nanoCAD Constructionis a standalone 2D drafting and design application with a large library of standard parts and tools designed to help automate design tasks of building and construction engineers and for AEC drawings creation.
nanoCAD Construction is designed specifically for civil engineers and designers, providing them with design automation tools in various AEC areas. When engineers use nanoCAD Construction, they avoid the tedious chores and repetitive manual tasks that are usually required to get the job done.
NANOCAD CONSTRUCTION ADVANTAGES - nanoCAD Construction is great for making construction drawings in accordance with codes and regulations. It is intuitively simple to work with nanoCAD Construction, it does not require additional training time. You can get started right after installing the software. An engineer using nanoCAD Construction is completely focused on design tasks, not on compliance control.
PARAMETRIC DESIGN ELEMENTS - Strict rules are built into nanoCAD Construction objects based on typical requirements for drawing elements. These rules define the behavior of the object; they automate the routine operations of editing the object and ensure that the object is displayed correctly. They also improve the integrity of the drawing. Each nanoCAD Construction object is fully parametric. This means that all graphical drawing primitives, such as lines, text, etc., have their own parameters that affect their appearance and geometric configuration. These settings can affect all graphics or individual instances. nanoCAD Construction is the ideal tool for ensuring that drawings are in line with your organization's internal drafting standards. For example, it can enforce preferred layer names, text styles, dimension styles, etc.
NO NEED TO REINVENT A WHEEL WITH LIBRARY OF OBJECTS - Library of parametric objects is part of nanoCAD Construction. It includes standard parts and templates, ready to drag and drop into your drawing:
Concrete foundations, beams and columns;
Steel profiles (ISO, IS, DIN, GOST);
Fasteners (ISO, DIN, IS, CSN, PN/M, GOST);
Walls, windows, doors templates;
Drawing borders and title blocks.
Every parametric object have its table of sizes, graphics and behavior on the drawing. The database is open and can be edited with an internal tool called MechWizard. This tool is used to create or modify parametric objects. Any organization can install an MS SQL Server to provide access for all users to a central-managed Library of parametric objects.
TABLES AND REPORTS - Standard Table Forms are included in the nanoCAD Construction library. nanoCAD Construction can convert TBL, DAT, MDB, XLS / XLSX. CSV, ACCDB, TXT, XML, SXC and ODS files into tables or even recognize tables made up of primitives. In addition, nanoCAD Construction has a Table Editor - a very powerful tool for creating tables of any complexity. Reports are used to generate lists and BOMs from drawing object data. The Report can use data obtained from primitives, architectural objects, objects of the nanoCAD Construction library or blocks with attributes, and it is automatically updated when the attributes of the object are changed. For example, the explication can be created directly using the rooms located in the drawing.
nanoCAD Construction is based on the nanoCAD Plus platform. Modern ribbon interface. High processing speed of complex drawings with a big amount of text, hatches, etc.
UPDATED USER INTERFACE User interface is updated. Interface icons are redesigned. nanoCAD Construction supports light and dark themes.
AUTOMATIC ENUMERATION OF OBJECTS The ew command Object numbering (SPNUMOBJ) provides automatic numbering of objects that have an editable text attribute. You can customize the numbering method, set the initial numbering number, numbering step, specify the prefix and suffix.
TEXT FORMATTING IN TABLES Text formatting controls appeared in tables. The font in the cell can be adjusted in height, set the color and thickness of the text lines.
NEW DIMENSION TYPE Implemented a new dimension type – Offset dimension. The command allows you to set dimensions on splines.
IFC FUNCTIONALITY IMPROVED Addition functionality for manipulation with IFC-data:
Update the imported IFC file
Save IFC with merging of changes
The object tree settings are implemented on the IFC tab
Optimized storage structure of project data
Accelerated work with IFC projects
IMPROVED SPACE OBJECT The algorithm for the operation of the premises has been updated:
Rooms now have a marker showing the area including finishing
Baseboard length calculation takes into account doorways
Improved "Statement of finishing of premises" report. It displays total area of surfaces with the same finish
Implemented tabulation in leaders and tables.
Technical Requirement formatting is improved. Tabulation, setting indents, underline and strike-through text were implemented.
In the array along the trajectory, it became possible to set the offset from the beginning and end of the trajectory.
