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VectorEngineer
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VectorEngineer Pro-Tools is a complete technical drawing and multi-purpose cad software system that offers all the features required to create accurate professional drawings, working drawings, designs, plans, layouts and diagrams in a quick and easy mouse driven windows environment. Its great for work, home, education and hobbies and best of all - its available now at a special low price or try the free version, it's free cad software.

VectorEngineer

VectorEngineer is a 2d cad system originally developed as a technical drawing program to produce working drawings for engineering projects. Isometric visualization was created to help minimise mistakes when using the traditional top, front and side views and to help generate a feeling for the finished object. The screen shot demonstrates this idea and shows the results easily attainable by the system. Isometrics can be built using a variety of shapes, cubes, quadrics, spheres, cylinders, cones as well as plate/wall pieces and simulated holes with true measurements on all sides. All drawing and edit commands are accessed by a floating toolbar which includes extensive viewing, snap positioning, and dimensioning tools or use the extensive menu commands which includes part assembly and saved views as well as all the drawing setup parameters such as unit and grid settings to make for easy and accurate drawing

Command Features

Take a look at all the featutres that VectorEngineer offers.

Toolbar Features

Tool bar features include drawing tools, editing tools, dimensioning and text tools, grid and snap tools and view and layer tools.
Drawing tools include: Line - point - polyline - rectangle - circle - arcs - ellipse - spline.
Editing tools include: Move - copy - mirror - scale - rotate - create parts.
Dimensioning tools include: Horizontal dimension - vertical dimension - angle dimension - parallel dimension - radius dimension - diameter dimension.
View tools include: Zoom window - zoom in - zoom out - zoom to previous view - zoom to selected - zoom all.
Snap positioning tools include: Snap to end - snap to nearest - snap to middle - snap to centre - snap to grid lines.
Other features include: Layers - pages - grid lines - create, save, add and explode parts - hatch patterns - line width and colours - object colour fills.

Isometric Tools

Easily build isometric views of your projects with the many easy to use command available.

VectorEngineer will help you design projects for your home and hobbies as well as mechanical designs and technical drawings.

You can now buy the complete version for only $9.99.