Mechanica is nanoCAD’s 2D drafting and 3D mechanical design module. It is based on an advanced parametric engine, and works with a large library of standard parts. It enables users to carry out fast development of high-quality mechanical engineering drawings and project documentation.
Mechanica’s parts database contains a vast collection of parametric and object-dependent elements, including three-dimensional ones. When you change the parameters of a part, all associated parts in the drawing also change automatically, according to their database values. This powerful tool generates design variations, which improve the design quality.
With Mechanica, you quickly make drawings based on international standards using these tools:
Mechanica offers flexibility in handling bolt and rivet functions:
Mechanica’s BOM tools create bills of material of parts linked to drawings. BOM tables can contain the following items:
Mechanica supports dimension styles, which are named collection of dimension settings that control the appearance of dimensions, such as the arrowhead, the text placement, and display of tolerances. It includes styles preset for a number of local and international standards.
Mechanica generates detail views as objects that are updated by the MCREGEN command when the source model changes. When at least part of a scaled object falls into the view frame, then its scale is applied to the entire detail view.
Mechanica’s MechWizard guides users through advanced functions:
Mechanica’s powerful engineering calculators handle gear strengths, complex cross-sections of geometric properties with arbitrary axes, fasteners, bearing life at given load conditions, and more. Results of calculations are generated automatically as reports that show all formulas and ISO references used for the calculations.