progeCAD 2008 Smart! The Freeware DWG CAD Released

December 4th, 2007 No comments

The most expected free CAD is finally arrived. Users be able to read and write their 2007/2008 DWG at no cost and help us to support Doctors Without Borders for Darfur.

Como, Italy (PRWEB) December 4, 2007 –After a long period of maturing the event of the year in the CAD world that has been so much looking forward to has finally arrived.

ProgeCAD 2008 Smart! is available for download at http://www.progesoft.com/smart/ . This is the long-awaited free successor to progeCAD LT 2006. Smart! is fully functional and powerful DWG based CAD software that is absolutely free for personal use only. There are no rivals on the world free CAD scene in terms of AutoCAD compatibility and functionality. Smart! derives it’s features directly from the professional codebase of progeCAD. The software is easy to learn and simple to install. Some significant features of progeCAD include:

    * AutoCAD® 2007/2008 DWG files completely compatible
    * Express tools availability
    * PDF format printing
    * Photorealistic Rendering
    * True Colour Support
    * eTransmit
    * Asiatic fonts support
    * ALE, the module for Blocks management with more than 10,000 blocks (separate download)
    * incredible enhancement of the services performances

The software may be freely downloaded by anyone. It may be made available on websites and reviewed on the Media without any limitation. Commercial or business use of any kind, however, is prohibited. No commercial license is granted for Smart!

Ethical Business
Like its predecessor progeCAD LT 2006 the software is related to a charitable initiative in favour of Doctors Without Borders for the Darfur, a western Sudan region in Africa, that endures a humanitarian crisis without precedents. All of the users that want to help us in the initiative can carry out some donations. Donations do not limit in any way the free usage of the software.


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ODA for C3D

November 29th, 2007 No comments

The OpenDesign Alliance expands its Autodesk compatibility by adding support for Civil 3D. The new C3Ddirect library creates, displays, and edits Civil 3D custom objects; it’s compatible with releases 2007 and 2008. Due to ship by year’s end, but announced today, during Autodesk University week.

The organization of Autodesk competitors already has similar libraries for handing DWG, ADT, and MicroStation DGN. Hmm…. ADT and Civil 3D today; MDT, etc “tomorrow”?


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ProgeCAD 2007 Professional Available (PRWeb)

July 19th, 2007 No comments

Convert a PDF File to DWG with progeCAD 2007

From: PRWeb
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New eBook from Ralphg

July 4th, 2007 No comments

I’ve completed updating my ebook on rendering with AutoCAD 2008, and so Tailoring AutoCAD Rendering 2008 is now available. The update adds 62 pages, with these features:

* Expanded Materials palette (boy, is it expanded! I had to turn this subject into two chapters.)
* Web lights and how to get more .ies files from the Internet.
* Target-free spot and Web lights for easy placement of ceiling lights.
* Photometric rendering.
* New Sun&Sky background in the View command.
* New and expanded tutorials.
* Updated for all of AutoCAD 2008’s 24 new and changed rendering commands and system variables.

This 202-page, 8-chapter e-book is in PDF format, has over 400 figures, and costs US$30.30. You can order through PayPal by going go the ebook’s Web page and then clicking on the Buy This Book Now button (about halfway down the page). Or, send your cheque, money order, or purchase order to:

“Tailoring AutoCAD Rendering 2008″
34486 Donlyn Avenue
Abbotsford BC
V2S 4W7 Canada

(Add $5 for delivery on CD by mail.)

You can learn more about theTailoring AutoCAD Rendering 2008 ebook from www.upfrontezine.com/tar8.


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SolidWorks 2008 Released (SolidWorks)

June 19th, 2007 No comments

SolidWorks Corporation Delivers SolidWorks 2008

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ITC Releases IntelliCAD 6.4 Beta (MCADCafe)

May 30th, 2007 No comments

The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Announces IntelliCAD 6.4 Beta

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ITC Begins Rollout
of “New” IntelliCAD

May 16th, 2007 No comments

The way IntelliCAD currently stands is as a mishmash of code from IntelliCADD (the original company), Softdesk, Visio, Microsoft, and others. Its APIs are stuck in the pre-AutoCAD R13 days — ie, pre-ARX. Despite all this, it remains a successful AutoCAD clone. (Other clones include VDraft from Softsource and PowerCAD/FelixCAD from Grabert Systems.)

