progeCAD USA

progeCAD 2010 Professional

4.5 / 5 51 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Architecture, Engineering, Industrial Design


Average Ratings

51 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $499.00/one-time/user
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • progeCAD USA
  • www.progecad.us
  • Founded 2005
  • United States

About progeCAD 2010 Professional

progeCAD Professional - 2D/3D "AutoCAD Like" CAD system that will allow you to "Afford your Design". progeCAD uses AutoCAD DWG files, no need for conversion, and the interface uses the same menus and commands, no learning curve for AutoCAD users. Just 1/10th the Price, An easy replacement for AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT. Add-ons for Land Development, Architecture, HVAC/Piping, Structural, etc.


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progeCAD 2010 Professional Features

  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Modeling
  • BIM Modeling
  • Client Management
  • Contract Management
  • Document Management
  • Drafting
  • Manufacturing Design Data
  • Project Management
  • Proposal Management
  • Visualization / Presentation
  • 2 1/2-Axis Milling
  • 3-Axis Milling
  • 4-Axis Milling
  • 5-Axis Milling
  • Database Connectivity
  • Hole Making
  • Simulate Cycles
  • Spiral Output
  • Toolpath Simulation
  • User Defined Cycles

progeCAD 2010 Professional Reviews Recently Reviewed!

As a substitute for Autocad, the interface is virtually identical, but it is FULL of bugs

Sep 15, 2017
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 3.0/10 Not
Likely
Extremely
Likely

Pros: similar to AutoCad so the transition is very easy so what else is there to like -I was looking for an AutoCad substitute.

Cons: With a modest size drawing, the program will often just freeze up, requiring use of the task manager to shutdown the app. I had scripts that ran fine in AutoCad but fall over with ProgeCad because of unsupported commands. Printing can be a pain.

I understand how to work with CAD

Nov 09, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: U should try one

test-one

Nov 05, 2010
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: affordable by most anyone

Cons: have not found any yet

Overall: If one does not have $4 or 5 grand to keep AutoCAD rich I suggest this instead.

Best of CAD software

Oct 11, 2010
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: ProgeCAD (architectural) has the features, interface and document portability of similar CAD software yet the cost is much more affordable; especially for small
entrepreneurs. We have used ProgeCAD for five years with clients who use AutoCAD and similar software and have experienced only minute compatibility issues. Our ability to keep our software current and to compete in the marketplace is enhanced by the attractive pricing of ProgeCAD. Support by the software developer, resellers and an enthusiastic user community is of very good quality and highly appreciated especially when one gets into customization.

Cons: ProgeCAD is less well-known (although that is changing) and is often unfairly disparaged by those who have invested in vastly more expensive CAD software.

Overall: We highly recommend ProgeCAD for any architectural or design office and especially for smaller offices where low software overhead contributes to
competitiveness and where ease of use and productivity become so personal to the users.

progeCAD for shop drawings

Oct 06, 2010
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: The cost of progeCAD definitely beats out Autocad. Its features are comparable. And it writes DWG files, so drawings can be exchanged with Autocad users. I have been using another, cheaper cad program, DesignCad, which is great, but had its limitations. ProgeCAD is far more feature rich. It is also very easy to purchase online. And a single license allows you to install on a desktop and a laptop.

Cons: For me, there was a bit of a learning curve from the other program I had been using, but that is to be expected - it has more features. I would like to see parametric capabilities built into the program.

Overall: I would recommend it to anyone looking for Autocad compatibility for a fraction of the cost.

Simtek Comment

Oct 06, 2010
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: easy to use
exporting to pdf works great

Cons: some actions have italian instructions

Overall: good price / quality

Couldn't be better! (or maybe but I don't know, yet)

Oct 05, 2010
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: It is so refreshing to see an excellent competition to AutoCad at an effordable price, specially in our current economical situation.
No problems encountered,it work flawlessly and that on a vertual computer (MacPro). I am very impressed and would recommend it to anybody.
Volker Zinser

Cons: Don't know of any.

Overall: See above, I can only say it again, very impressive with all needed help and support.

Quality with Value ProgeCAD

Oct 05, 2010
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: After a lifetime using AutoCAD found ProgeCAD easy and quick to pick up at a fraction of the price.

Cons: There are a number of 'quirks' which are frustrating but I've found a way round them and the finished result is good.

Overall: For an old-timer like me ProgeCAD is an ideal tool to indulge my creativity. It's easy to learn especially if you have used AutoCAD before.

ProgeCad Pro 2010

Oct 05, 2010
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Works great.

Cons: Haven't had any real problems yet.

Overall: ICADsales is very helpful when you need help.

