KingDraw V2.0 for Windows Update

KingDraw V2.0 for Windows

What’s new:

  1. New KDX file format upgraded

The “king” file format is officially upgraded to “KDX”. The new “KDX” file format supports higher object processing, such as drawing more complex structures. Importing multimedia such as pictures can be completed in KDX in the future.

KDX file format

After the original “king” format file is modified and saved, it will be additionally saved as a new “KDX” file, and the original file is retained.

2. Smart guides

When you drag the selected objects, smart guides will automatically be on. Smart guides can automatically capture the edges, endpoints, center points, etc. of the nearest object, which helps align and distribute objects on the fly.

smart guides

3. Customize arrows and brackets shapes

When the mouse hovers over arrows and brackets, the adjustment handles will appear. By dragging the adjusting handle, we can arbitrarily adjust the length, angle, shape, and other properties of the arrow and bracket.

adjust arrows

It supports individual adjustment and deletion of single brackets meanwhile.

single bracket

4. Rotate text, drawing elements, atoms, groups

Text, drawing elements, atoms, and groups all support rotation in the new version. When those objects are selected, the adjustment handles and rotating rod will be displayed. Press and hold the rod to rotate, and the angle can be adjusted. Drag adjustment handles of the drawing elements to change the length and width.

rotate text
scale the draiwng elements

5. Add positive and negative charges with the circle, and electron dot and cross diagram

In the charge tool, add charges “㊉”, “㊀”, and electron diagrams “x ·”, “· x”, “x x”. Right-click the charge tool to switch. Hold and rotate when adding charges, can adjust its orientation.

circle plus and electron dot and cross diagrams

6. Change “Atom color mode”

In the “Options” of the upper toolbar, a new “Atom color mode” option is added. And it will be the same as the last one opened. Select “Black”, and atoms will be black by default. Select “Colored”, atoms will display the corresponding color by default.

atom color mode

7. Update the periodic table

Add elements 113–118 in the periodic table.

periodic table

8. Add text arrows

New series of text arrows are added. After adding it, click “Text” with the text tool to type. Right-click arrows to select.

text arrows

Other optimization

  1. Improve the group/structure automatic identification function

Common functional group/condensed formula will be recognized, and the corresponding chemical properties will be counted on.

groups identification
condensed formula identification

2. Optimize drawing settings

After changing the drawing settings, you can choose to apply the changed settings to a new object or to the existing one.

drawing settings

3. Optimize the display style of carbon with charges

Adding charges or radicals to the carbon chain, the C atom will not be displayed.

carbon won’t display when adding charges




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