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All AviCAD features below are included in AviCAD 2022

 

AviCAD 2022 new Features

PERFORMANCE

  • Intellicad 10.1 engine
    The most recent IntelliCAD source code with all the relative improvements
  • New ODA Geometry library
    The replacement of the internal geometric engine improved the  Spline support and boundaries recognition and fixed several geometrical issues on Trim, Chamfer, Fillet, Hatch etc.
  • Improved Selection, Open, Regen, and Layout switch performance
  • Incremental Save (off by default)
    Use ENABLEINCREMENTALSAVE to disable.
    It updates only those portions of an already-saved drawing file that you've changed, improving the Save time
  • Osnap speed-up
    Faster and more accurate Osnap points detection
  • Spell-check on the fly
    Multiline text, Multileader and Tables text is automatically checked for spelling while typing, underlining wrong words.
  • Improved 3DConnexion mouse support
    All powerful 3DConnexion mouse and devices are supported, with contextual menus and options.
  • Improved performance for Lisp GRDRAW
  • NET Palettes Set feature
    NET API to create palettes with .NET controls on it

USER INTERFACE

  • New START PAGE code
    Now the redesigned Start Page has a stylish cleaner interface look to offer easy access to a variety of initial actions, including access to drawing template files, recently opened drawings as well as online and learning resources
  • Search in Options and Drawing Settings DialogTyping the name of options, find automatically the relative control in the form. Speed-up  the settings control
  • Re-factored View Manager Dialog code
    The new View Manager dialog has the ability to dynamically set a view background,  perspective, lens length, clipping, and more
  • TPNAVIGATE command
    Displays a specified tool palette or a palette group. Improved GUI customization
  • Improved CUI Dialog for customization

NEW FEATURES

  • Dynamic input feature on Grips
    Dynamic input includes command prompts and measurement guides that display on the screen as you draw and edit drawings (2D & 3D)
  • Geolocation with Bing Maps
    You can insert geographic location information to a drawing file as a graphic background by specifying the location of a reference point on a map provided by Bing Maps service.
    Geographic location information is assigned to a drawing file by capturing a portion of the Bing online map to an object known as a map image and embedding it to the drawing area.
    Maps can be visualized as Aerial(terrain), Road or mixed. With useful contextual Ribbons and menu.
  • TABLE and TABLEDIT implementation
    AutoCAD® like Text in-place editing, numeric Rows and alphabetical Columns. New contextual Ribbons for Tables.
  • Autodesk Revit® 2021 Import/attach
    Support for the recent Revit file format
  • Improved Dynamic Blocks handling
    New insertion options supported
  • Wood Details, Steel and Profiles Standards
    All shapes are now available in 3D
  • AutoCAD®- Like Solid grips
    Use grips to change the size and shape of 3D solids and extruded surfaces
  • Smooth Transition
    Faster smoother transitions with animation while panning, zooming, or changing views
  • Improved Array
    - New Array Grips
    - New contextual Array Ribbons
  • Nudge function
    It is a function used to move objects by holding down the CTRL key then selecting the arrow keys on your keyboard. The object will be moved by pixels in the direction chosen.

NEW COMMANDS

  • SHEETSET - Sheet Set Manager
    Any design project requires a set of drawings and specifications to accompany the report which specifies the scope of the design. progeCAD Sheet Set Manager is an amazing tool to manage your drawings from start to finish in your design. Using sheet sets in the most basic way you are just taking drawing files and organizing them in proper order, so they can be easily retrieved when working through your project. Sheet Sets improve your team collaboration, facilitating working on one subset while you work on another.
  • Command IMPOINT
    Imports 2D-3D points with specified coordinates from a .txt or .csv file into a drawing. Points can be imported as separate point entities, as vertices of a polyline, or as vertices of a spline
  • BACKGROUND command
    Defines the type, color, effects and position of the background for named views
  • TOTALAREA command
    Calculates the total Area of selected closed entities
  • ATTSYNC command
    Applies attribute changes in a block definition to all block references.
  • New perspective mode
    Improved Perspective handling and grips in Perspective views
  • Improved MTEXT
    - Added a "Strikethrough" option
    - Insert “text only” functionality (Paste Special formatting)
    - Clear formatting feature
    - Text Symbols Subscript and Superscript are added
    - Added "Paragraph" dialog
  • GROUP handling
    - GROUPEDIT: Add, Remove and rename features for Groups
    - Group Grips: improved visualization of Groups
  • SVIMPORT/SVEXPORT commands
    Import/Export of all progeCAD Variables

