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Mech-Q Versions History

Version

Release Date 

Improvements and Additions  

Bug Fixes 

 
4.14.001 April 2018

Mech-Q now compatible with AutoCAD 2019
Mech-Q now compatible with GstarCAD 2018
Summary of improvements:

  • Piping Module
    • Pumps - Add 3D option: AviCAD, Bricscad & IntelliCAD
    • Hangers & Clips - Add 3D draw option
    • Pipe bends (not elbows) - upgraded (allow all UCS's)
  • Ducting Module
    • Add wall option:  Gauge or Thickness (mm)
    • SQ Throat & Mitre Bends
  • Structural Module
    • Stairs with Handrail & Landings
    • Stairs - add Handrail fixing bracket
    • Str Sections RHS 3D

Several bug fixes minor fixes and minor errors fixed, including:

  • Piping Module
    • Victaulic 2D Tee
    • Weldolets not drawing - fixed
    • BW 2D, Fix Reducing elbow profile
    • Flanges bore 450/18" Nom-bore fixed
    • Iso "ortho" option Auto-Elbows not drawing
    • Flanges BOM  Elb Data fixed
    • Flanges WN bevel fixed
    • Vessels (Vert) Nozzles not working, fixed
    • DI Ansi Flanged, Large sizes data fixed
    • Treaded valves handles location fixed
  • Ducting Module:
    • AHV crashing when using List/BOM - fixed
  • Structural Module
    • Str Sec EN Missing Pipe file, fixed
  • Mechanical Module
    • THR Bolt hole - fixed
    • C'sunk Screws - fixed
4.12.001 November 2017

Mech-Q now compatible with IntelliCAD 2018, ProgeCAD 2018, and Bricscad V18

Summary of improvements:

  • Ducting Module
    • Reducing Tees (3D) - Add Conical option\
    • New BOM options
    • 2D Elbows: Rotate first, Then mirror
  • Piping Module
    • Pumps - Add Clockwise/Anti-Clws option
    • Piping Tools - Data Export/Import - New Tool
    • 2D labels - auto-rotate with pipe direction
  • Structural Module
    • Stairs - Add Aluminium stringers and treads
    • Stairs - Upgrade Hand Rail drawing - Add full detail option

Several bug fixes minor fixes and minor errors fixed, including:

  • Ducting module:
    • 2D diffusers & cushion head alwaye On
    • Elbows 2D, Z-Bend not working.
    • 2D Flanges not working
    • Tees rotation failure
    • Dampers crashing
  • Piping module
    • WN Flanges - Nom-bore correction
    • 2D errors when using
    • OSMODE not keeping setting
    • 3D Pipe not drawing when nodes = off
  • Structural module
    • Stairs not saving CFG
  • General - Layers CFG not saving
4.08.001

August 2017

This is a Significant Upgrade - Includes:

  • Ducting Module:   Major Upgrade
    • Round & Flat-Oval - 16 New Shapes added
    • Auto-Add Cushion Heads to Diffusers
    • 3D Dampers added
    • Upgrade to Ducting Layers - allow colour override according to layer prefix (Eg: Supply-Air, Fresh-Air...)
    • Ducting BOM improved
    • Ducting interface function - improved.
    • Speed improvements
  • Piping Module
    • Data "List" function - significant speed upgrade
    • Improved loading speed
    • Added Treaded: #300 psi
    • Several minor improvements
    • Added new Piping 3D tools
  • Others:
    • Structural Handrailing: update Kick-Plate design
    • 3D Fasteners improved
    • OSMODE and Ortho setting retained drawing to drawing.  Removed point entity at origin.
       

Several bug fixes and minor errors fixed, including:

  • Ducting:
    • 2D tees - fixed
    • BOM to file not working - fixed
    • Wyes & Cross not working - fixed
  • Piping:
    • Vessels not working in AviCAD - Fixed
    • Weldolets (2D) not working - Fixed
    • Single-Line pipe not drawing - fixed
  • Structural:
    • 3D stairs not working - Fixed.
    • RHS - with base not working - fixed.
4.04.001 March 2017

This is a Major Upgrade - Main Changes Include:

  • Mech-Q now compatible with AutoCAD 2018
  • Piping 3D - Major upgrade, speed improved 40-50%
  • Ducting 3D - Major upgrade, speed improved 40-60%
  • Other improvements/additions:
    • Piping: 
      • Flanges add option of Welding Gap
      • Several missing nodes added
      • Flanges - remove prompt for fasteners/Gaskets
    • Ducting
      • Add cushion Head boxes
      • Add Bellmounted Spigots w/wo Dampers
    • Structural: 
      • Add Bulb Flats (shipbuilding)

Several bugs and problems fixed. Including:

  • Piping:
    • PVC DWV & BW-PE
    • Several 3D bugs
    • BOM Length accuracy
    • BW 180 bends - orientation & rotation
    • Stainless & Sanitary - File missing
    • BW 45 Elb - wrong layer
    • MJ connectors - Crash problem
    • Several others
  • Ducting
    • Accessories - several items fixed
    • Diffusers - fix arrow & labels
    • Flexible connections (3D) error fixed.
  • Mechanical
    Fasteners - Nuts profile error fixed.
4.01.001 November 2016

Mech-Q now compatible with IntelliCAD 2017, ProgeCAD 2017, CADian 2017 and Bricscad V17

New Tools:  3DCRTRWC, CONTDIMRWC, 3DLDRRWC & MIRRATTRIB  Several 3D Tools - Improved

  • Piping
    • P&ID Added New linetypes
    • Piping BOM units - now same as CAD units setting
    • Piping nodes layers - Now use prefix to layer name
    • Piping BOM - add option to group pipes of same size and length
    • Add 125, 150 & 300 psi threaded fittings
    • Extend copper pipe size to 12" (300mm)
  • Structural
    • Add Angled beam option with horizontal/vertical copes
    • Add design save option: Plates & Gussets
    • Add Auto-Base Plate for columns
  • Several Piping bugs fixed, including:
    • BW, 3D, weld grouped with pipe or fitting
    • MJ couplings fixed nodes location
    • Di & CI flange orientation of bolts - corrected to standard
  • Ducting - several minor bugs fixed
  • Mechanical: Washers draw fixed
4.00.001 April 2016

Major Upgrade - Several improvements (All modules) plus:

  • New Mech-Q menu structure
  • Mech-Q now fully compatible with AutoCAD 2017 & LT 2017
  • Mech-Q now fully compatible with Windows 10
  • Several bug fixes
3.44.001 November 2015
  • Mech-Q now Fully Compatible with
    GstarCAD 2015 & 2016
    Bricscad V16
    Compatibility with Windows 10
  • Ducting - update
    • Wye round: Added (Adjustable)
    • Branches: Add Rec-Rec 45deg
      (Fix graphics to represent 45deg slope)
    • Add conical bell-mouthed
  • Piping
    • 2d/3d Pipe runs - improve placement
      and display during multi-bends run
      (Similar improvement: ISO-Piping)
    • Soil Piping: Add Tap-Tee
    • Flanges: Improve Direction prompt
  • Structural 
    • New option to draw Columns (easily)
    • Added nodes to profile centre.
  • Piping
    • Threaded and SW: 3D Run - Error fixed
    • Flanges: Draw orientation - Fixed
  • Ducting
    • Tees/Wyes: several bugs fixed.
    • 35deg Branches: Error fixed
    • Flexible Duct: BOM/List size - fixed
  • Structural: Nodes location fixed

Fixed several minor bugs

3.42.001 July 2015
  • Mech-Q now Fully Compatible with
    AutoCAD LT 2016
  • Ducting - Major update
    • Elb Bend Radius: Added 2x & 1.5xSize
      Rec Elbows - 3D module redone.
      (easier and more intuitive orientation)
      Added - Adjustable bend
    • Branches - 3D module redone 
      - several new options added
      - added Round to Rectangular branch
      (easier and more intuitive orientation)
    • Tees/Wye/Cross - 3D major update
      New options added
    • Flexible duct , 3D bend improved
    • Increase range of gauge thickness
  • Piping
    • Soil Piping: Several improvements
      - added 72, 60 & 22.5 Elb
    • Improved label function - new options
    • Isometric Piping - Added Equipment
      - improved switching off iso planes
  • Fasteners module 3D 
    - now works with all ICAD versions
  • Structural 3D: now also Z-direction extrusion
  • General - Improve AutoCAD 2015-16 installer
  • Piping
    • Copper reducers: fixed
    • 3D nodes 
    • CI flanges: 2D plan view fixed.
    • Isometric Piping: correct some pipe cut length in BOM
    • Fix Auto-slope option
  • Ducting
    • Elbows 3D - Flange orientation fixed
    • Non-ortho: Fix orientation of elbows
    • Duct at Z-Elevation: Fixed
    • Several minor fixes.

