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nanoCAD

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Developers: Nanosoft
Last Release Date: 2020/09/07
Branches: Military industrial complex,  Government and social institutions,  Information technologies,  Mechanical engineering and instrument making,  Science and education,  Construction and industry of construction materials
Technology: BIM - Information modeling of buildings and constructions,  CAD

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2020

Free educational licenses for teachers and students

The Nanosoft company announced on September 7, 2020 a possibility of providing free educational licenses of nanoCAD. Now they are available not only to educational institutions, but also to teachers and students.

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Earlier only universities had an opportunity to obtain the educational license, specialized secondary educational institutions and educational classes. Now free of charge to download nanoCAD, without becoming attached to the license of organization, pupils and students can use the program in educational projects and term papers and also teachers – for creation of scientific and methodical materials.

The Nanosoft company moved to other level of support of pupils and teachers. The simplified access to educational licenses of nanoCAD will open more opportunities for independent scientific work. We want that the current generation of pupils used the innovative technologies and studied at qualitative software.

For September, 2020 each profile educational institution has an opportunity to update the software park in an educational class that will allow to increase the level of knowledge of listeners at accomplishment of laboratory works.

nanoCAD Plus и nanoCAD Pro 20.1

On June 17, 2020 the Nanosoft company provided an engineering ecosystem of nanoCAD of version 20.1. Changes concerned modules SPDS, Mekhanik and functionality of data processing of three-dimensional scanning. The module "Raster Editing" is implemented.

nanoCAD 20.1

According to the company, a concept "The engineering ecosystem" assumes gradual consolidation of products of the line nanoCAD based on a single platform. From the 20th version the products nanoCAD SPDS and nanoCAD of Mekhanik became the modules nanoCAD Plus and entered its distribution kit.

The brief summary in nanoCAD 20.1:

  • the module "Raster Editing" is tool kit for improvement of quality of images, their conversion, the intellectual analysis and editing;
  • the module nanoCAD SPDS – in the editor of tables appeared the functionality increasing convenience of work with Big Data;
  • the module nanoCAD of Mekhanik – is finished the editor of technical requirements;
  • enhanced capabilities of data processing of three-dimensional scanning are included in nanoCAD platform tools.

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In release we provided the improved functionality of SPDS and Mechanics, a data processing facility of three-dimensional scanning and the module "Raster Editing".

Maxim Egorov, the CEO of JSC Nanosoft told
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Module "Raster Editing"

Starting with version 20.1 there was a module "Raster Editing" which expanded possibilities of the platform during the work with bitmap images.

The tool kit for improvement of quality of images, their conversion, the intellectual analysis and editing, extraction of semantic information (vectorization), semi-automatic trace of vector primitives and recognition of texts and also for rasterization of any type of data, supported by the nanoCAD platform is a part of the module "Raster Editing". The module was a part of the nanoCAD Pro configuration. In a basic configuration of the commercial version of nanoCAD Plus this functionality is limited to instruments of four-point correction, alignment, cutting, setup of parameters of display of a raster.

Module nanoCAD SPDS

In the editor of tables there was a functionality increasing convenience of work with Big Data. For example, contextual control buttons will allow to add or delete lines, and functions of sorting according to columns configure the necessary gradation even in difficult tables. Visual representation of formulas can be turned off now – it considerably increases work speed in the editor when using difficult formulas.

Updating concerned also other elements of a design: the Break and Gap commands hide under themselves shadings and circuits of premises now, in texts of SPDS setup of type size for fractions and indexes is implemented, and in technical requirements numbering options appeared.

Module nanoCAD of Mekhanik

In this version of the module nanoCAD of Mekhanik the editor of technical requirements whose functionality is so important to designers at execution of drawings is finished. Changes concerned the editor of specifications. Fasteners of base are finished, a lot of work on improvement of parametrical 3D models of reducers of different type is carried out.

One more updating of version 20.1 – the enhanced capabilities of data processing of three-dimensional scanning included in nanoCAD Pro complete set within the current license (or in nanoCAD Plus option + the module "Raster Editing").

The basic functionality for loading of clouds of points, their display, setup of parameters of visualization, as before, will be available as a part of nanoCAD Plus and vertical solutions on its base. The advanced functionality ensuring functioning with clouds of points is included in structure of nanoCAD Plus x64 and till April 30, 2021 is open for commercial use within the current license nanoCAD Plus. After this date it will be available only as a part of the special module which use will require the separate license.


Owners of annual and permanent licenses of the software products nanoCAD Plus, nanoCAD SPDS, nanoCAD of Mekhanik, nanoCAD Pro with the operating subscription upgrade to version 20.1 free of charge. The cost of the nanoCAD configurations – from 14,500 rubles

The cost of the module "Raster Editing" is from 30,000 rubles. It can be bought in addition to nanoCAD Plus or to receive as a part of nanoCAD Pro.

Additional licenses of nanoCAD for remote work

On March 27, 2020 the Nanosoft company announced providing the license nanoCAD to the clients for remote work.

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Additional licenses automatically will appear in personal accounts of commercial users on March 27, 2020 and will work till June 30, 2020.

All directions of business pass through hard times. The companies and their heads should change rapidly business processes, to transfer employees to remote work. At the same time for preserving of profitability it is extremely important to observe terms of delivery of projects.

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In spite of the fact that a few days ago we placed operation manuals of licenses in the remote mode, we decided to simplify still an opportunity for work from the house or, for example, alternation of office and remote work, having free of charge provided duplicative site commercial licenses. Also I want to note the successful beginning of work of Nanosoft online-school: for March 27, 2020 we already received more than 2500 registration for the free lessons nanoCAD. Commercial house licenses and the training materials – what even in such difficult conditions will allow to increase performance of work of designers
speaks Maxim Egorov, the CEO of JSC Nanosoft
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Licenses will also be provided to all users who will purchase nanoCAD products of the line till June 30, 2020.

2019

Compatibility of nanoCAD Plus with Lotus OS

On December 7, 2019 the Nanosoft company reported that the nanoCAD Plus CAD platform passed internal test of compatibility with the Lotus operating system from Enstrim company. Full compatibility and correctness of work both 32-, and the 64-bit version of nanoCAD Plus and also modules which are a part of the platform is confirmed including the module of parametrical three-dimensional modeling. Are tested multi-user infrastructure with support of "floating" network licenses. Results of tests allow to recommend surely application of the nanoCAD Plus CAD platform in the Lotus operating system. It will allow state structures and corporations to use effectively tested software for the organization of more productive work, consider in Nanosoft.

The nanoCAD Plus CAD platform is adapted to work in domestic Lotus OS

As noted in Nanosoft, based on the Lotus operating system and the nanoCAD Plus CAD platform of the organization can create the ready jobs of government employees and office employees equipped with a full range of the necessary software for work in a CAD. The software package can be applied in public authorities, the state corporations, educational institutions and business structures.

NanoCAD Plus CAD platform

Lotus OS allows administrators to support group politicians in the domain of a directory service the Active Directory and Lotos Directory. The graphic administration console simplifies to the employees management of IT infrastructure. In addition developers provided tools for simple transition to OS from earlier installed systems. "Lotus" supports the popular information security tools (IST), including cryptographic protection (CIPF). A system completely conforms to requirements of the legislation in the field of data protection, claim in Nanosoft.

