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Supported CAD Systems

Three CAD platforms for your flexibility

liNear offers three different platforms to work on for your planning process. As a long-standing Autodesk partner, we support AutoCAD as well as REVIT. Additionally we offer CADinside, a low-cost platform which is fully compatible with AutoCAD. You can easily change between the different platforms and still have the user-friendly liNear interface available for each option.

Since the beginning of the 1990s liNear has been developing CAD Software as an efficient application for Auto CAD and its corresponding vertical products AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD MEP.The programm families Desktop, Design 3D and Analyse run directly in AutoCAD and therefore dispenses of interfaces.


liNear CAD tools for AutoCAD

From the first concept to implementation planning, liNear Desktop is the drawing engine for all trades. Without long training periods, you can draw circuit schemes, pipe run schemes, floor plans, intersections and details with standardized symbol libraries, scheme generators and a high-performance set of construction aids. Further, your detail drawings become exact at the push of a button with the original liNear manufacturer libraries. You may thus generate ready-to-order materials lists throughout all trades. more

The liNear network calculations for heating, cooling, potable water, waste water, siphonic drainage, gas and air duct systems provide reliable, standardized hydraulic and sound-technical results in each planning stage. They thus represent at all times important decision aids for the subsequent planning process. Optimize your pipe arrangement or change system components and pipe materials. With a single click you can access the updated results including detailed parts lists for tendering and ordering  – hydraulically perfect and clearly documented. more

With liNear Design 3D Pipe&Power you may create 3D models you can touch. You may construct the system three-dimensionally down to the minutest detail in a realistic and functional way. To that end, a wide range of original 3D manufacturer components are at your disposal. You may check feasilbility also for confined rooms and present photorealistic results that convince your customers. What you see is what you get! more

liNear for Autodesk Revit

Also with Autodesk Revit we follow the same philosophy as under AutoCAD already known and established. We create a workflow and avoid the workaround with the goal to help our customers directly to highest productivity. Therefore we work directly in the model and have integrated both the design tools and all network calculations into the program without error-prone interfaces. To make Revit a true engineer tool, we offer many design, buiklding detection and control tools that combine commands in a time-saving manner and extend for HVAC and piping engineers. The handling is based on the AutoCAD tools and thus enables an easy changeover or parallel operation of our solutions.

liNear for Revit - Integrated planning of technical building equipment without compromises!

Building analysis

Easy building detection and load calculation

  • Complete analysis of the building model
  • Capture of even complex structures such as multi walls structures
  • Takeover of zoning, rooms, etc.
  • Acceptance of temperatures incl. adjacent temperatures
  • Parameter mapping for flexible project specifications
  • Heating load calculation
  • Cooling load calculation
  • Calculation of domestic ventilation
  • Search & Show function for rooms and components

Calculations direcly in the model

Pipe and air duct network calculations

  • Standard-compliant calculations directly in the model (without annoying interfaces)
  • Heating pipe network calculation
  • Cooling pipe network calculation
  • Gas pipe networks calculation
  • Potable water network calculation
  • Waste Water network calculation
  • Roof drainage (also with pressure flow)
  • Air duct network calculation incl. sound level
  • Extensive printouts of results
  • Complete material lists
  • Visualization of the results in the model
  • Manufacturer-tested component libraries

Construction tools for Revit

Make Revit a real solution for engineers

  • Time-saving commands for faster design and capture
  • automatical pipe offset
  • Automatic T-piece connection incl. waste water and slope
  • Connecting components with variant selection
  • draft order
  • Visual zoning tool
  • Automatic view generation (3D, floor plans, ceiling plans, sections)
  • View control (by building part, floor, trade,...)
  • Component libraries of all trades
  • Revit Family Manager

Whether heat load calculation according to EN 12831, cooling load calculation according to ASHRAE or domestic ventilation  is concerned, liNear Building provides reliable results quickly.
The functions include manual input and automatic import from 2D drawings and 3D building models. By making use of construction materials tables and integrated U-value calculation, the concept of global variables, and your own project templates, you may reduce the time for the energetic analysis of the building to an absolute minimum. more

The liNear network calculations for heating, cooling, potable water, waste water, siphonic drainage, gas and air duct systems provide reliable, standardized hydraulic and sound-technical results in each planning stage. They thus represent at all times important decision aids for the subsequent planning process. Optimize your pipe arrangement or change system components and pipe materials. With a single click you can access the updated results including detailed parts lists for tendering and ordering  – hydraulically perfect and clearly documented. more