Fixed several general minor bugs

3.40.001 March 2015

Mech-Q Upgrade

  • Mech-Q now Fully Compatible with
    AutoCAD 2016
  • New start-up splash
  • Piping
    • Added new Tanks module
    • Added valve length override
    • Valves 3D - add double flanges
    • PE-Electrofusion - add more sizes
      More elbows & reducers options
    • Add optional hatching of 2D pipe/fittings
    • Iso-Piping several improvements
  • BOM - Several improvements
  • Ducting:  Improved hatching

Minor improvents to Structural Module and BOM module

  • Piping
    • 2d-Nodes
    • Non-90deg Elbows 
    • P&ID: Fix Instrument Ballools
  • Ducting
    • Fix hatching error
    • Failed when starting with diffusers - fixed

Fixed several minor bugs

3.38.001 July 2014 Mech-Q Upgrade
  • Added new 3D Piping Tools
    • 3D Iso Dim
    • 3D Rotate
    • UCS Align
    • Elevation Change
  • Other Piping Improvements:
    • More Flexible Connections
    • Add pipe hatch option
    • Add nodes at fitting focal points
  • BOM - Description prompt at balloon insertion
  • Ducting:  Added Cross fittings
  • Minor improvements to Structural Module and BOM module
  • Piping
    • WeldGap
    • BOM Balloon 
      Tangential
      Start-point
  • Structural
    • 3D I & H shapes
    • BOM Balloon
3.37.101 May 2014 i) Mech-Q - Fully Compatible with AutoCAD LT 2015
ii) Maintenance release - several minor improvements

Some bug fixes: 

  • Piping  
  • Structural
3.37 April
2014
Mech-Q - Fully Compatible with AutoCAD 2015
New Mech-Q buy option:  EasyPay (Pay as you go)
Maintenance release - several minor improvements

Some bug fixes: 

  • Piping
  • Ducting
  • Structural
     
3.36 Oct
2013

Major upgrade - Mech-Q Piping 3D

  • Easier install and orientation of pipe & fittings 
  • Draw in all possible UCS configurations 
  • Dynamic rotation of objects
Ducting: Several improvement: 3D
Structural: Added European (EN) steel shapes

Some bug fixes: 

  • Piping
  • Ducting
  • Structural
3.35 May
2013

Mech-Q - Fully Compatible with AutoCAD LT 2014

  • Added more PVC Piping sizes
  • Ducting - upgraded diffusers module
Maintenance release - several minor improvements

Some bug fixes: 

  • Piping
  • Ducting
3.34 March
2013

Mech-Q - Fully Compatible with AutoCAD 2014
Improved support for Windows 8 32/64 bit
New Network version (Faster & more stable)
Maintenance release - several minor improvements

Some bug fixes: 

  • Piping
  • Ducting
  • Structural
3.33
 
April
2012
Mech-Q - Fully Compatible with AutoCAD 2013 and AutoCAD LT 2013

Improved support for Windows 7 32/64 bit
Maintenance release - several minor improvements
Some bug fixes: 
  • Piping
  • Ducting
3.31
 
December
2011
Mech-Q - IntelliCAD 2012 now shipping

Network version updated to minimise need for Administration rights for users
Some bug fixes: 
  • Piping
3.30 May
2011
Mech-Q - AutoCAD LT 2012 now shipping
Several minor additions & improvements to all modules
Improved compatibility AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT 64 bit versions (2010 to 2012 only)
Some bug fixes: 
  • Piping
  • Structural
3.28 April
2011
Mech-Q - AutoCAD 2012 now shipping

Improved compatibility with Windows 7
Maintenance release,, several bug fixes: 
  • Piping
  • Ducting
  • Structural
3.27 April
2010
Mech-Q - AutoCAD 2011 now shipping Maintenance release,, several bug fixes: 
  • Piping
  • Ducting
  • Structural

3.26.0
March
2010
Mech-Q - AutoCAD LT 2010 - Windows Vista & Windows 7 - 32 & 64bit OS support now shipping  

3.25.5
Feb
2010
Mech-Q with CADSTA- AutoCAD LT 2006 to 2010 now shipping  
3.25 March/May 
2009
Mech-Q - AutoCAD 2010 now shipping

Mech-Q - AutoCAD LT 2010 now shipping

 
3.24.5 October 
2008
  • Mech-Q now  fully compatible with Bricscad V9
  • Mech-Q Network Version - Now available for Bricscad V8 & V9 and ZWCAD 2008i
  • Improved: Mech-Q Piping, BOM feaures
  • Maintenance Update 
Several bugs & issues addressed:
  • Piping
  • Ducting
  • Structural
       
3.24 June 
2008
  • Mech-Q now  fully compatible with Bricscad V8 (all versions) - Incompatibility issues with V8.2 (and above) - now addressed
  • Piping
    • Added Large Bore (>NB 150) PVC-U metric pipe & fittings
    • Added ANSI B16.5 Class 400
      Flanges
    • Updated Victaulic pipe & fittings
    • Improved insertion of Weldolets/sockolets/Threadolets
    • Added 3D option - Centrifugal Pumps 
  • General - Network version Upgrade (2) 
    • Added the new option to call-out (export) a network license seat to a non-networked computer..
      Then to call-in (import) a non-network license, back to the network 
    • Improved network license security.\
  • General - Mech-Q Database (Spec) Editor
    • Added "Editor Help" button.
      This will display the meaning of each edit field as an image to make editing easier.
  • Piping
    Several minor bug fixes, including 
    • Errors fixed - Mechanical Joint piping (Reducing tees. 
  • HVAC Ducting
    Several minor bug fixes, :
  • Mechanical
    Countersunk screws - seat angle corrected to 82 deg
3.22.500 May 
2008
Mech-Q - AutoCAD LT 2009 now shipping  
3.22.100 March 
2008
Mech-Q - AutoCAD 2009 now shipping  
3.22 February 
2008
  • Piping
    • Added AUD, Table E flanged Valves
    • Improve Isometric symbols shapes (Eg: WN Flanges) .
  • HVAC Ducting
    • Added Auto-Hatching options of Duct and Duct fittings.
    • Separated DIM's and Hatching to be on a separate layer
    • 3D:Auto-Calculate Duct Elevations
    • Added Duct size to Damper labels
  • General - Network version Upgrade 
    • Added Network Admin Interface 
      • Easier Network admin
      • View Current Users
      • Easy Menu loading
      • Easy locate local CFG files location
    • Remove requirement of installing local files in the local root directory.
    • Added BUILD option: Remote Server load options (Speed improvement).
  • Piping
    Several bug fixes, including 
    • Copper Reducing Tee: Function error - Fixed 
  • HVAC Ducting
    Several bug fixes, including:
    • Dampers BOM error - Fixed
    • Return Air Grill - Remove "Trow" label
  • Structural
    • Frames draw error (Plan view) - Fixed
    • Multi-Holes module failure - Fixed.
  • General
    • Detailing module failure on "Stairs" - Fixed

 

