Hot Door CADTools 11 for Adobe Illustrator is available as a free download from our software library. CAD becomes beautifully simple with CADtools – a complete CAD Plug-in solution for Adobe Illustrator. Draw in any scale, edit and dimension vector artwork with a mouse click, and numerically control objects or points. Click and drag with 87 tools to make design work both easy and elegant!
Two decades of development have shaped Hot Door CADtools into a designer’s dream – simple and spectacular CAD features right inside Adobe Illustrator. The new CADtools 11 focuses on effortless creativity and accessibility for every level of experience. CADhelp, CADdashboard and CADcontrol panels provide first-class assistance and shortcuts. Hundreds of customizable symbols add lively architectural objects, people and plants to professional projects. Several new tools send productivity soaring by repeating objects, scaling type, defining map scales and creating grids and waves.
CADtools installs drawing, editing, labeling and dimensioning tools organized in groups right below Illustrator tools including 2D Drawing, 2D Dimensioning, Axonometric Drawing, Axonometric Dimensioning, CAD Walls, 2D Editing, Labelling and Construction.
Features of Hot Door CADTools 11 Full
- Span dimension tools and boxed text enhance UX design
- Detail tool generates close-up views with scale control.
- Grid tool adds settings for color and styles
- CADtracker’s Constrained Nudge moves art by < 1 pt
- CADtimesheet tracks billable time in documents
- Integrated Live Chat adds faster friendly tech support
Draw, dimension & label anything in scale
Click and drag dimensions or labels on every possible object, path, or point in space. Live dimensions follow and respond to artwork changes.
Works just like other Illustrator tools!
Hot Door CADtools 11 adds 92 drawing, editing, labeling, dimensioning, transformation, creation, and utility tools organized in 10 tool groups in the Adobe Illustrator tool panel.
- 2D Drawing
- 2D Dimensioning
- Axonometric Drawing
- Axonometric Dimensioning
- CAD Walls
- 2D Editing
Click-drag tools with seamless integration
CADtools adds 92 tools to the tool panel. Red dots indicate the number and placement of mouse-clicks to edit or create an object, label or dimension. New tools include Scale Line, Repeat, Repeat Along Path, Scaled Type, Grid, and Wave tools.
Document or layer scales and scale calculator
Select from a wide range of engineering and architectural scales or create an unlimited number of custom scales. Figuring out scale is easy with the Scale Calculator.
Unlimited styles for dimensions and labels
Create beautiful live dimensions as measurements, letter, number, or custom text. Create custom labels with text, numbers, alphabet or object geometry.
3D-style cubes, cylinders, and planes
Create art with custom 3D-like view angles using the CADaxonometric panel. Dimension with axonometric dimension tools or flatten into front, side, or plan views.
CADunits cover all possibilities
Set up units and precision for dimension values as well as numeric input, CADrulers and CADtools panel options. Add polish to professional docs with clever compact fractions.
Guides and grids your way
With CADguides, customize scaled rulers and grids that can snap with CADtools drawing tools. Show full screen cursors to easily create and edit CADtools objects.
CADshortcuts and automatic dimensions
Instantly apply dimensions to artwork by using the CADshortcuts panel. Save time by applying custom presets that retain CADtools settings.
Measure and transform objects in scale
Numerically move and transform objects in scale with CADtracker. View angle, perimeter, length, and area of one or more paths or placed images.
CADdashboard and CADhelp
Quickly access all tools and panels with CADdashboard. The context-sensitive CADhelp panel shows step-by-step details and video tutorials for the current tool or panel.
Developer: Hot Door
– Fixed a crashing bug when editing color swatches in the control bar