RealCAD

design better, faster, smarter®

design better, faster, smarter™

RealCAD® is exceptional CAD software – The perfect choice for designers and drafters looking for performance-driven CAD for Windows or Mac.

“No CAD software with this much depth is as fast to learn or as easy to master, I know because I have to support them all.” Dani Ramiro, CAD International

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Decades of development based on user feedback has resulted in the most refined, feature rich RealCAD to date. Thousands of professionals rely on RealCAD® technology every day, not just to make a living but to stay ahead of the competition.

Those that do the research choose RealCAD for highly productive, easy to master drafting.

When you choose to deploy RealCAD in your business you’re selecting the most popular drafting product in our entire CAD stable. Make the move to software that lets you design better, faster and funner®.

Application developers choose RealCAD as their development platform. Products like LANDWorksCAD, ArborCAD, Rack-n-Pack, RealCAM, FallSafeCAD, all use RealCAD. It provides their clients with the best user experience and makes their applications look good too.

Get Good Fast

Easy step-by-step online training will have you up and running in just a few hours – You won’t be an expert straight away but you’ll be well on your way.

” …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

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RealCAD’s online training teaches you everything you need to know to start being productive, from absolute beginners’ fundamentals to the tips and tricks of a seasoned guru – You can do the training in your own time and at your own pace too.

Students of the course anywhere in the world get direct access to support from real people that make up the RealCAD support team.

Real .CAD advantage

100% .CAD file compatibility. Only genuine RealCAD® software can assure you of this. Safely open, edit and save all .CAD files or convert to .DWG as required.

” My old software could only use DWG files. Being able to work natively in .CAD and exchange in .DWG when I need to is great,” B. Randall (CAD Manager)

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Collaborate with associates using  other design software – RealCAD® supports .CAD, .DWG, .DXF, .SKP, Raster/Image files and of course output to PDF. Share your designs with anyone.

Give your clients and associates the free CAD viewer, available for both Mac and Windows then when you send them your file they’ll see exactly what you see with no loss of data. They can measure, markup and print too.

Feature Rich Simplicity

With half the number of commands and 40% less clicks* to achieve even greater results, enjoy the cleanest and most rewarding CAD interface yet.

” Nice. “, J. Bavistock (Clements, UK)

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Keeping things simple is one thing, but making it powerful and efficient is quite a challenge – RealCAD achieves both like no other CAD software.

A clean, modern interface, a guiding prompt, a reactive cursor without excessive indicators, minimal buttons and many actions that don’t require a command to be chosen all add up to RealCAD’s unique productivity leading approach.

CAD accurate digital art

RealCAD combines traditional vector-based CAD with digital artistry. Your drawings can be as illustrative or as technical as you desire.

“I love that my drawings can be brought to life.” Heinze B, ShopFitters

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In addition to all the standard tools of professional CAD, RealCAD gives you superior abillities when it comes to making your drawings stand out. Fill areas with texture, color, transparency, imagery, use line weights, styles, backdrops, whiteout and more to transform simple line drawings into designs with greater clarity and visual appeal.

V8 Sets a New Standard

RealCAD® is always being enhanced to embrace new technologies and improve productivity for its users. The latest v8 is no exception with a range of new enhancements that build upon its long standing pedigree. v8 is the most effective version yet with speed and feature improvements existing users will love and new buyers will relish in.

“We don’t always choose to upgrade but this year v8 has really compelling enhancements we’re already making use of. Well done guys”

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Decades of development based on user feedback has resulted in the most refined, feature rich RealCAD to date. Thousands of professionals rely on RealCAD® technology every day, not just to make a living but to stay ahead of the competition.

Those that do the research choose RealCAD for highly productive, easy to master drafting.

When you choose to deploy RealCAD in your business you’re selecting the most popular drafting product in our entire CAD stable. Make the move to software that lets you design better, faster and funner®.

Application developers choose RealCAD as their development platform. Products like LANDWorksCAD, ArborCAD, Rack-n-Pack, RealCAM, FallSafeCAD, all use RealCAD. It provides their clients with the best user experience and makes their applications look good too.

RealCAD Training and Support

Self-Paced Learning

Enroll in the online self-paced certificate courses go step by step from absolute beginner to competent user, and get the full support of our team. Do it in a weekend or pace yourself over several weeks, the choice is all yours.

One-on-One Sessions

Let us personally guide you with one-on-one training. Our team will remotely access your screen and walk you through every step. They may even record your sessions so you can refer to them later. Get productive in just a few hours.

