Developer: Midnight Software
Current Version: 8.0.12
Last Updated: 1 year ago
Download Size: 19.2 MB - Download
DeltaCad® - World's easiest CAD program!!!
DeltaCad® is a powerful, easy to learn CAD (Computer Aided Design) program designed to meet all of your CAD needs. It can produce accurately scaled architectural or mechanical drawings, or just pretty pictures to paste into your favorite word processor. DeltaCad is more than just a paint program, because you can edit, scale, move, rotate, copy, etc. individual objects, not just paint pixels. DeltaCad allows you to zoom in to draw fine details or zoom out to see the whole drawing.
DeltaCad can be extended, by writing your own custom macros in the AppleScript programming language. You can use macros to automatically create objects, or to read in data, which you have drawn.
DeltaCad can be used for Drafting, House plans, Decks, Landscape design, Newsletters, Brochures, Flyers, Graphs & Charts, Presentations, Instructions, Office or Furniture Layouts, Technical Illustrations, Business Cards, Forms, Signs, Labels, Organization Charts, Flow Charts, Home or School projects, Maps, Schematics, Pretty Pictures, etc.
DeltaCad includes the following features:
1. Simplified user interface makes it easy to learn and use.
2. On-Screen instructions help guide the user.
3. Draws accurately scaled pictures with absolute precision.
4. Draws points, lines, circles, ellipses, arcs, splines, text, curved text, spline text, dimensions, squares, rectangles, triangles, or any misc. shape (Filled or Empty).
5. Reads and writes .DWG, .DXF, and .DXB files for compatibility with other CAD programs.
6. Pastes pictures into your favorite word processor.
7. Create your own symbols.
8. Calculate length and area.
9. Contains a full featured AppleScript macro programming language.
10.Creates solid, hidden, center, phantom, cutting, break, stitch, arrow, or double arrow lines, or many different cross-hatch patterns.
11.Easily Zoom in and out and move to any part of the drawing.
12.Automatic object snapping makes it easy to create drawings exactly to scale.
13.Edit, move, copy, mirror, rotate, scale, change color, change line type, change cross-hatch pattern, change line weight of any object.
14.Undo or Redo the last 50 operations.
15.Edits any two lines to create a corner, radius, or chamfer.
16.Draws on up to 256 layers.
17.Comes complete with many sample drawings and symbol libraries.
18.Supports Metric or English units in decimal or fractions.
19.True 64 bit program for improved performance.
20.Print Preview shows what the print will look like.
21.Rubber banding helps show how objects will look as they are being drawn.
22.Objects may be grouped into a single object to save memory, and simplify the drawing. Groups may be easily edited, ungrouped, or copied to other parts of the drawing.
23.Create Bill-of-Materials from grouped objects.
•The internal precision for x/y drawing coordinates has been increased to an almost unlimited size. You are no longer limited to +/- 100000.0000.
•Unicode text is now supported, so you can enter virtually any character in any language.
•Color has been increased to 24 bit. You can now enter almost any color.
•Units have been added to drawing scale to make it very easy to draw in any units (inches, feet, yards, miles, millimeters, centimeters, meters, kilometers, etc.). You can change the units of a drawing, without having to re-draw anything.
•You can now adjust the brightness and color saturation of imported images, or make them Black and White. This makes it easy to have a light colored background image.
•A misc button has been added to the Select toolbar tab with the following new functions:
Change precision of selected dimensions.
Move selected objects from the select base point to the origin.
Move selected objects to bottom of Z-order.
Move selected objects to top of Z-order.
Ungroup all groups.
Ungroup selected groups.
•A "Find Drawing" button has been added to the View toolbar tab to help find the drawing if you have accidentally zoomed out too far, and you can't find the drawing.
•If the drawing units (inches, millimeters, etc.) are changed, dimension text will automatically be re-calculated.
•Added an option for a leading zero on dimensions, so .05 would be displayed as 0.05.
•If you set a Selected objects base point, it is now visible on the drawing.
•You can now change the color, size and shape of the snap mode indicator.
•There is an option for an isometric grid.
•Drawing forms for metric drawings have been added (A0, A1, A2, A3, A4_P, A4_L, A5, A6).
•Several more macro examples have been added.
•Newer .dxf and .dwg file formats are supported.
•Numerous misc. small improvements.
Most Helpful Reviews
Impressed - I am impressed with what I received for $40.00 , If you need all the features of autocad then go pay $800.00 but this suits my needs well. It seems to be stable and quick to figure out. It also comes with good documentation. All the buttons are well designed and tool tips pop up quick to explain their function. I hope this developer makes millions because they offer a great product for a fair cost. Thanks
Will not open .DWG files... - According to the description, DeltaCad, "Reads and writes .DWG, .DXF, and .DXB files for compatiblity with other CAD programs." Not the case…can't get a single .DWG file to open without error.
More Reviews for Current Version
Was Surprised at the low overall rating. - I love 2d CAD drawings and love those programs. I have downloaded many and haven’t been able to learn any of them to a degree beyond basic shapes. This software has allowed me to draw to scale model airplanes, build them, and then fly them (RC.) When I therefore saw the low rating I was quite shocked. Is the software necessarily easy to learn, it was for me one of the easiest that had the power and features to meet my needs.Does it have some issues, yea there is one annoying bug that I been wanting to have fixed but still isn’t. The author actually called me and talked to me about it but he wouldn’t fix it because he couldn’t reproduce on his HW. Am I disappointed… yes greatly, but that doesn’t diminish what I think is actually an awesome program. Is it a little different, yes, but when you give it a shot you will learn how easy it actually is to size things and get simple tasks done easily. I love this program. It was the first one I found that wasn’t several hundred dollars and wasn’t so complicated to come with books on how to use it, yet had so many cool features that I was able to build real airplane models on it that would actually fly. Therefore I do recommend this tool if you need something beyond beginners but don’t want to break the bank. If you buy it, here is what I recommend: * Follow the tutorials. All of them. * use the entry bar when available to enter lengths, angles, etc. * Stick with it for a while. While it may be a little different, you will be surprised how easy it ends up being.
Throws exceptions LEFT and RIGHT - Everytime I try to save a DXF file it throws and exception - DeltaCad Support could not help - Gave up
Great for 2-D Drawings - I have used this for basic 2-D drawings and has performed superbly. The interface is intuitive, I have yet to consult with a help manual. Great product for the money if you want basic scaled 2D drawings in 2-D. I have difficulty importing CAD drawings. Many times when closing DeltaCad windows I no longer want open the application crashes.
Not for designing floor plans - Unless I am missing something in the tutorials and manual, this is not useful for doing floor plans. It lacks a library of floor plan shapes, such as walls, doors, etc.