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Great progeCAD success in South Korea

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

progeCAD South Korea is about to launch the new Korean release of progeCAD 2017 Professional.
After progeCAD 2016, the first progeCAD version released in Korean, the South Korean market has affirmed its interest into a stable, complete and easy-to-use DWG CAD at a fair price.

progeCAD is an AutoCAD® compatible 2D/3D CAD application that works with AutoCAD® DWG files. The new version will include amazing features: DWG compatibility from AutoCAD® 2.5 through AutoCAD® 2017, Ribbon Interface, 64-bit and Multi-core support, new editing commands, improved features, progeCAD Cloud and many more.

The news of our South Korean Partner is available in full here.

More information about progeCAD can be found at the official website
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ProgeSOFT and SoliCAD s.r.o at the International Engeneering Fair in Brno

Friday, September 11th, 2015

ProgeSOFT and SoliCAD s.r.o. kindly inform that they will have their exhibition stand during The International Engeneering Fair (MSV 2015) which takes place in Brno, the Czech Republic from Monday, September 14th, 2015 until Friday, September 18th, 2015.

The International Engineering Fair (MSV) is the leading industrial trade fair in Central Europe, which covers practically all areas of the engeneering industry and this year will focus on measuring, control, automation and regulation technology.

SoliCAD, a construction and development office as well as official distributor of progeCAD, will present at their stand no. 018, building P the latest CAD solutions to all fair attendees. Constructors, engineers, any other industry professionals and anyone who has to do with computer aided design will find the SoliCAD stand worth their attention. SoliCAD will take pleasure in offering either the software basics or further insight into the progeCAD program to any visitor at their stand so that they could acquaint themselves with one of the fastest growing manufacturing program.

All visitors are welcome!

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Molnet och Dropbox i nya versionen av lågprisalternativet ProgeCAD

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Hårt satsande lågprisalternativet till AutoCAD, ProgeCAD, har släppt en ny version – 2016. Den är fullt kompatibelt med AutoCAD 2016 och Windows 8.1. 

– Men den nya versionen av ProgeCAD är allmänt fullmatad med nyheter, t ex stöd för Microsoft One, Google Drive och Dropbox. Här finns också ny avancerad solidhantering och dynamisk inmating och UCS, säger Hans Engström på Eurocitydata.

En viktig bit i nya ProgeCAD är molnet.
– Med ProgeCAD Moln blir det enkelt att komma åt ritningar var man än befinner sig, säger Engström. Det är också ett optimalt sätt att dela ritningar inom arbetsgruppen och med kunderna, ProgeCAD Moln stödjer de vanligaste molntjänsterna för fildelning och synkronisering som Dropbox, Google Drive och Microsoft One Drive. ProgeCAD:s konfigurationsinställningar sparas i molnet och kan enkelt exporteras till en annan PC.
Dynamisk inmatning. När det gäller nyheten med dynamisk inmatning så är det ett alternativt sätt att ange kommandon genom en kommandorad vid hårkorset. Man kan ange data som en längd för en linje eller en radie för en cirkelmed dynamisk visning av ändringar relativt musens rörelser. När dynamisk inmatning är påslagen visas dynamiskt uppdaterad information bredvid markören. När ett kommando pågår kan du ange alternativ och värden i textrutan. Man kan också konfigurera den dynamiska inmatningen till sin egen eller företagets standard.
– Denna funktion är till för att ytterligare öka produktiviteten genom att göra ritandet och redigerandet ännu mer effektivt, säger Engström.
Läs mer om nya ProgeCAD i VFs pappersedition nr 2-2015, som utkommer i början av april.

