PON CAD: Professional software to Design and Estimate Scaffolding

PON CAD is a professional software to Design, Project, Manage and Quote Scaffolding


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

PON CAD the solution to design and manage Scaffolding

PON CAD® is a professional BIM-oriented software which has been conceived to help to design and manage scaffolding, stages, stands and roofing in an easier and more effective way.
PON CAD offers a complete solution for the phases of:

  • Costs estimation, items list
  • Creation of technical drawings and 3D assembling schemes with views and sections for work safety
  • Stock management both in the warehouse and at the building site
  • Preparation of winning presentations and commercial offers
  • Videos and Rendering
  • Structural Analysis

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PON CAD is a versatile tool which is able to meet any user’s need and to comply with any law that regulates scaffolding projects. It sets no limits on drawing schemes: this means that you can draw any type of scaffold project (from small buildings to big industrial tanks, shoring structures, etc.) with any scaffolding system.

The choice of adopting open standard formats (dwg) ensures a complete integration with other software and allows to easily share projects with partners and customers.

Full package or plug-in?

As flexible tool as it is, PON CAD suits any user’s needs. Two different solutions and two different configurations can be picked depending on user’s assets; they ensure the same performances:

1. PON CAD SMART

PON CAD SMART is a software package which doesn’t require AutoCAD and combines high performance with a user-friendly interface.

  • Drawing, estimation, presentation in few steps
  • Precise bills of materials
  • No limits on drawing complexity

2. PLUG-IN solution

PON CAD can be supplied as a plug-in for your CAD: this option allows you to hasten drawing procedures and preserve the working environment you are used to.
PON CAD inserts an additional menu and many commands and shortcuts to your CAD which facilitate scaffold drawing, but at the same time you can always use standard CAD commands (import, layout creation, cooy, paste, move, etc.).

How much time can you gain by using PON CAD?
Check it out, watch this video-comparison between PON CAD and a 2D CAD: same building, same project, different results!

Supported CAD are AutoCAD® (version 2009 or newer) and BricsCAD® (version 12 PRO or newer).

How does PON CAD work? Simple solutions in few steps

Open plan with PON CAD Open your plan
With PON CAD you can start drawing freely or you can import and use a dwg plan, a pdf file, an image or a 3D solid with big gains in productivity and designing precision.
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.
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).

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!

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.