ZWSOFT and GstarSOFT of China became successful on the back of IntelliCAD, creating me-too CAD software that looked a lot like AutoCAD. That was just the base, their warmup act.
Last year, ZWSOFT bought VX of Florida, USA, and turned it into ZW3D, their 3D solid modeler and CAM [computer aided manufacturing] software. The company is busy updating the program a couple of times a year.
And this week GstarSOFT released their first CAD program for iPads, GstarCAD MC, where "MC" is short for mobile client. Written in-house, it creates and edits CAD drawings, as illustrated below.
You can download GstarCAD MC free from the iTunes store here.
(The catch is that the program uses the OCF format, so you have to use the latest version of the company's GstarCAD for Windows to convert DWG files to and from OCF; sync drawing files with iTunes. Download a demo version of the desktop CAD system with OCF translator here.)
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