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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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Thanks for your interest in Mech-Q

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.

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A brand new way to dimension in 3-D – available in Mech-Q or AViCAD

Are you a mechanical detailer who’s completely frustrated dimensioning your 3D models?

Do you need to dimension complex 3D drawings and just don’t know where to start?

Have you ever had to re-dimension you’re drawing several times to get your dimension line in the right place or on the right 3D plane? Read more

New 3D Piping Tools In Latest Release

Engineering Software's Press ReleaseWe are happy to announce that we have now added new 3D Piping Tools (Mech-Q AutoCAD 2010-2018 and AViCAD only)…

New features in Latest Release include:

• 3D Isometric Dimensioning
• 3D Fitting Rotate
• UCS Alignment
• Elevation Change by ANGLE or DISTANCE

Other recent improvements included:    Read more

A Faster – Better Way to Draw in 2D or 3D

Engineering-software-suiteIf your looking for the best Engineering Software that does it all, then our Mech-Q is where you need to be.

Mechanical Engineering Software Suite features parametric menus, meaning you simply pick and choose what you need. The program creates the drawing for you. Read more

How to create 3D Dimensions in just 3 steps using Mech-Q

Dimensioning in 3D can be a tricky process in CAD. The UCS (the coordinates system used in 3D model space) has to be manipulated so that dimensions are true to their angle an display properly when viewed in 3D.

Thankfully there’s a real easy solution to this painstaking task in our new Mech-Q release. In both AutoCAD and AViCAD (our AutoCAD alternative) you’ll find a new tool called 3D Dimension. It can be located within a Toolbar we call Piping Extra. Read more

How to create 3D flanges for your Piping Drawings

Flanges can be a little tricky to draw by hand in CAD – especially if drawing in 3D. Today we are drawing pipe flanges in a isometric view using our Mech-Q tool in AViCAD.

Upon loading the the main piping dialog box from the toolbar or Mech-Q pulldown you can select either single, double line or 3D. In the video example below, we are working with the 3D option.

3 minute video walkthrough on how to create a piping flange. Read more

New AViCAD Release

AViCAD We are happy to inform you that an AViCAD Pro update is now available! Now DWG 2.5-2017 support with quick install and simplified registration plus hundreds of bonus utilities.

AViCAD is a IntelliCAD based CAD Application which is rapidly becoming the choice among firms across the USA, Canada and Europe. You will find that the commands and icons and commands will be instantly familiar to you. Its an extremely affordable AutoCAD alternative.

Best of all AViCAD is 100% compatible with our engineering software. It features a easy to use drop down menu and toolbar interface that integrates into the CAD program.

And AViCAD is fully Compatible with the Windows 8 /8.1/10  too!

AViCAD will run on all 32 and 64 bit Windows computers, plus it saves to DWG files by default without the need for manual import or export operations. AViCAD is available in both (AViCAD Piping ) or both 2D & 3D (AViCAD Pro).

AViCAD’s Lastest Features

AViCAD Pro Latest Release:

Over the past year our development team have been busy creating an even more dynamic drawing solution with new features and utilities to optimize the design process and enhance the entire drawing process.

A look at AViCAD 2017

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AViCAD Offers Closest AutoCAD Experience

AutoCAD is one of the most popular 2D/ 3D design software today. It is commonly used by engineers, architects, and technical designers.

But AutoCAD is quite expensive, and it is not easy for everyone to buy. Luckily there is a good alternative available called AViCAD.

AViCAD Professional is a comprehensive and cost-effective CAD Software, which is compatible with AutoCAD. It is an extremely powerful CAD package for both 2D and 3D drafting. Read more

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