NaroCAD gets forward in usability and look&feel, but also in functionality.
WPF porting of the "old" NaroCAD was ported to WPF equivalents, so as of today only OpenCascade View and the Grid View are non WPF controls (OpenCascade is for obvious reasons), but the TreeView and Lua dialogs are also ported. Are also applied WPF styles to frames and controls, giving to NaroCAD a dark-cool appearance.
Internal changes are also disruptive so you may expect crashes and some problems with this preview build as the actions can be defined as intermediate states shapes. Also the shapes can be filled (some of them, that are ported to the new command line components) with mixed data from command line control and mouse clicks. Command line for points will be able to use relative coordinate in this way: a regular coordinate is setup as 0, 0, 0 (or any floating point way like: i.e. -0.231, .23, 10 ) and the subsequent coordinates can be defined by reusing the old coordinate simply by keeping a blank space between commas or adding/substracting using the r letter like: 0, , -23r (meaning that X coordinate is 0, Y coordinate is from previous Y and Z is the previous Z subtracted 23).
As we will continue to make it more stable you will enjoy rich help from one side and simpler definitions for creating new shapes and so.
An interesting opinion from a free software creator points out that if you will want that your (free) project to change in the direction that you intend to, you should contribute with it. The topic generator gets the idea that anyone that gets in a community, it should stride to get a role. So, just in case you are interested in contributing to NaroCAD, just as testing this release or adapting it to your specific needs, you can drop here a line.
To try this release, download it from here.