The patrons who make IntelliCAD possible realized some years ago that the software needed to be released: (1) released from its heritage; and (2) released from its aging APIs.

The solution has been in the making for three years now. IntelliCAD 7 is its working name, rewriting the code and implementing an ARX-like API is the working game. Today, the IntelliCAD Technical Consortium made its first official announcement on what it tentatively named “The New IntelliCAD”:

The new IntelliCAD will offer greater speed and wider functionality, and is based on DWGdirect, a non-proprietary design format compatible with ARX and Autodesk-related systems available from the Open Design Alliance.

The consortium offers developers:
* Webinars.
* Newsletters.
* Beta testing opportunity.

Alpha becomes available in July, and the New IntelliCAD ships early next year. Register here.


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progeSOFT Donates progeCAD 2007 Pro to Tri-State University

May 14th, 2007 No comments

PORTLAND, Oregon, May 7, 2007 – progeSOFT North America (www.progesoft.us), in cooperation with progeSOFT s.a.s., Como, Italy, is coordinating the donation of progeCAD 2007 Professional CAD software to the Tri-State University in Angola, Indiana.

Tri-State University, with approximately 1450 students, was founded in 1884. TSU offers civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering degrees.

Their Allen School of Engineering & Technology will use progeCAD to educate their students in the fields of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Aided Drafting and Design Technology, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

progeCAD 2007 Professional, the latest IntelliCAD software from progeSOFT, includes a library manager for discipline specific symbols, ACIS solid modeling, raster image support, rendering, and a unique set of tools that only progeSOFT offers. progeCAD software supports the DWG design file format, from version 2.5 through 2007, plus support for AutoCAD menus, scripts, blocks, and AutoLISP.

Public and private schools, colleges, technical schools, etc. may apply for free educational copies of progeCAD 2007 Professional for their classrooms at www.progesoft.us. Since its inception, the progeSOFT North America “Free for Schools” program has donated to over 100 schools, colleges, and technical institutions in North America.

About progeSOFT North America

progeSOFT North America, (http://www.progesoft.us), is the North American office for progeSOFT IntelliCAD software and provides marketing, sales and support for North American progeSOFT resellers.

About progeSOFT s.a.s.

progeSOFT, (http://www.progesoft.com), a founding member of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Board of Directors, has been specializing in CAD for the last 20 years and develops CAD products for the general, mechanical and architectural industries.


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progeSOFT Donates progeCAD to Mexico’s Universidad Madero

May 10th, 2007 No comments

PORTLAND, Oregon, May 7, 2007 – progeSOFT North America (www.progesoft.us), in cooperation with progeSOFT s.a.s., Como, Italy, is coordinating the donation of progeCAD 2007 Professional CAD software to the Universidad Madero in San Andres Cholula, Puebla, Mexico.

Universidad Madero, Founded in 1874, is a university of over 1200 students and offers 14 different programs of education. progeCAD will be utilized by both the Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Processes programs to train future engineers.

progeCAD 2007 Professional, the latest IntelliCAD software from progeSOFT, includes a library manager for discipline specific symbols, ACIS solid modeling, raster image support, rendering, and a unique set of tools that only progeSOFT offers. progeCAD software supports the AutoCAD DWG design file format, from version 2.5 through 2007, plus support for AutoCAD menus, scripts, blocks, and AutoLISP.

Public and private schools, colleges, technical schools, etc. may apply for free educational copies of progeCAD 2007 Professional for their classrooms at www.progesoft.us. Since its inception, the progeSOFT North America “Free for Schools” program has donated to over 100 schools, colleges, and technical institutions in North America.

