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Liven up your CAD drawings!

CADsketch allows you to quickly and easily create hand-drawn effects from AutoCAD DWG/DXF and HPGL PLT files. CADsketch is the answer to complaints about the dull nature of computer-generated line drawings.

CADsketch takes the lines in your drawings and applies random changes to them. Each line comes out slightly differently, so the results are not predictable - just like the human hand... More...

In Detail

CADsketch allows you to quickly and easily create hand-drawn effects from AutoCAD DWG/DXF and HPGL PLT files. CADsketch is the answer to complaints about the dull nature of computer-generated line drawings.

CADsketch takes the lines in your drawings and applies random changes to them. Each line comes out slightly differently, so the results are not predictable - just like the human hand...

Hand-Drawn Effects

CADsketch gives a realistic hand-drawn or sketched look to your CAD drawings.

The aim of CADsketch is to produce a drawing that convincingly looks hand-drawn. The standard styles have been chosen more for their subtlety than for their distorting effects.

Work directly with AutoCAD drawings

You can work directly with AutoCAD drawings, rather than first having to save drawings into another file format. You can view the sketched effect directly and undo or make modifications as required. Predefined settings include Steady, Wobbly, Hasty and Architectural, each of which can be modified to produce custom settings that can be saved and recalled for future use.

Create many effects

By modifying amplitude, steps, overshoot and undershoot, you can achieve many effects. The control for setting amplitude for vertical lines yields a more realistic effect for architectural drawing.

The pen control allows you to select the type of pen used for the drawing. Settings range from Ball Pen to Ink Pen. The Ink Pen setting adds a splutter or thickening to the beginning of each line.

The effects can be applied by layer or by color. Individual styles can be applied to each layer/color, or turned off completely. Additionally, you can choose which CAD objects to sketch (such as lines, polylines, circles, text, etc.).

You can also add special effects and backgrounds to your sketched drawings. Backgrounds can be solid fills, gradient fills, and tiled images.

Additionally, you can save/retrieve sketch settings for individual drawings.

Save to a variety of file formats

Sketched drawings can be printed, copied to the Windows Clipboard, saved to PDF, or saved to a variety of bitmapped file formats for further processing with a graphics application.

Program Features

With CADsketch you can create hand-drawn effects directly from your CAD drawings.

CADsketch allows you to quickly and easily create hand-drawn effects from AutoCAD DWG/DXF and HPGL PLT files.

The program can hand-render your drawings to create a sketched look. The program takes the lines in your drawings and applies random changes to them. Each line comes out slightly differently, so the results are not predictable.

Features List:

  • Compatible with Windows Vista
  • AutoCAD not required
  • Quickly and easily create hand-drawn effects
  • Add solid, gradient-fill, and tiled backgrounds
  • Add special effects to your sketched drawings
  • Supports DWG, DXF and HPGL (PLT) file formats
  • Supports all versions of AutoCAD - file versions 2.5 to 2011
  • Save your sketched drawings to AutoCAD DWG and DXF
  • Save sketched drawings to Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format)
  • Save sketched drawings to BMP, GIF, JPG, PCX, PNG, PPM, TGA, TIF, EMF file formats
  • Copy sketched drawings to the Windows Clipboard
  • Save and retrieve sketch settings for individual drawings
  • Extensive print functionality
  • Browser style forward/back buttons allow easy file navigation
  • Zoom and pan drawings
  • Rotate drawings
  • View drawings in model and paper space
  • Layers control
  • Supports line weights
  • Support for external references
  • Render True Type fonts
  • Modify color and visibility of layers
  • Quick Text option for faster display
  • Print drawings to scale, or scaled to fit
  • Print drawings to scale on multiple pages
  • Preview drawings before printing
  • Map colors to pen widths on printing.
  • Include date/time/scale/comments/watermark on printed output
  • Directory browse feature
  • Intuitive multiple document interface
  • Drag-and-drop functionality

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

[Q] What's the difference between CADSketch and SketchCAD?

[A] CADSketch is a simple tool to take existing CAD drawings and apply a hand drawn sketch look to them whilst SketchCAD is the name of a powerful complete CAD software bundle that allows you to model using SketchUp and accurately produce drawings using RealCAD.

System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista or XP

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