3.20.5 November 
2007
  • Mech-Q now fully compatible with AutoCAD LT 2008 sp1
  • Mech-Q now fully compatible with IntelliCAD 8, CADian 2008 (Omega)  and Bricscad V8
  • Maintenance Update 
Several bugs & issues addressed:
  • Piping
  • Ducting
  • Structural
  • Mechanical
3.20 July 
2007
  • Mech-Q - AutoCAD LT 2008 now shipping
  • Mech-Q - IntelliCAD 7, CADian 2008 now shipping
     
  • Piping
    • Improve ball valve symbols .
  • HVAC Ducting
    • Upgraded Dampers module to include BOM data: Type &, Direction
    • Upgraded Diffusers module: Added Throw arrow and several Throw options. Improved label: Mark, throw and flow.
  • Structural 
    • 3D Sections - Listing now includes TopOfSteel and BottomOfSteel elevations.
    • BOM includes Rnd & Sq bars
    • Improved BOM 
  • Other
    • CustomAir - Now fully compatible with AutoCAD 2008
  • Piping
    Several bug fixes, including 
    • Risers & Drops height value not working - fized 
  • HVAC Ducting
    Several bug fixes, including:
    • Branches draw error
    • Bends "down" shape fix.
    • Label units (m) fixed.
  • Structural
    • Stairs 3D - draw error fixed

 

3.18 March 2007
  • Mech-Q - AutoCAD 2008 now shipping
  • Piping
    • Added THR street elbows & tees
    • Added THR reducing elbows & tees
    • 2D reducing elbows plan view, add option for small/large size in vertical direction.
    • 3D tees: add option for IP at branch
    • BW Flanges: Add DIN PN6-25 Slip-on, stub ends
    • Added DIN PN10 & PN16 THR flanges, 
    • DI & CI flanged - add toggle in "Options" dialogue to add gasket with each flange (removing request for gasket option at each fitting insertion)
    • Flanges added DN 700 Table D & E
    • Single Line, rolled elbows - improve profile
    • PE-BW, added stub-flanges and backing rings
    • PE-BW added sweep bends.
    • PE-BW add plan-view stub-flanges
    • P&ID add size tag to reducers
  • HVAC Ducting
    • Flexible duct, Single line draw option - improved
    • BOM improved: like objects - same Item number
    • Added Air-Handling units - Fully customisable (duct accessories)
    • Added FO to FO transforms.
    • Text: option to change justification
    • Layers: Option to have layer name = prefix+suffix only (drop set name).
  • Structural 
    • Unequal angles: option to draw angle leg on hidden layer.
  • General
    • Improve Mech-Q objects rotation.
  • Piping
    Several bug fixes, including 
    • SW Plugs - Shape error fixed.
    • Copper sizes - errors fixed
  Sept
2006
  • Piping
    • 2D Ortho - Riser/Drop Add option - Auto Elbows
    • BW - Add NB10 size
    • 3D, AutoCAD 2007 only - Improve shape, Eccentric Reducers and Tees
    • Tubing - Add ISO/Din Sizes
    • Copper - Add Pipe sizes to EN1057
    • Flanges - Add BOM Spec. field 
    • Flanges S/O - Add DIN sizes
    • Label - Add COP option
  • Ducting
    • Return Air Grill & Sidewall registers
      Add direction arrow & size/flow rate label
  • Structural
    • Add Chinese steel shapes
  • Piping
    Several bug fixes, including 
    • Pipe with break symbol drawn reverse - Fixed
    • DI Flange, Front view draw error - Fixed
    • THR Nipple/Bush draw tile inactive - fixed
    • BOM Field length not saved - Fixed
    • Pumps W2 dim error by thickness - Fixed
  • General
    • LT versions - BOM Table CFG tab enabled
3.16.2 June
2006
Maintenance Update  Several bugs & issues addressed
3.16.1 April
2006
Mech-Q for AutoCAD 2007 now Shipping  
3.16 Feb
2006
  • Piping
    • Isometric - Add Spec data to BOM
    • Isometric - BOM length in Arch/Eng when applicable
    • Isometric - BOM Length - improve accuracy
    • Ortho - Elbows, End view, Centre install - rotation consistent with other fittings
  • Mechanical
    • Added Fabricated (Flame-Cut) Sprockets
  • Structural
    • Stairs - Added 3D option  (Single flight)
    • Gussets - plate added to BOM table
  • Piping
    Several bug fixes, including 
    • 45 elb PE, Sanitary, Soil, DI & MJ - error fixed
    • Vic - Reducing Tee - Not working - fixed
    • Thr - Caps/Plugs Draw tile Inactive - fixed.
    • Thr Coupling - Draw failure - fixed
    • Pumps - End view draw error - fixed
    • Isometric - Pipe spec changing - fixed
  • P & ID 
    • Strainer + Valve error - fixed
3.15 Nov
2005
  • Mech-Q maintenance update (v3.14.500) was released: September 2005
     
  • Piping
    • Added PVC-DWV Long Radius TY's
    • Added PVC-DWV 22oElbows
    • BW Elbows - non 90o - Option to pick angle between two reference lines.
    • Copper Piping: Add sizes to AS1430
    • Iso Piping Add elbows 0 to 90deg 
    • P&ID line number text set to P&ID CFG setting
  • HVAC Ducting
    • Added 23 new items to the configuration settings (Items saved between sessions)
    • Added braches to BOM
    • Added toggle to allow items not to be added to BOM.
  • Structural
    • Plate module: 2 & 6 holes - arrange holes along short or long sides.
  • General
    • Database Editor - edit field in mm/inches according to Units setting. 
    • Reduce severity of error: "List not assigned a value"

 

  • Piping
    Several bug fixes, including 
    • CI/DI, 3D pipe draw fail - fixed
    • 45o Up/Down Error Fixed
    • DI Pipe, Plain end option error - Fixed
  • Structural 
    • JIS - TFC/PFC incorrect profile - Fixed
    • Stairs GripStrut tread option - Failure - Fix
  • Ducting
    • Z-Bend Flange layer - fixed
    • Wye - flange wrong angle - Fixed

 

3.14 July
2005

Mech-Q 10th Anniversary

  • Mech-Q - Plumbing Module released

     
  • Piping
    • Add PE-Electrofusion pipe & fittings (2D only)
    • Add Ductile Iron flanged to AS & NZ standard
    • Add DIN PN6 & PN10 slip-on flanges
    • Piping BOM upgrade: BOM balloons regeneration - auto placement of balloons
  • HVAC Ducting
    • Improve duct size change after selecting a transition
    • Round Duct label - improve format
  • General
    • Demo mode - Full functionality for first 7 days 
    • Reduce severity of error: "List not assigned a value"
  • Piping 
    • Isometric Thr Coupling failed - Fixed
    • P&ID failed when selecting "Next" tab - Fixed
    • P&ID line/fittings grouped after fitting insertion - fixed
  • Structural 
    • AISC Pipe not included in BOM - fixed
    • "Layer" tab not working - Fixed
  • General
    • "GetCFG" error in CFG module - Fixed
3.13 May 2005 
  • Mech-Q - AutoCAD LT 2006 now shipping
  • Mech-Q - IntelliCAD 6 now shipping

     
  • HVAC Ducting
    • Add option for gasket allowance (Angle flanges only)
  • General
    • Mech-Q LT 2004 - LT 2006 versions
      Significant speed improvement
    • Improve CFG password control
    • CFG:  "SaveAS" (& "GETCFG") now operates on the complete Mech-Q configuration (Mech-Q.INI file)
  • Piping 
    • Table E Flanges, correct thickness.
    • RJF flanges - correct length
    • Copper, elbows fail: Fixed
    • VIC, continuous pipe node, 45 Elb: Fixed. 
  • Structural 
    • Ladders: Cage band frequency & spacings: fixed.
    • LT version: Stairs detailing option: Fixed
  • Ducting
    • Elbows, extra lines: removed

 

