AutoCAD® alternatives

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Why pay over and over again for an expensive AutoCAD® license you’ll never own?

IronCAD

Vastly superior for industrial, mechanical, structural and product design.
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IronCAD® makes AutoCAD® (and Inventor®) look primitive in the MCAD space. Witness the most powerful and flexible 3D modelling, from which your drawings are automatically derived. It’s simply how 3D design software should be.

Typically quoted as being 20 x more productive, IronCAD® gives you unrivaled improvements to your bottom-line. 

Design, test, animate, present, sell, draft and prepare for manufacture, faster and smarter than you’ve ever done before.

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ARES

World’s No.1 DWG CAD alternative. Ideal equivalent for AutoCAD trained users.
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ARES® boasts 100% Open DWG file compatibility to share AutoCAD® drawings in an interface AutoCAD® users instantly find familiar.

ARES® technology has the largest user base next to AutoCAD® and is the most popular alternative.

Windows®, Mac®, Linux® desktop; Android®, Apple® IOS® mobile devices; and via Web in the cloud. It calls this the ‘Trilogy of CAD®‘.

BIM extraction so you can work with others in the BIM space.

You can get almost 5 ARES licenses for cost of just 1 AutoCAD (calculated over 3 years)

RealCAD

The alternative for non AutoCAD trained users. Easier, different and efficient.
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RealCAD® lets you open and edit .DWG and .DXF files as well as native .CAD files. It is feature-rich with simplified methods of operation and a modern, streamlined interface that clearly set it apart. 

RealCAD’s primary advantage is that it is easier to learn and use for those not already engrained in traditional AutoCAD® commands and methods.

RealCAD® is the best choice for users needing the highest quality professional 2D drafting output in less time for less money.

RealCAD® is available for Mac® and Windows®.

ARCHLine.xp

Simply better, faster and way more powerful for all architectural design.
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ARCHLine.XP is the ultimate tool for Architects and building designers, Interior designers, shop fit-out, kitchen & bathroom designers and cabinet makers. ARCHLine.XP combines the key elements of Revit®, ArchiCAD®, SketchUp® and AutoCAD® into a single comprehensive well priced product.

AutoCAD® users find ARCHLine.XP® easy to adopt and very enjoyable to use.

Productivity over AutoCAD® in this space is huge, making the idea of staying with an old style CAD program difficult to justify.