About progeSOFT North America

progeSOFT North America, (http://www.progesoft.us), is the North American office for progeSOFT IntelliCAD software and provides marketing, sales and support for North American progeSOFT resellers.

About progeSOFT s.a.s.

progeSOFT, (http://www.progesoft.com), a founding member of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Board of Directors, has been specializing in CAD for the last 20 years and develops CAD products for the general, mechanical and architectural industries.


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progeSOFT Gives progeCAD to Southern Mississippi University

May 9th, 2007 No comments

PORTLAND, Oregon, May 7, 2007 – ProgeSOFT North America (www.progesoft.us), in cooperation with progeSOFT s.a.s., Como, Italy, is coordinating the donation of progeCAD 2007 Professional CAD software to the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

University of Southern Mississippi, with approximately 16,000 students, was founded in 1910. Southern Miss offers over 2300 undergraduate degrees and is the second largest university in Mississippi.

Their School of Construction will use progeCAD to educate their students in the fields of Architecture, construction and industrial applications.

progeCAD 2007 Professional, the latest IntelliCAD software from progeSOFT, includes a library manager for discipline specific symbols, ACIS solid modeling, raster image support, rendering, and a unique set of tools that only progeSOFT offers. progeCAD software supports the DWG design file format, from version 2.5 through 2007, plus support for AutoCAD menus, scripts, blocks, and AutoLISP.

Public and private schools, colleges, technical schools, etc. may apply for free educational copies of progeCAD 2007 Professional for their classrooms at www.progesoft.us. Since its inception, the ProgeSOFT North America “Free for Schools” program has donated to over 100 schools, colleges, and technical institutions in North America.

About ProgeSOFT North America

ProgeSOFT.US, (http://www.progesoft.us), is the North American office for ProgeSOFT IntelliCAD software and provides marketing, sales and support for North American ProgeSOFT resellers.

About progeSOFT s.a.s.

progeSOFT, (http://www.progesoft.com), a founding member of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Board of Directors, has been specializing in CAD for the last 20 years and develops CAD products for the general, mechanical and architectural industries.


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ProgeSOFT North America Donates progeCAD Software to the Nova Scotia Community College

May 7th, 2007 No comments

Portland, OR, USA – May 3, 2007 – ProgeSOFT North America (www.progesoft.us), in cooperation with progeSOFT s.a.s., Como, Italy, is coordinating the donation of progeCAD 2007 Professional CAD software to the Nova Scotia Community College in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Nova Scotia Community College, with approximately 25,000 students, was founded in 1910. NSCC offers over 121 fields of study in 5 different major schools.

progeCAD will be used to educate their students in the fields of Architecture, Civil Engineering, Drafting, Electrical, Power Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Piping, Wood Manufacturing and Manufacturing Engineering.

progeCAD 2007 Professional, the latest IntelliCAD software from progeSOFT, includes a library manager for discipline specific symbols, ACIS solid modeling, raster image support, rendering, and a unique set of tools that only progeSOFT offers. progeCAD software supports the DWG design file format, from AutoCAD version 2.5 through AutoCAD 2007, plus support for AutoCAD® menus, scripts, blocks, and AutoLISP®.

Public and private schools, colleges, technical schools, etc. may apply for free educational copies of progeCAD 2007 Professional for their classrooms at www.progesoft.us. Since its inception, the ProgeSOFT North America “Free for Schools” program has donated to over 100 schools, colleges, and technical institutions in North America.

About ProgeSOFT North America

ProgeSOFT.US, (http://www.progesoft.us), is the North American office for progeSOFT IntelliCAD software and provides marketing, sales and support for North American ProgeSOFT resellers.

