nanoCAD construction- a construction drawing software

nanoCAD’s Construction module extends the nanoCAD platform with AEC drafting utilities and a library of standard parametric elements. It is designed to automate the preparation of construction drawings and documentation.

New in Construction

  • Import large IFC files (1 Gb+)
  • BCF
  • Quick Selection of frozen and
    hidden layers
  • Setting the object coordinate
    system by UCS
  • Conversion of AutoCAD tables into
  • Construction tables with the current scale
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Key features

Smart drawing elements


The Construction module includes a massive number of smart drawing elements to automate routine operations like layout generation, sectioning, and detailing of buildings.

  • Database of parametric elements
  • Technical specifications editor
  • Breaks for hiding underlying geometry
  • Designation of permanent joints
  • Ground borders
  • Level marks
  • View and section designations
  • Notes

Smart drawing and editing utilities


The Construction module turns entities that look like tables (lines and text) into table objects. It offers utilities for automatically numbering drawing objects, increasing and decreasing selected areas, and creating custom objects with parametric properties.

  • Define custom hatch patterns in *.pat files
  • Draw fully customized arrays of objects
  • Create and calculate plate arrays
  • Design hole charts
  • Perform advanced calculations using the built-in calculator
  • Carry out static beam calculations
  • Calculate geometric properties of user-defined sections

Powerful table editor


The Construction module features a very powerful built-in table editor that generates tables of any complexity. Users can convert tables imported from other CAD programs to nanoCAD’s own format. As well, it recognizes tables made from primitives. Tables offer the following functions:

  • In-place editing of tables
  • Pencil sketching in cells
  • Cell styles that specify text styles, alignments, line weights, value rounding
  • Table headers and footers
  • Calculations between cells
  • Direct interaction with Clipboard, Excel, and Open Office

Automatic reports


The Construction module creates reports from lists, specifications, and object data in drawings. Reports access data extracted from objects, architectural components, design elements, blocks with attributes, and the Construction module’s library of parts. There is no need to worry that reports might be not up to date.

  • Generate analyses directly from rooms in drawings
  • Automatically update reports as properties of objects change
  • Save reports as templates for use in other drawings to generate the same kinds of reports and analyses
  • Functions are available to all users, with no programming needed

Architectural layouts


The Construction module lays out building plans using discipline-specific tools and objects:

  • Straight and arc-shaped walls that join automatically
  • Custom templates for walls that define geometry, attributes, and multi-layer (ply) construction properties
  • Walls edited with trim, break, and join commands, or by using grips
  • Insertion of windows and doors using the built-in database of components
  • Lay out rooms and spaces on plans, with customized space attributes and composition
  • Automatic calculation and creation of room analyses and lists of compositions
  • Insertion of interior elements using a database of templates
  • Generating 3D models and IFC-format documentation with the Project Manager

Engineering networks


The Construction module includes a set of tools for engineering networks, such as internal communications, HVAC, and gas supplies, with templates for traces, equipment, and connectors.

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