July 22, 2020
ZWSOFT has launched ZWCAD 2021 Beta, which brings faster display, finer visuals and better user experience, the company reports.
Aided by multi-core CPUs and GPUs as well as parallel processing, data visualization has been accelerated. In ZWCAD 2021 Beta, the reading of drawings becomes approximately 30% faster (compared with ZWCAD 2020) with a smoother display of objects, even at 4K resolutions.
Users can now specify the transparency of objects, hatches, references, layers, etc. to distinguish them, which is especially useful for showing the objects hidden under an overlapping area. For higher efficiency, the transparency of objects in a layer can be set all at once.
Manage All Xrefs in One Manager
External files in the formats of DWG, DWF, PDF, PNG, etc. are frequently used as references in CAD. In this version, all the Xref managers are merged into one so that users can conveniently check and manage them without switching between panels.
A Layer for Each Viewport
Viewport layers allow users to vary the layer properties (layer color, line type, line weight, plot style, etc.) in each viewport without affecting those of the drawing. Hence, users can easily mark or highlight some specific parts to suit their needs.
Formulas Enable Faster Calculations
Now that table and field formulas are available, users can use formulas, such as Sum, Average and Count in ZWCAD 2021 Beta like they do in Excel.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.