3.12 March
2005
  • Mech-Q - AutoCAD 2006 now shipping
  • Mech-Q - IntelliCAD 5 now shipping
  • Piping
    • Centrifugal Pumps, New Design added (Warman AHP)
    • Added: Weldolets XS & XXS
    • Add valves BOM spec. field (Allow adding of valve data eg: Manufacture) to BOM
    • CI & DI - Add max. pipe length with auto flange couple added at the maximum length as set by user.
    • THR, Street Elbow - improve 3D profile.
    • Valves: Rating "remembered".
    • Isometric: Valves option to delete User Defined valves
    • Isometric: Improve shape of RJ Flanges
    • P&ID Add valve label rotation.
  • HVAC Ducting
    • Reverse Height/Width in draw list for more logical selection.
    • Add "Pressure Rating" and option to add to BOM (Size qualifier)
  • Structural 
    • Add JIS: PFC channels
    • Stairs: Add Continuous plate treads type
  • Mechanical
    • Conveyor Rolls data files updated to latest PROK catalogue data
  • General
    • Object rotation: Option to turn rotation dialogue: ON/OFF
  • Piping 
    • THR 3D Reducing Elbows: AutoCAD fail error fixed.
    • DI flanged, Tees IP @ branch - error fixed.
    • Valve flange size error - fixed.
    • User Defined - valve designation not in BOM - Fixed.
    • Soil Piping, P-Trap draw error - fixed.
    • PE-BW, sweep bends, single line draw error - fixed.
    • Copper piping, 2D, 90deg elbows - Fixed 
  • Structural 
    • B2B & B2C connection CFG data not saved - fixed
3.11 January
2005
  • Piping
    • Added THR street elbows & tees
    • Added THR reducing elbows & tees
    • 2D reducing elbows plan view, add option for small/large size in vertical direction.
    • 3D tees: add option for IP at branch
    • BW Flanges: Add DIN PN6-25 Slip-on, stub ends
    • Added DIN PN10 & PN16 THR flanges, 
    • DI & CI flanged - add toggle in "Options" dialogue to add gasket with each flange (removing request for gasket option at each fitting insertion)
    • Flanges added DN 700 Table D & E
    • Single Line, rolled elbows - improve profile
    • PE-BW, added stub-flanges and backing rings
    • PE-BW added sweep bends.
    • PE-BW add plan-view stub-flanges
    • P&ID add size tag to reducers
  • HVAC Ducting
    • Flexible duct, Single line draw option - improved
    • BOM improved: like objects - same Item number
    • Added Air-Handling units - Fully customisable (duct accessories)
    • Added FO to FO transforms.
    • Text: option to change justification
    • Layers: Option to have layer name = prefix+suffix only (drop set name).
  • Structural 
    • Unequal angles: option to draw angle leg on hidden layer.
  • General
    • Improve Mech-Q objects rotation.
  • Piping 
    • DI, Flanged, tees - program error - fixed.
    • THR 1/4" Pipe - not found error - fixed
    • 3D, THR & SW - correct node IPs
    • MJ elbows profile crrected
    • DI & CI flange gasket gap in pipe Auto-run - fixed.
    • DI flanged, eccentric reducers - flange location - fixed.
    • CU flanges (>80NB) fixed
    • DI grooved, Reducing tees & elbows - correct length
    • Soil P-Trap draw error - Fixed
    • Schematics module - fatal error - fixed.
  • Ducting 
    • Elbows (SqTr) 3D size reversed - fixed.
    • Elbows (SqTr) 3D Flange rotated - fixed.
    • 3D straight duct - label location - fixed.
    • Elbows, "List" function error fixed.
    • Text not on "text" layer - fixed.
3.10 November
2004
  • Piping
    • Added: Polyethylene Piping (PE) for Butt Welding:
      Add/Not add to BOM
    • BOM start point - editable (on-fly) by user
  • HVAC Ducting
    • Flex. Duct - Add option to change spacings
    • Wall thickness - set by gauge
    • Flanges set on a separate layer
    • Auto-Change size/shape after inserting a duct transition
    • Auto-adjust duct size to allow for internal insulation thickness.
    • Elbows, 3D - face Insertion option added
    • Adjustable vane size for duct bends 
  • Structural 
    • Steel Shapes, 3D - added option to specify Z-Elevation
  • General
    • Added Administrative Password option to CFG items and Database editor

 

  • Piping 
    • Iso. Butterfly valve (no flange) - Fix
    • Iso. Threaded reducing nipple - fixed
    • Ortho. DI Flg - Reducer- error fixed
    • Vessels - Design edit of Dim C & H - error fixed.
    • P&ID Ball valve profile - fixed.
  • Ducting 
    • Labels - inch symbol not drawn - fixed
    • Terminal units, 3D draw error - Fixed
    • 3D offsets - correct profile
    • LT2004 version - Sidewall Registers & Grill doors - error fixed.
  • General
    • BOM "Add New" to BOM descriptions - Fixed
    • BOM Table design not saving - Fixed. 

 

3.09 August
2004
  • Mech-Q - AutoCAD LT2005 now shipping
  • Piping 
    • Double elbow profile - Fix
    • SW Flanges, 1500&2500 psi, length - fixed
    • THR universal, 3D - 25mm/1"  - fixed
    • PVC-DWV, Sanitary Tee, 2D rotation - fixed
    • Strainers, flanged, profile correction
  • Ducting 
    • Auto Trim/Hide, duct runs error - Fixed
    • Tees, 3D Round - error fixed
    • Flexible connectors, 3D, rectang. form error - fixed
  • Structural
    • Beam stretching - Correct BOM length 
3.08 July
2004
  • Piping
    • Ortho - New Gasket option:
      Add/Not add to BOM
    • Ortho - Flange Fasteners: None option
    • Ortho - Flanges gaskets & fasteners spec to BOM
    • Ortho sockolet/Tredolet 3000/6000 psi sizes added
    • DI Piping Added 250psi fittings ANSI/AWWA/C110/A21.10
    • Isometric - New Gasket option:
      Add/Not add to BOM
    • Isometric - Flanges gaskets & fasteners spec to BOM
    • Isometric - Add SW & THR Ball Valves
    • Isometric - Cut symbol upgrade
    • Isometric - North symbol improve
    • 3D - improve fittings insertion
  • HVAC Ducting
    • Improve Duct length Label
    • Auto Trim/Hide option for crossing-over ducts
  • Structural 
    • Stairs - Improve landing dimensions
    • Steel Sections/Beams Annotation
      Option to add customized Prefix/Suffix to member size
     
  • General
    • Units: Metric Meters size option
  • Piping 
    • 3D - 90o Elbows, Insulation not drawn - Fix
    • MJ Coupling error - fixed
    • THR reducer - program failure - fixed
    • SS Pipe DIN sizes error fixed
    • 90o Reducing Elbows: Failure - Fixed
  • Structural 
    • Steel shapes with 0.0 fillet radius error - Fixed
    • CISC Channels - error fixed
  • General
    • License Export/Import failure - fixed

 

3.07 May 2004 Mech-Q - AutoCAD 2005 now shipping
  • Piping
    • Added Reducing Elbows
    • Added Flexible Couplings
    • Flanges: Gaskets add compressed thickness & BOM thickness
    • Single Line mode: Allow for flange line thickness when drawing gasket gap
       
  • Structural 
    • Add AUS standard CHS section (full range of sizes)
    • Sections Draw, Beam List, Edit: Added option to change the beam size. 
     
