Comparison of CAD software

Just as there is a comparison between computer solutions for Geographic information systems CHALK, Also in Wikipedia There is a similar table for CAD tools oriented to what we know as AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction)

Software cad comparison

There are university teachers, generally obsolete, who tell their students that to place Wikipedia as a bibliographic source is to lower the level of work, but it is certain that this source in a few years will end up being an unavoidable reference for collective knowledge. Great measure), because documents like this one is not in any other printed medium, much less with the constant evolution.

The comparison includes different tools, many of them well-known and with sufficient participation in the market and others that are initiatives open source or of little diffusion:

  • ArchiCAD
  • AutoCAD
  • Bricscad (IntelliCAD)
  • Caddy
  • Digital Project
  • Free CAD
  • Form • Z
  • GStariCAD
  • AutoDesk Inventor
  • CADKey
  • Microstation
  • NX
  • ProEngeneer
  • ProgeCAD
  • QCAD
  • Shark CAD
  • Solid Edge
  • SolidWorks

Not all are included, especially those of the line IntelliCAD as being BitCAD. And Comparisons include:

  • The developer
  • Last version
  • Specialty and application 2D / 3D
  • Operating systems that support it
  • Type of license (free or owner)
  • User Interface Languages
  • Support BIM
  • IFC Support
  • DXF support
  • Formats that matter
  • Formats to which it exports

An interesting reference that will surely grow and be updated as the software evolves. There's also Another comparison From the CAM point of view

Here you can see the comparative matrix on Wikipedia. Do they identify that others are out of comparison?

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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  1. You could share your comparative table or study as you determined your table is that I am deciding what software to train me and I would like to see which is the one that can potentiate me more


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