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Flags of the World!

WordPress Flags Promotion

The Flags of the World graphics library is the perfect resource for all the clip art graphic content you need to create your cards, posters, invitations and personal documents. Including over 200 unique flags for the different countries of the world, not only that but with 3 different styles the library has many uses. With the different styles included in this library you can use the flags as icons, buttons and graphics for web, game and any other interactive content.

It is only $4.99/£2.99!! And can be used on OS 10.6 and above, on ANY MAc OSX application!

We had fun making it, so you’ll definitely enjoy using it for all your flag needs!

Check it out!

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Welcome Back!

A very Happy New Year to everyone! We hope your holiday period was enjoyable and full of cheer !

Now, back to business…products!

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We have a brand new Library that is available now!

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It is our Seasonal Graphics Library that currently contains over 120 seasonal graphics items for use with invites, greetings cards, posters and much more.

This release includes items for the seasonal celebrations between December and January and you can also look forward to updates giving more seasonal graphics as they arrive in the upcoming months.

With this Seasonal Graphics Library, the user/buyer, will have immediate access to free updates when they are released.

We are releasing new content (in addition to the existing library content) for most major festivals, holidays and celebrations throughout the year, so this is definitely a must have Library!

Our libraries are compatible and useable with every Mac OSX Application (10.6 and above).

Pop on over to our website and have a browse of all our fantastic products!

Links:

http://www.microspot.com

http://www.microspot.com/products/libraries/seasonal-graphics-library.htm

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Happy Holidays! From the Microspot Team!

xmas mailing WPTake advantage of 15% discount on all Microspot* products from the webstore until the 7th of January!

www.microspot.com

This promotion is not valid for use with all upgrades, manuals, training or other services and is only valid for use when purchasing full products from the Microspot webstore. This offer is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Microspot Ltd reserves the right to reject or cancel any purchase made at any time.

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Common Home Design Libraries

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Common Home Design Libraries

Includes over 160 commonly used parts for drawing new homes or remodeling projects. These libraries consists of common items that are time consuming and repetitive to draw. They are designed to drag & drop onto your drawings and can be ungrouped and modified easily if needed. The libraries include items for for use with desks, porches stairs, gable elevations and more.

For more information on these product and for more Microspot Products, please visit:

http://www.microspot.com/products/index.htm

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Complete Home Additions Plans

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Complete Home Additions Plans

Includes over 200 complete additions plans available in 6,8,10 and 12 roof pitch. These drag & drop libraries come ready for permitting, each will include a floor plan, foundation plan, sectional view and 3 elevations. Addition plans can be modified to meet your needs and each plan alone is worth $150 and can be ready for permitting in minutes.

For more information on these product and for more Microspot Products, please visit:

http://www.microspot.com/products/index.htm

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Complete Sectional & Elevation Drawings

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Complete Sectional & Elevation Drawings

Includes over 50 complete Sectional View (cross sections) drawings. Sectional views are one of the most time consuming plans to draw. Designed by a professional Home Building Designer these 50 Sectional view plans will cover almost any project you are working on. They can be used as is or can easily be modified for your particular plan.  Also included are gable elevation drawings to help you create an Elevated view fast and easy.

For more information on these product and for more Microspot Products, please visit:

http://www.microspot.com/products/index.htm

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Plan, Sectional & Elevation Components Library

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Plan, Sectional & Elevation Components

Includes over 300 commonly used drag & drop parts for drawing new homes or remodeling projects. These libraries are designed to use while drawing a home or addition plan. When building a plan you normally work using different layers, floor plans, sectional views, foundation and elevations. With these libraries you will have just what you need right there when you need it and they can be edited to suit your layout.

For more information on these product and for more Microspot Products, please visit:

http://www.microspot.com/products/index.htm

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MacDraft 6.0.6 Update!

We’ve released MacDraft 6.0.6 and DWG Viewer 1.7.5!! To coincide with this new release we’re offering 10% off of our content libraries with discount code “10ADLIB12” This offer has now expired.

Get over to the Microspot website for more great offers and more information on all our products!