  • Mechanical 
    •  Conveyor rolls (3 Roll Trough) - Added 102 (4") & 114 (4 1/2")  roll sizes
       
  • General
    • IntelliCAD version: 3D functionality added to:
      • Mech-Q Piping
      • Mech-Q HVAC Ducting
      • Mech-Q Structural
      • Mech-Q Mechanical
  • Piping 
    • Ortho, 2D: ecc. reducers - Profile error, fixed
    • Ortho, MJ  Elbows & Tees Up/Down turn p - program error, fixed
    • Ortho, SW Fittings some sizes not to ANSI B16.11 1996 - Fixed
    • Vessels: Dim "C" for Ellipsoidal heads fixed - to  internal face
  • Ducting 
    Runs, Auto-Bends with bend radius X Size, failure - Fixed
  • Structural 
    Channel sections, length list error - Fixed.
3.06 Mar 2004 Mech-Q is now ready & compatible with AutoCAD 2005
  • Piping
    • Added BS Pipe, Fittings and Flanges
    • Added DIN P6 flanges.
    • Valves: improve ball/globe valves symbols
     
  • HVAC Ducting
    • 3D Offsets: Flat face - 2 Plains option added 
    • 3D Bends: Up/Down option improved
  • Structural
    •   Beam lengths - Editing upgrade - Steel Shapes module - when length is edited it will now auto-change beam length and BOM data
  • Mechanical
    •   Conveyor rolls (single) - range increase
    •  Slope calculator - Base value edit option edded
  • General
    • IntelliCAD version:  Support for CadLab (Indian) version
    •   License Export/Import - New improvements
    •  Database editor: Upgraded with recent piping types additions
  • Piping 
    •  PVC-80 pipe displayed as SCH 40 - Fixed
    •  Weldolets - correct trimming
    • Copper piping: 45deg Ells - 3D error - Fixed
    • Pumps: inconsistency between end & front view (Ht) - Fixed
    • Saddles: Front view length error fixed
    • Swages: Large sizes, list error fixed
    • Iso-Piping: SW valve BOM error fixed
3.05 Jan 2004
  • Piping
    • Added Copper Pipe & Fittings
     
  • P&ID
    • Added DIN ratings for Pipe, Fittings, Flanges & Valves
  • HVAC Ducting
    • 3D Branches - Added 90-45 & 45-45 type branch
    • 2D - Item Labels On/Off - separate control added for each item type
    • Label text: Improved for branches & transitions
  • General
    • Block Manager:  Improved stability & function 
    • License Export/Import - added option to export license to any type of removable drive or network drive. 
  • Piping 
    • Strainers: Fabricated, program failure - fixed
  • HVAC Ducting
    • Elbows (Z View) - Center line was extended beyond fitting end - fixed

 

 

3.04 Nov 2003 Mech-Qfor IntelliCAD 2004/4 - Major Upgrade
   Improved Speed, Improved Stability - Easier to install and use
  Added BOM features to HVAC Ducting
 
   IntelliCAD new versions supported:
  • Autodsys (USA) 
  • ADeko (TR)
  • IntelliJapan (JP)

   Mech-Q for AutoCAD LT2004 - Released
       Now also supporting AutoCAD LT2004 SP1

  • Piping
    • BW Valves - Option to change face-to-face length
    • Valve handles drawn on separate layer
  • P&ID
    • Centrifugal Pumps, with base - Added
  • HVAC Ducting
    • Added prefix option to Top/Bottom elevations label
    • BOM features added to Mech-Q for IntelliCAD and AutoCAD LT2004
  • General
    • Improved Setup Files - Easier, new options
    • New: Structural Steel & Stairs Tutorials
    • New: Mech-Q Student version now available
       
  • Piping 
    • Double rolled elbow shape - Fixed
  • Structural
    • DIN Steel Shapes, RHS 150x1000x5 - Fixed
    • Steel Shapes: Correct nodes placement

 

3.03 Sept 2003 Mech-Qfor IntelliCAD 2001/4 -Major new Release
       With equal features as Mech-Q for AutoCAD 2000-4 (Except some 3D & BOM features not yet included)

      IntelliCAD versions supported:

  • BricsCAD IntelliCAD 4 (BE)
  • CADian 2004  (KR)
  • Cadopia IntelliCAD 4 (US)
  • Piping
    • Improved BOM Functions
    • Orthogonal: Double Flange - Face insertion option added
    • Isometric:
      • Add Horizontal offsets
      • Add Vertical offsets
      • Add Rolling offsets
  • HVAC Ducting  Major Upgrade
    • BOM: Option to turn some fields On/Off
    • Tees: Add Round & FO symmetrical tees
    • Tees: Add option to insert tee on Face/Center IP
    • Tees: Allow different throat lengths on all sides.
    • Labeling: Option to Auto-add all lengths of Straight Ducts, Tees, Branches, Elbows, Transitions  & Offsets.
    • Labeling: Improve size selection
    • Labeling: Now allowed in the 3D mode.
    • New option to set Duct Class automatically or manually.
    • Improve BOM functions
  • General
    Improved BOM functions: allow changes to BOM CFG when BOM blocks already exist in current drawings... easier changes to BOM CFG.
  • Piping 
    • Label failure - error fixed
    • Elbow: BW, Roll Angle >0... Profile error fixed.
    • Knife - Gate Valve...shape correction
    • Pipe-Cut (Single Line mode) - Symbol reversed - Fixed.
    • Strainers arrow - wrong scale...fixed.
  • P&ID
    • Valve tag - Wrong scale...fixed
  • HVAC Ducting
    • Flexible Duct Label - wrong size...fixed 
    • BOM Lengths (When using Architectural units) - error fixed.
    • Flexible Connector - Error Fixed
3.02 July 2003 Mech-Q Piping - Added Sanitary Fittings
  • Piping
    • NEW - Stainless Steel Sanitary Fittings(Tri-Clover, Cherry-Burrell & similar) added
    • Added: Strainers 
      • Y-Strainers
      • Basket Strainers
    • Socket Weld Fittings:
      • Add more fitting sizes
      • Add 9000 psi fittings
      • Fix Universals shape
      • New: Laterals added
    • Threaded Fittings
      • Add more fitting sizes
      • Add 2000 psi fittings
      • Add 300 psi couplings
    • SS (OD Tube) Fittings
      • Add more pipe & fittings sizes
      • Add caps & laterals
      • Add 300 psi couplings
    • 90o Elbows - add cut angle option (0-90o)
    • Isometric: Curve elbow (only) option
  • HVAC Ducting  
    • Now remember (& suggests) IP point between fittings insertion (similar to piping)
    • Option to have duct & fittings on a separate layer system
    • Add BOM option to allow compilation of separate BOM of Duct/Fittings/Diff./Accessories/... (or a combination)
    • Improved Return Air Grills function... several blade configurations possible
    • NEW: Added Sidewall Registers (2D only)
    • Added 3D Flexible Connectors
    • 3D ducting - New: Duct size label
    • 3D ducting - added H+Z offset option
    • 3D duct 90o elbows - Turn: Up/Down option
    • Elbows: Add new option - Radius multiple of duct size.
    • Improve duct labeling & text orientation.
  • Structural
    • Steel Shapes:
      •  Improve dialogue layout
      • New: Annotation: Text & Size CFG dialogue
  • Mechanical
    • Add SD (SKF) type bearing housings
  • General
    • Tutorials updated with recent changes.
  • Piping 
    • CI reducers (Not Drawing) - Fixed
    • WN Flanges 900 psi (65 & 80mm) draw error fixed
    • Auto-45o elbows: bound with pipe - fixed
    • Iso Piping: SW & THR elbow error fixed
    • Fabricated pipe: 2Cut mode: shape fixed
    • Piping/P&ID & Ducting: BOM failure on units change: fixed.
  • HVAC Ducting
    • Transitions (2D) - Fix rotation axis & flanges placement 
    • Flexible (Single line) - error when drawn vertical - Fixed
    • Diffusers (Str) - down opton - shape fixed.
  • Structural
    • Handrailing: AM type - Bolt space fixed.

