simply better, faster, smarter®


World’s most popular .CAD software

World leader

Available for both Mac and Windows, RealCAD® is the culmination of decades of software development to become the most refined .CAD drafting software ever. 

Join thousands of professionals that rely on RealCAD® technology in their business to produce accurate, high fidelity technical CAD documents every day.

Use RealCAD to practically design and draft anything.

Feature Rich Simplicity

RealCAD has a uniquely clean interface and simplified process of drawing with more screen space for design and less distraction from unnecessary menus and inputs.

Every click has purpose and every process is more logical than traditional CAD software, making RealCAD easier to learn and faster to use.



A New Standard

The click-rate for editing processes that were already class leading have been more than halved in this latest version! Use fewer clicks to do twice the work in half the time.

The most effective version yet, with speed and feature improvements driven by user feedback.

Real dot CAD advantage

Only genuine RealCAD® software lets you safely open, edit and save all real .CAD files.

The free viewer allows associates to open, view, measure, markup and print the files you send them with no loss of image quality or data.

Collaborate with those not using RealCAD via .DWG, .DXF, .SKP, Image files, PDF and more.

Share your designs with anyone.

Start Now

Learn everything you need to know to begin being productive now.

Be guided step by step from basic fundamentals to the tips and tricks of a pro – all in your own time and at your own pace from anywhere in the world with RealCAD’s certificate online training course.

Get supported by real people that make up the RealCAD support team too.

Ready to get started? Try RealCAD Free Today!

Some more unique features we

think you’ll love

Sketch and Stretch

Sketch your design to approximate locations and later stretch accurately to the desired positions. Everything associated will update automatically, saving hours of rework time.

Magic Eraser

Powerful editing of lines is made possible by the proprietary Magic Eraser™ function. Just press Alt + drag your cursor to trim and delete.


Set your current drawing properties or change the properties of selected items to those of another entity in the drawing without interrupting your design flow.

Good Measure

Accurate measurement tools let you calculate job requirements with confidence. Areas, lengths, angles and quantities straight from the drawing, even from complex difficult to estimate shapes.


Incredibly versatile methods of selecting elements in your drawing let you instantly select items of the same layer, colour, style, weight, name, type, or any combination of these. Make sweeping changes to a drawing in just a few clicks.


True Scale

Draw everything at its true measured size. The drawings you print are automatically scaled to your desired scale, and multiple different scales can be handled in the one drawing without you needing to do any redrawing or resizing.

Geometry Tracker

Step back through all the changes of your design, without stepping back through your zooming. By tracking only the geometry you’re spared losing your place and wasting time. If you want to step back though your zoom levels you can do this too.

File Sharing

Exchange drawings with your associates in common file formats such as native .CAD, .DXF or .DWG and if they don’t have CAD you can export to PDF or give them a free viewer to open, mark-up and print your drawings.

Copy That

Multiple ways to move, copy and translate selected elements cuts out constant manual duplications. Click and drag, cut and paste, Copy along, array, mirror, rotate and scale. Never draw the same thing twice.


RealCAD System Requirements


Windows 11, 10, 8 or 7 (64bit)
Intel i7 or i9 CPU
Minimum 16GB RAM -Recommended 32GB or more
Minimum 1GB Hard Drive (SSD preferred)
Mouse with scroll wheel
NVIDIA graphics card 4GB or more, supporting OpenGL

Mac OSX Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra or later
Minimum Intel i7, M1 Pro, M1 Max, M1 Ultra, M2 Pro, M2 Max M2 Ultra CPU’s
Minimum 16GB RAM -Recommended 32GB or more
Minimum 1GB Hard Drive (SSD preferred)
Mouse with scroll wheel (Apple Magic Mouse not supported)
Note: Whilst CAD will run on Mac, performance of CAD software is not equal to that of an equivalent PC with a recommended NVIDIA GPU.

Looking for a CAD Capable computer? Explore our CAD laptops

Can I use RealCAD on a Mac?

Both MAC OS/X and Windows are fully supported and look the same in both environments. Just remember though that Windows PC’s with the correct graphics card are regarded as the prefered option for operating CAD software. Entry Level Macs such as the Mac Book Air are definitely not suitable for the demands of CAD software. Be sure to check the System Requirements section above.

Is there a free viewer?

Yes. RealCAD’s free viewer lets you view, measure, markup and print CAD files.
Give the free viewer to your clients and associates so they will be sure to see just what you see. No loss of data.
Available for Mac and Windows

What is the difference between Subscription and Perpetual license?

Click here to see the difference between a perpetual license and a subscription: Perpetual vs. Subscription Licensing Explained – CAD International

What do I get with support subscription?

Basic and Premium Support  is available for all the software we sell. You get our expert help to assist you with both technical and user issues. We provide screen to screen assistance as well as videos that show you how to resolve your problem or complete a task. It's a bit like having a guru at the end of the phone or email to help you reach your goals. Premium Support also includes upgrades.

How do upgrades work?

When you purchase your license you will be given the latest version. You can choose to upgrade to newer versions as they are released (approximately once per year). The cost to upgrade from one version to another is about 1/3 the price of a new permanent license. If you are on Premium Support then your upgrades are included free.

What Others Are Saying

“RealCAD looks simple and is easy but it actually has more depth than any other CAD I have to teach and support. It is easily my favorite 2D software.”
Dani Ramiro CAD International, Support

“I used traditional CAD before this but found it very cumbersome. Your software has been much easier. The course was great.” 
Heinze B, ShopFitters

“We don’t always upgrade but this year v8 has really compelling enhancements that we’re already making use of. Well done.”
Kath Temple Teacher, TAFE NSW, Aust.

” …just completed the training and really enjoyed it. I’m sure I’ll discover new ways to expand my experience every time I use it.” Rory Manning

” Being able to share our drawings with the free viewer is the best move you’ve made. Makes my life much easier”
B. Randall (CAD Manager)

“I feel proud that I can bring drawings to life and craft visuals that inspire people to take action, to protect or conserve or  enhance nature in public spaces.”
Stephanie Braconnier Future Landscapes

Buy RealCAD

World’s most popular .CAD based drafting software.

Starter Pack

Try before you buy


Starter Pack – How It Works

Get a 30 day unrestricted license + support from our friendly team, (Limit one Starter Pack per client)

Subscription License

Renews each year until you cancel – Includes upgrades

$1,196 / year


$119 / month

Perpetual License

Yours to keep forever – Buy upgrades as desired.



$199 / month for 12 months

Australian buyers add 10% GST

Learn Fast – Learn Easy

Training Course

Enroll in the certificate course and get the full support of our team.

Learn more >>

One-on-One Training

Learn RealCAD with our support team, let them guide you every step of the way

Learn more >>


Try RealCAD for Free

Choose your RealCAD version (Windows or Mac) and submit the form

    I am OK to be contacted by the CAD Team.
    I am an interested potential customer.I am somewhat interested.I am just exploring.