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Symmetric Draw
Viewed 18563 times since Thu, Oct 13, 2016
No matter it is AEC or MFG industry, there are many symmetric drawing shapes. The usual way to make a symmetric shape is to draw the first half of the shape and then get another symmetric half by copy or mirror.             It is possible to... Read More
Transparency
Viewed 2422 times since Thu, Oct 13, 2016
The new Transparency feature in GstarCAD 2017 allows you specify a transparency value not only for hatch and gradient objects but also for an entire layer. Transparency effects can enhance drawings by reducing the visibility of objects that are... Read More
Table
Viewed 2324 times since Thu, Oct 13, 2016
Table function has been required for a while. Finally it is implemented into GstarCAD 2017 now. Although there was a table function in Express Tool in the old GstarCAD versions and MS EXCEL interactive AutoXlsTable as well, these functions were not... Read More
Graphic Compare
Viewed 2064 times since Thu, Oct 13, 2016
As we know the drawing compare function in GstarCAD can be used to compare similar drawings containing nearly number of drawn objects to each other, especially to compare different versions of revision drawings. Drawing compare can make comparisons... Read More
Wipeout (Enhancement)
Viewed 1999 times since Thu, Oct 13, 2016
GstarCAD 2017 brings you the WIPEOUT command enhanced with more options. Now this command could use a circle object to be wipeout or even you can pick up a closed polyline object containing arcs. For example, you can explode and outline a block... Read More
Mirror (Enhancement)
Viewed 1928 times since Thu, Oct 13, 2016
In GstarCAD2017 we enhance the MIRROR command adding a new option. Besides picking start and end point to define mirror axis, you can also directly select objects as mirror axis like a line, polyline, a line of block, or an external reference drawing... Read More
Flatshot
Viewed 1844 times since Thu, Oct 13, 2016
With FLATSHOT command you can create a 2D representation of all 3D objects based on the current view. The edges of all 3D solids, surfaces, and meshes are projected line-of-sight onto a plane parallel to the viewing plane. The 2D representations of... Read More
Break Object
Viewed 1844 times since Thu, Oct 13, 2016
In some industrial application design, sometimes we need to break pipes or cable lines in our schematic drawing to indicate their spatial relationship. Sometimes we also need to break lines at crossing point to make it convenient for the later edit.... Read More
Refedit (Enhancement)
Viewed 1607 times since Thu, Oct 13, 2016
Reference edition (REFEDIT) has been enhanced in GstarCAD 2017. Now you can edit an xref or a block definition directly within the current drawing. The objects that you select from the selected xref or block are temporarily extracted and made... Read More
Outline Objects
Viewed 1392 times since Thu, Oct 13, 2016
OUTLINE command is another innovative tool of GstarCAD 2017. This tool allows extract the outline shape of selected closed objects in a window selection method. This outlined shape is in fact a polyline object created on the current layer that you... Read More
Block Break
Viewed 1385 times since Thu, Oct 13, 2016
Working with block references that represent symbols are essential in some industrial application drawings like electrical schematics, piping, etc. But a headache comes when try to place these blocks accurately overlapping or even breaking other... Read More
Object Snap (Enhancement)
Viewed 1325 times since Thu, Oct 13, 2016
GstarCAD 2017 brings you a new visual enhancement for two object snap options. On Drafting Settings window, under Object Snap tab, when you select both Distance from Endpoint and Divide Segments options, and you draw an object on the current drawing,... Read More
Coordinate Export
Viewed 1294 times since Thu, Oct 13, 2016
GstarCAD 2017 makes easier extracting coordinate data with COEXPORT innovative tool. Now you can pick as many points as you need from your drawing and export all the coordinate data to .txt or .xls file. This tool could be applied conveniently on... Read More