     

3.01 May 2003 Mech-Q HVAC Ducting - AutoCAD LT2000/2 versions - Now with auto-BOM, List/Match and Flat sheet development functions.
  • Piping
    • NEW - Ductile iron Mechanical Joint Fittings added
    • Labeling function improved 
      • New data options
      • Several leader options
      • Z-origin height option
    • NEW - Pipe Swages
    • More valves: SW & THR, 125 - 2500 psi.
    • Nodes placement - improved
    • P&ID: Add valve's tag numbers to BOM
  • HVAC Ducting  
    • AutoCAD LT2000/2 versions: ADD
      • Auto-BOM
      • List/Match functions
      • Flat-sheet development
    • Layers function improved
  • Structural
    • Add "T" shapes: BS (corus)
    • CISC, "S" & "C" shapes - improved.
  • General
    • BOM: Ascending/descending sort option
    • "Help" improved.
  • Piping 
    • Remove "stray" nodes
    • 150-100 (6"-4")  reducers was changing to 1000 (40") pipe - fixed
    • Valves ratings - enabled
    • BOM descriptions - error fixed
    • Isometric: Universal unions (SW & THR) symbol shape - fixed
    • P&ID: Ball valves flanges not drawn - fixed.
  • HVAC Ducting
    • Tees: 3D, flange error - fixed
    • Bylayer option - fixed
3.00 March 2003 Mech-Q compatible with  AutoCAD 2004
  • Piping
    • NEW - Stainless Steel pipe & fittings...sizes:
      • BW  (8-400. 1/4-16")
      • SW  (10-100, 3/8-4")
      • THR (6-300, 1/4-12")
    • NEW - "Tubing" type added (1.5-25. 1/16-1")
    • More pipe sizes: DIN & ISO
    • Elbows (3D) add 15, 22.5 & 30 deg elbows
    • Isometric Piping
      • BOM: New option - Add "Type" to BOM description
      • Flange sizes (WN) - improved.
  • HVAC Ducting                    
    Major Upgrade of the HVAC Ducting module
    • NEW connections types added: Male, Female, Angle Flange and Flat flange
    • Connections can be selected separately for each end
    • All connection types are now available to Flat-Oval duct type
    • Connections can be added to Duct, Tees, Elbows/Bends, Transitions, Wyes & Offsets
    • Intermediate duct connections (at pre-set intervals) can now be added in the 3D mode.
    • NEW: Duct equivalent size calculator
    • Several (minor) "bugs" fixed.
    •  
  • General
    • New Mech-Q sub-menu. This adds direct access to ASVIC/Mech-Q internet help & tools, FAQ, Support and user's Forum.
    • New Mech-Q software help - New HTML help version
    • New Mech-Q version for IntelliCAD 2001 with improved support for non-English version
  • Piping 
    • 3D Weldowlets - error fixed 
    • CI & DI valves (3D) - error fixed
    • Slip-on flanges (3D) with SE - Draw error fixed
    • DWV type - Elbows (2D/3D) 1 1/4, 6 & 8" size - error fixed
    • Elbows (2D) - Roll draw error fixed
    • Threaded Nipples (3D) - Internals not subtracted - fixed
    • (0deg Elbows (3D) - Internals not subtracted - fixed
    • Vessels (2D) wall was not drawn in vertical option
  • Structural
    • Rectangular Hollow Sections (RHS) Radii were not to AISC standard - fixed
  • HVAC Ducting 
    • Several minor bugs - fixed

 

2.27 Feb 2003

New Feature:  Mech-Q for AutoCAD LT2000-2 .... LT-Extender Version 
Mech-Q LT-Extender Version - same functionality as Mech-Q LT Toolkit Version (inc 3D); Mech-Q LT-Extender Version - up to US$85 cheaper; 
Mech-Q/LT Toolkit will continue to be supported

  • Mech-Q Piping
    • NEW - Ductile Iron (Flanged) 80-1600 (3"-64") 
           Comprehensive range of pipe & fittings
    • NEW - Ductile Iron (Grooved/Victaulic) 80-900 (3"-36")
    • Isometric Piping
      •  Improved 45º elbow      
      •  "Ortho" mode option added
    • (Ortho) BOM - New option: Pipe & fittings type to descriptions in BOM
    • P&ID - improved size controls
    • Piping & Isometric BOM Balloon - option for Arrow/Dot/Line Only type leader
  • Mech-Q HVAC Ducting                    
    • Flanges - option to add to duct object "group"
    • Insertion Point  - New options:
      •  IP-Top
      •  IP-Centre
      •  IP-Bottom
    • 3D Mode - option to draw at a set Z-Elevation allowing you to draw in plan view while items are inserted at a predetermined elevation
    • Transforms - add: 
      • Rectangular > Flat Oval (FO)
      • Flat Oval (FO) > Rectangular
    • Ducting BOM Balloon - option for Arrow/Dot/Line Only type leader
  • Mech-Q General
    • BOM Balloon option - Line Only leader (no arrow or dot)
  • Piping 
    • Threaded Nipples - dialogue not responding - fixed
    • Flanges (Steel Back Type) - shape incorrect - fixed
    • PVC-DWV - 3D Elbows error - fixed
    • CI Reducing elbows - length incorrect - fixed
    •  Isometric - Victaulic 45º elbow error - fixed
    • P&ID - Valve scaling error - fixed
  • Structural
    • Beam-to-Column Connections - bolt dimensioning error - fixed
    • Layers CFG error - fixed
  • General 
    • Section arrows: text scale error - fixed

 

2.26 Jan 2003 New Feature:  Mech-Q & AutoCAD LT2002....now with LT3D
Adding 3D capabilities for Mech-Q AutoCAD LT2002 add-on applications (Piping, HVAC Ducting, Structural Steel, Mechanical) 
  • Mech-Q Piping
    • Threaded (Ortho) - add plain nipples (T.O.E. & T.B.E.)
    •  Isometric Symbols (User Defined) - add "delete" option 
    •  Isometric Flanges (Lap Joint) - improved symbol
  • Mech-Q HVAC Ducting

    • BOM - add option to Add/Not Add flanges to BOM
  • Mech-Q Structural
    •  Welding Symbols - Flare V and Flare Bevel added
    •  Welding Symbols - base size can now be edited
    •  Beam-to-Beam Connections - add "moment" type beam connections
    •  Beam-to-Beam Connections - improved dialogue layout & dimensioning
    •  Steel Sections - BOM Upgrade:
      •  Field Title Names - editable
      •  Add option for "Remarks" field
      •  Field Length, Height & Text Length - editable
    •  Stairs:
      •  Add new design type - Concrete Pan
      •  New configuration options added - Concrete Pan
      •  Multi-flight - improved handrails 
  • Piping 
    • Victaulic Reducers #51size errors - fixed
    • Pipe spec. resetting when selecting a fitting - fixed
    • S.S. Elbows 80NB & above error - fixed
    • Threaded unions some sizes missing - fixed
  • HVAC Ducting
    • Elbows, Z-view, Flat-oval on wrong layers & incorrectly drawn - fixed
  • Structural 
    • Beam-to-beam gap dimension error - fixed

2.25

Dec 2002 New Mech-Q for IntelliCAD 2001 - now fully compatible with IntelliCAD 2001/v3.3 through CADOPIA & BRICSNET 
  • Mech-Q Piping 
    •  90° elbows - Roll option 0-90° (all angles)
    •  Isometric - Remove nodes; threaded fittings
  • Mech-Q Structural
    •  Stairs - concrete pan type, add first step adjustment
    •  Structural sections - BOM, add Item & Balloon options (several new BOM options)
    •  Structural sections - BOM, option to de-activate BOM
  • General
    •  Improved Mech-Q for languages other than English
    •  Improved Network License Manager 
  • Piping 
    •  Isometric, grouping items of same type in BOM
    •  Isometric, universal (Thr) - fixed
    •  Auto Elbow insertion @ bends v2.24 error - fixed
    •  Single Line - elbows shape - fixed
    •  Single Line - flanges - space allowance for line thickness
    •  PVC-U, 80NB Flange crashing AutoCAD - fixed
    •  Weldolets rotation - fixed
  • Structural
    •  Layers, Prefix... double prefix layer names - fixed 

2.24

 

