AViCAD Features

AViCAD 2022 Screenshot

Screenshot of the new AViCAD 2022. This version is now available.

AViCAD 2022 has even more features and faster performance. Mech-Q Suite is also included. Get it now.

AutoCAD® like paper style background

The new improved user interface with support of the AutoCAD® like paper style background. Features a new look and “feel comfortable” experience.

AViCAD’s Main Features:

  • Supports AutoCAD DWG type 2.5-2022
  • Windows 7 & 8/ 8.1/10/11 32&64 bit
  • True 64 bit functionality
  • Super quick installation (5 minutes)
  • Simple registration process
  • Mech-Q Engineering modules updated (always included in AViCAD)
  • Choose between AutoCAD-Like Ribbon and Classic interface
  • Free bonus utilities (express tools)
  • Annotative Objects support
  • Improved annotative scaling
  • Dynamic Blocks Editing
  • Stretch and pull 3D solids
  • Built in Cloud Backup (DropBox, Google Drive, Microsoft One)
  • Exports to DXF, DWF, 3DS, DAE, STL, LWO, POV, BMP, WMF, EMF and SVG
  • Export to any previous AutoCAD versions, both in DWG and DXF file formats
  • Tool Palettes
  • Faster load and save times plus XREF performance improvements
  • Updated Ribbon commands
  • Improved user interface
  • 20,000+ Block Library *
  • 2D/3D Windows, Walls & Doors *
  • Advanced publishing / Export 3D PDF  *
  • STEP/ IGES and Solidworks import and export (available in Plus Version) *
  • PDF to DWG converts vectored PDFs in one click (available in Plus Version) *

    * Available in AViCAD Plus

AViCAD 2022 is now available with these added features:

  • Improved Geometry and performance
  • Dynamic input feature on Grips
  • TABLE and TABLEDIT implementation
  • AutoCAD® like Text in-place editing
  • New AEC Objects (AutoCAD® Architecture)
  • New 3D Walls, Doors, Windows, Stairs, Railings, Slab, Roof
  • Improved CUI Dialog for customization
  • AutoCAD® Like Solid grips – change the size and shape of 3D solids with grips
  • Import/attach Autodesk Revit® files
  • Smooth Transition during panning, zooming and viewing
  • New Array Grips + New contextual Array Ribbons
  • Speed-up settings with search in Options and Drawing Settings dialog
  • Sheet Set Manager allows you to manage sheet sets
  • Defines the background type, color, effects and position of named views.
  • Interactively manage drawings views
  • Improve Perspective handling with grip support
  • New Dynamic Blocks insertion options supported
  • Faster and more accurate Osnap
  • Spell check for MLEADER 
  • Optimize selection performance – allows increased selection performance in drawings 
  • Calculate the total Area of selected closed entities with TOTALAREA
  • Improved 3D Connexion mouse support – Added support for Space Mouse – an input device/mouse for CAD applications made by 3D Connexion.
  • Background map from Bing
  • Improved performance for Lisp
  • New TPNAVIGATE command – display a specified tool palette or palette group.
  • Add, Remove and rename features for Groups + new Group Grips improves visualization of Groups
  • Added MTEXT “Strikethrough”, insert “text only”, PasteSpecial , Text Symbols Subscript and Superscript, added “Paragraph” dialog and Spell check on the fly
  • IMPOINT – Imports 2D-3D points with specified coordinates from a .txt or .csv file into a drawing. Import points as separate entities, as vertices of a polyline, or as vertices of a spline. 
  • SVIMPORT/SVEXPORT – Import and export AViCAD variable settings using the new SVIMPORT and SVEXPORT commands.
  • MIGRATE – Migrate AViCAD configuration among different computers
  • Incremental Save – Incremental save updates only those portions of an already-saved drawing file that you’ve changed
  • And more …
AViCAD 2022 now available with even more features and faster performance. Mech-Q engineering tools are also included at no extra cost. Get it now.



New Features

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Mech-Q Full Suite (included with all AViCAD versions)

Mech-Q is a is a series of 4 main modules that integrates directly inside AViCAD. Mech-Q allows to:

  • Draw fittings and parts parametrically with a zero learning curve
  • Manage your layers and colors
  • Works in either Imperial (U.S.) or Metric
  • Create piping in single Line, double line and isometric
  • Insert P&ID and plumbing symbols
  • Create structural drawings with beam designer
  • Create steel stairs, railings and more
  • Create rectangular & round Ducting
  • Create BOM (Bill of Materials)
  • Insert mechanical parts nuts and bolts plus more

AViCAD General Features:

