Features Comparison

progeCAD Professional is an affordable native DWG CAD, compatible with AutoCAD® and AutoCAD LT® with perpetual license (No annual fee). Don't take our word for it, check by yourself! Compare progeCAD and AutoCAD® key features through this table. If you still have doubts, download a Trial Version and have a go or contact our Support Team for more details.

  progeCAD AutoCAD
Full LT
Native DWG
DWG for AutoCAD version 2.5 to 2025
Perpetual License (NO ANNUAL FEE)
Classic Toolbars and Ribbon GUI support
Ribbon Contextual
CUI menu support
3D PDF Export
Dynamic Blocks (Advanced Blocks)
AEC 3D Objects (Architectural plugin)
Revit Import
IFC (BIM) Import
IFC Export (works on Revit Underlays, ICF Underlays, and AEC Objects)
AEC, Civil, GeoMaps and Mechanical Objects Visualization
ESRI-SHAPE Importer (.shp) graphic & data
Geolocation with interactive background map from Microsoft Bing
Importing Autodesk SDF (Spatial Data Files)
Rubber Sheet
STEP/IGES import/export
SolidWorks Import
Excel OLE integration with Tables dynamic update support
Tool Palettes
Properties palette
AI DWG translator (Text translator for drawings - Generative AI Based)
Quick Properties Palette
Construction Lines
Drawing recovery
Perspective image correction
In-Place Text Editor
Slope Tool (topographic)
Autosez Tool (Automatic creation of Surface profiles)
WorkSpaces Support
Default Layer for Hatches and Dimensions
Fade for Xref, Locked Layer and Refedit
Dynamic Input
Export to DWF
Integrated Cloud Service
Tables creation/editing/import/Excel Link
Tables with Styles
Formulas in Tables
Numbered  Markers (BubblesBaloons)
Associative Array
User Profiles support
PC3 Support
Annotative Objects
AreaText (Insert the area text of a boundary area)
Publish (Batch Plot)
Multiple Paper Spaces (layouts)
AutoCAD 3D surface commands
ACIS viewing
Full ACIS modeling & editing
3D Print (STL, PDF)
Loft and Helix commands
XRef Manager
Xref Notify
MTEXT support via external editor
Hatch editing
Open/Import Microstation files (.dgn, .dgnlib, .rdl, .cel)
Raster Image Display (image management)
Image polygonal clip
Image menu
CTB color table files / STB style table files
PointCloud Import
Export to Google Earth®
AutoCAD® Command Line
AutoCAD® menu and script files
Explorer for managing layers, blocks, line types
TIN surface from points
Apparent & Extended intersection snap
Polar Tracking
Selection Cycling
Express Tools (Details)
Block Editor - Works with Advanced Blocks (Dynamic Blocks)
Refedit ( Edit locally individual objects within a Block)
2D/3D Wood Details, Steel and Profiles Standards (Imperial/Metric)
Layer Manager ( Save and Restore Layers configurations)
Digital Signature to DWG
Visual Menu Customization
ActiveX, including in-place editing
AutoLISP (including DCL)
Script Recorder
COM support
.NET support
Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
External VBA file loading (multiple .vbi)
PDF to DWG (convert PDF files to DWG files)
JPG print
PDF and PDF/A print
STL and Collada (DAE) Export
PDF, DWF, DGN Underlay
BetterWMF Integration
Raster to Vector module
iCADLib libraries blocks manager
Block libraries (Construction, Architectural, ANSI-ISO and DIN-ISO Mechanics, ANSI and IEC Electrical, Electronic, Steel Profiles, Furniture, Kitchen)
Parametric 2D Library
Traceparts, Cadenas and BIM&CO integration
True Type Font
Arc Aligned Text
Quick Dimension
Send To Skype
Start Page
Drawing Fields
Find & Replace
Native ECW,Jpeg 2000, MrSID support
True color and Industrial Standard Color Books support

progeCAD 2025

progeCAD, is an AutoCAD® compatible 2D/3D CAD application that works with AutoCAD® DWG files from AutoCAD® 2.5 through AutoCAD® 2025! The ideal solution for AEC, MCAD and all generic CAD usages. ACAD alternative. Learn More...

Familiar Interface

The progeCAD interface will make you feel comfortable from the very beginning. progeCAD offers both AutoCAD® compatible Classic and Ribbon icon interfaces and a complete set of AutoCAD® compatible commands.  Learn More...

Advanced Features

Besides being an all-embracing 2D/3D CAD tool with all the fundamental drawing functionality, progeCAD offers professionals a large number of advanced features and exclusive tools. Learn More...

Flexible Licensing

progeCAD Professional is available with different perpetual licensing solutions, suitable for all business dimensions, from a single drafter to global corporations. Learn More...

progeCAD 2025

CAD Alternative

progeCAD Professional is a 2D/3D DWG-native CAD for general-purpose drafting. The program offers very high compatibility with AutoCAD®, yet progeCAD is way much more than just an alternative to the market leader. progeCAD integrates its exclusive tools and sells with PERPETUAL LICENSES at a fraction of the cost of industry leaders.

High Compatibility

progeCAD's original format DWG ensures complete compatibility with AutoCAD® WITHOUT ANY FILE CONVERSION and without losing any critical information. progeCAD offers the interface complete with the "AutoCAD® - Like" Classic icon and Ribbon menus and "AutoCAD® - Like" commands.

progeCAD Professional AutoCAD Alternative