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AutoCAD® Alternative for the Professionals.

progeCAD is the low-cost fully compatible choice for AutoCAD® DWG.

Free full version trial (click download above) - less than 1/10 cost of AutoCAD 2017 software. progeCAD allows you to edit your existing AutoCAD files or draw new ones, using similar commands and icons as AutoCAD. progeCAD Professional 2017 is fully legal, general-purpose 2D and 3D design software is commonly used in Australia and New Zealand for CAD field & concept sketch, electrical drawing, building construction, AEC architectural, civil, structural, industrial engineering, carpentry RFI & "as con" drawings, mechanical layout, piping and cable drawing, home kitchen & bath floor plan, property survey & landscape drafting to AS/NZS1100 ANSI DIN and ISO standards. progeCAD includes options like PDF printing & 3D Printing STL export, Architectural Tools, XREF & DWG block library managers.  For CAD developers, progeCAD has an AutoCAD-style command line and supports AutoLISP, Microsoft VSTA, VBA and DRX C++ programming. progeCAD offers more CAD function than AutoCAD LT, however it costs much less. Free support includes 1 month manufacturer email, one year TSL1 support, and help on the CAD forum. Additional local support options are also available. Some features include..

AutoCAD like commands, menus and toolbars AutoCAD DWG file model space AutoCAD paper space progeCAD AutoLISP VBA and C++ program Geometry snap points handles and grips 3D modeling shade and render commands
AutoCAD style commands menus and toolbars AutoCAD DWG model and paper space read-write Free addons EasyARCH 3D PDF printing 20000+ blocks Dynamic cursor, annotative styles and multi-grips 3D solids, 3D textures, lights and rendering

Advantage Summary: Compare AutoCAD Cost and Features with progeCAD..

Software Feature** AutoCAD LT  AutoCAD 2017  progeCAD
Perpetual License: Single or USB or Network     included
Support for Multiple User Profiles   included included
Read/Write DWG version 2.5 to 2017 included included included
2D Drawing, Text, Dimension, Blocks included included included
Print PDF File from DWG included included included
Edit Multiple Drawings & Layouts included included included
DGN, DWF or PDF Underlay included included included
Create Tables; Cells, Data Extraction included included included
3D Rendering & Shaded Printing   included included
Express Tools, EasyArch, Addons   included included
3D Solids Modeling and Rendering   included included
STL Output for 3D Printing   included included
PDF to CAD import, Raster Image Tools   included included
AutoLISP, VSTA, C++, COM, VBA..   included included
20000 Blocks iCADLib, Traceparts   included included
Network & USB License Options   included included
EasyARCH 3D Architecture     included
GoogleEarth Export, Image Georeferencing     included
* Price in approximate $AUD inclusive GST. $1900* $6000* $595*
** Feature Comparison Source AUTODESK, 2014 - Feb 2015
*** Further details in our full comparison (PDF)...

Comments published** from progeCAD users over the years..

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Trusted DWG

user experience"I was so impressed with the compatibility with AutoCAD and that it did some things better than AutoCAD.. I highly recommend ProgeCAD to anyone seeking a full featured CAD program at a reasonable price. The Customer Service has also been superb!"
Richard Nash, Raypack Inc - Industrial Equipment - Boilers, Water Heaters and Pool Heaters

user experience"ABB started with progeCAD in the year 2000. ABB has distributed around 15,000 licenses..."
Maurizio Falsone, ABB Group - Power and Automation Technologies Division

user experience"progeCAD is essential ... With progeCAD, Schneider Electric can observe all market standards, guarantee DWG compatibility, and manage multisheet drawings for a low cost."
Graziano Vimercati, Schneider Electric - Electricity and Automation Management

user experience"We chose progeCAD for a number of reasons. The most important were: DWG compatibility, usability, some specific features such as PDF print, and obviously the price."
Fabio Baraldi, Campari spa - Drink and Beverage

Others include Colgate Palmolive Australia, Nestle, Honda Motor Company, Vodafone, Siemens, Red Bull and many more. Click here to see a long list. *NOTE Some companies still maintain AutoCAD licenses and supplement them with low-cost progeCAD stations. AutoCAD is not required to run progeCAD.
**Comments are published with author permission.

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progeCAD System Requirements
AutoCAD clone system requirements
  • Intel Pentium® Core i3 or more powerful processor (recommended)
  • Supports Microsoft Windows® 7, Windows8 or Windows® 10
  • 4+ GB RAM (recommended for complex drawings)
  • Minimum 2 GB+ of free hard disk space; OpenGL graphics (preferred)
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*Note Microsoft support for Windows XP ended April 8, 2014.
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