ALCAD is a fully compatible DWG-CAD including ALCAD 3D Architecture, all ALCAD's MEP plugins + 1’000 Symbols, which you can acquire with a one-time payment, lifetime license.
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.
ALCAD's 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.
All plugins included in this bundle:
Comfosystem (Ventilation Plugin) - Construct ventilation flex pipes and components
Drain Pipes (Sanitary Plugin) - Construct dirty water and rainwater pipes
Gas Calculation (Sanitary Plugin) - Create and calculate isometric gas pipelines
Multi-Pipes (General Plugin) - Create multipipes with wall distance, angle tap, height and much more
Openings (General Plugin) - Create architecture openings like wall opening, ceiling boreholes, floor slots and more
Text (General Plugin) - Create texts with templates
Ventilation (Ventilation Plugin) - Construct ventilation ducts, pipes, fittings and much more
ALCAD Products Trial Software Download
Test ALCAD products for 15 days before you make your purchasing decision.
Recommended System Specification
Manufacturer's system requirements are generally the bare minimum that you need to run the software and insufficient for effective and productive operation of the product.
Our suggested "real world" mid-range desktop system key specifications to properly run ALCAD products are as follows:
CPU: Intel Core i3-9100
Graphics Card: NVIDIA QUADROP620
Hard Drive: 500GB NVMe
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
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