nanoCAD Mechanica is a 2D drafting and 3D 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.
nanoCAD Mechanica is based on updated version of nanoCAD Plus
User-friendly and familiar interface
Classic set of commands necessary for high quality preparation of project documentation
Library of standard and user-defined parts
Built-in 3D modeling kernel
Wide range of design tools
support of multi-sheet drawings;
diverse methods and modes to construct graphic primitives and symbols (including orthogonal drawing, object snap, etc.);
managing the order of drawing and overlaying graphic objects;
standard and custom line types, types of hatches and font styles;
multiple methods of dimensioning and putting technological symbols;
auto selection of tolerances and deviations;
automated standards check of texts denotations;
quick access to typical texts and symbols;
built-in text editor with spell check;
built-in table editor.
Library of standard and unified elements
Graphic symbols for circuit elements;
Elements of machine accessories;
Parts and assemblies of mechanical gears, bearings, shafts and sockets;
Pipeline fittings on internal and external cone;
Parts of vessels and apparatus;
Parameterized design and technological elements database
Design and technological database contains a large collection of parametric and object-dependent elements, including three-dimensional ones.
When you change parameters of one part, all associated object-dependent parts change automatically, and in accordance with their database values. This is a powerful tool for multivariate design, which guarantee to improve the design quality.
Design of drawing projections according to engineering standards
Installed ISO fonts and linetypes;
Pre-installed ISO dimension style;
Tolerance zones and tolerance deviations of dimensions, as well as fits;
Formats and stamps;
Editor of technical requirements and specifications.
Tolerances of form and plane positions;
Surface texture signs;
Views, cuts, sections, breaks;
Auto-sorting letter denotations of drawing elements;
Fixed joint symbols;
Marking and branding;
Cross-reference of drawing denotations to corresponding elements in technical requirements;
Generating table reports and automatic update of tables related to drawing objects.
Designing bolted and riveted joints
Connecting packages of arbitrary thickness parts with bolts, screws and studs;
Simplified types of fasteners in a joint;
Connecting packages of arbitrary thickness parts with rivets of ordinary and high accuracy, hollow and semi-hollow rivets;
Patterns of bolted and riveted joints.
Calculation of geometric characteristics of section with respect to arbitrary axes;
Design and calculation of sections (beams).
Specification item numbers;
Automatic receipt of specification;
Creating custom specifications;
Electrical specification type.
MechWizard built-in parameterizer
MechWizard makes available the following functions:
Overlay of assembly and parametric dependencies on objects;
“Behavior training” of a standard part;
Modifying existing database elements;
Creating custom database elements.
3D solid modelling
Standard tools for three-dimensional design: extrusion, rotation, pulling along path and along sections, chamfer and round;
Tools to orient 3D geometry in space: 3D-Move, 3D-Rotate, 3D-Align;
Operating geometry: planes, axes and points;
Tools to create flat views from existing three-dimensional geometry;
Using database of standard parts and assemblies in three-dimensional design;
Flexible sketching system;
Completing a full assembly unit.
New Platform: nanoCAD Mechanica is based on the updated nanoCAD Plus
New Dimension Type: a new dimension type was implemented, named "Offset dimension", to overcome limitations of previous dimension types
Detail View with Auto-Update: Functionality of detail views was reworked. New detail view is created as a single object and is updated by the “MCREGEN” command when the source data is changed. If at least one scaled object (or any part of this object) falls into the view frame, then its scale is taken into account for the entire detail view. If several library objects scaled differently fall into the view frame, then the scale of one of the objects within the frame is taken into account.
Improved Text on Drawings: It's now possible to create unnumbered lists that begin with "dots" or "dashes" in the text of technical requirements and technical characteristics. There is new setting “Font size for fractions”. This setting toggles the display options for fractions. There are two options for displaying fractions:
with indices one notch less than the font size of the main value to which they are assigned;
with indices of the same size with the font size of the main size.
Base of Elements: Fasteners were added to the database according to the standards: BS EN, CSN EN, DIN EN, NF EN, SFS EN, SS EN, STN EN, UNI EN, DIN EN.
3D Thread: New function “3D Thread” - command line command “3DTHREAD”, or button “3D Thread” on the ribbon tab “3D tools” in the group “Editing”, or drop-down menu “3D” -> ”3D Elements”-> “3D Thread” of the classic interface. The 3D Thread tool is designed to indicate threads in 3D models of parts and assemblies.. In accordance with the specified diameter, the system will offer possible options for the thread pitch. Additionally, you can select the direction of the thread, the depth of the thread, and the edge relative to which the thread depth is set. Threads on models can be chamfered and / or filleted.
Auto-Adjust Hatches for 3D Solids Sections: The command “DRAWINGVIEWAUTOHATCH” or the “Set hatching of sections” button of the ribbon “3D-tools” in the group “2D Views”, or the same button of the drop-down menu 3D -> 2D Views allows you to automatically make different (by the angle of inclination and by step) hatches of parts in the views with sections. In this case, the same part will be shaded in the same way in all sections.
New 2D Sketch Features: a new "Associativity when creating new bodies” setting has been added.
The reliability of the 3D object transformation commands (MOVE / ROTATE / 3DMOVE / 3DROTATE / DRAGDROP) has been significantly improved.
Fixed bugs when working with blocks containing 3D construction elements.
Classic and Ribbon User Interfaces were improved.
Added the ability to create axial lines of circles, the centers of which are on the same straight line, as well as the ability to create axes for single arcs.
Added symbols "Not equal" and "Identically" to the font.
Added symbol to denote Unequally-disposed modifier tolerance.
Improved dimensioning in the UCS.
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