We’re happy to announce that you can now use PVcase Ground Mound and Roof Mount, our flagship CAD-based tools, on AutoCAD 2025, enjoy its multiple functionalities and integrate them into your projects.

PVcase Ground Mount and Roof Mount are our flagship CAD-based tools that will significantly enhance your solar design practices. They will reduce the time spent on manual tasks, increase precision and speed, decrease the possibility of human error, and make the development process more efficient and simple.

What’s new in AutoCAD 2025?

Autodesk has just launched AutoCAD 2025, a major update for its flagship AutoCAD software. As PVcase and many other solar tools are CAD-cased, this is a big deal for us and the whole industry.

AutoCAD 2025 employs artificial intelligence and machine learning to optimize workflows, making it a powerful tool for solar engineers and designers who want to boost productivity and streamline their design processes.

AutoCAD 2025 introduces several notable advancements designed to enhance design efficiency and collaboration. Its key features include:

Smart Blocks. This feature streamlines the process of converting selected geometries into blocks by identifying and highlighting all corresponding instances of the same geometry, allowing users to convert these into a single block. This significantly simplifies management and manipulation within the design process​​.

Activity Insights. AutoCAD 2025 provides detailed event properties with filters by DWG version, offering a comprehensive timeline of drawing versions for better project management. This feature allows users to track activities, review and revert to previous iterations, and compare different versions of a drawing directly from the AutoCAD Start Tab​​.

Enhanced visualization and geographic data integration. The new version improves visualization capabilities and integrates real-world geographic data with support for ArcGIS Basemaps. This feature provides access to high-resolution satellite and aerial imagery, street maps, and other map styles within AutoCAD​.

Hatch improvements. AutoCAD 2025 enhances the HATCH command, allowing users to draw hatches without relying on pre-existing boundary geometry. This flexibility facilitates the creation of filled shapes or the application of hatching along a designated path, enhancing efficiency in the design process​.

APIs and third-party apps. The software supports extensive customization through the AutoCAD API. It allows access to over a thousand third-party apps from the Autodesk app store, enabling users to tailor AutoCAD to their needs​.

Markup Import and Markup Assist. These functionalities have been further developed to facilitate the seamless integration of drawing revisions from markup files, enhance the annotation process, and provide more control over revcloud shapes and text markups during drafting​.