CAD Schroer has released Version 5.1.2 of its free 2D/3D CAD software for Windows and Linux, MEDUSA4 Personal.
Customers use the CAD package free of charge on DIY projects, or for detailed model engineering designs. Those working on patent applications or starting or running small businesses can also take advantage of the free software, paying a small fee to convert any results that are to be used commercially via CAD Schroer's eSERVICES portal, the company says.
In the new release, the CADConvert interface offers full support for the DXF/DWG format from AutoCAD R12 through AutoCAD 2012. It also includes improved handling of special characters and of extremely small and large geometry in imported drawings. The performance of the MEDRaster module for integrating photos and images into designs has been further improved. Version 5.1.2 also includes additional 2D drawing tool and construction line enhancements, as well as improvements to the handling of layers and of extremely large sheets.
As well as supporting Windows XP, Vista and 7, MEDUSA4 Personal has been released for five Linux distributions: CentOS, Fedora, RedHat EL, openSUSE and Ubuntu.
For more information, visit CAD Schroer.
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