Advance CAD offers premium 2D and 3D design features at a lower price compared to those of other competitors’ basic packages. The licensing solution with which the AEC-industry-dedicated software can be acquired is fully flexible, including perpetual license and Global Territory rights.

We have built the Advance CAD interface so that experienced users can benefit from a CAD interface they’re already acquainted with, whilst  newcomers can enjoy an intuitive ribbon. The software provides full compatibility with AutoCAD ®, using most of the AutoCAD ® file formats, including those for drawings (.dwg files), as well as commands, line types, hatch patterns, and text styles.

Claim now your 30 days free trial license to discover the benefits of Advance CAD.


  • Familiar CAD Ribbon Interface
    • Autocomplete feature for commands
    • Ribbon tabs
    • Quick access toolbar manager
    • Customizable menus, toolbars, keyboard shortcuts and aliases
    • Selection filters: Quick select
    • Possibility to customize general settings (display, paths/files, user preferences, crosshairs, profiles)
Advance CAD | 2D/3D software dedicated to the AEC industry
GRAITEC Advance CAD | 2D/3D CAD environment
  • Advanced 2D/3D CAD Environment
    • 3D surface primitives
    • 3D-solids modification
    • Three-dimensional meshes made of polygons
    • Large variety of hatch patterns
    • Annotative Scales – scale entity types such as text, dimensions, hatches and (multi)leaders
    • Multi-leader – rapidly create multi-line leaders; annotate multileaders with text or block
    • Eattedit - Attribute editing
    • eTransmit - Compression and transmission of DWG files with dependencies by email
  • Blocks and Reference
    • Dynamic blocks editing (import dynamic configurable DWG files)Block explorer
    • External reference manager (xref manager)
    • Image manager
  • Interoperability
    • Import files: DWG, DXF, DXB, DWF, DWT
    • Export files: DWG, PDF, BMP, WMF, EMF, DWF, SVG, STL.
    • Export to 3D PDF
    • Import and Export to ACIS files
  • Viewing Commands
    • UCS control
    • Visual styles
    • Zooming and panning
    • Multiple layout viewports
    • Print from layout
    • Plot to DWF/PDF, etc.
  • Extra Features
    • Startup screen providing useful tools, such as GRAITEC Resources (License management, Starting Guide, etc.), links to GRAITEC website relevant pages, shortcut to last opened projects, model samples and link to GRAITEC programs demo movies.
    • Advance CAD Explorer: manage information and settings, quickly copy layers, line types and other information between drawings
    • Multiple-document interface (MDI): open and work with several drawings at the same time; copy and paste elements between drawings
    • Simultaneous editing of multiple entities: change the properties of a selection of elements through a single properties window
    • Unlimited undo and redo actions
GRAITEC Advance CAD | 2D/3D CAD environment
GRAITEC Advance CAD | 3D Modeling
The basic package of Advance CAD is equipped with tools that allow you to work with 3D models without  having to pay extra. The three-dimensional drafting is enabled by the ACIS Modeler (ACIS), a kernel with 3D modeling capabilities. 3D tools available in Advance CAD:
  • Draw primitive 3D solids: box, pyramid, wedge, cone, cylinder, sphere
  • Predefined shapes (dish, dome, torus)
  • Interfere, section or slice to obtain more complex solids
  • Extrude/revolve sets of 2D curves into complex surfaces or solids
  • Intersect/subtract/unite combinations of solids
  • Functions that allow face (extrude, move, offset, rotate, taper, color, delete, copy) and body (imprint, separate, shell, clean, check) editing.
Drafting results can be easily viewed with the help of visual styles, specifically developed for solids, allowing shading of the objects and smoothing of the edges (realistic rendering) or displaying of the objects by lines / curves in order to see the overall assembly (wireframe rendering).

Models can be converted to body objects or to 3D solids using ACISIN command, if the body is a true solid or a true region. This command imports geometry objects from .SAT files (Standard ACIS Text).

Also, certain object types can be exported to ACIS files using ACISOUT command. This feature allows you to store surfaces, regions and 3D solids in a .SAT file format.

Advance CAD provides full compatibility with AutoCAD®, using most of the same file formats including those for drawings (.dwg files), commands, line types, hatch patterns, and text styles.

Advance CAD reads and writes .dwg files in their native format without data loss, from the latest AutoCAD®  version and going all the way back to Version 2.5, including AutoCAD LT®. Because Advance CAD uses Autodesk® DWG™ format as its native file format, no conversion is required.

You can also use AutoCAD® menu files and run Autodesk® AutoLISP® programs.

GRAITEC Advance CAD | AutoCAD Compatibility

Advance CAD supports LISP, VBA, SDS, DCL and DIESEL application programming interfaces. In Advance CAD, you can run many programs originally created for being used with other standard CAD software. Specifically, you can use programs written entirely in AutoLISP without operating any modification. In addition, you can run many ADS programs originally written for being used with AutoCAD® after first recompiling them using the Advance CAD runtime libraries.

The basic framework for Advance CAD is Teigha, a C++ development environment that includes full support for .dwg/.dxf and DGN files, a powerful object-oriented C++ API, and a rich feature set for editing, manipulating and rendering CAD data. It also supports Teigha Xtensions for building custom objects and custom commands.

Advance CAD allows you to add custom programs written in the following languages:

  • LISP
    Advance CAD supports the LISP programming language and is compatible with AutoLISP. This means that you can load and run AutoLISP programs written for use with AutoCAD®.
  • Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
    Advance CAD can be customized using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) through an integrated interface, available from the Advance CAD menu. Advance CAD features a broad range of objects, giving you the power to write your own custom applications that can run within Advance CAD.
  • SDS (Solutions Development System™)
    SDS is a C/C++ language interface compatible with the ADS interface in AutoCAD®. Like scripts and AutoLISP, you can run your existing ADS applications in Advance CAD. Simply recompile the source code using the SDS libraries provided on the Advance CAD DVD, or, if you use a CAD program written by a third-party vendor, contact that vendor for the Advance CAD version.
  • DCL
    Advance CAD completely supports DCL (dialog control language). DCL is used by AutoLISP functions to define the look of dialog boxes. You can use all DCL files unmodified within Advance CAD.
    Advance CAD supports DIESEL (Direct Interactively Evaluated String Expression Language). DIESEL is a separate interpretive programming language that allows you to customize the status bar, menus orLISP functions.
In Advance CAD, you can run many programs originally created for use with other standard CAD software. Specifically, you can use programs written entirely in AutoLISP with no modification. In addition, you can run many ADS programs originally written for use with AutoCAD® after first recompiling them using the Advance CAD runtime libraries. Many standard CAD third-party programs are compatible with Advance CAD.

Advance CAD is one of the best choice that you can do on the CAD software market offering high-end features for 2D drafting and 3D modeling at lower prices than those of competition basic packages. Get your free-trial 30 day license now!

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