nanoCAD 5.0 – The newest powerful CAD software

Nanosoft launched nanoCAD 5.0. It is a free, fully operative CAD software. After making registration and activating the software, the users can obtain a one-year renewable license and utilize the software for any purpose.

Once the software is installed, the users will be able to import drawing (DWG) files or develop new projects as well as export and share with others, devoid of any watermarks.

Top Three New Features of nanoCAD 5.0

nanoCAD provides support for DirectX graphics and it is now the standard for graphics performance for Microsoft Windows. DirectX is mostly recognized for gaming, but its graphics performance functions efficiently with computers and lower-end graphics cards. In nanoCAD 5.0, you can select which graphic library, OpenGL or DirectX, is considered as the perfect option for your video card. It can be accessed by opening the Options dialog box and selecting Graphic settings. (Image courtesy of Nanosoft.)

It is compatible with AutoCAD 2013/2014 version DWG files. nanoCAD can now read and write AutoCAD-supported DWG files which are well-suited with DWG files compatible with AutoCAD 2013.

Better object selection – The Quick Selection (QS) command is upgraded significantly and extended with a few vital capabilities. Now the users will be able to produce selection conditions for graphic primitives like arcs, polylines, splines and lines. The QS command in nanoCAD 5.0 also facilitates the users to produce selection conditions for complicated objects like tables, notes, dimensions and blocks.

The users can now add a block with .dxf file extension for greater adaptability.

nanoCAD products comprise of nanoCAD Plus, nanoCAD Pro, nanoCAD Mechanica, nanoCAD Construction, nanoCAD Construction Site.

To download nanoCAD 5.0, go through the following link

nanoCAD 5.0 – The newest powerful CAD software

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Details of AutoCAD coordinates

There are 3 types of AutoCAD coordinates system which are given below :-



All input points are mentioned in your drawing with standard Cartesian coordinates x and y.

With the use of absolute coordinate, points are inputted by typing x, y (Enter).


As soon as the first point is inputted, your next points will be inputted by indicating the next coordinate compare/relative from the first points. The relative coordinate is commenced with the symbol “@” to inform AutoCAD that it is a relative coordinate. With relative coordinate, the points are inputted by typing @x,y (Enter).

POLAR COORDINATES: Polar coordinates are applied when it is required to draw the next points at specify angle. Polar coordinates system in AutoCAD indicates distance length at which angle. With polar coordinate, points are inputted by typing @distance < angle (Enter).

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Steps associated with MEP Coordination Systems

MEP coordination is considered as one of the most vital process in construction that should be given special attention. The system makes sure that the structural framework and architectural design are not conflicted with its MEP-FP systems. Based on the level of details (LOD) and need of the client, the MEP coordination method differs in every organization. MEP Coordination Systems contains the following stages :-

1. Assessment of Consultant Design Drawings and Structural/Architectural Plans: Preliminary, the MEP coordination service facilitates the organization to obtain single line drawings from the MEP-contractors or consultants. Afterward, they study the structural and architectural plans thoroughly. Besides, they study the MEP specifications except for the assessment of drawings, layouts with reliability. Finally, MEP coordination services provider designs a brief plan for coordination.

2. 3D Prototype Formation: To fulfill the need in initial phase, the MEP coordinator generates an accurate 3D model by applying AutoCAD or Revit. This 3D model demonstrates total MEP services with adherence to the architectural and structural conditions of the building. Besides, this entire model acts as the base for various other important development-related plans, elevations or sections. MEP coordinator employs the 3D model for client inputs as well as generating complete walkthroughs.

3. Conflict detection and Resolution: In this phase, the 3D model set up earlier is tested for clashes among the MEP systems and the design elements. For this, they use Navisworks, a particular clash-detection software application. It detects all types of clashes like workflow clashes, geometry-related hard clashes, and clearance clashes. Besides, the MEP coordinator detects possible alternatives and deliver them to the clients.

4. Formation of Coordinated Sections and Drawings: Once a 3D model is tested for vertical and horizontal coordination, then the drawing sets are arranged to demonstrate how MEP-FP systems function in coordination as well as for more transparency, annotation and tagging process. The organizations who are liable to control MEP coordination can get elevation, section, and isometric views from the 3D model produced earlier. Besides, these can be applied for client explanations.

5. Formation of Detailed Service Drawings: In this stage, all the structural service-by-service drawings are generated and the details are included with reference to their dimensions like heights, and distances from gridlines. Site installation teams utilize these drawings and develop the base for fabrication drawings.

6. Formation of Spool, Fabrication Drawings, and Hangar Drawings: On basis of the scope of work, particular services drawings are utilized to generate fabrication drawings through some software or detailing. These drawings illustrate fabrication features for ductwork, and hence the CNC machines can directly identify them for rendering purposes.

