£731
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12
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, June 10 2016 10:36 AM UTC +00:00
Microspot LtdBy Microspot Ltd
First created
Microspot LtdBy Microspot Ltd
First created
£731
pledged of £30,000pledged of £30,000 goal
12
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, June 10 2016 10:36 AM UTC +00:00

About

Having been in the software industry for over 30 years we have a pretty good idea on what works and what doesn't when it comes to CAD. Our flagship product, MacDraft Professional, which a lot of you may be aware of, has been an incredibly successful design & drafting app for the Mac since 1996 and we have strived to improve it regularly since then. The success of MacDraft allowed us to create PC Draft in 1998.

After upgrading PC Draft to version 5 in 2003 we realised that it was in fact MacDraft that was making us more money and our emphasis was to push that rather than PC Draft. Over the last couple of years we have had an overwhelming response from customers to create a modernised, new and powerful app similar to both PC Draft & MacDraft for Windows so we are looking to create PC Draft 6 and bring it to life in 2016!

What we need is your help to make this dream a reality. PC Draft 6 will be a 2D CAD & Drafting application for Windows. Despite being easy to use and affordable PC Draft will boast all of the necessary tools to create beautiful, technical and intricate, schematics, floor plans and illustrations. It will have the most up to date DWG file support to make it link seamlessly to AutoCAD and MacDraft. We are also planning to include the ability to directly open and edit MacDraft files which is something else you have all been asking for!

We have a HUGE list of features we want in PC Draft 6 including the following:

  • Updated / Modernised user interface
  • Unlimited Layers Palette 
  • Default System Fonts
  • Customisable Scales
  • Linear, Radial Gradient Fills
  • Linear, Radial Gradient Strokes
  • Huge Drawing Size (178" x 178")
  • Ability to read MacDraft files
  • Ability to read older/legacy files
  • The latest DWG file support
  • Native support for Jpeg, PNG, BMP, TIFF
  • Multitouch support (ability to port the software to windows tablets)
  • Tool palette, Dimension palette, Resize palette
  • So much more!

It was only touched on above but one of the biggest features of this project is to get PC Draft 6 available on Windows based tablets. This puts CAD drafting, illustration, floor planning, anything 2D in fact literally in the palm of your hand! Take your files from you machine onto your tablet with the click of a button. 

On top of all of this we have, what we consider to be, one of the best customer bases in the world, they are always on hand to help us with feedback and ideas regarding product enhancements, so if you can think of anything yourself that you would like added just drop us an email!

We have some very early concepts of what the software could look like!

PC Draft 6 Black Theme Concept 1
PC Draft 6 Black Theme Concept 1
PC Draft 6 Orange Theme Concept 2
PC Draft 6 Orange Theme Concept 2
PC Draft Orange Theme Concept 2 With Palettes Open
PC Draft Orange Theme Concept 2 With Palettes Open
PC Draft Simple Theme Concept 3
PC Draft Simple Theme Concept 3
PC Draft 6 Palette Concept
PC Draft 6 Palette Concept
PC Draft Icon Concept
PC Draft Icon Concept

This has been something we have wanted to do for years but the rapid evolution of Mac technology has meant we have needed to keep a focus on updating MacDraft. The release of our latest version has given us the opportunity to turn our efforts on to PC and we can't wait to get this project started with all of you. This won't be just OUR product, it will be all of OURS so any help you can give will be unbelievably appreciated. 

Thank you, from all of the Microspot Team. 

Risks and challenges

This is our first KickStarter project and as its based around software development the biggest risk involved is time. I can tell you that we have been quoted 3 months for this project to be completed but thats it going smoothly and us not finding bugs or adding additional features along the way!

We cover bug testing in house and will have round the clock updates from our developers which we will share with you as soon as they tell us any positive or negative news.

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    PC Draft 6 PE Free upon project completion!
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    PC Draft 6 Pro upon project completion!
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    3x PC Draft 6 Pro upon project completion!
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