Thursday, January 31, 2013

Web version updated

The web version of PadCAD has been updated.  It's now identical to the iPad version of 1.8.4.  This brings into parity all the versions of PadCAD, including the desktop versions, the iPad versions and the Android versions.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Desktop versions of PadCAD now available

Both the PC and the Mac versions of PadCAD are now ready for download.  As with the tablet versions, they are free to use and evaluate but if you wish to save or export your drawings, you must upgrade the app.  A fee of $17.99 will apply for an upgrade.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Where is my drawing?!?!

A general complaint we've been getting here at Plugworks lately is that an exported PadCAD drawing never arrives at the users email account.  In general, we've noticed that the drawings that were exported sometimes seem to end up in a user's spam folder for some reason.  So, if you export a PadCAD drawing but it never gets to your email account, check your spam folder, it might just be there!

PadCAD vs PadCAD Lite

There seems to be a bit of confusion out there as to the difference between PadCAD and PadCAD Lite.  Basically, PadCAD Lite is meant to be an evaluation app.  It is functionally identical to PadCAD, but it's free.  The only difference is that PadCAD Lite does not export or save your drawings, otherwise it's identical to PadCAD.

Once a user evaluates PadCAD Lite and decides she likes the app, she can either upgrade through the app or buy it directly through Apple's app store.

PC & Mac versions coming soon!

Dear PadCAD users,

We are hard at work developing a Mac and a PC version of PadCAD.  If there are any features or symbols you'd like to see included in the new versions, please drop us a line at

PadCAD Version 1.8.4 is out

Versions 1.8.4 of PadCAD and PadCAD lite are finally out. Thank you for your patience. If you have a newer iPad and the icons have been rendering at half the size of what they should be, please upgrade your app. Be sure to backup all your drawings to the server before upgrading (just in case). As always, feel free to drop us a line if you have any questions or concerns. You can email us at

NOTE : The Android version of PadCAD (version 1.8.4) has been available for a few days now and is available both through the Goole play store and the Amazon app store