If required, the MEP coordination unit also indicates the details of the model to create spooling data for production crews. Except for this, the firm can even plan out and then demonstrate the hangars for every design. As soon as the plan is made, the hangar specifications are provided on a list for the production units.

In MEP coordination systems, some steps may be omitted with regards to the scope of the project. Although each point is important for completing any project successfully devoid of any setbacks, additional cost, and unanticipated design amendments.

7. As-Fitted Modifications: This final step is associated with making modifications to the design model and the pictures because of some site changes from the construction designs. If the coordination work is perfect, and the installation is done according to the construction drawing directions and plans, the amendments to the as-fitted (also defined as as-installed and as-built) designs are least amount.


Steps associated with MEP Coordination Systems

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Some useful AutoCAD commands to improve your CAD modeling skills

1) CHAMFER:- It is used to produce bevel about a corner.

Alter Toolbar => Chamfer icon.
Alter menu => Chamfer option.
Type CHAMFER or CHA at “COMMAND:” prompt and press enter

2) PLOT :- It is applied to print the drawing on paper.

Ctrl+P is the shortcut key
File menu => Plot option.
At “COMMAND:” prompt, type PLOT and press enter

3) LENGTHEN:- It is helpful for modifying the length of an accessible line. It is also possible to view the length of a selected line at command prompt.

Alter toolbar => Lengthen option.
At “COMMAND:” prompt, type LENGTHEN or LEN and press enter

4) XLINE (Construction Line) :- It is a useful command to generate a endless line.

Draw toolbar => Construction Line icon.
Draw menu => Construction Line option.

Type XLINE or XL and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

5) ATTDEF (Attribute Definition) :- It is applied to include block attribute to a block. An attribute stands for a label or tag that connects data to a block.

Draw menu => Block option => Describe Attribute option.

Type ATTDEF or ATT and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

6) INSERT :- It is suitable for inserting an accessible Block in the active file.

Draw toolbar => Insert Block icon.
Insert menu => Block option.

Type INSERT or I and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

7) WRITE BLOCK :- It is utilized to generate a New Block. When Write Block command is applied to produce Block, the resultant block is applicable in any AutoCAD File.

Type WBLOCK and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

8) BLOCK :- It is applied to make a New Block. When Block command is used to produce the block, the resultant block is employed in the source file only.

Type BLOCK and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

9) DIVIDE :- This command is applied to Divide an object into several identical divisions.

Draw menu => Point option Divide option.

Type DIVIDE or DIV and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

10) MEASURE :- This command is utilized to break up an object into some divisions of defined equivalent length.

Draw menu => Point option Measure option.
Type MEASURE or ME and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

To get more commands, go through the following link

Some useful AutoCAD commands to improve your CAD modeling skills

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Importance of AutoCAD, Revit and STAAD Pro for Civil Engineers

A civil engineers should contain adequate working knowledge in AutoCAD to make drawing smarter. Knowledge of other programs like Revit and STAAD Pro are also very crucial for other disciplines.

AutoCAD: Both AutoCAD and Civil 3D play an important role for making efficient civil engineering design. These programs facilitate you to generate quality plan sets. On the other hand, working knowledge of AutoCAD is not essential for construction engineers.

The design aggregation and documentation tools, which are in-built into AutoCAD, enhance productivity as well as simplify your design and documentation workflows and accelerate projects from design to completion whereas automate the tiresome manual drafting tasks.

AutoCAD allows to produce surfaces, solids, and offset curves dynamically and manipulate them with context-sensitive PressPull operations. 3D models are directly imported into AutoCAD from different types of applications, like SolidWorks, CATIA, Pro/ENGINEER, Rhinoceros, and NX products and services to easily generate intelligent 2D views. Point Cloud tools facilitates you to import scanned objects with up to 2 billion data points. Physical 3D prototypes of your designs are instantly formed with AutoCAD’s 3D printing capabilities.

Revit: Revit is an useful software for architects and other building professionals that can be used for architectural design and documentation. Revit facilitates the users to produce a perfect and detailed building model in quickest possible time.

Revit empowers the civil engineers to render the best performance with the creation of virtual illustration of building products. Starting from the Design Development & Coordination, 3D Modeling, Drawing Set Creation to Quantity Take-off, civil engineers can obtain the separate product specifications of the building which range from the color, tolerance, cost and other info. All these are essential to take informed decisions.

Revit provides the following advantages to the civil engineers:

a. Offer perfect, trustworthy and reasonable solutions
b. Substantiate the design of the model for constructability and performance
c. Maintenance of wood, steel and concrete structures like column, beam depths and clashes
d. Perform a detailed analysis of structural & MEP elements to render projects in risk-free environment

STAAD Pro: STAAD Pro is a handy software for structural engineers to make accurate structural analysis and design. The program supports the analysis of different types of structural elements like bridges, structural beams, floodgates, and much more. Civil engineers with a structural background are suggested to learn supporting programs like STAAD Pro.

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Some useful AutoCAD shortcuts to accelerate your drawing time

In this article, you will be familiar with some useful AutoCAD tricks and shortcuts which can significantly reduce your drawing time.

CHSPACE: This shortcut is used to shift objects in a drawing from layout to model space with the selection of a viewport to move the text or objects into. It is applicable in both directions.

BURST: BURST shortcut can be applied to break out a block/object keeping all its attributes as it is.

NCOPY: Replicates linework or objects out of a nested object into your existing drawing. It is mostly beneficial for fetching XREF linework into existing drawings.

OOPS: OOPS shortcut can adjust your mistake (as long as it’s a delete) regardless how far back it was. Devoid of applying CTRL-Z, OOPS undoes your last erase command keeping all the works unchanged which have been completed since then.

FILEDIA: Fixing this value to 1, facilitates dialog boxes to open in AutoCAD, fixing it to 0 means everything is finished in the command line.

APPLOAD: This shortcut facilitates you to fix which application to load along with opening AutoCAD.

Work with Images: Rather than scaling and rotating images every time, just include the image into a blank drawing and fix its position, scale, and rotation. After getting image as per your choice, save the drawing. It allows you to add that image as a drawing, rather than the image, and all settings remain identical. Specifically ideal for the images like company logos, etc.

To get more information, watch the following video tutorial.

R / REDRAW: Restore the drawing in the viewport.

DIMBASELINE: This shortcut produces a dimension that commences from a baseline of previous dimensions that is linear, angular or coordinate.

ID: Shows point coordinates all through your worksheet.

Autoscale Setting: With it, your default scale factor can be modified by fixing the Auxiliary scale factor to Plot Scale or Dimscale.

To get more shortcut lists, go through the following link

Some useful AutoCAD shortcuts to accelerate your drawing time

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ASCENT introduces Autodesk 2019 Courseware Roadmap

ASCENT – Center for Technical Knowledge, a member of the Autodesk Authorized Publisher Program, just launched its updated Learning Guides for Autodesk 2019 software. ASCENT’s wide-ranging Autodesk 2019 Courseware Roadmap layouts the release dates for over 70 titles.

Titles exist in both print and eBook formats via ASCENT’s online store at, and in print at

Besides, Autodesk 2019 offerings, ASCENT has introduced a French version of Revit Architecture 2018 Basic guidelines, known as Autodesk Revit 2018 Architecture: Concepts de base (Métrique) to spread out BIM program to the French language architectural community with the collaboration among ASCENT and Autodesk.

By extending the BIM programs to the architectural community, it is possible to cope up with the advancement in AEC industry as well as fulfill the mission of architects.

Besides, providing it’s important and existing educational resources, ASCENT also extends multi-language accessibility to it’s courseware with the introduction of our first French language learning guide.”

The following Autodesk 2019 Learning Guides are accessible for purchase:

• AutoCAD 2019: 3D Drawing and Modeling – Mixed Units
• AutoCAD 2019: 3D Drawing and Modeling – Metric
• AutoCAD 2019: Beyond the Basics – Mixed Units
• AutoCAD 2019: Beyond the Basics – Metric
• AutoCAD 2019: Essentials – Mixed Units
• AutoCAD 2019: Essentials – Metric

• AutoCAD 2019: Fundamentals – Mixed Units
• AutoCAD 2019: Fundamentals – Metric
• AutoCAD Civil 3D 2019: Fundamentals – Imperial
• AutoCAD Civil 3D 2019: Fundamentals – Metric
• Autodesk Inventor 2019: Introduction to Solid Modeling – Mixed Units
• Autodesk Inventor 2019: Advanced Part Modeling (Mixed Units)
• Autodesk Revit 2019: Fundamentals for Architecture – Imperial

These learning resources are specifically designed for self-paced learning, instructor-led training, and on-the-job reference. ASCENT also provides Video-Enhanced eBooks, Official Certification Preparation books, self-paced eLearning and Video-Enhanced eLearning Bundles.

The educational institutions, corporations, Autodesk Training Centers and individuals can access ASCENT’s Learning Guides worldwide via distribution centers in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. For volume sales, contact an ASCENT representative at 1-866-527-2368.

ASCENT introduces Autodesk 2019 Courseware Roadmap

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