 

AviCAD 2021 Features

AViCAD 2021 was a major release that includes many new features and improvements:

START PAGE
The new Start tab is displayed by default at startup, providing easy access to a variety of initial actions, including access to drawing template files, recently opened drawings as well as online and learning resources.

NEW - PDF2CAD 2.0
The New conversion engine with pages preview and such new options as Batch conversion of all PDFs in a folder, multi-page PDF conversion, dashed lines recognition, plus dozens of other important improvements.

PDF with Append function
The Append function allows to add a new sheet to an existing PDF to create multi-pages PDFs when printing different views of a drawing or different drawings.

SELECTION CYCLING 
The control of selection when you select an object that overlaps other objects. Cycling through overlapping objects makes your selection extremely easier.

QUICK PROPERTIES Palette
The Quick Properties palette shows a list of object properties for one or more selected objects. Rapid access to the most useful object properties avoiding irrelevant and confusing fields. You have the Quick Properties palette beside the cursor when clicking on an object.

IMPROVED TOOLPALETTES
- Palette Groups split panels by topic with the possibility to filter their visibility in a click
- Import/Export Single Panel .XTP files (an easy sharing of customization with colleagues)
- Images/Icons Manager
- Import AviCAD 2020/21 Toolpalettes from the full .ATC files ( You can import customized toolpalettes from your AviCAD 2020)
- AddBlocks. The new function allows the massive addition of multiple blocks in the Toolpalette.

QRCODE
Create and insert a QRCODE from any text, URL etc.
Make text in your drawings scannable from QR Codes using any mobile phone or tablet with a camera.
QR Codes, also known as mobile barcodes, allow to represent text, URLs, contact information etc.
Users may get automatically a lot of useful information for execution of maintenance, simply scanning the QR Codes visible in the drawings.

New PARAMETRIC 2D LIBRARY
Parametric generation and insertion of mechanical/structural components for construction using a dedicated interface:
- Wood: Lumber, Trus Joist® TJI®
- Steel: Angle, Channel, Tubing, Pipe, S-W-M-HP Shape, S-M-W Tee Shape
- Steel: Studs, Sstuds, Joist, Track
Two Tool Palettes for the new Structures library are provided, ready to use (Steel standard, Profiles and Wooden details)

AUTOPUBLISH
The command automatically creates export files (.dwf/.pdf) from the current drawing and saves to a specified location on saving or closing the DWG file.

Improved print preview speed
Faster preview creation. Immediate zoom on details. In addition, you can now scroll the preview using the mouse wheel to zoom and pan.

New predefined Ribbon Workspaces
Beside the normal complete Full Ribbon interface, there are two more pre-sets ready-to-use:
1. “Beginners” - for users just starting to learn CAD or working on simple drawings. It shows only the basic CAD functions, making easier CAD usage by not skilled users.
2. “2D Drawing & Annotate” - the complete set of 2D functions for users who don’t need 3D and prefer a clean workspace. Allowing a faster detection of commands.

New POLYGON GRIPS
Enable to display a new set of grips for rectangles or polygon polylines. Enhanced options to stretch, rotate or scale polygons.

New POLYGON PROPERTIES
Enable a set of new properties in order to better manipulate regularly-shaped polylines (rectangles or polygons)

ROTATE on PASTE and PASTEBLOCK
Now you can rotate entities while performing Paste operations for a direct alignment of elements.

