progeCAD 2018 Professional

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progeCAD 2018 Professional  
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progeCAD 2018:
enjoy the new Render Artisan, SHAPE Import, Perspective image correction.

progeCAD 2018 Professional: a stable, complete and easy-to-use DWG CAD at a fair price.

  • progeCAD, is an AutoCAD® compatible 2D/3D CAD application that works with AutoCAD® DWG files from AutoCAD® 2.5 through AutoCAD® 2018! The best solution for AEC, MCAD and all generic CAD usages.
     
  • progeCAD's original format DWG ensures complete compatibility with AutoCAD® WITHOUT ANY FILE CONVERSION and without loosing any critical information. progeCAD lets you export drawing files both in DWG and DXF drawing file formats.

  • progeCAD offers the interface complete with the "AutoCAD® - Like" Classic icon and Ribbon menus and "AutoCAD® - Like" commands.

  • progeCAD Professional is general-purpose 2D and 3D design software useful for CAD field & concept sketch. It offers very high compatibility with AutoCAD® and Direct Modeling in native .dwg. progeCAD is so much more than an alternative! progeCAD offers more CAD functions than AutoCAD® LT at a fractional price to AutoCAD®, ArchiCAD® or Microstation®.
    New licenses include 1 month free support.
     
  • New amazing features:
    New advanced Render, SHAPE Import, User interface improvement, perspective image correction and other new features...

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2018 new features

  • DWG 2018 support 
    Opens AutoCAD® 2018 DWG drawings
  • New Render engine based on Artisan 
    New integration with Artisan Renderer (free included). The Render allows you to create a photorealistic image of your model quickly using a wide range of pre-set materials and lighting setups combined with the ability to create custom lights and realistic materials.
  • ESRI-SHAPE Import
    New commands to import SHAPE (ESRI) files with geometry and its attributes into DWG drawings. 
  • Superhatch Command
    Create hatch patterns from images, blocks, external references (xrefs) and wipeouts
  • In-place Editor for Text and Multiline Text 
    The new multiline text editor allows you to edit multiline text in place. However, not all multiline text features are implemented in the new editor.
  • PDF Print with Layers
    Create high quality PDF files from drawings (with layers!). progeCAD Professional prints PDF files with the same Layer structure of a drawing. The layers can be set on/off in the PDF document using Adobe Reader.
  • Improved PDF Export
    Export to 2D .pdf files now includes new compression modes, image clipping and gradient hatches
  • Improved PointCloud import (.pcg, .isd, .xyz, .ply, .las, .laz)
  • Perspective image correction
    Thanks to the new plugin, photos insertion is easy and intuitive, with the ability to correct their perspective through the multi-point system.
  • New Array dialog 
  • XREF and Locked layers Fading
    Controls the dimming for Xref entities and entities on locked layers
  • Fade control with RefEdit command
    Now progeCAD supports the XFADECTL system variable, controls the amount of fading within a reference being edited in place.
  • New interface for RefEdit command
  • 3D Connection SpaceMouse support
    progeCAD now supports the 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse. The 3D Mouse allows to simultaneously pan, zoom and rotate models while selecting with your traditional mouse. This unique two-handed workflow makes design work more comfortable and efficient.
  • Click on Options in Command line 
    String options on the command line can be selected with the mouse.
  • Maximixe Viewport 
    The command allow to maximize and minimize Viewports.
    With this command you temporarily expand the current Viewport to Model Space and when you go back to Paper Space the position and the scale of the objects in the Layout viewport remain unchanged.
  • Default Layers 
    Predefined layers for dimensions and hatches
  • Hatch Transparency
    Define the level of transparency for new hatches.
  • 3D solids Sub Entity selection
    Selection of Faces and Edges on 3D objects with the CTRL button and click.
  • TEXTFRONT Command
    The command brings all texts to the front.
  • Improved compatibility with Microstation files  Directly open your DGN files
  • Import & Open new Microstation file formats (.dgnlib,.rdl,.cel)
  • Object Snap on Underlay files (PDF, DWF and DGN)
  • Improved Underlay objects: 
    For .pdf, dwg, and .dgn underlays, new support includes monochrome, fade, background color adjust, show, and show clipped properties
  • Lock the location for Floating or Docked Toolbars
  • Contextual Ribbons for Text, Multiline Text, Image entities and the Refedit command 
  • Pin Lock for Ribbon panel
  • Workspaces options management
  • Commands ISOLATEOBJECTS and UNISOLATEOBJECTS – HIDEOBJECTS 
    ISOLATEOBJECTS temporarily hides the display of all entities except those you select. The entities are displayed in the current view. All other entities are temporarily hidden. HIDEOBJECTS temporarily hides selected objects in the current view. All other objects are visible. UNISOLATEOBJECTS displays entities previously hidden with ISOLATEOBJECTS or HIDEOBJECTS
  • Possible to associate a Default Template to the QNEW command
  • New CACHEFILES will externally cache layout data to enhance layout switching performance and memory usage
  • CHANGEBLOCK 
    The new command for editing single block instances
  • CENTERMARK command (Express)
  • New XDWGFADECTL 
    Controls the dimming for all DWG Xref entities.
  • Add Slope linetypes for topographic drawings (Express)
  • Improve LOFT command  
  • Rename Command
    The new Rename command with an advanced interface
  • Improved ETRANSMIT command
  • DIMBREAK command
    Breaks or restores dimension and extension lines where they cross other entities