Updated database objects:
Columns now have the ability to turn on the display of axes
Updated plan objects
Support of DWG format - nanoCAD Construction is based on nanoCAD Plus. DWG is a native format of nanoCAD Plus. nanoCAD Construction reads and writes files of all versions of *.dwg format, thus it is compatible with all well-known CAD platforms.
2D drafting functions - nanoCAD platform includes all necessary functions for 2D drafting. The nanoCAD Construction software is designed for final preparation of drawings in compliance to drafting standards, but as well can be used to creating engineering drawings from scratch. Common instruments will allow you to create an engineering drawing of any complexity, to edit it, to add dimensions, to work with multi- or single-line texts, raster inserts, external references and many other objects. There is a variety of settings including layers, dimension and text styles, linetypes, units and drawing limits. Object snap, orthographic and polar tracking and other regimes ensure comfort drafting environment. Plotting can be made from model or layout space.
Drawing design elements - nanoCAD Construction includes vast number of features based on the technology of intellectual drawing elements. These features automate most routine operations of creation of façade, plan, sections and detail views. Main groups of functions include:
Drawing borders and title blocks
Coordinate axes, orthogonal and polar arrays of coordinate axes
Drawing and editing walls on the plan
Drawing and creation of windows, doors and database with templates
Working with spaces, preparation of explication, calculation of decorations
Views and section designations
Technical requirements editor
Designation of breaks that hides underlying geometry
Designation of permanent joints
Database of parametric elements
Architectural plans - Architecture module of nanoCAD Construction software allows you to draw plans using special instruments and objects, including:
Linear and arc shaped walls that automatically join
Customized templates of walls (geometry, attributes, multi-layer construction properties)
Wall edit tools (trim, break, join) using platform commands or grips
Insertion of windows and doors using database of templates
Drawing of rooms and spaces on the plan, customization of space attributes and decoration
Automatic calculation and creation of Explication of rooms and List of decorations
Insertion of interior elements using database of templates
Drawing design utilities - Drawing design utilities help architect or engineer:
To create user-defined hatch pattern in *.pat file
To create and calculate plate array
To make a fully-customized array of objects
To design a hole chart
To make static beam calculation
To calculate numbers using internal calculator
To calculate geometrical characteristics of user-defined section
Parametric in design elements - nanoCAD Construction objects use strict rules based on drafting requirements for the design element of a particular type. These rules are called object’s behavior and it automates routine operations of object editing and drawing correction, as well as enhances entire drawing completeness. Every nanoCAD Construction object is fully parametric. That means that all primitives (like notches, lines, text) that make up drawing design object have their parameters influencing their view and geometric configuration. These parameters could influence all design elements or specific instances. nanoCAD Construction is a perfect tool to ensure accordance of drawing for organization’s internal drafting standard. For example it can enforce using of preferred layer names, text styles, dimension styles.
Library of parametric objects - Library of parametric objects is preinstalled with nanoCAD Construction. It includes standard parts and templates:
Wall, windows, doors templates
Concrete foundations, beams and columns
Steel profiles (ISO, IS, DIN, GOST)
Fasteners (ISO, DIN, IS, CSN, PN/M, GOST)
Drawing borders and title blocks
Object grips in nanoCAD Construction - nanoCAD Construction objects use their intellectual features that can be seen in interaction between objects on the drawing while editing. Objects include a number of graphical primitives that work as a whole. Special grips allow you to stretch, rotate, move and rotate object or alter its geometry and start object-related commands. The commands can as well be executed using context menu. For example, you can add extension lines, align text, mirror object or change arrow form using special grips.
Scaling of objects - Construction drawings often have many views of a different scale. nanoCAD Construction uses symbol scale property to change the scale of particular fragment in just two clicks. It also allows you to avoid creating a set of text and dimension styles. nanoCAD Construction symbol scale also can change platform primitives such as texts, linetype scale or dimensions. The scaling strategy can be set up for drafting entirely in model space or on layouts using viewports.
Drawing borders and title blocks - nanoCAD Construction has instruments of placement of drawing borders and title blocks in accordance with ISO, DIN, IS standards. Drawing borders and title blocks' templates are stored in database and can be easily edited or re-drawn using primitives.
Tables and reports - Standard-defined table forms are included in nanoCAD Construction database, but internal table editor is a very powerful tool to create tables of any complexity. Table design features include:
Cell style (text style and alignment, lineweight, number value rounding)
Table headers and footers
Using of table calculations
Clipboard and direct interaction with MS Excel or Open Office tables
Pencil drawing of cells
In-place table edit on the drawing
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