Improved MTEXT
  - new functions to Paste text without formatting
  - new functions to Remove formatting of the selected text
  - new settings for the in-place background color
  - the new annotative button in the MTEXT editor

Associative ARRAY
AviCAD can now create Associative Arrays entities editable through the properties panel. It is now extremely easy to dynamically modify a number of items, rows, colums, angles, rotation etc.

ARRAY. New direct commands:
ARRAYPOLAR. The command evenly distributes object copies in a circular pattern around a center point or axis of rotation.
ARRAYRECT. The command distributes object copies into any combination of rows, columns and levels.
ARRAYEDIT The command modifies associative arrays by editing array properties, editing source objects, replacing items with other objects or creating a 3D array with objects on 2 or more 3D levels automatically.

Section and Elevation lines
Creating 2D sections and elevations from 3D models in your drawings. You can control the size and shape of any created section/elevation and dinamically update an existing section/elevation when the objects included in the section/elevation are modified. The feature is similar to those available in AutoCAD Architecture. The Commands can be applied on al 3D objects, including IFC and Revit Underlayers/imported models.

AREA command improved
The command shows a colored preview area selection. Also implemented the area calculation by pick point.

Improved graphic performance
Two new options can be used to improve the performance in some specific circumstances:
- “Use Frame buffer object display system” reduces GPU memory usage, can be helpful with the integrated graphic card.
- “Hide small entity in block” simplifies drawing visualization hiding the smallest objects of blocks, useful in large drawings with many blocks.
- Improved speed in drawings containing cropped Xrefs and large Xrefs.
- Better visualization for 3D drawings in Conceptual and Realistic mode.
- Cleaner edges with ISOLINES.
- Greater working speed and management of drawings with active shading.

MEASUREGEOM
The command measures distance, radius, angle and area of selected objects or a sequence of points.

DATAEXTRACTION
Extracting information from objects such as block attributes and drawing properties and creating a detailed schedule, a parts list, or a bill of materials to a table inside a drawing or into an external file. For example, with a residential construction project, create a door installation schedule to place in the drawing. Using the Data Extraction wizard, you can limit the selection only to doors objects and extract the data. You can create a list as an Excel external file as well. You can use a data extraction file as a template to perform the same type of extraction at any time.

ATTOUT - ATTIN
Import/Export block attribute values from/to an external file in the tab-delimited ASCII format.

VPLAYER
Sets layer visibility within viewports. In a layout, you can assign a set of unique display properties for each layout Viewport. These settings override those in the Model tab and controlled by the layer manager palette. VPLayer works on Color, LType, LWeight, Pstyle, Transparency, Visibility (Freeze-Thaw).

SELFILTER
Controls the Selection Filter panel. It displays all entities in the drawing and allows you to filter and select entities by Layer, Color, entity Type and Linetype. When you finish selecting entities, you can then use the selection set in subsequent commands.

Toggle FULL SCREEN MODE
Clears the screen of Toolbars, Ribbons, Palettes and dockable windows, excluding the command window, to maximize the drawing area.

THICKEN
Converts a surface into a 3D solid with a specified thickness.

CONVTOSURFACE
Converts 3D solids, meshes and 2D geometry to procedural surfaces.
The command works on closed 2D entities, 3D solids, regions, mesh entities, 3D faces and lines, arcs and open polylines with thickness.

CONVTOMESH
Converts 3D solids, polyface meshes and polygon meshes, regions and closed polylines to mesh entities.

CONVTOSOLID
Converts eligible 3D objects to 3D solids.

IMAGECLIP on boundary
A new option to use a Polyline as a clipping boundary.

Improved REDCLOUD
New options: Rectangular, Circular and Elliptical. Now you can draw Revclouds with a specific shape using the classic or calligraphic mode.
Alternatively, create a Revision cloud directly by selecting an object and transforming it.

POINTCLOUDBOUNDARY and POINTCLOUDPOINTSIZE
The commands control whether the point cloud bounding box is displayed and the size of the points for point cloud objects. The points size is enabled for RCP and RCS point clouds only.

