Our Mechanical / Engineering  Suite contains the Mechanical, Piping, Ducting, and Structural modules below. Most of our utilities are equipped with 2D ISO & 3D drawing functionality and include a Bill Of Materials.

Mech-Q runs inside your CAD application as an add-on. We support all versions of AutoCAD (2000-latest). We also support Bricscad, Cadian, ProgeCAD, GstarCAD, AcelliCAD, and many other IntelliCAD-based CAD packages.

Mech-Q now runs in the latest AutoCAD version with 12 months of free maintenance included.

Don’t have CAD and looking for a complete CAD engineering solution? See AViCAD

What is Mech-Q software?

Mech-Q is a software suite for mechanical engineering and design tasks. It integrates with CAD software like AutoCAD, BricsCAD, or IntelliCAD and provides specialized tools in order to create accurate mechanical drawings.

What’s inside Mech-Q?

We provide you with four (4) main modules: Piping, Structural, Ducting and Mechanical. You can purchase all modules or one module (for example Piping).

Modules draw both 2D and 3D fittings/objects. Mech-Q works on top of your existing CAD menu – ribbon, drop-down and toolbar menu and fully integrates into your existing CAD program.

Does Mech-Q offer a library of standard components and symbols?

Yes, Mech-Q offers a library of both metric and imperial components. Although Mech-Q is not a block library. Various parts and fittings are dynamically created based on dialog settings that you choose. Components such as pipe, flanges, valves, pumps, bearings, gears, motors, structural steel shapes, and many more are available from either a choosing them in the Ribbon or selecting Classic Menu pulldowns.

Before getting started please view our 2-minute video on how to install it.

How to install Mech-Q?

1. Navigate to the “Download” link on our website and fill in the form with your email. Click on download link in your email.
2. Choose the version of Mech-Q that is compatible with your CAD software (AutoCAD, IntelliCAD, or BricsCAD).
3. Click on the download link to start the installation process.
4. Save the installer file to your computer (typically either your Downloads Folder or Desktop).
5. Locate the installer file and double-click on it to begin the installation.
6. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation process.
7. Once the installation is complete, open your CAD software.
8. Within your CAD software, navigate to the Mech-Q toolbar or ribbon and click on it to access the Mech-Q tools and features.

Note: It is essential to have the appropriate version of your CAD software installed on your computer before attempting to install Mech-Q. Mech-Q is a CAD add-on, so it requires a compatible CAD software to function properly.

Is Mech-Q compatible with popular CAD platforms?

Mech-Q runs in AutoCAD®, BricsCAD, ZWCAD, and IntelliCAD and more. Choose your CAD version, or if you don’t have CAD we offer AViCAD, which includes Mech-Q.

I don’t have CAD – can you tell me more about AViCAD?

AViCAD is a CAD software that offers a range of features and tools for 2D drafting and 3D modeling. AViCAD provides you with a user-friendly interface and is similar to AutoCAD. AViCAD also includes Mech-Q at no added cost.

How can Mech-Q benefit mechanical engineers and designers?

Mech-Q can benefit mechanical engineers and designers by providing a comprehensive set of tools and features specifically designed for their needs. Designers can streamline their workflow, automate repetitive tasks and share their drawings  effectively with team members even if they dont have Mech-Q. Ultimately Mech-Q saves time and improves the outcome of overall project.

Are there any tutorials provided for Mech-Q?

Yes, we provides tutorials and training resources for all users even if you are trying out the program. We offer a comprehensive video library that cover various tutorals on how to use the software.

Whats a good place to start with entry level tutorials?

Check out cadavenue.com/video or cadavenue.com/basics. If you need additional help let us know!

How long will the trial run for?

Evaluation copies of Mech-Q are provided at no charge, for a 30-day evaluation period.

We encourage you to pass copies of our software to your colleagues for evaluation as well. If you find the program useful and wish to continue using it beyond the evaluation period, a subscription or perpetual license will be required to use the software. Otherwise, you may uninstall the software with no questions asked.

What payment methods do you accept?

The license fee can be paid by any of the following methods:

Credit Card – Order Online through a Secure Server
PayPal – Select option at checkout
Purchase Orders – We accepted them from recognized businesses and institutions

How do I register your software?

If you have purchased Mech-Q, an application serial code (ASN) is provided within the software at the time of the trial. The ASN can be found on the startup screen and within the Menu under Maintenance and Authorize.

After purchasing our Mech-Q copy down the ASN and email it to us at support @ cadavenue.com. A permanent registration code will be emailed back, which will activate the software and turn off the trial reminder notice on the start-up screen.

When will I receive my registration?

Once you send us your ASN, a Mech-Q license will be electronically are typically issued within a few hours but up to 1 day after the purchase has been completed. If you are in a rush it’s recommended to check with use to get an accurate estimate of the license delivery time.

What will I receive after I order?

We will immediately send your registration information and instructions (using the same e-mail provided at checkout).

You will also receive a printable receipt for your records, indicating that the program is properly registered.

What are the benefits of registering?

Registration of our Mechanical Software allows us to further develop the software and provides additional benefits:

  • Free Technical Support via email, within the program’s existing capabilities.
  • Notification of any new releases via email.
  • Free upgrades within the release you purchased 12 months via direct download from CADavenue.com *

What license types do you offer?

Single User Licenses

The “User License” allows one copy of the software to be used on any machine by one individual at a time. We allow a single Mech-Q license to be used on up to two computers if the computer is used and owned by the same user and is not connected to your network (ie. Laptop or off-site computer)

Network Licenses

The Network License allows multiple copies of the software to be used at the same time. When a user wishes to run the application they request a license from a central license server. For example, with two floating licenses, any number of users can have the software installed, but only two can use it at a time – the others must wait for them to finish using it.

The Network License option is available for AutoCAD, BricsCAD, AViCAD, and Plate ‘n’ Sheet.

Site Licenses

For larger companies, we also offer site licensing. Please contact us for a quote.

Are there any subscription or licensing options for Mech-Q?

Yes, Mech-Q offers both subscription and perpetual licensing options. For more see our pricing.

How do I request a feature?

Please feel free to send your suggestions for improvements and additional features. Your feedback will be given serious consideration.

How do I remove your program?

Program removal Steps

Step 1 Click the “Start” button, and then click the “Control Panel” icon in the Start menu. This opens the Control Panel window.

Step 2 Click the “Add or Remove Programs” icon in the Control Panel window. This opens the Add or Remove Programs window.

Step 3 Click to select Mech-Q, AViCAD, or Plate ‘n’ Sheet in the “Currently installed programs” list.

Step 4 Click the “Remove” button in the Control Panel window. This starts the uninstall wizard.

Step 5 Follow the prompts in the uninstall wizard. Close the wizard when it finishes, and then close the Control Panel to complete the process

And by all means, let us know if you have any questions! Before you get started please click a 2-minute video below on how to install it. Let us know if you have any questions about the installation process.