place to open new open new blank documents or select a default template to start with.

Recent Tab
Here is a list of all your recent documents with previews, making it much easier and faster for you to locate your documents.
Register Product
It’s much faster for you to navigate to the correct place to register your product with us. Registering your product gives access to free technical support and keeps you up to date with future releases, news and promotions.

Take a Tour
A selection of helpful slides to guide you through the use of MacDraft. This is a great place to start learning to use the features and options and learn where to begin with your drawings.
Forum
Connect with others in the community and keep up to date by joining our free online forum.

Video Tutorials
A quick link to take you to our collection of video tutorials and useful tips and tricks.

Help & Support
If you need further help and support this is a quick link to the best place on our site, giving you access to all of the help and support resources available.
Vector Tools

Template Chooser

MacDraft Template Chooser
Choosing Templates
You can select from any of the default templates via the New option. Alternatively you can open you own template files via the Open menu item via the File menu.
New Documents
You can set your app preferences to open the template chooser whenever you select the New option from the File menu, making it easier for you to get started.
New From Template
Save your own templates and use the preferences to choose them to open new documents. Take control over your document managament with ease and precision.
Vector Tools

Smart Snap

Smart Snap
Snapping to Objects
The Smart Snap feature gives you complete control over the positioning of your objects and groups with relation to other items in the document. Quickly snap to the edges and centers with intuitive and precise snap guides.
Snapping to Vertices
Combine the new Smart Snap feature with the vertices snapping option and you’ll have absolute control of the movement, manipulation, alignment and drawing of objects in relation to all other items in your document.
Smart Snap Control
You may wish to turn the Smart Snap feature off in more complex documents. You can do this via the Layout menu or for much quicker control over the option, you can use the Toolbar item to quickly switch Smart Snap on/off.
Vector Tools

Custom Guides

Custom Guides
Using Guides
Guides are a great way to control the position and alignment of you objects across a page. They can help when creating layout documents, CAD drawings, engineering plans and more.
Adding Guides
You can add guides either by holding the Command key down and dragging from the rulers to a location, or for precise guide positioning, you can use the add guide options in the Options menu.
Moving & Deleting
Moving guides is simple, you can cursor over a guide and drag it using the mouse. To delete a guide, you simply drag it so that it either overlaps the rulers or until it’s outside the document area.
Vector Tools

Custom Interface

Custom Interface
Background Color
Customize the background color of your document using the Interface Colors... option via the Options menu. You can also choose whether the background color you set is included in the printing of your document.
Grid Color
You can set a custom color for your Grid using the Interface Colors.. option via the Options menu. This will allow you to control your interface dependent on the background color you have set and the design you’re working on.
Guides Color
In addition to the background and grid colors, you can also change the color of your guides. All of these custom colors are stored with the document. You can also set the colors in the application preferences for consistency.
Vector Tools

Centered Document

Centered Document
Centered Document Area
Having the document centered in the window gives you much more control over it’s content and the positioning of objects withing the artboard. Zooming is also much easier to control when working with complex drawings.
Document Centering Control
The centering of the document is on by default, however there may be occasions where you want to use the standard layout. To change the document view between standard and centered, use the app preferences.
Vector Tools

Dead Zone Feature

Custom Interface
Overlapping Objects
Drag objects around the document area and overlap them into the dead space. This will allow you to control your bleeds and overlays for document layouts and printing.
Storing Objects
In addition to overlapping your objects, you can also drag them into the dead space and store them there while you are working on other parts of the drawing.
Excluded From Print
Anything stored in the dead space or overlapped will be excluded from printing. This allows you to control how your bleeds and document overlays are printed.
Vector Tools

Helper Palette

Centered Document
Help Using Tools
The Helper palette will help teach you how to use the main tools and dimensions in MacDraft. With the Helper palette open, simply select one of the main tools or dimension tools and the Helper palette will guide you through how to use them and show some helpful tips.
Modifiers & Keyboard Shortcuts
In addition to the step-by-step guides on how to use the tools, the Helper palette will also display any modifiers or keyboard shortcuts associated to that tool. This is a grteat way for you to get used to using faster methods of selecting tools and drawing, speeding up your designs.
Vector Tools

Power & Interface

Custom Interface
Speed Boost
MacDraft has undergone some major chnages at a low level, which has enabled us to provide a much faster performance, boosting the speed of the product.
Updated Icons
We have made some simple changes to the Toolbar and some palette icons to make them more intuitive and to provide a cleaner and more modern feel.
Show Size in Cursor
The cursor now displays the size parameters during the drawing of shapes and the resizing. In addition the cursor will display the position while moving objects.