CAMERA
Sets a camera and target location to create and save a 3D perspective view of objects.

PHOTOMETRIC PROPERTIES
AviCAD now supports the Photometric properties for the lights entities. Through the properties panel now you can manage the Lamp Intensity and the Lamp Color.

UNDO Step
Undoes commands selecting from a list showing all the commands executed.

New EXPRESS TOOLS
- SLOPETEXT creates a text, aligned to the entity with the slope value of a line or a polyline segment.
- COORDSLABEL creates a text label with the XY or XYZ coordinates value of a selected point, with or without a leader.
- DIMPOLYALIGNED automatically creates aligned dimensions around the selected polyline using its vertices.
- MERGEHATCH merges the selected hatches by applying the corresponding properties.

 

AviCAD 2020 features (Included in 2021 realease)

PERFORMANCE

  • Improved Open and Save time
  • The New CAD engine with improved features and stability based on Teigha Version 4.3.2 and
  • IntelliCAD 9

USER INTERFACE

  • Tool palettes for Blocks, Hatches and frequently used Commands.
    Use the tool palettes to organize blocks, hatches, and custom tools in a tabbed window. Easily customizable by Drag & Drop. Options and settings are accessible from shortcut menus.
  • The Ready-to-use Palettes for:

Draw
Modify
Annotations
Utilities
View
3D Tools
Fills and Hatches
2D Architectural
Electrical Diagrams
Electrical Plants
Mechanics ANSI-ISO
Mechanics DIN-ISO
Hydraulic-Fluids and Pneumatics
Steel Sections

  • Improved visualization of texts and entities using Anti-Aliasing technology.Anti-aliasing is extremely important to making text smoother and easier to read.
  • Further optimization for 4K displays
  • Redesigned and rearranged menus
  • The New Blocks Palette for inserting and editing of internal Blocks with Drag & Drop support
  • Property Panel Tree: the new selection control to view selected entities in a tree list allowing Properties local editing ( highlighting/modifications based on the tree selection)
  • Double Click actions: customize the actions executed on DoubleClick to specific entities types

NEW FEATURES

  • Support for BIM file types: import/attach IFC and Autodesk® Revit® files (.rvt/.rfa,IFC).
    These file types contain building and construction data. Once the file is attached, you can explode it, snap to it, and use the RVTPANE command to open the Categories pane for visibility control
  • AEC, Civil, GeoMaps, Mechanical objects support for visualization and properties editing
  • Improved support of PointCloud with ReCap (.rcp/.rcs) files
  • Link to BIM&CO portal: Download free high-quality objects and data,designed for use with BIM and CAD:  https://www.bimandco.com
  • Print 3D Hidden with silhouette. Creation of clean 3D prints on curved solid parts printing in Hidden Visual Style
  • Print with transparency on Hatches by using "Print Style Table" (CTB/STB) color configuration.
  • Xref Notify: the control of updated or missing xrefs. progeCAD displays a baloon when an XREF
    (External Reference) linked to the active drawing is modified
  • Digital signatures to .dwg files: a digital signature certifies the author of a file and indicates whether the file has been altered since the digital signature was applied. Recipients of drawings are provided with reliable information about the author of a drawing. Owners of drawings are provided with reliable verification that a drawing has not been modified since it was digitally signed
  • Publish restyling: the redesigned user interface; new features in the print settings
  • Custom Folders preset: adding of your most frequently used folders to the open/save dialog.
    Quick access to your disks/network
  • Formulas in Tables: table cells can contain formulas that do calculations related to the values in other table cells
  • SysVarMonitor: monitoring of a list of system variables with notifications sent when some variable on the list is modified
  • Improved PDF export with more options available, such as making exported text searchable, the DPI setting for exported images and hatches, hyperlinks export, linearized .pdf files, and more

