ALCAD – The best AutoCAD alternative

AutoCAD DWG compatible

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.

Permanent License

With the purchase you get a lifetime license. 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.

Familiar user interface

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.

PDF to DWG

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

All ALCADs plugins (MEP) included

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 3D-Architecture

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.

BIM

ALCAD 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

Free Email Support & Multiple languages

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.

ALCAD 3D Architecture

ALCADs MEP Plugins

Create underfloor heating as easily as never before. First you create the rooms, the heat zone and after that you can automatically generate the floor heating pipes. Of course, the floor heating can be perfectly solved for every situation. No matter how complicated the room geometries are, nothing is impossible with the floor heating plug-in. Information such as pipe lengths or room area can be inserted directly into the CAD as a label or exported as an Excel file.

No more constructing 2D lines! With the Drain-Pipes plugin, sewer pipes can be designed as a sketch and then generated in three line processes. Enter the DUs (Design Units) of the equipment to automatically calculate the dimensions, or enter it manually. Create device connections yourself and save them in your settings. Everything that has been designed can be exported as a material list, parts list or labeled directly in the drawing.

The creation of ventilation systems is hassle-free with the plugin and saves a lot of time. Enter your duct and pipe manufacturer directly so that the order list can be created and used immediately after construction. Devices such as silencers, exhaust air housings, filter elements and much more are also integrated in the plug-in. Automatic labeling is also part of this.

Line by line drawing is over. Multi-Pipes first inserts pipe risers, and then you can automatically tap the media and create an infinite number of pipes together. The plugin was designed and implemented based on the engineers’ years of experience. This guarantees a time saving of up to 60%. Benefit from the wall distance that you can enter in the plugin, the simple move, the changing of the height, and much more. The media can be adjusted as required for line thickness, line type, line color, etc. As in all plugins, the properties can be changed at any time.

ALCAD
2021

AutoCAD
LT

AutoCAD

Low hardware requirements

3D modeling of solids

BIM Support

3D Architecture

One-time payment, permanent license

ALCADs Plugins

Price

€ 299

€ 420 per year

€ 1690 per year

With our plugins: € 2090 per year

Workspace

Drawing and drawing changes with the cursor and the context menu from the right-click on the mouse.

LAYER-MANAGER

Layer-Manager is active, even when using other commands, for changing the layer display.

STYLE / MENU

Classic as with older AutoCAD versions, or new, modern Ribbon with multifunctional features

DRAWING REGISTER

It allows you to switch back and forth between DWG drawings that are open at the same time.

WINDOWS CAPTION

Includes the name and version of the software, drawing name, and days remaining of the trial period

REGISTER-TABS

Ribbon with administrative tabs of thematically structured groups of commands.

FOR PRECISE TO DRAW

Tools like snap mode, grid mode, object snap, tracking, scale, etc.

MODEL LAYOUT

Switch between model and paper space with any number of layout tabs

LUPE (MAGNIFIER)

Is activated via mouse scroll key. It is possible to set style, shape, magnifying glass factor.

WINDOWS CAPTION

Includes the name and version of the software, drawing name, and days remaining of the trial period

DYNAMIC INPUT

The integration of the command line increases the focus on design and reduces eye strain.

QUICK PROPERTIES

A list of the most important properties of the selected object is displayed in the Quick Properties palette.

Customer Drawings - Feedbacks

5/5

Adam Mark

It's amazing to see how quickly I learned about ALCAD and its plugins. The nice thing about it is that ALCAD has a video tutorial for every plugin. You just have to take a little time; after a few minutes of practice I understood the plugins very well.

I work very intensively with drain pipes in my projects.

Drawing Created with: ALCAD Professional

Used plugins: Drain-Pipes, Multi-Pipes, Text

5/5

Jessica Blake

As an engineer, we create many sectional views for large projects, especially for ventilation systems. What I really like about ALCAD is the ease of use (very similar to AutoCAD) and the fast, free support.

With ALCAD and the "Ventilation" plug-in, I was able to create and insert the individual ventilation fittings with my own parameters. This made my work a lot easier, as the molded parts can be rotated 3D dimensionally in all directions.

Drawing Created with: ALCAD Professional

Used plugins: Ventilation, Multi-Pipes

5/5

Shawn Mike

I am a freelancer and make floor heating drawings for HVAC engineers. Every time I submit a plan, I get compliments that my plans look sharp and, above all, are very clear.

I have to thank the floor heating plugin for all of that. I was able to capture every room contour and fill it with pipes as I imagined. The material list extract increases my work speed extremely. I no longer have to pull out the piping lengths by hand, I have everything in the plug-in at the push of a button automatically.

Drawing Created with: ALCAD Professional

Used plugins: Floor-Heating

5/5

Ada Grace

At first I struggled a bit to understand the Multi-Pipes plugin. I was used to creating everything with lines. However, now my work is much more automated. It's not just lines that I create with the plugin, but lines with attributes (height, medium, diameter etc.)

I can recommend ALCAD to everyone. It is very inexpensive, well-structured and you can always communicate requests / extensions that will also be implemented.

Drawing Created with: ALCAD Professional

Used plugins: Openings, Multi-Pipes

5/5

Lara Stephany

I really enjoy designing with ALCAD! I have tested various CAD's, but I have to say that ALCAD is one of the best AutoCAD alternatives.

What definitely sets ALCAD apart from all other CAD providers are the MEP plugins. I love to work with flex pipes!!

Drawing Created with: ALCAD Professional

Used plugins: Multi-Pipes, Drain-Pipes

5/5

Taylor Matthew

I always use multi-pipes for detailed plans. The nice thing about this module is that heights are integrated. In other words, if lines that are at the same height intersect, an error message appears stating that there is a collision. This minimizes my planning errors.

The second argument for multi-pipes is that you can create several pipes very quickly. Many thanks to Arnold from the support team, who always helps me with questions over Skype!

Drawing Created with: ALCAD Professional

Used plugins: Multi-Pipes

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