progeCAD general features

      • iCADLib -  see video
        Blocks Manager. Your perfect everyday companion for blocks management. More than 20.000 2D/3D blocks (Construction, Architectural, ANSI-ISO and DIN-ISO Mechanics, ANSI and IEC Electrical, Electronic, Steel Profiles, Furniture, Kitchen).
        iCADLib integrates the Traceparts web portal and progeCAD Cadenas web portal for easy-guided usage of more than 100 million of blocks. Directly guided block insertion from the web into your drawings just in a snap
      • EasyArch 3D - Metric/Imperial support - works 2D and 3D -  see video - see 3D Tutorial
        The automated building plugin for architects designed to increase productivity in house and interior design and remodeling.
        Works in 2D and 3D modes - see 3D Tutorial
        • EasyArch allows to:
        • Create walls
        • Edit walls (delete, rotate, move, copy, make/cap holes etc.)
        • Insert, copy, move, edit doors and windows automatically
        • Manage layers (quick turning on/off, freeze/unfreeze, isolate etc.)
        • Manage and insert parametric blocks
        • Create stairs
        • Create roofs
        • Create and edit tables of elements, rooms, spaces
        • Assisted Dimensioning 
      • Table Styles
        To create and easily format Tables in drawings. A table style enables to specify different cell styles for each row allowing to display different justification and appearance for text and gridlines. Tables are formatted according to their styles and you can apply to individual cells, rows,or columns your formatting overriding the formatting that comes from the table style.
      • DWF/DWFx Converter
        Converts DWF and DWFx files to fully editable drawings in the following file formats: DWG, DXF, DAE, DGN, 3DS
      • Print to DWF/DWFx files
        Export drawings to the standard DWF and DWFx formats using PC3 printers
      • Xref Manager
        An intuitive interface for management of external references
      • Bitmap/Raster View - see video
        progeCAD Professional supports DWG with images, photos, raster editing/visualization; ECW, MrSID and Jpeg 2000 are also supported
      • Hatch Trim
        hatches can be trimmed using the standard Trim command
      • Bitmap Clipping
        Clip and polygonal clip on images
      • Gradient Hatch support
        Display and creation of gradients
      • Polygonal layout Viewports
        Display and creation of polygonal viewports
      • Dynamic blocks editing
        Change dynamic blocks shapes using grips
      • 3D Ortho
        Alongside the classic X,Y Ortho snap modes restricting cursor movement to horizontal and vertical, the Z Ortho mode restricting the cursor to the up and down directions.
      • Tables support
        Creation and editing. You can generate tables from block attributes, import them from Excel, Open Office or Libre Office. Tables styles supported.
      • Dynamic UCS
        The dynamic UCS feature automatically creates a temporary XY plane to draw on.
      • Flatshot command
        Generates an accurate flat view of a 3D model
      • AEC and MDT objects support
        Visualization of objects created with Civil3D, ADT, and mechanical objects
      • Snap Extension
        Snaps to some point along the imaginary extension of a line, arc or polyline segment
      • PDF Import-Export - see video 
        Convert your PDF files to usable and editable AutoCAD DWG keeping their original layer structure, text string and line width.
      • PDF Export
        Export your drawing to PDF 
      • STL and Collada (DAE) Import/Export
        COLLADA is a COLLAborative Design Activity for establishing an interchange file format for interactive 3D applications.
        STL (STereoLithography) is a file format native to the stereolithography CAD software for rapid prototyping (3D printers)
      • DGN Import
        open Microstation files
      • DWG Export
        Exports drawings to PDF, DWF, 3DS, DAE, STL, LWO, POV, BMP, JPG WMF, EMF, SV
      • PC3 Print Support
        A plotter configuration file, or PC3 file, enables you to easily configure a plotter and to save the settings for later use
      • PDF, DWF and DGN Underlay
        PDF, DGN and DGN files can be attached as an underlay to a drawing file and used as a background for your drawings
      • PDF/A ISO19005 Standard Print
        progeCAD creates PDF files compliant with the PDF/A Standard. The PDF/A file format is often a requisite for official institutions and public administrations. The PDF/A file format is an ISO-standardized version of the Portable Document Format (PDF) specialized for the digital preservation of electronic documents.
      • Drawing Fields
        The Field feature automates the insertion of titleblock text or any other annotations in a drawing
      • Find and Replace
        Finds and replaces text and block attributes in DWG
      • Express Tools
        A complete set of Extra functions for Blocks, Layers, Texts
