Help Center

Coverings Browser

The Coverings Browser displays all coverings in a document, allows you to create, edit and assign coverings to drawing objects.

CAD drafting Coverings Browser 0    Ribbon: Manage – Palettes > CAD software Coverings Browser 1 Coverings Browser

CAD drawing Coverings Browser 2    Ribbon: View Render> CAD drafting Coverings Browser 3 Coverings Browser

CAD software Coverings Browser 4    Menu: View – Render > CAD drawing Coverings Browser 5 Coverings Browser

CAD drafting Coverings Browser 6    Menu: View – Toolbars – Functional > CAD software Coverings Browser 7 Coverings Browser

CAD drawing Coverings Browser 8 Command line: COVERINGBROWSER

The Coverings Browser is displayed as a toolbar containing all coverings of the current documents.

CAD drafting Coverings Browser 9 



CAD software Coverings Browser 10

Creates a new material with a set of default properties. Name of the new invoice Default Generic (N), where N is the sequential number of the created covering. The name can be changed by the Rename command in the context menu of the selected covering.

CAD drawing Coverings Browser 11

Deletes the selected covering. Multiple coverings can be selected by using the SHIFT and CTRL keys.

CAD drafting Coverings Browser 12

Deletes all coverings in the browser except Global.

CAD software Coverings Browser 13

Edits the selected covering.

CAD drawing Coverings Browser 14 CAD drafting Coverings Browser 15

Changes the format for presenting coverings as icons CAD software Coverings Browser 16 or as a list CAD drawing Coverings Browser 17.

CAD drafting Coverings Browser 18 CAD software Coverings Browser 19

Changes the display of coverings on a sphere CAD drawing Coverings Browser 20 or a plane CAD drafting Coverings Browser 21.

CAD software Coverings Browser 22

Applies the selected covering to objects selected in the drawing. Double-clicking a covering also applies it to the selected objects.

CAD drawing Coverings Browser 23

The field to seek for a covering by name. The CAD drafting Coverings Browser 24 field button resets the search results.

Right click on a covering opens the context menu with an additional list of available actions:

CAD software Coverings Browser 25




Apply to selection

Applies a covering to selected three-dimensional objects of the workspace or individual faces of three-dimensional objects. Individual faces of objects can be selected while holding down the CTRL key.


Edits a covering in the Coverings browser.


Creates a new covering identical to this sample.


Deletes a covering.


Changes the covering’s name.

The name should contain at least one character. Names should not be duplicated. Inappropriate characters for a covering name are: < > / \ “ ” : ; ? * | , = `.


CAD drawing Coverings Browser 26

It is possible to assign a material to the selected object not only in the Coverings Browser, but also on the Properties bar in the drop-down list of the Covering parameters.

Coverings Library

You can add coverings to your drawing from the Coverings Library, which is available as a separate section in the File Explorer. There you can view the coverings of the library and add them to the current document by double-clicking or using the context menu command. Using drag and drop into the drawing area, it is possible to add several coverings at once.

CAD drafting Coverings Browser 27

By default, the coverings library is located in the folder C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Nanosoft AS\nanoCAD 24.0\CoveringsLibrary\. You can change its location in the Default directories section of the Options dialog. There is also an option to add custom coverings libraries.


Info: NanoCAD is a user friendly, cheap, and yet professional, CAD application for personal computer, that delivers an outstanding user experience by providing top-level performance, full capability, a classic interface and native.dwg format support. nanoCAD has been built to deliver design and project documentation for all engineering purposes. nanoCAD includes a full suite of basic and advanced CAD tools for 2D/3D drawing and creating industry-standard DWG-compatible CAD files. Our software ensures innovative, collaborative and customizable features to raise your efficiency, and includes a few API's, allowing anything from routine task automation to complex CAD software development. You may try nanoCad for free, using the links below, and buy later, in case you like it.
We collect Cookies
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By clicking “Accept”, you agree to our website’s cookie use as described in our Privacy Statement.