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Updates History 2012-2018

Mech-Q now compatible with AutoCAD 2019!

For AutoCAD 2000-2019 and IntelliCAD

4.14.001 April 2018

Updates Include:

  • Mech-Q now compatible with AutoCAD 2019
  • Mech-Q now compatible with GstarCAD 2018Summary 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 fox
  • 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:

    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 – Main Changes Include:

    • Ducting Module :
    • Reducing Tees (3D) – Add Conical option
    • 2D Elbows: Rotate first, Then mirror
    • Piping:
    • Pumps – Add Clockwise/Anti-Clws option
    • Piping Tools – Data Export/Import – New Tool
    • 2D labels – auto-rotate with pipe direction
    • Structural Module :
    • Stairs – Add Aluminum stringers and treads
    • Stairs – Upgrade Hand Rail drawing – Add full detail option
    • Ducting Bug Fixes:
    • 2D diffusers & cushion head always On
    • Elbows 2D, Z-Bend not working.
      – fixed
    • 2D Flanges not working – fixed
    • Tees rotation failure – fixed
    • Dampers crashing – fixed
    • Piping Bug Fixes:
    • WN Flanges – Nom-bore correction
    • Misc 2D errors – fixed
    • 3D Pipe not drawing when nodes = off – fixed
    • Other Bug Fixes:
    • Stairs not saving CFG – fixed
    • General – Layers CFG not saving- fixed
4.08.001 August 2017

This is a Major Upgrade – Main Changes Include:

    • 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 color override, layer prefix (Eg: Supply-Air, Fresh-Air…)
    • Ducting BOM improved
    • Ducting interface function – improved.
    • Speed improvements
    • Piping:
    • Data “List” function – significant speed upgrade
    • Improved loading speed
    • Added Threaded: #300 psi
    • Other:
    • Structural Handrailing: update Kick-Plate design
    • OSMODE and Ortho setting retained drawing to drawing. Removed point entity at origin.
    • Bug Fixes:
    • 2D tees – fixed
    • BOM to file not working – fixed
    • Wyes & Cross not working – fixed
    • Vessels not working in AviCAD – fixed
    • Weldolets (2D) not working – fixed
    • Single-Line pipe not drawing – fixed
    • 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%
    • 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)
4.01.001 November 2016
    • Mech-Q now compatible with IntelliCAD 2017, ProgeCAD 2017, CADian 2017 and Bricscad 2017
    • 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
4.0 April 2016
  • Now compatible with
    AutoCAD 2017
  • New menu enhancements
  • Ribbon updated with new look
  • BricsCAD subscription option
  • Various bug fixes
3.44.001 November 2015
  • Now compatible with
    GstarCAD 2015 & 2016
    Bricscad V16
  • Compatibility with Windows 10
  • Branches: Add Rec-Rec 45deg
  • Add conical bell-mouthed
  • Fix graphics to represent 45deg slope
  • Piping – 2d/3d Pipe runs – improve placement
  • Multi-bend improvements (also with ISO)
  • Soil Piping: Add Tap-Tee
  • New option to draw Columns
  • Added nodes to profile centers.
  • Piping Threaded and SW: 3D Run – Error fixed
  • Piping Flanges: Draw orientation – Fixed
  • HVAC- Tees/Wyes: several bugs fixed
  • HVAC- 35deg Branches: Error fixed
  • HVAC- Flexible Duct: BOM/List size – fixed
  • Fixed several general minor bugs
  • Structural: Nodes location fixed
3.42 July 2015
  • Fully Compatible with LT 2016
  • Ducting – Major update
  • Elb Bend Radius: Added 2x & 1.5xSize
  • Rec Elbows – 3D module redone
  • Added – Adjustable bend
  • Branches – 3D module redone
  • Several new options added
  • Added Round to Rectangular branch
  • Tees/Wye/Cross – 3D major update
  • Flexible duct , 3D bend improved
  • Increase range of gauge thickness
  • Soil Piping: Several improvements
  • Added 72, 60 & 22.5 Elb
  • Improved label function – new options
  • Isometric Piping – Added Equipment
  • Improved switching of iso planes
  • Structural 3D: now also Z-direction extrusion
  • General – Improve AutoCAD 2015-16 installer
  • 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 March 2015
  • AutoCAD 2016 compatability
  • Added new Tanks module
  • 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
  • Improvements to Structural Module and BOM
  • Non-90deg Elbows
  • P&ID: Fix Instrument Balloons
  • Fixed several minor bugs
3.38 May2014
  • Added new 3D Piping Tools
  • 3D Iso Dim
  • 3D Rotate
  • UCS Align
  • Elevation Change
  • More Flexible Pipe 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 Apr2014
  • Mech-Q – Fully Compatible with AutoCAD 2015
  • New Mech-Q buy option:  EasyPay (Pay as you go)
  • Maintenance release – several minor improvements
3.36 Oct2013
  • 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
3.35 May2013 Mech-Q – Fully Compatible with AutoCAD LT 2014

  • Added more PVC Piping sizes
  • Ducting – upgraded diffusers module
  • Maintenance release – several minor improvements
3.34 March2013 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
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
3.31 December 2011
  • Mech-Q – IntelliCAD 2012 now shipping
  • Network version updated to minimise need for Administration rights for users
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
3.28 April 2011 Mech-Q – AutoCAD 2012 now shipping

  • Improved compatibility with Windows 7/li>
  • Misc Bug Fixes

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