IMSI/Design announced today it is entering the corporate CAD market with DoubleCAD XT, an AutoCAD LT work-alike that will be distributed online at no charge. It is a 2D CAD application for drafting and detailing. The UI is very similar to AutoCAD so that it should be easy to learn if you know AutoCAD’s classic interface. It’s not an AutoCAD LT clone, but is a “work-alike” with some differences in the feature set. Use it for unlimited commercial or personal purposes.
DoubleCAD XT seems like a great companion for Google SketchUp users wanting to go from concept-to-construction drawings.
For example, DoubleCAD XT:
- Imports all SketchUp geometry, layers, and components
- Converts all SketchUp components to DoubleCAD blocks to optimize drawing performance
- Creates a paper space from each SketchUp scene
- Allows you to visualize 3D models, even with hidden line and perspective, giving you a printable 2D drawing from the moment you import a model