486DX, 16Mb RAM, 20Mb hard disk space, 256-colour 800×600 SVGA, Win95 or NT4.0
Dell Dimension XPS D333 Pentium II with 128Mb RAM, STB Velocity 128, Win95
DesignCAD LT replaces the old DesignCAD 2D product. It’s essentially a 2D version of DesignCAD 97, with limited 3D capabilities. You don’t get Boolean solid operations and surfacing, and the rendering tools are replaced with an extremely basic flat shader. Otherwise, just about everything is still there, including the macro language, dimension styles, bitmap tracer and text attributes. The removal of the 3D features in this case has given us a simpler and better-focussed product than its big brother – it’s actually quite a nice program for 2D-only work, and should hold its own against the likes of AutoSketch and TurboCAD.