The best value CAD software on the market, period.

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What makes AViCAD different?

Complete 2D & 3D

AViCAD is award winning plant and piping software which also includes Ducting, Structural and Mechanical tools so that you can get the job done effortlessly every time.

Very affordable

Produce professional CAD drawings with very little upfront investment. AViCAD is just a fraction of the price of AutoCAD® and loaded with lots of tools.

Writes to DWG

By default AViCAD writes to AutoCAD® DWG. Our software delivers the best CAD compatibility to ensures unrivaled compatibility with all AutoCAD® releases.

AutoCAD-like software at a quarter the price

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How customers have benefited from AViCAD

When my projects are completed, I simply save the file and just like AutoCAD I can share it with my consultants. Love it.”


“We purchased AViCAD when it first released and have been using it ever since. We’re free from expensive updates from “big A” and enjoying every minute of it.”

Mark Simmons, Verona WI

“All the tools I need to get my engineering projects finished. Thanx for your wonderful engineering software!”

R Goodman, PA USA

AViCAD empowers you like no other CAD software.
Affordable Software
Extremely Economical

AViCAD licenses are available as perpetual or subscription. With Perpetual licenses, upgrading to the latest version is always optional. Use it for as long as you require.

Mech-Q Suite
Mech-Q Full Suite

Instantly become productive using our Piping, Mechanical, HVAC and Structural Tools, called Mech-Q. This engineering suite is included in both AviCAD and AViCAD Plus.

Unlimited Support
Unlimited Support

AViCAD offers free technical support for as long as you need it. Essential CAD classes, video tutorials and a help library are included and available anytime you need them.


AViCAD is a great AutoCAD® alternative. Most all the commands are the same and the interface is nearly identical, so you will feel right at home.

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Complete Ownership

Perpetual licensing available. You own the license outright.

AViCAD Subscriptions

Minimal Investment

Subscriptions available. Choose either monthly or yearly.

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Take AViCAD for a test drive, free for 30 days. No CC required.

Even more extra features available

3D PDF export tool
3D PDF export tool

View and manipulate your 3D model right inside your PDF, no CAD software required on receiving end. A free PDF Reader is all you need.

File Converters
File Converters

AViCAD Plus ships with PDF to DXF Converter, a STEP/Iges converter, a 3D PDF generator and a high-resolution vector PDF printer is in-built.

2D/3D Architectural Tools
2D/3D Architectural Tools

AViCAD Plus automates the drawing process with wall, window, door, roofs and stair utilities. If you are looking to add architectural elements into your drawing its no problem.

Massive Block Library
Massive Block Library

20,000 blocks are available within AViCAD Plus – all organize into a block manager which includes Electrical, Mechanical, Architectural symbols and more. Add you own too.

Our AViCAD Plus version ships with many add-on utilities like PDF to DXF Converter,
Step/Iges converters, Massive Block Libraries and much more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s required to run AViCAD?

Windows® XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 or 11
Intel Pentium® or more powerful processor
1 GB RAM (minimum), 2 or more GB (recommended)
1 GB of hard disk space

I’m new to CAD. Is AViCAD for me?

We have many users just starting with CAD. Because our tools do most of the heavy lifting for you, AViCAD is a great choice for CAD beginners. We also have many easy to follow training videos to get you started.

I have AutoCAD. Are the Mech-Q tools available separately?

Yes, our piping design software and other Mech-Q tools are also available as an add-on for AutoCAD and other CAD applications.

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5 minute download, 5 minute install. What are you waiting for?

Features you just won’t find at this price

Have a look at what AViCAD offers

  • Opens DWG’s right away without any additional steps
  • Includes 3D modeling, XREFing, AutoLISP and PDF printing
  • Includes popular engineering add-on Mech-Q with 2D/3D piping, ducting, structural and mechanical
  • Architectural 2D/ 3D module **
  • Includes bonus “Express Tools” in order to provide you with short-cuts for common design tasks
  • Choose between top ribbon with tab interface or classic
  • Save and import your vectored PDF into AViCAD DWG **
  • Work with IGES, STEP and Solidworks files easily **
  • High Resolution PDF Printer added with vectored output
  • Advanced Grips for polyline and hatch, middle grip, edit menu
  • Plus many other new CAD features

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Checkout what’s new, what’s coming and what AViCAD can do for you.

What's new in AViCAD 2022?
What’s new in AViCAD 2022?

Read more about the latest features and improvements now available.

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Whats inside AViCAD?
Whats inside AViCAD?

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