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CAD/CAM systems

One of the main areas of SoftDev's expertise is Computer Aided Design (CAD) and related fields:

  • Multipurpose CAD systems (including 3D solid modeling solutions)
  • Enterprise level CAD systems extensions for architectural, electrical, chemical, oil and gas industries
  • CAM systems
  • Integration of CAD applications with Document Management systems and Product Lifecycle Management systems

SoftDev's significant experience in CAD systems development is a solid foundation that enables us to provide CAD-related custom solutions to our clients.

With over 20 years of experience creating applications for various platforms, we can assist you with:

  • CAD/database connectivity
  • Development of CAD applications for tablets
  • Development of custom ARX applications

Below are a few examples of the projects we have been working on.

Facility engineering CAD solution

CAD solutions for Facility engineering, which convert architectural projects including physical models and 2D drawings, with version control to a universal BIM format. The applications recognize "physical" elements in a file, read their properties/relationships/materials, including those calculated from the graph or dependent objects, and convert 3D graphics with the transfer of projection settings, style, lighting from internal format to BIM or Parasolid geometric primitives. Geo-location and links (xrefs) are also converted.


Evacuation scheme modeling software

The application for design and analysis of evacuation schemes with the ability to simulate and visualize 2D and 3D models. It is used to operate places where there are large crowds of people - offices, stadiums, theaters, bus and railway stations, squares, etc. Using the application the customer can easily build a precise model of a space that can be simulated and analyzed. The application allows you to test and implement strategies for operation, trade, site attendance, people flow management and security.

Industrial facilities design solution

Integrated software for modern design of industrial facilities (pipelines, equipment and cable routes). The application streamlines industrial plant design with advanced 3D design and simulation, and improves efficiency with an integrated set of intelligent plant design tools.

Parametric CAD modeling software

Modules under development allow you to use 3D parametric modeling to enhance your design model, using 2D and 3D parameters, and create variable parametric components for easy editing and searching for many similar components. The solution is based on the use of parametric configuration management modules in 2D and 3D sketches, positioning of parts in assemblies from Siemens PLM Software (D-Cubed 2D DCM, 3D DCM, PGM) as well as solid modeling libraries (Parasolid, ACIS). Works were performed for several CAD platforms.


Сomprehensive 2D/3D CAD solution, able to handle most drafting and modeling design needs. Includes hundreds of drawing tools, 2D drafting interface with command line and dynamic input cursor, 3D modeling tools, photorealistic rendering, and extensive file support. Delivers design productivity and remarkable visual results. The software is an excellent design tool for both Architectural and Mechanical design jobs. Our team  took part in developing it from 1993 and has released 18 versions.

Integrated CAD and BIM solution

One Stop Solution that combines CAD and BIM tools. Using this software the client can develop and design buildings, building structures, engineering systems or equipment of any size or complexity using architectural tools. It is also used for designing complex mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems, including lighting, air-handling, piping, and plumbing systems.

CAD/BIM/Plant viewers and converters

Softdev has huge expertise working with different CAD formats (DWG, DGN, IFC and others) and transferring graphic and metadata between different CAD/BIM/Plant systems.

CAD view/convert applications SoftDev worked on allow users:
- Read main CAD formats. View drawings and models with their properties;
- Export models (architecture, design, construction) to IFC format for stable communication between CAD systems;
- Convert CAD data (including STEP/IFC/STL)

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