At last, powerful 2D and 3D, world class CAD for Macintosh

by Fred Showker

 Ashlar-Vellum Releases Graphite v10 One of the disappointing things about the world of Mac is the blatant abscence of cad software. If you wanted to get anywhere in industrial design, drafting, fabricating or related manufacturing, you're going to have to get Autocad and Solidworks for Windows. These companies own you. They charge thousands for the software, and they bleed you for thousands more for the annual upgrade. That may be changing.

Ashlar-Vellum has rolled out Graphite v10, the latest release of their intuitive 2D/3D CAD wireframe drafting package for both Mac and Windows. This new version will feature support for the latest operating systems including Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan), and Windows 8.1 and 10. Other important enhancements have been added to the software's 2D PDF import and export.

Additionally, a font report has ben added to specify missing fonts and offer substitute font designations. The Draw Control order in v10 can now be controlled either from the Layers dialog box of the Arrange menu. Tool palettes and dialog box positions are now remembered independently for every screen size used, including single and dual screen configurations. DXF/DWG import supports up to AutoCAD 2016 and the handling of raster images has been improved.

drafting, cadd, cnc, design, modling Robert Bou, president of Ashlar-Vellum, commented

Quoting  begins This is a robust collection of user-requested enhancements that overall improves productivity and compatibly both modern operating systems and exchanging data with other users. Quoting  ends

This new version will feature support for the latest operating systems including Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan), and Windows 8.1 and 10. Other important enhancements have been added to the software's 2D PDF import and export. Additionally, a font report has ben added to specify missing fonts and offer substitute font designations. The Draw Control order in v10 can now be controlled either from the Layers dialog box of the Arrange menu. Tool palettes and dialog box positions are now remembered independently for every screen size used, including single and dual screen configurations. DXF/DWG import supports up to AutoCAD 2016 and the handling of raster images has been improved.

Upgrade pricing is available to Graphite v10 from previous versions of v9, v8 and v7. For a complete list of prices, enhancements and their descriptions, visit Ashlar-Vellum online.

Category: cadd, drawing, vector, drafting

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Austin, Texas - Founded in 1988, Ashlar-Vellum is the leading provider of precision CAD and 3D modeling software that automates and simplifies the design process for drafting, design, and engineering professionals on both Macintosh and Windows platforms. Ashlar-Vellum's unique Organic Workflow(TM) featuring their renowned Vellum(R) user interface and powerful toolsets have earned the loyalty of innovators around the world. Ashlar-Vellum operates from its headquarters in Austin, Texas. To learn more call +1 800-877-2745 or visit Ashlar-Vellum online. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 Ashlar-Vellum. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.


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