ZWCAD Design Engineer Offers Tips on Choosing CAD Software Suite

GUANGZHOU, China — (BUSINESS WIRE) — January 5, 2015 — With all of the options out there today, you get overwhelmed with the decision on what CAD programs to buy. When it comes to purchasing CAD programs for an entire company, your brain will be drained. ZWCAD Design prides itself as a one-stop shop for all of your design program needs. In saying that, we have a few suggestions for when purchasing design programs for your company according to Fish Huang, Senior engineer of ZWCAD+.

Fish is a sophisticated CAD engineer with over 7 years experience in the CAD industry. Having practiced different occupations related to CAD, Fish can give really useful and practical advice for your company’s CAD purchase.

Factors like team size and budget probably first come to mind, but the most important is function. What is the nature of your service/business? What is the predominant function your team needs to perform? This will determine how advanced you need your programs to be. Consider the weight of the following:


ZWCAD+ STD features basic and sufficient design tools. If the predominant function is the assembly or auditing, then the ZWCAD+ STD version will be sufficient. ZWCAD+ STD is made best for reviewing and light editing. If you need more advanced 3D features like Full ACIS modeling & editing and programming interface like VBA, .NET or ZRX, then the following ZWCAD+ PRO is recommended.


For those who need a full package of features that can allow you to design from start to finish, ZWCAD+ PRO is perfectly made for you. It provides all of the functions of the STD version, as well as more advanced functions in 3D modeling and programming to better serve the creation process.

ZWCAD Mechanical

If you are focused on the specifics of a mechanical design task and need multiple annotation tools to specify your design, then ZWCAD Mechanical is the choice. To speed up your annotation and, more importantly, standardize your design, it features more specialized features in ZWCAD Mechanical 2015. It is the most specific and comprehensive of the suite. Not always necessary, but again, this comes down to your firm and workflow.

ZWCAD Architecture

If you need a design tool that features parametric building components commands to speed up your architectural design and to generate 3D architectural models for looking good from all angles, then ZWCAD Architecture is all set. Also the enhancements in the new 2015 version will let you witness more practical improvements of your architecture design.

CAD Pockets

Some designers have to constantly do their design work on the go. If you are that kind, then the new CAD Pockets is your choice. As the second generation of ZWCAD mobile solution products, new CAD Pockets is available on App store. It’s no longer just a view but an efficient design tool that allows you to design from start to finish. To make it more powerful, CAD Pockets Premium is also available with added bonus. Not to be neglected, the new CAD Pockets is free.

After familiarizing yourself with different versions and products, you can start to decide what programs are best suited for you.

For a more in-depth look at the actual functions of each program, click here:

About ZWCAD Design

ZWCAD Design Co., Ltd. is an international CAD software provider through its network of over 300 partners in 80+ countries and regions. Its product ZWCAD+ is used by CAD designers across the AEC and MCAD industries.


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