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for Adobe® Illustrator® CS6-2021
CAD that follows your path.
$379 FULL / $229 UPGRADE (from version 9, 10, and 11)
License for Mac or Windows, one per user. Multiple license discounts appear in cart.
CADtools 12.2.7 for Illustrator 2021 now available! Download for Mac or Windows. See changelog for details.
Top new features in CADtools 12
Six new engineering and construction calculators
Structured label designer
Panel and tool improvements
  • Preview labels and dimensions
  • Compress panels by hiding sections you don't use
  • Completely rewritten Revision Bubble tool
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.
3.625 cm 1 1 8.375 cm
Works just like other Illustrator tools!
CADtools 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
  • Labeling
  • Transformation
  • Creation
  • Utility
Move, transform & measure with precision
Span dimension tools and boxed text enhance UX design
Detail tool generates close-up views with scale control
Integrated Live Chat for faster friendly tech support
Hot Door CADtools 12 ships with hundreds of vector symbols for Adobe Illustrator
New CADsymbols library includes architecture, people, and landscape artwork that automatically scale to the target layer.
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. Recent 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.
$379 FULL / $229 UPGRADE (from version 9, 10, and 11)
License for Mac or Windows, one per user. Multiple license discounts appear in cart.

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