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nanoCAD PLUS: MULTI-PURPOSE PROFESSIONAL CAD PLATFORM

nanoCAD Plus is a 2D CAD software with high performance in Design and Drafting . This CAD software is formed for easy editing, validating, creating, sharing, and working with CAD models. With this competitive verge and fast changing world, we are also keeping nanoCAD at the technology edge. nanoCAD has several features which a CAD user desires for. The comparison chart highlights the major features which helps to choose the right software for the business.

Introduing nanoCAD Plus 20


The key features of nanoCAD Plus :

Standard user interface

nanoCAD has a well-organized, and easy to learn, classic-style CAD user interface. It provides a command set and UI elements look that will be well acquainted and comfortable to users of many other compatible CAD applications. The drawing space, command line, and position of the menu items and icons on the toolbars are easily identifiable. Any person with CAD knowledge will feel at home using this powerful CAD software, right from the start.

Industry-Standard-User-Interface


Direct *.dwg support

nanoCAD provides direct *.dwg support. It uses the industry-standard DWG (*.dwg) file format natively. The most commonly used CAD design format. This means that not only it offers usability while moving from a different CAD tool to nanoCAD, the opposite is also true. Drawings created or edited in nanoCAD can be used by almost any other popular CAD system, without conversion or data loss. Be rest assured you will not lose file data due to software or hardware failures thanks to this 3D application’s auto saving and backup functions.

Clean-And-Native-dwg-Support.dwg-Support


Comprehensive command set

nanoCAD includes a multiple set of appropriate CAD tools to create & edit almost all kinds of 2D primitives. There are often multiple drawing methods available for creating most of geometric elements.

 


Powerful Table Editor

nanoCAD has a powerful Excel-style table editor, with an extensive set of capabilities. It has distinctive CAD design attributes and very beneficial for creating tables with macros in their cell.)

Powerful-Table-Editor


ActiveX Automation and LISP

The 3D CAD application scripting engine allows normal users to automate everyday monotonous tasks. Users can write macros using Visual Basic Script, Java Script or any other scripting language supported by Microsoft Windows and built-in LISP.


Extended plotting

Extended-Plot


Dynamic input

Dynamic Input supplies a command line interface. Using dimensional objects users can display of dynamic dimensions and edits their values. It also delivers for user entry to input like the length of a line or the radius of a circle.

Dynamic input object


Tool palettes

Tool palettes deliver great prospects for fast and easy access to your preferred commands and blocks.

 

Tool palettes


Customizable user interface (new)

A new ribbon-style interface provides modern ways of interaction with application. Instant switch between classic and ribbon interface makes work very comfortable. The ribbon structure was initially designed taking into account the ergonomics of the designer, but it does not limit the user in the possibilities of customizing their workspaces. In addition, a powerful mechanism of managing the ribbon interface allows you to instantly switch between different pre-installed workspaces without restarting the program.

Customizable user interface


Sheet sets

Make your own sheet sets in a manner any designer has a desire for. This is the standard demonstration of an engineering documentation.

Sheet sets


IFC files support

Due to IFC files underlay class nanoCAD Plus, can load BIM models from any other software skilled to make IFC files. Users can review model geometry and characteristics.

IFC files support


Undo-redo (new)

Named Steps

The name of the most recent operation (step) is displayed in the Undo and Redo commands in the Edit menu of the classic interface.

Multiple Undo/Redo

The Quick Access toolbar adds flyout arrows to undo/redo several actions at once. Note that you cannot access the action history list when a command is running (command mode). In command mode, the buttons perform internal undo/redo operations, if any exist.

Undo-redo


New OLE Object Commands (new)

We implemented new commands for working with OLE objects.

  • INSERTOBJ (insert OLE object) command inserts linked or embedded OLE objects from other documents
  • OLEOPEN (open OLE object) command opens the specified OLE object for editing with its source application. As a shortcut, you can double-click the OLE object in a drawing.
  • OLELINKS (ipdate OLE Links) command opens the Links dialog box for updating and modifying links of OLE objects.
  • OLEUPDATEALLLINKS (update all OLE links) command updates all links for OLE objects in the document at the same time.

 

New OLE Object Commands


Scripts (.scr) (new)

We added a new programming system called scripts. A script is a text file with the .scr extension containing a set of instructions that run in the nanoCAD command line. Each line of the file contains a nanoCAD command with optional parameters, or a link to another script file. The following script processing commands are added to nanoCAD:

  • SCRIPT command loads the script file and then immediately executes the instructions described in the file sequentially.
  • SCRIPTCALL command runs a nested script.
  • RESUME command resumes the script, should it be paused.
  • RSCRIPT command repeats the last script

Introducing nanoCAD Pro 

nanoCAD Pro

nanoCAD Pro is a more advanced and creative version of nanoCAD Plus. nanoCAD Pro gives you Autodesk Inventor-style tool for 3D solid modelling with 2D constraints qualities. All this interesting characteristics makes nanoCAD the universal tool for drafting and design, for every professional who can work with ease.

Introducing  nanoCAD Pro 2020


The key features of nanoCAD Pro :

Point Cloud

nanoCAD can access point clouds data from files of 5 formats:

• BIN (TerraSolid)
• LAS (ASPRS)
• PTX (Leica)
• PTS (Leica)
• PCD (Point Cloud Library)

Point-cloud


3D solid modelling

nanoCAD Pro provides you the Autodesk Inventor-style tool for 3D solid modelling. When you work in a 3D design environment there is a special 3d History window containing a Construction tree representing a history of model creation. Construction tree is a sequence of features (actions) that create the model. 3d History is a nanoCAD Inspector window with a specific set of tools.

3D-modelling


2D constraints

User can set constraints and relations on objects in the drawing to control drawings objects via parameters It is possible to set relations between objects in the drawings and constraints on their parameters: co-axis, fixed dimension, parallel, tangent, etc. Thus, a ‘living’ drawing can be created, which is possible to change according to the previously set rules. Parameter Manager allows to link dimensions and constraints by means of mathematical equations. Changes in the numeric values will immediately affects the drawing and the drawing will be dynamically changed in accordance with predetermined rules.

2D-constraints


Document Sets

In nanoCAD Pro it is possible “on the fly” to create sets (filing) of documentation of any size in the form familiar for engineers. It allows to centrally manage hundreds of drawings in different files, and to use auto-numbering to avoid wasting time for sorting of sheets.

Document Sets


IFC Support

nanoCAD Pro can import IFC files into a DWG document. It is possible to perform numerous operations on imported BIM objects, such as to compile reports on models created in BIM-systems. Add to this an updated tools for 3D navigation in parallel and perspective projection, adaptive zoom, camera and observer head rotation, accelerated performance in saturated 3D models – and you will get a universal IFC-viewer based on DWG and BIM-models.

IFC Support


Compatibility with Other Solutions

nanoCAD Pro preserves information about proxy objects created in other CAD systems without changing the DWG file, which allows transferring data between nanoCAD Pro and third-party CAD without restrictions and creates a unified technological chain. Also, nanoCAD Pro supports 3D display of 3D objects (polygonal and triangular surfaces, solid boundaries). In this case, you can create drawings containing 3D objects without the need of an additional application.


Familiar User Interface

User interface and principles of operation of nanoCAD almost do not differ from widely known CAD systems, therefore any designer can master the program in the shortest possible time. Menus, ribbon, icons, panels and command line are easily recognizable, so there is almost no need for re-training. For convenience, nanoCAD Pro contains several visual themes, including dark (graphite), which greatly reduces the burden on the eyes for long periods of usage. A new visual interface editor can customize almost every element of the program, and also transfer these settings from one workstation to another. nanoCAD Pro implements principles of the dynamic interface – the program adapts to the user’s actions and offers the most expected functions. In particular, dynamic information entry serves to add and edit data directly in the working area of the document next to the cursor, and dynamic prompts help you navigate in sizes, coordinates, angles and other parameters

Familiar User Interface


Direct DWG Format Support

nanoCAD Pro directly works with DWG – the most popular format of engineering documentation. A wide range of supported versions (from DWG R11 to DWG 2018) is possible to use without conversions and data loss. to transfer between nanoCAD and other CAD systems to provide a unified process chain. The nanoCAD Pro system is one of the few platforms on the CAD market that offers full support for the DWG format and everything related to it. In nanoCAD Pro, you can work in virtual models and spaces, use customizable viewports, external links (XREF), block libraries and typical tool settings, as well as built-in tools for automatically saving and restoring drawings, creating backup copies of files and much more. In addition to the “classic” utilities for the DWG format, nanoCAD Pro offers a number of unique ones:

  • utilities for deleting and exploding proxy objects into primitives in order to find “stuck” proxy objects and remove them from the graphical database;
  • automatic drawing correction utility to correct damaged data: for example, objects scattered along the Z-coordinate can automatically return to the working plane of the drawing, which improves the processing speed and quality of work;
  • drawing manager, which displays tree view of the entire internal structure of DWG file and allows to browse file content, but also to quickly find them in the drawing, select, zoom in and, for example, delete them;
  • utility to change the encoding of text entities. It corrects DWG-files in which the names of layers, blocks, line types, etc became unreadable due to the code page lost.

