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Create Piping, Ducting and Structural fittings on the fly

Getting started is easier than you think.

Today we’re exploring how to use Mech-Q’s menus and toolbars.

In this video, we’ll show you how to get started using Mech-Q. So let’s jump right in and get started…

First we’ll show you our four main engineering modules, then we’ll introduce you to all the extra’s we include in our full engineering suite.

Lastly we show you how to use the dialogs to create Piping, Ducting and Structural fittings on the fly.

Let us know what you think, and send us any questions you have on Mech-Q OR ….

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Mech-Q Updates In 2018

We’ve just released these new improvements for Mech-Q.

Here are just a few things you will find in the latest version of Mech-Q.

Piping Improvements:

  • Piping Tools – Data Import/Export feature (See Video Below)
  • Pumps – Add Clockwise/Anti-Clockwise option
  • Add Piping BOM Edit Tool
  • Piping BOM – Add option to Reset Table/Balloons
  • Piping BOM – Add option: Unique Pipe + Fitting
  • New Tool 2D labels – auto-rotate with pipe direction

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Featured Drawings From An AViCAD User

We always love when users send us what they are up to and how they are using our Mech-Q and AViCAD products.

Giovanni recently completed his project using AViCAD.

He was using our AViCAD application solely to complete this project. Have a look at his work:

Here’s what Giovanni P from Bitumar wrote us: Read more

AViCAD 2019 – What’s New

CADavenue is happy to announce our newest AViCAD version available now. AViCAD is a feature-packed 2D and 3D CAD application (which includes our Mech-Q Engineering Suite!) and provides a familiar environment like AutoCAD but at a much lower price.

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Subscriptions and Lifetime licensing available.

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Mech-Q Update Version 4

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If you’re an existing user and need to upgrade, check out our pricing.

We’ve also released new improvements for Mech-Q.

Here are just a few things you will find in the new version 4.

  • Mech-Q now compatible with AutoCAD 2018 and 2019 plus older versions too
  • Our AViCAD Standalone (which includes Mech-Q) is also compatible with 2018
  • Piping 3D – Major upgrade, speed improved 40-50%
  • Ducting 3D – Major upgrade, speed improved 40-60%

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Our CAD engineering software just turned 25!

25 years

Since 1992 we’ve been providing engineering companies with a simple and quick way to create 2D, Isomeric and 3D drawings.

Boy has timed flied and we remain dedicated to make Mech-Q your #1 choice for engineering software  for many more years to come!


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AViCAD Video – most compatible AutoCAD alternative

AViCAD is for anyone who wants a fast and efficient CAD program with all the power and versatility of standard programs such as AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT. It’s a powerful CAD engine that provides a great alternative to even the latest releases of AutoCAD.

AViCAD is more compatible with AutoCAD DWGs and commands than any other CAD product. It uses the same file formats including those for drawings (.dwg files), commands, linetypes, hatch patterns, and text styles. You can also use AutoCAD menu files and even import your AutoLISP programs.

AViCAD(TM) provides additional tools such as the Express Tools with advanced CAD features, and is supported by the latest Windows 7,8 & 10 32 & 64 bit releases.

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Other recent AViCAD improvements

Additional AViCAD Features Added

avicad-2017We are happy to announce the new release of AViCAD 2018.

Our four primary Mech-Q Modules are Mech-Q Piping, Mech-Q HVAC and Mech-Q Structural are also included in this release. Additional configurations are also available including a Network and a Piping Only version.

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Mech-Q 4.08 releases

We’ve released an update for Mech-Q! This update applies to the entire program.

If you are using AutoCAD, AViCAD even IntelliCAD – same updates will apply. Read more

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