The Best AutoCAD Alternative

ALCAD is DWG compatible and has a similar user interface as AutoCAD. The commands are the same as AutoCAD.

ALCAD additionally offers MEP/HVAC solutions for 2D and 3D.

Permanent license - 349.- | Annual license - 199.-


Modern Approach & Sustainable Results

Leading CAD provider

ALCAD is used by more than 10,000 users, including large companies.

24/7 Customer support

Contact us whenever you require support or expert advice – all at no extra cost.

Fixed fees

With the permanent license option, there are no subscription fees. No hidden costs at a fair price.

Customer focus

The customers are always our priority. We always aim to find the best possible solution for our customers.

MEP solution

ALCAD offers additional MEP Plugins for the MEP/HVAC industry. Practical solution for plumbing, heating, ventilation.

Tailored solutions

ALCAD is available in all languages. The language can be changed in the CAD settings.


Similar functions to AutoCAD

ALCAD 2024 Professional 2D/3D CAD


The Layer Manager of ALCAD works the same way as in AutoCAD. All layers can be edited or newly created.


With the XREF Manager you can attach drawings as XREF, just like in AutoCAD.

ALCAD 2024 CAD profissional 2D/3D

Input & Cursor

The input of coordinates, angles, lengths or snap line is the same as in AutoCAD.


Layouts can be customized in the same way as on AutoCAD.

PDF Import

Import PDFs and convert it to DWG so you can edit it.


All important formats like DWG, DXF, STEP, IFC, DGN, STL and much more are supported by ALCAD.

Technical installations created with ALCAD MEP/HVAC

ALCAD has been developing solutions for the MEP/HVAC industry for many years. With the MEP plugins it is possible to model piping, ventilation ducts in 3D and 2D. Floor heating, drain-pipes, openings and much more can also be modelled easily and quickly with the MEP plugins. All created components can be evaluated in material list extracts. The intelligent MEP plugins have been developed based on many years of MEP engineering.
There are video tutorials for each MEP plugin.

Why Use ALCAD Software as CAD Program

No data conversions, imports or exports. In ALCAD you work with drawings directly in DWG format. They are fully compatible with CAD users from various industries around the world.

With the purchase you get a lifetime license for the CAD. You can use the CAD program indefinitely, there are no hidden costs in the price. Future updates are available in the form of one-time upgrades. ALCAD MEP/HVAC is a one year license.

The 3D architecture functions are also included in the price. Easily create walls, stairs, doors, windows and much more in 3D or just for 2D use.

The PDF2DWG tool included in ALCAD converts vector PDF engineering drawings into the DWG/DXF format as editable objects.

All ALCADs plugins are included and can be used. Regardless of whether you are working with ventilation ducts, underfloor heating, sewer pipes, with our plugins, you can solve any challenge.

ALCAD is designed to be as similar to AutoCAD as possible so that the user would not notice the differences between the two programs. The goal is to significantly reduce the time and money that would otherwise be required to retrain when switching to new software.

LCAD supports BIM. Various BIM formats are supported Rvt, Rfa, IFC, STEP, IGES, PDF, 3D PDF, DWF, 3DS, DAE, LWO, POV, Maya, OBJ, BMP, JPG, WMF, EMF, SVG

Support is free of charge during the trial period and after purchasing ALCAD. ALCAD user interface is translated and supports several languages. Currently it supports* English, Simplified Chinese (zh-Hans), Traditional Chinese (zh-Hant), Czech – CS, Dutch – NL, French – FR, German – DE, Italian – IT, Korean – KR, Polish – PL, Portuguese – PT, Russian – RU, Spanish – ES.


Compare ALCAD

  ALCAD 2D/3D with all 2D & 3D MEP Plugins ALCAD 2D/3D with all 2D MEP Plugins ALCAD 2D/3D only CAD AutoCAD AutoCAD LT
ALCADs 3D MEP Plugins Yes  No  No  No  No 
ALCADs 2D MEP Plugins  Yes  Yes  No  No  No 
3D Modeling of solids Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  No 
One-time Payment (Permanent License)  No  No  Optional No  No 
Photo-realistic 3D Rendering Module  Yes  Yes  Yes  No  No 
Price  €499 - 1 Year  €399 - 1 Year  €199 - 1 year / €349 - permanent  €2000 - 1 year  €500 - 1 year 

Who We Are

In the Heart of Zurich - ALCADS

In the Heart of Zurich - ALCADS

ALCADS is a recognized leading provider of 2D/3D CAD software solutions for the Architecture, Building Services, Mechanical Engineering, Agriculture and Pipeline Construction Industries. In 2013, the sale of ALCAD started. With years of CAD experience, ALCAD was able to quickly establish itself in the market. Today, ALCAD employs more than 30 workers. We offer Swiss quality at fair prices.

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