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ProgeCAD India by Jytra

  • progeCAD, is an AutoCAD® compatible 2D/3D CAD application that works with AutoCAD® DWG files from AutoCAD® 2.5 through AutoCAD® 2017! The best solution for AEC, MCAD and all generic CAD usages.
     
  • progeCAD's original format DWG ensures a complete compatibility with AutoCAD® WITHOUT ANY FILE CONVERSION and without loosing any critical information. progeCAD lets you export drawing files both in DWG and DXF drawing file format.

  • progeCAD supports an interface complete with "AutoCAD® - Like" Classic icon and Ribbon menus and "AutoCAD® - Like" commands.

  • progeCAD Professional is general-purpose 2D and 3D design software useful for CAD field & concept sketch. It offers very high compatibility with AutoCAD® and Direct Modeling in native .dwg. progeCAD is so much more than an alternative! progeCAD offers more CAD functions than AutoCAD® LT at a fractional price to AutoCAD®, ArchiCAD® or Microstation®.
    New licenses include 1 month free support.
     
  • New amazing features:
    Ribbon Interface, 64 Bit, MultiCore support, new editing commands, improved features, progeCAD Cloud and more...

  • Download the FULL VERSION for FREE for a non-obligation, fully-functional thirty-day trial.

High compatibility with AutoCAD® 

progeCAD's original format is DWG. This ensures unrivaled compatibility with AutoCAD® without any need for file conversion or any danger of information loss (support for DWG up to 2017).
progeCAD lets you export drawing files to any previous AutoCAD versions, both in DWG and DXF file formats.

Fully compatible with Windows® 8.1 and Windows 10
progeCAD runs on Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1 and Windows® 10.

Ribbon and Classic GUI

progeCAD supports both common Menu interfaces: the Classic one based on the standard toolbar and the new up-to-date Ribbon-based menu as of Microsoft Office® or AutoCAD®
Ribbons use tabs to expose different sets of controls, eliminating the need for many parallel toolbars. Customizable through CUI Files.
Users accustomed to the classic Drop-Down menu and Toolbars can still stick to their preferred style.
 

64 Bit and Multicore support

Native true 64-bit and multi-core support with improved memory management.  Handling of large drawing files gets much more efficient on 64-bit machines, while performance when opening or regenerating progeCAD drawing files has been  enhanced by  1.5 – 3 times on multi-core computers.
 

progeCAD Cloud

Cloud services will reshape the consumer digital lifestyle experience, with progeCAD save and open drawings on Cloud! progeCAD Cloud makes it easy for you to reach any of your drawings wherever you are. What is more, it is an optimal way of sharing drawings with your team and customers. progeCAD Cloud supports the major cloud services for file sharing and syncing like DropBox, Google Drive and Microsoft One Drive.
How it works ? Click here

 

Dynamic Input 

Dynamic Input is an alternative way of entering commands  through  a command line interface at your Crosshair. You can input data like the length of a line or the radius of a circle with dynamic visualization of changes relative to mouse movements. When dynamic input is turned on, a tooltip displays dynamically updated information next to the cursor. When a command is in progress, you can specify options and values in the tooltip text box. You can also configure dynamic input to meet your personal or company standards. The feature is to further boost your productivity by making drafting and editing processes way more efficient.
 

EasyArch 3D - The Architectural 2D/3D plugin

The automated building tool for architects designed to increase productivity in house and interior design and remodelling.


EasyArch allows to:

  • Create walls
  • Edit walls (delete, rotate, MOVE, copy, make/cap holes etc.)
  • Insert, copy, move, edit doors and windows automatically
  • Manage layers (quick turning on/off, freeze/unfreeze, isolate etc.)
  • Manage and insert parametric blocks from the additional menu
  • Create stairs
  • Create roofs
  • Create and edit tables of elements, rooms, spaces
  • Assisted dimensioning

Metric and Imperial support

 

PDF, PDF/A and JPG format Printing/Export

The PDF format is extremely convenient for the publication of your documents, which can then be read with ADOBE ACROBAT READER.
Acrobat Reader is a free product; many PCs have it already installed, alternatively it can be downloaded from the Internet.
However, in order to produce PDF files, a specific product such as ADOBE ACROBAT is usually needed and this can cost up to a few hundred Euro.
progeCAD Professional automatically adds a virtual printer which can produce PDF files having no need of ADOBE ACROBAT.
The PDF file parameters can be easily configured.

progeCAD can create PDF files compliant with the PDF/A ISO19005 Standard. The PDF/A file format is often a requisite for official institutions and public administrations. The PDF/A file format is an ISO-standardized version of the Portable Document Format (PDF) specialized for the digital preservation of electronic documents. PDF/A differs from PDF by prohibiting features ill-suited to long-term archiving, such as font linking (as opposed to font embedding).

progeCAD also print drawings as Jpeg.

