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BricsCAD is the leading AutoCAD-style alternative. Ideal for AutoCAD trained users who want more for less.

BricsCAD boasts 100% Open DWG file compatibility to seamlessly share AutoCAD drawings in an interface AutoCAD users instantly find familiar.

With the same command structure and 1,100+ of the same apps for AutoCAD now available for BricsCAD, who wouldn’t consider switching to a more affordable DWG based CAD software with some special improvements of its own?

BricsCAD is the perfect alternative for AutoCAD trained users looking to maintain the same level of functionality and efficiency at a more realistic price. Offices with AutoCAD already installed can make the switch easily and with complete confidence that they will be equally productive fast.


RealCAD is the ideal alternative when superior, more efficient drafting and ease of use is desired.

RealCAD is feature-rich with simplified methods of operation and a unique, streamlined interface that clearly set it apart.

Open and edit AutoCAD files as well as native .CAD files – Make working with your peers not only possible but easy. Provide your clients with the free .CAD viewer or simply create lossless vector based PDF’s.

Quicker to learn, faster to use and easier to recall, RealCAD is the best choice for new CAD users needing the highest quality professional drafting output in less time and less cost.

RealCAD is also available (and looks the same) on both Mac and Windows operating systems.


IronCAD is measurably superior for MCAD productivity. Perfect for industrial, mechanical and product design.

IronCAD pales AutoCAD into insignificance with the most powerful and flexible 3D from which your drawings are automatically derived. It’s simply how design software should be.

Typically quoted as being 20 x more productive, IronCAD gives you unrivaled improvements to your bottom-line. Surpasses other alternatives such as Inventor and SolidWorks at almost every level too.

Design, test, animate, present, sell, draft and prepare for manufacture, faster and smarter than you’ve ever done before. Those that do the research choose IronCAD.


ArchLine.XP is measurably superior for Architecture, building design, interior design, cabinetry and fit-out work.

ArchLine.XP is the ultimate tool for Architects and building designers, Interior design and fit-out, furniture, kitchen and cabinet makers with full BIM functionality. ArchLine.XP combines the best of Revit, ArchiCAD, SketchUp and AutoCAD in one comprehensive program.

AutoCAD users find ARCHLine.XP easy to adapt to and far more enjoyable.

Productivity over AutoCAD is extreme, making the idea of staying with the old paradigm rather archaic and difficult to justify. It’s the reason programs like Revit, ArchiCAD and ARCHLineXP exist at all!

Payment choices

Why pay over and over again for an AutoCAD license you’ll never own? The alternatives offer the choice of a single payment for a perpetual (no time limit) license, payment plans or rental – That’s real flexibility to suit your needs.

There’s really no excuse. Get ready for something better.


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