Ongoing Support

Because you have the easiest to use CAD software, it doesn't mean you want to do it all alone. Get full support every year, for whenever you may need it.

A few features we think you’ll love…

Sketch and Stretch™

Easily adjust anything in your drawing. Associated elements will update automatically saving hours of rework.

Good Measure

Instant, accurate measurement tools assist in costing and calculating job requirements with confidence. Areas, lengths, angles and quantities straight off the drawing, even around complex hard to estimate shapes.

Copy That

With multiple ways to copy. From click and drag, cut and paste, following along a path, circular and linear arrays to mirroring, rotation and scale. Never draw the same thing twice again.

Cloning

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.

TrueLine™

See line weights whilst you work just as they will print or toggle all to fine lines to see more detail.

Smart Select™

Within the most complex drawings RealCAD lets you locate items by Layer, Type, Name, Style, Weight and Colour or by matching one you’ve already chosen. Selecting what you want to edit has never been easier.

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.

Geometry Tracker

Step back through all the geometry changes of your design, even if your in the middle of drawing a line without stepping back through your views. By tracking only the geometry you’re spared losing your place and wasting time. If you want to step back though your views you can do this too. It’s your choice.

The Prompt

An easy to follow prompt steps you through each stage of the command. Just follow the Prompt and you can’t go wrong. This is particularly good for new or intermittent users.

Frequently Asked Questions

RealCAD System Requirements

Windows
Windows 10, 8 or 7 (64bit)
Intel i7 or higher
16GB RAM or greater
1GB Hard Drive (SSD preferred)
Mouse with scroll wheel
NVIDIA graphics card with 2GB (4GB or more recommended) supporting OpenGL
1920 x 1080 screen resolution or higher recommended
4k screens are supported
Mac
Mac OSX Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra
Intel i7 or higher (M1 chip not supported)
16GB RAM or greater
1GB Hard Drive (SSD preferred)
Standard 2-button mouse with scroll wheel (Magic Mouse not supported)
NVIDIA graphics card with 2GB (4GB or more recommended) supporting OpenGL
1920 x 1080 screen resolution or higher recommended
4k screens are supported

Looking for a new computer? To be certain you are getting the right machine, you can purchase our CAD-tuned laptops directly from us.

What license options are available?

Choose from a lifetime license that will continue to run for as long as your PC and operating system will support it, or a timed license that you can rent.
There is no compulsory ongoing subscription and you don’t have to be connected to the internet to use the software.

Do you offer payment plans or rental?

Yes, you can choose to buy outright, pay on a plan over time or simply rent the software as required (minimum rental periods apply).

Can I use RealCAD on a Mac?

Absolutely, Both MAC OS/X and Windows are fully supported natively so you don't have to install any special software or run virtual machines or Bootcamp or Parallels. It operates and looks the same in both environments too.
You can also swap CAD files from one machine to another so you can have both Mac and Windows in the same office.

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

Is RealCAD good for machinery design?

If the designs are primarily 2D then RealCAD is the best choice. For more complex 3D work choose IronCAD.

Can I use it for landscape design?

Yes, however LANDWorksCAD is a special version of RealCAD that will do a much better job even faster. It has special tools and libraries to make landscape a breeze.

Is RealCAD for architectural design?

If you are producing or editing 2D drawings then RealCAD is perfect. If you require a program built specifically for architecture and interior design then choose ARCHLine.XP

How do I upgrade to the latest version?

When a new version is released, you can  upgrade your license by simply buying the upgrade. These are about 1/4 the price of a new license. Or you can get upgrades included with your support package offered to all users around December each year.

Buy RealCAD Pro

Buy Outright

Own a perpetual license of RealCAD

EOFY Special

for purchases until June 30th

$2,495 $1,495

save $1,000

One single payment

Outright Purchase – How It Works

Make a single payment and get a perpetual license of the current version (v8).

Payment Plan

Own a perpetual license of RealCAD

$249 / month for 12 months

Per month for 12 consecutive months

Payment Plan – How It Works

Get a monthly license of the current (v8) version today, then we’ll swap it for a perpetual (v8) license after your final payment.

Rental

Rent a RealCAD license

$179 / month

Per month

Rental – How It Works

Get a timed license that we renew each period until you cancel.

Starter Pack

New ‘try before you buy’ option

$595 $195

One single payment

Starter Pack – How It Works

Get a 30 day license with unlimited assistance plus two free personal training sessions from our friendly team, and get 100% of your money back as a discount if you purchase your permanent license within the 30 day period.

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