      • Annotative Objects
        The annotative objects are scaled based on the current annotation scale setting and are automatically displayed at the correct size in multiple viewports with varying scales
      • Arc Aligned Text
        The ARCTEXT command enables text alignment along an existing arc object
      • Multigrip Editing
        Modifies, moves, rotates, scales, stretches a single or multiple objects using multiple Grips
      • Helix and Loft Commands
        Draws a 3D polyline in the form of a helix; extrudes several shapes and makes one continuous object
      • eTransmit
        Compacting and transmitting DWG files by email
      • Advanced CTB
        Greyscale print and screening
      • progeCAD Rendering 
        Advanced rendering module with multiple lights management and materials creation/editing. Reflection, mirror, transparency, smooth shadows, customizable size bitmap output
      • Eattedit
        Advanced Attribute editing
      • Solprof
      • 2D profile image extraction from ACIS solids
      • progeCAD QDIM
        Quick dimensioning
      • Google EarthTM Integration
        Export your models to Google Earth
      • Spell Checker
        Highlight and correct misspellings
      • Publish (Batch Plot)
        print (or export to PDF/DWF) selected drawing layouts
      • progeCAD New Wizard
        Initial configuration mask of new designs based on prototypes or predefined values
      • progeCAD DWG Explorer
        Windows Explorer style windows for DWG browsing and block insertion
      • Extended Hatches
        More than 300 new Hatch patterns available
      • Layer Manager
        Save and Restore Layers configurations
      • Layout
        Management of multiple layouts allows creation of all print tables of the same design and offers a greater compatibility with AutoCAD®
      • Render Export
        The export tool for LightWave (.lwo), 3D Studio (.3ds), Pov-Ray (.pov)
      • ECW and Jpeg 2000 raster format
        The standard wavelet compression format optimized for aerial and satellite imagery
      • Hidden lines in Dview
        Hidden lines in perspective views
      • Layers interface
        "AutoCAD® like" layers management with Layers Filters support
      • Quick Group
        Creates Entity groups with one click
      • Raster to Vector - see video
        progeCAD Professional includes WinTopo, the raster to vector tool
      • Layout Advanced Features
        Hide on Layout
        Shade on Layout
        Selection of Model Space with Double-Click
        Layout Tabs
      • Print area visualization
        Shows the page layout
      • Advanced Data Extraction
        An easy-to-use wizard for Attributes and Blocks data export
      • DIESEL language support
        Support AutoCAD® DIESEL programming language
      • DWF Import & Export
        progeCAD Professional reads and writes standard DWF 2D/3D files
      • JPG and PDF print
        Export drawings to JPG and PDF formats
      • RealTime Pan & Zoom
        progeCAD Professional allows users to work with their drawings using RealTime Pan and Zoom and also includes the exclusive progeCAD's PPan Technology* allowing dramatic improvements on Pan movements
      • Lineweight for Display and Printing
        Lineweight is supported for display and plot
      • 3D Print
        STL export for 3D Printer output
      • EATTEXT
        createTables reading Blocks Attributes
      • Dynamic Input
        Dynamic Input is an alternative way of entering commands through a command line interface at your Crosshair.
      • progeCAD Cloud
        progeCAD Cloud supports the major cloud services for file sharing and syncing like DropBox, Google Drive and Microsoft One Drive. progeCAD configuration settings are being saved on Cloud and then can be easily exported to another PC. How it works? Click here
      • ActiveX integration
        Allows cut and paste of progeCAD drawings (or just parts of them) to a Microsoft Office application
      • Customization (AutoLISP, DIESEL, SDS, IRX, COM Automation)
        the following programming languages are supported by progeCAD Professional: LISP, IRX (C++ Similar to ARX), SDS (C++ ADS compatible), VBA and COM automation.
      • .NET support 
        connection between .NET- based software and progeCAD drawings
      • NLM Take Away
        NLM licenses can be temporarily moved on a laptop or a remote PC to be used offline. Max flexibility!

progeCAD supports every important AutoCAD® file type, including AutoCAD® drawings (from 2.5 through 2018), AutoCAD® menus (.MNU), AutoCAD® scripts (.SCR), AutoCAD® AutoLISP routines (.LSP), AutoCAD® Drawing Exchange Format (DXF), AutoCAD® ADS Compatible programs (SDS, Solutions Development System), Windows TrueType and AutoCAD® SHP/SHX fonts, AutoCAD® Tables for plotting (.CTB), PC3 Print Support, AutoCAD® Hatch Patterns,  AutoCAD® blocks, Dynamic Input, Cloud, Publish Command, AutoCAD® line types etc.