ProgeSOFT unveils progeCAD 2016 Professional, the new edition of the cost-efficient general-purpose CAD platform

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Today ProgeSOFT is excited to announce the most eagerly awaited new release of the company’s main product, progeCAD 2016 Professional, a 2D/3D DWG/DXF-native CAD platform fully compatible with AutoCAD® and other CAD programs supporting DWG/DXF file formats.

progeCAD 2016 Professional, the software for advanced technical drawing acknowledged by the CAD professionals in need of the DWG environment, offers in its new edition DWG compatibility with AutoCAD® DWG files versions up to 2016. Thanks to Cloud technology integrated with progeCAD 2016, the level of collaboration and data sharing has been dramatically enhanced. The Cloud integration  allows the CAD operator to save and open drawings on a Cloud station enabling access to projects literally from everywhere you want and to anyone you need to design, view and revise. The new version is also showcasing the Dynamic input feature as an alternative way to specify coordinates in the drawing area and a rethink of GUI, inviting Users to assess the interface new graphics, welcoming colours and by far more user-friendly and appealing look-and-feel. The user interface by all means remains familiar containing all the drawing and editing commands and tools of the industry standard CAD software. Then there are the scores of fixes of the former listed bugs and glitches like solid extrusion, zoom, ortho and object snaps just to name a few which are to gratify the User of the 2016 release.

Listed below are the main new features of the progeCAD 2016 edition:

  • Dynamic input, a command line interface at your crosshair to enter commands and coordinates with interactive display of changes; configurable according to your personal or company standards.
  • Dynamic UCS, to speed up 3D modelling this feature automatically creates a temporary plane to draw on, so you don’t need to constantly specify a new UCS to change views.
  • Cloud integration. Enhance collaboration and simplify teamwork through an easy reach to your drawings! progeCAD Cloud supports the major cloud services for file sharing and syncing like DropBox, Google Drive and Microsoft One Drive.
  • Advanced Solid grips, enriched 3D editing through the grips. Select and drag black squares of grips on a 3D model to alter the shape and size of primitive solids. The change of one parameter will maintain the overall solid shape by automatically updating other parameters.
  • 3D Ortho. Classic X,Y Ortho snap modes have been beefed up by orthogonal snap mode for the Z-axis, restricting cursor movement not only to horizontal and vertical, but also in the up and down directions.
  • Annotative objects, the feature automates the sizing of annotations such as text(single and multi-line), dimensions, hatches, tolerances, blocks and block attributes in multiple viewports with varying scales. The annotative objects are scaled based on the current annotation scale setting and are automatically displayed at the correct size.
  • Drawing Fields. Save time and improve accuracy using fields to automate the insertion of titleblock text or other annotations in a drawing, especially, when this text occurs repeatedly like it is in case of the current date, the drafter’s initials, the company name and address etc.
  • ARCTEXT, the command enables text alignment along an existing arc object, very handy when adding complex curved text in drawings.
  • Breakline, the command line creates a breakline, a polyline including a breakline symbol, by specifying two points and the location of the breakline symbol between them. You can control the relative size and appearance of the breakline symbol and the extension of the polyline beyond the selected start and end points.
  • PDF/A Print. Create PDF files compliant with the PDF/A Standard often requested by official institutions and public administrations and used for long-term archiving.
  • Change Space, the CHSPACE command to move or copy entities from Model Space to Paper Space or the other way round very quickly and easily. Entities are also scaled by the viewport scale to come out in the correct size.
  • Draw order advanced tools, control of draw order of CAD entities through a new toolbar.
  • Autocomplete command mode. Enhanced command line input assisted by a list or auto completion of commands and system variables as they are being typed.

Click here to watch Video demonstrating the new features of  progeCAD 2016 Professional

As commented by Marco Lucini, director for ProgeSOFT SA: “progeCAD Professional is designed to make the draftsman efficient and precise at the most competitive price. With the new 2016 edition the program takes another step forward to be in line with the technology at the cutting edge. This surely has to do with Cloud integration, the functionality in high demand in the market, as well as Dynamic input implementation, the most requested by our users feature. Our little CAD package is getting ever more complete, intuitive and easy-to-use to serve you and your productivity.”

progeCAD 2016 Professional is compatible with the Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 operating systems and also ready for  Windows 10. Alongside all the generic CAD standard commands progeCAD provides the tools typical of the advanced DWG environment, such as: ACIS 3D solid modelling, advanced rendering, Dynamic UCS, ICADLib blocks library manager. The design process is further assisted through complete image management, from raster images insertion to their in-place editing. The Professional package also puts at disposal of its Users a series of customization tools, supporting the following programming languages: LISP, DIESEL, IRX (C++ Similar to ARX), SDS (C++ ADS compatible), VBA and COM automation.

