It was really a fun experience using S-FOUNDATION. It is an easy-to-use software especially with an attractive interface (GUI). I have been teaching soil mechanics, geotechnical engineering & foundation engineering courses for the past 17 years in Malaysia with experience in PLAXIS.
Workstation subscriptions run nanoCAD on a single computer only. The license cannot be transferred to another computer.
Network subscription can be used to run nanoCAD on any computer connected to the local network, once the license server software (supplied) is installed. Licenses can be temporarily transferred to computers disconnected from the network, such as for working from home or going on business trips.
nanoCAD was previously split into several products, each requiring a separate download. If you needed, for example, nanoCAD Construction and nanoCAD Mechanica, then you had to buy a license for each product at full cost, and then download both of them.
As of nanoCAD 21, you can acquire any module you are interested in, paying only the price of the module itself, and then downloading the module. You run all purchased modules with a single nanoCAD license.
The nanoCAD platform consists of the following add-on modules:
When you install nanoCAD with an add-on module like Mechanica and Construction, additional shortcuts are created on the desktop:
One shortcut is for launching nanoCAD with 3D Solid Modeling, Raster and Topoplan modules
Additional shortcuts are created for launching nanoCAD with each add-on module you licensed, such as a shortcut for Mechanica and another for Construction.
Construction and Mechanica cannot be run at the same time.
The three-year subscription includes three years of upgrades and technical support. If you wish to upgrade nanoCAD products to a new release once the subscription period ends, you should purchase another subscription, either for one year or for three.
This depends on the length of subscription you licensed:
In either case, you need to renew your subscription to continue receiving updates, and, in the case of one-year subscriptions, to keep using the software.
The permanent license of nanoCAD lets you run the software in perpetuity. To obtain a permanent license, purchase a three-year subscription, which includes the permanent license and three years of free updates and technical support.