NanoCAD Plus CAD platform

nanoCAD Plus 11

On May 16, 2019 the company "Nanosoft" announced release of the flagship product of nanoCAD Plus 11. The solution is constructed based on digital CAD- the nanoCAD platform, a versatile tool with open API and various tools and viewing exact drawings for the most various industries and specialists working with two-and three-dimensional graphics and also BIM- data according to domestic standards.

In Nanosoft noted that the release of the 11th version sums up the result of the next development cycle which at the same time covered six key directions: performance improvement and conveniences of work in the environment of nanoCAD, development and optimization of CAD functionality, increase in compatibility with other DWG products, setup under requirements of the Russian standards, development of functionality of three-dimensional modeling and improvement of the program interface (API).

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"nanoCAD is the digital CAD platform applied for a wide range of tasks as in design (mechanical engineering, architecture/construction, land management), and in adjacent areas. nanoCAD provides to users the choice, independence in development and the convenient tool for the solution of the most different tasks: project, scientific, research, integration, the innovation – any".
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According to the developer, in the 11th version the set of changes in a part of solid modeling, support of embedded objects, changes of spaces of subjects of the drawing, printing in 3D PDF, supports of the electronic digital signature, etc. is implemented. Speed when switchings is optimized "model sheets" and work with external references that in certain cases allowed to accelerate in tens of times work with saturated documents – general plans and summary models. Further setup and improvement of the interface not only made work in nanoCAD Plus of more comfortable, but also simplified support of a product in the large companies where the account of the used jobs goes on hundreds.

As of May, 2019 the version of nanoCAD Plus 11 is already available to downloading. Version 11 is free of charge provided to the users of the nanoCAD Plus platform who subscribed or using time commercial licenses. New licenses or updates are offered other users.

nanoCAD Plus 10.3

On March 4, 2019 "Nanosoft", Russian the developer and the distributor software for design, released technical update of domestic CAD-CAD the nano Plus 10.3 platform.

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Release of this technical updating – result of huge work which was done jointly the command Nanosoft which is responsible for the program interface (API) of the nanoCAD platform and the developers of a CAD-applications porting the developments on the tenth version of our platform. Therefore, on the one hand, for end users of the platform in this version a few visual and interface changes. But, on the other hand, as a result of development of API there are customized applications which are installed on nanoCAD Plus 10.3, in particular, by software Pipeline Complex from Younis South company (software analog "Pipeline 2012 System") intended for design of objects of transport of oil and gas.
Ozhigin Denis, technical director Nanosoft
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In version 10.3 more than 100 tasks of completion of API are solved. Among the main: dynamic properties, work with properties of subprimitives (subentity), methods on work with controls on dialogs (CNdUiBitmapButton, CNcUiComboBox with child classes), work with a panel of a status (NcApStatusBar), a possibility of inheritance from NcDbDwgFiler, NcDbDeepCloneFiler, NcDbWblockCloneFiler. Besides, the possibility of start of nanoCAD in the background ("invisible") mode, a key of the command line – invisible is implemented. The feature to start the external application from the command line of nanoCAD with waiting of end of the caused program, the SHELL_EXEC_PARAM command is added.

Documentation kits (filings)

We added the complete list of corrections in API to the Whats new.pdf file which is a part of a distribution kit and is discussed at a forum of Club of developers.

Technical updating is distributed for free for all current users of nanoCAD Plus of version 10. In customized applications Nanosoft this updating will appear automatically at release of the corresponding updates. New users can download the full-function version of nanoCAD Plus 10.3 from the website nanocad.ru and within 30 days free of charge get acquainted with its opportunities.

The cost of the annual license nanoCAD Plus for March, 2019 – 13,800 rub.

The cost of the permanent license for March, 2019 – 34,500 rub.

2018

nanoCAD Plus 10.1

On November 13, 2018 the Nanosoft company provided nanoCAD Plus 10.1: upgraded version of the domestic CAD platform.

Version 10.1 of the nanoCAD Plus platform is emergence additional and development of the existing functionality based on the principles and technologies of the 10th version.

In Nanosoft noted that one of the main changes of version 10.1 – building block system of licensing. The technology is fulfilled on the module "3D modelling" intended for creation of three-dimensional solid-state objects of irregular shapes and the module "2D parametrization" which allows to coordinate 2D-this dependences and to receive the intellectual drawing managed by parameters.

In nanoCAD Plus 10.1 the module "Clouds of Points" appeared

The version also received the Clouds of Points add-on module which adds a feature to work with data of three-dimensional laser scanning (LIDAR) to the nanoCAD Plus platform: import to the existing models of a cloud of points, visualize them, sew, filter, segment, classify, analyze, do sections and even to vectorize. According to the developer, advantage of this module is that all work with superbig clouds of points (up to 2.5 billion points) is carried out directly in the DWG environment, in user-friendly interaction as with 2D-these, and three-dimensional information models.

According to the statement of the developer, the opportunity for work with modules not only within the nanoCAD Plus platform, but also in any vertical applications where support of nanoCAD Plus of versions 10.1 will be implemented above became the main difference of the updated building block system. It means that "Clouds of points" will appear also in programs of a line of nanoCAD (Geonickname Engineering BIM SPDS Mechanics Constructions), and in a software package Model Studio CS – to work with the module offered by Nanosoft company users of any of these solutions will be able.

In version 10.1 large-scale works on optimization and inline tuning of the program are also performed: the list of the implemented wishes, the corrected errors and the taken into account comments, according to the developer, exceeds five hundred points. In Nanosoft selected the following improvements:

  • the updated PDF driver saves TTF fonts in electronic PDF documentation;
  • the operation algorithm with the Properties panel is optimized, accomplishment of the procedure of collecting, structuring and an output to the Properties panel of the selected objects is accelerated;
  • an opportunity to use automatically updated fields in multiline attributes of blocks is supported;
  • in the manager of the drawing function of fast creation of groups of the selected objects is added;
  • at measurement of data on the drawing the DIST command there is dynamically updated size;
  • as raster substrates GIF files can be used;
  • the command line accepts creation of polylines on a set of the coordinates separated by spaces;
  • the updated, more convenient and evident logic of recovery of autosave-files is applied;
  • work of the JOIN command became more convenient;
  • the next set of improvements of the MEXT command is implemented: the editor's call from the Properties panel, a possibility of shutdown of a line in the editor, etc.

The CAD of nanoCAD Plus 10.1 extends according to two schemes of sales: annual and permanent licenses are offered users.

The Nanosoft company noted that owners of the annual licenses nanoCAD Plus and permanent licenses with the operating subscription upgrade to upgraded version free of charge. The cost of the annual license nanoCAD Plus for November, 2018 – 12,500 rub, the permanent license – 37,500 rub.

nanoCAD Plus 10.0

The Nanosoft company, the Russian software developer for automated design, submitted on April 16, 2018 the next version of the domestic universal CAD platform: nanoCAD Plus 10.0. In the anniversary version many ideas, solutions and innovations which were put two, three and five years ago are implemented, noted in the company.

By preparation of this version processing of a graphic subsystem which allows to work quicker now with many drawings and especially with 3D - graphics is complete. According to developers, the product became user-friendlier including because in nanoCAD 10.0, along with classical, the modern interface appeared. Its compatibility with other *.dwg-platforms, an opportunity for the companies to implement fast and high-quality transition to nanoCAD became feature of version 10.0, without loss continuing to use the existing drawings, files and data.