NEW COMMANDS

  • Block Editor (_BEDIT). The Block Editor offers a special authoring area to enable free drawing and editing of blocks geometry
  • Construction Line: a construction line is a special type of the infinite line that is typically used when quick drafting techniques are required. Similar to the infinite line, the construction line is a line through a given point, oriented at a specified angle in the three-dimensional space and extending to infinity in both directions
  • MULTIPLOT: select title-block blocks or Polylines boundaries to print them sequentially using the boundaries as print windows
  • ADDSELECTED: create a new object of the same type and general properties (Layer, Color, Linetype etc.) of a selected object, yet with different geometric values
  • QUICKWBLOCK: create quickly an external DWG file from a selected group of elements
  • CAMERA: define settings for 3D views of drawings according to a location and target. You can also specify the camera height, clipping boundaries for the view etc.
  • ARRAYPATH: place object copies uniformly along a path or a portion of a path
  • TABLEEXPORT: data export from a table object in the CSV file format
  • POINTSEXPORT:  Points export to ascii xyz or csv

NEW EXPRESS TOOLS

(Click for the Complete list of progeCAD Express Tools)

  • CENTERLINE: create centerline geometry associated with selected lines and linear polyline segments
  • SCALETEXT: enlarge or reduce selected text objects without changing their locations
  • DIMREASSOCIATE: the association or reassociation of selected dimensions to entities or points on entities
  • DIMREASSOC: restore the measured value to overridden or modified dimension text
  • AREATEXT: calculate boundary area and place the text with the value in the center of the area. Through the configuration dialog the user can set: Units used for drawing, Units desired for measurement, Prefix, Suffix Units of measurement, Decimal number, Retain boundary. It is possible to select an area through multi points, the direct selection of entities or by clicking inside a closed area
  • CHANGEBLOCK: create a new Bock Definition from a Block instance and open Block Editor to create a new modified Block
  • RENAMEBLOCK: rename a block and add a new block definition for further editing
  • CREATELINETYPE: create custom textual Linetypes through the Dialog box
  • DIMPOLY: the automatic creation of dimensions around a polyline
  • OFFSETSMART: create an offset deleting the original entities
  • DIMARRANGE: the aligning of a dimension line and a sub line
  • TEXTARRANGEV: arrange the selected text  with vertical alignment
  • TOTLENGTH: show the total length of selected object

Other IMPROVEMENTS

  • Table and TableEdits command improvements (margins and Cells format)
  • NET API updated and improved

 

AViCAD 2019 features (Included in 2021 release)

Performance

  • Improved entity snap performance in drawings with underlays
  • Improved redraw performance when creating and updating entities in a drawing that has a large number of existing entities
  • Improved performance in drawings with XREFS
  • Improved startup time
  • The New engine for 3D PDF conversion
  • Improved performance printing large drawings in the model space with windowed print area selection

User Interface

  • Spaces optimization in the Ribbon menu to improve readability
  • Optimization for 4K displays.
  • Redesigned and rearranged menus
  • New CUI Editor for easier customization of the User Interface.
  • Edit or Import/Export of Menu, Toolbars, Ribbons, Application Buttons, keyboard shortcuts and aliases from .cui files.
  • Import/Export of aliases from .pgp files.
  • Viewport Controls provides a convenient way of changing views and visual styles.
  • The New Insert blocks dialog with preview
  • Pointer colors. The pointer color management allows to assign different colors for the pointer in 2D and 3D views.

New Commands

  • SLOPE is a tool for creating slope patterns between a set of corridor lines/curves or to convert Polylines into Slope style Polylines.
  • BetterWMF Integration solves the problems related to copying and pasting drawings into other software packages like Microsoft Word.
  • Plot Margin Customization – Editing standard paper size margins of plotters/printers. Print over the standard devices margins and cover the entire sheet area.
  • Numbered Markers (Bubbles) automatically creates bubbles with sequential numbers or letters.
  • Sort Data Extraction – Changing the sort order of tables generated by attribute extraction based on Columns.
  • Total Lenght Measure – Calculation of the total length of selected Entities.
  • AIDIMFLIPARROW flips the direction of arrowheads on Dimensions.
  • PointCloud – Color Map – Set color scheme for imported PointClouds (not confirmed yet)
  • New SENDTOSKYPE command allows to send a .dwg file with selected entities via Skype.
  • Copy&Paste. Now you can copy and paste selected entities as an image in some Chat apps.
  • Advanced Copy&Paste adds an option to enable Copy&Paste of selected entities as CAD data into other applications like Explorer or Chat apps (Telegram etc.). Fast transfer via Chat of a dwg file that contains only your selection.

