Today is almost impossible to imagine the work in an architectural realm without AutoCAD. In spite of the fact that there are far more specialized packages DWG drawings remain most commonly used, and the use of the AutoCAD format is usually a guarantee that it will not be a problem when moving drawings from hand to hand. However, the high cost of the program because of the process of legalization of software put many companies in an awkward position. Sometimes buying more licenses is often unthinkable.
Software named IntelliCAD evolved to a few years ago, when the legal right to its further development purchased several companies. Then, the interesting move was made – to the interface of identical AutoCAD the existing code was added, and thereby virtually created a clone that is used in the same way, with the same controls, and the price of the program was few dozen times lower.
The program named ProgeCAD aside to the identical window and commands contains virtually identical icons, names of palettes with icons and their schedules. Commands whose names are not allowed to duplicate them are considered to be different, but the same can be invoked abbreviations. For example, OFFSET called PARALLEL, or stands – O; OSNAP is a tool here called eSnap, or can be configured OS command. It is interesting that they are ProgeCAD some components are merged into one dialog. For example, management layers, planes, blocks, projections, as well as the types of lines and angle are housed in a unique window named CAD Explorer. This avoids repeatedly closing and opening some new windows. Program ProgeCAD uses standard DWG format drawings and loaded without any problems drawings are done in AutoCAD. Software followed the development of the DWG format entirely, and ProgeCAD not only opens each DWG file but also records in any format for an earlier version of AutoCAD – from 2.5 up until 2009.
The latest version of ProgeCad include elements such as:
– Print Area Visualization: Display format before release;
– The ability to export models to Google Earth;
– Command Qdima to facilitate the listing;
– Spell Check tool;
– Improvements in editing text (text editing);
– Quick Group: creation of a group with a single click;
– Management command PURGE through dialog;
– Attributes and the ability to export data from the blocks;
– Support for Autodesk DIESEL programming language;
The main reason why people go from AutoCAD to ProgeCAD is the popular price. We live in a time when you can probably download almost anything, but if you are a professional, you must have a legal version of this program. Therefore, ProgeCAD has a good advantage, but don’t remember that also has all things that AutoCAD gives.
ProgeCAD is CAD software adapted for MS Windows platform, well known among designers and architects as a great tool for modifying and printing DWG and DXF files created in AutoCAD.
ProgeCAD Deutschland coming from the the partnership of ProgeSoft and NWS Germany release some more good news for all designers, architects and engineers out there used to lean on ProgeCad software in their work.
These companies have first released a German version of ProgeCad few years ago and soon after that, free tutorials in The German language appeared online. E-book was meant for both, beginners and experienced users who speak German more fluently than English.
At the same time, ProgeSoft released German version of their software enabling German users to use ProgeCad edition which features commands in native German language. This ProgeCad version offered improved AutoCAD compatibility with dozens of special functions, such as PDF conversion, QDIM or Google Earth export.
As the latest news, here’s a welcome to the German version of ProgeCAD 2016, equipped with dozens of great new features. Advanced, German version of this software supports all improved and new features covered by ProgeCAD 2016, including a wide collection of functions designed to improve the capability of the software and enable users to utilize it more effectively.
Dynamic input is a new tooltip that displays updated information in German next to the cursor, allowing a user to specify values at the tooltip text box. If you want to save, open or back up all your work on the cloud, the new version of ProgeCAD is compatible with most of cloud services. This means you can store your drawings on Dropbox, One drive or Google drive and make them available to your colleagues or customers.
ProgeCAD 2016 provides various annotative objects you can use to add notes and information to your drawings and drawing fields is a tool that inserts title block text and keeps it updated automatically.
The major function of all AutoCAD like software is to strongly support 3D modeling. Some powerful new functions integrated into ProgeCAD 2016 made 3d modeling incredibly easy.
Advanced solid grips allow the user to change size and shape of solids by simple dragging grips and there is, also, an option for creating temporary XY plane for drawing. During the 3D modeling process, the 3D Ortho function comes handy quite often. It keeps cursor moving parallel to Z axis of current UCS, making your manipulations with all three dimensions so much easier.
Similar to some previous versions, ProgeCAD 2016 supports PDF print function. All the listed innovations include using of technical terminology in native German. If your German is more fluent than English and you come across some troubles while using the newest version of ProgeCAD, nothing to worry about.