The liNear Desktop makes Revit a real HVAC and Piping planning tool. On the one hand we deliver timesaving tools and on the other hand we bring the functions on Revit into our Control Board and make them use more easy. Logical view management and creation, clear libraries, one-click visibility control and discipline-dependent toolsets are just a few of the features provided by liNear Desktop for Revit. mehr


liNear for Revit - Integrated planning of technical building equipment without compromises!


liNear Solutions for Revit - Featurevideos

Levels and more

with liNear Desktop for Revit

Explains the levels dialog with all import functionality and later usage while working

 

Managing Views in Revit

with liNear Desktop for Revit

Explains the new way to create and manage views logically in comparison to tree view.
Show discipline specific context menu, show 3D section box moving with selection

 

MEP Spaces fast and accurate

with liNear Building Analyse for Revit

Shows how fast and easy it is, to create MEP spaces with additional data accurate

 

Zoning and Zone handling

with liNear Building Analyse for Revit

Shows how to create Zones and how to use them effectively in your projects

 

Building detection for professional Load calculations

with liNear Building Analyse for Revit

Explains the dialog with all options, show detection on a mid-scale model and detailed results in Building

  • materials
  • components
  • floors, apartments, rooms

Heat load calculation according to Standards in Revit

with liNear Building

Shows how to finish calculation and update shared parameters in the model/floor plans and Space lables

 

Logical workflows

with liNear Desktop and Analyse Heating for Revit

Shows how to decide for a discipline and then work with the suggested command set on the different tabs

 

Panel Heating in Revit

with liNear Desktop Heating for Revit

Shows both ways how to insert panel heating circuits in Room areas and how to modify connections/patterns/spacings
Show result in rendered 3D and shared parameters on the objects

 

Create Parallel Systems

with liNear Desktop for Revit          

Shows how to setup and create parallel systems (3D view) with 4 variants and real manufacturer material

 

Connect radiators faster than ever

with liNear Desktop Heating  for Revit

Shows how to connect radiators with dialog and options and different results

 

Connect sanitary devices faster than ever

with liNear Desktop Water for Revit                              

Shows how to connect taps with dialog and options and different results

 

Solve pipe and duct collisions

with liNear Desktop for Revit

Shows how to use pipe/duct offset command and its options and variants

 

Simple way to create Architectural Model

with liNear Desktop

Explains the dialog with all options, show samples on different objects in one project

 

Choose the liNear Suite

One solution for both platforms - liNear as a suite solution for AutoCAD and Revit

Our solutions are available for both AutoCAD and Revit. But which one do you choose? We recommend our liNear Suite for both platforms. For a small extra charge you get the solution you want for both platforms. For example, plan in the scheme in AutoCAD and use the possibilities of Revit to participate directly in the BIM process. A strong team for every application!

Revit BIM Project „Golden Nugget“


As an interesting alternative to widespread AutoCAD installations which allow the use of applications from different origins on an open CAD platform, we offer you a integrated CAD functionality by Autodesk with the CADinside variants of our products. This is an integrated product from one source! In case you want to use only a small part of our comprehensive CAD solutions, the variant with integrated CAD core may be the economically most reasonable solution. The solutions by liNear are in both program variants identical in terms of handling and are of course 100% compatible.


liNear CAD tools for CADinside

From the first concept to implementation planning, liNear Desktop is the drawing engine for all trades. Within a short time, you can draw circuit schemes, pipe run schemes, floor plans, intersections and details with standardized symbol libraries, scheme generators and a high-performance set of construction aids. Further, your detail drawings become exact at the push of a button with the original liNear manufacturer libraries. You may thus generate ready-to-order materials lists throughout all trades. more

The liNear network calculations for heating, cooling, potable water, waste water, siphonic drainage, gas and air duct systems provide reliable, standardized hydraulic and sound-technical results in each planning stage. They thus represent at all times important decision aids for the subsequent planning process. Optimize your pipe arrangement or change system components and pipe materials. With a single click you can access the updated results including detailed parts lists for tendering and ordering  – hydraulically perfect and clearly documented. more

With liNear Design 3D Pipe&Power you may create 3D models you can touch. You may construct the system three-dimensionally down to the minutest detail in a realistic and functional way. To that end, a wide range of original 3D manufacturer components are at your disposal. You may check feasilbility also for confined rooms and present photorealistic results that convince your customers. What you see is what you get! more