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Users of nanoCAD Plus 10, first of all, will pay attention to absolutely tape interface. That configuration of the films tabs really was optimal, huge work on the analysis of often used commands is done. More than 6 thousand elements of the interface are processed. The second big block of the performed works concerns development of compatibility with other *.dwg-platforms. It both support of DWG2018/2019 format, and compatible tables which do not require converting in the "native" tables nanoCAD (SPDS format) and implementation new and also development of already proved tools (3D - polylines, multicallout, compatible dynamic blocks, the DWS files standards which provide automatic support of the internal CAD standards of the organization) and many other things. Add to DirectX 10 told support which at the hardware level provides faster drawing of graphics, and, of course, support of the Russian three-dimensional geometrical core of C3D — all this is aimed at that users quickly began to work with our product — the technical director of the company "Nanosoft development" Denis Ozhigin told.
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Version 10.0 is free of charge provided to the users of the nanoCAD Plus platform who subscribed or using time commercial licenses. It is only required to receive in the Personal account on the website www.nanocad.ru serial numbers, and then the updated files of licenses.

Licenses or updates at the price list prices are offered other users. The nanoCAD platform supports a broad spectrum of licensing: depending on tasks it is possible to purchase the permanent or time, network or site license, to record version number or to deliver product update on service (subscription). Besides, the license for the nanoCAD Plus platform can be expanded with two add-on modules for three-dimensional modeling (ACIS or C3D) and imposing 2D - dependences.

Full-function nanoCAD Plus 10.0 will be available to downloading from the product website, since April 25.

2017: nanoCAD Plus 8.5

On October 25, 2017 the Nanosoft company submitted the version of nanoCAD Plus 8.5. The main change in the version – acceleration of work with DWG data in two-dimensional drawings and three-dimensional models.

Performance improvement became possible by means of processing of the video driver according to opportunities of modern video cards and drivers of DirectX/OpenGL. Optimization affects all functionality of the program. The development team carried out large-scale refactoring of the code.

As the company, work with DWG files in which blocks are repeatedly enclosed in themselves up to 50 times stated, accelerated almost fivefold. Graphic data processing is distributed on several computing flows – it allows the platform to accelerate considerably, and on multiple processor systems, and on the single-processor configurations maintaining multithreading.

Work speed with raster and the PDF substrates, clouds of points, IFC data and saturated three-dimensional models, large blocks containing more than one million objects, frozen by layers, objects with the damaged geometry, etc. is optimized.

Version 8.5 includes the updated PDF engine. It allows to import vector and raster data on DWG Wednesday (PDF2DWG command). This mechanism allows to become attached to the PDF data how there is a binding to raster and vector data.


Other changes in version 8.5

  • the alternative method of illumination of the selected objects – the selected objects can be selected with a dotted line and translucent illumination;
  • there was a lock image button in status bar, protects interface elements from accidental movement;
  • working off of pause command (PAUSE) and spaces in a komstroka from LISP will allow to start the bigger number of the individual automation equipment.

The demonstration version is available on the website www.nanocad.ru. After installation of the software product the demonstration version can be translated in estimated, it will work free of charge in the full-function mode within 30 days.

To educational institutions on the website educational licenses of the program are granted, the version with open SDK is offered to application developers.

2016

nanoCAD Plus 8.1

"Innovations of the eighth version obviously pleased users: both a dynamic input, and the updated interface, and the improved work with *.dwg-files, and increase in accuracy of mathematical calculations – all this led to growth of requests for our platform. On my feelings, in eight years of development the nanoCAD Plus platform gained the sufficient volume of CAD functionality therefore the main objective of developers of future versions – 'polish' and optimization of work. Release of nanoCAD Plus 8.1 – a step in this direction", – the technical director of the company Nanosoft Ozhigin Denis opens the updating release reason.

Development of function of cleaning of *.dwg-drawings (PURGE) became one of large improvements which will be noticed at once by experienced users. Now the command literally in one click corrects the majority of problem documents which came to technical support for the last two years. Most often these problems are connected or with incorrectly exported data, or with errors of creation of documents. Now the PURGE command does several passes on structure of the *.dwg-file, qualitatively cleaning data from not used elements (uninvolved DGN types of lines, anonymous blocks, geometry of zero length, empty test objects, not attached data) and getting even into repeatedly enclosed blocks. To that the program makes plus in the command line more detailed and clear and the report on results of work.

During the work with a functional panel Tools users will pay attention to the expanded directory of blocks which included nine new sections: figures of the flowcharts "Six Sigma", SDL, EPC, audit, creation of a flow of cost, a tree of errors, different options of arrows, images of office equipment in 3D - and in 2D - a type. All blocks have attributes, filling which it is possible to create reports afterwards. And with attraction of tools of the module 2D - parametrization users have an opportunity to build the dynamic changing flowcharts!

The new BURST command (from the Express Tools series) which breaks the selected blocks with conversion of the attributes which are contained in them to one-line or multiline texts is implemented. The feature for use of the Select Similar Objects (SELECTSIMILAR) from the Specific Screen of a Paper Space function is added. Information output about the proxy objects which are available in the opened file is added to the protocol of the command line.

The complex of problems leading to slow work or hangup of the program on saturated user drawings with big blocks or with a large number of the blocks containing 2D - and 3D - polylines is eliminated. Besides, a number of the errors becoming the reason of significant braking of the program during the preserving and autosave of the file is corrected.

"We continue active interaction with application developers who are the main drivers of development of API. Recently support of our platform was announced by developers of the software package Model Studio CS, the first module (power transmission line) is released, other sections of a line prepare for release. As we also assumed, the good impulse to transfer of third-party applications on the nanoCAD platform is given by the opportunity which appeared in the eighth version to create different configurations of the user interface and settings of the platform for each application. Having an individual label, each application is started by a separate copy of the platform with the menu and the toolbars, settings are also saved independently. This functionality which is built in the platform was appreciated by founders of Model Studio CS as the raising comfort and speed of development", – the head of club of Nanosoft developers Ilya Slobodin notes.

nanoCAD Plus 8

  • the improved instruments of drawing and documentation release – for designers;
  • the tools automating design process – for corporate users;
  • instruments of creation of summary BIM models – for innovators of CAD technologies.

First of all the nanoCAD Plus platform represents the building tool and release of the project documentation. For this reason the bulk of the changes which appeared in the eighth version is connected with development of the software product as tool for development of drawings. Increase in accuracy of a mathematical apparatus became a core of these changes – serious development was gained by all instruments of creation and editing primitives. Now creation of complex geometries, circuits and figures is executed in nanoCAD much more simply.

A number of changes is directed to increase in convenience of work with the program. For example, two new visual subjects are developed, light and dark – the last is intended for decrease in load of eyes of the specialist working with the program the whole day. The new visual editor of the interface allows to configure practically each program item (the menu, the toolbars, status bars, context menus, tooltip balloons, synonyms of commands and the keyboard shortcut) and also to transfer these settings from one workplace to another. There were bases of the dynamic interface – now the context right button menu will change depending on what actions the user makes at present. And at last at numerous requests of users the dynamic input of information is implemented. Actually command line moves under the user's cursor, in specialized data entry fields which not only dynamically represent a current status of the created and edited primitives, but also instantly display changes in the drawing.

