Design's best .dwg alternative is now even better... and still under A$600
Read about the latest version. progeCAD (pronounced PRO-je-cad) also uses toolbars, icons and commands similar to those used in Autodesk® AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. Extended functions include a new dynamic cursor, annotative styles for dimensions and text, 3D textured rendering with editable light sources, advanced raster image embedding and editing, PDF
to DXF as well as raster-vector conversion tools, ACIS® compatible 3D solids, VSTA & VBA scripting, AutoLISP, DRX & IRX C++ native support. progeCAD 2016
Professional now adds more features like STL 3D Printer export, Google Earth KML, in-place DWG block editing, quick dimensioning and block attribute extraction to
Table, BOM or Excel. progeCAD 2016 can edit very large and complex AutoCAD drawings having multiple paper space viewports, dynamic blocks and XREFs. Because of progeCAD's affordable price (less than
$600 AUD) and flexible licensing (stand-alone,
USB mobile and full corporate) thousands of new users worldwide choose progeCAD every month. Download progeCAD Professional full-version trial by clicking the DOWNLOAD button above.
progeCAD 2016 Feature Videos (click image to open)
Expert AutoCAD-like environment, similar commands, native DWG read-write. Create and
edit drawings, advanced hatching, eTrack & eSnap, tables editing, 2D detailing
read dynamic blocks & more.
Included modules for easy-to-use architectural 2D-3D design, 3D Google Earth,
STL 3D Printing, and 3D PDF support. ACIS 3D solids and full rendering commands.
Customizable symbols library and TraceParts access.
Image georeference insert and editing tools, 2D PDF import export and underlay, DWF
and eTransmit, Raster-to-vector tool, unlimited customization using VBA,
SDS and DRX C++, VSTA, AutoLISP etc. Endless possibilities.
Additional progeCAD Resources
progeCAD tutotial "Inside progeCAD" by AutoCAD subject author Ralph Grabowski (2010). FREE.
Download this document in PDF format.
New users please use the download button at top of this page. Below are old versions of progeCAD for EXISTING USERS ONLY.
Only progeCAD Professional 2016 delivers these latest CAD technologies:
1) AutoCAD compatibility. OLDER CAD versions will not always open the newest AutoCAD files.
2) Windows compatibility. OLDER CAD versions may not work correctly on newer versions of Windows.
3) Performance improvements. progeCAD 2016 will read and write DWG faster, take more advantage of graphics acceleration etc.
4) More features. progeCAD 2016 includes functions long awaited in Australia: dynamic cursor, annotative detailing, table support, basic dynamic block support etc.
Note that there may be limited or no support for very old progeCAD versions. Please see the progeCAD LinkedIn product page for links to our latest end-of-life product statements.
Download older versions here →
"How do I move a Single (stand-alone) progeCAD license?"
Stand-alone licenses can be moved PERMANENTLY to another workstation within reasonable limits.
For this, uninstalling progeCAD from one computer and then installing and activating it on another is enough to permanently move the license for normal purposes. If the original computer crashed and progeCAD cannot be uninstalled first, we advise
contacting us with a brief note on what has taken place so that we can check the activation status.
There is no need for a new serial code. The serial code and activation process is the same as before. For licenses that regularly move or get re-assigned to different users in a company, we strongly recommend a
mobile USB or
Network Managed progeCAD license instead.
More resources to come, check back to this page soon...