Patchbay Design and Labelling Software
For macOS and Windows
Requires macOS 10.15 Catalina or above / Windows 7 SP1 64bit or above
Design Professional Looking Patchbays in Minutes
PatchCAD 3 is more powerful than ever! Built from the ground up to support Windows and macOS, the new dark UI looks beautiful in HiDPI giving you more screen real-estate to see the big picture and bringing your designs to life. Work faster with all new undo/redo functionality, editing, formatting and auto-completion features, and a new context menu for instant access to common formatting actions.
2,000+ Factory Templates
The most powerful asset of PatchCAD is its vast and ever-updating library of templates.for industry standard, vintage and rare patchbays, patch panels and termination panels.
Bantam, Data, Fibre, GPO / B Gauge, Jack, Termination Panel, Trompeter, MIDI, Video or anything else — Simply add any template to the project and start labelling! New templates are added regularly so PatchCAD is always up to date!
PRO Termination panel models with specific configuration will load with predefined socket configurations already set up for quick start and labelling.
All template updates are FREE!
Side notes to the left and right of the patchbay are used to label the padding areas at the ends of templates that have blank area defined.
PRO Additional editors above and below each patchbay in the project for notes and annotations. Use these to make wiring notes, reminders, instructions to the wiring or installation person, or to keep track of modification and revisions to the design.
PRO Both notes editors benefit from the same powerful editing and formatting features as the main patchbay editor for rich and clear looking annotations. When display real-estate is limited, the horizontal scrolling of all the editors is synchronised to avoid confusion and keep the relevant data in view at all times.
PRO Notes are added when exporting a Wiring Schedule, exporting to PDF, image or Excel, as well as when printing.
Accurate Real-Time Preview
The real-time preview looks better than ever thanks to PatchCAD’s UI’s HiDPI support. As you edit your patchbay, see an accurate feedback of the design. Every change is immediately reflected on the screen. No need to print and reprint your project to see how it will look like in real life.
Export your project as a PNG, JPG or GIF image, Excel document or PDF for sharing online, to be used in manuals or documentation, sending to your clients or collaborating with your colleagues.
And So Much More…
- NEW Undo/Redo functionality per patchbay!
- NEW Bracket Line cell formatting
- NEW Fast GPU-powered UI rendering and patchbay drawing
- NEW Stereo L/R auto-complete
- Improved patchbay editor
- Patchbay normalling
- Improved parallel sockets markings
- Change the template of a patchbay that is already in the project
- Improved performance throughout speeds up operations and loading time
- Delta updates for templates makes sure you only download the updates you are missing
- Preview whole project and export to image, Excel or PDF.
- Rotated top-down type
- Word wrap
- PRO Insert images into cell to add the facility’s logo or when words are just not enough
- PRO Change border thickness and style
Who is PatchCAD for?
INSTALLERS & INTEGRATORS
Perfect companion for any installation job. Design complex patching systems and impress clients with gorgeous labels within minutes. Keep track of client details, patchbay location, revisions and notes.
Accurate and consistent prints allow you to make last minute changes on site that the client forgot to tell you about and print new labels on any local printer! You have enough surprises on an installation. Labelling the patch should not be one of them.
WIREMEN & WIREWOMEN
Do you have folders and folders of Excel templates that you painstakingly made by trail and error? They don’t really work when you send them to the client right…? No more. Simply select the right model from our list of templates and deliver professional looking results to your client quickly and efficiently.
And when the client comes back months down the line to ask you to print new labels for them because they added a new device to the outboard patch, you can make the amendment in seconds and impress the hell out of them!
If you’re an owner of studio, chances are that you have modified your patchbay many times and had to make less than elegant manual corrections with stickers or felt pen over the existing labelling. Stop that right now! Print new perfectly fitting labels for your patchbay just like it deserves!
If you’re setting up a new facility, then you’re about to find out that all of the patchbays on the market come with nothing more than a little piece of paper that would slide in to the label strip. It’s impractical to manually write on these the amount of information you’ll require. Print elegant labels with PatchCAD!
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