Interface. Main Menu

Interface. Main Menu

Main Menu

The Menu bar is placed at the top of the nanoCAD window and consists of drop-down menus containing all the basic commands.

Commands from the drop-down menus are grouped by functionality:




Commands to work with files and documents: create, open, save, export and import files, print and print settings. There are also some useful utilities: audit, recover, purge and convert to 2D.


Undo and redo commands, exchange buffer commands, select commands, find and replace command.


Zoom commands, creation of named views and viewports, views and visual styles, display of scroll bars, status bar and toolbars.


Insert blocks and external references, also insert raster images, commands to work with layouts (create, save, delete and rename). 


Commands to work with layers, line types, text and dimension styles, point styles, units and drawing limits.


Display order commands, edit blocks and external references, drafting settings and program options.


Commands to draw objects.


Commands to create and modify 3D-objects.


Commands to set dimensions and manage dimension styles.


Commands to edit drawing objects.


Commands to set constraints and relations on objects in the drawing and to control drawings via parameters.


Commands to edit raster images.

If you have a separate license and the Raster box checked in the Licensing section of the Settings dialogue, this makes available an advanced functionality, which includes a vast set of raster selection methods, image calibration, filtering with various algorithms, changing size and resolution, binarization, recognition of text areas and line objects on a raster. And also the functionality of converting raster data into a vector representation and back: automatic and semi-automatic vectorization in various modes, rasterization of vector objects.

Point clouds

Commands to work with 3D-scan data.


If you have a separate license and the Topoplan checked in the Licensing section of the Settings dialogue, this makes available the Topoplan module intended to create a digital terrain model and prepare a drawing for release of topographic plans.


Help and useful links.

The graphic interface of the drop-down menus contains a set of symbols to make work with the menus easier:

·         commands from each functional group are separated by lines in the drop-down menu:

·         a small black triangle on the right side of the menu indicates that selection of the item opens a cascade menu:

·         three dots at the end of the menu item means that the item opens a dialog box:

·         there are hotkeys to the right of the most used commands:

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