nanoCAD – The ultimate software for engineering drawing and drafting

nanoCAD is a CAD application for 2D and 3D engineering drawing and drafting. The software has AutoCAD-like interface and directly supports the format DWG. nanoCAD is used for the creating and editing of vector primitives (graphic elements) and more complex objects (blocks, dimensions and etc.). User can insert and use a raster image as a background file. It contains built-in display tools to view different 3D geometry from *.dwg files. Moreover, it has the functionality to create 3D frame and Polyface Mesh models. The user can design working documentation according to the drawings and projects of 3D models created in different 3D CAD software. nanoCAD can be used by an individual user and also by project teams, which use the functionality of external references and of integration to the engineering document workflow, including PDM/PLM systems.

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Why this CAD Drawing tool?

See yourself, how the smart tool is nanoCAD helps to maintain the everyday work easily. The advanced and attractive CAD Drawing tool gives you a friendly and easy to use traditional interface for drawing and design.

Best CAD software

This CAD Software can easily create complex vector geometry using different primitives’ as-well as pixel objects. It allows editing of vector objects combined with functionalities to increase image quality.

CAD for easy collaboration

Direct support for .dwg file format creates nanoCAD perfect for project association between your teams. Support of different versions of .dwg format confirms compliance of your older data.

Online support

Intense and brilliant customer support from the time you purchase the software. Response support system 24×7, Basic ticket raising and logging system.

Open API

nanoCAD offers a programming platform; in which User/developer can develop their individual CAD applications, or use already formed add-ins.

Features of nanoCAD

  • 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. Any person with AutoCAD experience will feel at home using nanoCAD, right from the start.

  • Clean native *.dwg support

    One of the hugely used CAD design data format is native *.dwg format, This means that not only it provides a usability while moving from a different CAD software to nanoCAD, the reverse is also equally true; besides, it has other advanced applications including Audit, Recover and Purge commands. So, it helps in opening a damaged document, audits or modifies a pre-existing document; if required, provides annotation tools for watermarking and correction notes.

  • Powerful Table Editor

    nanoCAD 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.

  • Comprehensive command set

    nanoCAD includes an extensive set of tools for creating and editing 2D/3D objects. There are often multiple drawing methods available for creating most of geometric elements.

  • Extended plotting

    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.

  • 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.

  • C++/C# API

    nanoCAD 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.

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