Best Architectural CAD Software

Architectural CAD Software

Architectural CAD (computer-aided design) software can ease out the tasks related to the creations of 2D and 3D building plans and blueprints. Both beginners and experts can easily create accurate and responsive designs by employing high-quality architectural CAD software for their business purposes. An architectural CAD  system allows architects, builders, professional designers, and even design enthusiasts to efficiently explore the designing options. If you are looking for the best architectural cad software for your business requirement, then you have landed in the right place. Here, GoodFirms provides you the list of top architectural CAD systems that can seamlessly meet your business demands. 

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ActCAD
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ActCAD

CAD Software

ActCAD is a native DWG & DXF Software under which it offers three specific types of CAD Software namely – ActCAD Standard for 2D Drafting Power Users, ActCAD Professional for 2D Drafting and 3D Modeling, and ActCAD BIM (Building Information Modeling) which has all the features of ActCAD Professional along with BIM features. It is one Software for many applications covering the primary domains of... read more about ActCAD

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30 Days
$199/One-time
Draft it
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Draft it

Draft it Free is a free for life, fully featured, unrestricted cad software.

Gone are the days when multi-national conglomerates were the only companies that could afford to have elegant, user-friendly, effective CAD software, at Cadlogic we focus on making our systems available to anyone. Which is why we’re very proud to offer a version of our Draft it Software, with loads of great features, absolutely free! Draft it is the best free cad software available. Our user-fri... read more about Draft it

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“Created By Cad Professionals For Cad Professionals”
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Free version
DraftSight
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DraftSight

DraftSight 2D CAD Drafting and 3D Design Software

More options, choices and tools to suit your specific needs and preferences. Real design freedom is letting you work the way you want to work. It’s the ability to effortlessly go from 2D drafting to 3D modeling and back again in order to optimize and maximize designs. And the capability to seamlessly integrate with other Dassault Systèmes and SOLIDWORKS® solutions, including SOLIDWORKS PDM to ... read more about DraftSight

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30 Days
$99/Year
SketchUp
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SketchUp

Think in 3D. Draw in 3D.

SketchUp is one of the most popular 3D modeling and design tools in the world. Here at Trimble, our mission is to help make our users better, smarter, and more successful through the use of state of the art software and hardware. Trimble is an exciting, entrepreneurial company, with a history of exceptional growth coupled with a disciplined and strategic focus on being the best.... read more about SketchUp

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Free version
FreeCAD
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FreeCAD

Your Own 3D Parametric Modeler

FreeCAD is an open-source parametric 3D modeler made primarily to design real-life objects of any size. Parametric modeling allows you to easily modify your design by going back into your model history and changing its parameters.FreeCAD allows you to sketch geometry constrained 2D shapes and use them as a base to build other objects. It contains many components to adjust dimensions or extract des... read more about FreeCAD

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Free version
Chief Architect
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Chief Architect

Architectural Home Design Software

Chief Architect Software is a leading developer and publisher of 3D Architectural home design software for builders, designers, architects and home DIY enthusiasts. For professionals, we publish the Chief Architect® software product line, the most popular product for residential home design. And, for the consumer DIY home design market, we publish top selling and rated Home Designer® product lin... read more about Chief Architect

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ArchiCAD
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ArchiCAD

ARCHICAD 22 - BIM inside and out

ARCHICAD is the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software used by architects, designers, engineers and builders to professionally design, document and collaborate on building projects.ARCHICAD 22 delivers design tool improvements and introduces enhanced design workflow processes. These represent significant performance improvements and productivity enhancements to its core design proces... read more about ArchiCAD

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Free version
Sweet Home 3D
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Sweet Home 3D

Free interior design software.

Sweet Home 3D is a free interior design application that helps you draw the plan of your house, arrange furniture on it and visit the results in 3D.You may download Sweet Home 3D to install it on your computer and/or use it online within your browser.Sweet Home 3D is an open source SourceForge.net project distributed under GNU General Public License.... read more about Sweet Home 3D

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Free version
BIMx
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BIMx

GRAPHISOFT's mobile BIM communication tool

Award winning BIMx features the Hyper-model, a unique technology for integrated 2D and 3D building project navigation. BIMx helps bridge the gap between the design studio and the construction site. BIMx, allows you to explore architectural designs interactively through the BIM model on iOS and Android mobile devices. It features the 'BIMx Hyper-model', a unique technology for navigating the integr... read more about BIMx

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Free version
LibreCAD
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LibreCAD

Open Source 2D-CAD.

LibreCAD is a free Open Source CAD application for Windows, Apple, and Linux. Support and documentation is free from our large, dedicated community of users, contributors and developers. ... read more about LibreCAD

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Free version
4BIM
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4BIM

CAD & BIM Software for Architecture, Engineering & Construction

All our BIM software share the same BIM technology and a similar philosophy : Easy migration from AutoCAD, you just need to master some very simple commands like polyline, copy, trim or extent and the software will help you to create the 3D BIM model and to extract from it all the 2D DWG drawings. ... read more about 4BIM

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Free version
Cedreo
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Cedreo

3D home design software to draw houses in 2 hrs

Cedreo is a 3D home design software for home builders, contractors, remodelers, real estate developers and interior designers. It allows you to create a complete conceptual design presentation in just 2 hours including 2D and 3D floor plans and interior and exterior photorealistic 3D renderings. With Cedreo, you streamline your sales process, reduce the cost of the pre-sale phase and improve yo... read more about Cedreo

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14 Days
$79/Month
AutoCAD
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AutoCAD

CAD software to design anything—with time-saving toolsets, web, and mobile apps

AutoCAD is computer-aided design (CAD) software that architects, engineers, and construction professionals rely on to create precise 2D and 3D drawings. Draft, annotate, and design 2D geometry and 3D models with solids, surfaces, and mesh objects. Automate tasks such as comparing drawings, addings blocks, creating schedules, and more. Customize with add-on apps and APIs.... read more about AutoCAD

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30 Days
$5/Month
AutoCAD LT
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AutoCAD LT

Precision 2D drafting and documentation software includes AutoCAD web and mobile apps

AutoCAD LT 2021 overview (video: 2:34 min.) AutoCAD LT is computer-aided design (CAD) software that architects, engineers, construction professionals, and designers rely on to produce 2D drawings and documentation. Design, draft, and document with 2D geometry, access a comprehensive set of editing, design, and annotation tools, work faster in an intuitive user interface.... read more about AutoCAD LT

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30 Days
$55/Month
Revit
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Revit

Multidisciplinary BIM software for higher-quality, coordinated designs

Use Revit to drive efficiency and accuracy across the project lifecycle, from conceptual design, visualization, and analysis to fabrication and construction. Begin modeling in 3D with accuracy and precision, automatically update floor plans, elevations, and sections as your model develops. Let Revit handle routine and repetitive tasks with automation so you can focus on higher-value work.... read more about Revit

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30 Days
$305/Month
Vectorworks Architect
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Vectorworks Architect

SKETCH, DRAW, AND MODEL IN A FULLY INTEGRATED BIM WORKFLOW.

Unlike other software, Vectorworks has the flexibility to support your entire project from beginning to end, or anywhere in the process — from conceptual design, to fully coordinated BIM models, to construction documents. It’s the versatile solution you need to pull everything together and increase your efficiency. ... read more about Vectorworks Architect

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30 Days
$153/Month
CATIA
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CATIA

CATIA, shape the world we live in

CATIA delivers the unique ability not only to model any product, but to do so in the context of its real-life behavior: design in the age of experience. Systems architects, engineers, designers, construction professionals and all contributors can define, imagine and shape the connected world. ... read more about CATIA

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TurboCAD
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TurboCAD

Powerful 2D/3D CAD Software

TurboCAD Deluxe is ready-to-use 2D drafting, 3D modeling and rendering software. Easily adjust the interface to access hundreds of drawing, modification, dimensioning and annotation tools. Quickly render designs for powerful presentation, share with AutoCAD and more. Includes the 2D/3D Training Program, Introduction to TurboCAD 2019, a $49.99 value, for free! ... read more about TurboCAD

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15 Days
$59.99/One-time
MicroStation
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MicroStation

Modeling, Documentation, and Visualization Software

With MicroStation, you can easily view, model, document, and visualize projects of any size or complexity. Use MicroStation to deliver projects smarter. With proven MicroStation technology, you can confidently take on any design, construction, or operations project. No matter what design information you are working with or what kind of deliverables are required, you can rely on MicroStation's flex... read more about MicroStation

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$5627/One-time
DataCAD
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DataCAD

DataCAD is a professional-level CADD program.

DataCAD is a professional-level Architectural CADD program for design, presentation, and documentation. Originally developed by an architectural firm more than 30 years ago, DataCAD is one of the stalwarts of the CAD industry. ... read more about DataCAD

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30 Days
$1595/One-time
All Plan
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All Plan

Raise your level

Allplan Architecture is the ultimate BIM solution for Architects enabling unlimited creativity combined with efficient project documentation. Produce detailed designs together with unparalleled drawing quality. Be more successful: Comprehensive 3D modeling and attribute tools, professional drawings and visualizations, precise materials take off for accurate costing.... read more about All Plan

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30 Days
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CadPro
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CadPro

Drafting Software Tool

CAD Pro will produce professional quality drawings and/or blueprints with easy to use “Smart Tools”. CAD Pro’s compact, straightforward toolbox design provides quick and easy access to all tools necessary to create and build any type of design. Quickly insert any type of drawing directly into Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Publisher or Excel making your next presentation the best it can be.... read more about CadPro

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$99.95/One-time
ZWCAD
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ZWCAD

Create Amazing Things

ZWCAD is a cost-effective, DWG file format compatible CAD solution developed by ZWCAD Software. It provides innovative, collaborative and customizable features for engineers in the AEC and MCAD industries, easing their design process. ZWCAD is now available in 15 language s, including Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Hungarian, Korean, Polish, ... read more about ZWCAD

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30 Days
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BricsCAD
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BricsCAD

Bricsys builds BricsCAD for people who build things

BricsCAD is the modern CAD alternative. It is based on DWG, and it is compatible with everything you know. BricsCAD is available as a perpetual license that you can buy once and use forever. A.I. tools in BricsCAD recognize your intent and help you optimize your 2D drawings and 3D models.... read more about BricsCAD

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30 Days
$365/Year
Space Designer 3D
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Space Designer 3D

DRAWING FLOOR PLANS HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER

Space Designer 3D is an online application which lets users draw their floor plans in 2D, and walk through interior spaces in 3D. Space Designer 3D is an all-in-one solution to draw floor plans online and create architectural projects in 3D. ... read more about Space Designer 3D

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ProgeCAD
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ProgeCAD

CAD Software

ProgeCAD is a cost-effective 2D drafting and 3D Modeling CAD software which supports industry popular dwg & dxf file formats. The technology behind ProgeCAD is IntelliCAD engine which provides best performance in both 32bit and 64bit operating systems. ProgeCAD 2020 Professional is based on latest IntelliCAD 9.1 engine and is available in both 64 bit and 32 bit versions. There are many new feature... read more about ProgeCAD

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15 Days
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AViCAD
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AViCAD

Avicad 2D & 3D Piping solution

AViCAD is a complete 2D & 3D CAD solution. It not only includes award winning plant and piping software but also contains 2D and 3D architectural tools, advanced publishing tools and more to get the job done fast. AViCAD 2020 offers faster load times and XREF performance improvements. AViCAD 2020 offers a improved RIBBON interface with new controls and utilities.... read more about AViCAD

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30 Days
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Renga 3D BIM
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Renga 3D BIM

Renga 3D BIM - Architecture

BIM software with 3D design capabilities and context-sensitive user interface. 2D drawing options are also supported. Renga Structure is tool for designers to develop information models of buildings, and to issue drawings that meet the requirements of the KR/KZh/KZhI/KM/AS standard. All you have to do for layouts is to place created views (levels, facades, cuts) at the required scale in a drawing.... read more about Renga 3D BIM

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ArcSite
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ArcSite

ArcSite is an easy-to-use CAD and sales presentation tool.

Create professional CAD drawings without the need for hours of training or an expensive course. Our intuitive drawing tool is as powerful and precise as desktop CAD programs, but you can draw using only your finger. No more being tied to a piece of drafting paper, you can use ArcSite’s unlimited canvas to draw any job site at scale. Impress your clients with professional drawings and proposa... read more about ArcSite

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$15/Month
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