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AViCAD 2018 Releases!

CADavenue is happy to announce AViCAD 2018 –  a feature-packed 2D and 3D CAD application which offers a familiar environment like AutoCAD but at a much lower price.

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Mech-Q Update Version 4.08

Save on Mech-Q and AViCAD.

Upgrades and our Lifetime License savings for a very limited time!

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

New users can save up to $200 off our Lifetime License as well.

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

Here are just a few things you will find in the new version 4.08.

  • Mech-Q now compatible with AutoCAD 2018 and 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%

See our special pricing this week for our Mech-Q add-on for AutoCAD and for AViCAD (our CAD standalone with Mech-Q included)

Other improvements/additions:


  • Data “List” function – significant speed upgrade
  • Improved loading speed
  • Added Threaded: #300 psi
  • Several minor improvements
  • Added new Piping 3D tools


  • Round & Flat-Oval – 16 New Shapes added
  • Auto-Add Cushion Heads to Diffusers
  • 3D Dampers added
  • Upgrade to Ducting Layers
  • Allow color override according to layer prefix
  • Ducting BOM improved
  • Ducting interface function – improved
  • Speed improvements

Other stuff we improved:

  • Structural Hand railing: update Kick-Plate design
  • 3D Fasteners improved
  • OSMODE and Ortho setting retained drawing to drawing. Removed point entity at origin
  • Several bugs and problems fixed – all modules

See our special pricing this week for our Mech-Q add-on for AutoCAD and for AViCAD (our CAD standalone with Mech-Q included)

Have Mech-Q and need to update? Ask us more here.


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!

To celebrate Mech-Q’s 25th birthday, we’ve discounted both Mech-Q and AViCAD in our store this week only.

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Don’t have CAD? Choose our AViCAD Solution – It’s full CAD with Mech-Q included!

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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 4.0 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

Mech-Q supports these CAD applications.

If you are a CAD user in the engineering profession, we’ve got just the add-on you need – and it’s called Mech-Q. And even if you are running a AutoCAD alternative we’ve got you covered.

Mech-Q Addon for Bricscad

Just like IntelliCAD and other applications offer inexpensive alternatives to AutoCAD, Mech-Q also offers the most affordable engineering add ons alternatives available today. Read more

Even more AViCAD features added!

10 second AViCAD teaser

10 second AViCAD teaser

We are pleased to announce more recent features added to AViCAD:
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New AViCAD Ebook Released!

Just a quick announcement to let you know we’ve released a new PDF book for AViCAD.

The new book includes a printable keyboard that you can print out for easy reference. Most of these shortcuts will also work with AutoCAD too.

Free sample from the book

CAD Shortcuts - Keyboard Layout
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Getting started with Mech-Q 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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