2D CAD software for Design and Drafting

nanoCAD Plus is a 2D CAD software with high performance in Design and Drafting . This CAD software is formed for easy editing, validating, creating, sharing, and working with CAD models. With this competitive verge and fast changing world, we are also keeping nanoCAD at the technology edge. nanoCAD has several features which a CAD user desires for.The comparison chart highlights the major features which helps to choose the right software for the business.


The key features of nanoCAD :


Standard user interface

nanoCAD has a well-organized, and easy to learn, classic-style CAD user interface. It provides a command set and UI elements look that will be well acquainted and comfortable to users of many other compatible CAD applications. The drawing space, command line, and position of the menu items and icons on the toolbars are easily identifiable. Any person with CAD knowledge will feel at home using this powerful CAD software, right from the start.


Direct *.dwg support

nanoCAD provides direct *.dwg support. It uses the industry-standard DWG (*.dwg) file format natively. The most commonly used CAD design format. This means that not only it offers usability while moving from a different CAD tool to nanoCAD, the opposite is also true. Drawings created or edited in nanoCAD can be used by almost any other popular CAD system, without conversion or data loss. Be rest assured you will not lose file data due to software or hardware failures thanks to this 3D application’s auto saving and backup functions.


Comprehensive command set

nanoCAD includes a multiple set of appropriate CAD tools to create & edit almost all kinds of 2D primitives. There are often multiple drawing methods available for creating most of geometric elements.

Powerful Table Editor

nanoCAD has a powerful Excel-style table editor, with an extensive set of capabilities. It has distinctive CAD design attributes and very beneficial for creating tables with macros in their cell.)


ActiveX Automation and LISP

The 3D CAD application scripting engine allows normal users to automate everyday monotonous tasks. Users can write macros using Visual Basic Script, Java Script or any other scripting language supported by Microsoft Windows and built-in LISP.

Extended plotting

nanoCAD’ s plot settings dialog allow you to set various plot areas, and create multi-page plots. This can be exclusively useful for printing large drawings on printers with smaller output format. It also supports outputting drawings to single or multi-sheet plot files.


Dynamic input

Dynamic Input supplies a command line interface. Using dimensional objects users can display of dynamic dimensions and edits their values. It also delivers for user entry to input like the length of a line or the radius of a circle.

Dynamic input object

Tool palettes

Tool palettes deliver great prospects for fast and easy access to your preferred commands and blocks.

Tool palettes

Customizable user interface (new)

A new ribbon-style interface provides modern ways of interaction with application. Instant switch between classic and ribbon interface makes work very comfortable. The ribbon structure was initially designed taking into account the ergonomics of the designer, but it does not limit the user in the possibilities of customizing their workspaces. In addition, a powerful mechanism of managing the ribbon interface allows you to instantly switch between different pre-installed workspaces without restarting the program.

Customizable user interface

Sheet sets

Make your own sheet sets in a manner any designer has a desire for. This is the standard demonstration of an engineering documentation.

Sheet sets

IFC files support

Due to IFC files underlay class nanoCAD Plus, can load BIM models from any other software skilled to make IFC files. Users can review model geometry and characteristics.

IFC files support

PDF to DWG Import

nanoCAD Plus lets user to import vector PDF file and convert it to .dwg file. User can edit and and modify using CAD tools and also it can be saved and exported in .dwg file. Even all the layers in PDF file can be modified using nanoCAD.

PDF to DWG Import

Materials support with Materials Browser

The nanoCAD begin to support materials. Realized Material Browser (call it through MATERIALS command)

Materials support with Materials Browser

Lighting support

New LIGHT objects. Now you can create own lighting object with one of these types: web light, spotlight, point light and distant light.

Lighting support

External formats support

• New improved PDF engine
• Object Snap to vector and raster PDF-underlaysInserting of PDF-underlays in the previous version of the nanoCAD. nanoCAD supports snap to underlay elements: vector snap for vectors and raster snap for raster elements
• Convert PDF to vectors command New PDF2DWG command converts objects of existing PDF underlay into vector
• PDF Import (vectors arrive as vectors) New PDFIMPORT command inserts PDF underlay as vectors into the drawing
• DWF Import New DWFIMPORT command inserts DWF underlay as vectors into the drawing
• Clip for PDF and DWF underlays CLIP command works with PDF and DWF underlays

External formats support

Increased Performance (new)

nanoCAD visual graphic system that is responsible for rendering 2D and 3D-graphics, has been updated to support the Microsoft DirectX 10 technology. This accelerates the processing time of drawings with large amount of text objects, hatches, blocks and other complex primitives, and reduces the size of memory used.

Interactive Tools in a Drawing Area (new)

Semi-transparent interactive tools placed in a drawing working area designed to manage views and visual styles. The “Locator” element intents for convenient navigation in a three-dimensional space: rapid dynamic change of orthogonal, isometric, combined and free views. Its orange-dot marker shows current view orientation. The View Control element at the top left of drawing workspace changes named view and visual style of a viewport.

Interactive Tools in a Drawing Area

New Drawing Objects and Commands (new)

• In addition to its own leader objects, nanoCAD Plus can create and edit multileader objects, manage multileader styles.
• Native DWG-tables creating and editing without conversion to nanoCAD-table is available. Managing DWG-table styles and conversion nanoCAD-table to DWG-table and vice versa.
• 3D-polyline creation and editing.
• A new Region command creates an object of a “region” type from 2D objects that form closed area.
• The “Stretch” command use pre-selected vertices that makes working with the command more convenient.

New Drawing Objects and Commands

Third-party Formats Import (new)

Now it is possible to import WMF and EMF formats, as well as DGN – 2D/3D-format used by the Bentley Systems MicroStation design program.