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IronCAD Mechanical 2021 is an add-on productivity module in the IronCAD Productivity Suite.

IronCAD Mechanical 2021 is an add-on productivity module in the IronCAD Productivity Suite.

IronCAD Mechanical 2021 offers various improvements for design and settings control. Image courtesy of IronCAD LLC.


IronCAD LLC releases IronCAD Mechanical 2021, an add-on productivity module in the IronCAD Productivity Suite. The company says many changes in this update were the result of customer requests to add new capabilities to existing features. 

New features include improved import/export. Export Unfolded Part has new settings options, including thickness and material settings. Face to DXF offers more options for settings, and adds the use of right-click selection of parallel or coplanar faces. New is the ability to export DWG drawings for each record in a table. 

View Manager new features include simplification of the ability to set an export image size. The Steels tool adds an option for the replacement of Profiles equal to the one being modified. 

New BOM Configuration features in the PRO Active Manager make it possible for users to get the Single and Total Weight of an element. Revision Manager now creates a copy of a revision, saved to the “Revisions” subfolder. It is also now possible to open a previously saved revision in a separate tab of the active instance of IronCAD. 

View Manager features include simplification of ability to set export image size. Image courtesy of IronCAD.

New settings features in the Catalog include assigning a user category to parts, and to assign color. Updates to Settings Management help improve the ability to set and save IronCAD/Inovate settings and to copy settings from previous projects. 

Working with tubes is improved with the new Create Blend Plane tool. Image courtesy of IronCAD. 

Creation of 3D Text is improved by adding the ability to respect size box height as set in the dialog. 

3D scans saved as DXF files can now be imported into an IronCAD instance. 

Working with tubes is improved with the new Create Blend Plane tool, allowing users to easily create radius/curve profiles for tube curves. 

IronCAD Mechanical 2021 is now available as an upgrade to existing users, and is now shipping for new customers. 

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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