ZWCAD Delivers Important Updates to Version 2008

2008i provides boost in visual and processing performance

New York, April 22, 2008 – ZWSOFT, developers of advanced CAD tools, today announced the release of ZWCAD 2008i, the latest update of its popular 2D/3D CAD package. The update is available to current ZWCAD 2008 licensees and new ZWCAD customers through the ZWCAD website, or through resellers worldwide.

ZWCAD 2008 is a comprehensive and low-cost CAD system, which is compatible with AutoCAD®. Users can open, edit and save DWG/DXF files created in AutoCAD (2.5-2008), without the need for manual import or export operations. The improvement of ZWCAD2008i includes overall performance, gradient hatch, Image function with TIFF/TIF file as well as more DRX.

Faster Editing

Editing actions to drawn objects in the ZWCAD environment, such as Copy, Move, Rotate, Scale, Array, Wblock, Copyclip and Mirror, have dramatically increased speed in 2008i. Many of functions are twice as fast in the new update.

Programming of the TEXT function has been reconstructed using Unicode. Now text displays more accurately, especially when it loads from a different DWG code page.

Multi-Color Gradient Hatch

Along with many improvements to hatch boundary search in the 2008 version of ZWCAD, 2008i goes further by allowing you to make one or two color gradient hatch.

TIFF/TIF image with .tfw coordinate file

Now you can align TIFF/TIF images according to a .tfw coordinate file, lining up reference images accurately with the coordinate units of your project.

More DRX

An addition to the DRX programming interface in ZWCAD2008, the new Custom Object function makes developing custom applications easier.

Designers, engineers, and architects can discover the improved power and function of ZWCAD 2008i by downloading a free trial of the application at Current users of ZWCAD 2008 can update to the new update for free.

ZWCAD 2008i runs on Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista. ZWCAD costs only a fraction of the price of AutoCAD, while offering similar functionality and full DWG compatibility. Today, more than 100,000 customers in 65countries choose ZWCAD to reduce their CAD budget and increase their design productivity. ZWCAD customers include many Fortune 500 companies such as Honda, Alcatel-Lucent, CIMS, GP, THORN, GE, among others.

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ZWSOFT(ZWCAD Software Co., Ltd.) is committed to providing the most reliable and cost-effective CAD solutions. ZWCAD products meet the needs of users across the 2D/3D design industry, including architecture, engineering, construction (AEC), mechanics, manufacture, electronics, and anyone who creates or uses CAD drawings.

ZWSOFT has developed advanced technology through collaboration with many well-known organizations worldwide. It is a commercial and board member of the ITC (IntelliCAD Technology Consortium), and the founding member of ODA (Open Design Alliance). ZWSOFT also partners with Microsoft, Intel, Spatial, as well as university research institutes to provide customers with the best CAD applications -- easy to use, affordable, and productive.

Founded in 1998, ZWSOFT is located in Guangzhou, China. Today, it employs about 300 employees, supported by an international network of highly skilled strategic partners, distributors, and resellers. All ZWCAD products are reliable, DWG-compatible CAD programs for 2D or 3D design, which enable customers maximal returns on their investment. With its quality products and excellent service, ZWCAD is fast becoming the leading brand in the country, and is now proving competitive in over 65 countries, with more than 100,000 users throughout the world. ZWCAD products have provided not only a cost-effective solution for SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) and individual designers, but have also earned a high reputation in many world-famous corporations, including Honda, Alcatel-Lucent, CIMS, GP, THORN, GE, among others.

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