High Compatibility with AutoCAD®
progeCAD's original format is DWG. This ensures unrivaled compatibility with AutoCAD® without any need for file conversion or any danger of information loss (support for DWG up to 2018). progeCAD lets you export drawing files to any previous AutoCAD® versions, both in DWG and DXF file formats.

Windows Compatibility
progeCAD runs on: Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1 and Windows® 10.

New Advanced Render - ARTISAN NEW
This is an ideal product for architects and for all those designers who need to view their own drawings in a photorealistically visualization.

progeCAD professional includes for free the advanced Rendering Artisan, based on the ray-tracing algorithm, new integration with Artisan Renderer. It allows you to create a photorealistic image of your model quickly using a wide range of pre-set materials and lighting setups combined with the ability to create custom lights and realistic materials. It has the following characteristics:
    • Photorealistic rendering with light and shade, reflection and transparency effects
    • Materials like wood with grain, stone, plastic, metal, bricks can be personalised, different shades
    • The finishing can be personalised with effects of reflection or transparency
    • Complete control over illumination thanks to multiple light points
    • Library of pre-set materials
    • Smooth shadows
    • Sun position control
    • Save images with custom resolution
    • Improved performances
    • Pre-defined lighting schemes
    • Library of pre-set backgrounds, 2D and 3D (hemispherical image)
    • Manage SnapShots, for store all the data from your work in scenes
    • Archives of own libraries for materials, lights and backgrounds
What is Artisan? Video Tutorial

ESRI-SHAPE Import - NEW 
Import SHAPE (ESRI) files with geometry and its attributes into DWG drawings. Specific commands allow geometry insertion, colours and layers management, data dynamic control.

Superhatch CommandNEW
Create hatch patterns from images, blocks, external references (xrefs) and wipeouts.

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In-place Editor for Text and Multiline Text NEW
New multiline text editor allows you to edit multiline text in place. However, not all multiline text features are implemented in the new editor. To switch to the older dialog box version of the multiline text editor, set the MTEXTED system variable to "oldeditor".

Ribbon and Classic GUI
progeCAD supports both common Menu interfaces: the Classic one based on the standard toolbar and the new up-to-date Ribbon-based menu as of Microsoft Office® or AutoCAD®.Ribbons use tabs to expose different sets of controls, eliminating the need for many parallel toolbars. Customizable through CUI Files. Users accustomed to the classic Drop-Down menu and Toolbars can still stick to their preferred style.

Object Fade Control NEW
Enhanced management of elements with automated fade control of objects on locked Layers and in external references (xref), as well as of non-editable elements in blocks. 

3D Connection SpaceMouse support - NEW
progeCAD now supports the 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse. The 3D Mouse allows to simultaneously pan, zoom and rotate models while selecting with your traditional mouse. This unique two-handed workflow makes design work more comfortable and efficient.

Point Cloud - NEW
Along with the standard file formats, now you can import new Point Cloud formats, such as XYZ, PLY and LAS.

EasyArch 3D - The Architectural 2D/3D plugin 
The automated building tool for architects designed to increase productivity in house and interior design and remodelling.

EasyArch allows to:

  • Create walls
  • Edit walls (delete, rotate, MOVE, copy, make/cap holes etc.)
  • Insert, copy, move, edit doors and windows automatically
  • Manage layers (quick turning on/off, freeze/unfreeze, isolate etc.)
  • Manage and insert parametric blocks from the additional menu
  • Create stairs
  • Create roofs
  • Create and edit tables of elements, rooms, spaces
  • Assisted dimensioning

Metric and Imperial support

PDF, PDF/A and JPG format Printing/Export
The PDF format is extremely convenient for the publication of your documents, which can then be read with ADOBE ACROBAT READER. Acrobat Reader is a free product; many PCs have it already installed, alternatively it can be downloaded from the Internet. However, in order to produce PDF files, a specific product such as ADOBE ACROBAT is usually needed and this can cost up to a few hundred Euro. progeCAD Professional automatically adds a virtual printer which can produce PDF files having no need of ADOBE ACROBAT. The PDF file parameters can be easily configured. progeCAD can create PDF files compliant with the PDF/A ISO19005 Standard. The PDF/A file format is often a requisite for official institutions and public administrations. The PDF/A file format is an ISO-standardized version of the Portable Document Format (PDF) specialized for the digital preservation of electronic documents. PDF/A differs from PDF by prohibiting features ill-suited to long-term archiving, such as font linking (as opposed to font embedding). progeCAD also print drawings as Jpeg.

