Free GstarCAD MC For iPad

Chinese CAD software developer Gstarsoft has released its 2D viewer and editor for the iPad called GstarCAD MC. “MC” standing for “Mobile Client”. According to the press release:

GstarCAD MC enables users to create, edit, mark up, and share CAD drawings directly on the Apple iPad. The new software works with OCF files, which can be converted from DWG and DXF files quickly using GstarCAD for Windows running on desktop or laptop computers. The OCF format has been optimized to display CAD drawings accurately and quickly on iPads, as well as to ensure that fonts are never missing. OCF files are conveniently transferred from PCs to iPads through Apple’s iTunes software.

I always wanted to know how a human finger could match the accuracy of a mouse pointer needed to create accurate drawings. GstarCAD MC has entity grips. But then your fat finger will block your view of the grip. So they have a small magnification window to the side which lets you see where your finger is currently at.

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In this first version you can draw some basic entities and measure distances.

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You can also edit drawings by erasing, copying, moving, rotating and scaling entities.

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GstarCAD MC is free and you can get it from here.

  • Wendy212586

    I tried this GstarCAD on my iPAD, it is very interesting

  • Bhigini

    It’s an interesting application, but does anyone know what’s the diffrence between GstarCAD MC and AutoCAD WS?

  • Monica

    GstarCAD MC VS AutoCAD WSGstarCAD MC:  V1.0.0.0AutoCAD WS: V1.3Drawing nameSize of DWGSize of OCFTestOpen by GStarCAD MC(s)Open By AutoCAD WS(s)Difference(s)Chinese tradition Architecture857K1119K12.57.75.5622.68.332.38.1Average2.478.03Drawing of building1033K2097K17.323.112.727.016.237.220.3Average7.1719.87General Plan of community1860K1964K14.615.811.3324.613.334.618.7Average4.615.93Mechanical Lift556K667K11.28.16.421.17.631.37.1Average1.207.60Analysis:1. When Open a Drawing by AutoCAd WS, it need to connect to the server to check the amendments, so it is comparatively slow 2. AutoCAD WS file is located in the server, we could not know the size of the drawings.3. GstarCAD MC uses a special data fomat called OCF, so it is stable and convenient to open the drawings

  • Monica

    please send email to monica@gstarcad.net  and i will send you a document about the difference between GstarCAD MC and AutoCAD WS

  • Anonymous

    Great job on the site, it looks outstanding. I am going to save it and will make sure to check often

  • YAY – 500 quid to draw a plate with a hole!

    • Anonymous

      GstarCAD MC is free.

  • Monica

    http://www.staricad.net/docts/GstarCAD2011iPro_ENG_SP110818.exe
    This is the version which includes the tranformation tool from dwg to ocf

  • Monica

    yes, it is free

  • Monica

    As far as i know, only Gstarsoft and Autodesk can provide such kind of portable CAD software.
    From some facets, GstarCAD MC has better performance than AutoCAD WS.

  • Monica

    i installed GstarCAD MC in my Ipad, and brought it to building site, it is really very convenient

  • Blue

    i will try too

  • Blue

    i will try too

  • javier_perez_moreno

    Hi, I´like to know how to transfer ocf to dwg files.What`s the name of the program? or a link.Thanks.