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Apple Macintosh Software - MacDraft 1.2, 3½" Floppy Disk, 1985 Object Reg. No: HT 13657

MacDraft version 1.2 (by Innovative Data Design, Inc) is a two dimensional drafting package. MacDraft was introduced in 1985.

MacDraft is part of the evolution of vector drawing programs, which began with MacDraw. It is a precursor to Adobe Illustrator. In a vector program, objects are stored as mathematical equations and can thus be resized, reshaped and repositioned. It is to be differentiated from bitmap 'painting' programs such as MacPaint, where there are no such things as objects, merely 'paintings' comprising pixels which are 'on' or 'off'.

MacDraft was the first Macintosh software to provide dimensions of the objects being manipulated. MacDraft was a program which allowed more accurate object-oriented drawing than possible with MacDraw. It preceded other precision object-oriented drawing programs such as ArchiCAD. An object-oriented drawing program is one in which objects such as rectangles and circles can be drawn and manipulated.

This item is part of a representative collection of hardware, software, trade literature and promotional material that documents the history of the Apple company, and its contribution to, and impact on the computer industry and society.
Innovative Data Design MacDraft, version1.2 software package consisting of
MacDraft User's Manual
MacDraft User's Manual Supplement for version 1.2
3.5 inch disks
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Lecki Ord, 2006
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 45 mm (Height), 210 mm (Width), 248 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: computer aided design cad, computer aided drafting cad, computer graphics, computer software, computers, computing, drafting, drawing materials, innovation design
Themes this item is part of: Paint & Draw: The Difference - A Technical Comparison, Internet Macintosh User Group (iMug) Collection, The Apple Computer Story - Imaging 1987-1994, The Apple Computer Story - The Graphic User Interface 1983-1984, Engineering Collection, Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: software
Inscriptions: MacDraft for the Macintosh
Version 1.2
Innovative Data Design, Inc
1975 Willow Pass Road, Suite 8
Concord California
© 1985
Manufacturer: Innovative Data Design, Inc, Concord, California, United States of America, 1985

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