HyDraw CAD

HyDraw CAD2018 overview

HyDraw CAD2018 is ready for release with many new functionalities like:

  • new search for symbols by component type
  • enhanced search for components with advanced data filters
  • schematic check
  • jumping references
  • fully redesigned sub-system management
  • sub-system as super component with child items

and much more, please find below an overview video of main functionalities

HyDraw CAD 900 – preview

Few days before HyDraw CAD900 release, a preview video of main new features:

New Convert commands enhance HyDraw CAD users with the ability to quickly transform a dummy dwg circuit into a smart schematic.
Modify your legacy drawings has never been so easy, with the ability to link model data, interface with your ERP system, check for connection errors, extract bill of material, export informations to design a manifold with MDTools.

If you want to watch a demo, feel free to contact me

HyDraw CAD, MDTools 750 and Inventor .dwg

Hi, I am a HyDraw CAD and MDTools 750 user, I have felt the need to handle all information regarding a manifold block design within a single .dwg file. I want to have one .dwg file with:

  • HyDraw CAD circuit
  • Assembly layout drawing
  • Manifold block machining drawing

A single DWG file has some advantages:

  • Stores and manages a low number of files
  • Can be easily accessible from either HyDraw CAD, Autocad and Inventor
  • Allows any free dwg viewer and compatible .dwg software to open it
  • Helps to easily import into any major 3D CAD platform

Here’s a video showing the process. Feel free to comment or contact me.

Tips and Tricks, HyDraw CAD

HyDraw CAD from VEST,inc is powered by Autocad OEM engine, with standard 2D Autocad® commands.

Here are some useful options to customize your HyDraw:

PICKADD
diby typing PICKADD, standard value is 2. Pickadd accepts 0,1 and 2 values
0 : each new selection removes previous selections. To select more objects you need to press SHIFT.
I find this setting useful when I need to check model properties because I don’t need to press ESC everytime I need to unselect a symbol

1: each new selections is added to previous selections. To delete an object from selection: press SHIFT

2: like option 1, but if you use SELECT command, selected object will remain “selected” when you exit the command.

KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS:
It is possible to create keyboard shortcuts for those commands you are using more frequently. You need to edit file hydraw.pgp inside directory C:Program FilesVESTHyDraw CAD600Support
Inside that file you can find all standard shortcuts for Autocad commands (M for MOVE, CP for COPY, …)

RESETCON:
by typing RESETCON, each connection line you select gets corrected.

RE:
to regenerate connections, useful if you replace a symbol without drawing new connection lines

LTS: 
with LTS you can change global line scale for your drawing