ZWSOFT Adds Architecture and Mechanical Modules to ZWCAD 2018
Michael Alba posted on November 10, 2017 |
Screen shot of ZWCAD 2018. (Image courtesy of ZWSOFT.)
Screen shot of ZWCAD 2018. (Image courtesy of ZWSOFT.)

CAD software provider ZWSOFT has launched two new modules, ZWCAD Mechanical 2018 and ZWCAD Architecture 2018, for its recent ZWCAD 2018 release. These modules build on the features of ZWCAD 2018 and add specialized tools for manufacturing and architecture design.

Here are some of the features of ZWCAD Architecture 2018:

  • Users can draw plans in 2D and then switch to a 3D view of their components.
  • New specialized tools allow the creation of beams, slabs and columns as parametric objects.
  • It’s compatible with most other CAD software, as it can open and write .dwg, .dxf and .dwf file formats.
Screenshot of ZWCAD Architecture 2018. (Image courtesy of ZWSOFT.)
Screenshot of ZWCAD Architecture 2018. (Image courtesy of ZWSOFT.)

And here are some of the features of ZWCAD Mechanical 2018:

  • It provides specialized tools for mechanical engineering design, including a shaft generator, surface texture symbol, standard parts for mechanical 2D sheet drawing and more.
  • Users can employ intelligent balloons with bill of materials (BOM) association that can easily be renumbered and updated in the BOM.
  • Smart dimensioning tools automatically space overlapping dimensions to simplify the annotation of mechanical drawings.
  • It features a growing library of standard parts.
Smart dimensioning tools in ZWCAD Mechanical 2018. (Image courtesy of ZWSOFT.)
Smart dimensioning tools in ZWCAD Mechanical 2018. (Image courtesy of ZWSOFT.)

Both Architecture 2018 and Mechanical 2018 will benefit from the improvements to ZWCAD 2018, which include a new dark mode UI, new UI customization capabilities, improved speed and stability, 4K screen support and more.

To learn more about ZWCAD 2018, be sure to check out ENGINEERING.com’s hands-on review.


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