Lincoln Agritech, Christchurch, New Zealand, in conjunction with Nelson Irrigation Corporation, has announced a major software upgrade for IRRICAD – the leading irrigation design software programme.

Previously customers have been able to experience IRRICAD as a standalone programme, but now due to customer feedback we are pleased to announce IRRICAD will also be available as a plugin for industry standard CAD platforms AutoCAD and BricsCAD, under the brand IRRICAD Link.

Users will experience all the current powerful IRRICAD irrigation design features fully integrated with the familiar AutoCAD or BricsCAD interface, delivering a greater range of tools and functionality. These proven performance platforms enable users to streamline irrigation designs and documentation workflows delivering more design alternatives in less time.

Fully customisable menus allow users to create a look and feel specific to their requirements within a scalable platform suitable for individuals or large companies alike. Improved graphical performance promotes professional presentation capability ensuring irrigation design projects standout from the crowd while allowing users to standardise company branding.

This latest version will also allow irrigation designers to have seamless compatibility between surveyor drawings and IRRICAD that was not previously possible. Users can explore and compare the implications of multiple conceptual design scenarios for cost versus efficiency ensuring clients receive the optimal irrigation system design for their needs.

The English version of the plug-in programme is available now with four additional language releases planned during the worldwide rollout in the coming year. Users will have the choice to upgrade their current license to the new IRRICAD Link plug-in version or the existing IRRICAD standalone programme, which will remain as part of the IRRICAD offering.