AViCAD is a CAD program that’s just as powerful and versatile as AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT. It’s a reliable AutoCAD alternative to even the most recent releases.
It provides affordability without sacrificing functionality. Users can access powerful CAD tools at a fraction of the cost. AViCAD also features a user-friendly interface that is easy to navigate, making it suitable for beginners and experienced CAD users.
What makes AViCAD stand out is its compatibility with AutoCAD DWGs and commands. It uses the same file formats for drawings, templates, line types and text styles, hatch patterns, and much more. It even offers additional customization using the CUI editor and allows you to run your favorite AutoLISP programs.
AViCAD also comes with additional tools, including Express Tools with advanced CAD features. Plus, it’s compatible with the latest 64-bit versions of Windows 7 through 11. It’s truly an “engineering workhorse” when combined with Mech-Q and our other productivity tools.
Not only does AViCAD have standard features found in other CAD programs, but it also offers unique features and capabilities that you won’t find anywhere else.
Well, one big advantage is cost savings. AutoCAD can be expensive, and many users find that they don’t need all the features it offers. With an CAD alternative like AViCAD, you can often get a lower price without sacrificing quality.
Compatibility is also a key factor. Many AutoCAD-like “clones” can read and write DWG files, so you can collaborate with AutoCAD users without the need for file conversions.
AViCAD not only reads DWG, DXF, and DGN files but also DXF, DWF, STEP, IGES Import, sldprt part files and . sldasm assembly files , SHP, 3DS, LWO, OBJ(Wavefront), STL, RGT, IFC (BIM), POINT CLOUDS ReCap. AViCAD also exports to PDF, DXF, DWF/DWF, STL,STP, IGS, SAT, 3DS, OBJ, POV, LWO, MA, DAE, DGN, WMF, BMP, EMF and SVG file types.
Certain CAD alternatives are tailored for specific industries, such as architecture or mechanical engineering, offering specialized tools and features.
For example, our featured Mech-Q engineering tools are one of the highlights of AViCAD. In addition, you’ll find Architectural tools for 2D and 3D project types.
Unlike AutoCAD, some CAD alternatives have a more “relaxed” upgrade cycle, saving you time and money. They also offer flexibility for customization and personalized workflows. As you may know, Autodesk only offers subscription licensing, whereas AViCAD offers both perpetual and subscription options.
Another advantage is the additional features that CAD alternatives provide. They can include block managers, drawing utilities, and productivity tools that AutoCAD may not have. Have a look at our 10,000+ block library and manager available in our Plus version.
Users tell us how much easier AViCAD is to use. AutoCAD can be complex and have a steep learning curve for new users. But with CAD alternatives, you can find intuitive interfaces and extensive block libraries that make designing easier. We also offer both free and paid CAD courses so that you can get up to speed very quickly.
While AutoCAD is known for its comprehensive customer support, CAD alternatives often provide more personalized support, including direct phone support and one-on-one screen sharing.
Choose a CAD alternative that allows for growth and expansion as you take on more projects. Like AViCAD, some alternatives offer network and site-wide licensing for larger offices.
There are plenty of other good reasons to consider an AutoCAD alternative like AViCAD. Whether it’s for cost savings, features, or ease of use, ask us about our CAD substitute AViCAD – and get started today.More About AViCAD Pro