 


Effective and Unique Features

If in “classic” CAD systems, monochrome raster underlays are non-editable background images, in nanoCAD Pro, they are full-fledged objects that can not only be stitched “as is”, but also can be modified. The Paste (as a raster) command instantly adds raster images to the nanoCAD Pro environment from any external source – the Internet, a graphic editor, a workflow system or any other application. In addition, nanoCAD Pro provides unique capabilities for working with monochrome and color raster images: the Raster menu contains basic editing tools (Eraser, Pencil, Fill) and fixes for the raster image (Deskew, Image Rotate, Four-point correction). For example, if you select any vector command (Line, Polyline, Dimension) and hover over a bitmap image, nanoCAD Pro will immediately catch all the snappings (End Point, Nearest, Center or Quadrant of a circle). Finally, a hybrid document with an edited underlay can be printed out in various formats (directly to a printer / plotter), saved in PLT format, exported to PDF or rasterized into an uneditable DWG file.

Effective and Unique Features

 


Add-ons Development ( .NET, C ++, JS, VBS and LISP open APIs)

nanoCAD Pro, like most of CAD platforms, offers a programming interface (API) for developing third-party applications and add-ons. Well-built architecture of the API allows to create applications of any complexity. For quick creation of utilities and small applications, developer can use scripts based on ActiveX Automation (JS, VBS, etc.), or he can use LISP and DCL. More complex and feature-rich add-ons are usually developed in .NET or C ++. The Nanosoft supports and actively develops the nanoCAD Developer Club, whose members get access to the following types of APIs:

  • .NET API – API for developing .NET applications;
  • NRX – the classic C ++ API for creating and migrating applications in C ++;
  • MultiCAD API – a unique C ++ API for writing cross-platform CAD applications;
  • MultiCAD.NET API (alpha) is the alpha version of the cross-platform .NET API for creating custom primitives on .NET.

Introducing nanoCAD Mechanica :

 

nanoCAD Mechanica

nanoCAD Mechanica is an advanced application developed for mechanical engineers, designers and drafters, giving them with prospects in the field of automation of design and construction work in numerous areas of the manufacturing industry. nanoCAD Mechanica is a standalone 2D drafting and design software with a large library of standard parts and tools designed to help program design tasks and for mechanical drawings creation. When designers form mechanical designs using nanoCAD Mechanica, they evade boring routines and monotonous manual tasks usually required to get the job done. nanoCAD Mechanica helps designers accelerate design, reduce development time and provide their products to market – easily!

Increase Your Productivity With nanoCAD Mechanica!

Easily save time with a complete user-expandable library of mechanical parts (gearboxes, shafts, pneumatics and hydraulics pipes etc.) with fixed parametric links supporting international drafting standards (ISO, DIN and others).

nanoCAD Mechanica offers a commanding tool that automatically alternates all linked parts if you change one of them; this advances the quality of the mechanical drafting development. nanoCAD Mechanica delivers automatic connection of fittings with pipeline elements. Element size and placement coordinates are easily detected. The software allows you to make Fastening and Rivet connections with ease. Moreover, nanoCAD Mechanica allows you to achieve all engineering calculations easily. Also, you can find a number of drawing design symbols (leaders, surface textures, tolerances, dimensions, views, sections, welding and etc.) for everyday tasks.

Furthermore, drafting tools consist of automated formation of Part list, with a flexible and natural control of structure and content.

The core of the system

  • Updated nanoCAD Pro platform ;
  • The independent Windows-based application.
  • A simple and familiar interface
  • Classic set of commands required for high-quality preparation of project documents.

Functional nanoCAD Mechanica include a typical set of design tools, including:

  • Thoughtful and convenient interface that allows rapid transition from other CAD or from paper design;
  • Two-dimensional design module;
  • Two-dimensional parametric module dependencies;
  • Numerous methods and modes of construction of graphics primitives and symbols (including orthogonal drawing, object snaps, and others.);
  • Management procedure rendering and overlay graphics;
  • Standard and custom line types, hatch types, font style;
  • Frequent methods of dimensioning and process notation;

What is new in nanoCAD Mechanica 20  

 


nanoCAD Mechanica Features :

Extended list of supported standards

nanoCAD has a well-organized, and easy to learn, classic-style CAD user interface. It provides a command set and UI elements look that will be well acquainted and comfortable to users of many other compatible CAD applications. The drawing space, command line, and position of the menu items and icons on the toolbars are easily identifiable. Any person with CAD knowledge will feel at home using this powerful CAD software, right from the start.

