You thrive when you are solving problems.
You suffer when you are doing menial jobs.
You’re an engineer.
We at CAD Booster know that making drawings is not the most fun job in the world.
SOLIDWORKS asks you the same questions over and over again:
Which template, which sheet format, which 3D view, which 2D views, which blocks, which BOM, which cut list, which flat pattern.
It gets old quick.
That is why we created Drew.
We understand that drawings are important though. Now and in the future.
CAD Trends 2018-2019 research by Business Advantage shows that about 70% of engineers use drawings now. 68% say they will use them in five years time.
Drawings are not going anywhere.
We also think making drawings lets you find mistakes in your 3D designs. Because, as I wrote when we first released Drew:
Your brain works differently when you create a 2D drawing.
To help you get the most out of your day, we are releasing Drew version 2.0 to the world today.
It’s the best version so far, and it is going to get even better.
It’s been a little over a year when we released Drew for the first time.
Since then we added some great functionality:
I’m actually surprised by this list myself. It’s such an awesome list of tools.
1: The 3D view and main view are now optional. You can toggle them on and off and AutoFit will update the sheet.
2: Quickly update the main view rotation.
The text box on the left shows the current angle (in degrees). Click the buttons to rotate the view 90 degrees.
3: Check which part a balloon is linked to.
We introduced our Balloon Checker in Drew 1.9. We now added a smart tooltip that tries to find the component name and its quantity. That makes it easier to identify components that still need a balloon.
Drew supports you in three distinct phases in the life cycle of a drawing:
Drew is already very good at creating new drawings. So we will focus more on editing and reviewing existing drawings.
Do you have a feature request? Awesome, send it to us via firstname.lastname@example.org and you’ll always get a reply.
You can try out Drew for free. All features are available and setting it up only takes about 2 minutes:
Full licenses can be purchased in our shop for only €99 per network license per month.
We also added a bunch of articles to our Knowledge Base and updated all existing articles. So head over there first if you have any questions.