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рrogeSOFT has localized progeCAD 2008 Professional for Russia!

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Cоmо, Italy, March 31, 2008 – today рrogeSOFT announced the release of the progeCAD Russian version. Now progeCAD 2008 Professional is also available in the Russian language!

progeCAD is a generic 2D/3D CAD with a DWG native format. The software is unique due to its compatibility with AutoCAD and supports AutoCAD files from the version 2.5 to 2008. ProgeCAD has similar look and feel with AutoCAD, but costs only the tenth part of the popular CAD software. And now the progeCAD software has been localized for Russia!

Beside the traditional features available in AutoCAD LT, progeCAD users get a number of remarkable functions belonging exclusively to the software and directed to provide its greater efficiency. From now on these feutures can be appreciated by the Russian users in their own language! Among these exclusive progeCAD features: an opportunity to use the programming languages VB, VBA, C ++ and Lisp, PDF and JPG printing, PDF to DWG convert, visualization and editing of Acis Solids, an ALE module to insert graphic symbols in the drawings, counting over 10.000 electrical, mechanical and interior blocks, O2C export and many others.

It is possible to download a fully functional  30-day trial version of the Russian progeCAD 2008 Professional on the Russian page of the manufacturer’s website: www.progesoft.com/rus_index.html.

"For progeSOFT the year 2007 was marked by its entering onto the Russian market. In 2008 the company has taken a decisive step forward approaching the Russian CAD user. Now Russian users can estimate the progeCAD software at its true worth in their native language as well ", has commented Damiano Croci, progeSOFT overseas sales director.

About рrogeSOFT 

рrogeSOFT, Como, Italy has been specializing in CAD for over 20 years. The company is a founding member of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Board of Directors. The progeCAD software is used successfully in Europe both by personal users and large corporations such as PIRELLI, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC, ABB Group etc.

progeCAD Smart! the free CAD forum has fallen victim to hackers.

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

25 March 2008 morning the website usual content of the smart! forum (http://support.progesoft.com/smart)  was replaced by an image claiming the action to be carried out by the Keravnos group.

The hacked material was quickly removed from the site, that meant the visitors managed to access the forum once again

progeCAD 2008 Smart!, powered by the most recent IntelliCAD engine, is derived directly from the professional versions of progeCAD, and maintains all the base functionality of its outstanding parents for free.
Not only progeCAD 2008 Smart! is free, but it is also related to a charitable initiative in favour of Doctors Without Borders for the Darfur.

"Who could be interested in attacking a website promoting free software and linked to charity initiatives?
I hope it is a problem of an error in estimation made by that unknown group presuming themselves ‘Hacker’.
We also know many prankster hackers and computer vandals who used software tools and regularly probed the defences of websites to see if they suffer well-known vulnerabilities. This experience will help us to improve security " said Damiano Croci, Smart! responsible for progeSOFT

progeSOFT website is back and intact again! Normal services are resumed!

iCADsales.com Releases ProgeARCH, Architectural Software for progeCAD

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Portland, OR, USA – March 30, 2008 – iCADsales.com announces ProgeARCH, Architectural Software for progeCAD IntelliCAD.

iCADsales.com is offering a free evaluation download of ProgeARCH,running in combination with the ProgeCAD 2008 Professional CAD software,also available for evaluation download.

ProgeARCH’s thoughtfully implemented features help turn your best ideas into fully-documented and detailed designs. Quickly draw essential elements such as walls, windows, doors, roofs, stairways, and structural grids, using ProgeARCH’s library of standard objects.

ProgeARCH also features dozens of handy utilities to speed 2D production drafting.

ProgeARCH offers demonstrable benefits to your architectural practice that improve the quality of your work while reducing costs. You’ll find progeARCH to be the fastest, most affordable way to increase your productivity.

Key Features:

      – Walls, doors, windows and stairs
      – Bathroom Layout Routines
      – Layer management – Implement AIA layering conventions, or use your own unique system.
      – Room, Door, Window, and Bill of Material Schedules
      – Automatic tags
      – Electrical and Lighting Symbols
      – Time-saving utilities, including parking layout, sections and elevations, ceiling plan, curved and spiral stairs, and much more

ProgeARCH supports the DWG standard file format, easily transportable to AutoCAD applications, allowing seamless compatibility of documents with vendors and partners.

About iCADSales.com

iCADSales.com, provides a central location for IntelliCAD Computer Aided Design Software Downloads, Books, Tutorials, Discussions, and also sponsors a CAD Industry news aggregator.

ProgeCAD is either a registered trademark or trademark of ProgeSOFT, in the USA and/or other countries. IntelliCAD is either a registered trademark or trademark of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium in the USA and/or other countries. AutoCAD and AutoLISP are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

Contact Information:
12042 SE Sunnyside Rd. Suite. 591
Clackamas, OR 97015
Email: press@icadsales.com

progeCAM 2008 CAD CAM CNC Software Released by CADDIT.net

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Sydney Australia, March 25 2008 – CADDIT announced the world-wide release of their newest IntelliCAD integration project, progeCAM CNC 2008. progeCAM bundles two key long-standing packages: progeCAD 2008 Standard and Dolphin PartMaster CNC. Engineers move from CAD to CAM using a special IntelliCAD module from CADDIT that seamlessly combines the two powerful applications at one special price.

progeCAM is one complete software bundle for taking ideas from concept sketch to design, detailed drafting and final part CNC manufacturing. progeCAM seamlessly integrates two robust technologies, Dolphin PartMaster CNC and progeSOFT IntelliCAD. An integration module callable from within progeCAD’s design interface allows users to select geometry and then choose whether that geometry requires preprocessing within CAM space before finally post processing the G-Code from PartMaster CAM required for actually cutting your design.

progeCAM comes in two major versions with several additional options. progeCAM Basic is an affordable entry-level 2D mini milling package suitable for hobby CNC, table routers, woodworking and more. Serious manufacturers should try progeCAM Professional. progeCAM Professional offers four options: Mill, Lathe, Wire EDM or all three together. It offers maximum flexibility with 3D back plotting, toolpath macros, DNC functionality, custom post processors and other enhancements for machinists. All versions are stand alone solutions that do not require additional software. progeCAM Professional will only be available in Australia, New Zealand and surrounding region.

Many businesses require a low cost design solution that is fast, flexible and easy to use. progeCAM is ideal for wood working shops, metal and laser cutting for both domestic and industrial products. Some of these include furniture, OEM aftermarket automotive products, building maintenance and supply, electrical fittings, custom jig, test and fixture development and other custom manufacturing requirements.

Because progeCAM includes progeCAD, users also have complete AutoCAD® style drafting functionality and DWG 2008 compatibility with other modern CAD systems. This also allows users to take direct advantage of the millions of free downloadable AutoCAD® blocks for use in their CNC designs at a fraction of the normal cost. progeCAM couples as a documentation system with full ISO, DIN and ANSI drafting supporting XREFs and Microsoft OLE document embedding. progeCAM offers a free 30 day trial download on the progeCAM website.

All progeCAM users can choose additional options such as DNC Communications, Upgrades and support. progeCAM users truly enjoy the best of both worlds at minimal software cost: robust AutoCAD® DWG 2008 interface with industrial strength CNC software. progeCAM saves machinists’ time by seamlessly linking the CAD and CAM aspects into one. progeCAM is available worldwide from CADDIT.net ( http://www.caddit.net ) and their certified resellers.

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