Reading and writing DWG drawing files up to AutoCAD® 2017, progeCAD is standing a very good chance to become one of the most cost-effective AutoCAD® replacements. Anybody familiar with AutoCAD® can immediately use progeCAD without any training. The new 2017 release is based on the latest IntelliCAD engine and is fully compatible with the Windows from Vista to version 10. The 2017 version showcases a series of new tools and features: the Windows Ribbon-style user interface, 64-bit and Multi-core Support, DWGConverter, DWF/DWFx Converter, the new advanced polyline grips and many more.
DWGConverter allows to easily convert drawings between different DWG, DXF, DGN versions. DWF/DWFx Converter converts DWF and DWFx files to fully editable drawings in the following file formats: DWG, DXF, DAE, DGN, 3DS. progeCAD 2017 provides a series of exclusive tools improving user productivity on project development: 3D PDF Export, 3D ACIS Solid Modeling, Advanced Rendering, the iCADLib module, free access to the TraceParts and Cadenas portals. The progeCAD Professional package puts at disposal of its Users a set of customization tools, supporting the following programming languages: LISP, SDS (C++), IRX (C++ similar to AutoCAD® ARX®), .NET API, VBA, DIESEL and COM automation.
The software is easy-to-install thanks to the implemented Downloader.
Now progeCAD supports both common Menu interfaces: the Classic one based on the standard toolbar and the new up-to-date Ribbon-based menu as of Microsoft Office® or AutoCAD®. progeCAD 2017 evolves to offer native 64-bit and multi-core support with improved memory management. Handling of large drawing files gets much more efficient on 64-bit machines, while performance when opening or regenerating progeCAD drawing files has been enhanced by 1.5-3 times on multi-core computers.