55 people who bought this rated it 4.55 out of 5
“I recently (2 years ago) purchased a laser engraving machine for work , and the results are always best when imported as vector graphics so i tried inkscape , coreldraw and Illustrator , all of which i found a little daunting , then i was recommended to try draw plus 6 by Serif. I tried it and immediately upgraded to version 8.
I fond this software far easier to work my way around , it has almost everything i needed without being to over complicated and the simplify option reduces the nodes instantly which is a must in my laser software.
I am not an experienced artist , and it has taken some time for me to master tracing complex drawings (this i anticipated) but the results speak for themselves.
Simple operations like moving the image from the back to the front in one click , and the group un group function which stares you in the face , like a constant reminder are so useful for a novice like myself.
I do agree with an earlier feedback comment that "convert the path/stroke to an outline" would be useful, i guess this is similar to Coreldraw's "convert outline to object" function which is for me the only missing function !
All in all , i am delighted with Serif and my customers are all delighted with the results too
“Couldnt ask for a more complete, easy to use vector graphics software, it has all the features i need, and all the tools i use to create all my assets, thanks for such an awesome product”
“I've used this product for years, my favorite drawing program. So easy to use, yet can do thing only expected to find in high end programs. My only wish, they made it for Apple, just switched , can't find a program that is as simple, yet as powerful. Thank you for an excellent program.”
“Draw plus X6 I like the program. I would like to be able to enter size data from the keyboard. Ie: make the line 2.45 inches. I also was disappointed that I didn't get more than one brush.”
“The most reason for me to upgrade is new ROSTRUM CAMERA option, because I am trying to do some animation slide for digital sign.
The Rostrum camera have some bugs, it’s crashed when setup time for slide frames...every video clip just under 5 second, the layout for slide size 8" x11"
I might learn more... and wish the program improving soon
My Pro-Show Gold 5 run fast and excellence with this desktop:
Window 8.1, AMD -A10 Elite Quad core, 12 MB- RAM and 2 Tb. hard drives.”
“I have had serious problems with DrawPlus X8. At unpredictable moments the program causes my computer to freeze up with the only remedy being to unplug the computer itself, resulting in loss of work and much frustration. It also refuses to allow me to export pictures on a regular basis. The program is big and bloated and runs like a large engine with a fouled sparkplug. I have recently decided to scrap the program entirely deciding that its problems outweigh the benefits.”
“I just had a great customer service experience with Adam in the U.S. customer service department.
This is my first experience calling Serif, and I was impressed with how my questions were handled.
“Just getting started with some features I have not used in earlier versions. Looking good so far :-)”
“Love it. So easy to create your own designs. Sherif DrawPlus X8 is the best draw program I have ever used.”
“I just loaded Drawplus X8 and I was reading the right hand side of the screen, when I noticed that there was an addition allowing me to either put a fuzzy edge on my selected image or bezel.
I was very happy to see this, but it's since disappeared?
How do I bring it back?
Within a document, I tried to insert an image in the usual way, but it wouldn't let me, whereas I have been doing this with X6 ?
The images it wouldn't let in were pdf's?
That's it so far.”
“I'm really still getting to grips with what DrawPlus X8 can do, but, up to now, I'm enjoying it and quite impressed. The simple animation, learned from one of Serif's excellent video tutorials, is very easy to accomplish and gives hours of fun, if that's the kind of thing you fancy doing. I've also successfully recreated a couple of other non-animation projects seen in the many video tutorials available online.
The vector art is a little beyond my capabilities at the moment but I can see that it has great possibilities and will become easier with practice.
I had similar difficulties learning MoviePlus X6 but, having now learned a great deal more about it, I consider it an excellent program.
I would also praise Serif's technical support. I had trouble downloading the program and technical support got back to me very quickly with a solution, although I had already discovered that the download problem was at my end.
DrawPlus X8 is a great program which may well turn out to be excellent if enough time is spent learning it. There are many positive reviews on the web and I think they are well deserved.”
“i was used to Autocad, but your product gives me what i want in a much simpler way.”
“I can't really write much about this product at the moment because I have not really had a good chance of using it but I have had a good look through it and It is a good program and it is a good alternative then some of the more expensive programmes”
“I really like the improvements that is on Draw Plus 8. It's like everything is plug and play.”