The new version offers support for Windows 8.1 Pro and the latest DXF/DWG file format, as well as new colour image integration and editing technology
Cambridge, UK and Pittsford, NY – 16 April 2014: CAD hobbyists and small businesses can now benefit from the latest version of CAD Schroer’s free drafting package for Windows and Linux, released just months after its commercial counterpart.
Latest free CAD release: MEDUSA4 Personal 5.2.1
MEDUSA4 Personal 5.2.1 introduces new flexibility when positioning and formatting dimensions
Users can visit the MEDUSA4 Personal pages on the CAD Schroer website for their free license and download
Private, non-commercial use, and the deployment of the software for educational and research purposes is completely free of charge. Businesses do not have to pay for the software, only for commercially viable results. Companies wishing to use the software commercially can do so on a pay-per-result basis. The CSG eSERVICES portal unlocks MEDUSA4 Personal drawings for unlimited commercial use.
Updates in Line with Latest Technologies
MEDUSA4 Personal 5.2.1 includes an update to the excellent CADConvert DXF/DWG interface for importing CAD data in DXF/DWG format up to the latest version. The software now also runs on Windows 8 Pro and 8.1 Pro.
Colour Image Integration
The MEDRaster module for integrating and editing images in CAD sheets now benefits from the latest raster editing technology supported by ImageMagick®. Raster editing performance has been further improved as a result, and there is a new option for saving sheets as black and white TIFFs.
Version 5.2.1 introduces new technology to speed up colour image editing within CAD drawings
Drafting and Dimensioning Tool Enhancements
Further enhancements in the Smart Drafting Tool for dynamic design editing in MEDUSA4 5.2.1 include new functionality for creating perpendicular arcs relative to the previous line segment drawn. Dimensioning enhancements include new options for dimension text positioning and formatting of unscaled dimensions.
The free high end CAD suite, which was launched in 2006, is used by hobby engineers and professionals in 165 countries. Updates and new versions are released regularly.