Drafting software costing from
$80 to $800 can give you
features and power once the
domain of mainframe computers.
MacDraft offers easy, attractive sketching, but without precision. Here is a kitchen floor plan
from MacDraft printed on the Apple Imagewriter.
BY BILL SMITH
Just as word processors have changed the way many people write,
computer-aided design and drafting systems will probably change the way you
draw. Switching from traditional drawing methods to computer-aided design,
however, does have its complications. Besides the cost of the hardware and
software, you can expect to spend quite a bit of time setting up the equipment
and learning how to operate even basic CAD features. Mistakes and