PROCAD T2P Blog

PROCAD talks with the piping design community.

Blog Tutorial – SPOOLCAD Component Weights

PROCAD’s Blog Tutorials act as part of our continued effort to help customers learn and use the software effectively. Along with our complimentary PROCAD Software Tutorials, these additional videos expand the users’ knowledge base of the software. They show detailed usage of commands and tools as well as update features that have been added to the software.

Using the SPOOLCAD or SPOOLCAD+ software?

Do you create spools and need to consider component weights for shipping/handling purposes?

Before creating your spools, default component weight values can be viewed (and modified if necessary) to suit your company/client needs.

Watch the tutorial video below. It’s a quick overview of component weight values in the Shop Settings Manager module, and the command tools within the SPOOLCAD software.

Be sure to keep viewing the PROCAD Blog section. More tutorials will be added that will enhance your PROCAD software experience!

Need help with a particular feature? Send a quick note to support@procad.com and let us know what you’d like to see!

Up Next – New feature – Paint – Surface Area Calculations


Blog Tutorial – Reference File Concepts

Need to work with reference files (XREFs)?

What are reference files? How do you use them?

This tutorial covers basic reference files concepts.

Reference files can be used in any of the PROCAD software products.

Watch the tutorial video below.

PROCAD’s Blog Tutorials help customers learn and use the software effectively.

Besides the main software PROCAD Tutorials, these additional videos expand the users’ knowledge base of the software.

Be sure to keep checking our Blog section as more tutorials will be added to enhance your PROCAD software experience!

Need or want help with a particular feature? Send a quick email to support@procad.com and let us know what you’d like to see!


The Importance of Good Software

As any company executive will tell you, without effective tools, it’s hard to stay in business in today’s competitive world.

With technology changing how we work, it’s imperative to have the right software to get engineering projects completed on-time and on-budget.

PROCAD software offers complete functionality to make plant design and pipe fabrication easier. So go ahead and get your 15 day free trial to see what PROCAD’s cost-effective products and flexible subscription plans can do for you company.


Blog Tutorial – Importing PDF Files

Do you have existing drawings that are in PDF format?

Need to do some edits in AutoCAD? Now you can!

Starting with AutoCAD 2017, there is now a way to convert a PDF file into an AutoCAD DWG file.

The command is PDFIMPORT, and there are settings options available to accommodate user preferences. Singular text objects can be converted into MTEXT strings as part of the conversion process.

This tutorial covers the command and the settings available for importing a PDF file.

It can be used in any PROCAD software, as long as the AutoCAD platform is version 2017 or newer.

Watch the tutorial video below.

PROCAD’s Blog Tutorials act as part of our continued effort to help customers learn and use the software effectively. Besides our PROCAD Tutorials, these additional videos expand the users’ knowledge base of the software.

Be sure to keep viewing the PROCAD Blog section. More tutorials will be added that will enhance your PROCAD software experience!

Need help with a particular feature? Send a quick note to support@procad.com and let us know what you’d like to see!

Coming Soon – Reference Files (XREFs)


Blog Tutorial – Custom Borders

Do you have existing AutoCAD borders or title-block information? Want to use them in the PROCAD software? It’s easy, simply select them for use through the Standards Manager supporting module.

Don’t have any existing borders? Do you need to create a border for your company? How about for a customer or client?

You can use the standard PROCAD borders that come with the software, or you can customize your very own!

Start from scratch in AutoCAD, or edit/modify an existing border to suit your needs/specifications. Borders are “Standard” specific, so you can use several borders for different projects and/or customers.

This tutorial will be your guide to creating and using custom borders. It supports both the PROCAD 2D Software  and PROCAD SPOOLCAD software.

Watch the tutorial video below.

PROCAD’s Blog Tutorials act as part of our continued effort to help customers learn and use the software effectively. Besides our PROCAD Tutorials, these additional videos expand the users’ knowledge base of the software.

Be sure to keep viewing the PROCAD Blog section. More tutorials will be added that will enhance your PROCAD software experience!

Need help with a particular feature? Send a quick note to support@procad.com and let us know what you’d like to see!

Up Next – Importing PDF Files