Back to the Drawing Board
Back to the Drawing Board is a powerful 2D CAD and technical drawing app. It is the perfect tool for creating 2D plans, elevations, details, schematics, diagrams, and charts on your Windows device. Back to the Drawing Board takes full advantage of the unique features of Windows to provide a great drawing experience on desktops, laptops and tablets. It is an affordable CAD solution for businesses, consumers, students or anyone who needs to produce quick, accurate technical drawings. Take advantage of our free 15-day trial and see what you can create with Back to the Drawing Board.More
- Insert and edit JPEG, PNG and PDF bitmap images
- Import SVG and DXF drawings, export to PDF, DXF, SVG, PNG and JPEG
- Rich drawing primitives include lines, circles, arcs, ellipses, rectangles, irregular polygons and b-splines.
- Automatic linear and angular dimensioning.
- High-quality text rendering using OpenType font technology
- Assign attributes including layers, colors, line weights, line types, fills and fonts.
- Create groups and symbols, include in symbol libraries, insert in linear or radial arrays.
- Use grids and rulers to simplify dimensional drawing.
- Work in English or metric units, "engineer's" or "architect's" scale.
- Enter points using your mouse, stylus or touch.
- Enter exact values using absolute, delta or polar coordinates.
- Snap to grids, objects, normals and tangents.
- Measure precise distances, angles, and area.
- Easily move, copy, delete, transform and group objects.
- Powerful line and arc editing features.
- View your drawing full-screen for an immersive experience, or pin the control panel for instant access to important functions.
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- Approximate size
- Age rating
For ages 6 and upMore
- Supported operating systems
Windows 10Windows 8.1
- Supported processors
- Supported languages
English (United States)
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- Additional terms
Use your webcamAccess your Internet connectionUse your pictures library
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New in this release: Insert and edit JPEG, PNG and PDF bitmap images Export PDF files Import SVG files Offset/Offset copy Extend/Trim Snap to intersection points Freehand drawing Import DXF drawings, export to DXF, SVG, PNG and JPEG Insert symbols and copy objects in linear and radial arrays Draw complex line types Create drawing templates Insert symbols in lines and double lines See http://drawingboardapp.com/features/release for the full list.
Back to the Drawing Board
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Not worth it yet, do not buy
The app works, mostly. But it's not very smart about pen and touch input. The tools are clunky and difficult to reach. It still hasn't been updated for Windows 10. It frequently bugs out. It can't export or save large files. Image export does not export the graph lines. It's exactly the kind of app I need, but in its present state it is more frustration than it's worth. A pen and paper and scanner is better, faster, and cheaper.More
So much potential to this app, very smooth and powerful, but the user interface and control scheme frustrates to no other end. Would be perfect for wiring diagrams and such.More
A great app for a great price!
This is not AutoCAD, so don't expect AutoCAD. Do, however, expect a great and functional CAD program that does a lot for a small price. When you have several people that need to make basic drawings, but not the hundreds and hundreds of dollars for an Autodesk product, BTTDB shines! Its fairly easy to use and, once you get used to moving around through it, you can get a lot done fast. Excellent!More
Works well for simple drafting projects.
This app works really well for 2D drafting projects. I have used it for planning shelving projects, furniture plans, and landscape plans. The touch inputs take a little getting used to. Overall for an inexpensive app this works really well.More
It's been easy to use
The app was easy to learn. I like it's simple interface and many options.More
Lots of potential but not user-friendly
This program looks like it could have lots of potential to be a powerful program but unfortunately it's not very user friendly. I am constantly drawing lines by accident or connecting a new point to the last point. I doubt they've ever did any kind of testing with users completely new to the product and watch how frustrating it is to learn. Nothing is intuitive about this program. Hopefully they improve it's usability.More
Amazing Drawing/Design Tool for Cheap Price
It's quite a surprise to see how sophisticated of a drawing tool you can buy for little money.More
Great Program, If it worked every day.
Exactly what I need in a drawing program. Simple but capable. Unfortunately it has days when it randomly decides not to open giving no error message or explanation. Destroys my workflow and productivity. Would have 5 if it worked all the time. The one problem it has is big enough to drop it to 1.More
High Camp Software responded on 2/10/2016
Douglas, would you mind contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org? We would like to look into this. Thanks!More
Excellent program for novice users like me
Good tutorial that provides basic information. There are lots of features that are probably not well explained -- would be helpful to have more elaborate tutorial/documentation. Would also be helpful to have a secondary market for designs that have been done. I do not know how folks would get paid but the idea still has merit.More