nanoCAD Mechanica is a 2D drafting and design application with a large library of standard parts and tools designed to help to automate mechanical drawings creation. It is based on a parametric design engine.
Dynamic Input provides a command line interface at your crosshair. It also provides for user entry to input like the length of a line or the radius of a circle. Dynamic input works while creating new or editing existing drawing objects thus greatly simplifies design process.
Tool palettes offer great opportunities for quick and easy access to your favorite commands and blocks. Your favorite sets of blocks, hatches, and scripts are just a click away now.
Customizable User Interface
nanoCAD Plus version 8 became more user-friendly. It is more comfortable to work with thanks to its ability to customize everything. You can create your own look and feel of the program. Also we added two more color settings which less affect your eyes on the long run.
Create your own sheet sets in a way any designer prefer. This is the usual representation of an engineering documentation. You can control of hundreds of drawings and views from different drawing files from the single source. And even more, nanoCAD Plus 8 frees you from boring routine task with the auto numeration feature.
IFC Files Support
Due to IFC files underlay feature nanoCAD Plus can load BIM models from any other software capable to create IFC files. You can review model geometry and attributes. Special IFC explorer displays model tree and a list of attributes of selected object. You can dive deep into loaded BIM model to search for the data you need. Advanced nanoCAD Plus 3D navigation feature allows you to walk thru the model. Even more, it is possible to load IFC files generated by different software, e.g. architectural model from Revit, construction from Tekla, MEP data from MagiCAD and check how complex project looks like.
Multi-purpose Free Drafting Software
nanoCAD is an easy-to-use CAD application that delivers a great user experience by providing high performance, full capability, a classic interface and native .dwg format support.
Industry-standard User Interface
nanoCAD implements a very efficient, and easy to learn, classic-style CAD user interface. It offers a command set and UI elements appearance that will be familiar and comfortable to users of many other compatible CAD applications (like AutoCAD).
Clean and Native .dwg Support
nanoCAD uses the industry-standard DWG (.dwg) file format natively. Drawings created or edited in nanoCAD can be used by almost any other popular CAD system, without conversion or data loss.
Comprehensive Command Set
nanoCAD includes an extensive set of tools for creating and editing 2D/3D objects. Its well-thought-out object editing commands allow you to modify drawings with minimal mouse clicks. Reusable blocks and references to external drawings simplify and speed up the drawing process. Advanced dimensioning features enable you to create any kind of dimensions by several means.
Powerful Table Editor
nanoCAD Mechanica has a powerful Excel-style table editor, with an extensive set of capabilities, including the ability to create tables containing cells with embedded macros and formulas.
ActiveX Automation and LISP
The nanoCAD scripting engine allows average users to automate everyday routine tasks. Users can write macros using Visual Basic Script, Java Script or any other scripting language supported by Microsoft Windows as well as built-in LISP.
nanoCAD Mechanica has several types of APIs for building CAD applications on top of its core functionality. NRX is a C++ and .NET API very similar to AutoCAD's ARX. It allows the translation of AutoCAD-based applications to nanoCAD with ease. It is an object-oriented, compact and robust programming interface. It is field proven, and has been used to create a large number of commercial CAD applications. nanoCAD also features the MultiCAD API for C++ and .NET, a revolutionary development tool to create binary compatible applications for different CAD platforms. Applications developed with the MultiCAD API will be able to run not just in nanoCAD, but also in other compatible CAD systems—including AutoCAD.
nanoCAD's plot settings dialog allow you to set multiple plot areas, and create multi-page plots. This can be especially useful for printing large drawings on printers with smaller output format. The Batch Plot command creates and prints drawing sets without requiring you to babysit the process. It is convenient when you need to print existing projects. It also supports outputting drawings to single or multi-sheet plot files.
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