Oct 2002 New: Piping BOM "Description" Editor
Mech-Q Piping (Ortho & Isometric) new BOM "Description" Editor. This Editor allows you to change all the BOM "Description" texts according to your needs:
- If you need to use a different description in the BOM
- If you use a different language other than English 
Then you will find the BOM "Descriptions" Editor a useful addition. 
  • Mech-Q Piping 
    Iso Piping Flanges 
    •  Added gasket display option as line or space
    •  Added flange pair (double flange) option
  • Mech-Q HVAC Ducting
    •  Elevation label - added option of top, bottom or both
    •  Diffusers - added corner I.P. option
    •  Improved dialogue layout 
  • Mech-Q Structural
    •  Improved layers CFG - now accessible directly from all modules
    •  Top landing: three design options added with several new features and design options 
  • Piping 
    •  3D valve (angle) error, fixed
    •  Isometric, valve description editor, fixed
  • Ducting
    •  Label justification error, fixed
    •   "GetCFG" error, fixed
  • Structural 
    •  Handrail (welded type) end view, fixed
    •  Structural sections - annotation, corrected
  • General
    • Osmode reset, fixed
    •  Item cut (double mode), fixed 

2.23

Sept 2002 New: Mech-Q CD Load Version: This version allows you to run Mech-Q directly from the software CD. Intended for drafting/design contractors who work at clients' offices and would like to use Mech-Q on different clients' workstations. (Contact us for details)
  • Mech-Q Piping 
    •  Added metric ISO standard sizes (columns 1, 2 & 5)
    •  DIN Pipe - improved spec. selection (columns 2, 3 & 4). Program now "remembers" spec. selection from one 
      drawing session to another
    •  Weldolets/ Sockolets/ Thredolets - improved and simplified fitting insertion
    •  Vessels - major upgrade of this versatile module:  
      Added ASME flanged & dished type heads  
      Added Ellipsoidal (2:1) & Hemispherical heads
      New Draw options - heads only or vessel body only
  • Structural
    •  DIN steel shapes - added "IPEo" & "IPEv" sections
  • General
    •  Mech-Q CFG improved - dedicated layer systems (Piping, Ducting, Structural... ) can now be modified from the Mech-Q CFG module (AutoCAD 2000-2 only)
  • Piping 
    Isometric
    •  SW Reducer Coupling - program failure, fixed 
      Ortho
    •  3D, 100mm (4") cap error, fixed
    •  Red. Tee & Reducers - DIN & ISO size correction
  • Centrifugal Pump (Plan View)
    •  Some size combinations resulted in program error, fixed
  • Structural 
    •  Steel shapes module: Some UCS changes caused "stray" points to be drawn, fixed 
      Ducting
    • "Layer" tab error, fixed
      General
    •  License Import error, fixed

2.22

June 2002 New: Tutorials - Mech-Q Piping & Mech-Q HVAC Ducting
New Release: CustomAir Ducting System - A comprehensive set of modules for 2D drafting package Round & Flat Oval, Single Wall & Double Wall Ducting:
  • Mech-Q Piping 
    •  Added PVC, Sch80 pipe & fittings ("Spears" design)
    •  Added "existing" item option: "Existing" items are drawn on a "dashed" linetype & are not included in the BOM
    • Isometric Piping
      •  Improved elbows insertion
      •  Gaskets drawn on a new "gaskets" layer
      •  Reducers - add option: "Flat on top"
      •  Added line width control for valves & flanges (separate from fitting line width)
      •  Added Item "List" option - listing item's detail
    • Piping & ISO Piping BOM
      •  Added option to erase BOM balloons when editing or re-doing the BOM
    • Piping U-Bolts
      •  Added "Standard" U-bolts (BE 107)
    • Piping & Ducting BOM 
      •  Improved BOM table header and field titles control
    • Piping Vessels
      •  Improved elliptical leads profile: new option added - "Head Only" draw
  • Piping 
    •  PVC-DWV Elbows (not drawing) error - fixed
    •  ISO Piping - dimension (not working) - fixed
  • Structural 
    •  Layers (current layer mode) - fixed 
    •  Stairs - plan view drawing was erasing front view - fixed

2.21

May 2002 New Feature: Object Database/ Specification Editor
Piping & Structural Sections - Allows you to easily add, delete or change the program database files - giving you full control of the size & range of the common object drawn by Mech-Q
  • Piping 
    •  Orthogonal & Isometric - improved BOM "stock code" options:
      •  Add data delimiting options
      •  Control on stock codes matching criteria 
    •  Flanges (3D) - holes removed when "Minimize Dbase" option is selected
    •  P&ID - Pipe Line Labeling option added 
    •  Valve hand-wheels - drawn on "symbols" layer
  • HVAC Ducting
    •  Flexible duct, single line option - new profile shape added
  • Structural
    •  New "Layers Control Module" - all structural steel objects are now drawn on the "Structural" layering system with layer prefix option
  • General
    •  BOM: Improved table design - edit tiles control
  • Structural 
    •  Layering system not working - *fixed* 
    • ) Ladders (Tru) end view - rung spacing error - fixed
    •  Ladders cage plan view - offset draw - fixed 
  • Piping 
    •  90º Elbows threaded, turned down - extra circle - removed 
    •  Reducers Length (BW) - length error - fixed
    •  Pumps "L4" size error fixed
    •  Isometric Piping errors - 45º Elbow, Dimensioning text, BOM... fixed
    •  Maintaining of pipe size & spec. selection between draw sessions.

2.20

 

Mar 2002 New Feature: Object Database/ Specification Editor
Piping & Structural Sections - Allows you to easily add, delete or change the program database files - giving you full control of the size & range of the common object drawn by Mech-Q
  • Piping 
    •  Orthogonal & Isometric - improved BOM "stock code" options:
      •  Add data delimiting options
      •  Control on stock codes matching criteria 
    •  Flanges (3D) - holes removed when "Minimize Dbase" option is selected
    •  P&ID - Pipe Line Labeling option added 
    •  Valve hand-wheels - drawn on "symbols" layer
  • HVAC Ducting
    •  Flexible duct, single line option - new profile shape added
  • Structural
    •  New "Layers Control Module" - all structural steel objects are now drawn on the "Structural" layering system with layer prefix option
  • General
    •  BOM: Improved table design - edit tiles control
  • Piping
    •  Flange - fix RJ/SO length & correct shape
    •  Check valves (style 1) - view selection reversed
    •  Iso - 45 degrees - program terminating error fixed
    •  Stock codes - data files reading error - fixed
    •  Ducting layer - not retaining settings after saving - fixed
    •  Ducting, flexible duct (single line) - terminating error fixed
  • Structural 
    •  Stairs: treads with nosing - horiz. positioning error fixed
    •  Steel shapes - pipe: dialogue images - fixed

2.19

 

Feb 2002 New: Mech-Q for IntelliCAD 2001 (MAJOR NEW RELEASE)
Note: IntelliCAD 98 & 2000 no longer supported
  • Piping
    •  Pipe clips to DIN 3567 - added
    •  Butt-welded valves - added no flange option
    •  Minimize 3D database size option added
    •  Allow stretch command on pipe length with Auto-BOM data update
    •  Improved "Options" & "Draw CFG" dialogue layout
    •  Isometric Piping
      •  Square corners/ curved option added for elbows 
      •  Added "Object" for user blocks with BOM data
      •  Added more valve types: Butterfly, L-knife, 3 way, 4 way & plug valves
  • HVAC Ducting
    •  Minimize 3D database size-option added
    •  Improved dialogue layout (straight duct) - added "Options" sub-dialogue 
  • Piping
    •  Stainless steel reducers 100 (4") to 50 (2")
    •  C.I. cut pipe - remove flange
    •  Section view, layers fix
    •  Victaulic-pipe 3D grooves 
    •   Isometric reducers - start selection error
    •   Isometric fasteners - retain last selection
    •   Isometric user defined valves - data error
    •   Isometric pipe wall specs - retain last selection
  • HVAC Ducting
    •  Flat oval, z-bend (2D) error fix
  • Structural
    •  Weld symbols, near/far text - fixed
    •  Ladders "Step Two" end view bracket - error fixed

2.18

 