AutoCAD®-Like Interface
Commands menus and icons just like AutoCAD®

Properties Palette
Easily change drawing settings on the fly

Xref Manager
A comfortable interface for the management of external references

Bitmap Clipping
Clip and polygonal clip on images

Gradient Hatch support
Display and creation of Gradients

Polygonal layout Viewports
Display and creation

PDF Export
PDF export with layers support (DWG can be exported into layered PDF)

Find and Replace
Find and replace text and block attributes in DWG

Express Tool
A complete set of Extra functions for Blocks, Layers, Texts

Standard GUI
Comfortable, easy to use, standard graphic interface, Toolbars “AutoCAD®® like” feeling

Aerial View
In a large drawing, you can pan and zoom quickly in a window that can display the whole drawing

eTransmit
compacting and transmitting DWG file by email

Advanced CTB
Greyscale print and Screening

Rendering
Advanced rendering module with multiple lights management and the creation/editing of materials. Reflection, mirror, transparency, smooth shadows, customizable size bitmap output

Eattedit
Advanced Attribute editing

AViCAD Wblock Manager
Tool for the improved creation of blocks on disk

Solprof
2D profile image extraction from ACIS solids

AViCAD  QDIM
Quick dimensioning

Google Earth™ Integration
Export your models to Google Earth

Spell Checker
Highlight and correct misspellings

AViCAD Wizard
Initial configuration mask of new designs based on prototypes or predefined values

AViCAD DWG Explorer
Windows Explorer style windows for DWG browsing and block insertion

Snap ‘From’
The smart tool completing the snap family

Extended Hatches
More than 300 new Hatch patterns available

Layer Manager
Save and Restore Layers configurations

Layout
Management of multiple layouts allows the creation of all print tables of the same design and offers a greater compatibility with AutoCAD®

True color support
Over the limit of 256 colors in DWG

Render Export
Export tool for LightWave (.lwo), 3D Studio (.3ds), Pov-Ray (.pov)

ECW and Jpeg 2000 raster format
The standard wavelet compression format optimized for aerial and satellite imagery

Highlighted selection area
Crossing Selection and Window Selection

Hidden lines in Dview
Hidden lines in perspective views

Layers interface
“AutoCAD® like” layers management with Layers Filters support

Quick Group
Creates Entities groups with one Click

Iconografics Interactive Purge
GUI interface for Purge command

Layout Advanced Features
Hide on Layout
Shade on Layout
Selection of Model Space with Double-Click
Layout Tabs

Print area visualization
Shows the page layout

Advanced Data Extraction
Easy to use wizard for Attributes and Blocks data export

DIESEL language support
Support AutoCAD® DIESEL programming language,

DWF Import & Export
AViCAD Professional reads and writes standard DWF 2D/3D files

3D models o2c export
AViCAD  Professional contains o2c features; 3D Models are easily exported and managed with the o2c tool. o2c is the best Tool for 3D models presentations.

A 3D model is more alive, convincing and touchable
The o2c format is not only a 3D-Viewing on internet but also in Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook within HTML email.

JPG and PDF print
Export drawing to JPG and PDF formats

RealTime Pan & Zoom
AViCAD Professional allows users to work with their drawings using RealTime Pan and Zoom and also includes the exclusive PPan Technology* allowing dramatic improvements on Pan movements

Lineweight for Display and Printing
Lineweight is supported on Video and Plot

Recovery manager
Easy recover of drawings in the event of crashes

ActiveX integration
Allow cut and paste of AViCAD  drawings (or just parts of them) to a Microsoft Office application

Customization (AutoLISP, DIESEL, SDS, COM Automation)
3 programming languages supported by AViCAD Professional: LISP and SDS (C++ ADS compatible) VBA and COM automation.

Dynamic Input
Type commands at your crosshair

Auto / Dynamic UCS
Auto create temporary XY draw

3D Ortho
Restricts the cursor to true Z direction

Auto insert
For titleblock text + other annotations

ARCTEXT
Creates complex curved text

BREAKLINE
Break for lines and polylines with 2 points

NLM Take Away
NLM licenses can be temporarily moved on laptop or remote PC to be used offline. Maximum flexibility!

AViCAD  supports every important AutoCAD® file type, including AutoCAD® drawings (from 2.5 through 2020), AutoCAD® menus (.MNU), AutoCAD® scripts (.SCR), AutoCAD® AutoLISP routines (.LSP), AutoCAD® Drawing Exchange Format (DXF), AutoCAD® ADS Compatible programs (SDS, Solutions Development System), Windows TrueType and AutoCAD® SHP/SHX fonts, AutoCAD® Tables for plotting (.CTB), AutoCAD® Hatch Patterns, AutoCAD® Blocks, AutoCAD® Linetypes, etc.