15 May 2020
PVComplete released PVCAD Mega, its CAD software for utility-scale PV projects, built on Autodesk technology. PVCAD Mega delivers precise solar engineering and layouts for tracker and fixed-tilt projects of any size in five minute or less. In addition to enabling fast layout speed, PVCAD Mega also improves the accuracy of project modeling with advanced capabilities such as topography pier analysis. PVCAD Mega makes pier analysis at scale possible, replacing average grade with unique post heights for every pier on a project site. The result is more informed constructability and equipment decisions, as well as lower material and installation costs. Other key features include: click-and-drag full and partial tracker blocks and angled layouts; automatic placement of partial trackers, access roads, and equipment pads; quick advanced topography analysis, including custom topo data; side-by-side layout comparisons that reveal the outcome of different structural component selections; and NEXTracker and Array Technologies integrations. PVCAD Mega is available with or without bundled AutoCAD software on a monthly or annual subscription basis.
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