ZWCAD Helps a 79-year-old Volunteer Design Automated Watering System

GUANGZHOU, China — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 14, 2016ZWSOFT, one of the world's leading suppliers of advanced CAD/CAM solutions for the manufacturing industry, is proudly to announce that ZWCAD has helped a 79-year-old volunteer design automated watering system for a community garden and was praised “one of the best” CADs he’d ever used.

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Jim Duthie is a 79-year-old retired designer in Australia who used to work for Ford Motor Co. When Hampton Park Uniting Church decided to use part of their ground to develop a community garden and show people how to grow their own food, Jim volunteered to join their committee to make it happen. However, during the summer, plants would brown or die easily in the hot Australian sun when many garden plot owners do not have the time to water their plots or have to take their summer holidays. An automated watering system to provide regular water supply to the plants in the garden is urgently needed.

Design with ZWCAD

Jim became one of the very first CAD users in the world when designers began to go paperless decades ago, and prior to ZWCAD, he has used 6 to 7 other CADs. When he first tried out ZWCAD in 2013, he was amazed to find that ZWCAD was among the very few that ran on his computer without the image lines flickering while maintaining a seamless compatibility to mainstream CAD software.

With his previous experience using ZWCAD, Jim felt it would be an ideal choice for his needs. So he immediately reached out to see if ZWCAD might be able to help, and ZW3D was happy to answer the call as part of the effort.


During their preparation, Jim and his partner measured the garden and wrote down all necessary dimensions before they drew the layout. Leveraging ZWCAD, they were allowed to draw lines and different shapes quickly and mark them with distinguishable colors. Also, in order to better illustrate, they annotated every object with texts and specific dimensions. Jim found ZWCAD familiar to use. As a 79-year-old new user, he didn’t have to learn the software again from scratch.

Compared to other CAD software he tried out, “ZWCAD is one of the best, if it’s not the best CAD that I have ever used,” Jim found. “Summing up ZWCAD is the only CAD software which has the speed, adaptability and capability of AutoCAD which as a user met all requirements at a fraction of the cost. Thank goodness there is an affordable professional CAD program now available for not only users like myself but for businesses that need this software.”


ZWCAD Software Co., Ltd. is an international CAD software provider through its network of over 300 partners in 80+ countries and regions. Its product ZWCAD is used by CAD designers across the AEC and MCAD industries.





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