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The drawing engine that
                       makes the difference

liNear Desktop

Make your CAD a professional tool for HVAC, Plumbing and Plant Design

Whether on AutoCAD, liNear CADinside or on Revit, the liNear Desktop is the drawing machine for all trades. With a user interface that speaks your language and optimally supports your planning processes. Your workflow is optimally supported by the direct integration into CAD without interfaces.


Desktop for AutoCAD/CADinside

From the first concept to implementation planning, liNear Desktop is the drawing engine for all trades. Within a short time, you can draw pipe run schemes, circuit scheme, floor plans, intersections and details with standardized symbol libraries, scheme generators and a high-performance set of construction aids. 

Extract of Functions

  • Easy to use interface with step-by-step assistants
  • Symbol bars for all trades (freely expandable)
  • Support of all display modes such as scheme, floorplan and 3D isometric view
  • Scheme generators for the fastest schemes in the business
  • Traces and pipe functions with automatic import of media and distances
  • Automatic connecting and autorouting for maximum time saving
  • 2D pipe and ventilation construction and 2D manifold generators for detailed planning
  • Panel tempering with manufacturer components
  • Automatic keys for complete documentation
  • Slot and opening planning
  • Parts lists with short and long texts
  • Animated hydraulic system assistant to create hydraulic circuits
  • Storey tables
  • Project management
  • Medien tables, automatic Layermanagement
  • Manufacturer libraries
  • Display control
  • Management of own standards

Desktop for Revit

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.

Extract of Functions

  • 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
  • Parameter management
  • Batchkonverting
  • Temporary cuts
  • Architecture tools
  • Panel tempering tools

Desktop modules - The right tool for any trade

Desktop Heating - Heating, Cooling and Gas

You may draw calculable systems by using the liNear symbol bars, scheme generators, trace commands, connection functions for rigid and flexible pipes, automatic keys, opening planning assistants, and many more. In doing so, all symbols from boiler to heat pump and from radiators to manifolds, valves and hydraulic separator are available to you.  more

Desktop Water - Potable Water, Waste Water and Gas

Whether hygienically optimized potable water installations, drainage requests with automatic level labeling, or three-dimensional planning of front walls are concerned, you may draw calculable systems in Desktop Water. To that end, you may use the liNear symbol bars, trace commands, connection functions, and many more. Boost your CAD system with this drawing tools for potable water and waste water. more


Desktop Ventilation - Air handling

Whether ventilation and air conditioning systems in hospitals or industrial buildings are concerned, or if you are planning a domestic ventilation system, Desktop Ventilation is the appropriate tool for construction. By using means such as symbol bars, trace commands, connection functions or opening planning assistants, you are enabled to set up drawings fast and accurately. Everything is directly calculable. more

Desktop Electric - Elektric

Whether electric clamp planning, sockets, lights, sensor devices or three-dimensional electric cable tray construction is concerned, you may draw electric installations in building services engineering by using the liNear symbol bars, trace commands, connection functions, automatic keys, opening planning assistants, and many more. Make use of fast, clean and perfect documentation with the option of an automatically created 3D model. more


Desktop AddOn´s

Desktop Addon Tools - A bunch of tools including the IFC interface

The liNear Desktop AddOn Tools expand your desktop modules with usefull helpers just as the dwg/dxf converter and special tools for the facility management. The most exciting feature is the ifc interface for Open-BIM projects. more

Desktop Addon Siphonic - Siphonic roof drainage

Especially for the siphonic roof drainage with pressure flow, the liNear AddOn Siphonic has been programmed. As add-on for the liNear Desktop Water you can engineer with our usual comfort also in this discipline. more


Supported CAD systems

Application for AutoCAD

Since the beginning of the 1990s liNear has been developing CAD software as an efficient application for AutoCAD and its corresponding vertical products AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD MEP.

Application for Revit

The liNear Desktop family also runs directly in Autodesk Revit, eliminating the need for interfaces. The functionality of Revit will be extended and you will receive additional tools and automatisms especially for the field of building syervice engineering. This makes your HVAC planning easier and more efficient.

Stand alone solution with integrated CAD

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 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, as a matter of course, 100% compatible.

System requirements

for liNear Desktop

Operating systems

You can use our solutions on Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 8 (64-bit) and Windows 10 ( 64-bit)

Supported CAD platforms

As a long-standing Autodesk partner, we support AutoCAD as well as REVIT natively (without the need for application programming interfaces or export/import workarounds). As a third basis, we offer the integrated CAD core liNear CADinside. The following version are supported:

  • Autodesk AutoCAD 2019 bis 2015
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture 2019 bis 2015
  • Autodesk AutoCAD MEP 2019 bis 2015
  • Autodesk Revit 2019 - 2017