progeCAD 2010 Professional

progeCAD 2010 Professional

4.5 / 5 51 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Architecture, Engineering, Industrial Design

Average Ratings

51 reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service
  • 2 / 5
  • 2 / 5
    Value for Money

Product Details

  • Starting Price
  • Free Version
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
  • Training
    In Person
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • progeCAD USA
  • Founded 2005

About This Software

progeCAD Professional - 2D/3D "AutoCAD Like" CAD system that will allow you to "Afford your Design". progeCAD uses AutoCAD DWG files, no need for conversion, and the interface uses the same menus and commands, no learning curve for AutoCAD users. Just 1/10th the Price, An easy replacement for AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT. Add-ons for Land Development, Architecture, HVAC/Piping, Structural, etc.

  • 2 1/2-Axis Milling
  • 2D Drawing
  • 3-Axis Milling
  • 3D Modeling
  • 4-Axis Milling
  • 5-Axis Milling
  • Arc Output
  • BIM Modeling
  • Cam Designs
  • Client Management
  • Contract Management
  • Database Connectivity
  • Document Management
  • Drafting
  • Helix Output
  • Hole Making
  • Inverse Kinematics
  • Kinematics
  • Machine Simulation
  • Manufacturing Design Data
  • Project Management
  • Proposal Management
  • Servo Motion Simulation
  • Simulate Cycles
  • Spiral Output
  • Toolpath Simulation
  • User Defined Cycles
  • Visualization / Presentation

progeCAD 2010 Professional Latest Reviews

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Best of CAD software

5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
Value for Money

Comments: We highly recommend ProgeCAD for any architectural or design office and especially for smaller offices where low software overhead contributes to
competitiveness and where ease of use and productivity become so personal to the users.

Pros: ProgeCAD (architectural) has the features, interface and document portability of similar CAD software yet the cost is much more affordable; especially for small
entrepreneurs. We have used ProgeCAD for five years with clients who use AutoCAD and similar software and have experienced only minute compatibility issues. Our ability to keep our software current and to compete in the marketplace is enhanced by the attractive pricing of ProgeCAD. Support by the software developer, resellers and an enthusiastic user community is of very good quality and highly appreciated especially when one gets into customization.

Cons: ProgeCAD is less well-known (although that is changing) and is often unfairly disparaged by those who have invested in vastly more expensive CAD software.

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Happy casual user

5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
Value for Money

Comments: I'm just an electronician that needs to draw some mechanical parts, enclosures, front panels,..etc.
I've tried the demos of about a dozen of similar softwares. This one offers the best results and performances for your bucks ! At less than the tenth of AutoCAD it delivers almost all its functions, and -at least for me- it covers 150% of my needs. On top of it, the pdf importer let me get accurate drawings out of the manufacturers' datasheets : I use this feature all the time. Last but not least : I was able to use say 85% of ProgeCAD features after a mere 5 hours of work.

Pros: Interface easy to use
Interface very complete
Steep learning curve
Nice documentation
Pretty fast, even with large drawings
Usefull pdf import into dxf
When it crashes (rarely) you loose nothing. All your work is recoverable.

Cons: Documentation, although very usefull, is outdated (version 9 only)
Sometimes crashes to desktop (non repetable though), say once a week. BUT I'm not absolutely sure it's not Windoze's fault (I only have this with Vista, not with XP sp3)