CADtools 12 New Features

Welcome to Hot Door CADtools – a complete technical illustration solution for Adobe Illustrator CS6 and all versions of CC on Mac or Windows. CADtools allows users to draw, edit, and dimension objects in scale within Illustrator using 14 panels…

CADtools 12 New Features

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Welcome to Hot Door CADtools – a complete technical illustration solution for Adobe Illustrator CS6 and all versions of CC on Mac or Windows. CADtools allows users to draw, edit, and dimension objects in scale within Illustrator using 14 panels and 91 drawing, editing, dimensioning, construction, and labeling tools, along with hundreds of live symbols. The CADtools plug-in mimics Illustrator’s tool behavior for designers seeking a creative, easy-to-use alternative to complex CAD applications. 

CADtools 12 builds upon decades of experience to bring several new features and user requests. The new CADcalculator panel includes six construction and engineering calculators to help breeze through complex calculations that are nearly impossible by hand. New structured label format brings complex labels to life. Combine custom text, incremental numbers and letters, and full geometry data into a single label design.

What’s new in CADtools 12
* Compatibility with broad range of versions – Adobe Illustrator CS6 to CC 2019
* New CADcalculator panel with six built-in construction and engineering calculators
* New structured label format
* Subscription option to ensure compatibility with the latest version of Illustrator
* Completely rewritten and improved revision bubble tool
* CADdimensions and CADlabels Preview section
* Show/Hide every section of CADdimensions, CADlabels and CADtracker individually
* Ability to turn off terminators, dimension lines and witness lines in CADdimensions
* Ability to turn off terminators, leaders and shapes in CADlabels
* Improvements and more options available to auto-dimensions in CADshortcuts
* CADtimesheet now shows elapsed time for every row
* CADruler improvements
* CADtracker area can now use any units
* CADtracker now transforms gradients and patterns
* New Move section added to CADaxo panel
* Object Center tool improvements

Core features of CADtools 12
* 2D drawing and walls
* Standard or custom scale defined per document or per Illustrator layer
* Precision drawing tools for 2D and isometric or axonometric objects
* Scaled snapping CADgrids and CADrulers
* On-screen info while dragging objects in scale
* Full screen cursor that automatically snaps to all anchor points in its path
* CAD line tool offers superior control for connecting lines and constraining angles
* Offset tool uses visual feedback or numeric input
* Wall tool includes sliding adjustment and visual feedback
* Door and window insertion tools include styles and visual feedback
* Live chat tech support within CADhelp panel
* Access hundreds of symbols of architecture, people, and landscaping
* Hot Door CORE™ technology improves speed, performance and prompt release of updates for Ai Creative Cloud compatibility

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