PDF Import (PDF2DWG)

progeCAD helps you convert your PDF files to editable DWG files quickly and easily.
Generates and optimizes vector entities like lines, polylines, splines, hatches, circles, arcs and text strings. 
Intelligent TrueType texts and line width recognition. Retains colors in the DWG/DXF file.
Compatible with Layered PDF, preserves the same Layers schema existing in the PDF when converting PDF to DWG
The PDF to CAD feature allows to save time by easily transferring projects, drawings, parts of existing in vectorial PDFs catalogues and manuals to CAD drawings to use them as native DWG files.

Supports all versions of Adobe PDF file

 

DWF/DWFx Import/conversion (DWF2DWG)

One click conversion DWF to DWG,DXF,DAE,3DS,DGN - Convert DWF to AutoCAD®, 3D 3DStudio®, SketchUP®, Microstation®

progeCAD convert DWF,DWFx files to different drawings file formats. Usable and editable quickly and easily.

The DWF2CAD feature allows to save time by easily transferring projects, drawings, parts of existing as DWF to CAD drawings to use them as native files.

Convert DWF in 3 steps:
1) Install progeCAD 30-day Trial
2) Open DWF,DWFx files into progeCAD
3) Save as DWG/DXF or Export to DAE,3DS,DGN from the Export menu

Gradient Hatch support

Gradients can be displayed and created through a user friendly interface. Improved Hatch Form.
 

Publish (Batch Plot)

Layouts taken from one or more drawings can be printed or exported to PDF or DWF using the print settings of individual layouts.

Speed up the print process when necessary to print or export several different drawings or drawings with several different layouts. 

 

Plotter Configuration and PC3 support

Improved printer management with printer control better integrated with progeCAD, paper orientation control, Layouts configurations stored in the drawing.

Starting from progeCAD 2013, configurations for Windows system printers are stored in plotter configuration files (.PC3 files). Unlike in AutoCAD®, PC3 plotter configuration files in progeCAD apply to Windows system printers only.

In a plotter configuration file, you override one or more settings of the Windows system printer installed on your system. You can configure progeCAD for many plotting/printing devices and keep multiple configurations for each single device.

Each plotter configuration file contains information such as:

  •     The device driver and model
  •     The output port to which the device is connected
  •     Various device-specific settings.

Print to DWF/DWFx files
Export drawings to the standard DWF and DWFx formats using PC3 printers
 

iCADLib module and Libraries

The advanced iCADLib module for for blocks management ensures the best organization and management of your Symbol Libraries.
More than 22.000 ready-to-use 2D/3D Blocks: Construction, Architectural, ANSI-ISO and DIN-ISO Mechanics, ANSI and IEC Electrical, Electronic, Steel Profiles, Furniture, Kitchen.
 

Traceparts and Cadenas for progeCAD

iCADLib integrates Traceparts web portal and progeCAD's Cadenas web portal for easy guided usage of more than 100 million of blocks.
Directly guided block insertion from the web into your drawings just in a snap.

TraceParts and Cadenas are leading digital engineering 3D content companies offering cutting-edge business solutions through powerful web based products and services.

The Traceparts web portal and progeCAD's Cadenas web portal are freely available to progeCAD users worldwide with hundreds of supplier catalogs and 100 million CAD models and product datasheets suitable for design, purchasing, manufacturing or maintenance processes.

 

Tables

Tables viewing and editing, even those of AutoCAD®. The table is the best and most widely used way of reporting data in a drawing, in the production of parts lists, bills of materials and so on. Not only can you open DWG files containing tables, but also create new tables directly in the drawing sheet or import (otherwise copy and paste) tables from Excel, Open Office or Libre Office. The table can also be generated automatically from the attributes of the blocks inserted in the drawing.
Tables Style supported.

Image georeferencing
Georeferencing is the process of scaling, rotating, translating and deskewing the image to match a particular size and position. Special for GIS!

ECW support
ECW is an open standard wavelet compression image format developed by Earth Resource Mapping.
The file format is optimized for aerial and satellite imagery, and efficiently compresses very large images with fine, alternating contrast. This is a lossy compression format.

MrSID support
Multiresolution Seamless Image. It is a file format (filename extension .sid) developed and patented by LizardTech for encoding of georeferenced raster graphics, such as orthophotos.
The MrSID (.sid) format is supported in major GIS applications such as Autodesk, Bentley Systems, CARIS, ENVI, ERDAS, ESRI, Intergraph, MapInfo, and QGIS.

Jpeg 2000 support
Jpeg 2000 is a wavelet-based image compression standard.
It was created by the Joint Photographic Experts Group committee in the year 2000 with the intention of superseding their original discrete cosine transform-based JPEG standard.

3D PDF Export

Create ADOBE PDF standard with your dynamic 3D content inside.
PDF3D allows to communicate to all the globe and share your data with anyone in an easy  and innovative way.

Smart collaboration with your draftsmen and designers as well as users who do not deal with CAD software.

3D PDF can be visualized with the free Adobe Reader software

Adobe_Reader.jpgDownload a 3D PDF Sample... 
To see the 3D content,  open the file  with Adobe Reader

 

 

PDF, DWF and DGN Underlay
PDF, DWF and DGN files can be attached as an underlay to a drawing file and used as background for your drawings. CAD entities can be created over the Underlays.
Much like raster image files and external references (Xrefs) an underlay is not part of the drawing, but is linked to it.

Raster
Insert and manipulate Raster images with only one click of the mouse!
With the powerful raster editing and raster-to-vector conversion tools, progeCAD helps you to easily clean up, edit, enhance, and maintain scanned drawings and plans.
Use a wide range of image data, embed images, insert and export images and use a polygonal mask boundary to display image subsets.
Image transformation functionality and georeferenced image display.

Raster to vector
progeCAD Professional includes WinTopo, the raster to vector tool, which main functions are:

  • Loads BMP Bitmap images (raster)
  • Refines bitmap lines and detects the edges
  • Creates monochromatic vectors from refined lines
  • Views vectors on top of the bitmap
  • Load vectors to progeCAD, IntelliCAD, AutoCAD

ACIS solids

Main functions: reads and writes 3D solid objects with ACIS libraries (the same as AutoCAD®).
ACIS solids are available thanks to an agreement signed with Spatial, the supplier of technology for solid modelling to the most important CAD software in the world.
progeCAD Professional has implemented a complete management of ACIS solids, which can now be viewed, printed, created and edited.
Any exchange of projects with CAD, which include ACIS Solids (such as AutoCAD® 2000, 2009), is therefore much easier!
Creation of complex three-dimensional shapes using solid models becomes a way simpler procedure.

Dynamic UCS 

The previous progeCAD versions constrained the drafter to constantly change the XY plane to work on a particular face or plane of an object when working with 3D models. You had to specify a new user coordinate system every time you changed views. The new dynamic UCS feature automatically creates a temporary XY plane to draw on. The dynamic UCS feature dramatically speeds up drawing in 3D environment.
 

MultiLINE
The multiline command allows the drawing of multiple parallel lines with a single command. Not only does this feature allow you to create simultaneous, perfectly parallel lines, but these lines are also treated as one entity allowing easier editing.
The Multiline support greatly speeds up and simplifies drawing and improves the AutoCAD® compatibility.
Multilnes Styles supported. 

Spiline Editing
You can delete fit points of a spline, add fit points for greater accuracy, or move fit points to alter the shape of a spline. You can open or close a spline and edit the spline start and end tangents. Spline direction is reversible. You can also change the tolerance of the spline. Tolerance refers to how closely the spline fits the set of fit points you specify. The lower the tolerance, the more closely the spline fits the points.
You can refine a spline by increasing the number of control points in one portion of the spline or by changing the weight of specific control points. Increasing the weight of a control point pulls the spline more towards that point. You can also refine a spline by changing its order. The spline order is the degree of the spline polynomial + 1. A cubic spline, for example, has order 4. The higher the spline order, the more control points it has.

Multigrip Editing
Modify, move, rotate, scale, stretch or mirror using multiple Grips

Advanced Solid Grips
By dragging grips you can change the shape and size of primitive solids. For example, the change of the height of a cone will maintain the overall cone shape and automatically update the base radius. The Solid Grips feature is introduced  to enrich 3D editing operations.
 

Snap Extension
Snap to some point along the imaginary extension of a line, arc or a polyline segment

AEC objects visualization
Graphical entities created with Architectural Desktop are visualized inside a DWG drawing file

DGN Import
Import drawing files from Microstation®

Collada Import
Import Collada (.dae) drawings

STL and Collada (DAE) Export

COLLADA is a COLLAborative Design Activity for establishing an interchange file format for interactive 3D applications.
Collada is supported by several 3D software like SketchUp®, SAP Visual Enterprise Author, 3DS Max etc.
For a comprehensive list of supportig software see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COLLADA

STL (STereoLithography) is a file format native to the stereolithography CAD software. STL is also known as Standard Tessellation Language
This file format is supported by many other software packages; it is widely used for rapid prototyping (3D printers) and computer-aided manufacturing.

