nanoCAD Mechanica - The Mechanical Drawing Software That Accelerates, Innovates And Automates

nanoCAD Mechanica - a Mechanical Drawing Software, is an advanced application developed for mechanical engineers, designers and drafters, giving them with prospects in the field of automation of design and construction work in numerous areas of the manufacturing industry. Unlike nanoCAD pro which is also a 2D & 3D modelling software, nanoCAD Mechanica is a stand alone 2D drafting and design software with a large library of standard parts and tools designed to help program design tasks and for mechanical drawings creation. When designers form mechanical designs using nanoCAD Mechanica, they evade boring routines and monotonous manual tasks usually required to get the job done. nanoCAD Mechanica helps designers accelerate design, reduce development time and provide their products to market - easily!

The core of the system

  • 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.

Introducing nanoCAD Mechanica 9.0

Key features

Part list

  • Automatic part list
  • Creation of custom part list.

All you want from drafting to innovative parametric design is in the nanoCAD Mechanica. Approximately 3000 parts are present in the Parts Library. Also supported by numerous national standards, shrink-wrapped and all set to go in a single solution.


  • Calculation manager
  • Calculation of Cylindrical and Conic Gears parameters, Shafts, Bearing assemblies, Fasteners
  • Results of calculations are presented by Reports. These automatically generated Reports include all calculation formulas and ISO references
  • Beam calculation

Import of information about plated circuit from Orcad and P-CAD in IDF format

Drawing design utilities easily assistance architect or engineer:

  • Import of plated circuit's geometry
  • Settings of imported details.

Preparations of drawings

  • Auto-sorting of denotations; cross-reference parts of the text in the technical conditions with its graphic representation in the drawing; sheet auto numbering for formats; automatic update of tables directly connected with the objects from the drawing;
  • Universal tables; fast creation and editing of tables in Excel style; insertion of graphic objects into the cell; attaching object
  • Technical conditions and technical requirements;
  • Drawing title and borders;
  • Dimensions;
  • Tolerances of forms and plane positions;
  • Marking and gradient symbols;
  • Surface textures;
  • Welding;
  • Views, cuts and sections;
  • Hole groups, centerlines and breaks. Special arrays;
  • Leader notes and markers;
  • Comb leader notes;
  • Positions and part lists.

Pneumatics and hydraulics piping design tools

  • Automatic connection of fittings with pipeline element;
  • Automatic detection of element size and placement coordinates;
  • Associated links of elements according to their description in the database;
  • Automatic placement of fittings in the selected position on the pipeline.

Gearing design

Exclusive technology for cylindrical and conic gears design with optimization of their parameters in-place during the drawing procedure. Comprised of a full report with calculation formulas and standard references used in the design.

Library of ISO-compliant parts and assemblies

  • Fasteners;
  • Springs;
  • Shafts and Bearing assemblies;
  • Profiles;
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Piping Parts;
  • Evolvents;

Shafts design

  • Shafts
  • Gaskets
  • Cuts and thrust rings
  • Bearings
  • Bearing Assembly templates
  • Covers

Design tools

  • Construction lines
  • Rectangular, circular and mixed arrays with ability to fill contour
  • Text attributes usage in drafting commands and in library parts for automatic property filling

Extended list of supported standards

It comprises of: ISO, GOST (Russia), GB (Great Britain), IS (India), NF (France)

Library of standard and unified elements

  • Fasteners;
  • Standard profiles;
  • Reamers;
  • Graphic symbols for circuit elements;
  • Technological sketches;
  • Elements of machine accessories;
  • Parts and assemblies of mechanical gears, bearings, shafts and sockets;
  • Electric motors;
  • Gear boxes;
  • Pipeline fittings on internal and external cone;
  • Parts of vessels and apparatus;
  • Nomenclature filter.

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;
  • Gradient symbols;
  • Fixed joint symbols;
  • Marking and branding;
  • Hole tables;
  • Special arrays;
  • 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.


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