ZWSOFT, an innovative supplier of CAD solutions to the AEC and MCAD industries, has announced the release of a major update to greatly improve its flagship product, ZWCAD 2017. This version includes improvements in APIs (VBA and .NET) and has added DWF format and Dynamic Block supports.
VBA and .NET are two widely-used APIs for developers to extend the functionalities of their CAD programs. In this version, ZWCAD 2017 provides approximately 92% of the VBA APIs that the mainstream CAD application offers, and covers almost all the .NET APIs that are frequently used by CAD users. So basically most applications can be easily ported to ZWCAD.
DWF format is a highly compressed file format that is especially suitable for distributing for review. ZWCAD 2017 has now included DWF file format support, with which users can export, plot or publish their DWG files to DWF files, and they can also display DWF underlays. Also, it should be noted that ZWCAD 2017 can directly open DWF files instead of using an additional DWF viewer. The DWF support helps users to share their ideas more conveniently and effortlessly.
Dynamic blocks allow users to quickly change the shape, size, orientation, position and visibility of objects in blocks by defining parameters and constraints ahead of time. With the dynamic block support, ZWCAD users can modify the parameters to get blocks instead of creating new blocks of different sizes.
Some of the other enhancements or new features include R12 DXF file format support, improved status bar, REFMANAGER, VIEW, DIMSPACE, DIMJOGLINE, etc.
ZWCAD 2017 is now available in 15 languages, users can download it for free and enjoy a 30-day trial of all its functions.