progeSOFT is the leader in low cost 2D/3D CAD technology. At progeSOFT we're dedicated to providing engineers, designers and other creative professionals with the tools they need to design the world's greatest products.
The first Library of graphic symbols for a CADsystem was delivered at the end of 1985 to ABB.
For a long time progeSOFT worked developing vertical applications for the industrial environment.
In 1999 progeCAD became one of the founding members of ITC (IntelliCAD Technology Consortium).
The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium is an organization of CAD software developers who develop applications for IntelliCAD, a Computer-aided design engine. The IntelliCAD engine, which is based on the Theiga library from the Open Design Alliance, reads and writes the ".dwg" data format – a widely used file format for storing both graphic and textual information of CAD-related software applications.
Based on the IntelliCAD engine, ProgeSOFT developed its high end CAD solution, progeCAD Professional.
The industry had starved for a comprehensive software package for handling of 2D/3D drawings based on the industrial standard at a fair price. progeCAD managed to meet the needs.
Based on our communication expertise, we serve our customers' needs through products, services and solutions that deliver long-term benefits and meet the highest standards of quality, reliability and flexibility. We reinforce our customers' competitive strength through integrated solutions.
, the 2D/3D DWG/DXF-native CAD platform offering seamless compatibility with AutoCAD® DWG versions 2.5 – 2021, is the perfect alternative CAD for any budget. progeCAD 2021 boasts the intuitive Classic/Ribbon Interface with familiar commands and perpetual licensing solutions. progeCAD is highly efficient comprising all the basic CAD functionality as well as many exclusive extra tools to facilitate the drafting process and drawings interchange, for instance, with Mechanical (STEP/IGES/SolidWorks file formats support) and BIM (rvt/.rfa, IFC file formats support) applications.
progeCAD 2021 Professional
Powerful 2D and 3D design software low priced, useful for CAD field & concept sketch, electrical schematics, building construction, AEC architectural, civil, GIS, Topography, structural, mechanical and industrial engineering, MCAD mechanical. STEP,IGES,SHP,PDF import
3D EasyArch Plugin The plugin for parametric architectural design to boost productivity creating fl plans and buildings. The plugin works in 2D and 3D, generates parametric walls, doors, windows, stairs just in few clicks, also provides a library of dynamic blocks for internal design.
STEP-IGES-SOLIDWORKS IMPORT/EXPORT Support for widely used STEP, IGES and SolidWorks fi to exchange 2D/3D CAD data. progeCAD can also import/export Maya .RGT, Wavefront .OBJ and import 3D Studio .3DS and LightWave .LWO.
PDF to DWG Converter The module allows to convert PDF fi into editable DWG CAD drawings with layers support. Lines, shapes, texts are editable with progeCAD like CAD original objects.
ARTISAN Render Engine This is a quick way to create realistic images of your models, using scenes, preset materials, light confi ations and the possibility to add user lights and materials.
3D PDF Export The 3D PDF conversion module to export DWG/DXF drawings to 3D PDF fi Creation of Adobe PDF standard fi with embedded dynamic 3D content. Smart collaboration with design professionals and with users who do not deal with CAD software. To open 3D PDF fi you simply need the free Adobe® Reader®/Acrobat Reader DC software.
3D and 2D Civil Features Creation of TIN surfaces from Point Clouds - Topographic Sections - Slopes.
Surveying, GIS and Civil Features Image Georeferencing - ECW, MrSID and Jpeg 2000 support - ESRI / SHAPE Import.
Blocks Library Manager progeCAD integrates the module for blocks management with more than 20.000 2D/3D ready-to-use blocks for architecture (interior/exterior), ANSI-ISO and DIN-ISO mechanics, steel profi IEC and ANSI electrical symbols, 3D furniture (bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, living-room, offi e), hydraulic and pneumatic symbols. The iCADLib module also allows to handle user libraries of DWG and SAT blocks.
Point Clouds Point cloud fi help the design process by providing real-world context where you can recreate the referenced objects. Along with the standard ReCap® .rcp/.rcs fi formats, progeCAD supports such Point Cloud formats as PCG, ISD, XYZ, PLY and LAS.
progeCAD Express Tools The set of tools mainly grouped under the Express Tools menu which extend progeCAD functionality enabling the user to increase productivity through easy, fast and effi performance of complex multistep CAD operations.
