progeCAD Professional is a versatile 2D/3D DWG/DXF-native CAD tool for professional drafting widely known as a cost-effective alternative to AutoCAD®. The ProgeSOFT company is proud of its contribution to the optimization of its customers’ design treadmill through offering a little and handy CAD software package which has been helping along thousands of users worldwide. And today the company is delighted to share with you one of the happy experiences, a story of a Customer from India, Mr. PRS Sivakumar, an acknowledged Architect and Interior Designer who uses progeCAD Licenses in his design and development office.
Mr. PRS Sivakumar is one of the zealous ProgeSOFT supporters, who exploits progeCAD Professional to perform his everyday design tasks and on top of it collaborates with ProgeSOFT’s Technical Team submitting his ideas, testing results and giving his expert’s take on the software functionality and performance. This Customer is a shining example of the software product devotee who is running in double harness with the CAD developer doing his little bit for the program steady improvement from version to version.
In his glowing testimonial about progeCAD Professional, Mr PRS Sivakumar tells his story about switching to the economical CAD solution and elaborates on the discovered perks of progeCAD:
“We are veterans in CAD since 1996. When my office switched over to progeCAD when the 2011 version came with a special Indian Price tag, that was the wisest move I had made in the whole of my professional life. (When I said “switched over”, it was not a transition – my staff & myself got accustomed to progeCAD in half a day). I have the “lighter” version of the Big CAD 2014 on 5 of my computers installed concurrently with progeCAD. These are Core-i3 with 8 GB RAM with Nvidia GT 630 graphics cards with 2 GB VRAM. While progeCAD runs effortlessly & superbly on these machines (even with much leaner hardware too – which my friends have), the other CAD limps & stalls every now & then. So since the last 2 years my staff have never launched that program and they are more than satisfied with progeCAD. And I did not renew my subscription to the expensive “lighter” version of the Big CAD. Every year it is getting more & more expensive and demanding more & more power from the computer – and it became a very painful annual expenditure.”
Then in his testimonial Mr PRS Sivakumar moves on to disclosing his company daily routines and working peculiarities as well as the way progeCAD is applied to this:
“We routinely produce not less than 300 detailed drawing sheets for an individual Bungalow/ Villa and about 1000 drawings for star hotels etc. And we have not had any trouble doing these on progeCAD nor any loss of productivity when compared with the expensive CAD.”
In particular he starts dwelling on progeCAD’s advantageous features he has benefited from: “And with the customization capabilities of progeCAD (you cannot customize the “lighter version” of the Big CAD), including LISP – which my office uses extensively, productivity boost is very evident. […] I am writing this review from an architect & interior designer’s point of view. But this 2016 version has a host of other new features for professionals in other disciplines of Engineering. (which I have not explored nor used). progeCAD has some exclusive features which are highly useful in day-to-day works when the expensive CAD does not have. Converting a PDF drawing file to a .dwg format can be done with ease with the pdf converter plugin readily available within progeCAD. I have found that this does a much superior job in giving clean .dwg drawings including the layer contents on different layers – which even the expensive pdf to dwg converter sold separately by 3rd parties fail to do. And the expensive CAD does not even have this mostly used utility.”
The architect spotlights the financial aspect as one of the fundamental benefits of progeCAD noting that: “progeCAD in India costs less than 1/10th the price of the Full Version CAD and less than 1/3rd the price of its younger brother, the lighter version of CAD which had 2d capabilities with much lesser 2D features than its bigger brother. So even as a 2D CAD it was deprived of many advanced 2D functionalities which the bigger brother had”.
Users are often unwilling to change easily their software they get accustomed to, but in conclusion Mr PRS Sivakumar readily assures that progeCAD is a sustainable solution and a surefire choice:
“If somebody asked me on sustainability with running cad programs, then progeCAD is the way to go. One would never regret – it is an investment rather than an expenditure”.
The ProgeSOFT company always welcome feedback, constructive criticism and suggestions that will allow to enhance the program and come closer to standard. You are kindly invited to share your progeCAD experiences!
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