ProgeSOFT is inviting you to download a 30-day fully functional trial version of progeCAD 2016 Professional  here. For more information the official website and the dedicated YouTube Channel  can be consulted.  Not to miss out on any update, the blogs and major social networks facebook, twitter and google+ are at your disposal.

ProgeCAD and SoliCAD s.r.o. invite You to The International Engeneering Fair in Brno

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

ProgeCAD and SoliCAD s.r.o. have great pleasure in inviting You to visit their exhibition stand during The International Engeneering Fair (MSV 2014) which takes place in Brno, the Czech Republic from Monday, September 30th, 2014 until Friday, October 3rd, 2014.

The International Engineering Fair (MSV) is the leading industrial trade fair in Central Europe, which covers practically all areas of the engeneering industry and this year will focus on measuring, control, automation and regulation technology.

SoliCAD, a construction and development office as well as official distributor of progeCAD, will showcase at Stand 014, Building P the latest CAD solutions for all fair attendees. Constructors, engeneers, any other industry professionals and anyone who has to do with DWG drawing files or is willing to enter the world of CAD drafting will find the SoliCAD stand worth their attention. SoliCAD will be giving either the basics of the progeCAD software or further insight into the product to any visitor at their stand so as to present the best AutoCAD® alternative to the concerned audience.

All visitors are welcome!

progeCAD Architecture 2014: an advanced powerful BIM solution for parametric Architectural design

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

ProgeCAD is proud to unveil the new progeCAD Architecture 2014 version, the CAD software program incorporating the cutting edge BIM technology and fully compatible with AutoCAD®.
progeCAD Architecture 2014 is an ideal tool for advanced Architectural design offering the user a winning combination of general-purpose CAD features and sophisticated functionality of the Building Information Modelling system along with the incontestable advantage of the DWG environment. The program is now faster, more efficient and precise to create building models at the most competitive price.

IFC 2×3 file format import and export and multiple Viewport creation are for sure two of the most exciting novelties of the new progeCAD Architecture 2014 version that are to enhance the design process by adding greater flexibility. The support of the IFC file format, the standard object-based file format with a data model for better exchange of architectural projects, will contribute to full compatibility with other BIM applications such as Allplan®, Revit®, ArchiCAD®. The IFC format allows to import and export building data, including such complex objects as stairs and roofs, significantly reducing data loss. Creating multiple Viewports on one Layout with the possibility to separately handle visualization options will speed up the creation of unique views of a project and facilitate print layout management.

progeCAD Architecture 2014 is a 2D/3D DWG-native CAD software application, fully compatible with  AutoCAD® and other CAD programs supporting DWG/DXF/IFC file formats. 3D design with progeCAD Architecture is even faster and easier than 2D drawing in a generic CAD application such as AutoCAD® or progeCAD Professional. The program optimizes projects creation by making the building design phases easy and straightforward: from modelling to rendering, and up to interactive virtual tours of a model. Besides, progeCAD Architecture 2014 is compatible with the Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 operating systems supporting even the latest Windows 8.1 OS with significant engine performance improvement. The intuitive GUI is quite familiar as it includes all drawing and editing commands and tools of the generic industry standard CAD software. The 2014 version is also showcasing the following new features:

  • Single hided roofs of any shape defined by polylines
  • Render engine and material compatibility improvement
  • Print improvement with Plot options support
  • Insertion of X-Refs with Solid ACIS
  • Changes in the default values ​​of some parameters or commands to ensure compatibility with the latest AutoCAD® versions (like in Tolerances and MText)
  • Changes allowing plot preview and settings display even with no printer selected
  • Background colour support in MText (through the Property Panel)

Click here to watch a Video presentation of  the new features of progeCAD Architecture 2014.

Owing to the fact that progeCAD Architecture integrates the BIM technology, the user operates directly on a 3D model, that ensures the speed of execution and editing as well as great creative freedom during the process of modelling. It is possible to insert complex parametric objects (such as doors, windows, roofs, stairs, 2D/3D furnishing) directly in a 3D model observing their interaction and transformation in real time. Immediate visualization of all modifications in 2D and 3D dramatically saves up time and reduces errors when revising a project.

