progeCAD - CAD r(e)volution

progeCAD USA is the leader in low cost 2D/3D CAD technology. We provide engineers, designers and other creative professionals with the tools they need to design the world’s greatest products.

Founded
February 2005

Headquarters
Portland, Oregon, USA

Ownership
Privately owned

Products
iCADMAc is the first real alternative to AutoCAD for Mac OS X. Native DWG 2D/3D CAD, supplied with Applications, Libraries and Services at remarkably low cost. progeCAD, a Professional, native DWG 2D/3D CAD package for Windows, is delivered World Wide, at remarkably low cost, for over 10 years.

All our products are "try & buy" allowing you to use them with no limitations before purchase.

Markets Served
Construction, Industrial, scientific, medical, educational, technology, mining, naval architecture, consumer, automotive, chemicals and transportation

Customers
More than 150,000 drafters, product designers and engineers worldwide, including many of the leading industrial groups. progeCAD productsare used by some of the largest corporations in the world including: ABB Group, Colgate Palmolive, Campari SpA, Honda, Pirelli, Halcrow Group Ltd, Hydro-Quebec, RedBull Extra, Nasa, Gazprom, Schneider Electric, Argonne, Sandia, and Brookhaven National Laboratories, Coca-Cola, The Discovery Channel, Getty Conservation Institute, and Wilson Sporting Goods to name just a few.

History

progeCAD USA has been delivering progeCAD products to North America since the year 2005. Prior to then, the founder of our company was the COO of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (the group that creates the engine behind progeCAD). During this period the founder met with and was impressed, and inspired, by the progeSOFT member who was active on the board of director's and deeply involved as the software development liason.

Once our founder left the ITC to begin his own startup it was a natural fit to represent the progeSOFT company locally. What began as a small progeCAD reseller has become a company who not only offers sales and support direct to the public, but now also distributes progeCAD through resellers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, with a full line of add-ons running on progeCAD distributed throughout the world through it's own Global reseller network.

The year before the release of iCADMac for the Apple OS X operating system, progeCAD USA switched from the Microsoft Windows platform, to Appie iMac's and Macbook Pro's, running  Windows through Parallels Workstation virtual machines. The boss said it was because he was tired of his yearly task of cleaning all from his hard disk to whipe whatever infections garnered in the year previous.

The iCADMac software has been a natural progression allowing progeCAD USA to offer similar technology on the Apple platforms as they have for years on Windows. This became especially important as the industry was abuzz when the major CAD platform AutoCAD was rumored to be returning to the Mac Platform.

It became clear that the reason for forming progeCAD USA originally would be as important now as it has been in the PC world, which is to provide a choice for the end user, allowing them to choose the CAD package they employ and not be held to a single vendor for the tools they use. This choice has been the driving force behind all we do.

Why does it matter that you have that choice? Imagine a world where you did not have a choice. Whereby there was only one company that sold the tools you needed to be able to do your work. No one else sold them, and the millions upon millions of widgets that you have to design can only be changed with this one company's tool... Now, guess how much that tool would cost...

And now imagine another company, progeCAD, allows you to use their software to produce DWG drawings, and it is no longer necessary to pay the CAD tax the other company requires you to pay. The choice allows you freedom. Because without companies and products like progeCAD, the sky is the limit on how high prices will climb to purchase the tools you need to do your job. 

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