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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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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Advance Steel – Status Control Inside Model And Drawings

In Advance Steel, the users can use the options to provide a Status level to both the drawing and the model elements and it is often described as Key Stages/Life Cycles inside the production process.


The Status system remains as part of the Fabrication data inside Advance Steel, it can contain levels/statuses which are included to it through the Management Tool (MT) System. Besides, comment levels are included to approve the status.


Various colors can be arranged while generating anything inside the MT. These can then be applied to provide colourisation/highlighting to the model. It is accomplished with the project explorer and the saved Query Feature.

Together with this, there exist a status level for drawings, the drawing system is segregated to the model elements, because drawings may not always remain at the equivalent status as the model, as for instance the model may be left for revision, the elements in the model are updated, but the drawings are not located at similar point. But at some point, they will obtain an adjustment, then a modification in status level of Reissued etc., then modifying to the same status as model at some point.


The vital fact is that a “STATUS” level, is not an adjustment to the drawing, it belongs to the present state of the drawing to the overall life cycle to the project, so the two systems are not same, but can be employed in combination to deliver a life cycle management to the system for Autodesk Advance Steel document and model management.


To get detailed idea on the different steps and operation, go through the following video presentations.


Advance Steel – Status Control Inside Model And Drawings

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Download Sample Cad Drawing Of Inclined Pitched Roof Concrete Slab Reinforcement

This is a Dwg CAD drawing sample of an Inclined Pitched Roof Concrete Slab Reinforcement. Plan view of a reinforced concrete pitched-inclined slab demonstrates exact positioning of slab reinforcement, cantilever reinforcement, slab thickness, roof apex reinforcement.

Illustration of a 12x12m roof slab with a 4 by 4 column-beam support layout. Reinforcement calculations are done by applying Eurocode 2. Design of slabs is accomplished so as to leave out the deflection checks.

The sample drawing covers the following items :-

• full pitched roof slab reinforcement plan view

• slab & overhang cantilever reinforcement

• roof pitched apex reinforcement

• slab thickness annotation

This comprehensive drawing is available in CAD dwg, dxf and pdf formats and can be applied in any projects and save significant time.

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Download sample cad drawing of Inclined Pitched Roof Concrete Slab Reinforcement

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