IMPORT BIM Import/attach IFC and Autodesk® Revit® fi (.rvt/.rfa, IFC). These fi types contain building and construction data. Once the fi is attached, you can explode it, snap to it and use the RVTPANE command to open the Categories pane for visibility control.
PDF2DWG The New conversion engine with pages preview and such new options as Batch conversion of all PDFs in a folder, multi-page PDF conversion, PDF append, dashed lines recognition, plus dozens of other important improvements.
ROTATE on PASTE and PASTEBLOCK Users can now rotate entities during the paste command for direct alignment of elements.
SELECTION CYCLING The control of selection when an object overlaps other objects. Cycling through overlapping objects makes selection extremely easier.
QUICK PROPERTIES Palette The Quick Properties palette shows a list of object properties for one or more selected objects. Rapid access to the most useful object properties avoiding irrelevant and confusing fi The Quick Properties palette appears beside the cursor when clicking on an object.
SolidWorks IMPORT progeCAD has added import of new essential fi formats. progeCAD 2021 can now import .sldprt part fi and .sldasm assembly fi created with SolidWorks.
QRCode Users can now create and insert a QRCODE from any text, URL etc. making text in drawings scannable from QR Codes with any mobile phone or tablet with a camera.
Associative ARRAY progeCAD can now create Associative Arrays of multiple entities editable through the properties panel. It is now extremely easy to dynamically modify a number of items, rows, columns, angles, rotation etc.
DATAEXTRACTION The command extracts information from objects such as block attributes and drawing properties and creates a detailed schedule, a parts list, or a bill of materials to a table inside a drawing or into an external fi
VPLAYER The command sets layer visibility within viewports. In a layout, it is possible to assign a set of unique display properties for each Viewport layer.These settings override those in the Model tab and controlled by the layer manager palette. VPLayer works on Color, LType, LWeight, Pstyle, Transparency, Visibility (Freeze-Thaw).
progeCAD 2022 Professional Free Upgrade Campaign
We are planning to release progeCAD 2022 Professional ENGLISH in the second half of October 2021, so it is time to announce our traditional Free Upgrade Campaign.
The Free Upgrade Campaign for the progeCAD Professional English version is scheduled for September 1st, 2021 . The campaign will be running until the new English version release date.
All new licenses or upgrades to progeCAD 2021 Professional English purchased on September 1st 2021 onward are automatically listed as qualified for a free upgrade to progeCAD 2022 Professional English after the new version release.
progeCAD Professional is available with different perpetual licensing solutions:
SL - Single license a licensing solution for one user which allows to keep the software on a desktop and laptop for more flexibility.
NLM - Network Licenses
can be installed on unlimited PCs in the net and used at the same time by several users according to the purchased licenses (1 NLM=1 concurrent user). The number of network floating licenses determines how many users can work with the product concurrently, so in accordance with this the necessary number of licenses should be acquired.
License Take-Away: NLM licenses can be temporarily moved on a laptop or a remote PC to be used offline. Max flexibility!
Corporate One Site - Site License
Unlimited users under the company name within one unique company location or production unit
Corporate Country - Nation-Wide License Unlimited users under the company name within the same country
Upon receiving your request letter, your
educational institution will be evaluated for eligibility for a Free
Educational Licence of progeCAD. As a result the serial number for
software activation or explanation of your request rejection will be
sent to the email address specified by you.
The Educational Licence is valid for one
year. When the licence is about to expire and you would prefer to continue
using the software, please send a request for a licence renewal or a new
software version following the procedure indicated above.
If you like this initiative, you could simply
add the following phrase into some page accessible for public viewing on
“Our students are
learning Computer Aided Design (CAD) through a donation of progeCAD
Professional by ProgeCAD - www.progesoft.com”
It is a great way to show your appreciation
and support our company.
If you are a student, you can print this page
out and let your professors know about progeCAD and, in particular, about
this Educational opportunity. Invite your professors to try progeCAD out
downloading a trial version on our website and then to adopt the software in
your educational institution sending us a request letter. In this way you
will be able to use the software for free both in the educational
institution and at home.
