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DoubleCAD XT 6

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DoubleCAD XT Premium v6

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DoubleCAD XT Professional v6

DoubleCAD XT 6

A Great, Free Alternative to AutoCAD LT

DoubleCAD XT is a complete 2D Drafting CAD program for individuals, students, educators, and non-profit organizations. It is a great companion to AutoCAD in .DWG shops the CAD of choice for Google SketchUp users and the #1 alternative to AutoCAD LT in the marketplace. Better drafting and detailing for any other 2D design you can think of.

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The #1 Alternative To AutoCAD LT

DoubleCAD™ XT is an AutoCAD LT® work-alike. But free. It's also 5-Star Rated from the editors at CNET and the #1 most downloaded CAD at Download.com.

Powerful 2D CAD capabilities and great .DWG and.SKP compatibility makes DoubleCAD XT an invaluable free companion for AutoCAD® and SketchUp™ users alike and the best alternative to AutoCAD LT on the market.

With so many new, innovative features, DoubleCAD XT may be the free AutoCAD LT upgrade you've been looking for:

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Performance, User Interface & Usability:

CUSTOMIZABLE RIBBON INTERFACE

DoubleCAD v6 now supports a Ribbon UI configuration similar to that found in the latest version of AutoCAD LT and , which is fully customizable, including the scaling of tool icons.

Repeat Last Command:

The new Repeat command allows user to repeat the previous command with a single click.

Performance Enhancements:

Experience a significant boost in productivity with redraw speed improvements to Drafting Objects, including the creation of Sectional Views and Objects in the Drafting Palette. GDI draw mode, transformation operations such as Move, Rotate and Scale have been greatly sped up, as well as speed improvements for drawings containing many small objects, redraw speed has been accelerated.

4K Monitor Support:

With new, scaleable vector icons, DoubleCAD is now fully optimized for 4K monitors. Through dynamic sliders, toolbar icons, the User Interface and other icons in other part of the UI can be resized to optimize readability on higher resolution displays.

Keyboard Shortcuts:

This brilliant new feature is set to revolutionize the way people use DoubleCAD! Similar to the functionality found in other products such as Generic CAD or AutoCAD, the user now has the ability to set up keyboard shortcuts that consist of either two or more keystrokes to quickly invoke any DoubleCAD command. These keystrokes are sequential and do not need to be a keyboard combination. The sequence of keys is initially invoked by pressing and releasing the Control (Ctrl) key and then a set of subsequent keys to invoke the specific command. This effectively allows the user to keep the left hand on the keyboard in the right hand on the mouse massively boosting productivity.

New Image Management Palette

Simple drag-and-drop insertion, control of image parameters, and embedding.

Zoom Print Preview:

Previously, it was not possible to zoom in and out using the wheel mouse on the print preview. Now user is able to zoom in in Print Preview windows, prior to printing to be sure things are looking correct Such as line thickness etc.

2D Drafting and Editing:

Constraint Animation:

Dimension values that drive angles, lengths, and distances within a constraint system can now be animated. Animating these values provides powerful visual feedback to range of motion issues common in mechanical design problems. The tool extends into 3D motion analysis when the dimension values are part of a 2D constrained sketch that is used to define 3D extruded, sweep, or lathed shapes. Animating the dimension value automatically updates not only the sketch but the dependent 3D part. The user interface provides a variety of controls to analyze the motion including step increments, range, loop, pause, and move forward or backward.

Best Fit Circle and Line:

The new Best Fit Circle and Line tools allow the user to draw a circle which is best-fitted through 3 or more defined points or a line through 2 or more points. Points can be extracted from a specified location or from a specific object.

Auto-Numbering Feature:

The Auto-numbering tool allows you to select multiple text entities and have them auto-numbered. Numbers are placed either at the end of each text block or can replace the text block.

Select by Similar:

This powerful tool allows users to select any 2D or 3D object type or a Block and then find all occurrences of that in the drawing. Very detailed selections can be made that include parameters such as pen color and style, brush color and style, layer, even the selected object’s coordinate system. A great tool to use in conjunction with making further global changes to that selected object.

Construct Similar Tool:

This tool which takes properties from a referenced object and applies these to the construction of the next object. This tool provides a fast and efficient method to assign object properties such as line fonts, dimension styles, and wall properties with a single click.

Remove Overlapping Entities:

The ‘Overkill’ tool removes overlapping lines, arcs, text and dimensions, thereby allowing you to simplify drawings by removing duplicate, redundant Entities. Event viewer shows the count of objects that were changed.

Pick Point Hatch:

Pick-Point-Hatch now works with gaps in 2D objects. For example, trying to fill an area bounded by a Polyline, when there are gaps in the Polyline. Improvements to pick-point also apply to ADT objects (Walls, Doors and Windows), allowing to similarly fill in gaps between these objects.

PDF Underlay Improvement

The PDF Underlay tool allows you to insert a page of a PDF file into your drawing to use as reference or tracing layer. To use properly as a tracing layer, the file must be a vector PDF, rather than a bit-mapped PDF. AS a vector file, you will be able to snap to the endpoints and midpoints of lines in the PDF underlay. Underlays consist of two parts: the underlay style and the underlay insertion. Before inserting an underlay you must first create an Underlay style, which is done through the Underlay Manager, found in the Tools menu of the Default interface, and in the Format menu of the Ribbon interface A new tool "PDF underlay to Objects" has been implemented. It gives the ability to convert an Underlay into an editable object.
In addition to importing a PDF Underlay as an Object, 2D Vector PDFs can now be directly imported as a vector file into DoubleCAD.

Snap Between Two Points

Snap between two points that once chosen allows you to snap to the middle of two subsequent points, saving the effort of snapping to the center of a two-point construction circle, and then deleting the circle afterwards.

Trim by Entity

This interesting new command allows trimming of multiple entities by using a single 2D close profile as the cutting edge. All objects within the defined profile are trimmed and removed. This allows you to avoid having to select multiple objects to trim to just one cutting edge.

Audit System

A new “Audit” item has been added to the Filters menu of the Selection Info Palette. This Audit System enables you to highlight ‘bad’ objects in Selection Info palette, turn on/off audit conditions and change their parameters, generate audit report for one or more objects, filter ‘bad’ objects in Selection Info palette, send notifications (about a ‘bad’ object) to Event Viewer palette.

Multiline Text Improvements:

UI. Palette is used instead of modeless dialog. Multiline Text in place Editor (similar AutoCAD)

Isolate Hide Objects:

This terrific new feature allows you to take a complex drawing and to quickly reduce its complexity by allowing you to select certain entities and to isolate them independent of layers or groups. In this way you can focus on the entities that you’re wishing to edit while avoiding overlapping or otherwise complicated entities. In addition to isolating certain objects you also have the choice of hiding additional objects so that you can focus only on the entities that are important during the editing procedure. When complete you can simply hit the Unhide option and the drawing will return to its previous state.

Interoperability:

AutoCAD® and SketchUp Files:

DoubleCAD now supports Import/Export of the AutoCAD 2020 DWG and DXF file formats, and Import/Export of SketchUp 2020 SKP file format.