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Imagine a world without design

Imagine a world without design, picture a time when creativity was never nurtured and monotony took president, then you are left with a boring, uninspired existence. Design is in everything we see on a day to day basis, the buildings, the roads, the shop fronts, posters, leaflets and much, much more. Design and illustration have been used as methods of communication since prehistoric times, where cave drawings were used to tell a story or communicate a particular scene. Before we had computers or printing presses, books, posters and other design means were all hand drawn. Now we are blessed with the ability to do all of this with the aid of computer software, that to a certain degree gives everyone the chance to have a creative spark, and inspires those that may not have the pencil-to-paper skills to give illustration or layout design a go. Don’t let your creativity be hindered by a lack of imagination, inspire your mind to design by taking the time to look through the eyes of your creative side.

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30 Years with Apple

In August 1980 after 16 years of making various electronic gadgets Microspot Ltd. became Apple Computer dealers and started developing software for the Apple II. Thus began a 30 year association with Apple which saw us developing software for CNC machining, plotter and printer drivers, 3D kitchen design, photo-editing and organizing, and continued to where we are now with MacDraft and Interiors for 2D CAD and 3D Interior design. In those 30 years we have sold thousands of products in hundreds of countries worldwide and hopefully provided good value to our customers. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers and our employees, in California and the UK, that made this journey a success.  We look forward to bringing you all many new products in the next 30.

1980 CNC Talker

CNC Talker was the company’s first software product. It enabled programs for Computer Numerically Controlled machine tools such as the Bridgeport vertical milling machine to be transferred between machine’s built in computer and an Apple II and written and edited in the Apple. Where one off or small production runs were needed, the machine could be busy machining whilst the operator was programming the next task for the machine on the Apple. There was also a facility to plot the programmed tool path on the Apple’s screen or on a pen plotter for verification before risking trying the program on the real machine.

1983 Planit

Planit was developed for a customer to do kitchen design. Back in the early eighties 3D design was near the limits of what microcomputers could do and the original Apple 3 version was rapidly moved to the Apple Lisa as soon as these 16/32 bit computers became available. Subsequently moved to the much cheaper and faster Apple Mac the program was sold around the world before development was taken in house by the original customer. With this agreement, Microspot made spin off products Mac Interiors and Mac I.D. (Interior Design) These were later totally re-written using QuickDraw3D and became 3DWorld which was once demonstrated in a keynote speech at MacWorld SF, to show what Apple’s 3D technology was capable of and it was also bundled with one of Apple’s Mac computers.

1984 MacPlot

About the same time as Planit was moved to Mac, Microspot introduced a pen plotter driver program to go with it called MacPlot. This was subsequently developed into a full driver and under contract to Apple, was bundled with MacDraw 2 (aka Claris Draw) and MacProject as well as being sold as a stand alone product to work with any raster drawing product such as MacDraft and MiniCAD which became VectorWorks. When large format raster printers became available, special versions of MacPlot were produced for them, driving electrostatic, laser, thermal transfer, dye sublimation and ink jet printers. The name was changed to Graphic Pack and Ultra Graphic Pack.

1986 MacPalette

Microspot also made one small format driver called MacPalette. When Apple introduced the ImageWriter 2 they only had a black and white driver for it despite it being color capable. Microspot saw this as a golden opportunity, albeit a short lived one as Apple would surely soon bring out their own color driver. Using the source code of Microspot’s other products, a driver was produced in only two weeks and was so successful that Apple never produced their own color driver.

1995 Photofix

Microspot were distributors of a French company called LePixel which made photo editing software called Grey Station and Color Station. Microspot bought the products outright, renamed them PhotoFix and they became very successful being bundled with many cameras and scanners, often under the name PhotoStudio for Mac in a partnership with a Windows developer who bundled their Windows software with the same cameras.

The introduction of Mac OS-X pretty much coincided with the end of pen plotters and a new driver architecture. Microspot released XRIP to drive large format raster printers from OS-X. Microspot also re-wrote 3DWorld to produce Microspot Interiors, Interiors Professional, Modeller and 3D Toolbox.

From 1990 to present, Microspot Interiors is still a current product in the Microspot inventory. Developed from the early 3D World and MacInteriors, it has become an impressive tool for designing your interiors, rendering and creating movies.  Interiors was improved and redeveloped and new features were added to create a professional version. These included 3D modeling tools and also the user could create near photo-realistic renders of 3D models and Interiors.

In 1996 Microspot bought MacDraft from the authors IDD, who had virtually stopped development and started a program of improvements for it.. A cut down version called MacDraft P.E. (Personal Edition) was also launched. Microspot recently released version 6.0 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the product.

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