Hot Door CADtools9.1.0

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A powerful and intuitive Adobe Illustrator plugin that allows you to insert CAD-specific objects and drawings into your projects

editor's review





Adobe Illustrator offers you a lot of tools for drawing vectorial graphics, although it offers little support for more technical projects, which are usually built with CAD programs. This can be improved and avoided using plugins, one of them being Hot Door CADtools.

The application provides you with several functions and features that help you create complex technical vector drawings from within Adobe Illustrator, projects that would usually be handled with a CAD program. Being a plugin, the utility needs Adobe Illustrator installed and running on your computer in order to be properly used.

Intuitive vector graphic designer which mimics CAD features

The program helps you construct and develop projects from within Adobe Illustrator, using drawing and editing tools normally found to CAD applications. This way, you do not have to download or buy such a complex utility for just several projects.

By simply integrating with Adobe Illustrator, Hot Door CADtools allow you to approach more technical vector projects only when you need to, and keep using the main application as intended.

Powerful graphical utility with CAD-specific features

Using the tools and drawing panels provided by Hot Door CADtools, you are able to quickly insert complex horizontal, vertical, and axonometric lines, circles, and labels, as well as vectorial(linear, grid, or radial) paths and arcs.

Furthermore, each of these trigonometrical objects can be easily handled and duplicated or edited, so that they optimally fit into your projects. On top of that, they can quickly and detailedly be enriched with complex mathematical shapes, such as compact fractions, filled label shapes, and dimension line extensions.


To sum it up, Hot Door CADtools offers you all the necessary CAD-specific tools for quickly and efficiently developing technical vector graphics for your projects, all from within Adobe Illustrator.

Hot Door CADtools was reviewed by Andrei Fercalo
Last updated on August 11th, 2015
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