PDF Import (PDF2DWG)
progeCAD helps you convert your PDF files to editable DWG files quickly and easily. Generates and optimizes vector entities like lines, polylines, splines, hatches, circles, arcs and text strings. Intelligent TrueType texts and line width recognition. Retains colors in the DWG/DXF file. Compatible with Layered PDF, preserves the same Layers schema existing in the PDF when converting PDF to DWG. The PDF to CAD feature allows to save time by easily transferring projects, drawings, parts of existing in vectorial PDFs catalogues and manuals to CAD drawings to use them as native DWG files. Supports all versions of Adobe PDF file.

DWF/DWFx Import/conversion(DWF2DWG)
One click conversion DWF to DWG,DXF,DAE,3DS,DGN - Convert DWF to AutoCAD®, 3D 3DStudio®, SketchUP®, Microstation®. 
progeCAD convert DWF,DWFx files to different drawings file formats. Usable and editable quickly and easily. The DWF2CAD feature allows to save time by easily transferring projects, drawings, parts of existing as DWF to CAD drawings to use them as native files. Convert DWF in 3 steps:
1) Install progeCAD 30-day Trial
2) Open DWF,DWFx files into progeCAD
3) Save as DWG/DXF or Export to DAE,3DS,DGN from the Export menu

Gradient Hatch Support
Gradients can be displayed and created through a user friendly interface. Improved Hatch Form.

Publish (Batch Plot) 
Layouts taken from one or more drawings can be printed or exported to PDF or DWF using the print settings of individual layoutsSpeed up the print process when necessary to print or export several different drawings or drawings with several different layouts. 

Plotter Configuration and PC3 support 
Improved printer management with printer control better integrated with progeCAD, paper orientation control, Layouts configurations stored in the drawing. Starting from progeCAD 2013, configurations for Windows system printers are stored in plotter configuration files (.PC3 files). Unlike in AutoCAD®, PC3 plotter configuration files in progeCAD apply to Windows system printers only. In a plotter configuration file, you override one or more settings of the Windows system printer installed on your system. You can configure progeCAD for many plotting/printing devices and keep multiple configurations for each single device.Each plotter configuration file contains information such as:

  •     The device driver and model
  •     The output port to which the device is connected
  •     Various device-specific settings.
Print to DWF/DWFx files
Export drawings to the standard DWF and DWFx formats using PC3 printers.

PDF Print with layers NEW
Create high quality PDF files from drawings (with layers!) progeCAD Professional print PDF files with the same Layers structure of the drawing. The layers can be set on or off into the PDF using Adobe Reader.

progeCAD Cloud
Cloud services will reshape the consumer digital lifestyle experience, with progeCAD save and open drawings on Cloud! progeCAD Cloud makes it easy for you to reach any of your drawings wherever you are. What is more, it is an optimal way of sharing drawings with your team and customers. progeCAD Cloud supports the major cloud services for file sharing and syncing like DropBox, Google Drive and Microsoft One Drive.How it works ? Click here 
 

iCADLib module and Libraries
The advanced iCADLib module for blocks management ensures the best organization and management of your Symbol Libraries. More than 20.000 ready-to-use 2D/3D Blocks: Construction, Architectural, ANSI-ISO and DIN-ISO Mechanics, ANSI and IEC Electrical, Electronic, Steel Profiles, Furniture, Kitchen.

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Traceparts and Cadenas for progeCAD
iCADLib integrates Traceparts web portal and progeCAD's Cadenas web portal for easy guided usage of more than 100 million of blocks. Directly guided block insertion from the web into your drawings just in a snap. TraceParts and Cadenas are leading digital engineering 3D content companies offering cutting-edge business solutions through powerful web based products and services.

The Traceparts web portal and progeCAD's Cadenas web portal are freely available to progeCAD users worldwide with hundreds of supplier catalogs and 100 million CAD models and product datasheets suitable for design, purchasing, manufacturing or maintenance processes.
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 TraceParts    Cadenas

3D PDF Export
Create ADOBE PDF standard with your dynamic 3D content inside.

