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Latest Mech-Q Updates

Our latest Mech-Q release offers new piping and features that integrate inside our engineering and pipeline software suite. These features allow CAD users to dynamically rotate various fittings into place at any angle.

Mech-Q Piping UpdateThe Mech-Q Suite is available for AutoCAD and IntelliCAD as an add-on. The Mech-Q Suite can optionally be purchased as a part of a 2D/3D CAD stand-alone package called AViCAD Pro.

Recent Highlights:

  • Compatible with AutoCAD 2000-2025
  • Piping & Ducting – Major Update
  • More elbows options, Easier orientation & placement
  • More Branches options. Easier orientation & placement
  • Added Round to Rectangular
  • Tees Several 3D improvements
  • Piping Several improvements
  • Added Isometric Equipment
  • Improved Fasteners 3D
  • Structural 3D – easier Z-direction
  • More elbows & reducers options
  • Improved setup install for AutoCAD

Other recent improvements

Pipe fittings appear immediately after the ‘Point Direction’ pick is made. When the fitting comes in at this point, the user will be able to see it while picking a new direction.

This addition is a powerful feature for 3-D mechanical detailing. Now piping designers can create 3D models without setting the appropriate 3D Coordinates (UCS) while designing their schematics.

v 4.37
3 weeks ago

Mech-Q is now fully compatible with:
AutoCAD 2025
AutoCAD LT 2025
Bricscad V24
GstarCAD 2024
CADian 2024

Improvements in piping, ducting, and structural modules for better performance and stability.

Added

Victaulic Couplings: New feature to set pipe direction

Improved

Piping Labels: Improved for better usability

Updated

Custom Flanges: Enhanced

Added

New Cope Tool for 3D Beams

Added

New Steel Section MC12x14.3

Updated

Structural : Enhanced Handrail Drawing

Updated

Aluminum Stringers and Treads:

Updated

Ducting Better 2D Elbow Handling:

Improved

Ducting Expanded BOM Options:

Added

Ducting Flex Duct 2 Plane Draw:

Improved

Ducting More Table/Balloon Option

Updated

Data Import/Export: Easier data handling

v 4.35
9 months ago

Mech-Q is now Fully Compatible with:

AutoCAD LT 2024 (v2024 only)
CADMate & CADMate Mechanical
CADdirect
progeCAD 2024
GstarCAD 2023

Improved

Piping P&ID – Improved control valve selection

Added

Ducting Add no units option for labels

Added

Structural Stairs: Handrail draw on top of channel stringer

Added

Ladders: option to specify cage base height.

Fixed

Several bugs and minor problems were fixed for: Piping Ducting Structural & in General

v 4.32
1 year ago

Mech-Q compatibility and more

Compatibility

Mech-Q is now Fully Compatible with: Bricscad V23 CADian 2023 IntelliCAD 2023 ZWCAD 2023

Added

Piping 0-89 Elb, Cut Angle listed in BOM Piping-Iso :Add option to add spool number to BOM Piping -Iso: Add Weld Counter

Added

Ducting Diffusers – add side duct option Flexible Duct 3D – Add multi-point input smooth duct. Transform – Allow different end connections.

Added

Structural Handrailing: Added square welded-type. Welding symbol – Allow any size Several bugs and minor problems fixed, including:

Improved

BOM (All) – Allow Balloons to a set Horizontal or vertical location.

Improved

Database Editor, More clear messaging when editing and saving

Fixed

Piping Iso Piping – Error "i7" fixed. Schematic piping not working – fixed. 2D Piping Run with 45deg Elbs Draw error fixed. Ducting Tees throat – auto defetting to default – fixed. Tees Flange rotation Tees90deg off – fixed. Tees ext. Length (T1, T2…) error-Fixed. Structural Bracing not working – fixed. Mechanical

v4.30
2 years ago

Mech-Q is now fully compatible with AutoCAD 2023

Compatibility

Mech-Q is now fully compatible with AutoCAD 2023

Added

Piping – Vessels: Add "Save design" feature

Updated

Database Editor:  Add option to export data files changed via database editor to an external folder, making it easy to copy changes to other computers.

Improved

Ducting – Improved elevation and length labels ◦ 3D Transitions (Ecc&2F): Add mirror option. BOD&TOD label located top of duct.

Updated

AviCAD CUI upgraded to IntelliCAD v10

Fixed

Several bug fixes and minor software errors fixed.

4.29.001
2 years ago

Compatibility release with improvements

Compatibility

Mech-Q is now fully compatible with: AutoCAD 2023, Bricscad V22,IntelliCAD 2022, ElettraCAD 2021

Added

Piping : 3D Rotation

Improved

Ducting: 3D-Preset Elevation function, Elbows & Bends – More efficient drawing steps , Flexible Duct – Extend range & new options.

Added

Piping: Reducers not setting next size, Sanitary Piping – 90deg Elb, CI & M/C coupling fixed , BOM – not saving table setting

Fixed

Ducting: Tees, Cross – no image, Sidewall registers, Transitions, Elbows (SQ) – Rotation problem , Branches Rec. Shoe Trap

4.27.001
3 years ago

Improvements and Additions

Added

ZWmech now compatible with ZWCAD 2022

Added

Add option to "Hard" Reset the Settings and CFG

Added

Vessels: Add No Support option

Added

ISO Piping BOM: Show CFG at start

Added

ISO Piping – Add custom object

Added

Ecc Reducers – Improve rotation options

Added

Add EN standard pipe, fittings & flanges

Added

2D Duct: Allow UCS rotation & drawing

Added

Duct Transforms: Add Rnd to FO and FO to Rnd

4.26.001
3 years ago

Mech-Q is now compatible with AutoCAD 2022

Added

General: Added New Units options: Metric (cm) English (Ft)

4.24.001 (General)
3 years ago

Mech-Q now compatible, AviCAD 2021, CADian 2021, progeCAD 2021 ZWmech and ZWCAD 2021

Added

GEN BOM: Balloon data input improved

Added

CFG now saved in drawing disctionary Improving performance, versatility & options

Added

Minimise data reading from extenal files Improving loading performance & execution speed

Added

Improved data files & "Reset Defaults" operation

4.24.001 (Piping)
3 years ago

Improvements and Additions

Added

PE-BW – added more reducer sizes

Added

Weldolets – Added more sizes

Added

Add options to always start with main dialogue

4.24.001 (Piping Fixes)
3 years ago

Several bug fixes and minor software errors fixed.

Added

P&ID: "Not Assigned value error – fixed

Added

ISO Victaulic coupling – draw error fixed

Added

PVC 45 Elb (3d) – Fix profile

Added

Vessels: edit window not working – fixed

Added

MJ Fitting – correct d'base file

Added

AutoSlope not turning off – fixed

4.24.001 (Ducting Fixes)
3 years ago
Added

Correct layer color – first item drawn

Added

Development not working – fixed

Added

SQ Throat Elbow (3d) – Angle fixed

 

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... since I started to use Mech-Q Piping software there has been a big increase in my output. I had found Mech-Q Piping is very easy to use and is a great product.
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