About progeSOFT s.a.s.

progeSOFT, (http://www.progesoft.com), a founding member of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium Board of Directors, has been specializing in CAD for the last 20 years and develops CAD products for the general, mechanical and architectural industries.

progeCAD is either registered trademark or trademark of progeSOFT, in the USA and/or other countries. IntelliCAD and ArchT are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium in the USA and/or other countries. AutoCAD and AutoLISP are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

Contact Information:
ProgeSOFT North America
12042 SE Sunnyside Rd. #591
Clackamas, OR 97015
Email: press@progesoft.us
+1 503-715-1467


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ProgeCAD 2007 Pro Chosen by UNI (ProgeSOFT)

May 3rd, 2007 No comments

progeCAD 2007 Professional IntelliCAD Software Chosen by University of Northern Iowa

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ProgeCAD Donated to Getty Conservation Institute (ProgeSOFT)

May 3rd, 2007 No comments

ProgeSOFT North America Donates ProgeCAD Software to Getty Conservation Institute

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McNeel Ships First, Talks Later (AECnews.com)

April 19th, 2007 No comments

Oh By The Way, We Started Shipping Rhino 4.0 Two Months Ago

From: AECnews.com
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CADDIT.net Brings progeCAD Product Line to Australia

April 16th, 2007 No comments

CADDIT Pty Ltd Australia today announced their introduction of the progeCAD product line to Australia. As a result, Australian architects, engineers, designers and other CAD professionals have access to a local VAR for this high value CAD solution. The agreement between progeSOFT SAS and CADDIT Pty Ltd opens the way for potentially faster support and greater visibility of the progeCAD product in Australia. "We are happy to carry the progeCAD product line here. Our customers should know that there exist functional alternatives to the expensive CAD systems that they currently have to buy", said Ben Decker, the director for CADDIT Pty Ltd.

progeCAD has enjoyed a lot of success internationally, offering file compatibility and comparable interface and feature-set with AutoCAD®, the dominant 2D architectural drafting product used in Australia. Reviews for progeCAD overseas have been most favorable. Located in Sydney, Australia’s largest city, CADDIT Pty Ltd is well located to support the potential market there. "It’s a great place to advertise and get the word out", said Ben.

progeCAD offers exciting features at remarkably low cost when compared to any competing products. It is one of the few mature IntelliCAD based products to offer ACIS solid modeling and a full suite of express tools and raster manipulation functions. Coupled with a solid DWG  DXF reader-writer, this is a robust alternative to the many Australian AutoCAD users. So, believe it or not, the CADDIT.net introductory price for progeCAD Professional will be a modest AU$585.

CADDIT Pty Ltd plans to demonstrate the product at several key industry conventions and interest groups over the next 12 months. They also plan to expand their design contracting operations and make more daily use of progeCAD in house. Ben called their strategy "a staged, organic approach" for which growth "will certify our faith in the value of our products". Ben himself had worked on "a number of CAD systems" over the years, including AutoCAD® and CATIA®, and in a number of countries and industries. His company "will work to challenge the other local vendors to new levels of competency and customer satisfaction". 

CADDIT Pty Ltd is legally based in Sydney, Australia and provides a wide range of design solutions, ranging from consulting to design contracting, software development and sales. They can be contacted via their online website at www.caddit.net.

ProgeSOFT SAS Como, Italy has been specializing in CAD for the last 18 years and is a member of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium executive committee. They can be contacted via their online website at www.progesoft.com.

© CADDIT Pty Ltd Australia. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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progeCAD 2007 Professional by Mark Goldstein

April 10th, 2007 No comments

Reviewed by: Mark Goldstein, April 2007
Published by: progeSOFT
Requires: Microsoft Windows 98 through Windows Vista, Intel Pentium III or faster, PC with 512MB RAM, 300MB available hard disk space
MSRP: US$245.00

progeCAD is a computer aided 2D & 3D design program. It’s based on the IntelliCAD engine which just happens to be one of AutoCAD’s most powerful challengers. Because AutoCAD is the most widely used professional CAD software on the market today, anything that competes in AutoCAD’s sandbox has to be able to not only vie for attention in a difficult and entrenched environment, but also provide some incentives to move off the industry standard. ProgeSOFT is a serious company with a serious CAD product and offers extensive technical product support, so we decided to give progeCAD a heavy duty test. We reviewed progeCAD over a two month period in a busy architectural and industrial design studio. The results may surprise you.

