GstarCAD

GstarCAD is a lightweight CAD (Computer-Aided Design or Computer Aided Drafting) software application developed and provided by Gstarsoft,[1] the company was founded in 1992 and has focused on CAD software development ever since.[2]

GstarCAD is a powerful alternative[3] to other CAD software on the market with features such as commands and user interface that are familiar and comfortable to users of many other CAD software.[4]

GstarCAD comes in “Standard”, “Academic”, and “Professional” versions,[5] and is available in languages of English, Spanish, French, Czech, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Hungarian, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, etc.[6]


Features

Flexible licensing

GstarCAD comes with a flexible licensing of a perpetual license, yearly subscription, and upgrades. There are no mandatory upgrades, it is users' choice to access the software with Serial number or USB Dongle, each could be used for Stand-alone or Network license.

Easy-to-use

With a familiar user-friendly interface and command structure, GstarCAD software is easy-to-use without much learning costs.

Lightweight

GstarCAD has a small-size installation package and takes less storage on a computer or laptop. It uploads drawing files faster and therefore saves time and improves the working efficiency of designers and draftsmen.

Innovation

With new releases of GstarCAD also comes new innovative functions and commands. In GstarCAD 2019, innovative features such as Workspace, Selection Cycling, Redefine Block, Check Spelling, Hidden Message Settings, Movebak, etc. have been added. In GstarCAD 2020's innovative features include a new interface, Quick Properties, new collaborative features, PDF Import and Export, IFC file Import and Export.


Variants

GstarCAD Mechanical

GstarCAD Mechanical includes the function and commands in GstarCAD as well as the professional tools that can help mechanical and machinery designers and drafters to optimize their design works. Highlights:

  • Fully compatible with ACM data

GstarCAD Mechanical is fully compatible with ACM and users can easily open, edit and save ACM drawings with it.

  • Intelligent functionality, simple design

It has more than 100 easy-to-use practical design and drawing tools, as well as a standardized and intuitive design environment that avoids repetitive work.

  • Customizable software configuration

Users can customize standards, mechanical symbols, dimensions, features and so on to build own drawing templates, automate common mechanical drawing tasks to meet the various needs.

GstarCAD Architecture

GstarCAD Architecture is used to create architectural plans and construction drawings. It uses associative and parametric building components to create construction plans. Highlights:

  • Innovative Function:

GstarCAD Architecture provides a whole set of professional and innovative functions for construction drawing, e.g. Wall linkage, Bay-window, Object statistics management, Dimension and Coordinate.

  • Intelligent Operation:

GstarCAD Architecture can improve work efficiency. By using custom object technologies, display relation between different objects is processed correctly and automatically without any additional edit.

  • My Cloud:

GstarCAD Architecture drawings can be opened and handled from DWG FastView via My Cloud, which allows accessing and sharing drawings by different hardware devices anytime and anywhere.

  • Architecture Objects:

The software provides different styles of walls, doors, windows, stairs, columns, roof, and other objects. You can create them or edit their properties easily by dialog box or in property palettes.

With custom object technologies, all building components drawn on architectural plans are able to be displayed in the 3D model synchronously. It realizes the true integration of 2D and 3D in the design process.

  • Dimension & Symbol:

Users can quickly and easily complete dimensioning of wall, door, window, stair, etc. It is also very convenient to insert symbols to drawing as needed, such as arrow symbols, elevation symbols and so on.

DWG FastView Plus

DWG FastView Plus is a 2D CAD drawing viewer software that can read, measure, dimension, compare, convert, share and plot 2D CAD drawings. A Few Highlights of DWG FastView Plus

  • Text Style:

The text style feature is applied to the text objects and can be used to control the text font and font style.

  • Drawing Compare:

With Drawing Compare, users can track changes to styles, block attribute, object of block.

  • Dimensions:

DWG FastView Plus provides various dimensions to meet different needs such as Aligned Dimension, Angular Dimension, Arc Length Dimension, Diameter Dimension, Linear Dimension, and Radial Dimension.

  • Measure:

Users can measure an area or a distance as well as customize the measure setups.

  • Convert:

With the DWG FastView Plus convert tool, users can convert between different versions and improve compatibility in just a few seconds.

  • Copyclip:

Users can copy the current drawing objects to the Clipboard and then paste into other software such as Microsoft® Word.

  • Share:

DWG FastView Plus provides innovative and secure ways to share the drawing files: by shared link, by QR, and by email.

With Xref in DWG FastView Plus, people can see the latest version from designers working on different parts of the project in real-time. Any changes such as updated, added, or unattached from the main drawing will be reflected and you’ll always get the latest version with minimum size.


3D FastView

3D FastView is a lightweight and easy-to-use viewer for large 3D CAD files. Released in 2019, 3D FastView supports mainstream 3D file-format including CATIA, NX, Cero, SolidWorks, INVENTOR, JT, Parasolid and so on. It can do the following:

  • compress

With the world-leading 3D data compression technology, 3D FastView has the ability to compress files up to 95% ( from 10GB to 380MB)

  • Analyze

With 3D FastView analyze function, we can analyze the 3D CAD Model before manufacturing by calculating the projected area, undercut analysis, draft angle analysis, 2D/3D model compare, etc.

  • Assembly

The advanced assembly capabilities of 3D FastView has made it possible to easily open large drawings and complete the assembly tasks of thousands of spare parts without expensive 3D design software.

  • Visualize

With 3D FastView, users can visualize different aspects of a 3D CAD model using various methods including generating exploded views according to a different axis, creating perspective views with snapshots, etc.

  • Annotate and Measure

3D FastView allows users to annotate and get an accurate measurement by using traditional 2D markup tools, applying surface and 3D annotation labels, calculating surface areas, volumes, weight, measuring thickness, angles, etc.


See also

References

  1. ^ "What’s new in GstarCAD 2020?", November 1, 2019. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  2. ^ author, "GstarCAD 2018 ACCOMPLISH YOUR DESIGNS FASTER", Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  3. ^ "GstarCAD 2019 Collaborative Design & BIM Support", GstarCAD 2019 New Features. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  4. ^ Sharmila Guha, "Gstarsoft Launches GstarCAD 2019 at Global Partner Symposium", TenLinks, September 26, 2018. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  5. ^ "Gstarsoft successfully held 2018 GstarCAD Global Partner Symposium", Globe Newswire,September 20, 2019. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  6. ^ "Gstarsoft successfully held 2018 GstarCAD Global Partner Symposium", Business Wire, September 20, 2019. Retrieved December 12, 2019.

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External links

  1. ^ "What’s new in GstarCAD 2020?", November 1, 2019. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  2. ^ "GstarCAD 2018 ACCOMPLISH YOUR DESIGNS FASTER", Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  3. ^ "GstarCAD 2019 Collaborative Design & BIM Support", GstarCAD 2019 New Features. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  4. ^ Sharmila Guha, "Gstarsoft Launches GstarCAD 2019 at Global Partner Symposium", TenLinks, September 26, 2018. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  5. ^ "Gstarsoft successfully held 2018 GstarCAD Global Partner Symposium", Globe Newswire,September 20, 2019. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  6. ^ "Gstarsoft successfully held 2018 GstarCAD Global Partner Symposium", Business Wire, September 20, 2019. Retrieved December 12, 2019.