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Free to try (click download above) - less than 1/10 cost of AutoCAD software. progeCAD offers robust and affordable AutoCAD-like features to create edit view convert and print files from any version of AutoCAD for a fraction the price. progeCAD Professional 2016 is 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 functions 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 AutoLISP interpreter, VSTA, DRX C++ more Multigrip Editing for quick and easy editing 2D and 3D design, shading and render command


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

AutoCAD Feature** AutoCAD LT  AutoCAD   progeCAD 
Read/Write DWG version 2.5 to 2015 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; Create new MLINE type included included included
Data extraction to Tables   included included
Support for Multiple User Profiles   included included
3D Rendering & Shaded Printing   included included
Express Tools, EasyArch, Addons   included included
3D Solids Modeling and Rendering   included included
STL File 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 incl. GST $1900* $6000* $545*
** 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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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®4 or more powerful processor (recommended)
  • Supports Microsoft Windows® XP SP3, Vista, Windows7 or Windows® 8
  • 1 GB RAM (XP minimum), 2 GB+ (recommended for complex drawings)
  • Minimum 1 GB+ of free hard disk space; OpenGL graphics (preferred)
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