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CADopia Inc.
4370 La Jolla Village Drive
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92122

Phone: 1-877-565-0270
CADopia is based on IntelliCAD, an older CAD software that claims to use AutoCAD technoloy at its core. A general purpose Computer-Aided-Design software for engineers, architects, designers and drafters -- virtually anyone who creates, edits, or views professional drawings.

Furukawa Information Technology (FIT), Inc. 
721 N. Euclid St., Suite 303
Anaheim, CA 92801-4135

Phone: (714) 956-3171

Internet address:

Moderately priced, provides all the basic drafting capabilities required to make architectural and engineering drawings. Includes basic 2D and 3D capabilities.

Offers two-way database links for information management, and advanced networking capabilities. CADVANCE maintains a very extensive and loyal user following since 1982.

DENEBACAD Deneba Software
7400 S.W. 87th Ave.
Miami, FL 33173

Phone: (305) 596-5644

Internet address:

A new general-purpose drawing software, which includes 2D, 3D and basic rendering capabilities. This low-cost program has the ability to share information with most other CADD programs.

Includes some fun features like Virtual Reality and 3D-stereoscopic images. 


Upperspace Corp.
600 SE 49th Street Pryor, OK 74017

Phone: 918-825-4844 (800)233-3223

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DesignCAD combines powerful 2D drafting and 3D solid modeling. This easy to learn and use program offers features of leading CAD programs at an affordable price. It includes capabilities for 3D modeling, solid modeling, animation, networking and web publishing.
DYNACADD Ditek Software Corp.
60 West Wilmont Street
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Canada L4B 1M6

Phone: (905) 771-8000

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A general-purpose 2D and 3D software recommended for personal use. Its intuitive interface makes it easy to learn and use.

It includes basic editing and presentation tools such as scanned image support. Its built-in symbol library allows you to add many common shapes to drawings.



Evolution Computing
437 S 48th St., Suite 106 Tempe, AZ 85281-9936

Phone: (800) 874-4028

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EasyCAD is a low-cost 2D CADD program intended for basic drawing. It is intended for personal use.

FastCAD offers comprehensive 2D drawing and editing features. This easy to use software is also recommended for personal use.

FELIXCAD FCAD Software, Inc.
2105 Ridgerock Place
West Bank, BC
Canada V4T 1S7

Phone: (800) 668-2320 

Internet address:

Originally developed in Germany, FlexiCAD has gained popularity in Europe, and is now introduced in the United States.

Itís considered an AutoCAD "work-alike"; meaning it recognizes most of the commands used in AutoCAD and uses the same methodology. Affordably priced. 

General CADD

General Cadd Products, Inc.
1 Railroad Avenue
Cherry Valley, New York 13320

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Based on 1980's popular software Generic CAD, this program is re-invented and introduced under the brand name General CADD. This low cost 2D software includes all the essential tools for basic CAD drawing. It includes a number of advanced functions such importing /exporting to standard CAD industry formats.
MiniCAD- Vector Works


Diehl Graphsoft, Inc.
10270 Old Columbia Rd.
Columbia, MD 21046

Phone: (410) 290-5114
(888) 646-4223

Internet address:

A popular CADD program for Macintosh and Windows that is well known for its ease of use, versatility, precision drafting, 3D modeling and automatic materials take-offs. 

Production-oriented software includes all the necessary capabilities to prepare architectural and engineering drawings.

RenderWorks is a photo-realistic rendering plug-in for MiniCAD VectorWorks.

POWERCAD Engineered Software
615 Guilford Jamestown Rd. P.O.Box. 18344
Greensboro, NC 27419-8344

Phone: (336) 299-4843

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A popular CADD program among Macintosh users. Production oriented software used to prepare architectural and engineering or any general-purpose drawings.

Affordably priced, includes all the basic capabilities such as layers, symbols, hatch patterns, dimensioning, etc.

Smart Sketch Intergraph Corporation
1 Madison Industrial Park
Huntsville, AL 35824

Phone: (800) 692-8069

Internet address:

Intergraph has developed a number of advanced CADD solutions. Smart Sketch happens to be a very basic, general-purpose drawing software. It is easy to learn and use and can be used to make quick presentations. The drawings can be easily exported into other applications. Includes web-publishing capabilities.
VDRAFT SoftSource
301 West Holly Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

Phone: (360) 676-0999

Internet address:

One of a kind program that has the capability to work directly with AutoCAD and DXF drawings in their native format without translation. It uses the same technology built into the core of AutoCAD. This 2D drafting program that is easy to use, fast and affordable. It is known to be 100% compatible with AutoCAD. However, it does not include advanced capabilities of AutoCAD.

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