Wednesday, January 14, 2009

ProgeCAD 2009 Professional, released

The advanced progeSOFT version of IntelliCAD, progeCAD 2009 Professional, is now released by iCADsales in cooperation with progeSOFT North America.

progeSOFT 2009 Professional can open, read, and allow user to edit drawings created with all versions of AutoCAD, including the latest, AutoCAD 2009 DWG. In addition, progeCAD 2009 Professional provides compatibility by providing an “AutoCAD Like” interface, AutoLISP, VBA, and SDS (similar to ADS). It works with the same .shx and truetype fonts, the same hatch pattern format, menus (.mnu), advanced plotting features using STB, CTB, and PGP AutoCAD configuration files, the same script format, and a command list you are used to working with, at 1/10th the price.

The new version includes new features such as an interface for the purge command and Qdim, quick dimensioning. A new Quick Group command lets user to create entity groups with one click. One can edit text with the one click single line text edit utility, and utilise a new popup menu interface improved with toolbar icons on the side for quick command access. progeCAD now offers more than 300 new hatch patterns and the ALE Block Librarian now has over 11,000 industry specific blocks.

Other features of progeCAD 2009 Professional include Express Tools, ACIS solid modeling, photorealistic rendering, PDF, DWF, JPG and o2c printing, PDF to DWG import, Raster Image features, Raster to Vector conversion, Etrack, Polar Tracking, Redlining and Markup. An “AutoCAD like” interface for properties modification (Color, Layer, Text height, Lineweights, Line Type, Geometry, etc.) makes modifying entity properties similar to what you are used to and an eTransmit interface allows you to easily gather, compact and transmit DWG files by email.

progeCAD 2009 Professional can now output designs to Google Earth format, allowing user to import models precisely within the virtual Earth, minus the neighbors rusty Ford parked in their front yard of course. The vertical industry applications made available by have been updated to work seamlessly with progeCAD 2009 Professional.

progeCAD 2009 Professional will allow engineers, architects, designers and drafters to lower their CAD software and training budgets while still supporting the processes they are currently using. CAD users can open the same drawings, run the same menus and commands, with an almost non-existent learning curve by utilising the compatibility of progeCAD 2009 Professional at 1/10th the price of AutoCAD.


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