ArchaeoCAD - CAD for archaeology
ArchaeoCAD is an established CAD application, deployed in various institutions and projects. It is especially designed to meet the needs of digital archaeological finding documentation. ArchaeoCAD is an AutoCAD programme application - for every version, the latest AutoDesk-development is used as a basis.
ArchaeoCAD enables you to get encoded total station data drawn automatically (Plandraw). In this process, the survey data are transformed into vectors and symbols and stored within a defined layer structure in CAD.
After transferring your data into the CAD system, various tools and applications are at you disposal for data processing.
ArchaeoCAD 2012 - now with new user surface using Windows ribbon technology!
Overview of selected functions:
Automated mapping (Plandraw)
- automated transformation of survey data into CAD-drawings
- archaeological object recognition and differentiation using distance measurement and/or measurement value coding
- completely automatic structuring of survey data onto pre-defined, but freely selectable layers
- three-dimensional documentation
- Plandraw generates mostly printable maps with object contours, sections, levelling values, excavation borders etc.
Archaeological draw tools
- routines for quick two- and three-dimensional map editing
- automated object numeration
- freely adjustable measuring grid, coordinate grid and drawing frame for planes and sections
- freely extendable archaeological drawing and symbol libraries
- automated combination of digitally recorded planes and sections
- fill the internal database with header information and enter them automatically into the different layouts of your CAD-map
Coordinate frame/section frame
- quick and intuitive creation of coordinate and section frames
- comfortably change texts, for instance, by globally transforming texts of a certain hight into a new one
Plane- and section tools
- subsequently edit your plane survey data by inserting sections or levellings
- add new finding numbers or alter existing ones
- choose from a broad range of symbol libraries
- attribute your survey data: You can easily allocate object numbers or other attributes to your data
- search for attributed data within the drawing (attribute manager)
- display attributes in the drawing