The The CMArch 2010™ menu program, unlike many of the AEC software packages on the market today,
has been developed by an architect and is geared toward similar design professionals
(such as architects, engineers and interior designers). The main focus behind this product is
to provide the user with improved functionality while maintaining ease of use. This menu program
has been designed for easy initialization, by reading from and writing to external string files for
default and standard values. The menu has over 2,500 “traditional” or “dynamic” blocks for equipment,
plumbing, electrical fixtures, furnishings for residential, commercial, and hospital use, annotation,
site symbols, and appliances in plan and in elevations. Door and window types can be selected from
a dialog interface that lets you size and position them on-the-fly. CMArch operates in both imperial
and metric units.
CMArch 2010 expands on the standard AutoCAD menu while maintaining the standard features and structure
intact for the sake of convenience and familiarity. CMArch 2010 takes full advantage of the AutoCAD
cascading menu facility, floating toolbars and tool palettes to provide users with quick access to all
symbols and functions. Icons have been provided for most of the popular utilities and symbol libraries.
All symbols and program components are inserted on a predefined layer, which can be easily altered to
reflect your firm’s own custom layering system. This custom layering system can be saved as the standard
and recalled in future drawing sessions.
As part of its powerful arsenal, CMArch 2010 offers most AutoCAD commands as well as numerous utilities
as mostly single keystroke macros. Over 150 of these quick keyboard macros are provided - including the
popular entity match ("=") and multiple text entity editor - which translates into immediate productivity
(see Appendix A for list). Many of these routines are accompanied by dialog boxes, which enable you to easily
control complex design functions. To increase their visibility and popularity, these keyboard macros have been
added to the pull-down menus accompanying the commands or functions they execute. In addition, numerous keys have
been remapped, primarily the function keys, to provide the operator the ability to "transparently" maneuver through
a drawing at the same time he/she is using another command. Custom applications can also be launched from within the
application. CMArch 2010 will assist in the creation of drawing borders and title blocks at user-specified scale.
Standard drawing setup parameters can be saved and recalled for new drawing setups.
Another unique feature of this menu program is that its developer will work closely with a representative of your
firm to incorporate your current office standards into the system. Usually, a firm needs assistance with implementing
their own custom layering matrix, dimensioning, and text styles. Any problem or what is commonly known in the industry,
as "bugs" will be corrected at no additional cost to the user. Suggested improvements and new feature requests are
always welcomed. As new features are added to this menu system, the users will receive free updates. Please note,
that the menu is currently being modified to provide more 3D functionality. Approximately 90 percent of the program
and symbols have been converted to provide you with both 2D and 3D support.
This menu system is also available for the AutoCAD 2009 product
Current Firms Using CMArch Menu Software: