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TMCNet:  ZWCAD 2018 is Now Available: New CAD Worth Owning

[September 11, 2017]

ZWCAD 2018 is Now Available: New CAD Worth Owning

ZWSOFT, an innovative supplier of CAD solutions for AEC and MCAD industries, has unveiled ZWCAD 2018, the latest version of the well-known CAD software. ZWCAD 2018 is powered by a superior engine to ensure the better .dwg compatibility and code-level API ability. What's more, it comes with a new dark theme UI and many significant new features.

New Dark Theme UI

Users deserve a fluid and better UI experience, so a brand-new dark theme UI is provided in ZWCAD. The lower brightness and higher contrast of such design can greatly reduce the visual fatigue resulting from long-time drafting. Lots of modifications have also been done, such as the buttons and icons styles and the text height and width, so the whole appearance will present the best visual effect for users. In addition, ZWCAD 2018 is compatible with high resolution 4K displays, making the most of every pixel on the screen with no need to worry if the interface scales correctly.

Empowered Customization for User Interface

ZWCAD 2018 is highly improved in the Customization function, not only supporing Ribbon tabs and panels as before, but also allowing users to customize toolbars, menus, keyboard shortcuts and right-click menus. What's more, Partial CUI is supported now for users and developers to build their own Ribbon inside ZWCAD. Essentially both the legacy customization files and CUIx are now reconciled with each other, which users can, on one hand, use Menuload command to take advantage of the legacy customization files to generate CUIx files, and on the other hand, directly customize all the elements of user interface within the CUIx file.

Speed Up 146% and Improved Stability

The drawing efficiency of ZWCAD 2018 is improved by 146% compared with the last version and the stability is also significantly strengthened under the automated testing procedure with thousands of drawings. ZWCAD 2018 uses many technologies to improve the efficiency. Users will find their frequently used commands conveniently and the layout switch speed is much faster than before, since the reactors and memory are optimized to be triggered under certain situations instead of unconditionally.

New Features and Enhancements

There are many new features and enhancements in ZWCAD 2018. For example, the Quick Calculator not only allows users to do the mathematic, scientific, geometric, engineering calculations, but also create variables and text calculation. New command AIDIMFLIPARROW can flip dimension arrows for some specific design works in many areas. Solid profile is added to generate 2D representation from 3D models. Mvsetup is added to setup drawing specification, insert title and other justifications for viewports. Besides, some functions are also improved, like Find command which can display all the search results now.

Better API, More Applications

ZWCAD 2018 supports LISP, VBA, ZRX and .NET (News - Alert) interfaces. To better support the developers, now they can use the LISP compiler to compile .lsp file to .zelx formats with the compile-zelx�method. And the .zelx format is a compiled format so it can run faster while protecting the source codes. In addition, the ZRX program compiled with ZRX SDK in ZWCAD, is compatible with future versions, which means it can save time for recompiling the program again and again.


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