Nanosoft announced the release of the new version of its free, principal software product nanoCAD 4.5. More than a thousand beta-testers tried the new version of nanoCAD and sent bug reports, comments and feedback prior to announcement of the release version.
nanoCAD 4.5 has more 40 new and revised functions and commands. These include the improved compatibility mode for video-adapter, and a dozen new options in the Inspector.
The solution includes a fine-tuned video-subsystem with a better OpenGL support. nanoCAD's performance when working with drawings containing complex blocks was improved. Object creation algorithms were enhanced, and the program works better with hatches and raster underlays. New options in the Inspector and Layers dialogues help users to act more intuitively.
Two new APIs were added. The first one is LISP, which the company says will help users with the nanoCAD LISP utilities and custom commands, written for other CAD products. The MultiCAD API for C++ and .NET can create binary compatible applications for different CAD platforms. Applications developed with the use of a MultiCAD API will be able to run in nanoCAD as well in the other CAD platforms.
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