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progeCAD 2013 Now Available, Offers AutoCAD and Windows 8 Support

By Lionell Go Macahilig - on 14 Jan 2013, 3:56pm

progeCAD 2013 Now Available, Offers AutoCAD and Windows 8 Support

A timely software offering for students and professionals who are upgrading to Windows 8, progeCAD 2013 has been released with out-of-the-box support for the new operating system. progeCAD is an AutoCAD alternative that provides users with AutoCAD-like features such as AutoCAD DWG read/write with no need for conversion. progeCAD’s user interface also features commands and toolbars that are similar to those of AutoCAD. While the latter’s full license costs about US$6,000, progeCAD 2013 is more affordable at around US$400.

Other features of progeCAD 2013 includes:

  • PC3 plotter configuration file support
  • New Print Style Manager Interface
  • New Printing / Plotting Interface
  • AEC visualization (AutoCAD Architectural Desktop objects)
  • STL (mesh) and DAE file export
  • New Dimension Style Manager Interface
  • Advanced Spline Editing
  • New wireframe "HELIX" command
  • New ACIS Solid "LOFT" command
  • CAD Underlays of PDF, DWF and DGN files
  • Microstation DGN File Import (selected versions, as underlay)
  • New LMAN (Layer Manager)
  • Improved Purge command
  • Multigrip editing
  • New overall GUI style
  • Windows 8 Support
  • AutoCAD DWG 2013 file format support

Interested parties may try progeCAD 2013 in 30 days by downloading it for free at In the Philippines, progeCAD is exclusively distributed by The Architechy. For inquiries, visit their website at and Facebook fan page at