A step towads is made corporate users: there were two new tools allowing to automate development process of electronic documentation taking into account corporate standards and also process of collecting and documentation release in electronic form.

The eighth version of the nanoCAD platform allows, using the IFC format, to import files on three-dimensional Wednesday of the *.dwg-document. Thanks to convenient instruments of navigation, unprecedented speed of work with three-dimensional data and an opportunity to get access not only to three-dimensional geometry of model, but also to information objects attributes, users of nanoCAD can use data of BIM models both for creation of the work documentation, and during the work with specialized solutions based on the nanoCAD Plus platform – for example, with engineering sections. Actually the universal IFC viewer with an opportunity to create summary BIM models in the environment of *.dwg is offered users!

2015

nanoCAD Plus 7

"A release of version 7.0 – a long-awaited event not only for us, developers, but also, first of all, for our users. The new version contains more than two tens large innovations and hundreds of improvements in which the most significant wishes of clients were considered, – Denis Ozhigin, the development director of the nanoCAD platform noted. – We as creators and ideologists of the platform are glad to offer the domestic market what now is really necessary for it".

In this version navigation in three-dimensional space is executed, it allows to move on model in real time, feeling in the architectural and construction project. This function is suitable for integration with BIM systems and for the space analysis of the different CAD models collected in a whole by means of external *.dwg-files.

In this release it is possible to change configuration of a system – the reference platform extends two separately licensed modules "3D-modelling" and "2D-parametrization" that does nanoCAD Plus by the instrument of three-dimensional parametrical solid modeling. Integration with a cloud service of the Fidesis engineering company and its CAE products helps to transfer the constructed model to strength calculation.

In version 7.0 the Spelling function works, it considers the reductions determined by GOST 2.316-2008, GOST P 21.1101-2013, RD 31.30.01.01-89 and other regulating documents. The nanoCAD Plus 7 platform underwent certification on compliance to requirements of the Russian standards regarding execution of the work documentation that is confirmed with the Certificate of conformity No. ROSS RU.SP15. H00781.

There was an opportunity to work with superbig clouds of points (more than one billion), data which provide modern three-dimensional laser scanning devices. The nanoCAD Plus 7 platform can import points from five formats: LAS from ASPRS, BIN from TerraSolid, PTX and PTS company from Leica and PCD company (Point Cloud Library) that allows to be integrated with a broad spectrum of the equipment.

nanoCAD and CAE Fidesys implement the integrated functionality of solid modeling

On May 26, 2015 the Nanosoft company and Fidesis company announced integration of the nanoCAD Plus 7 platform with the CAE products Fidesys and a cloud service[1].

The possibilities of three-dimensional solid modeling which appeared in nanoCAD Plus 7 are complemented with strength calculations of CAE Fidesys.

Integration with a shrink-wrapped software product from Fidesis and a cloud service is built in nanoCAD Plus 7 at the level of menu commands. To transfer the model created in nanoCAD to calculation it is enough to select the corresponding item – the model will be exported automatically (it occurs and in case the Fidesys complex is set on design engineering workstation, and when using a cloud service).

"An exit of nanoCAD Plus 7 integrated with products from Fidesis is only a first step of cooperation, – Dmitry Popov, the deputy CEO for product output of Nanosoft company noted. – We are interested in receiving responses about work of a linking of nanoCAD – CAE Fidesys: they will become a basis for determination of a vector of development of nanoCAD. Further the Nanosoft company assumes to use the settlement software in the vertical applications created based on nanoCAD with a core of solid modeling".

2014

nanoCAD Plus 6.0

On May 26, 2014 the Nanosoft company announced a release of the next version of the nanoCAD Plus 6.0 system.


nanoCAD Plus 6.0 is the commercial software product intended for the project organizations and private designers wishing to increase efficiency. For use of a product in the commercial mode it is necessary to be or the owner of the subscription granting right to use of nanoCAD during a certain term (7000 rub/ruble of m/year) or to purchase the box version which is not limiting usage time of a product (20,000 rub/ruble of m).

Along with the announcement of the version the developer company announced partial renaming of a product: in connection with a release of the international version, naming of the Russian version of the nanoCAD platform is given to a uniform type.

The free version of a product will be positioned under the name of "nanoCAD" (instead of "nanoCAD free"), the expanded version received the name "nanoCAD Plus". Adding of "Plus" emphasizes - the user gets advantage, in comparison with the free version which costs means.

This version of the platform contains more than 500 improvements and 10 large innovations included in the program after detailed study of wishes of clients. Developers consider - the nanoCAD platform made a new round in development of innovations and functionality. Creators divide all improvements into three big sections:

  • implementation of new unique features which select nanoCAD among other CAD platforms;
  • expansion and improvement of support of files of the *.dwg format (the main format of electronic drawings) that provides better support of the previous practices and increases quality of interaction with all participants of design process;
  • the development of the commonly accepted functionality of a CAD expected by experienced users of a foreign CAD.

"Undoubtedly, the new version of the nanoCAD platform is a new quality, new level, new opportunities. From this version we began to turn on in a CAD those unique features which will help to realize the potential of modern technologies. For example, the NORMAAUDIT function coordinates two main products of our company: nanoCAD (and the *.dwg-drawings developed in it) and the system of standards for NormaCS design. Now for check of relevance of data of the drawing it is enough to press only one button", – Denis Ozhigin, the area development director of nanoCAD of Nanosoft company noted.

The system of printing is updated:

  • evident control of placement of the drawing on the sheet with a binding to the printing device is exercised,
  • the service function "Manager of Drawings" providing access to all inner pattern of the *.dwg-file gives powerful opportunities of the analysis and correction of problem documents,
  • new means of rasterization of drawings, their protection against unauthorized changes are implemented.

For the first time nanoCAD Plus 6.0 is issued in 64-bit implementation – starting with this version users of nanoCAD get access to all opportunities of modern computers. Limits for the extent of the used RAM are lifted: nanoCAD Plus x64 allows work with the drawings occupying more than 3.7 GB in memory of the computer.

Details and the complete list of opportunities of this version - on a developer's site.

Testing of nanoCAD on the server system of virtualization Nvidia Grid

The Nanosoft company together with Arbyte (Arbayt Kompyyuterz) tested in the summer of 2014 work of the domestic nanoCAD CAD system on the server system of the virtualization using Nvidia Grid technology. Such system allows to integrate in one physical server several design engineering workstations without performance penalty of a graphic subsystem of a stationary workplace.

In the course of testing we looked for answers to the following questions:

  • What will be performance?
  • Whether there is a sense to designers to pass from traditional workstations to virtual work places or it is rational only in case of existence of unproductive or outdated machines?
  • Whether it is worth thinking of use of these technologies in general?

System of virtualization

A system on which testing was held represents the hardware and software system ARBYTE with the infrastructure organized on virtual machines and includes the virtual work places and two servers which are responsible for connection and authorization of users. Functioning with graphics is ensured by the NVIDIA GRID K1 card allowing to organize up to 16 virtual work places. If necessary, in a complex it is possible to install several cards, but within this testing we considered it inexpedient. Overall performance of a server system changes depending on the organization of disks and the number of at the same time started virtual machines.

