AViCAD - Affordable CAD software 


AViCAD offers the same functionality found within AutoCAD® but at a fraction of the price. But cheap CAD software does not mean you are getting less features for less money though – quite the opposite. We’ve coupled AViCAD with our Mech-Q Plant Design software – all included for free –  you’ll be able to produce CAD and Mechanical drawings very quickly with minimal software investment.

Our latest AViCAD version delivers even faster drafting with 64 bit support for Windows.

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AViCAD Plus special pricing. Now only $100 more than Standard Version.

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AViCAD is CAD software just like AutoCAD® – except AViCAD does it all. AViCAD is 2D/ 3D CAD Software which includes our powerful engineering software, Architectural symbols and Google Earth integration – plus much more.

Check out our 2 minute video to see what’s inside AViCAD:

In the video above, we give you brief overview of AViCAD: It’s a comprehensive 2D and 3D CAD application that offers a user interface similar to that of the full version of AutoCAD. AViCAD is a unique product that includes engineering tools, called Mech-Q, enabling users to run 2D and 3D engineering tools without having to purchase expensive add-ons. AViCAD is packed with features similar to AutoCAD and automatically saves to DWG file types that can be read by AutoCAD as well.

During the video, you will notice the properties pallet located on the right side, as well as the snap settings and other command shortcuts on the lower bar. You can create aliases just like in AutoCAD, making it easy to create shortcuts to run commands. Additionally, we have included the Express Tools, which are only available in AutoCAD Full (not the LT version). Furthermore, we supply a 2D and 3D architectural add-on with a window, door, and roof tool (available in our Plus version).

In addition to the 2D features, AViCAD offers impressive 3D capabilities. By creating a flange and pipe and then rendering it, it’s effortless to produce a realistic drawing. We can also save it to an image, PDF, or print it. With AViCAD costing only one eighth of the price of 2D and 3D AutoCAD, it’s a no-brainer.

We have only scratched the surface of what you can do with AViCAD. We also encourage you to take a minute to try out AViCAD. It’s a quick download and easy to install.

Here are some AViCAD’s main features:

  • AutoCAD®-Like Features
  • Full 2D/ 3D CAD
  • Creates DWG files by default
  • -Reads DWG files by default
  • Cheap CAD – fraction of the price of AutoCAD®
  • Includes Mech-Q Tools
  • Includes Architectural Tools**
  • 20,000+ block library **
  • Export 3D PDF’s that are interactive **

** Available in the Plus Version

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Best alternative to AutoCAD

AViCAD not only provides you the best Engineering Solution but also offers you the best compatibility with much more expensive packages like AutoCAD®.

AViCAD software is packed with AutoCAD®-like features that make it easy for users to transition from AutoCAD® to AViCAD without any difficulty. With nearly identical commands, menus, and toolbars, users can easily navigate the software and enjoy the same level of functionality as AutoCAD®. This makes AViCAD the ideal software for users who want to enjoy the benefits of AutoCAD® at a fraction of the price.

Here is a video comparing AutoCAD with AViCAD

Full 2D/3D CAD

AViCAD software is a complete 2D/3D CAD solution that offers a wide range of features to help users design and create complex drawings. With its 2D drafting tools, users can easily create detailed technical drawings, schematics, and floor plans. The software also includes 3D modeling tools that allow users to create complex 3D models and render them with ease. With AViCAD, users can work on a wide range of projects, including mechanical, electrical **, architectural **, and structural engineering projects.

** Available in the Plus Version

Includes this free engineering tool 

The good news is that Mech-Q is now available for free when you purchase AViCAD. This is a $899 value by itself, and it includes all four modules of Mech-Q: Mechanical, Piping, Structural, and Electrical.

The Piping module of Mech-Q is designed for creating piping systems, including layouts, isometrics, and bills of material.

The Structural module of Mech-Q is ideal for designing steel structures, including beams, columns, and connections.

The Mech-Q ducting module is a software tool used for designing HVAC ductwork systems in 2D and 3D.

The Mechanical module of Mech-Q contains a range of tools and functions for designing mechanical components, such as gears and fasteners.

All four modules of Mech-Q are included when you purchase AViCAD, making it an incredibly valuable tool for engineers and designers.  