PDF3D allows to communicate to all the globe and share your data with anyone in an easy  and innovative way. Smart collaboration with your draftsmen and designers as well as users who do not deal with CAD software. 

3D PDF can be visualized with the free Adobe
® Reader®/Acrobat Reader DC software.

Adobe_Reader.jpgDownload a 3D PDF Sample... 

To see the 3D content,  open the file  with Adobe® Reader®/Acrobat Reader DC

 

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Perspective Image Correction NEW
Thanks to the new plugin, photos insertion is easy and intuitive, with the ability to correct their perspective through the multi-point system.

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Image georeferencing
Georeferencing is the process of scaling, rotating, translating and deskewing the image to match a particular size and position. Special for GIS!

ECW support
ECW is an open standard wavelet compression image format developed by Earth Resource Mapping.
The file format is optimized for aerial and satellite imagery, and efficiently compresses very large images with fine, alternating contrast. This is a lossy compression format.

MrSID support
Multiresolution Seamless Image. It is a file format (filename extension .sid) developed and patented by LizardTech for encoding of georeferenced raster graphics, such as orthophotos. The MrSID (.sid) format is supported in major GIS applications such as Autodesk, Bentley Systems, CARIS, ENVI, ERDAS, ESRI, Intergraph, MapInfo, and QGIS.

Jpeg 2000 support
Jpeg 2000 is a wavelet-based image compression standard. It was created by the Joint Photographic Experts Group committee in the year 2000 with the intention of superseding their original discrete cosine transform-based JPEG standard.

PDF, DWF and DGN Underlay
PDF, DWF and DGN files can be attached as an underlay to a drawing file and used as background for your drawings. CAD entities can be created over the Underlays. Much like raster image files and external references (Xrefs) an underlay is not part of the drawing, but is linked to it.

Raster
Insert and manipulate Raster images with only one click of the mouse!
With the powerful raster editing and raster-to-vector conversion tools, progeCAD helps you to easily clean up, edit, enhance, and maintain scanned drawings and plans. Use a wide range of image data, embed images, insert and export images and use a polygonal mask boundary to display image subsets. Image transformation functionality and georeferenced image display.

Raster to vector
progeCAD Professional includes WinTopo, the raster to vector tool, which main functions are:

  • Loads BMP Bitmap images (raster)
  • Refines bitmap lines and detects the edges
  • Creates monochromatic vectors from refined lines
  • Views vectors on top of the bitmap
  • Load vectors to progeCAD, IntelliCAD, AutoCAD

ACIS Solids
Main functions: reads and writes 3D solid objects with ACIS libraries (the same as AutoCAD®). ACIS solids are available thanks to an agreement signed with Spatial, the supplier of technology for solid modelling to the most important CAD software in the world.progeCAD Professional has implemented a complete management of ACIS solids, which can now be viewed, printed, created and edited. Any exchange of projects with CAD, which include ACIS Solids (such as AutoCAD® 2000, 2009), is therefore much easier! Creation of complex three-dimensional shapes using solid models becomes a way simpler procedure.

Dynamic Input 
Dynamic Input is an alternative way of entering commands  through  a command line interface at your Crosshair. You can input data like the length of a line or the radius of a circle with dynamic visualization of changes relative to mouse movements. When dynamic input is turned on, a tooltip displays dynamically updated information next to the cursor. When a command is in progress, you can specify options and values in the tooltip text box. You can also configure dynamic input to meet your personal or company standards. The feature is to further boost your productivity by making drafting and editing processes way more efficient.

Dynamic UCS 

The previous progeCAD versions constrained the drafter to constantly change the XY plane to work on a particular face or plane of an object when working with 3D models.
You had to specify a new user coordinate system every time you changed views. The new dynamic UCS feature automatically creates a temporary XY plane to draw on. The dynamic UCS feature dramatically speeds up drawing in 3D environment.

MultiLINE
The multiline command allows the drawing of multiple parallel lines with a single command. Not only does this feature allow you to create simultaneous, perfectly parallel lines, but these lines are also treated as one entity allowing easier editing. The Multiline support greatly speeds up and simplifies drawing and improves the AutoCAD® compatibility. Multilnes Styles supported. 

Spiline Editing
You can delete fit points of a spline, add fit points for greater accuracy, or move fit points to alter the shape of a spline. You can open or close a spline and edit the spline start and end tangents. Spline direction is reversible. You can also change the tolerance of the spline. Tolerance refers to how closely the spline fits the set of fit points you specify. The lower the tolerance, the more closely the spline fits the points.
You can refine a spline by increasing the number of control points in one portion of the spline or by changing the weight of specific control points. Increasing the weight of a control point pulls the spline more towards that point. You can also refine a spline by changing its order. The spline order is the degree of the spline polynomial + 1. A cubic spline, for example, has order 4. The higher the spline order, the more control points it has.

