Advance CAD is 2D /3D CAD software for creating and modifying native DWG™ files, dedicated to the AEC industry.
Advance CAD is fully compatible DWG® CAD software. It provides its users a simple, natural and economical solution to the frequent requirements of drawing creation and modification. With a modern easy-to-use interface, Advance CAD creates all 2D and 3D entities. Concepts such as "layers", "snap points", "windows", "Boolean operations", etc. are available as well as all navigation features and rendering functionalities.
Advance CAD provides all the common CAD tools and features:
Additional features and options
Besides the basic CAD features, Advance CAD includes several innovative features meant to enhance your productivity:
Simple and intuitive interface
Advance CAD provides tools that allow you to work with 3D models. The three dimensional drafting is enabled by the ACIS Modeler (ACIS), a kernel with 3D modeling capabilities.
3D Tools available in Advance CAD:
Drafting results can be easily viewed with the help of visual styles, specifically developed for solids, allowing to shade the objects and smooth the edges (realistic rendering) or to display the objects by lines / curves in order to see the overall assembly (wireframe rendering).
Models can be converted to body objects or to 3D solids using ACISIN command, if the body is a true solid or a true region. This command imports geometry objects from .SAT files (Standard ACIS Text).
Also, certain object types can be exported to ACIS files using ACISOUT command. This allows you to store surfaces, regions and 3D solids in a .SAT file format.
Advance CAD provides full compatibility with AutoCAD®, using most of the same file formats including those for drawings (.dwg files), commands, line types, hatch patterns, and text styles.
Advance CAD reads and writes .dwg files in their native format without data loss, from AutoCAD® 2014 and going all the way back to Version 2.5, including AutoCAD LT®. Because Advance CAD uses Autodesk® DWG™ format as its native file format, no conversion is required.
You can also use AutoCAD® menu files and run Autodesk® AutoLISP® programs.
Open Design Alliance platform (Teigha)
The basic framework for Advance CAD is Teigha, a C++ development environment that includes full support for .dwg/.dxf and DGN files, a powerful object-oriented C++ API, and a rich feature set for editing, manipulating and rendering CAD data. It also supports Teigha Xtensions for building custom objects and custom commands.
You can add to Advance CAD custom programs written in the following languages: