Standard-defined table forms are included in nanoCAD Construction database, but internal table editor is a very powerful tool to create tables of any complexity. Table design features include:
Cell style (text style and alignment, lineweight, number value rounding);
- Table headers and footers;
- Using of table calculations;
- Clipboard and direct interaction with MS Excel or Open Office tables;
- Pencil drawing of cells;
- In-place table edit on the drawing.
nanoCAD Construction can convert other CAD platforms tables or even recognize table made from primitives.
Table reports are used to create lists and specifications from the drawing objects’ data. For example, an explication can directly be created using rooms placed on the drawing. Table report can use data obtained from primitives, architectural objects, drawing design elements, nanoCAD Construction’ library objects, or blocks with attributes.
The main advantage of reports is that it is automatically updated if object’s attributes are changed, so you don’t have to worry about updating your reports. Furthermore, you can save your table report as a template and use it on different drawing later to obtain automatically-generated list or explication. These functions are fully available to user without any programming.