October 21, 2011 in Illustration (E)
[prMac.com] Maidstone, United Kingdom - Today Microspot Ltd. developers of 2D and 3D graphics and photo applications, announced the release of Microspot DWG Viewer 1.7 a new version of its popular 2D AutoCAD(R) file viewer. It is a simple solution for users who do not have knowledge of AutoCAD and want a Mac like program.
DWG Viewer is a Program based on Microspot's MacDraft Professional which opens AutoCAD DWG files created on Windows PCs. It opens the Layouts as well as the Model and allows you to show, hide or grey the individual layers and zoom in and pan around the document. Mark-up tools are available to draw red ellipses around points of interest and add textual annotation. The resulting document can be printed and/or exported as a PDF file so it can be sent to co-workers that do not have the DWG Viewer application.
This new version has a customizable tool bar for quicker access of menu commands and a new and improved Layers palette, which gives more control of the visibility of the layers in multilayer documents. There are now customizable scales that can be used to fill in gaps in the standard scales and the rulers displaying decimal units now have 10 subdivisions rather than 8, making it easier to read off dimensions. The size of the one to one scale is now displayed more accurately on screen giving more realistic looking sizes so 1 inch looks like 1 inch. Text handling has been improved and a Clipped Text Frame has been added to show when text is flowing outside the text box, helping to notice it before printing. The file formats supported have been updated to include AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012 DWG files, with additional support for linking and re-linking of BMP images.
This new version requires Macintosh OS 10.4 or higher, a power Mac G4 or higher, at least 256MB of memory (RAM), and a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768.
Pricing and Availability:
Microspot DWG Viewer 1.7 is available from the Microspot web store or the Mac App Store. For more information or to buy or try the demonstration version visit Microspot online in the US or in Europe. Microspot DWG Viewer physical has a retail price of $55.00 USD (33.00 or Euro 49.00). The download price is $49.00 (29.00 or Euro 42.50). Existing users may upgrade for free at the Microspot web site if they bought the product after 1st September 2011 or for the upgrade price of $29.00 (19.00 or Euro 25.00). Free upgrades must be claimed before 1st December 2011.
Founded in 1964, Microspot develops Macintosh and Windows software for 3D modeling and animation, interior design, 2D drawing and drafting, image editing, and media management as well as printer drivers. Microspot offers affordable, easy-to-use software that produces professional results. Its customers are business and home users worldwide. Copyright (C) 1964-2011 Microspot Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.