Back to the Drawing Board

Version 3.6 is now available!

A powerful 2D CAD app designed for modern versions of Windows

Back to the Drawing Board is a powerful 2D CAD and technical drawing app for modern versions of Windows (8.1 and higher). It is the perfect tool for creating 2D plans, elevations, details, schematics, diagrams, and charts on your Windows 10 device. Back to the Drawing Board takes full advantage of the unique features of Windows 10 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.

  • Import data from other applications using SVG or DXF
  • Export your drawing to PDF, SVG, DXF, PNG or JPEG
  • Create accurate scaled drawings from photographs
  • Rich drawing primitives include lines, double lines, leader lines, b-splines, rectangles, circles, arcs, ellipses, irregular polygons and bitmap images
  • Automatic linear and angular dimensioning
  • Typeset text quality with OpenType fonts
  • Assign attributes including layers, colors, line weights, line types, fills and fonts
  • User defined symbols with text attributes
  • Grids and rulers simplify dimensional drawing.
  • Work in English or metric units, engineering or architectural scales
  • 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 object editing features
  • View your drawing full-screen for an immersive experience, or pin the control panel for instant access to important functions

Create scaled drawings from photographs by removing the effects of perspective

Interchange data with AutoCAD and other CAD applications using the DXF format

Automatic dimensioning in English or Metric units, full support for architectural scales

Snap to grids, objects, normals and tangents

Create, save and reuse symbols

Assign properties including layers, colors, line weights, line types, fills and fonts

Measure precise distances, angles, and area

Single line or multi-line text with flexible positioning and styling options