ZWCAD 2020 SP2: Released with Next-level User Experience

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ZWCAD 2020 SP2: Released with Next-level User Experience

Products 2020-02-04 10:36:00

GUANGZHOU, CHINA: February 4, 2020 ZWCAD 2020 SP2, continuing to be fast and stable, is now presented to you with useful new features and thoughtful improvements! The following contents will give you some clues to what they are and how they can address your concerns.

Exporting in DGN and STL

If you work in AEC or MFG, these two new features, DGN Export and STL Out are good helpers. With the V8 DGN format supported, data exchange can be carried out between ZWCAD 2020 SP2 and design solutions that load DGN files, for example, MicroStation® seamlessly. Hence, construction projects of highways, bridges, ships, etc. can proceed smoothly.

As its name suggests, STL Out enables you to export 3D solids and seamless meshes in the STL format. These binary or non-binary STL files are helpful for rapid prototyping, 3D printing and CAM processing.

From Layout to Model Space

Now that the EXPORTLAYOUT command is available, all the visible objects in a Layout can be exported to the model space of a new drawing. Thus, modifications such as copying, exploding and scaling become feasible. Even better, you can export multiple layouts at once.

There are 2 ways to perform this function. Watch the tutorial below to learn them!

Better Displaying for Better Experience

The to-be-calculated areas used to be marked with dotted lines, which might be challenging for you to recognize them or tell whether they would be added or subtracted.

Now, areas that you are calculating will be shaded, green for adding and brown for subtracting. Those shaded areas can not only prevent you from leaving objects behind or repeatedly selecting them, but also clarify the kind of the ongoing calculation.

Shaded Area

Figure 1. Area 1 + Area 2 (Left) and Area 2 - Area 1 (Right)

What’s more, when the cursor hovers over objects that appear frequently or cover large areas, such as hatches and Xrefs, they flash from time to time. It’s annoying, right? To provide you with a better viewing experience, a new option called Selection Preview Filter is added. With this filter, you can control whether to highlight specific kinds of objects when the cursor moves over them.

Selection Preview Filter

Figure 2. The newly added Selection Preview Filter

What else?

What’s also added are PDF plotters with 4 types of DPI pixel resolutions. You can take advantage of them to plot PDF files in different qualities.

Moreover, when creating a new OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) object, you can set its font, point size and text height. Also, texts in OLE tables can be scaled to meet a certain standard.

These thoughtful enhancements are bound to bring you a more enjoyable experience. Begin your 30-day free trial of ZWCAD 2020 SP2 and you will find out!


Developed by ZWSOFT CO., LTD.(Guangzhou), which has helped over 900,000 users from 90 countries create amazing things, ZWCAD is a powerful, reliable and DWG compatible CAD solution for worldwide users. Available in 15 languages, it provides innovative, collaborative and customizable features to designers and engineers in various industries such as AEC and MFG.

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