Advance CAD Features

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Advance CAD offers premium 2D and 3D design features at a lower price compared to those of other competitors’ basic packages with licensing options that are very flexible, including perpetual license and subscription.

We have built the Advance CAD interface so that experienced users can benefit from a CAD interface they’re already acquainted with, whilst newcomers can enjoy an intuitive ribbon and workspace layout. The software provides full compatibility with AutoCAD ®, using most of the AutoCAD ® file formats, including those for drawings (.dwg files), as well as commands, line types, hatch patterns, and text styles.

Graitec Advance CAD is a proven alternative 2D and 3D drafting CAD software solution with flexible licensing options (rental or perpetual) as well as an option to deploy via a network environment.

“Draft your way” with Graitec Advance CAD and enjoy far greater licensing flexibility for power or casual users, lower and easier cost management, no licensing compliance headaches and worldwide territory rights.

We have built the Advance CAD interface so that experienced users can benefit from a CAD interface they’re already acquainted with, whilst newcomers can enjoy an intuitive ribbon.

Familiar Workspace and CAD Ribbon Interface

Autocomplete feature for commands
Ribbon tabs
Quick access toolbar manager
Customizable menus, toolbars, keyboard shortcuts and aliases
Selection filters: Quick select
Possibility to customize general settings (display, paths/files, user preferences, crosshairs, profiles)
UCS control
Visual styles
Zooming and panning
Multiple layout viewports
Print from layout
Plot to DWF/PDF, etc.

 Advance CAD delivers a whole host of familiar features you expect and need from a 2D CAD software platform and also includes a number of 3D features too.

Advanced 2D/3D CAD Environment

Autocomplete feature for commands
3D surface primitives
3D-solids modification
Three-dimensional meshes made of polygons
Large variety of hatch patterns
Annotative Scales – scale entity types such as text, dimensions, hatches and (multi)leaders
Multi-leader – rapidly create multi-line leaders; annotate multileaders with text or block
Eattedit – Attribute editing
eTransmit – Compression and transmission of DWG files with dependencies by email

Blocks and Reference

Dynamic blocks editing (import dynamic configurable DWG files)Block explorer
External reference manager (xref manager)
Image manager


Import files: DWG, DXF, DXB, DWF, DWT
Export files: DWG, PDF, BMP, WMF, EMF, DWF, SVG, STL.
Export to 3D PDF
Import and Export to ACIS files

The basic package of Advance CAD is equipped with tools that allow you to work with 3D models without having to invest in more expensive CAD platforms. The three-dimensional drafting is enabled by the ACIS Modeler (ACIS), a kernel with 3D modeling capabilities.

3D tools available in Advance CAD:

Draw primitive 3D solids: box, pyramid, wedge, cone, cylinder, sphere
Predefined shapes (dish, dome, torus)
Interfere, section or slice to obtain more complex solids
Extrude/revolve sets of 2D curves into complex surfaces or solids
Intersect/subtract/unite combinations of solids
Functions that allow face (extrude, move, offset, rotate, taper, color, delete, copy) and body (imprint, separate, shell, clean, check) editing.

Drafting results can be easily viewed with the help of visual styles, specifically developed for solids, allowing shading of the objects and smoothing of the edges (realistic rendering) or displaying of 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 feature allows you to store surfaces, regions and 3D solids in a .SAT file format.

AutoCAD® Compatibility

Moving from one CAD platform to another may require a degree of familiarisation, but to minimise this as much as possible, the Advance CAD interface and functions will already be very familiar to most people who have trained or learned to use traditional 2D CAD Platforms.

What’s more, Advance CAD even 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 to ensure as smooth a transition as possible.

Advance CAD reads and writes .dwg files in their native format without data loss, from the latest AutoCAD® version 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. And you can also use AutoCAD® menu files and run Autodesk® AutoLISP® programs.

Advance CAD already offers exceptional value for money and a raft of high-end features for 2D drafting and 3D modeling at lower prices than those of competitors basic packages, but if that was not enough we have even incorporated some extra features to aide your day to day drawing processes and get the most out of your software.

Extra Features Include:

Startup screen providing useful tools, such as GRAITEC Resources (License management, Starting Guide, etc.), links to GRAITEC website relevant pages, shortcut to last opened projects, model samples and link to GRAITEC programs demo movies.
Advance CAD Explorer: manage information and settings, quickly copy layers, line types and other information between drawings.
Multiple-document interface (MDI): open and work with several drawings at the same time; copy and paste elements between drawings.
Simultaneous editing of multiple entities: change the properties of a selection of elements through a single properties window.
Unlimited undo and redo actions

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