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ActCAD Software


What is ActCAD Software?

ActCAD is a 2D & 3D CAD software with two product options:- ActCAD Standard for 2D Drafting Power Users- ActCAD Professional for 2D Drafting & 3D ACIS Modeling Users- ActCAD Prime for 2D Drafting, 3D Modeling, and AEC Objects (walls,…

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ActCAD 2023 Standard


On Premise
one-time fee per user

ActCAD 2023 Prime


On Premise
one-time fee per user

Entry-level set up fee?

  • $199 one-time fee per user
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  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $199 one-time fee per user
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Product Details

What is ActCAD Software?

ActCAD is a 2D & 3D CAD software with two product options:

- ActCAD Standard for 2D Drafting Power Users
- ActCAD Professional for 2D Drafting & 3D ACIS Modeling Users
- ActCAD Prime for 2D Drafting, 3D Modeling, and AEC Objects (walls, doors, windows, staircases, roofs, floors, etc.)
ActCAD can be used for applications across domains of Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) including Structural, Electrical, and Mechanical.

ActCAD uses the latest IntelliCAD 11.1 Engine, Open Design Alliance, dwg/dxf Libraries, ACIS 3D Modeling Kernel, and other Technologies to ensure file support right from the early R2.5 to the latest 2023 Version of dwg/dxf. It also supports other file formats like .dgn, .step/.stp, .iges/.igs, .stl, .obj, 2D PDF, 3D PDF, .svg, .dae, etc. The interface and commands are designed to be familiar and easy for migration from any CAD Software.

ActCAD Software Features

  • Supported: Fully Functional 2D & 3D CAD System
  • Supported: Large User Base
  • Supported: Flexible License Types
  • Supported: Self License Transfer
  • Supported: Programming Tools
  • Supported: In-built Converters
  • Supported: Block Symbol Library
  • Supported: Free of charge Email Technical Support
  • Supported: Access Tutorial Videos from within the software
  • Supported: Support for 3D Connexion Space Mouse
  • Supported: All new Geo Location Module
  • Supported: One click program defaults restore
  • Supported: Create and Support Sheet Sets
  • Supported: Advanced Grips for Blocks and Groups
  • Supported: Layer Previous Command
  • Supported: API
  • Supported: Block Attributes
  • Supported: Import of map files (.shp, .sdf, .sqlite files)

ActCAD Software Screenshots

Screenshot of ActCAD 2023 PrimeScreenshot of ActCAD 2023 StandardScreenshot of STL FileScreenshot of KML/KMZ FileScreenshot of 3D PDF ExportScreenshot of Sheet set ManagerScreenshot of OBJ FileScreenshot of ActCAD 2023 Professional

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ActCAD Software Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesSupported in 89 Countries
Supported LanguagesEnglish, Chinese(Simplified), Chinese(traditional), Czech, Croatian, Turkish, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbain(Latin), Dutch,
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Will Jordan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
When I was trying to establish my practice, I needed CAD software that was affordable, capable, and not tied to a subscription. Having ActCAD gave me the ability to pursue my dream of practicing architecture, do my job, and survive "Life" during a time in history when society provides little to no support or even encouragement for sole practitioners. ActCAD has enabled me to efficiently produce very professional contract documents, details, and 3-D models. Just know that proprietary software will detect if (dgn, dwg, etc) drawings have been created or edited with ActCAD. I personally don't see this as a reason not to use ActCAD.
  • 2-D drafting
  • 3-D modeling
  • Dimensioning and annotation
  • Project file management
  • Layer management
  • Functionality
  • Affordability
  • Ease of use
  • ActCAD reasonably does what proprietary software does.
It's the best alternative to cost-prohibitive CAD software.
October 04, 2022

ActCAD Software Review

Michael Dougal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use this software on a daily bases. I design new houses as well as remodels and additions.
  • Easily set up layers with line types, weights and colors.
  • Can make multiple view windows in paper space and set a scale for each.
  • Import pictures and pdf files effortlessly.
  • Easy print manager with windows.
  • My major complaint is sometimes the dimensions do not stay where I place them.
  • 3D modeling is complicated for me.
  • Need to specify wall types and be able to create custom walls.
  • Need to have a roof manager to make trusses or hand-stack framing.
Some dimensions move for no apparent reason. 3d modeling could be improved upon. As a 2D program I use it daily and prefer it to 3D modeling programs for drawing details.
  • The software its self
  • Multiple views
  • No limit on model space area. Can layout lots of drawings.
  • Importing pictures and pdf files
  • This is a very powerful program for the money spent.
  • We have used this program exclusively for several years now and have drawn 100's of homes.
  • Can't tell any difference from AutoCAD which is the program I learned with.
Best bang for the buck is ActCAD. I have reviewed and used other products and they may compare similar software but are far more expensive. I have upgraded ActCAD over the years instead of buying something else.
ActCAD does the same for less money.
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
The program does what I need at a good price.
I would pick this software again.
Steve Spudich | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use the software to keep a record of the projects we are involved in, such as layouts, schematics, technical drawings and whatever else the project requires.
  • This is one of the most complete packages that I've used, very intuitive, thus saying user-friendly is somewhat on the mild side, as it is a pleasure to use
  • Functionality is straightforward and all pertinent information are right on the screen
  • Its ease-of-use cuts down on documentation time thus allowing me to spend more time where it's really needed
  • I at this point, cannot offer any suggestions for improvements. This will probably change in the future but right now it's fine just as it is
I've not had that much experience with it, but find it totally professional, intuitive and very straightforward to use
  • It's easy, straightforward, intuitive and the functionality, along with built-in features make it a pleasure to work with
  • Its ease-of-use allows me more time to focus on project needs and completion
We all agree that if you understand AutoCAD, then ActCAD is a very very easy fit. That along with pricing, being able to purchase it outright without having to do a yearly lease or whatever it's called make it a very cost-effective solution for a small business allowing us to appropriate funds to continue to grow our business
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