Import/Export

New Import File Type Added Including:

  • IFC support (Underlays) – The IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) format files include building and construction data.
  • IFCPANE command to open a Categories panel to control visibility
  • Once the .ifc underlay is attached, it is possible to explode it into normal entities.
  • 3D Studio file .3DS
  • LightWave file .LWO
  • Wavefront file .OBJ
  • STereo Lithography file .STL
  • Maya file .RGT
  • Google Earth file .KMZ
  • Virtual Reality Modeling Language file .VRML
  • Pointcloud .LAS (as CAD points)
  • Pointcloud .XYZ (as CAD points)

New Export File Type Include:

  • Wavefront file .OBJ
  • Maya file .MA

Express Tools

  • GETSEL creates a selection set of objects based on layer and object type filters
  • BSCALE scales a block reference relative to its insertion point
  • GATTE replaces all values with the same attribute tag name in all selected blocks
  • QLATTACH attaches a leader line to an mtext, tolerance, or block reference object
  • DIMDISASSOCIATE removes associativity from selected dimensions
  • PREFIXSUFFIX adds Prefix or Suffix to selected Texts

Various Improvements

  • Visualization of previous print area (the Area of drawing used during previous print will be highlighted)
  • The interface for External References management (DWG, DGN, DWF, PDF, PointClouds, Images)
  • The in-place Multiline Text editor now fully supports line spacing, lists, and paragraph justification
  • The New Filter option for the -LAYER command
  • Search for files when using the Open command by clicking Tools > Find
  • Publish – Export using PDF Printer and improved GUI
  • HATCHTOBACK command sets the draw order with all hatches moved behind other entities
  • More features available in the Quick Access Toolbar
  • AutoComplete – Smart Search and Improved readability

Updated Commands

BLIPSIZE, IFCOSNAP, MLEADERSCALE, SELECTSIMILARMODE, SNAPSIZE, UOSNAP DTEXTED, GFANG, GFCLR1, GFCLR2, GFCLRLUM, GFCLRSTATE, GFNAME, GFSHIFT, MDISTYLE, MTEXTED, TEXTED, TEXTEDITMODE, XCLIPFRAME

 

AViCAD general features

  • iCADLib -  25,000 2D/3D Blocks Library
    Blocks Manager. Your perfect everyday companion for blocks management. More than 25.000 2D/3D blocks (Construction, Architectural, ANSI-ISO and DIN-ISO Mechanics, ANSI and IEC Electrical, Electronic, Steel Profiles, Furniture, Kitchen).
    iCADLib integrates the Traceparts web portal and AViCAD Cadenas web portal for easy-guided usage of more than 100 million of blocks. Directly guided block insertion from the web into your drawings just in a snap
  • EasyArch 3D - Metric/Imperial support - works 2D and 3D -  see video - see 3D Tutorial
    The automated building plugin for architects designed to increase productivity in house and interior design and remodeling.
    Works in 2D and 3D modes

EasyArch allows to:

  • Create walls
  • Edit walls (delete, rotate, move, copy, make/cap holes etc.)
  • Insert, copy, move, edit doors and windows automatically
  • Manage layers (quick turning on/off, freeze/unfreeze, isolate etc.)
  • Manage and insert parametric blocks
  • Create stairs
  • Create roofs
  • Create and edit tables of elements, rooms, spaces
  • Assisted Dimensioning 
  • Xref Manager
    An intuitive interface for management of external references
  • Bitmap/Raster
  • AViCAD Professional supports DWG with images, photos, raster editing/visualization; ECW, MrSID and Jpeg 2000 are also supported
  • Hatch Trim
    hatches can be trimmed using the standard Trim command
  • Bitmap Clipping
    Clip and polygonal clip on images
  • Gradient Hatch support
    Display and creation of gradients
  • Polygonal layout Viewports
    Display and creation of polygonal viewports
  • Dynamic blocks editing
    Change dynamic blocks shapes using grips
  • 3D Ortho
    Alongside the classic X,Y Ortho snap modes restricting cursor movement to horizontal and vertical, the Z Ortho mode restricting the cursor to the up and down directions.
  • Tables support
    Creation and editing. You can generate tables from block attributes, import them from Excel, Open Office or Libre Office. Tables styles supported.
  • Dynamic UCS
    The dynamic UCS feature automatically creates a temporary XY plane to draw on.
  • Flatshot command
    Generates an accurate flat view of a 3D model
  • AEC and MDT objects support
    Visualization of objects created with Civil3D, ADT, and mechanical objects
  • Snap Extension
    Snaps to some point along the imaginary extension of a line, arc or polyline segment.
  • PDF Export
    Export your drawing to PDF 
  • STL and Collada (DAE) Import/Export
    COLLADA is a COLLAborative Design Activity for establishing an interchange file format for interactive 3D applications.
    STL (STereoLithography) is a file format native to the stereolithography CAD software for rapid prototyping (3D printers)
  • DGN Import
    open Microstation files
  • DWG Export
    Exports drawings to PDF, DWF, 3DS, DAE, STL, LWO, POV, BMP, JPG WMF, EMF, SV
  • PC3 Print Support
    A plotter configuration file, or PC3 file, enables you to easily configure a plotter and to save the settings for later use
  • PDF, DWF and DGN Underlay
    PDF, DGN and DGN files can be attached as an underlay to a drawing file and used as a background for your drawings
  • PDF/A ISO19005 Standard Print
    AViCAD creates PDF files compliant with the PDF/A Standard. The PDF/A file format is often a requisite for official institutions and public administrations. The PDF/A file format is an ISO-standardized version of the Portable Document Format (PDF) specialized for the digital preservation of electronic documents.
  • Drawing Fields
    The Field feature automates the insertion of titleblock text or any other annotations in a drawing
  • Find and Replace
    Finds and replaces text and block attributes in DWG
  • Express Tools
    A complete set of Extra functions for Blocks, Layers, Texts
  • Annotative Objects
    The annotative objects are scaled based on the current annotation scale setting and are automatically displayed at the correct size in multiple viewports with varying scales
  • Arc Aligned Text
    The ARCTEXT command enables text alignment along an existing arc object
  • Multigrip Editing
    Modifies, moves, rotates, scales, stretches a single or multiple objects using multiple Grips
  • Helix and Loft Commands
  • Draws a 3D polyline in the form of a helix; extrudes several shapes and makes one continuous object
  • eTransmit
    Compacting and transmitting DWG files by email
  • Advanced CTB
    Greyscale print and screening
  • AViCAD Rendering 
    Advanced rendering module with multiple lights management and materials creation/editing. Reflection, mirror, transparency, smooth shadows, customizable size bitmap output
  • Eattedit
    Advanced Attribute editing
  • Solprof
    2D profile image extraction from ACIS solids
  • AViCAD QDIM
    Quick dimensioning
  • Google EarthTM Integration - see video
    Export your models to Google Earth
  • Spell Checker
    Highlight and correct misspellings
  • Publish (Batch Plot)
    print (or export to PDF/DWF) selected drawing layouts
  • AViCAD New 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
  • Extended Hatches
    More than 300 new Hatch patterns available
  • Layer Manager
    Save and Restore Layers configurations
  • Layout
    Management of multiple layouts allows creation of all print tables of the same design and offers a greater compatibility with AutoCAD®
  • Render Export
    The 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
  • Hidden lines in Dview
    Hidden lines in perspective views
  • Layers interface
    AutoCAD® like" layers management with Layers Filters support
  • Quick Group
    Creates Entity groups with one click
  • 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
    An 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
  • JPG and PDF print
    Export drawings 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 AViCAD's PPan Technology* allowing dramatic improvements on Pan movements
  • Lineweight for Display and Printing
    Lineweight is supported for display and plot
  • 3D Print
    STL export for 3D Printer output
  • EATTEXT
    createTables reading Blocks Attributes
  • Dynamic Input
    Dynamic Input is an alternative way of entering commands through a command line interface at your Crosshair.
  • AViCAD Cloud
    AViCAD Cloud supports the major cloud services for file sharing and syncing like DropBox, Google Drive and Microsoft One Drive. AViCAD configuration settings are being saved on Cloud and then can be easily exported to another PC. How it works ? Click here
  • ActiveX integration
    Allows cut and paste of AViCAD drawings (or just parts of them) to a Microsoft Office application
  • Customization (AutoLISP, DIESEL, SDS, IRX, COM Automation)
    the following programming languages are supported by AViCAD Professional: LISP, IRX (C++ Similar to ARX), SDS (C++ ADS compatible), VBA and COM automation.
  • .NET support
    connection between .NET- based software and AViCAD drawings
  • NLM Take Away
    NLM licenses can be temporarily moved on a laptop or a remote PC to be used offline. Max flexibility!
  • AViCAD supports every important AutoCAD® file type, including AutoCAD® drawings (from 2.5 through 2019), 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), PC3 Print Support, AutoCAD® Hatch Patterns,  AutoCAD® blocks, Dynamic Input, Cloud, Publish Command, AutoCAD® line types etc.
  • [Cadenas]
  • [TraceParts]
  • 3D PDF Export AViCAD 2019 converts DWG drawing to 3D PDF
  • The Real DWG Alternative
  • EasyArch, the automated building tool for architects included for free with AViCAD
  • Legal Software
  • CADLib more than 25.000 ready-to-use CAD blocks with AViCAD and millions of other blocks available online
  • AViCAD DWG 3D Modeling and Render

