PON CAD: Professional software to Design and Estimate Scaffolding

PON CAD tool to Design, Project, Manage and Quote Scaffolding in CAD 4D


PON CAD is an easy and complete solution for professional Scaffolding design, perfect for drawing and quoting any type of project and structure

PON CAD the solution to design and manage Scaffolding

PON CAD® is a professional BIM-oriented tool which has been conceived for designers and working teams (technical offices of any dimension) to make the designing phases easier and more effective and to fastly manage scaffolding, stages, stands and covers.
PON CAD sets no limitations on drawing schemes and complexity and offers a complete solution for the phases of:

  • Technical drawings and 3D Projects
  • Costs estimation, list of items
  • Material management both in the warehouse and at the building site
  • Preparation of winning presentations and commercial offers
  • Structural Testing
  • Architectural Impact Assessment
  • Creation of technical drawings and assembling schemes for work safety, views and sections.
  • Image for technical manual and catalogue
  • Video and Rendering

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This versatility derives from the choice of using the powerful CAD design engine and of adopting open standard formats (dwg) which ensures a complete integration with technical collaborators and with other softwares.

It is possible to use and work on existing 2D/3D projects, plans, images with a big gain in productivity and designing precision. In case of complicated structural detailing, the designer can intervene manually using the CAD command; inserting all scaffold components it is always possible to make any manual change.

PON CAD is independent from any laws that regulate scaffolding projects.
The designer, whatever his nationality, will be able to freely draw the scaffold solution and to apply the existing regulations: PON CAD does not interfere in his decisions.

Does PON CAD make you more competitive?

Yes: spare time with fast and precise designing!
Yes: draw up speed quotations with automatic Bills of Material!
Yes: contain costs thanks to solutions planned and optimised by 3D simulation!
Yes: get more commissions thanks to impressive presentations and accurate quotations!

READ MORE: How to be Competitive with PON CAD!

Do you use a 2D CAD for your scaffolding projects?
Watch this video-comparison between PON CAD and 2D CAD: same building, same project, different result!

PON CAD works in 4D

4D design is a technology which combines the standard CAD drawing in 3D with time-related information.
This allows our software users to fully control and plan building sites progress and material movements.

With PON CAD it is possible to design setting working phases; this method allows to plan and optimise the transportation, assembling phases and material quantities needed.

Projects which are developed with PON CAD can be imported in BIM systems. PON CAD works directly in BricsCAD® BIM (video), or thanks to standard format DWG/SAT adoption it is possible to import the scaffolding project in other BIM too, such as REVIT®; developed by Autodesk®.

PONCAD project with timeline animation

Plug-in or full package solution?

As flexible tool as it is, PON CAD suits any user’s needs. Two different solutions and two different configurations can be implemented depending on user’s assets and skills.

1 – Full package solution
This option allows the user to choose between two interfaces:

  • PRO interface: closer to standard CAD one, this configuration is tailored for expert CAD users who are comfortable with various tabs and many buttons;
  • SMART interface: more intuitive, this configuration is tailored for less experienced users who may find easier to work with less buttons and tabs.

2 – Plug-in for your AutoCAD® or BricsCAD®
This option inserts an additional tab and more than 250 new commands to your CAD; supported CADs are AutoCAD® (version 2009 or newer) or BricsCAD® (version 12PRO or newer).

PON CAD interfaces: PRO and SMART

Supported scaffolding types and brands

PON CAD is a parametric software that can design any type, brand and model of scaffolding. Concerning system of measurement, both imperial units (inches, feet) and metric ones (mm, cm) are supported.
MEC CAD has developed more than 30 library-catalogues for its Customers; PON CAD is always supplied with this generic libraries equipment:

  • Multidirectional Layher type(cm 307-257-157, …)
  • Multidirectional (cm 300,250,180,…)
  • Kwikstage type
  • Cuplock type A (cm 307-257-157, …)
  • Cuplock type B (cm 300,250,180,150, …)
  • Tube and Fitting (always included)
  • American Frame
  • European Frame (cm 300, 250, 180, …)
  • AT-PAC type
  • Plettac Contur type
  • Haki type
  • More on request…

User may add other catalogue/libraries, already developed by MEC CAD for the main scaffolding manufacturers. The Customer can ask MEC CAD to develop new scaffolding libraries/databases on his behalf starting from technical drawings and relevant information.

How does PON CAD work?

Open plan with PON CAD Open your plan
With PON CAD it is possible to draw starting from a plan or from a conveniently elaborated image.
PON CAD works in a dwg standard environment; supported CADs are AutoCAD and BricsCAD. All their commands can be used together with PON CAD ones.
Develop 2d modules with PON CAD Develop 2D modules
The designer can easily create volumetric modules that represent scaffolding encumbrance, by tracing the plan or the image, or by freely drawing.
After modules development, it is possible to move and rotate them, and to change their specifics (for instance height, starting point, scaffolding parameters, etc.).
Develop scaffolding with PON CAD Develop scaffolding
After finding the optimal solution, thanks to a simple command the designer can determine every feature of the scaffolding and develop it in the most detailed way.
After scaffolding development, it is possible to change and integrate any particular by using both original CAD commands and PON CAD commands.
Get a bill of Materials with PON CAD Bill of Materials
PON CAD creates precise bills of materials and provides accurate reports which are useful to manage warehouse, transportation and construction site.
Bills of materials are produced in open standard formats; this facilitates integration with other softwares.
Make a layout for scaffolding solution with PON CAD Layout
All technical records (general drafts, sections, assembling schemes) can be created in few clicks thanks to powerful commands.
It is possible to determine sections, views and details for assembling schemes.
Rendering example with PON CAD Rendering
PON CAD supports different levels of graphic detail. This allows to easily create commercial reports and presentations and facilitates commercial promotion and technical comprehension.
All above-mentioned features are saved in pure dwg; thus everything is available for more modifications with other softwares (BIM, rendering softwares).