ProgeSOFT releases progeCAD 21.0.6 ENG UPDATE
ProgeSOFT has released
Update 21.0.6 for progeCAD 2021 Professional
All software improvements and fixes available with Update 21.0.6 can be
consulted in the list here below:
Fixed the height of the
Find&Replace dialog when the TOP of the program is not aligned with the TOP
of the screen
Fixed REFCLOSE in case of
editing XREF using REFEDIT
Fixed display of point
style in SETTINGS dialog
Fixed delete of unused
files in temp and in backup folder
Replaced _CUSTOMIZE with
_CUI. Changed command associated with QCUI alias
Fixed set of active view
from VIEW dialog, now it doesn't need a double "Set current" to activate it
Fixed PLAN command to
disable front and back clipping plane
Fixed open time and
anomal memory usage opening drawing with clipped blocks
Fixed transparency of
polygon selection window and circle selection window
Fixed z displacement
using associative array
Fixed STRETCH command in
a drawing with bad mechanical entities
Fixed crash using color
combobox in property palette
Added check to avoid
crash in FILLET command
Updated library to import
various file formats
Fixed PYRAMID command in
Fixed set of 3D SOLID
color also when a subentity has RGB color
Fixed crash opening a
drawing with FIELD in attributes
Fixed set of color when
ACIS subentity already has a RGB color
Activated Dynamic UCS for
Fixed background color of
Fixed RGB color of acis
Updated solidworks import
Added check to avoid
crash opening a drawing from start page using mouse wheel
Fixed crash in
Fixed insertion point and
scale of image inserted using positioning file
Fixed crash on selection
Fixed crash clicking on
start page during load of drawing
Fixed EasyArch edit scale
Changed value of
SAVETHUMBNAIL variable to fix crash saving drawing and enlarged to 512
pixels generated thumbnail size
Fixed priority of
commands in command list
Fixed crash copying or
moving an entity with wrong dimension association
Partially fixed problem
trimming spline entity with another spline
Fixed open of drawing
from start page: if drawing has missing xref and user choose to update path
of missing xref a regen fails and create an unresponsive state
Fixed command list typing
on command line, Fixed localization of alias command list
Fixed double click action
on entities placed on locked layer
ARRAYASSOCIATIVITY with 3DARRAY command
Fixed crash selecting
Changed backup folder to
"progeCAD backup drawings". Implemented clear of old backup files using
Added BACKUPOPEN variable
to backup drawings in temp folder before open
Improved PDF2CAD command:
now it will check input files list before starting the conversion thread
Fixed freeze during REGEN
on very high zoom in a drawing with complex linetype
Improved Quick Properties
Configuration dialog: - Fixed the way string resources are loaded
Fixed disappear of some
entity after REFCLOSE
Improved QRCODE dialog: -
added "Help" button - handled click on "Help" button Defined help context
for QRCODE dialog
Fixed "Invalid input"
error message using ENTER changing scale or angle in HATCH dialog
search of block selected for REFEDIT also on double click
Fixed selection of right
subblock in refedit tree
Fixed 3DCONVERT not
loading the correct string resource for an error message
Fixed Selection Palette
page creating a wrong filter for Layer Name, Entity Color and Linetype
properties. Now it will use the localized name of those properties to create
Removed isolines with
HIDDEN mode to improve speed of regeneration
Fixed crash in PDF2CAD
Added Modeless Progress
Indicator loading a drawing
Fixed osnap on zoom
window according to OSNAPCOORD
Fixed creation of
corrupted HATCH using PREVIEW during HATCHEDIT
.NET API: Changed open
file function to get failure from .NET procedure
Improved Main Options
dialog: now *Scale* options means "millimeters per DXF unit" Improved
Advanced Options dialog: restored *Scale Text* option and moved it to
Scaling Options group
Avoided explosion of
solid hatches in 2d solid entities using EXPLODE command
Improved performance of
Fixed selection of dashed
entities in empty part of linetype changelog : Fixed selection and ESNAP of
Fixed print of Footer or
Header when drawing name that cointains ','
Fixed TRIM with rotate
Implemented selection of
last opened file in OPEN dialog
within LISP or SCRIPT commands
Fixed Replace in FIND
dialog with MLeader using Block as content type
Fixed FIND command with
MLEADER using BLOCK with ATTRIBUTES
Fixed stack corruption
