What’s new (2018)

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GSTARCAD 2018

ACCOMPLISH YOUR DESIGNS FASTER!
With great software performance and more efficient design tools, GstarCAD 2018 offers brand new experience in both architectural and mechanical design!

THE PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN GSTARCAD 2018. THE PERFORMANCE OF COMMON-USEOPERATIONS LIKE "OPEN", "QSAVE", "PLOT”, “CLIP”, "TRIM", "PASTE", "MOVE", "DYNAMIC SELECTION", AND MORE COMMANDS ARE SIGNIFICANTLY ENHANCED. THE OVERALL DRAWING PERFORMANCE IS EVEN BETTER THAN ACAD WHENHANDLING BIG DRAWINGS.

COMPATIBILITY

SUPPORT THE LATEST DWG 2018 FORMAT TOGETHER WITH MORE COMPATIBLE FEATURES.

PERFORMANCE

GREAT RUNNING SPEED AND STABILITY WITH SIGNIFICANT OPTIMIZATION AND IMPROVEMENT IN OPERATING PERFORMANCE.

NEW

NEW PRODUCTIVE AND PRACTICAL INNOVATIONS HELP TO ACCOMPLISH DESIGNS FASTER.

GSTARCAD 2018 NEW FEATURES

FOR EFFICIENT DESIGN

Add selected

Add selected

Create a new object of the same type and properties as selected object but with different geometric values. Execute a command repetitively, avoiding press enter or space bar key.

Clip

Clip

New CLIP command clips a block, external reference, image, viewport, and underlay (PDF or DGN) to a specified boundary. It can be used to replace XCLIP, IMAGECLIP, VPCLIP, PDFCLIP, DGNCLIP commands.

Change to Bylayer

Change to Bylayer

Change the property of the selected objects to ByLayer including color, linetype, lineweight, and materials.

Hatch to Back

Hatch to Back

Set the display order of all the fill patterns to back position from all other objects.

Multiple Execute

Multiple Execute

Execute a command repetitively, avoiding press enter or space bar key.

Array Options

Array Options

New array options are available to create copies of objects arranged in RECTANGULAR, POLAR, or PATH pattern. The new array object is a whole (dynamic block). It can be dynamically adjusted by number of objects, spacing and other related parameters through Ribbon panel and Multifunctional Grips.


DWG Convert

Convert one or a bunch of selected drawing files to another DWG version available. The newly generated file can overwrite the original file, and it can also be compressed into a self-extracting EXE file or a ZIP file to facilitate batch format conversion of the entire project drawing.

Section Plane

Section Plane

Create a section object that acts as a cutting plane through 3D objects and saves the selected section plane as a 2D or 3D block. You can move the section object dynamically in a 3D model or in a surface area. You can use the active section to analysis model by moving the section object in the object. Create cross-sectional views that can be saved or reused.

GSTARCAD 2018 ENHANCED FEATURES

TO QUICK ACCOMPLISH DIFFICULT TASKS

COMMAND PREVIEW

The command preview provides you a quick feedback of the active command. It shows you exactly how the objects will look when the HATCH, TRIM and EXTEND command is executed. As you make changes within the command, you can instantly preview the final result.

GEOMETRIC CENTER

A new snap option (Geometric Center) has been added to improve the snap center of any kind of polygonal object.

Command Line

Command Line

When entering a command at the command line, a list of related commands and variables are displayed for easy recognition and selection. In the status bar, when right clicking the polar track, the object snap and object track button will display a menu with related setting options

Layer Settings

Layer Settings

Control the time to issue a new layer notice, layer behavior when isolating certain layers, whether to apply a layer filter to the Layers toolbar and the background color of the viewport in the Layer Property Manager, etc.

Plot Options

Plot Options

Improve 2D/3D drawing printing quality via Plot with transparency and Shade Plot options. ìDefault Windows System Printerî is supported to use the default plot driver on any machine.

Display Plot Styles

Display Plot Styles

You can set the page settings in layout space so that the plot style can be displayed directly , and then you can preview the plotting color and linewidth in layout.

GSTARCAD 2018 INNOVATIVE TOOLS

TO SAVE TIME ON DRAFTING AND DETAILING

Area Table

Area Table

Automatically dimensions and counts the area of closed objects and export the result to a table in the drawing area.

Auto Layer

Auto Layer

Predefine the associated drawing layer of a command.

Viewport from Model

Viewport from Model

Quickly create a viewport on layout space by specifying an area in the model space. And then calculate the viewport size according to the set ratio and locate the viewport in the layout space.

Attribute Increment

Attribute Increment

Incremental attribute helps to specify block attribute with incremental value, and to modify attribute value of the block according to the sort methods.