The difference between AutoCAD 2024 and progeCAD 2024
Now let’s get to the long story. Well, by looking at the user interface you won’t notice any significant difference. A careful look into the upper left corner is required in order to distinguish them by the A and P icon. AutoCAD 2024 and progeCAD 2024 are both using DWG as their native format and they are completely compatible, AutoCAD to progeCAD and vice versa. Most AutoCAD commands can be used in the same way in progeCAD, icons and ribbon menu are practically the same, functionality and operating mode are almost the same. What is the difference then? Since progeCAD is an alternative to AutoCAD, it offers different licensing options. Unlike AutoCAD 2024 (2D and 3D) and AutoCAD LT 2024 (2D) subscriptions, progeCAD is offering one unique 2D/3D software with perpetual licenses.
AutoCAD 2024 is available only as a subscription
AutoCAD comes only as a subscription in duration of one and three years. AutoCAD LT 2024 subscription is enabling use of the newest software version and three older versions. For the whole time during the subscription, user has technical support on disposal and if new version is released during the subscription period, user has right to switch to new AutoCAD version at no cost. Price of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT subscription is roughly the same like it was with the AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT perpetual license, if you include an extra annual subscription and maintenance. When we take into consideration progeCAD price, we see that progeCAD perpetual license is significantly cheaper than the cheapest AutoCAD LT annual subscription.
progeCAD 2024 license has Perpetual single, network and corporate volume licenses
Lastly, we believe that personal evaluation is the best way to to choose CAD software and realise why why is progeCAD the best AutoCAD alternative? Therefore, we encourage you to download and try it by yourself. These versions are completely free, non-binding and what’s most important they are unlocked and with full capabilities:
Comparison of progeCAD – AutoCAD LT – AutoCAD: