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Architectural CAD Software

Architectural CAD (computer-aided design) software is used by architects for creating 2D and 3D building plans and blueprints. Digital designer tools for architects help to create computer aided designs and digital graphic design for floor plans, home design, and structural designs. With CAD drafting tools, architects to edit designs through cloud-based technology. Browse all architectural CAD software to find the best tool in Canada for your small business.

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Altair SimSolid is a structural analysis software developed specifically for rapidly evolving design processes. Learn more about SimSolid
By performing structural analyses on fully featured CAD assemblies within minutes, Altair SimSolid is the game-changing simulation technology for designers, engineers, and analysts. It eliminates geometry preparation and meshing: the two most time-consuming, expertise-extensive and error-prone tasks performed in a conventional structural simulation. Learn more about SimSolid

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  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • Drafting
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Design Templates
  • Automatic Formatting
  • Rendering
Enscape is a real-time rendering and VR plugin that empowers design workflows by turning building models into immersive 3D experiences. Learn more about Enscape
Enscape is a real-time rendering and VR plugin. Compatible with Revit, SketchUp, Rhino, Archicad, and Vectorworks, it is the easiest and fastest way to turn models into immersive 3D experiences. Used by 85 of the top 100 architecture firms, Enscape empowers workflows by integrating visualization and design processes into one. Learn more about Enscape

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  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • Drafting
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Design Templates
  • Automatic Formatting
  • Rendering
Microsoft Visio is a diagramming solution that helps visualize data-connected business process flows, empower remote teamwork, and more
Microsoft Visio is a diagramming solution with a robust library of templates and shapes, data connectivity capabilities, and integrated collaboration tools to empower remote workers and teams anywhere. Create impactful visualizations using provided shapes and starter files. Edit diagrams stored online simultaneously with colleagues through a web browser to work with others anywhere securely and effortlessly. Even connect diagrams to real-time data to make decisions quickly. Learn more about Visio

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  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • Drafting
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Design Templates
  • Automatic Formatting
  • Rendering
2D and 3D CAD software with design automation and architecture toolsets, plus web and mobile apps.
CAD software used for precise 2D and 3D drafting, design, and modeling with solids, surfaces, mesh objects, documentation features, and more. It includes features to automate tasks and increase productivity such as comparing drawings, counting, adding objects, and creating tables. It also comes with seven architecture toolsets for electrical design, plant design, architecture layout drawings, mechanical design, 3D mapping, adding scanned images, and converting raster images. Learn more about AutoCAD

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  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • Drafting
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Design Templates
  • Automatic Formatting
  • Rendering
Built on 50 years of experience and fueled by innovation, Sage’s construction suite handles your entire business.
With a legacy of leading construction technology, Sage understands the issues companies face today, and is poised to tackle the challenges of tomorrow. We offer a complete native cloud construction suite with preconstruction, operations, and financial management solutions, plus integrations with other popular software so you can work more efficiently and scale your business. Coupled with our trusted partner network — the largest and most experienced in the construction industry — you can feel confident you’re choosing a software solution that delivers the critical capabilities, flexibility, and support you need to thrive. Join more than 50,000 construction companies who have trusted and relied on Sage for over 50 years. Learn more about Sage Construction Suite

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  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • Drafting
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Design Templates
  • Automatic Formatting
  • Rendering
With a powerful 3D modeler, 2D documentation, cloud storage, AR/VR visualization apps, and more, SketchUp's suite gets the job done.
The most popular 3D modeling and design tool in the world, SketchUp users model everything from treehouses to intricate, energy-efficient buildings. Owned by Trimble Inc., an entrepreneurial company focused on leveraging technology to change the way the world works, SketchUp is both intuitive and powerful for professionals and creatives of all kinds. SketchUp supports creatives of all backgrounds across a variety of industries, including architecture, engineering, construction, and much more. Learn more about SketchUp

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  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • Drafting
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Design Templates
  • Automatic Formatting
  • Rendering
Revit® BIM software includes features for architectural design, MEP and structural engineering, and construction. Call (818) 639-7755.
Revit® BIM software helps architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) teams create high-quality buildings and infrastructure. Use Revit to: - Model shapes, structures, and systems in 3D with parametric accuracy, precision, and ease - Streamline documentation work, with instant revisions to plans, elevations, schedules, and sections as projects change - Empower multidisciplinary teams with specialty toolsets and a unified project environment Call (818) 639-7755 for more information. Learn more about Revit

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  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • Drafting
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Design Templates
  • Automatic Formatting
  • Rendering
On-premise and cloud-based CAD solution designed to help create architectural designs and documents quickly and easily.
Architectural CAD solution designed to help architects, engineers, and construction professionals use solids, surfaces, and mesh objects to draft and design 2D and 2D models. The platform lets designers automate generation of floor plans, annotations, layers, and elevations using a centralized dashboard. Businesses can use its parts library to draw ducting, piping, and circuiting designs. The system also enables teams to compare different versions of drawings and remove purgeable objects. Learn more about AutoCAD Architecture