Performance of a graphic subsystem can be increased, having replaced the GRID K1 cards with GRID K2, at the same time the quantity of jobs will be reduced, but each virtual machine will be provided with bigger graphic performance.

What was tested

nanoCAD, as well as its foreign analog AutoCAD, uses one core of the processor. And, the processor frequency is higher, the program works quicker. The graphic processor is necessary generally for drawing of the image. In the course of work are used also video memory and, slightly, the video card processor. The volume of video memory is important during the work with the application. The more open project, the more it is required.

The main objective of a research was to test the general operability of nanoCAD together with NVIDIA GRID technology and to see final performance. Work was conducted on the Internet, with creation of a VPN tunnel in ARBYTE network, and then directly from a local network to exclude potential impact of speed of the channel.

The test passed on two notebooks, at the same time results were fixed in several options of display resolution. The performance test which is built in nanoCAD the FPS value undertook during the work under OpenGL and DirectX (nanoCAD allows to switch). Also real FPS from screens of notebooks was measured. The test was carried out for the 64-bit and 32-bit version of nanoCAD 6 and also the free version of nanoCAD 5.1 free.

Testing took place using the GRID K140Q profiles and K120Q. The K140Q profile allows to organize 16 virtual machines (VM) on one GRID K1 card, at the same time 1 GB of video memory is selected for each VM. This mode is optimal for users of a CAD. The K120Q profile allows to organize 32 virtual machines on one GRID K2 card, at the same time 512 MB of video memory are selected for each VM. This profile is suitable for the organization of work of office users more, allowing to receive twice more high density of virtual work places.

Work speed in the GRID K120Q modes and K140Q

First of all it was required to understand whether the card operation mode will matter during the work in nanoCAD.

So, we will look at diagrams which we received during the work on the Internet. It is possible to see that there is no essential difference at different operation modes of the NVIDIA card. However, on the diagram with nanoCAD 5.1 free falling of FPS on the K140Q mode is visible. Most likely, it is caused by decrease at the time of measurement of the throughput channel at office, but not some features of the K140Q mode.

Work speed on the Internet and in the local area network

It is interesting that in the local area network we received higher values for weaker notebook. And here more powerful, on the contrary, showed results slightly worse, in comparison with work on the Internet. In spite of the fact that mean values of FPS undertook, it is quite possible that these results are a statistical error. Besides, the received results can confirm the fact that in this case the power of the end device is not crucial. The main thing that it was enough for processing of the entering video flow. The main work with graphics happens on the visualization server using its resources.

Now we will look how the remote arrangement of end devices influences work. Let's compare average FPS for different versions of the program at the organization of work on the Internet and in the local area network.

The received results allow to draw a conclusion on lack of an essential difference in the speed of operation of application. Only temporal impairments of speed of connection as it was already possible to see higher can have an impact. Therefore at the organization of remote jobs it is necessary to pay special attention to ensuring the maximum network transmission capacity and it "responsiveness. It is important for comfortable work.

Outputs

During the work in nanoCAD with big files, for example a geounderlying cause or other drawings saturated with graphics, it is necessary to have good hardware resources. Earlier need of the organization of effective processing of graphics was an obstacle for transfer of design engineering workstations in a cloud. However with the advent of a technology linking of NVIDIA GRID/Citrix the situation changed. Now virtual work places can combine advantages of remote access to applications and productive graphics. It allows to work comfortably with a remote server from any place and from any end devices — notebooks, tablets, smartphones.

On performance such solution will not be inferior to a "traditional" workplace, and depending on a configuration of the server can show even more good results. It is possible to see comparison of results of work on the same notebook of a basic configuration using own resources and at transfer of work in a cloud below.

From outside can seem that, in general, programs I work approximately equally. But in reality when using the notebook for work in the virtualized environment it is possible to notice significant increase in smoothness of execution of operations and overall performance.

2013

nanoCAD 5

The fifth version of a product is the most complete and large-scale updating of the platform for the entire period of its existence in the market. The company plans as free distribution of the new version of nanoCAD free with limited functionality for basic design, and implementation of the complete version of a product on a commercial basis.

The version contains more than 500 improvements and corrections which allowed the nanoCAD platform to become even more convenient, fast and qualitative.

Here only some of nanoCAD 5.0 new products:

  • The DWG format 2013 nanoCAD supports the most modern format of drawings *.dwg compatible to a set of a modern CAD, including with AutoCAD 2013/2014.
  • The advanced command line Functionality of autoend and self-correcting in the command line – modern technologies on service of users of nanoCAD.
  • The unique command "Insert as a Raster" In the new version of nanoCAD is implemented the unique feature allowing to insert in * the dwg-drawing any bitmap image from a clipboard – for example, the standard document from your workflow system or from library of the NormaCS information retrieval system.
  • The choice of objects possibilities of the Quick selection command which allows to perform selection on certain conditions not only difficult objects (blocks, the sizes, texts, tables, callout), but also graphic primitives (segments, arcs, circles, etc.) that significantly accelerates work on saturated drawings are Significantly expanded.
  • Mass error correction corrections according to more than 500 notes Are made that will find reflection and in free nanoCAD free. Corrections concern work with layers and a property sheet, with sheets and specific screens, shadings, the text, external references and blocks, the choice, creation and editing objects – practically all sections of the program underwent completion.

nanoCAD free 5.1

The Nanosoft company announced release of the update of the free version of the product nanoCAD free.

Main changes

"One of main objectives of release of this product we see fast, effective and free transition of the Russian enterprises to legal use of the CAD platform, – Maxim Egorov, the CEO of Nanosoft Ltd noted. – According to us, the majority Russian 2D - designers still work at not the licensed software, putting at themselves at risk of criminal prosecution. Another and too a considerable part of specialists works in the companies hardly finding funds for purchase and updating of expensive import solutions. Import substitution – here a true mission of nanoCAD free 5.1!"


Innovations, corrections

The version of nanoCAD free 5.1 is created on the basis of the commercial version of nanoCAD 5.0 which appeared in June, 2013. In its structure the new functionality which belongs to basic opportunities of a CAD and appeared in the platform from the moment of release of the previous free version of nanoCAD 3.7. All are made corrections of the platform known at the moment:

  • DirectX support. Starting with this version, nanoCAD supports two graphic libraries: open OpenGL library, not dependent on the platform, and Microsoft Windows the DirectX library focused on the operating system. Now nanoCAD provides optimal performance on the broadest spectrum of video cards.
  • support of dwg-files of versions of AutoCAD 2013/2014. The Autodesk company periodically makes changes to an inner pattern of dwg-files that can worsen compatibility of AutoCAD and third-party applications. nanoCAD free 5.1 is capable to read and write compatible to AutoCAD dwg-files, starting with the version of AutoCAD R11 (which appeared 23 years ago!) and finishing the most modern AutoCAD 2013/2014.
  • Autoend and self-correcting of command input in the command line. The advanced algorithm of command input allows to find quickly commands even if you were mistaken at input. It not just accelerates work – it does communication with the program by more comfortable.
  • Quick selection of objects. The new search mechanism allowing to look for any elements of the drawing both according to all document and within the current space or the area, is implemented by a limited frame. Plus to that you can not just find objects by criteria, but also change selection of objects, entering new search criterions.
  • The advanced window of Property is essential. In it accomplishment of mathematical transactions in data entry fields of values is implemented. Also this window received expansion of the displayed properties for polylines, splines, tables, external references, etc.