New features for MacDraft version 6.1



With the new version (6.1) of MacDraft you will be drawing faster, with more confidence and more creativity than ever before.

Drawing speed boost.  Our most requested feature from you power users has been single key shortcuts for the main tools in the application.  This allows you to flip from tool to tool without constantly moving the mouse away from the drawing area to select the next tool.

New star tool makes it quick to draw complicated multi-pointed stars which can be ungrouped and edited.

Creativity and feedback.  Your creativity will blossom with our new Gradient Strokes and Fills allowing you to create much more professional looking illustrations and designs. In addition to this you can also add new colours, patterns and gradients without overriding the originals, which means your imagination is the only limit to your new designs. We have also updated and improved DWG/DXF import and export to support the latest DWG file types making MacDraft more compatible with other CAD resources.

More realistic feedback when dragging and drawing gives MacDraft a new feel and puts you more in control and also now you can simply drag your designs into the library for future use without holding the command key.  All this makes your job faster and easier.

1. OSX 10.8 (and above) Compatible

Designed for Mac OSX 10.8 now compatible with higher OS's as well.

2. Gradients have come to MacDraft 6.1

Bringing new features to our users is important to us and this passion continues with every upgrade. The new 6.1 version of MacDraft now incorporates a number of features to improve the visual aspect of your designs and makes the whole process fast, efficient and more importantly approachable to all designers.

Gradient Fills

Gradient Fills

We have been busy bees to get you the latest in gradient technologies. You can now create, save and store gradients in the patterns menu and apply them to shapes and objects within your designs. The gradients can be stored with the document and copied into other documents so you don’t have to create them again. Gradients are important to any design process and can bring your artwork to life.

Gradient Strokes

Gradient Strokes

In addition to the gradient fills you can also use the gradients when creating strokes, this impressive new feature will allow you to use gradients to create soft edges and vivid artwork, giving you the absolute control over your design techniques, making MacDraft 6.1 the best version by a long way.

3. Complete control over your own Color Swatches

Colors, gradients and patterns are increasingly more important in any design situation and with 6.1 you now have full control over your swatches from start to finish. Implemented into the new version is now the ability to create, store and save new colors, patterns and gradients and add them to the swatch list rather than replacing the existing ones provided by the application. This gives you the control you need for your design process whether it be home plans, architecture or technical illustration. Let MacDraft 6.1 give you the freedom to express your creativity.

4. Modernizing the interface with drag & draw feedback

Being able to tell exactly what you are drawing, during the draw process or know where you are dragging an item is important in any drawing application, but it’s far more important when working with a large scaled environment. The all new version 6.1 now includes a huge change to the drawing process, whereby you now get feedback consistent with the color, shape and feel of the object you are dragging of what tool you are drawing with. This has cleaned up and modernized the interface making the application much more user friendly.

Gradient Strokes

5. All new 5 star tool available in 6.1

Creating complicated shapes can often be tricky to get right with the use or freehand and Bezier tools, especially those shapes that require uniform attributes. New to 6.1 is the advanced star tool, incorporated into the regular polygon options, allowing you to create complex star shapes for use in your illustrations or technical drawings.

Gradient Strokes

6. Single key shortcuts for your tools makes drawing faster!

As you progress with any application and become and advanced user you could be considered a 'Power User' which basically means you can move faster than the average user when completing drawings. It has been our goal to provide speed and efficiency without losing ease of use, so we have included single key shortcuts for all of the tools. In addition to this we have made the selection of tools within groups simpler by letting you cycle through the tools groups with one single key for each, which will make the whole drawing process much faster. Single key shortcuts are a designer’s best friend when using any vector based drawing application.

7. Additional improvements & interface updates

In addition to the larger improvements, we have also been working on some less obvious, but still just as important updates to the way the application works. Creating custom libraries is much easier now, as all you need to do is drag the item you want to the library palette, rather than holding the command key down when you drag. You can also revert back to the Arrow tool with the ESC key, the duplicate menu has been restructured, freehand shapes can now have patterns and gradients applied to strokes and fills and other minor improvements to the interface and speed of the application. The DWG/DXF import and export has been updated and improved and now supports the latest DWG file types (AC1027) improving usability and making MacDraft more compatible with other CAD resources.

