IMSI/Design Launches DoubleCAD XT Pro v2 in Same Calendar Year

NOVATO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Dec 21, 2009 -- Just in time for the holidays, IMSI/Design, maker of the #1 best-selling CAD in retail and the market's leading alternative to AutoCAD LT®, announced today it is releasing DoubleCAD™ XT Pro v2.

Of merit, Version 2 is being released in the same calendar year as Version 1 due to a rapid development pace that is unique among major CAD vendors.

"We continue to pour through customer feedback and AutoCAD user groups' wish lists to include features we know AutoCAD users are anxious for," stated Royal Farros, CEO of IMSI/Design. "There's no doubt DoubleCAD XT Pro is an appreciated alternative to AutoCAD LT... and a great choice for AutoCAD users just looking for optimized 2D CAD."

Based on IMSI/Design's award-winning CAD code with over two million copies sold worldwide, DoubleCAD XT Pro v2 works like AutoCAD LT but goes beyond with a host of new features and enhancements, including:

--  Drawing Compare:  Instantly compare two DoubleCAD (.2CD), .DWG, .TCW,
    .JPG, .BMP, or .PNG drawings for all visual differences.
    
--  Hatch Pattern Creator:  Easily create, modify, and combine custom
    hatch patterns with control over scaling, orientation, and position.  Also
    includes automatic detection of repeating patterns.
    
--  Exploding Viewports:  Convert visible geometry in your viewports into
    flattened, editable 2D geometry within your layouts, even hidden line
    views.  Your shaded views are also converted into standard bitmaps.
    
--  New and Enhanced 2D CAD Tools:  Includes Revision Cloud, Chain
    Polyline, Bisector Line, Minimal Distance Line, Select By Query, Transform
    Recorder, Surface Area Measurement, Double Point Arc tools, and more.
    
--  New and Enhanced Intelligent (Parametric) Architectural Objects:
    Includes more wall, window, door, slab, rail, and profile styles and new
    section and elevation tools.
    
--  Xref support includes VISRETAIN settings and binding.
    
--  Mid-point and pattern constraints.
    
--  Terrain import and modify.
    
--  Enhanced ESC key, Space Bar, and Enter Key for seamless AutoCAD
    usability.
    
--  Enhanced .DWG compatibility.
    
--  Enhanced .DAE (COLLADA) compatibility.
    
--  Index Color and CTB print style support.
    
--  Batch file conversion tool for multiple file conversions.
    

Additionally, DoubleCAD XT Pro v2 can be customized and extended via a new Software Developers Kit (SDK), allowing you to create powerful tools, scripts, and even commercial applications that can run with DoubleCAD XT Pro.

"We believe DoubleCAD XT Pro delivers twice the 2D CAD power of AutoCAD LT for about half the price... something we know AutoCAD shops also appreciate during these difficult economic times," added Farros.

About DoubleCAD XT PRO v2

DoubleCAD™ XT Pro is an AutoCAD LT work-alike that goes beyond AutoCAD LT in terms of 2D CAD capabilities, especially in the area of drafting and detailing. Most significantly, DoubleCAD XT Pro includes a powerful and innovative Drafting Palette that expedites the drafting-to-detailing process by creating fully associative, 2D views and hatched sections (even from xrefs) from 3D models. Other unique features include geometric and pattern constraints (lightning-fast "what if" design scenarios), drawing compare, hatch pattern creator, a range of intelligent (parametric) architectural objects, design director, and parametric parts manager, as well as self-healing walls, self-aligning blocks, advanced handle-based editing, snap prioritization, transparent fills, draw order by layer, hide objects regardless of layer, ability to imbed image files, revision cloud, batch file conversion, smart dimensions, and viewport exploding. DoubleCAD XT Pro also has a number of useful 2D CAD tools not found in AutoCAD LT or AutoCAD, including special line, arc, and circle tools, as well as multiline, bezier curves, fixed ratio ellipses, and bisector line tools. The product has a fully customizable interface and includes one of the widest varieties of file filters in the CAD industry, including support for .DWG (AutoCAD R14 to 2009), .SKP, .DAE (Collada), .SAT, .3DS, .OBJ, .IGS, .STEP, and more. DoubleCAD XT Pro includes premium customer support and is $695 ($195 for upgrade from v1). For more information, visit http://www.DoubleCAD.com. Visit user forums at http://forums.DoubleCAD.com.

About DoubleCAD XT (free CAD software application; 5-Star rating from CNET)

DoubleCAD™ XT is a free AutoCAD LT work-alike that also contains many new, innovative features such as self-healing walls, self-aligning blocks, modern handle-based editing, snap prioritization, brush editor, and smart dimensions. DoubleCAD XT is free for commercial and personal use and was awarded 5-stars from the CNET review editors (CNET's highest rating). For more information, visit http://www.DoubleCAD.com. Visit user forums at http://forums.DoubleCAD.com.

About IMSI/Design

IMSI/Design is the global leader in retail CAD (Computer Aided Design). With over 15 million products sold since 1988, IMSI/Design products include the award-winning TurboCAD®, TurboFLOORPLAN™, DesignCAD™, and IDX® Renditioner families of precision design applications. Please visit www.IMSIdesign.com for more information.

© 2009 IMSI/Design, LLC. All rights reserved. DoubleCAD™ and IMSI/Design® are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of IMSI/Design, LLC. All other identifiable marks are the property of their respective owners.

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