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for Adobe® Illustrator® 2019-2023
CAD for designers, not engineers
$399 FULL / $249 UPGRADE (from version 10, 11, and 12)
License for Mac or Windows, one per user. Multiple license discounts appear in cart.
CADtools 13.2.2 is now available for Illustrator 2023! Download for Mac or Windows. See changelog for details.
Top new features in CADtools 13
In-place dimensions
Paste with scale
Expanded CADguides panel
And more...
  • Full native Apple Silicon support for 65% average speed improvement across all benchmarks
  • New menu item for converting dashed lines to separate paths
  • New disjoin path menu item
  • 10 new axonometric drawing and dimensioning tools
  • Radius and diameter dimension expanded to work on ellipses
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 over 100 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
Six engineering and construction calculators
Structured label designer
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 13 ships with hundreds of vector symbols for Adobe Illustrator
CADsymbols library includes architecture, people, and landscape artwork that automatically scale to the target layer.
Click-drag tools with seamless integration
CADtools adds over 100 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.
$399 FULL / $249 UPGRADE (from version 10, 11, and 12)
License for Mac or Windows, one per user. Multiple license discounts appear in cart.

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