New features as of Macdraft 6.0

You will be creating useful drawings in no time using all the benefits of the new features:

The customizable toolbar saves you time going to the menus for frequently used commands. The drag and drop library palette makes finding items easier and so its much faster to use than previous library utilities. The new layers palette stays visible all the time amd gives constant feedback of which layer you are editing simplifying operations.

Images should not need to be preprocessed now with the image menu and new resize palette for images bringing more functionality within Macdraft. We have added new templates and sample libraries to help you get started with ease.

Combine these with the new coordinate system, better rulers, customizable scales and the clipped text feedback and you have the simplest and fastest 2D CAD program on the market with the genuine easy to learn Macintosh interface.

Customizable Toolbar

Customizable Toolbar

One new feature which will be most obvious will be the customizable toolbar which is a common in just about any application. A large number of commonly used menu commands and options can be accessed from there, greatly increasing the speed of working and therefore the drawing efficiency.

Layers Palette

We have introduced a new layers palette allowing up to 5 layers, bringing Macdraft up to a more familiar standard for interfacing. This allows for easier manipulation of documents with multiple layers and now that the layers are constantly in view as a palette, it gives a continuous indication of what is showing in a document. You have complete control over the layers, allowing for them to be made Visible, Grayed or Invisible. You can also merge layers, which is now undoable.

Library Palette

Library Palette

A new library palette has been introduced which makes working with symbol libraries and images much easier than before. The library palette is the same as used in the Microspot Interiors applications and makes access to multiple libraries very fast and easy with the drag and drop feature. It also works with iPhoto, meaning that your photos are automatically usable from within Macdraft and images can be dragged from your desktop or anywhere outside of the application.

Image menu

Image menu

The handling of images has been vastly improved with the addition of the Image menu, containing many new controls for image manipulation ranging from adjusting the Brightness/Contrast/RGB to applying a selection of Filters. This means that images will no longer need to be pre-processed in other image editing applications, saving enormous amounts of time. You can also export the selected image in many different formats for use in other applications.

Improved Resize palette

Improved Resize palette

Image resizing can sometimes be complicated, especially when printing is involved. It is important that you have absolute control over all of the image aspects. The new Resize palette gives you this control allowing for manipulation of the DPI, Pixel size and Unit size. The canvas can also be edited allowing borders and transparencies to be edited along with a very precise cropping facility.




New co-ordinate system

The new coordinate system may not be immediately apparent, however its implementation has allowed for a more precise drawing system. The size of drawing now adjusts to the LCD monitor resolution, meaning that we can display the size of a page more realistically, as one inch on the screen is now closer to one physical inch. This in turn makes drawing easier and faster without the need to use the zoom functions to adjust the size of your document.

New ruler layout

New ruler layout

Rulers are now displayed larger on higher resolution screens and have more realistic and useful divisions that adapt depending on the scale and units you have selected. Now decimal values are divided into 10 increments and fractional are divided into 8, making them more practical and easier to use than before.

Customizable scales

Customizable scales

The addition of customizable scales has meant that you have complete control over the scales that you use in your drawings. Allowing you to fill in any gaps in the default scales, making Macdraft much more flexible.

Feedback for clipped text

To prevent the loss of text when printing we have introduced paragraph text feedback, so than when text will not fit in the text box or may be obscured when printing, a red box will appear around it and a dialog will appear when trying to print. This option can be turned on and off via the Text menu and helps to prevent printing with incomplete text, saving time, paper and ink.

Plenty of Templates & Samples to help you on your way

We have included a large number of useful templates to help you start using Macdraft. Whatever reason you are using Macdraft for, may it be drafting or graphic work, we have templates from CAD layouts to birthday and business cards. You can also take advantage of the sample documents and a selection of sample symbol libraries. Never before has Macdraft included so many extras, making designs and layouts much easier and faster.

Simplifying the drawing experience
The drawing of objects can now be started by a click of the mouse button instead of a drag, bringing Macdraft into line with other drawing applications. Objects can also be duplicated by using the common shortcut Option-Drag, and duplications can be constrained by including the Shift key.

Increased maximum Drawing size
The new file format has allowed us to increase the maximum drawing size to over 14 feet 10 inches (4.5m) square. This is 10 times the area of the previous version of MacDraft meaning you can put more than one large drawing on a sheet and so, simplifying the drawing process.

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2D Home, Office, and Landscape Library

(For Version 5 or before, which is NOT the current version. This is for users of earlier versions of MacDraft PE or MacDraft Pro.)

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