May 15, 2012 – Press Release


Major Release Includes New Features and Enhancements

NOVATO, Calif., May 15, 2012 –
IMSI/Design, maker of TurboCAD®, the #1 best-selling CAD in retail, and DoubleCAD™, the market's leading alternative to AutoCAD LT® (NASD: ADSK), announced a major upgrade to its popular home professional CAD offering, DesignCAD® 3D Max v22.

"DesignCAD blends simplicity and power," stated Bob Mayer, COO of IMSI/Design. "No other CAD more effectively services the hobbyist and home professional than DesignCAD."

DesignCAD 3D Max v22 includes many new features and enhancements, including:

  • New Print Section Command lets you specify a subsection of your drawing to be printed
  • Enhanced Print to PDF Printing multiple panels to PDF format now results in just one multipage PDF file
  • New Double Line to Vector Command converts double-line object(s) to normal vectors using the currently-active line style and line width
  • Larger, more versatile Layer Options dialog box redesigned to maximize the amount of layer information displayed. Plus many new capabilities have been added
  • New File Wizard now offers options to Ignore Shading Flags and Ignore View Data, just like the options that were already present in the Open dialog
  • New “Same As” button in the Hatch dialog box allows you to easily match the style of the hatch being drawn to an existing hatch entity
  • New Coordinate bar field width option to display more digits or larger fonts in the coordinate bar up to the width of your screen
  • New Layers List additional width to see longer layer names in the Info Box and Layer Toolbox
  • Improved 2D and 3D Drafting – Hatches, Dimensions, Filleting, Sweeps, and more
  • Improved DWG Import with the “Missing Xref” warning dialog that now offers options to skip some or all missing xrefs when importing
  • Improved DWG/DXF Export now exports longer layer names. We’ve also improved the export of paperspace layouts to DWG format

About DesignCAD 3D Max

DesignCAD 3D Max v22 is available directly from IMSI/Design and has a suggested retail price of $99.99 in the U.S. Visit for additional product information. Visit for user forums.

About IMSI/Design

IMSI/Design is the global leader in retail CAD (Computer Aided Design). With over 15 million products sold since 1988, IMSI/Design products include the award-winning TurboCAD®, TurboFLOORPLAN™, DesignCAD™, IDX® Renditioner, and DoubleCAD™ families of precision design applications. Please visit for more information.

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