The highlight of CADopia Professional is its highly intuitive and interactive user interface. For drawing various shapes, you do not have to keep on searching for the tools of your choice; you can easily find them in three different ways:
1) In the top toolbar, below the menu bar, you can see the icons of various shapes like line, polyline, spline, freehand, circle, etc.; clicking any of these icons lets you draw the specific shape. [See Image 2]
2) In the menu bar, there is an Insert menu that offers options to insert various shapes (line, circle, ellipse, polygon, etc.). You can select the shape you want in your drawing, and adjust its size. [See Image 3]
3) The third option to use various drawing tools is by typing commands similar to the ones used in AutoCAD. There are different commands for different shapes and you have to input them at the bottom of CADopia's main window. You can specify the starting point of the shape, or the size, or other relevant parameters in the commands window. Due to this facility, AutoCAD users will surely find themselves at home with CADopia. [See Image 4]
Besides the drawing tools, there are many other tools available below the menu bar, including move, rotate, 3D rotate, mirror, 3D mirror, and more. [See Image 5] Understanding and using the icons is quite easy. If you do not understand any icon, there is exhaustive help that describes all the features and tools of CADopia.
There are layers, which are like the overlays that you use in manual drafting. [See Image 5] You use layers to organize different types of drawing information. Every drawing has at least one layer, the default layer, named "0."
There is a thin windowpane towards the extreme right of the main window. From here, you can pick up useful tools like Redraw, Pan, Zoom, and a few others. [See Image 6]
If you want to use Microsoft VBA or AutoLisp in your drawings, you can easily choose these applications from the Tools menu. [See Image 7]
Overall, the user interface of CADopia is such that most of the tools are available near your working area. You do not have to waste time in searching for tools; nor do you have to travel large distances across the screen to use them.