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CAD Software for engineers built by engineers

Welcome to a simple and affordable alternative called AViCAD. Everything looks and performs the same as what you would find in other CAD programs.

Loaded with many tools engineering and architectural tools

AutoCAD®-like software at a quarter the price

Are you tired of overpriced and over-complicated CAD software? Sick of paying for subscriptions – costing you thousands of dollars every year?

How customers have benefited from AViCAD

  • Just like AutoCAD

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

  • Quite impressed!

    I have sold, trained, and used CAD for over 50 years. Started with Intergraph, who sold MicroStation then Autocad, Dassault etc. I am quite impressed!

  • Wonderful engineering software

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

  • Quick 10 min download

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    Piping Drawing
    Structural Steel Drawing
    Pump and Tank Drawing

    Extra utilities you won't find elsewhere

    What's inside AViCAD?

    Our AViCAD Plus version ships with many add-on utilities like PDF to DXF Converter, Step/Iges converters, Massive Block Libraries, and more. It’s the best AutoCAD® alternative you’ll find anywhere.

  • Cleaner than Autocad

    I love this software. It loads quickly, is faster and cleaner than Autocad, has more useful add ons for real world work and I just deleted 50GB more of Autocad files.

  • Enjoying every minute of 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.

  • Still be saving money

    With the money saved by switching to AVICad I’m getting a new CAD laptop and I’ll still be saving money over AutoCAD subscriptions!

    • Complete Ownership As Low As

      Perpetual / Non-Subscription
      AViCAD 2024

      Perpetual licensing is available. You own the license outright.

      • AViCAD 2D/3D
      • Mech-Q Suite
      • Free updates wi AViCAD 2024 **
      • 12 months of maintenance
      • Standard * and Plus versions avail.
    • Minimal Investment As Low As

      AViCAD 2024

      Simply affordable. Yearly licenses also available.

      • AViCAD 2D/3D
      • Mech-Q Suite
      • Bonus Tools
      • Free updates while subscribed
      • Plus version included
      • No contract

    More tools available in the Plus version

    Even more extra features available

    The Plus version contains the PDF to DWG, Solidworks import-export, 3D PDF, Easyarch, and the Icadlibrary.

    2D Drawing Of Pipe
    3D Drawing Of Pipe


    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 an excellent choice for CAD beginners. We also have many easy-to-follow training videos to get you started. We also offer a beginner’s CAD course.

    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.

    Why do users choose AViCAD as their AutoCAD alternative?

    AViCAD offer the closest AutoCAD user experience – uses DWG as native file type – defaults to reading and writing in DWG file formats plus save as older DWG types.

    How does AViCAD covert AutoCAD files?

    AViCAD’s uses the native file format is DWG, so it can open, edit, and save any existing DWG file generated by AutoCAD® from version 2.5 to 2024 without any conversion or data loss.

    Is the Mech-Q Suite free with AViCAD?

    Yes we add it in at no additonal cost. Normally Mech-Q tools sell for $899.

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    AViCAD DWG's work with many file types

    Have a look at what AViCAD offers:

    • Opens DWG’s right away without any additional steps
    • 3D modeling, XREFing, AutoLISP and PDF printing
    • Mech-Q with 2D/3D AutoCAD-Like objects
    • Architectural 2D/ 3D **
    • Express Tools with short-cuts for common tasks
    • Top ribbon tab interface or classic interface
    • Import your vectored PDF into AViCAD DWG **
    • Support for IGES, STEP and Solidworks **
    • High Resolution PDFs with vectored output
    • Advanced Grips 

    ** available in the Plus version

    Extra CAD tools are available in the Plus– your best AutoCAD® alternative.

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    CAD File Types

    AViCAD Exports to PDF, DXF, DWF/DWF, STL,STP, IGS, SAT, 3DS, OBJ, POV, LWO, MA, DAE, DGN, WMF, BMP, EMF and SVG file types. AViCAD Imports DXF, DWF, STEP, IGES Import, sldprt part files and . sldasm assembly files , SHP, 3DS, DGN (Microstation), LWO, OBJ(Wavefront), STL, RGT, IFC (BIM), POINT CLOUDS ReCap®

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