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CAD Software for engineers built by engineers
Complete 2D & 3D
AViCAD is award-winning plant and piping software that also includes Ducting, Structural, and Mechanical tools so that you can get the job done effortlessly every time.
Produce professional CAD drawings with very little upfront investment. AViCAD is just a fraction of the price of AutoCAD® and is loaded with many tools.
Writes to DWG
By default, AViCAD writes to AutoCAD® DWG. Our software delivers the best CAD compatibility to ensure unrivaled compatibility with all AutoCAD® releases.
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.”
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.
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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!
AViCAD licenses are available as perpetual or subscriptions. With Perpetual licenses, upgrading to the latest version is always optional. You can use it for as long as you need.
Mech-Q Full Suite
Instantly become productive using our Piping, Mechanical, HVAC, and Structural Tools, which we call Mech-Q. This engineering suite is included in both AviCAD and AViCAD Plus.
AViCAD offers free technical support for as long as you need it. Essential CAD classes, easy-to-follow video tutorials, and a help library are included and available anytime you need them.
AViCAD is a great AutoCAD® replacement. Most all the commands are the same, and the interface is nearly identical so that you will feel right at home. Choose between our Classic or Ribbon interface.
- $749Perpetual / Non-Subscription
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.
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.
3D PDF export tool
You can view and manipulate your 3D model right inside your PDF, no CAD software is required on the receiving end. A free PDF Reader is all you need. Allows you to create 3D walk-throughs, 3D views, zoom, pan, control layers, colors, shading and more.
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. Plus there are over 15 different ways to export your drawing to various filetypes.
2D/3D Architectural Tools
AViCAD Plus automates the drawing process with wall, window, door, roofs and stair utilities. Easy to use dialogs allow you to add preconfigured architectural elements into your drawing, So if you are looking to add architectural elements into your drawing its no problem.
Massive Block Libary
20,000 blocks are available within AViCAD Plus - all categorized into this block manager. Drawing libraries include Electrical, Mechanical, Architectural symbols, and more. Add your own blocks using this manager and create organized folders so you can locate them on the fly.
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.
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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AViCAD is just like AutoCAD®, compare them side by side. You’ll be amazed.