Extended list of supported standards


Shafts design

nanoCAD provides direct *.dwg support. It uses the industry-standard DWG (*.dwg) file format natively. The most commonly used CAD design format. This means that not only it offers usability while moving from a different CAD tool to nanoCAD, the opposite is also true. Drawings created or edited in nanoCAD can be used by almost any other popular CAD system, without conversion or data loss. Be rest assured you will not lose file data due to software or hardware failures thanks to this 3D application’s auto saving and backup functions.

Shafts design

 


Design of parts and assembly units

nanoCAD includes a multiple set of appropriate CAD tools to create & edit almost all kinds of 2D primitives. There are often multiple drawing methods available for creating most of geometric elements.


Design of working drawings of parts and assembly units

nanoCAD has a powerful Excel-style table editor, with an extensive set of capabilities. It has distinctive CAD design attributes and very beneficial for creating tables with macros in their cell.)


Gearing design

The 3D CAD application scripting engine allows normal users to automate everyday monotonous tasks. Users can write macros using Visual Basic Script, Java Script or any other scripting language supported by Microsoft Windows and built-in LISP.

Gearing design


Import of information about plated circuit from Orcad and P-CAD in IDF format

nanoCAD’ s plot settings dialog allow you to set various plot areas, and create multi-page plots. This can be exclusively useful for printing large drawings on printers with smaller output format. It also supports outputting drawings to single or multi-sheet plot files.

Orcad and P CAD in IDF format


Calculations

Dynamic Input supplies a command line interface. Using dimensional objects users can display of dynamic dimensions and edits their values . It also delivers for user entry to input like the length of a line or the radius of a circle.

Calculations


Part list

Tool palettes deliver great prospects for fast and easy access to your preferred commands and blocks.

Part-List


Belt and Chain Drives

The base of standard elements has been considerably extended with standard products and structural elements for belt and chain drives. The new version includes such elements as:

  • Pulleys for flat-belt, vee-belt, poly V-belt, and toothed-belt drives.
  • Sprockets for single- and multiple-strand chain drives.
  • One-sided and two-sided hub flanges, grooves, slopes, bevels, fillets, and holes for sprockets and pulleys.
  • Sprockets and pulleys’ parameters based on recommendations.
  • Various levels of image detailing for toothed-belt drive pulleys: simplified image;

single tooth image; detailed image.

  • Keyways for fastening sprockets and pulleys.
  • Slots with different levels of detail for fastening sprockets and pulleys.

Belt and Chain Drives


Flanges

The following standard items have been added to the flange catalog:

  • Slip-on flanges.
  • Butt-welded flanges.
  • Ring joint flange.
  • Collar flanges.
  • Lap joint flanges.
  • Valve body flanges.
  • All types of sealing surfaces.
  • Lap joint flanges.

The following standard items have been added to the flange catalog:

  • Automatic flange connection based on diameter and pressure.
  • Automatic connection to pipes.
  • Connection to old standard flanges.

Flanges


Dairy Couplings DIN 11851

  • Cone fittings.
  • Thread fitting.
  • Nuts and gaskets.
  • Connection of welded dairy couplings.
  • Expanded coupling connection.
  • Automatic connection to pipes.

Dairy Couplings DIN 11851


ASAHI Bearing Assemblies

  • Light duty.
  • Normal duty.
  • Moderate duty.
  • Heavy duty.
  • Automatic connection to shafts.

ASAHI Bearing Assemblies


Other Database Elements

  • Single-stage toothed planetary gear motor.
  • Two-stage toothed planetary gear motor.
  • Single-stage worm gearbox.
  • Two-stage parallel-shaft gearbox.
  • Two-stage toothed planetary gearbox.
  • Squirrel-cage asynchronous motors.

Ordinate-angular and angular chain dimensions

  • Selecting a sequence of commands: Dimension → Angular → Ordinate allows to set an ordinate-angular dimension.
  • The start and end of an ordinate-angular dimension are bound to the drawing geometry; the dimensions are re-built upon changing the latter.
  • Angular chain dimension functions have been corrected.
  • The start and end of angular chain dimensions are bound to the drawing geometry; the dimensions are re-built upon changing the latter.

 

Ordinate-angular and angular chain dimensions