Multigrip Editing
Modify, move, rotate, scale, stretch or mirror using multiple Grips

Advanced Solid Grips
By dragging grips you can change the shape and size of primitive solids. For example, the change of the height of a cone will maintain the overall cone shape and automatically update the base radius. The Solid Grips feature is introduced  to enrich 3D editing operations.
 

Snap Extension
Snap to some point along the imaginary extension of a line, arc or a polyline segment

AEC objects visualization
Graphical entities created with Architectural Desktop are visualized inside a DWG drawing file

DGN Import
Import drawing files from Microstation®

Collada Import
Import Collada (.dae) drawings

STL and Collada (DAE) Export
COLLADA is a COLLAborative Design Activity for establishing an interchange file format for interactive 3D applications. Collada is supported by several 3D software like SketchUp®, SAP Visual Enterprise Author, 3DS Max etc.
For a comprehensive list of supportig software see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COLLADA

STL (STereoLithography) is a file format native to the stereolithography CAD software. STL is also known as Standard Tessellation Language. This file format is supported by many other software packages; it is widely used for rapid prototyping (3D printers) and computer-aided manufacturing.

Render Export Tool
The export tool for Lightwave 3D (.lwo), 3DStudio (.3ds), Kerkythea (.3ds), Pov-Ray (.pov) makes progeCAD a friendly companion to export drawings to advanced rendering engines.

Default layers NEW
Set up progeCAD with default layers to place automatically dimensions and tests on the correct layer.

Layer manager
Save different layer states (on, off, thawed, freeze etc.) for different editing, visualization or printing requirements and restore them in a click.

Express tools
Express tools is a library of more than 30 highly efficient tools designed to help you boost your progeCAD productivity. Easy-to-use, integrated into menus and toolbars, and cover a wide range of progeCAD functions, including layer management, drawing, object selection, object modification and extended data.

Quick dimension
Create and modify quickly a large number of dimensions at a time.

Dimension Style Manager
Creates new styles, sets the current style, modifies styles, sets overrides on the current style, and compares styles

Polygonal layout viewports
Create a nonrectangular layout viewport or convert a closed object, polyline, circle etc. into a viewport.

Annotative Objects 
The feature automates the sizing of annotations such as text, hatch and dimensions in multiple viewports with varying scales.

The annotative objects are scaled based on the current annotation scale setting and are automatically displayed at the correct size. The following objects can be annotative, meaning that they can size automatically:

  • Text (single-line text)
  • Mtext (multi-line text)
  • Dimensions
  • Tolerances
  • Hatches
  • Blocks
  • Block attributes

Find & replace
Automatically finds (or replaces) a string into a dwg drawing, supported in Texts, Attributes, Hyperlinks, Dimensions.

Loft Command
The loft command is similar to the extrude command, but much more versatile. Instead of extruding a single shape, the loft command allows you to extrude several shapes and make one continuous object.

FlatShot
Creates a 2D representation of a 3D solid object based on the current view of the solid object. An entire drawing can be flattened with an single operation.

Helix Command
Draws a 3D Polyline in the form of a helix

DWF import & export
progeCAD Professional reads and writes standard DWF files. DWF 3D Export supported.

DWF View
progeCAD Professional visualizes DWF files.

Recovery manager
An easy drawing recovery through the graphic interface in case of crashes.

Realtime pan & zoom
The exclusive PPAN Technology* provides pan and zoom in realtime allowing easy management of large drawings, also with big hatches and TrueType fonts.

Polar tracking (Polar snap)
It helps to draw objects at specific angles or in specific relationship to other objects. When polar tracking is turned on, temporary alignment paths help you create objects at precise angles.

Eattedit
Advanced attribute editing, the AutoCAD® like feature.

Etrack - Otrack®
Used to avoid the necessity of drawing construction lines in order to locate points.

Xref manager
progeCAD manages insertion of external references into the drawing, that means that other drawings are dynamically inserted in the main drawing Modifying a secondary drawing, the corresponding drawing inserted in the original one will also be modified.
The Xref manager is an integrated mask (similar to the one available in AutoCAD®) which allows management of external references insertion easily and visually.

eTransmit
Utility for gathering, compacting and transmitting DWG files. External references (xref) , fonts, shape files, images and other supporting documents are included in the eTransmit pack, improving drawings interchange.

