QCAD was a CAD package from Strong Computers for drawings with glyph notation, in either green or white ink.

The program included a library of 97 standard electronic symbols, including capacitors, op amps, diodes, transformers and a range of IC pin-outs in a variety of package types.

You could use the included program QCOMP to add your own libraries.

Advertised features included:

  • Supplied complete with user manual
  • Extended electronic symbol set
  • High resolution screen dumps to most printers
  • Set and manipulate symbols - move - copy, etc
  • Save and load diagrams
  • Back up service included
  • Unprotected software to transfer to any media
  • Design your own symbol set

We assume this is the package mentioned in QL User (November 1985) as QLCAD

We have come across some correspondence which suggests that this program may have been withdrawn by Strong due to a bug in the "compiler".


Title: QCAD
Language: Unknown
Author: Unknown
Publisher: Strong Computers
Year of Publication: 1985
Platforms Suitable for: Unknown
Commercial Status: Commercial
Price as at Octember 1985: £39.95
Reviews: QL User (November 1985)
Sources Available from: n/a
Latest Version available from: Unknown

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