progeCAD 2017: The AutoCAD Perpetual License Alternative

AutoCAD replacement, "progeCAD", offers updated interface and commands with perpetual license still at a fraction of the cost of AutoCAD.
By: CADDIT CAD Software
SYDNEY - May 20, 2016 - PRLog -- announces the immediate release of both 64-bit and 32-bit versions of progeCAD 2017 Professional CAD software on their website. progeCAD 2016 is a general-purpose 2D/3D DWG/DXF-native CAD suitable for many industries and disciplines including architecture, civil engineering, project and property management, mechanical engineering, kitchen bath and cabinet design and many more. progeCAD has long been regarded as the leading fully-compatible alternative to Autodesk AutoCAD architectural design software. progeCAD does this by offering a similar commands, icons and use of the DWG native file format interface. What does this all mean for companies using AutoCAD? - A robust low-cost alternative with flexible PERPETUAL licenses including single user, USB dongle and company Network licenses - with or WITHOUT subscription.

progeCAD 2017 represents the most exciting release of progeCAD to date, offering one fell swoop of general improvements, including: NATIVE 64-bit version with theoretical memory limit of 16-terabytes for x64 PC architecture, Windows tuning model (8 terabytes "User" and 8 terabytes "Kernel"). This means ability to edit vastly larger DWG drawing files than under the previous 32-bit architecture. progeCAD no longer supports 32-bit as of 2017 release. New RIBBON-BASED INTERFACE option. Users now have the choice between ribbon, toolbar, both or neither. Updated status bar, with icons and new features. Improved memory management and hardware graphics acceleration (OpenGL), again increasing stability and drawing speed. Multi-core support for opening and regenerating files, which provides 1.5 to 3 times performance improvement on multi-core computers (er.. well, we hope that is most of us by now..) Other platform improvements include: Support for "workspaces", .NET API with user drawing interaction support (AutoCAD compatible), vastly improved Microstation DGN format read support, AutoCAD .CUI menu support and many other general platform improvements.

progeCAD 2017 also delivers DOZENS of new commands and variables to be used. At this point these new functions are to include: BCOUNT, XOPEN, XPLODE, POLYSOLID, POINTCLOUDATTACH, SETBYLAYER, PRINTTRANSPARENCY, TABLESTYLE, Layer-walking and many more. Significant changes and improvements have also been made on QSELECT, PURGE, LOFT, CUSTOMIZE, AUTOCOMPLETE and many others.

Users of previous versions of progeCAD, AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT and similar software products are encouraged to download the free progeCAD trial version from, which will run full-feature and obligation free for 30 days from progeCAD includes critical features like AutoCAD-like drawing commands for DWG file reading and writing, PDF printing and conversion back to CAD, iCADlib block library, dynamic block and cursor and fast OpenGL graphics engine. Collectively packaged at a price still under AUD$600 with USB and floating network license options, progeCAD 2016 delivers unprecedented value. These features have all been now tested and upgraded to work with Windows 10.

A completely new 30-day trial of progeCAD 2017 can now be immediately downloaded from Questions can be directed to the website details as usual, .

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