Read more:  www.kickstartnews.com


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No 64 bit for AutoCAD Architecture 2008?

April 6th, 2007 No comments

Thinking about that new 64 bit OS/Machine for AutoCAD Architecture? Before you go shopping check out this comment from Jason (copied from this post, also posted to an ACA Discussion Group thread):

“My firm has been using ADT 2007 (and the previous releases) on Windows XP x64 in a production environment for nearly 2 years. The only caveat was to make sure that the 64 bit version of the .net 2.0 package was installed and that the “support file search path” pointed to ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2007…’ due to the way that XP x64 segregates the 32-bit native programs from the 64-bit native ones. Autodesk has never supported the install of ADT on 64-bit OS’s. But they allowed the programs to install.

In ACA2008, they have programmed the .msi installer to abort on the detection of a 64-bit OS. Chris Yanchar’s response is that they are not supporting ACA2008, hence the installation limitation. My contention is that Autodesk should include this functionality in the current release (ACA2008) as they did in previous releases.”
Aca64bitwarning

I’m not running 64 bit, or even Vista, yet so hadn’t encountered this limitation. Strangely the ACA System requirements published on the website only state XP/Vista and there is no mention of 32/64 bit at all, even in the linked FAQ PDF.

Autodesk – AutoCAD Architecture – Features & Specifications
Recommended System Requirements

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon™ processor, 3 GHz or greater
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP (SP2 or later) or Vista™ operating system
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 3.1 GB free disk space
  • 1280×1024 monitor and display adapter capable of 32-bit color
    128 MB or greater, OpenGL®-capable workstation-class graphics card
  • MS Mouse—compliant pointing device
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 (SP1 or later)
  • The preceding requirements are recommended for effective use of AutoCAD Architecture.

I assume it also applies to AutoCAD MEP? If AutoCAD Architecture/MEP will not install on a 64 bit OS it should be clearly stated.


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Solidworks Competes With Mr Tara

April 3rd, 2007 No comments

Solidworks Corporation, an enormous division of the world’s second-largest CAD corporation, is setting up to compete against small, independent CAD newsman, Roopinder Tara of Tenlinks.com. Last month, Mr Tara set up innovate3d.com, where he humbly offers to convert your 2D drawings into 3D models for a flat rate of US$49 each.

Now the highly-profitable software behemoth is launching Gasabo 3D Design in Rwanda, mimicking Mr Tara’s India-based efforts: using low-cost overseas labor to laboriously convert smudgy 2D drawings into gleaming 3D models for pale North Americans too lazy to draw them in 3D in the first place.

SolidWorks hasn’t set pricing, and the effort doesn’t launch until later this year. Can we expect to see boxing-style Mr Tara vs SolidWorks advertising posters?


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“What’s Inside? AutoCAD 2008″
Updated

April 2nd, 2007 No comments

The second edition of “What’s Inside? AutoCAD 2008″ ebook is now available, one week after the software became available.

(The first edition was based on a beta of the software; the second edition adds eight pages of new and missing information, and corrects some errors.)

Introducing the first edition, I claimed it contained 2x more information than was available from Autodesk — based on an informal survey. But now I have the hard number: this ebook gives 34% more info.

Autodesk “New Features Guide”
– lists 128 new and changed commands and system variables
– 74 smaller-size pages
– full color images
– printed on paper but no index
– free with purchase of AutoCAD 2008 (US$3,995 or less)

upFront.eZine Publishing “What’s Inside? AutoCAD 2008″

– lists 172 new and changed commands and system variables
– 118 full-size pages
– full color images, plus comparisons with AutoCAD 2007
– fully searchable PDF file
– US$16.50

The ebook is available for purchase through PayPal or by cheque. Details at its dedicated Web page.


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iCADsales Unveils progeBUILD (ICADSales.com)

March 29th, 2007 No comments

iCADsales.com Announces IntelliCAD Solutions for HVAC, Piping and Structural

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