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AViCAD 2020 releases June 17, 2019

CADavenue is happy to announce our new AViCAD 2020 release . 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.


With AViCAD, engineers, architects and designers have a professional yet affordable perpetual-license alternative to rigid high-cost AutoCAD subscription options.

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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 series, we’ll show you how to get started using Mech-Q. So let’s jump right in and get going. Simply visit our basic video series to learn more.

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.

You’ll learn to create Piping, Ducting and Structural fittings on the fly. Read more

Low cost startup offered for both Mech-Q and AViCAD

Do you need to purchase Mech-Q or AViCAD but don’t have the budget to do so right now? Great news, we now offer subscriptions!

Our subscriptions allow you to :

  • Use either Mech-Q or AViCAD for a little over a dollar a day
  • No commitment you can cancel anytime
  • Update your software anytime during your subscription
  • Receive priority support either by phone or email

Get Started For As Low As $29.00

Sign up today for Mech-Q or AViCAD today. Payments are automatic every 30 days until you cancel. Other plans are also available including perpetual licenses.

Mech-Q Updates

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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Mech-Q Update Version 4

Save on Mech-Q and AViCAD.

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

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 2019 and 2020 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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AViCAD Video – most compatible AutoCAD alternative

AViCAD All In One Solution

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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