 

AViCAD Advanced Features

  • Exports PDF, DWF, 3DS, DAE (Collada), STL, LWO, POV, MA(Maya), OBJ(Wavefront), BMP, JPG, WMF, EMF, SV
  • Imports ESRI-SHAPE SHP, 3DS, DGN(Microstation), LWO, OBJ, STL, IFC, RGT, KMZ, DXF, DWF, DWFx
  • PointCloud import (.pcg, .isd, .xyz, .ply, .las, .laz)
  • 3D Print - STL export for 3D Printer output
  • iCADLib Blocks Manager.  More than 25.000 2D/3D ready-to-use blocks
  • Direct access to Traceparts and Cadenas with millions of blocks ready-to-use
  • Dynamic blocks editing
  • EasyArch - 2D and 3D building plugin for architects
  • SuperHatch
  • Helix and Loft Commands
  • Multileaders
  • Gradient Hatch
  • Plot Margin Customization - cover the entire sheet area
  • AUTOSEZ  creation of surface profiles  (Topographic Sections - AutoCAD Civil 3D Feature)
  • SLOPE creation of slope patterns
  • Optimization for 4K displays
  • Dynamic UCS
  • Dynamic Input
  • Flatshot command - Generates an accurate flat view of a 3D model
  • Text Find and Replace
  • Express Tools -  A complete set of Extra functions for Blocks, Layers, Texts
  • Annotative Objects
  • Arc Aligned Text
  • Multigrip Editing
  • Perspective image correction
  • 3DConnection SpaceMouse support
  • eTransmit - Compacting and transmitting DWG files with dependences by email
  • Eattedit - Advanced Attribute editing
  • Advanced Data Extraction
  • QDIM - Quick dimensioning
  • Google EarthTM Integration
  • Spell Checker
  • Publish (Batch Plot)
  • Cloud - Share files on Cloud - Supports the major cloud services for file sharing and syncing like DropBox, Google Drive and Microsoft One Drive
  • BetterWMF Integration ( https://www.furix.com/betterwmf )