problem opening file that uses vertical true type fonts (with '@')
Fixed hang using print
preview with PDF printer and custom paper size without customize the size
Fixed save and get of
print transparency from layout
Fixed print PDF with
transparency (or hidden, shaded) using our PDF printer, added PRINTTILEMODE
variable (ON is 2020 mode, OFF is 2021)
Fixed Revit underlay
scale after reopen
Fixed speed of selection
of 2d Polylines with many vertexes (+10k)
Fixed FLATTEN command
with 3d Solids objects
Added message for
unsupported Revit file version
Fixed APPLOAD command to
load lisp that contains COMMAND
Fixed purge of Dynamic
blocks to avoid delete of referenced dynamic blocks
Implemented print of TIFF
file using our JPG printer
Fixed selection speed in
drawing with too complex hatch, ignored (not regenerated) hatches with more
than 5000 loops
Implemented sysvar fields
in FIELD command
Reduced size of objects
pasted in Word-Excel, Added EMFFACTOR and WMFFACTOR to change size factor of
EMF and WMF created during COPYCLIP
Improved PDF2CAD command:
now it will display only one message if some of the input files were skipped
during Batch conversion
Improved PDF2CAD: handled
skipped files Improved "Single File" mode tab: now it will display an error
if invalid PDF file is selected Code Cleanup
generation during autosave to increase speed of autosave
Fixed OFFSET with lines
standing on different Z levels
Fixed the initial height
of the DWG Preview in Open File dialog
Restored vertex grips of
non associative hatch created selecting objects
Property palette :Fixed
change of number of items and angle between items of polar array if angle is
less than 360°
Fixed print of images
with a page size larger than A3
Fixed lag after copy of
Removed "last access"
from open/save dialog
Fixed a bug in
DATAEXTRACTION dialog when user is unable to move from step "Data Source" to
step "Select Objects"
Fixed default option not
being recognized by PCAD in a few prompts of the _3DARRAY command
Property paleete: Fixed
change of total angle of polar array if angle is less than 360°
Fixed speed of COPY of
some specific blocks in a big drawing
Fixed the command bar
position in a Multi-Monitor context. Now it appears on the correct monitor
at startup time
Fixed temporary OSNAP in
ZOOM window command with OSNAPCOORD = 2
Fixed zoom and pan with
ZOOMDETAIL = -1
Fixed update of Quick
property palette changing color with ribbon or toolbar combobox
Fixed insertion of blocks
from tool palette: layer names and other styles coming from inserted blocks
Print: removed message
and popup about 3d hidden/shaded view and plot styles
Fixed EXTRUDE direction
option with NWUCS
Fixed ELEVZERO command
with REGION objects: the command now filters out REGION objects
Fixed display of main
window during application startup
Fixed ESNAP and ETRACK
markers in diffent VPORTS : Restored SNAPALLVIEWS to 0
Changed selection windows
to display only in active window
Quick Property: added a
limit to height max to 750 pixel, added scroolbar when exceed to height
Improved speed of command
hint list with great number of results
Added OneDrive business
path to cloud commands
Fixed load of some
commands opening drawing with double click on PC with QUADRO video cards
PDF2CAD : Fixed crash
when attempting to show preview of a protected PDF file
Fixed display of DGN
Fixed wrong DIST result
on layout Viewport
scale depending from layout viewport scale
Implemented PURGE of
empty text objects
Fixed APPLOAD of .NET
modules , filename is not requested twice
Fixed exception finding
variable to HWCONFIG dialog
Fixed delete of unused
files in temp and in backup folder, changed number of backup files to 2,
changed remove of old backup file controlled by BACKUPOPEN variable
Added check to avoid
crash using layout tab during block editor
Fixed explorer preview
pane after start
Fixed edit of text of
activation/deactivation of POLAR and ORTHO passing from one drawing to
Fixed problem using
PUBLISH with our PDF printer, added license activation and set options for
Fixed open time and
anomal memory usage opening drawing with clipped blocks
Improved speed of
regeneration of TTF text
variable to enable or disable change of TEXTQLTY variable opening drawing
Fixed DIMRADIUS command
when circle stands on z plane different from current elevation
2021 ProfessionalENG 21.0.6
is available here.
Existing users will receive Update 21.0.6 automatically (if connected to
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