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 as well can be used by Facilities Management engineers. It is based on MuliCAD engine, available for members of the nanoCAD Developers Club via MulitiCAD API and MuliCAD.NET API.
nanoCAD Constructionlooks like a nanoCAD accompanied with a large toolset squeezed into one menu 'Construction'. Don't fool yourself, the product is really big and powerful. When you install it take a look on the User's Guide and take it serious. You will need to use the User's Guide and help to understand how to work with the product. In the heart of nanoCAD Construction is an industry accepted parametric design engine working on top of a nanoCAD CAD platform. nanoCAD Construction offers automation of routine work while strictly adhering to corporate and market standards; thus leaving the construction engineers to concentrate on the creative part of new designs and solutions. nanoCAD Construction will help you create innovative designs, reduce errors and save time.
nanoCAD Plus 10.1 platform
nanoCAD Construction is based on nanoCAD Plus 10.1 platform. Modern ribbon interface. High processing speed of complex drawings with a lot amount of text, hatches, etc. The latest version of the DWG 2018 format.
IFC3/IFC4 format support implemented.
Loaded IFC files can be reread. To update the IFC, you must click the 'Update IFC' button on the IFC panel.
Implemented the merging of changes in different IFC-files while saving to the same file.
Architecture Project Manager is represented as a special tree on the functional toolbar. The architecture structure is automatically loaded when importing IFC data. Using the capabilities of this panel, user can view and edit the data of an IFC project: add a floor, a multi-layer structure, or change the style of an object. All changes can be exported to the latest IFC format.
2D Representation of IFC objects on plans
When importing BIM data, nanoCAD Construction converts IFC architecture objects (walls, columns, doors, windows, rooms, etc.) into nanoCAD Construction library objects. With just two clicks of the mouse, you can place ready-made floor plans of your object with recognized rooms on the drawing, while using regular tools of nanoCAD Construction you can get tabular reports (explications of rooms, columns lists, etc.)
mplemented controls to set separately color and thickness of lines and texts. Significantly accelerated the work with large tables (more than 1000 rows).
New architectural objects and library elements
Two new architectural objects have been added to the program: a floor slab and a roof. They are available in the project manager and have a 3D view. Multi-layer styles can be applied to both objects.
New Library Elements
New door elements:
sliding door (gate) with opening in a niche
lift door (gate)
folded door (s)
sliding-folded door (gate)
Also added to the Library:
Some I-beams steel elements
Ladders, platforms, step-ladders and steel fences for industrial buildings of industrial enterprises
Symbols of elements of sanitary systems
Steel sheet profiles
Support of DWG format
nanoCAD Construction enables support of all versions of *.dwg format. Users can save data in all versions of dwg format compatible with AutoCAD, including AutoCAD LT. DWG is an native format of nanoCAD Construction and all files are saved in it.
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
The main purpose of nanoCAD Construction is preparation of construction documentation in accordance with local drafting standards. The software 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.
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 drawing design elements
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.
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.
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 have 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.
Library of parametric objects
Library of parametric objects is preinstalled with nanoCAD Construction. It includes standard parts and templates:
Concrete foundations, beams and columns;
Steel profiles (ISO, IS, DIN, GOST);
Fasteners (ISO, DIN, IS, CSN, PN/M, GOST);
Wall, windows, doors templates;
Drawing borders and title blocks.
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