"Releasing nanoCAD free 5.1, we share the most expensive that we have: result of the huge work enclosed in the new version. We free of charge give the knowledge, the ideas, experience to the Russian engineers and designers, helping our users most full to implement itself, – Denis Ozhigin, the development director of a product emphasized. – The nanoCAD platform is a surprising combination of quality, the price and functionality, analogs you will definitely not find. And if the previous version was set in more than 290 thousand workplaces, then new, is sure, will easily exceed indicators of the predecessor".

2012

nanoCAD 4

nanoCAD 4.0 has unique features which do it by alternative No. 1 for all CAD. An opportunity to perform a binding to raster substrates, an output in PDF directly from the program and support of the LISP programming language (in the beta mode) is only three of two hundred new features and changes which appeared in nanoCAD for half a year which passed from the moment of release of the previous version.

nanoCAD is one of the most available instruments of accomplishment of drawings of any complexity, applicable in any project area. nanoCAD can be used equally successfully for accomplishment of the machine-building, architectural, construction, engineering and land management plans developed within the project organizations and to apply as the simple instrument of drawing in house conditions – to a design of premises, reconstruction of giving, a garage, repair of the machine, etc. High interest in nanoCAD from users is explained by it: only for the last half a year the license user base of the nanoCAD 3.0/3.5 platform increased more than twice and makes more than 155 thousand jobs for today. Every day of nanoCAD becomes more and more popular, participates in release of the increasing number of projects, firmly is fixed in workplaces of designers.

nanoCAD is the platform for 12 specialized solutions automating project activity in such areas as land management (Geonik's nanoCAD), design of reinforced concrete structures (nanoCAD of Construction and nanoCAD the Bases), power electric equipment and internal lighting (Elektro nanoCAD), the security fire warning (nanoCAD of RPE) and structured cabling systems (nanoCAD SCS), etc. In more detail about specialized solutions it is possible to read on the official site of Nanosoft Ltd.

More than 200 additions and corrections are made to nanoCAD.

Undoubtedly, the output in PDF directly from the program became one of the brightest innovations. It means that any document which is created in nanoCAD can be saved in the popular PDF format without use of third-party drivers now. PDF is convenient first of all that it is one of standard methods of document storage. The drawing in a PDF format can be transferred to customers, to browse on mobile devices and to use as the archive copy. Besides, nanoCAD supports now *.dwg-documents in which a PDF substrate is enclosed.

One more new feature of nanoCAD – a binding to raster substrates. It is unique capability of nanoCAD "distinguish" geometrical objects on the bitmap image which is used as a substrate for the drawing. nanoCAD traces all key points of the raster drawing: the middle of an arc, the center of a circle, a parallel to the raster line, etc. It is possible to apply just the same methods of a binding, as well as to vector objects. It considerably will accelerate both completion of the raster drawing, and its copying.

Those who works with a CAD not the first year will like emergence in nanoCAD of support of the LISP language and language of the description of dialogs DCL. Meanwhile it is the beta of implementation of LISP and DCL, but it organically supplements the open API nanoCAD providing application development for nanoCAD on C ++ and.NET.

nanoCAD 4.5

Among new functionality users will find expanded instruments of work with layers, dynamic illumination of the selected objects, functionality for management of sheets and a set of unique features on work with bitmap images.

One of the brightest innovations in nanoCAD 4.5 is an opportunity for work with bitmap images. The program was replenished with two groups of tools:

  • instruments of change of the bitmap image (cutting and image rotation, correction on four points, elimination of a distortion) allow to improve the raster inserted into the drawing;
  • instruments of raster editing – the eraser, a pencil and filling – allow to change the image according to the user's wishes.

In combination with function of the binding to raster substrates which appeared in the previous version of nanoCAD, the most powerful, unique instrument of modification of old paper drawings and documentation release based on ancient documents is offered users.

Also the new version includes the Manager of Sheets dialog which allows to manage documentation issued in a paper space (a sequence of sheets, parameters of printing, the name of the sheet, etc.). This functionality will be irreplaceable during the work with difficult saturated documents.

We turned on in nanoCAD 4.5 also a set of the improvements designed to simplify to designers everyday eight-hour work on drawings. For example, the new mechanism of dynamic illumination of objects when choosing adds visualization in work with documentation and helps in the analysis of structure of the drawing. Dialog of Shading includes the GOST new tab which contains a set of the basic shadings applied in the territory of the former Soviet Union and easily is replenished with new shadings. Starting dialog displays the list of the last open files and folders, and the Property window contains much more the important variable selected objects now – for example, coordinates of tops of the selected polyline.

2011

nanoCAD 3.0

What new is in nanoCAD 3.0 By preparation of the new version more than three hundred corrections and improvements are made to the nanoCAD platform. Let's stop on the brightest changes.

New system of printing

Uniform dialog

Development of the tools connected with printing of drawings was one of the main wishes of users. After complete processing of functionality in nanoCAD there was a uniform dialog of printing where it is possible to configure all necessary settings: settings of the printer/plotter, size and orientation of paper, data output scale, style of printing. And, of course, to remember settings for their use further. The output of drawings will be much more convenient and simpler now: in total at you near at hand, without excess clicks, directly from the Printing dialog.

The layout of the drawing according to sheets and printing from a window of print preview

At a print area task on the screen the size and orientation of the sheet (a frame of blue color), printing borders taking into account printer/plotter fields (a blue dotted frame), physical dimensions of the sheet (yellow lines) are displayed. It allows to perform the layout of the drawing according to sheets of a smaller format. And the Printing button in a window of print preview will allow to send a one click the configured sheet to printing.

Batch print

During the work with big documents function Batch print will be convenient. If from one document the set of drawings is created, then, having caused dialog Batch print, it is possible to make a task for printout of drawings: set structure of the output documents, specify the necessary number of copies and send the batch job to printing.

Work with specific screens

The functionality on work with specific screens gained development: there were a blocking of the specific screen, an opportunity to expose data mapping scale based on standard scales (1:10 a.m., 1:100, etc.), a greasy frame around the edited specific screen. For an input in an editing mode it is enough to double click in the field of the specific screen, and switching in other specific screen is performed by unary click. Also in the new version bindings to objects of the specific screen are implemented: now, having laid out the specific screen on the sheet, you will be able to complete it under the necessary scale, having put down the sizes over the image.

Besides, we entered an additional controlling unit – the transition button between sheets. Began to work with drawings with a large number of specific screens on sheets much more conveniently and quicker.

Advanced mechanism of the choice of objects

In the new version of nanoCAD we improved the mechanism of the choice of objects – now to you to click on an object group and nanoCAD will show enough dialog with those objects which are located under the cursor at present. From you it will only be required to specify that you want to select: the block, segment, a callout, one click to select everything or to refuse the choice.

And if you select a frame a part of the drawing and use the filter as objects in the Property window, then a line two new buttons become more active above: Exclude from the choice and Leave in the choice. It is very convenient if something superfluous got to the choice.

Scattering of improvements

It is possible to refer automatic regeneration of the drawing to number of small, but important corrections: at switching off of weight of lines or shadings it is not necessary to click evolution of the image (REGEN command) now. We could implement this opportunity after optimized image output speed on the screen – now even on multimegabyte drawings this transaction will not take a lot of time.

