The Big Blue Saw Designer has support for constructive area geometry (CAG). AFAIK, this is unique among open source CAD programs, and rare among CAD programs in general.
Most CAD programs are designed as automatic drafting tools, not as tools to make real world objects. Computer Aided Drafting instead of Computer Aided Design, in other words. This program focuses on designing parts, rather than just making lines and circles.
You can combine or add shapes together simply by dragging them so that they overlap. To subtract, or make a hole, select a shape, right-click and choose "Subtractive" from the pop-up menu. The shape will then form a hole in the part.
Added Java version checker applet. Made default drawing size bigger.
Numerous user interface changes, including adding online help, making the Esc key do something useful, and adding buttons for togglng the subtractivity of a drawing object and editing an object's geometry.
Much better interaction with the website, including working around popup blockers