Alongside with the generic CAD features and architectural intelligent BIM components, progeCAD Architecture provides the tools typical of the advanced DWG environment, such as: ACIS 3D solid modelling, advanced rendering, animation creation, CTB and STB print files support, free 2D and 3D block libraries. The architectural design is further assisted through complete image management with high quality photorealistic rendering, 3D/4D smooth animation, as well as material maps and topographic components.

Damiano Croci, CEO for ProgeCAD, comments: “The release of progeCAD Architecture 2014 is an important milestone on the way to developing an architectural BIM program ever more complete, intuitive and easy-to-use, designed to increase your productivity and efficiency by reducing design time and allowing to minimize errors when preparing construction documentation.”

ProgeCAD invites everybody to test the new release by downloading a 30-day fully functional trial version of progeCAD Architecture 2014 here. For more information, please go to the official website and the YouTube Channel entirely dedicated to the program. Not to miss out on any update, visit our blogs and major social networks facebook, twitter and google+.

The 40th UAP Annual Convention and CONEX 2014

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

ProgeCAD’s Partner in the Philippines, the Architechy company, is participating in the 40th UAP Annual Convention and CONEX 2014. The tradeshow will be held from April 10th to 13th in Pasay City at SMX Convention Center, the biggest convention and exhibition structure ever built in the Country. ProgeCAD Philippines is going to unveil the latest English version of progeCAD Professional 2014, the low-cost 2D/3D CAD software offering the AutoCAD® look-and-feel, DWG 2014, 3D PDF Export, PDF to DWG conversion and many other features.

The UAP National Convention represents the premier event of The United Architects of the Philippines (UAP), an integrated and accredited professional organization of architects. CONEX is a big showcase of products, materials, technologies and services. The organisation has made innovation and sustainability the group’s top agenda for this year’s Expo and it makes the event even more interesting than the previous editions. Thousands of architects and design professionals will convene for the occasion starting from tomorrow.
Inspired by last year’s successful participation, ProgeCAD Philippines is again joining this exhilarating event to present the new features and tools of its cost effective CAD product.

This tradeshow represents an ideal platform of inspiration and a place to share critical information on architecture and design. In fact, CONEX 2014 includes a rich calendar of seminars, film shows, meetings and presentations during the three-day event. The CONEX organisers expect many visitors, architects, designers, technical professionals to attend it and many exhibitors are ready to propose a big range of products, materials, solutions for building and construction that can capture interest and attention of the public.

The ProgeCAD team will be highly pleased to offer either the software basics or further insight into the software to any visitor to stand C225, so that they could familiarize themselves with the best AutoCAD® alternative in the CAD market.

For more information about the progeCAD software, please visit our websites www.progecad.com and  www.progecad.ph. To get in touch with the ProgeCAD office in the Philippines, please find their contact details at  www.progecad.ph/index.php/contact.

We invite you to follow this blog and our social pages on facebooktwitter  google+ to be updated on future initiatives.

iCADMac 2014: the alternative CAD for the Mac OS X platform

Friday, December 13th, 2013

ProgeCAD is proud to unveil the new version of iCADMac 2014, the real AutoCAD® alternative in the world of Apple®.

iCADMac, a 2D/3D DWG/DXF- native CAD for Mac OS X, offers an ideal solution for Apple® users who can avail themselves of a cutting-edge CAD technology at a competitive price for their everyday design tasks. The software provides full compatibility with DWG, the CAD standard format recognised officially worldwide, as well as a vast range of tools and features to enhance 2D design and 3D modelling.

The DWG file format ensures thorough compatibility with AutoCAD® files from Version 2.5 up to V.2014. Having a familiar look-and-feel and hence no learning curve for AutoCAD® users, iCADMac can serve as a perfect AutoCAD® replacement. Furthermore, the new 2014 version is compatible with Mavericks and better supports the Mac Os Mountain Lion features.