In a command of the multiline text (MTEXT) there was an opportunity to set character color directly during editing, from the MTEXT panel. And if to glance in MTEXT properties, then it is possible to set a background for the text block – very convenient function during the work with saturated drawings (general plans, etc.).

All objects had a new Transparency property. This parameter is set in a property sheet of the selected objects: for example, in a shading property sheet.

In a document template of nanoCAD used by default drawing dimensions are configured under different project areas now – for machine-building (ESKD standard) the scale of default design 1:1, drawing dimensions = by A3; for construction (SPDS standard) the scale of default design 1:100, drawing dimensions = A1.

The new version of nanoCAD completely implements logic of thin setup of operation of the right mouse button: glance in a menu item of Service/setup and you will be able to configure work as it is convenient to you.

In particular, the user can redefine operation of the right mouse button, being in an editing mode of objects. Such mode significantly accelerates work of the designer.

Almost complete list of corrections

New functionality: completely processed tools for printing; expanded setup of the mode of the right mouse button; command set autoselection in the command line; binding to objects of the specific screen; new type of a binding (to intersection of a vector of continuation and a primitive); new command Fast cutting; the new Gap command in a point; smart "handles" of editing primitives (polylines, arcs, shadings); mechanism of hyperlinks; new Form and Filling commands; fast switching between sheets; new Editing toolbar 2; network licensing; the processed user guide (the new structure of representation of material will help beginners to get quicker to work).

The optimized/corrected functionality: more convenient work with specific screens (blocking of VE, use of standard scales for VE, display of a greasy frame around the edited VE); the spline can act as border for objects in the Scrap and Lengthening commands now; two methods of editing a spline curve (the curve passing through points and a Bezier curve) and graphic switching between these methods; team development of MTEXT (it is possible to set color on a panel when editing and in a property sheet, management of a text background); automatic regeneration of the drawing at inclusion/shutdown of weight of lines and displays of shadings; the bigger number of managing buttons at dynamic blocks: turn, scaling, movement, choice of standard sizes, etc.; work of the Facet and Interface commands with null values; additional settings of the command line (background color and font). Support of the TDMS platform is improved; there was an opportunity not to implement in documents styles of a design from nanoCAD; in status bar length and a corner at creation of primitives are displayed; the huge number of the small errors spoiling an impression of the program is corrected (graphics "withdrawal pains" on small scales, reset of MTEXT properties when copying, adding z-height when copying objects in certain cases). Work of the Show command all in saturated drawings became more correct; the program works when using a non-standard coordinate system (UCS) more correctly; work of the Stretch command (incorrect work with arcs and texts) and the mechanism of creation of the user toolbars are corrected; work with the DWG format is improved (in particular, versions of a DWG format are taken out in the list in preserving dialog); terms of the interface are specified that does work with the program more convenient and pleasant.

nanoCAD 3.2

Among the main innovations of version 3.2 it should be noted: advanced printing (the number of copies in dialog of printing, printing in the file, preserving of settings at batch print, etc.); development of functions of drawing (improvement of functions of cutting and lengthening, development of placement of specific screens on the sheet, etc.); correction of the most unpleasant errors (canceling of actions on ESC in the commands "Scrap", "Fast Cutting", "Lengthening" and some other); in comparison with the basic version 3.0 available to downloading and free commercial use, more than 50 commands and their options are added, corrected and improved. In total by preparation of the version of nanoCAD 3.2 more than 300 improvements and corrections, says Nanosoft are entered.

"We put and we will put considerable resources in development of the nanoCAD project. At the moment more than 80 high quality programmers are involved in development of the platform" — the CEO Nanosoft Egorov Maxim said. According to him, version 3.2 is the next step in development of the platform which results are still available only to users of the subscription on technical support and as a part of the latests version of vertical applications. Users of the free version will be able to apply the same opportunities not earlier than in several months.

nanoCAD 3.5

More than 400 changes and improvements are made, API is open for third-party developers. Today the license user base of nanoCAD 3.0 makes 76 thousand jobs, the utilization coefficient of the software grew for the last year more than by 4 times. It means what every day of nanoCAD becomes more and more popular, begin to trust us the increasing and bigger number of designers.

The version of nanoCAD 3.5 is distinguished the increased stability and the increased quality of operation of tools is essential. In comparison with the previous free version more than 400 improvements and corrections are entered to the program; more than 50 commands and their options are corrected and improved. Generally everything is focused on faster and optimized drawing.

"Releasing 3.5, we put end under the huge project on development of a basic universal system of design available to all: it is possible to speak with confidence that nanoCAD as the project – came true. Now it is the convenient, fast and free tool for work with drawings. Good basis for future automation of the project organizations, – the director of strategic development of Nanosoft Ltd Denis Ozhigin says. – At the same time we take the next step: we open API for third-party developers. It is difficult to revaluate importance of this step: Nanosoft creates conditions for development of the new interesting applications automating project activity".

Starting with version 3.5, the Nanosoft company opens the program interface (API) using which any developer will be able independently to create applications under nanoCAD. For access to the API developer it has to be registered previously on the website of nanoCAD developers. After registration confirmation it is possible to get access to the following types of API:

  • .NET API is the modern API intended for development of.NET-applications.
  • NrxGate – classical C ++ API intended for creation and transfer of applications in language C ++.
  • Multi CAD API – unique C ++ API intended for writing of a cross-platform CAD-applications.

Now the functionality of nanoCAD will constantly extend due to emergence of third-party applications, and users of nanoCAD will have an opportunity more effectively to solve the problems. The complete list of changes and improvements can be seen in the document "What New Is in Version 3.5".

"For all lifetime of the nanoCAD platform the vector of its development is defined by needs of our users, – Anton Avdonin, the marketing director of Nanosoft Ltd says. – Those changes which are made to nanoCAD 3.5 and first of all opening of the interface of development emphasize the fact that the vector of development of nanoCAD is defined by the tasks solved by our users using the CAD platform".

If you are already registered on the website www.nanocad.ru, then for the nanoCAD 3.5 installation you need to download only the new version and to set it, using serial number of the previous version. If you for the first time try nanoCAD, you need to undergo simple registration. And if you have the subscription on technical support and use nanoCAD 3.2, then for you updating of nanoCAD 3.6 which will come out in the next few days prepares and it will be available in the Personal account. Also you can purchase subscriptions on technical support of nanoCAD which provide access to future updates.

nanoCAD 3.7

The command Nanosoft announced in the summer of 2012 release of updating of the free version of the domestic CAD platform for the mass user — nanoCAD 3.7 to which from the moment of the previous release about 200 changes and improvements are made. The new functionality develops in the paid version of nanoCAD 4.0 which appeared a month ago and available in the form of box versions and according to subscriptions.

In this version of the program the new setup "The Mode of the Increased Compatibility" (the Service — Setup menu, the section "System settings") is added. This mode represents program emulation of OpenGL basic means of Windows and allows not to consider features of the PC video system. At the same time, program performance is improved during the work with the drawings containing difficult blocks.

