AUSTIN, Texas — (BUSINESS WIRE) — December 18, 2013 — Ashlar-Vellum announces the official release of Graphite version 9, their 2D/3D wireframe drafting program on both Mac and Windows. Graphite v9 precision CAD software has been upgraded with new and enhanced features.
The familiar Graphite interface has been updated in version 9 to include optionally larger text and new icons that are easier to read on super-high resolution monitors. Also new to the version are tool tips with click-through hyperlinks to documentation. New functionality in v9 includes the Stretch tool and the Copy along Path tool. The import/export capabilities have also been enhanced to include the latest DXF/DWG support up to 2013, PDF import and enhanced PDF export. With a new Unicode core, Graphite supports multiple foreign languages and alphabets for both the interface and the drawing document.
“Graphite is the quickest way to capture, present and produce your ideas. With a self-learning curve averaging about 180 minutes for those with no previous CAD experience, Graphite naturally becomes an easy extension of the designer and the design process,” said Robert Bou, president of Ashlar-Vellum.
Graphite v9 is a paid upgrade for those using Graphite v8 or for Cobalt and Xenon v8 users with a companion license to Graphite. Upgrades are available from previous versions from the past 10 years, with prices varying according to the age of the software.
Founded in 1988, Ashlar-Vellum is the leading provider of precision CAD and 3D modeling software that automates and simplifies the design process for drafting, design, and engineering professionals on both Macintosh and Windows platforms. Ashlar-Vellum's unique Organic Workflow™ featuring their renowned Vellum® user interface and powerful toolsets have earned the loyalty of innovators around the world. Ashlar-Vellum operates from its headquarters in Austin, Texas. To learn more call +1 800-877-2745 or visit www.ashlar.com.