GSTARCAD 8 (2013/4)


GstarCAD 8, with a new engine, it runs much faster and stabler.



GstarCAD8 is a brand new CAD platform powered by a completely new engine and a number of innovative technologies to make its graphic speed and user design experience from 3 to 5 times faster while drastically reducing graphic data and memory occupancy around 40%-50% less than any other CAD product of the same category.

What’s more, this platform offers a new internal structure that gives big room for further performance improvement.

GstarCAD8 is a brand new CAD platform developed by Xi’an Gstarsoft Ltd.,

a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gstarsoft

Over 100 experienced engineers and talented programmers have spent 3 years on the development of this new platform. GstarCAD8 is based on the know-how accumulated by Gstarsoft in the development of CAD platform in the past 10 years, as well as in-depth research on over 10,000 requirements from GstarCAD partners and clients worldwide and the future trend of CAD market.

innovative features


Magnifier is an innovative tool that not only helps to view drawing details or snap points without performing the traditional zoom in/out, pan or even regen commands on big drawings but also is easy of use and customize.

Drag and Drop CUI

Drag and drop customization is an innovative way to quickly customize user interface environment by dragging and placing any command you need to any panel or ribbon tab.

What's New

Layout viewport

Users can set different layer color, linetype, lineweight, plot style within a viewport at layout space. The layer changes only will be displayed at layout space but not at model space. Layout viewports makes layer modifications be super flexible when plotting a drawing.

Xtra Grips

Xtra grips make easy editing objects like polyline and hatch. Users can stretch a polyline or hatch object by holding and dragging any extra grip to control its shape.

Hatch Color & Background

Apply color and background to your hatch pattern or solid fills to get more realistic representation of your drawing.

Edit Reference Tab

Users can quickly select an edit reference option from its ribbon tab like save and discharge changes, add or remove from working set when editing a block as a reference by executing the command REFEDIT.

Shortcuts Customize

Shortcuts customize provides a faster way to invoke a command and customize its shortcut. The CUSTACC command allows you to customize, delete or modify existing command shortcuts.


Multileader is an annotative function and is used to attach annotation to multiple leader lines. Multileader give additional information or special instruction in a point or specific area on your drawing.

Annotation Scaling

GstarCAD has added annotative scale and some related settings to objects, spaces and viewports. The annotative object, such as text, dimension, block or hatch, could automatically adjust its size when changing the annotative scales in spaces and viewports. Users could arrange and plot drawings for different scales in a faster way.

FIELD With Object

GstarCAD has complemented the FIELD command with the OBJECT option. Users could make the object attribute or formula as content of a FIELD. Users could select one of properties as content of a FIELD, such as the area of Hatch, the FIELD will automatically update when the Hatch boundary changes.