Dec 2001 New: Mech-Q for AutoCAD LT2002 SP1 Mech-Q is now fully compatible with AutoCAD LT2002 SP1. Mech-Q for AutoCAD LT2002 now includes LT Toolkit version 3.0 with FAS support.
New: License Export & Import Function (AutoCAD 14-2002)
- Allows you to transfer the Mech-Q license between computers without contacting ASVIC for authorization codes
- Use one Mech-Q license to operate both work & home computers 
  • Piping 
    •  New valves added: Plug type
    •  Cast Iron (FLG) - increased range to DN 1200 (48"NB)
    •  Cast Iron (FLG) - added Cross, Laterals & Wye fittings
    •  Double Line & 3D IP. Nodes - on/off option
    •  Added Thermowells & Thermowell fittings
    •  Added Spectacle & Spade blinds
    •  Centrifugal Pumps - new options added
  • HVAC Ducting
    •  Diffusers - added Exhaust type
    •  Added Duct Risers/Drop (with BOM data) 
    •  Flexible Duct - added Single Line option
    •  3D IP. Nodes - on/off option
  • Piping 
    •  Victaulic - Grooved, Tees - 3D - fixed
    •  Threaded - 90 deg. Elbows, Single Line up/down - fixed
    •  Piping - Isometric - Ecc Reducer - fixed
    •  Piping (ORTHO) - Flange designation corrected
    •  "Stray" Nodes - removed
  • HVAC Ducting
    •  "GETCFG" option - retaining CFG setting 
    •  Transforms (3D) - eccentric - fixed
      •  45 deg. Elbows, (3D) Elbows - Form error - fixed
      •  H-size corrected
  • Structural 
    •  Stairs - steps number error (rare cases) fixed

2.17

 

Nov 2001 New: Mech-Q Floating Network Licenses version. Mech-Q is now available in a Network (Floating) license mode. Floating licenses are available from a single seat license to unlimited seats license. For example, a five(5) seat floating network license will allow five users to use the software at any given time. Send us an email for prices and details.
  • Structural 
    •  Handrails: Add square tubing (welded) option
    •  Beam-to-beam: Improve (Auto) coping option
  • HVAC Ducting
    • Label Text, grouping with duct: On/Off option
  • Piping 
    •  Piping Isometric: 
      •  45deg elbows corrected 
      •  Improved Stock Codes generation 
      •  Threaded size 5"(NB125) fixed
    •  Piping Orthogonal:
      •  Single line piping fixed - Check valves 
      •  90deg rolled elbows, valves handle option 
      •  Valves & Gaskets stock codes corrected
    • Centrifugal pump - default (english units) selection fixed
  • Structural 
    •  Beam-to-column "Flexible Web Plate" Dim G - Fixed

2.16

 

Sept 2001
  • Piping 
    •  Stainless Steel Tubing - added bend radius option
    •  Isometric - improved iso-dimensioning and iso-text
    •  Isometric BOM - added new options: pipe & fittings, general "ratings" and new "remarks" optional
  • Structural 
    •   Added British Standards (BS) steel section shape (all BS Corus sizes & more....
  • BOM
    •  Upgraded to allow a "control" type field
      Items of the "control" type are built in a selected item data list. Once an item is selected in the control list, all the object data is built up automatically - considerably speeding up item data entry.
  • Piping 
    •  Piping Isometric - Slip-on and Lap-joint flange symbols corrected 
    •  Piping 2D & 3D caps - fixed shape 

2.15

 

July 2001
  • Piping - Isometric
    •  Added option - BOM ON/OFF
    •  Added option - Fasteners "none"
  • HVAC Ducting 
    •  Elbows - turning vanes improved
  • General
    •  Remove control nodes from origin
  • Piping 
    •  Isometric: user defined symbols
    •  Slip-on flanges: #150 and #300 correct face to face length
  • HVAC Ducting 
    •  Labels - rotation
    •  Radius bend & tee asymmetrical 
    •  Vanes on "collar-joined" bends 
  • Structural 
    •  BOM in "repeat" mode

2.14

 

June 2001
  • Piping - Pipe & Fittings
    •  45 degree elbows - added radius bend option 
    •  PVC-DWV - added combination Wye & 1/8 bend 
    •  User Defined Flanges & Valves - added "Delete" option
    •  Centrifugal Pump - added data file selection
  • HVAC Ducting 
    •  Bends - new dual radius option 
    •  Square Throat Bends - added 2 throat length option
    •  Improved labeling 
    •  Added 45 degree elbows/ bends
    •  Offsets - easy pick length & offset
  • Piping - Pipe & Fittings
    •  Size pick retention (when selecting 3/4" size)
    •  Victaulic: 
      •  3D auto pipe/ elbow
      •  Fix need to draw elbows before pipe
      •  Red-Tees Victaulic groove
    •  C.I. Flanged-Length changed to: Flange to Flange 
    •  Auto pipe/elbow for sizes >8"  
    •  Isometric: dimensions & setting of Iso-Plain
  • HVAC Ducting
    •  Mitre Cut Bends - ends fix (1/2 segment at ends)
    •  2D Bends - collar option
    •  Centrifugal Pump - fix DIM "A" & DIM "C" 
  • Structural
    •  Stairs - handrail offset (consistent with Monowills design)
    •  Beam Design, English units - deflection calculations (fixed wrong factor)

2.13

April 2001
  • Piping - Pipe & Fittings
    •  Added Soil Piping 
    •  Upgraded dialogue interface 
    •  Added Socket Welded & Threaded Ball Valves
    •  Improved Check Valve drawing
    •  3D - added Radius Bend
    •  Cast Iron - flanged - added Gasket allowance
  • Piping - P&ID
    •  Added more line types, including Instrument line types
    •  Pump scaling
    •  Small Valve sizing
  • HVAC Ducting 
    •  Duct Layers - added prefix to layer name option (allows you to have ducting on different layer systems, for example, return, supply, outside...) 
    •  Improved Duct labeling 
    •  Labeling - distinguish between Rectangle and Flat Oval 
  •  Pipe specification 
    •  Remember specification
    •  DIN specification - OD sizes
    •  Socket Weld Union
    •  Reducing Tee (3D)
    • Pump scaling
    •  Small Valve sizing

 

2.10

Jan 2001
  • Improved Mech-Q Configuration
  • NEW: Piping & Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) module
    - P&ID made easy
    - Customizable Layers, Sizes & Setting 
    - Easy to add - user defined symbols 
    - Items categorized for quick selection 
  • Piping 
    • 3D weldolets
  • Fasteners 
    • 3D shoulder screw
  • Ducting BOM 
    • Duplicate Items

2.08

Aug 2000 Simplified Installation: Mech-Q Setup will now auto-load the Mech-Q Menu & add Mech-Q to the AutoCAD search path
  • Piping
    •  Added PVC-DWV Pipe & Fittings
    •  Added Screwed Flanges
    •  Improved 3D insertion
  • Structural
    •  Added structural pipe sections: Sch 40, Sch 80 & Sch 160
    •  Improved Beam Connections & new options added
    •  Added IPE-A to European Steel sections
  • Mechanical
    •  Fasteners - coarse & fine threads; improved 3D thread
    •  More Taper Roller bearings & Adaptor Sleeves added
    •  Cotten pins added
  • HVAC Ducting
    •  Added new Asymetric Tees
  • HVAC Duct elbows, Z View
2.04 June 2000 Improve software security
  • Piping
    •  Added PVC Pipe & Fittings
    •  Added Stainless Steel Tube & Fittings
 
2.00 Feb 2000 Major improvement release. 
  • New dialogue layout, 
  • New toolbar menu
  • Improved on-line help
  • Piping
    • Added CI Piping & Fittings
    • New - Vessels module
    • Improved Isometric piping
  • Structural
    •  Added Canadian sections
    •  New beam connections module
    •  Improved handrailing module
  • Mechanical
    •  3d Fasteners added
    •  Added Nema motors
  • HVAC Ducting
    •  New tees module released
 
1.38 January 2000 Mech-Q for AutoCAD LT2000 - first time released  
1.25 April 1998 Mech-Q for Intellicad 1998 released  
1.15 Dec 1997 Mech-Q HVAC Ducting - first release  
1.00 July 1992 Mech-Q first released:
  • Piping
  • Structural
  • Mechanical
 

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