Changes concerned also the user interface of a system. So, in the Layers dialog the feature to change width of columns on the LKM double click on a divider of columns is added. For more convenient work with profiles the Fast Profile command allowing to set quickly the current profile or to create new is added to the Service — Setup menu of the interface. According to the proposal of users, for a fast call of the Find and Replace dialog the combination of the "hot" CTRL keys + is appointed by F. At the same time, opening/closing of the Properties window on double click on an object is turned off. The file of the txt.shx font used earlier for alternative replacement of the absent fonts is replaced with the CS_Gost2304.shx font (the Service — Setup menu, undressed Text).

In version 3.7 possibilities of editing objects by means of normal handles are also expanded. Additional editing modes are available: "Movement" (GRIP_MOVE), Turn (GRIP_ROTATE), Scaling (GRIP_SCALE), Mirroring (GRIP_MIRROR). For cyclic search of additional operation modes with handles it is necessary to click the ENTER key or a key of a space after the choice of the basic handle. The selected editing mode is displayed in the command line.

Taking into account wishes of users the operation algorithm of a binding to the center of a circle, an arc, an ellipse or an elliptical arc is changed. If in the previous versions for a binding to the center of a circle it was necessary to locate at first the cursor over the line of a circle for display of a marker of the center, and then to move the cursor to this marker that the binding Center worked, then now the binding Center works at once at guidance of the cursor on a circle, says Nanosoft.

Besides, functionality of the Facet and Interface commands is expanded. In particular, the new option "L-poliliniya" allowing to chamfer or interfaces for all tops of the selected polyline is added. At the same time the Facet and Interface commands can be used for fast cutting or lengthening of the selected objects now. For this purpose when choosing objects it is necessary to hold clicked the SHIFT key: the current values of a facet or radius of interface are replaced with 0 and objects are cut off or extended to crosspoint (the line of a facet or an arc of interface are not under construction). For the Interface command the feature to integrate parallel segments is also added. The current value of radius of interface is temporarily replaced with the value equal to a half of distance between parallel segments.

Two new options for the Straight line command are added: "Corner" and "Bissekt". The option "Corner" allows to build the straight line passing under the set corner. By means of the additional option "Basic Line" the corner can be set concerning the selected linear object. The option "Bissekt", in turn, executes creation of the straight line passing through vertex of angle and halving this corner.

In the Referred to as Vekrana tab the context menu allowing to rename or delete the referred to as configurations of specific screens is added. In the previous versions of the program transaction of removal of the referred to as configurations of specific screens was available only from the command line, it was impossible to rename a configuration of specific screens.

In the Printing dialog new parameter — Tsvetozavisimy Mode is added. Parameter manages display of stylesheets of printing in the revealing Stylesheet of Printing list. At the selected checkbox in the list tsvetozavisimy styles of printing (*.ctb) are displayed, at the deselected checkbox — referred to as (*.stb).

Among other changes of nanoCAD 3.7 it is possible to note: adding of the new Text dashboard; the improved algorithm of a binding to the line of tracking when entering values from the keyboard; the improved operation algorithm of associative shading when editing circuits and also when adding circuits; expanded support of the user AutoCAD-86 Shapes 1.1 SHX fonts which were not displayed earlier in the program. It is possible to study the complete list of changes of the new version of the CAD platform here.

It is possible to receive the installation nanoCAD 3.7 distribution kit from the website nanocad.ru, a demonstration disk Nanosoft, any torrent-resource, etc. Without registration the program is installed in an attraction mode.

It is necessary for registration of installation: receive in Personal account of the website nanocad.ru serial number for the nanoCAD 3.0/3.5/3.7 installation (a type of serial number: NC30B-XXXXXXXX-XXXXX); using "The master of registration" of nanoCAD to receive the file of licenses granting the right of commercial use. The users who are already working with nanoCAD 3.0/3.5 have enough to reinstall nanoCAD and to use the license for the previous version.

2010

nanoCAD 2.0

nanoCAD 2.0 is the first domestic freely distributed basic CAD platform for the different industries. The nanoCAD platform contains all necessary instruments of basic design, and thanks to the intuitive interface, to direct support of the DWG format and compatibility with other solutions CAD is the best choice upon transition to alternative basic solutions.

The convenience and "friendliness" of nanoCAD 2.0 are provided with the accepted traditional methods of work and the familiar interface. Practically any designer having work experience in a popular CAD will be able to work in nanoCAD: the menu, icons of buttons, panels and the command line are easily recognized. All this allows to get quickly to work, having spent a minimum of time for retraining of personnel.

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nanoCAD 2.0 uses as the main format of data the most widespread file format of technical documentation – DWG. The drawings saved in this format can be used without loss of information both in nanoCAD, and in any other CAD supporting a DWG format, integrating solutions among themselves.

Direct work with the DWG files increases reliability of work with drawings. The built-in means of automatic preserving and recovery of drawings, audit of problem files – all this allows the user to be sure that nothing will happen to his important information even in case of unforeseen situations.

nanoCAD is a full-function CAD

nanoCAD 2.0 contains all necessary instruments of basic design and allows:

  • create and edit different 2D and 3D vector primitives, texts, subjects to execution of the drawing, setup of display and printing of graphic technical documentation;
  • create and use any kinds of tables, execute a spetsifitsirovaniye of elements of the drawing according to attributive data of blocks and subjects to registration;
  • make settings of a working environment for execution of the work documentation according to different standards;

conduct a full-fledged work in 3D - space of model and 2D - a paper space by means of specific screens;

  • browse, create and edit superficial 3D models, create the user coordinate system for editing and a geometrical binding to 3D - to objects;
  • by means of use of the uniform file format of DWG to perform full cooperation and interaction with the colleagues designers developing drawings in other most widespread CAD;
  • use at design any earlier executed technical documentation which is stored in an electronic raster format (the scanned drawings, texts, tables, photos);
  • print ready technical documents on any list devices installed in the operating system.

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Application development (API)

nanoCAD 2.0 has the program interface (API), usual for the CAD many developers, for creating applications in language C ++, the providing full access to all functions of the platform. Inner patterns of data and the program interface allow to conduct application development of any complexity. And for fast writing of utilities and small applications there is an opportunity to use .NET and scenarios (scripts) based on ActiveX Automation (Java-script, VB-script, etc.).

Compatibility with other solutions

nanoCAD 2.0 supports the volume 3D display - objects (polygonal and triangular surfaces, borders of solid bodies). Even without loading of additional applications it is possible to make out the drawings containing 3D - objects.

nanoCAD 2.0 without change, by the principle of complete storage of initial and transit data, saves information on the proxy-objects created in other CAD in the DWG file. This unique capability allows to use nanoCAD 2.0 together with a CAD of other producers, without imposing at the same time any restrictions for a data structure of drawings. For example, if in the source file there were objects like "Steen", Window, then in nanoCAD 2.0 it is possible to put down their sizes, and then to load result into an architectural CAD. Thus it is possible to integrate nanoCAD 2.0 in one technology chain with a different CAD, providing significant savings of means.

Free for all!

nanoCAD 2.0, just as the basic solution on management of documents of nanoTDMS of Corrado, – absolutely free CAD of basic level. Both individual users, and project collectives can use it for commercial purposes, applying a full range of tools to creation, editing and release 2D - drawings.

The customized applications created based on nanoCAD 2.0 and increasing efficiency of the project organizations are paid. These applications which extend according to the scheme of annual subscriptions or according to the "classical" boxed scheme of sales can be purchased through constantly extending dealer network of Nanosoft Ltd.

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