progeCAD Professional manual The low-cost alternative to AutoCAD

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Introduction

About progeCAD and other CAD software

progeCAD is designed for anyone who wants a fast and efficient CAD program with all the power and versatility of standard programs such as AutoCAD by Autodesk, Inc., or MicroStation by Bentley Systems, Inc., at an affordable price. Using today's advanced technology, progeCAD integrates the Microsoft Windows interface with a powerful CAD engine.

progeCAD provides unparalleled compatibility with AutoCAD, using most of the same file formats including those for drawings (.dwg files), commands, linetypes, hatch patterns, and text styles. You can also use AutoCAD menu files and run AutoLISP by Autodesk programs. If you have written your own ADS (AutoCAD Development System by Autodesk) programs, simply recompile them to link with the progeCAD libraries provided on your compact disc. Many third-party ADS programs already support progeCAD. If you have a program that is not already supported, ask your software vendor to provide an progeCAD-compatible version of the program.

progeCAD is more compatible with the AutoCAD program than any other CAD product, delivers additional tools with advanced CAD features, and has a seamless Microsoft Windows integration. This powerful program provides a superb combination of features for CAD users like architects, engineers, and designers.

progeCAD incorporates all the standard features found in other CAD programs, along with features and capabilities you won't find anywhere else. Its multiple-document interface (MDI) lets you open and work with several drawings at the same time. You can easily copy drawing entities between drawings. In addition, the powerful progeCAD Explorer lets you manage information and settings and quickly copy layers, linetypes, and other information between drawings.