Flexibility and personalization
Like AutoCAD®, progeCAD has a bar for typing commands and a series of icons arranged around the drawing area which facilitate and speed up the use of various functions. There are obviously pull-down menus which, like command aliases and tool bars, can be personalized. Likewise the management of layout and blocks is compatible with AutoCAD®. Layouts and blocks can be managed and inserted with the help of the same commands as in AutoCAD®.

Development (AutoLISP, IRX, SDS, VBA, .NET)
The user can choose between different programming languages in order to personalize progeCAD (C#, VB.NET, VB, Delphi, Lisp, C++ etc.). As well as LISP, IRX C++ similar to AutoCAD® ARX, SDS C++ compatible with AutoCAD® ADS, Microsoft's Visual Basic for Application (VBA),  COM automation support, .NET support


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 progeCADautoCAD
 FullLT
Native DWG V V V
DWG for AutoCAD version 2.5 to 2018 V X X
Classic Toolbars and Ribbon GUI support V V V
Ribbon Contextual V V V
3D PDF Export V X X
EasyArch 3D (Architectural plugin) V X X
Superhatch V V X
ESRI-SHAPE Importer (.shp) graphic & data V X X
Drawing recovery V V V
Perspective image correction V X X
In-Place Text Editor V V V
Slope linetype (topographic)   V X X
WorkSpaces Support V V V
Default Layer for Hatches and Dimensions
V V V
Fade for Xref, Locked Layer and Refedit    V V V
Dynamic Input V V V
Export to DWF V V V
Integrated Cloud Service V X X
Tables creation/editing V V V
Tables Styles V V V
User Profiles support V V V
PC3 Support V V V
Annotative Objects V V V
Publish (Batch Plot) V V V
Multiple Paper Spaces (layouts) V V V
AutoCAD 3D surface commands V V X
ACIS viewing V V V
Full ACIS modeling & editing V V X
3D Print V V X
Flatshot V V X
Loft and Helix commands V V X
AEC Objects Visualization V V X
XRef Manager V V V
MTEXT support via external editor V V V
Hatch editing V V V
Open/Import Microstation files (.dgn, .dgnlib, .rdl, .cel)   V X X
Raster Image Display (image management) V V X
Image polygonal clip V V X
Rendering V V X
Image menu V V V
CTB color table files V V V
STB style table files V V V
PLOT command V V V
AutoCAD Command Line V V V
AutoCAD menu and script files V V V
Explorer for managing layers, blocks, line types V V V
Object Properties toolbar V V V
Properties palette V V V
Apparent & Extended intersection snap V V V
Polar Tracking V V V
Express Tools V V X
Refedit ( Edit locally individual objects within a Block) V V X
Layer Manager ( Save and Restore Layers configurations) V V X
ETrack V V V
Visual Menu Customization V V X
ActiveX, including in-place editing V V X
Solutions Development System (IRX - similar to ARX - SDS/ADS C++) V V X
AutoLISP (including DCL) V V X
Script Recorder V V X
COM support V V X
.NET support V V X
Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) V V X
External VBA file loading (multiple .vbi) V V X
PDF to DWG (convert PDF files to DWG files) V X X
Convert DWF/DWFx to DWG,DXF,DAE,3DS,DGN V V V
JPG print V V V
PDF and PDF/A print V V V
STL and Collada (DAE) Export V V X
PDF, DWF, DGN Underlay V V V
Raster to Vector module V X X
iCADLib libraries blocks manager V X X
Block libraries (Construction, Architectural, ANSI-ISO and DIN-ISO Mechanics, ANSI and IEC Electrical, Electronic, Steel Profiles, Furniture, Kitchen) V X X
Traceparts and Cadenas integration V X X
True Type Font V V V
Arc Aligned Text V V X
Quick Dimension V V V
eTransmit V V V
Drawing Fields V V X
Find & Replace V V V
Native ECW support V X X
Native Jpeg 2000 support V X X
Native MrSID support V X X
True color support V V V
Wipeout V V V
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progeCAD Professional is available with different perpetual licensing solutions:

SL - Single license
a licensing solution for one user which allows to keep the software on a desktop and laptop for more flexibility.

NLM - Network Licenses
can be installed on unlimited PCs in the net and used at the same time by several users according to the purchased licenses (1 NLM=1 concurrent user). The number of network floating licenses determines how many users can work with the product concurrently, so in accordance with this the necessary number of licenses should be acquired. License Take-Away: NLM licenses can be temporarily moved on a laptop or a remote PC to be used offline. Max flexibility! How it works

Corporate One Site - Site License
Unlimited users under the company name within one unique company location or  production unit

Corporate Country - Nation-Wide License
Unlimited users under the company name within the same country

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