3D photorealistic render

This is an ideal product for architects and for all those designers who need to view their own drawings in a photorealistically visualization.

progeCAD Professional includes the advanced Rendering function, based on the ray-tracing algorithm, and has the following characteristics:

  • photorealistic rendering with light and shade, reflection and transparency effects
  • Materials like wood with grain, stone, plastic, metal, bricks can be personalised, different shades
  • The finishing can be personalised with effects of reflection or transparency
  • Complete control over illumination thanks to multiple light points
  • Exporting of images in JPEG, TIFF, TGA, PNG and BMP formats
  • Library of pre-set materials
  • Smooth shadows
  • Sun position control
  • Save images with custom resolution
  • Improved performances
Video
 
 
 

Render export tool

The export tool for Lightwave 3D (.lwo), 3DStudio (.3ds), Kerkythea (.3ds), Pov-Ray (.pov)
makes progeCAD a friendly companion to export drawings to advanced rendering engines.

Layer manager (new improved)

Save different layer states (on, off, thawed, freeze etc.) for different editing, visualization or printing requirements and restore them in a click.

Express tools

Express tools is a library of more than 30 highly efficient tools designed to help you boost your progeCAD productivity. Easy-to-use, integrated into menus and toolbars, and cover a wide range of progeCAD functions, including layer management, drawing, object selection, object modification and extended data.

Quick dimension
Create and modify quickly a large number of dimensions at a time.

Dimension Style Manager
Creates new styles, sets the current style, modifies styles, sets overrides on the current style, and compares styles

Google Earth add-on

Import Google EarthTM images to progeCAD

Insert Georeferenced Images

Export CAD objects to Google EarthTM and publish your projects!
 

Polygonal layout viewports

Create a nonrectangular layout viewport or convert a closed object, polyline, circle etc. into a viewport.
 

Wipeout entities

The tool is very useful to hide undesired or unnecessary parts of a drawing, especially with Xref and viewports visualization.

Refedit (block in-place editing)

You can edit blocks without leaving the host drawing. Changes are saved back to the originally inserted drawing.

Find & replace

Automatically finds (or replaces) a string into a dwg drawing, supported in Texts, Attributes, Hyperlinks, Dimensions.
 

Loft Command
The loft command is similar to the extrude command, but much more versatile. Instead of extruding a single shape, the loft command allows you to extrude several shapes and make one continuous object.

FlatShot
Creates a 2D representation of a 3D solid object based on the current view of the solid object. An entire drawing can be flattened with an single operation.

Helix Command
Draws a 3D Polyline in the form of a helix

DWF import & export
progeCAD Professional reads and writes standard DWF files. DWF 3D Export supported.

DWF View
progeCAD Professional visualizes DWF files.

Recovery manager
An easy drawing recovery through the graphic interface in case of crashes.

Realtime pan & zoom
The exclusive PPAN Technology* provides pan and zoom in realtime allowing easy management of large drawings, also with big hatches and TrueType fonts.

Polar tracking (Polar snap)
It helps to draw objects at specific angles or in specific relationship to other objects. When polar tracking is turned on, temporary alignment paths help you create objects at precise angles.

Eattedit
Advanced attribute editing, the AutoCAD® like feature.

Etrack - Otrack®
Used to avoid the necessity of drawing construction lines in order to locate points.

Xref manager

progeCAD manages insertion of external references into the drawing, that means that other drawings are dynamically inserted in the main drawing Modifying a secondary drawing, the corresponding drawing inserted in the original one will also be modified.
The Xref manager is an integrated mask (similar to the one available in AutoCAD®) which allows management of external references insertion easily and visually.
 
 

Layout

Multiple layouts management through layout tabs. Supports multiple print tables configuration. Compatible with AutoCAD® layouts.
 

eTransmit

Utility for gathering, compacting and transmitting DWG files. External references (xref) , fonts, shape files, images and other supporting documents are included in the eTransmit pack, improving drawings interchange.
 

Flexibility and personalization

Like AutoCAD®, progeCAD has a bar for typing commands and a series of icons arranged around the drawing area which facilitate and speed up the use of various functions.

There are obviously pull-down menus which, like command aliases and tool bars, can be personalized.
Likewise the management of layout and blocks is compatible with AutoCAD®. Layouts and blocks can be managed and inserted with the help of the same commands as in AutoCAD®.

Development (AutoLISP, IRX, SDS, VBA, .NET)

The user can choose between different programming languages in order to personalize ProgeCAD (C#, VB.NET, VB, Delphi, Lisp, C++ etc.).
As well as LISP, IRX C++ similar to AutoCAD® ARX, SDS C++ compatible with AutoCAD® ADS, Microsoft's Visual Basic for Application (VBA),  COM automation support, .NET support