PROGECAD - Features


ProgeCAD general features

  • iCADLib - see video

    Blocks Manager. Your perfect everyday companion for blocks management. More than 22.000 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
  • 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 - see video

    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


    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 2017), 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.

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