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ARCHICAD Graphisoft North America
One Gateway Center
Suite 302
Newton, MA 02458
Phone: 800-344-3468

http://www.graphisoft.com

Easy to use, popular CAD program for architects and designers. It uses a single building file and object technology concept known as Virtual Building. ArchiCAD automatically generates all required 2D and 3D output from a single file including virtual reality tours and animations. Users work and edit directly in both 3D and 2D.
ARRIS Sigma Design International
5221 Jackson St.
Alexandria, LA 71303

Phone: (318) 449-9900

http://www.arriscad.com

Award-winning software commonly used by architects in Europe as well as in North America. Includes a number of 2D and 3D ready-made features for architects to help them with building design and facility management.

It is available for Sun Solaris and Windows platforms.

AutoCAD

Architectural

Desktop

AutoCAD LT

Autodesk, Inc.
111 Mclnnis Parkway
San Rafael, CA 94903

Phone: (800) 879-4233

http://www.autodesk.com

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A popular CADD program commonly used for architectural and engineering applications. The company offers a number of variations of the product for architectural, mechanical and civil engineering applications. Extremely versatile for customization. Uses Autolisp programming language, which is based on "C" and LISP.

AutoCAD LT is a condensed version of AutoCAD. Intended for general-purpose drafting. It is moderately priced.

CHIEF ARCHITECT

Chief Architect

6500 N. Mineral Drive Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815

Phone: 1-800-482-4433
             (208) 664-4204

http://www.chiefarchitect.com

An architectural drafting software package commonly used by professional designers, builders, architects and remodelers. This integrated 2D and 3D package makes architectural design flexible, fast and fun. 

The entire spectrum of project design and development is covered in this single, stand-alone program. It includes a number of tools for developing preliminary sketch designs, 3D modeling and working drawings.

MicroStation Bentley Systems, Inc.
690 Pennsylvania Drive
Exton, PA 19341

Phone: (610) 458-500
             (800) BENTLEY
http://www.bentley.com

Originally developed by Intergraph, now available through Bentley Systems. Itís widely used among architects and engineers. Bentley systems offers a number of engineering CADD programs for building design, geo-engineering, civil engineering, plant design, mechanical engineering, etc. They work as add-on programs with MicroStation. 
DATACAD Datacad LLC
20 Tower Lane
Avon, CT 06001

Phone: (800) 394-2231
(860) 677-4004

http://www.datacad.com

A comprehensive CADD package, which includes a number of automated features for architects. One of the first CADD programs in the market that still maintains a loyal user base.

Over 280,000 users worldwide. Includes a number of advanced functions for drawing architectural elements and for preparing project reports and cost estimates. It is sold in 80 countries in 16 languages.

Domus.CAD

CADWAVES

14100 Palmetto Frontage road suite # 114
Miami Lakes, FL 33016


Phone: (305) 820-4490
http://www.interstudio.net

An architectural parametric 3D CAD that allows you to create three-dimensional elements without needing to start from a two-dimensional plan. Predominantly Mac based software, now also available for Windows. An European company with primary userbase in Europe, now expanding into other areas. An add-on rendering program is also available.
IntelliCAD

IntelliCAD Technology Consortium
10260 SW Greenburg Rd.
Suite 400
Portland, OR 97223

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An open source CAD supposedly a clone of AutoCAD. The source code is available through IntelliCAD Technology Consortium for a membership fee. Different developers have developed different flavors of this software. Once a failed product, now has received wide acceptance.
SoftCAD

SoftCAD.3D

ArchiTECH

PC

SoftCAD International
1460 Washington Blvd.
Suite B-205
Concord, CA 94521

Phone: (800) SOFTCAD

http://www.softcad.com

SoftCAD is great architectural software at an affordable price. Commonly used in Europe, now available in the United States.

SoftCAD.3D offers comprehensive 3D drawing as well as rendering capabilities.

ArchiTECH PC includes additional features such as bill of materials preparation, 3D, animation, etc.

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