An Atari version was also available around Among the features that made the original Drafix stand out when compared to the much more expensive AutoCAD were the ease of learning, the variety of dimensioning available out of the box, including relative dimensions, and being able to draw new primitives line, circle, square, etc. One limitation of the first DOS release was that it needed to store all of a drawing in RAM , while editing and could not use any sort of swapping. This limited the size of the drawings. One important limitation was that while Drafix was a complete drawing tool at a reasonable price for many industries, especially architecture and industrial design with relatively small drawings, it lacked the extendability AutoCAD had thanks to its LISP interpreter. This allowed Drafix to offer features to help automate reporting such as cost estimation and part list generation.
Verified Purchase Re: Thompson's comment I made a macro to do the transform operation he is referring to.