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Issue #17, 21st November 2011

Official CAD International Newsletter

CAD International turns Japanese

CAD International are happy to announce the opening of a new office in Kanagawa, Japan. Our Japanese office will commence business in mid-January 2012.

Our aim is to extend our CAD presence in the Asian region, expanding our communications and offering our expert CAD advise, training and other CAD related services.

We trust our clients in Japan will be delighted to have local support and sales right at their doorstep, whilst our New Zealand, Australian and Asian clients will have direct contact with CAD International for an additional two hours every work day. Japan is two hours behind head office in Sydney, Australia.

DRCAuto Breakthrough

Since CAD International purchased the IP of DRCAuto, we have been working continuously with several programming teams to recover the code from its sabotaged state.

We can now reveal that marked progress has been made. Our program leader has advised that his team are more than 85% closer to full recovery of the software and have an expected ETA for this in early February 2012.

From this point we will be able to build and release full 64Bit and Windows 7 compatible modules and update the code to work with the latest versions of AutoCAD®. Beyond that we hope to also update Smart Architect®

If you have upgraded your AutoCAD®, switched to our Bricscad alternative or have purchased some other software we would love to hear from you so we can update our records and make you an offer when the new DRCAuto products are released.


Bricscad v12 Success

A few weeks ago Bricscad v12 was Officially Released. After several weeks of testing we conclude that Bricscad have done their homework and produced a sensational CAD software that not only competes directly with AutoCAD®, but in 3D is now even better.

This significant release adds powerful geometric and dimensional constraints to all three editions - Classic, Pro, and Platinum – as well as a host of other significant features. With direct modeling, design intent, and 3D constraints, Bricscad becomes the leader in .dwg-based 3D design software. Our only wish now is for the introduction of the ribbon menu.


We ♥ LANDWorksCAD!

LANDWorksCAD has steadily been gaining popularity over time, not only because of its user friendly operation and ease of use, but also for the functionality and hands-on technical support.

Apart from the useful documentation that are included in LANDWorksCAD under the Help menu, we are also creating fresh new video tutorials and LANDWorksCAD support articles to help you to get the most of perhaps the best CAD software for landscape design available in the market.


Annual CAD Support

Through the years CAD International has been providing the best and most affordable technical support for CAD software and is arguably the best value support subscription in the world, from as little as 53c per day!

This year we extended our ways of communicatting with our clients via phone, email, Skype and Remote Desktop Control exclusively for our clients under CAD International's Annual Support Subscription.

The price has remained unaltered for the past five years, making it utterly irresistible... It will be rising next year however.

  • Email: support@cad.com.au
  • New Support Hotline: 02 8006 2277
  • Skype: cadinternational_support

CAD International's Annual Support Subscription offers expert and friendly technical support at your fingertips, saving you time and money.


Chief and Designer Pro Training

Now you can book your own face to face training with one of Australia's most experienced Chief Architect gurus. With his knowlege at your disposal you will be able to work out the best and fastest ways to achieve the results you want.

Glenn Woodward has been a user of the software for more than 10 years and has been instrumental in architectural forums, helping individuals all over the world to resolve issues or make light work of seemingly difficult tasks. Glenn now offers his services as a trainer and support guru for our own clients and other users alike. His services are equally useful for Chief Architect users and Home Designer Pro users.

Interested? Contact us to get the details


PlanSwift now available

PlanSwift is the leading easy to use, yet very powerful construction take-off and estimating software that makes the tasks a snap, just point-and-click! PlanSwift is the perfect solution for Builders, Framers, Concreters, Painters Quantity Surveyors and more...

CAD International has been appointed as a global reseller for this excellent software.

PlanSwift can load scanned plans as well as import directly from .TIF, .PDF - Adobe, .DXF, .DWF, .DWG - AutoCAD, .PLN - Dodge Plan files, .JPG, and more. PlanSwift can also download plans directly from many online plan rooms.

The front end of PlanSwift is friendly and easy to master in a very short time, whilst the back end is perhaps the most flexible and powerful tool of its kind allowing users to customise add formula's to take all the hard work out of the estimating and quantifying process.

We see PlanSwift as the perfect compliment to our building and trades customers and landscape contractors in particular.

PlanSwift is the market leading easy to use take-off and estimating software that works with existing 2D plans of almost any format. The product is excellent and the price is perfect.


Mobile Magic

CAD International clients can now make use of an amazing new tool that allows you to automatically draw floor plans of existing buildings using your iPhone 4 or iPad 2, just by standing in a room and pointing the device at each corner.

Once you have each room you can edit and combine them to form a complete floor plan and can then export the file to DXF JPG or PDF for use in your estimating software or CAD program.

Combine this neat app. with your existing CAD software such as RealCAD, Designer Pro, AutoCAD, Revit, Chief Architect, Vectorworks and now with the best estimation software PlanSwift to really speed up the process.

For small jobs you can even use the tool to measure and draw gardens

Mail us for more information.

Online Training Bundle

Our CAD Online Training has become a best-seller. People from all over the world use the online training course to get fully funtional with CAD in the shortest possible time.

We have extended the service and now offer a sensational bundle of all the courses in one that will save time and money.

You don't have to purchase any software license to do the training. The CAD software is included in the price in evaluation mode. In this mode you can complete the entire course.

Visit our CAD Online Training for more information.


IronCAD Add-Ons

NEi Nastran for IronCAD and GoSimulate are available as powerful add-ons for IronCAD.

NEi Nastran for IronCAD allows users to explore a range of analysis methods on their models. Nastran is the most widely used FEA software in the world, and it has become a standard in aerospace, automotive and maritime indsutries.

GoSimulate conducts thermal, elastic and thermoelastic simulations directly with IronCAD.


IronCAD Training

Until now, our IronCAD customers could only download IronCAD software and Getting Started Guide from our website.

We are about to release comprehensive IronCAD Online Training for users wanting a fast and convenient way to learn IronCAD.

Keep an eye on our CAD News webpage as we will announce it as soon as it is made available.


CAD International's 20th Anniversary

We will commemorate our 20th Anniversary in 2012. We've seen many changes in that time and have survived and thrived whilst others have dived. We expect to bring you more excellent CAD software, CAD training, CAD support and CAD development over the next 20 years.

Keep an eye on our website and subscribe to our newsletter, as we are preparing special events to commemorate such a special anniversary.


ChristmasCAD

With Christmas just around the corner is it any wonder that a brand new item, 'ChristmasCAD' is about to hit the streets? Santa's helpers have been toiling away for months on this project and without giving too much away we can say that we are all in for big surprise come December... so be sure to check your email from us then. Ho Ho Ho!


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