Drawings created with iCADMac can be displayed and edited on iPad™, iPhone® and iPod touch® in the DWG and PDF file formats.

iCADMac is the first CAD software for Mac exclusively enabling export from DWG to 3D PDF to obtain an interactive 3D model of a project, displayable and editable simply with Adobe Reader.
The PDF format facilitates sharing and revision of 3D models within a design team, among suppliers and customers.
iCADMac 2014 offers other advanced and exclusive functionality:

  • Convert from PDF to DWG
  • The  iCADLib module to manage block libraries with over 22.000 ready-to-use blocks
  • Free access to the Traceparts and Cadenas portals integrated in iCADLib

iCADMac’s other exclusive commands: LOFT, CLOUD, PACKANDGO, SMARTLEADER and Field. The LOFT command creates a new solid object or a surface by specifying a series of cross sections. The CLOUD command allows you to create revision clouds to indicate that certain areas of the drawing require or contain revisions. The PACKANDGO command creates a compressed file/package containing the current drawing and its dependent files, such as referenced images, referenced PDF files, font files and font mapping files, PrintStyle files and print configuration files. The SMARTLEADER command helps to draw leader lines that connect annotations to a drawing entity. The Field command adds fields to update visible information such as modification data, drawing name and author. The full list of the iCADMac 2014 features is available here.

Damiano Croci, CEO at ProgeCAD, comments: “iCADMac is the right tool to manage CAD projects in the Mac environment. The affordable price alongside with the provided quality functionality make our alternative product highly competitive compared to other CAD alternatives. Our company has always been striving to live up to expectations of its customers and to propose CAD solutions of the latest generation. The current version has actually been enhanced through implementation of such innovative and unique features as 3D PDF export. iCADMac is the only CAD software for Mac offering this feature”.

The progeCAD team has also thought of the necessities of its customers who make use of the latest innovative devices such as iPAD, iPhone and iPOD. DWG drawings can be edited on iCADMac and sent free to iPAD, on which the drawings are displayed in the protected and advanced PDF file format. In this way, iCADMac users will always have their drawings at hand, even when they are working on the site.

For more information about iCADMac 2014, please visit our website www.icadmac.com and download a 30-day fully functional trial version http://www.icadmac.com/download/. Moreover, you can gain a clear insight into the iCADMac 2014 potential by taking a look at the iCADMac video tutorials available on the official YouTube channel and be updated following the new iCADMac facebook page.

ProgeCAD and SoliCAD s.r.o. at the International Engeneering Fair in Brno

Monday, October 7th, 2013

ProgeCAD and SoliCAD s.r.o. kindly inform that during The International Engeneering Fair (MSV 2013) which takes place in Brno, Czech Republic from Monday, October 7th, 2013 until Friday, October 11th, 2013 will expose their exhibition stand.

The International Engineering Fair (MSV) is the leading industrial trade fair in Central Europe, which covers practically all areas of the engeneering industry and this year will focus on measuring, control, automation and regulation technology.

SoliCAD, a construction and development office as well as official distributor of progeCAD, will present at their stand no. 015, building P the latest CAD solutions to all fair attendees. Constructors, engeneers, any other industry professionals and anyone who has to do with DWG drawings or is willing to learn drawing will find the SoliCAD stand  worth their attention.  SoliCAD will take pleasure in offering either the software basics or further insight into the progeCAD product to any visitor at their stand so that they could acquaint themselves with the best AutoCAD alternative.

All visitors are welcome!



International Building Fairs 2013

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

ProgeCAD and SoliCAD s.r.o. invite you to the 18th International Building Fairs (ITB Brno 2013) which will take place in Brno, Czech Republic from Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 until Friday, April 27th, 2013.

The 18th IBF covers practically all areas of the building industry: building construction and engineering services, building crafts and technologies, building materials and products as well as machinery construction. SoliCAD, a design office and official distributor for progeCAD, is setting up its stand at IBF to present  the latest CAD solutions to all fair attendees. Not only designers and architects and any other industry professional, but also anyone who has to do with DWG drawings or is willing to learn drafting will find the SoliCAD stand  worth their attention.  SoliCAD will take pleasure in offering either the software basics or further insight into the progeCAD product to any visitor at their stand so that they could acquaint themselves with the best AutoCAD alternative.

All visitors are welcome! You can receive a 50% discount of the entrance fee for the 18th ITB Exhibition.
For that , you just need to contact SoliCAD (info@solicad.com) and ask for an invitation card.