Proge Cadd Review

Oct 05, 2010
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Works with the guys that use autocadd
There is no learning curve for autocadd users
Most of the commands are the same as the other guys
The cost is very reasonable for what you are able to do.

Cons: There are a few commands that I would like to see.

Overall: I would recommend progecad to anyone it is perfect fit for a very reasonable price. Why would you pay more.

Proud to be among the oldest tester

Oct 05, 2010
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Let me state that my reference point is Autocad. Then, progecad is every time closer to the target, satisfying almost all important requirement.
Remember now that the support people are always (at least for me) available to answer the worst question a human being could think about. Every problem I faced, I never been alone.

Cons: If you are looking for autocad, you need autocad.

Overall: An absolute must to try. The best testimonial is progecad by itself

trgreview

Oct 04, 2010
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: ease of use and great price

Cons: none of any significance

Overall: I would definitely recommend this product

HPE progeCAD review

Oct 04, 2010
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Excellent product, operates like "traditional" CAD, but with latest features. The trial version provide an excellent introduction. More stable than other Intellicad versions tested.

Cons: Can't think of any.

Overall: Excellent affordable product with good support.

Review of progecad

Oct 04, 2010
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: AS good as Autocad, costs a fraction of the price

Cons: Only the methods that autocad uses too

Overall: What I need

title review

Oct 04, 2010
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: its great

Cons: i have none

Overall: Its great

Powerful program, pleasant price.

Oct 04, 2010
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Works like AutoCAD, easy to import/export to other people's CAD systems, had one glitch but the software support was right there, and the price is right.

Cons: I have to keep explaining that my software can handle the documents people want me to work with even though they haven't heard of ProgeCAD.

Overall: This is great, why use anything else?

Good product

Oct 04, 2010
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Great price, wide range of import/export formats.

Cons: None that I've run in to.

Overall: If you need a full feature 2D CAD program, save 90% and buy progeCAD.

bangs for the buck

Oct 04, 2010
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: It works just like AutoCAD but at a price that the small business man can afford. Allows me to take work back and forth from my other job as well.

Cons: Has a tendency to write over a dxf as adwg and then you have to alter the name to get it back to dxf but like I said it works like AutoCAD.

Overall: very good product for the money.

Exceptional value

Oct 04, 2010
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Stable, feature rich competitor to Autocoad

Cons: Doesn't support GIS shape files and image calibration tools are weak.

Overall: Would highly recommend for most cad applications even against those with power to purchase Autocad.

ProgeCAD Review

Oct 04, 2010
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: A nice match with AutoCAD Lt 2000 which I have been using for years.

Cons: The program has a lot of bugs compared to AutoCAD 2000. I am bumping into little things all the time. Some of them are time consuming to work around.

The ProgeCAD US web site is the most obtuse site I have ever had to deal with.

Overall: It is a very good AutoCAD look alike and considering the cost worth putting up with the bugs.

autoCAD LT convert

Oct 04, 2010
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: It essentially offers more features than ACAD LT at half the price.

Cons: None really, except a mild learning curve with some features due to prolonged ACAD usage. Once I get comfortable I think it will be 5 star across the board.

Overall: So far, so good. The company is user friendly and has a sense of humor.

DGJ Rating

Oct 04, 2010
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: I switched from AutoCAD to ProgeCAD simply because of the price difference, however, much to my and the company's surprise, it works like an absolute charm. No learning curve required and very little difference to the AutoCAD version I/we had been using.

Cons: They are perhaps half a step behind AutoCAD.

Overall: Saving money and no learning curve should interest any company.

ProgeCAD 2009 Review

Oct 04, 2010
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Excellent choice for anyone who needs a full function CAD program. With a very affordable price, there is no other product that compares.

Cons: None that I have found.

Overall: I have 6 or more CAD programs installed on my computer. This is the only one I recommend.

Happy casual user

Oct 04, 2010
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Interface easy to use
Interface very complete
Steep learning curve
Nice documentation
Pretty fast, even with large drawings
Usefull pdf import into dxf
When it crashes (rarely) you loose nothing. All your work is recoverable.

Cons: Documentation, although very usefull, is outdated (version 9 only)
Sometimes crashes to desktop (non repetable though), say once a week. BUT I'm not absolutely sure it's not Windoze's fault (I only have this with Vista, not with XP sp3)

Overall: I'm just an electronician that needs to draw some mechanical parts, enclosures, front panels,..etc.
I've tried the demos of about a dozen of similar softwares. This one offers the best results and performances for your bucks ! At less than the tenth of AutoCAD it delivers almost all its functions, and -at least for me- it covers 150% of my needs. On top of it, the pdf importer let me get accurate drawings out of the manufacturers' datasheets : I use this feature all the time. Last but not least : I was able to use say 85% of ProgeCAD features after a mere 5 hours of work.

G Bryan review of progeCAD 2010 Professional

Oct 04, 2010
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Anyone familiar with AutoCAD will be comfortable with the commands used in progeCAD. The files can be shared with AutoCAD by using the export command - something I learned by trial and error. It has a good price and an excellent feature/cost ratio.

Customer service was very helpful when I first started using the program in the 30-day trial period and during the purchase and registration process.

Cons: ProgeCAD runs a slower with large files such as those containing images or contours. The issue is acknowledged in the user help files that suggests it helps to turn off the big layers.

I find some differences in booting the program by double-clicking a dwg files, opening the program icon or clicking a shortcut icon. The program sometimes becomes non-responsive and requires a computer restart.

Overall: The program has features I have not used. For the features I have used, I find the product usable and would recommend it to other users.

Reviewer of Proge CAD

Oct 04, 2010
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: The thing I like about Proge CAD is that I was able to learn it's operating functions right away. I also like that fact that I am able to creat PDF files of my work. The cost for Proge CAD was a big bonus for me in deciding to purchase it. I look forward to hearing about any new innovations that Proge CAD is doing.

Cons: I would like to see more creative hatch patterns.

Overall: I would like to see more hatch patterns. (architectural standard patterns) the more the better. This could be a good selling point for Proge CAD. I would be happy to send you a PDF of some examples of my work.

progeCAD does almost everything AutoCAD does, cheaper

Oct 04, 2010
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Provides advanced CAD power at very reasonable price. Does not have 'big company' attitude. Allows 'little people' who cannot afford AutoCAD to still do advanced CAD.

Cons: I believe that AutoCAD now offers dynamic linking to Excel spreadsheets - a very useful feature. As far as I know, this requires an additional (purchased) program for progeCAD.

Overall: Buy progeCAD, it is a good program and I wish the developers well.

AutoCad - ProgeCAD

Oct 04, 2010
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: I had used Acad from 1984 until the late 90's when I could no longer afford it and switched to ProgeCAD. For my purposes, ProgeCAD does everything I have asked of it. Any problems that I have had, have been taken care of by support personnel. I do not hesitate to recommend it to others.

Cons: There have been a few bumps in the road, mainly with printing and printers. These problems have been solved with the help of the support group.

Overall: I believe it is a good solid program. Most of my work is 2D so can't really give a good account of the 3D capabilities of the program.

Archtect / end user

Oct 04, 2010
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Easy to customize. Recognizes .MNU, Lisp, and other common file formats in CAD software. Very competitive price given the features ProgCAD offers compared with other high-end CAD software products.

Cons: An occasional glitch in plotting, but nothing serious.

Overall: Given the price, the features, the ability to customize, and ease of use, I give ProgeCAD a five-star rating. I have been using IntelliCAD products for over 13 years.

Good product

Oct 04, 2010
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Easy to learn

Cons: No tables in prof version

Overall: Great alternative to acad

SCUBADIVER

Oct 04, 2010
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: BETTER THAN DOING IT ON BOARD AND HAVING USE OF IT FOR INVENTION / DEVELOPMENT / DRAWINGS.

Cons: DO NOT NEED TO CHANGE SOMETHING THAT WORKS FOR THE OLDER PROGRAMS!

Overall: QUIT CHANGING THINGS OR CHARGING FOR AN UNGRADE WHEN THERE IS NO WORK COMING IN FRONT DOOR! AM RETIRED AND NEED TO USE THE OLD PROGRAM!

ProgeCAD beats AutoCAD

Oct 04, 2010
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: ProgeCAD beats AutoCAD in my book. Performs all the tasks I need at a much more attactive price. Customer support is much better as well, a bit plus!

Cons: Haven't found any!

Overall: Great product and value.

Review

Oct 04, 2010
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Less expensive than AutoCAD, no re-training required. I like the PDF-to-DXF functionality.

Cons: One in a while it locks up, I restart the app, it's ok.

Overall: I use only a small subset of the many features; they all work very well.

Works for me

Oct 04, 2010
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Works for me.

Cons: Lisp use could be expanded. Alias designation would be great if I could edit a text file list instead of editing each single alias within the program. User configuration could be expanded.

Overall: I would recommend ProgeCad to others. It helps me get my projects finished on time...at a fraction of the cost!

Great product!

Oct 04, 2010
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Affordable, easy to use and the "Help" is great. PDF conversion included in the program.

Cons: Print preview isn't quite like autocad.

Overall: I have recommended this product to others as an autocad replacement.

Excellent value

Oct 04, 2010
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Autocad clone for 1/10th the cost of autocad!!!! Autodesk should be ashamed if that were only possible! All the features one needs to design projects and present solutions to clients.

Cons: Tutorials need to be more comprehensive for new users (those not familiar with autocad).

Overall: If you need design software for residential and commercial design needs, buy this.

Cadrpt

Oct 04, 2010
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: A good value. Easy to use. Reasonably priced.

Cons: Need to adjust to new button locations.

Overall: Fully recommend.

Rreasonable Alternative for Budget Minded Professionals

Oct 04, 2010
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: The low price combined with the full fetures: I have used AutoCAD for years but when I was laid off and went start my own business at the first of the year I didn't have $4000-$8000 to put down on software, this product does what I need with much lower initial cost.

Cons: A small learning curve: this product is not identical to AutoCAD and there are some commands and functions that are referenced differently, but that is to be expected.

Overall: This is the software I would recommend to someone needing a full power drafting solution but not willing or able to meet the high cost of Autodesk products.

Ease of use

Oct 04, 2010
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Used AutoCAD for many years, switched to ProgeCAD in 2006 due to price and very close functionality of ProgeCAD. Very short learning curve.

Cons: Some problems with Canon printer drivers.

Overall: I give ProgeCAD 2010 a 9.5 out of 10.

progeCAD fulfills my needs

Oct 04, 2010
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: progeCAD fulfills my needs on an everyday basis at a VERY competitive price that AutoCAD cannot come close to matching.

Cons: The most recent revision of progeCAD (10.0.10.8) is unstable and I have had to revert back to the previous version (10.0.6.23).

Overall: I'd recommend progeCAD for users with everyday needs.

ProgeCAD is The Best Value for Small Business

Oct 04, 2010
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Great Price, very compatible with other leading .DWG software, very familiar user interface and commands.

Cons: Graphics display/driver issues, redraw issues, snapping issues

Overall: This is awesome software, and is for the most part, the same as AutoCAD, but much cheaper. The few cons listed above, at least in 2009 version, would hold me back from recommending it on a large scale to a large enterprise with dozens or more CAD seats.

Constant Improvement

Oct 04, 2010
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: The Program has gotten better and better over the years.

Cons: Sometimes a little slow to respond on the tech questions.

Overall: Highly recommended.

Principal

Oct 04, 2010
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Really excellent program.

Cons: As time time I haven't found any negative related with ProgeCad

Overall: Excellent.

Get what you need for a deal

Oct 04, 2010
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: real 3D CAD for a quite reasonable price

Cons: It would need some more export features (as of 2008) and standard updating should be free.

Overall: Just what you need if you want to do your 3D mechanical construction without spending k$s!

ProgeCAD Review

Oct 04, 2010
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Pros:
The price is affordable. If you have been trianed to use AutoCad you will find familar features. Import - export capability is great.

Cons: Cons:
Especially for the price, absolutely none.

Overall: Great application for cad. It works well for any type of 2D drawing I create.

Progcad review by John Webb

Oct 04, 2010
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Seamless with ACAD

Cons: Can't think of any

Overall: Great and reasonably priced!

Progecad 2010 Review Submitted 10-04-2010

Oct 04, 2010
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Very compatible with Autocad 2007 commands & Icons

Cons: Currently cannot cut & paste a 3D model on to a different drawing in 2D space With UCS turned to View on both.

Overall: Very happy with performance and results for everyday use, especially at the price point it can be obtained.

It's a Good Program

Oct 04, 2010
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Good program for the price.
Easy adjustment from auto cad to ProgeCAD
Can open up drawings from other programs with out a lot of problems

Cons: Half to call for number when I purchase a new computer.

Overall: It works for me!!

Why Choose ProgeCAD

Oct 04, 2010
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Cost for Pro is less than $500 - AutoCAD is in the thousands
Ease of Use - No Training Curve
Faster startup and Deploy

Cons: Occasionally crashes with more than 3 CADs open

Overall: Better product than AutoCAD

6 months and counting

Oct 04, 2010
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: nearly seamless usage for those with Acad proficiency;
great price; loads and runs more efficiently than Acad (great for mobile workstation use); lots of features, can even do some 3D layout work.

Cons: difficult to get answers sometimes; limited tech support; had to re-install to overcome one problem

Overall: I will continue to use Progecad even when my company budget allows more expensive software. I have been very impressed overall.

Review of ProgeCad

Oct 04, 2010
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: It is very affordable and serves for basic CAD needs. The support was very good and we were able to move the software from one computer to another when the original computer had a hard drive failure.

Cons: The software crashes frequently. Save OFTEN. There are not as many keyboard shortcuts as other CAD programs. Some operations take longer.

Overall: This product is ideal if you only do a small amount of CAD drafting and don't want to spend a ton of money. If you are going to be drafting all day as your primary role, it may not be the program you want.