PatchCAD 3 PRO is a design and labelling software application for Windows PC and macOS allowing the user to quickly design, annotate and print patchbay designation strip labels as well as create patchbay/connection panel layout diagrams complete with notes and graphical representations of panel connectors used. This cost effective application features simple to use editing tools and an extensive range of designation strip templates from many manufacturers including all patchbays and connection panels manufactured by Canford. PatchCAD 3 PRO template files are regularly updated and can be downloaded from within the application at no additional cost.
PatchCAD 3 PRO also allows the user to create their own custom template layouts. All finished designs can be printed to any Windows or macOS compatible printer on any paper size as well as universal support for Windows compatible label printers. Finished designs can also be exported as a PNG, JPG or GIF image files, also Excel document or PDF for use in manuals, system documentation, sharing online, collaborating with colleagues and clients. Also available as a free download is the PatchCAD viewer allowing *.pcad project files produced by PatchCAD 3 Pro to be viewed and printed by your colleagues and clients anywhere in the world, (see product resources on this product page).
Platform and Hardware Requirements
Requires Windows 7 SP1 64bit or above with native macOS support requiring 10.13 High Sierra or above.
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 or above is required for Windows PC but is normally included in the Windows installation. The PatchCAD 3 Pro installer will prompt if it is missing and will offer to download it for you. PatchCAD 3 Pro works on any Virtual Machine that supports all of the above Windows operating systems.
Recommended screen resolution, 1280 x 800 or higher.
File Formats Supported
Exports PNG, JPG or GIF image, Excel document or PDF.
Prints to any Windows or macOS compatible printer as well as universal support for Windows compatible label printers.
Licensing and Support
When you purchase this product, a unique activation code and download link will be emailed to you which you redeem on the PatchCAD website. During this process you will be asked to create an account.
The download link gives you the choice of either downloading the Windows or macOS installer. The account allows the purchaser to manage/activate up to 3 installations of the software which can be a mix of Windows or macOS installs if required.
When PatchCAD 3Pro is installed on a computer or virtual machine, you will be prompted to enter your activation key. After three activations, if you would like to authorise another computer simply log in to your account on the PatchCAD website, navigate to Manage Activations, remove one of the existing activations and then activate the new installation.
For out of hours ordering the activation code and download link should be delivered the next working day.