DWG – native File Format

 One of the most notable features of AViCAD is that it creates DWG files by default, making it easy for users to share their designs with others who use AutoCAD®. This feature ensures seamless collaboration between users, clients, contractors, and other team members who use AutoCAD®.

In addition to its compatibility with AutoCAD®, AViCAD also supports other file formats such as DXF, DWF, and PDF. This makes it easy for users to import and export files from other CAD software programs, ensuring that they can work with a wide range of file formats. With AViCAD, advanced users can create detailed drawings and complex models with ease and share them with others who use different CAD software programs.

2D drawing and 3D modeling for both novice and advanced users.

AViCAD’s 3D modeling program is particularly noteworthy, providing users with excellent tools for creating complex designs. The software offers both elementary and advanced features that are comparable to what you would find in high-end CAD programs, making it an ideal choice for both small and large offices seeking a cost-effective solution.

Autodesk AutoCAD is an industry-standard Computer-Aided Design software that is widely used by experienced users to create complex models. AViCAD software, on the other hand, offers a wide variety of both 2D and 3D utilities not found in AutoCAD that cater to both novice and advanced users.

What are the benefits of using our CAD software?

AViCAD software is an excellent alternative to expensive AutoCAD® software, offering a cheap CAD software packed with AutoCAD®-like features that make it easy for users to transition from AutoCAD® to AViCAD without any difficulty.

Overall, AViCAD software is an affordable and powerful CAD solution that offers a wide range of features to help users design and create complex drawings. With its AutoCAD®-like features, full 2D/3D CAD capabilities, and ability to create DWG files by default, AViCAD is a great alternative at an affordable price.

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Various import/ export options

5 reasons why AViCAD is easy to use

1. AViCAD has a user-friendly interface that is easy to navigate, making it simple for users to find the tools they need quickly and efficiently.

2. The software includes a comprehensive library of  symbols, blocks, and templates, which can be easily customized and reused in multiple projects.

3. AViCAD offers a range of tutorials and training materials, including video tutorials to help users learn the software quickly and easily.

4. The software is compatible with a range of file formats, including DWG, DXF, and DWF, making it easy to share and collaborate on projects with others.

5. AViCAD offers a range of customization options, allowing users to personalize the software to suit their specific needs and preferences. This includes the ability to create custom toolbars, shortcuts, scripts and LISP routines.

How much will I spend on CAD software? 

The cost of AViCAD software varies depending on the version and number of licenses needed. Prices start as low as $49 per month.

AViCAD also offers a perpetual license, which means that users own the software outright and do not have to pay any ongoing subscription fees.

In contrast, AutoCAD is a subscription-only software, which means that users have to pay a monthly or yearly fee to use the software. 

See our subscription plans and perpetual license options.

System and Memory Requirements

A typical system for AViCAD would included:

– Operating System: Windows 7 or higher (64-bit)

– Processor: Intel or similar with a clock speed of 2 GHz or higher

– RAM: 8 GB or more

– Graphics Card: NVIDIA or ATI graphics card with a minimum of 1 GB VRAM

– Hard Drive Space: 20 GB of free space

Memory Requirements for AViCAD:

– Minimum of 8 GB RAM, but 16 GB or more is recommended for better performance and faster rendering times.

– The more RAM available, the larger and more complex 3D models can be drawn without lag time – It is also recommended to use an SSD (Solid State Drive) for faster read and write speeds, which can improve overall performance.

Cheap and very cost-effective but also highly advanced

The CAD tools offered by AViCAD are not only cost-effective but also highly advanced, making it an excellent choice for users seeking powerful software for complex designs. With AViCAD’s intuitive user interface, users can easily transition from AutoCAD® to AViCAD without any difficulty.

The software is also packed with additional features that are nearly identical to AutoCAD®’s commands, menus, and toolbars, making it easy for users to navigate the software and enjoy the same level of functionality.

AViCAD is a software that is both powerful and user-friendly, with an intuitive interface that enables users to easily create and modify designs. Whether you are a seasoned CAD professional or a beginner, AViCAD’s intuitive user interface ensures that you can easily navigate the software and create drawings and schematics without any difficulty.

Overall, AViCAD is an excellent CAD software that provides users with powerful tools and advanced features at an affordable price. Its compatibility with AutoCAD® makes it an ideal choice.

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Bonus: AViCAD also includes the Mech-Q Suite.