PON CAD: Professional software to Design and Estimate Stages

PON CAD Showbiz to design Stages Covers and Show Business Structures


With PON CAD the Designer Projects and Estimates Stages, Covers and Show Business Structures in 3D CAD 3D

PON CAD to design Stages, Covers and Forums

PON CAD® is a powerful program for professional design of Stages, Covers, Forums and Director Towers in a 3D Environment.
It is Ideal for all technical documentation for Security and Commercial purposes (offers, rendering of visual impact).                                                                                     Our main strenghts.

PON CAD allows to design 3D simulations, according to all construction requirements to provide full support to Sales, Design and Structural Testing.

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.

Draw any Scheme and Structure

PON CAD has no limits in the design of any structure.

It is always possible to design both simple and very complex structures.

Stage multidirectional scaffolding

PON CAD is a valuable aid for the designer and never restricts any possible solution or application.

PON CAD 3D Stages 2

It can be designed starting from existing plants, pictures and 3D models, loaded with  CAD.  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 3D Stages 3
PON CAD 3D Stages 5

  • Modular Stages
  • Stages of Multidirectional Scaffolding
  • Direction and Light Towers
  • Covers
  • Modular Grandstands
  • Truss
  • Complex Structures

PON CAD provides

PON CAD 3D Stages 4
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
  • Architectural Impact Assessment
  • Creation of technical drawings and assembling schemes for work safety, views and sections.
  • Image for technical manual and catalogue
  • Structural Testing
  • Video and Rendering

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®.

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 lcatalogues for its Customers; PON CAD is always supplied with this generic equipment:

  • Multidirectional Layher type(cm 307-257-157, …)
  • Multidirectional (cm 300,250,180,…)
  • Kwikstage type
  • Tube and Fitting (always included)
  • AT-PAC type
  • Plettac Contur type
  • more …

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.