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  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • Drafting
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Design Templates
  • Automatic Formatting
  • Rendering
Graphisoft develops Building Information Modeling software products for architects with Archicad and BIMx solutions.
Tailored BIM for Architects, by Architects. With Archicad's comprehensive toolkit and user-friendly interface, empower your project design, visualization, documentation, and delivery, regardless of scale. It stands out as the market's most streamlined and intuitive BIM software, allowing you to concentrate on crafting exceptional architecture. Learn more about ARCHICAD

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  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • Drafting
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Design Templates
  • Automatic Formatting
  • Rendering
Create 2D drawings more efficiently
AutoCAD LT provides simple instruction for mastering AutoCAD LT drawing and dimensioning techniques. Text content presents typical applications of AutoCAD LT with basic and advanced concepts. Produce 2D documentations and drawings with advanced set of editing and annotation tools, while still utilizing AutoCAD's simplified and user friendly instruction. Learn more about AutoCAD LT

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  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • Drafting
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Design Templates
  • Automatic Formatting
  • Rendering
ActCAD is a true DWG & DXF CAD Software with complete 2D & 3D features to handle any Complex Project Easily. Low Price & Free Support.
ActCAD is a professional grade 2D Drafting and 3D Modeling CAD Software which has an advanced ActCAD Block Library specially meant and classified for Architects and Interior Designers at just $299 only. You can also add your own Blocks which allows the user to save time on work. ActCAD 2D & 3D CAD Software provides 550+ colors that entitles the user freedom to choose different colors for different specifications. Its Latest and High Speed Technologies ensures powerful and stable CAD Platform. Learn more about ActCAD

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  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • Drafting
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Design Templates
  • Automatic Formatting
  • Rendering
The 2D CAD App that makes floor plan design, architectural drawing and illustration simple and affordable on the Mac
Sketch, draw and present. The ultimate 2D CAD software from start to finish. Native to macOS, built with the latest technologies and designed for the future, MacDraft is a feature-rich solution, that gives you all the tools you need for a truly collaborative 2D CAD experience. MacDraft makes floor plan design, architectural layout and illustration easy on the Mac. Designed for architects, engineers and construction services as well as professional CAD users, designers, educators and hobbyist. Learn more about MacDraft Professional

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  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • Drafting
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Design Templates
  • Automatic Formatting
  • Rendering
3D CAD software provides modeling, drafting, and visualization for projects of all sizes and complexities for architects.
MicroStation is the only computer-aided design (CAD) software purpose-built for infrastructure design, helping architects like you bring their vision to life, present their designs to their clients, and deliver their projects to the community. Providing you power, flexibility, and best-in-class tools, without requiring add-ons, MicroStation makes it easy to work the way you want, leaving you time to do what you do best. Learn more about MicroStation

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  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • Drafting
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Design Templates
  • Automatic Formatting
  • Rendering
Lumion: real-time 3D rendering for architects & designers. Intuitive workflow, unparalleled speed, immersive visualization.
Lumion is a real-time 3D rendering software for architects, designers, and visualization professionals. Compatible with major CAD and 3D modeling software (SketchUp, Revit, Archicad, Rhino, AutoCAD, Allplan, Vectorworks & many more), Lumion allows for a seamless and intuitive workflow. With a fast rendering speed and a library of over 10.000 objects and materials, Lumion makes it easy to visualize with unparalleled speed and accuracy and transform designs into immersive experiences. Learn more about Lumion

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  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • Drafting
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Design Templates
  • Automatic Formatting
  • Rendering
Our intuitive 2D architectural CAD tool provides accurate drawings, pricing, proposals, and material lists/takeoff.
Our intuitive 2D architectural CAD tool provides accurate drawings, pricing, proposals, and material lists/takeoff with professional results through drawing a picture. - Never miss any critical data in the field - Eliminate time spent redrafting with a 50% faster turnaround - Share accurate and easy-to-read drawings with your team Learn more about ArcSite

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  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • Drafting
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Design Templates
  • Automatic Formatting
  • Rendering
Easy CAD software with hundreds of built-in templates, tools & symbols. Draw and print to any scale. Import and edit Visio.
Make architectural and CAD drawings in minutes using SmartDraw's built in templates, tools and symbols. Includes pre-made plans, as well as the ability to start from scratch. Draw and print to any scale, including Metric. Simple sharing and collaboration tools. Import Visio files & stencils. Easily design floor plans, home and house layouts, site and plot plans, commercial & office plans, engineering drawings, electrical plans, wiring diagrams, landscapes and so much more. Learn more about SmartDraw

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  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • Drafting
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Design Templates
  • Automatic Formatting
  • Rendering
The ultimate floor plan and home design software. A perfect visualization tool for real estate professionals, remodelers and designers.
The RoomSketcher App is the ultimate tool for your floor plan and home design needs. With its friendly, intuitive interface and powerful features, you can create professional 2D and 3D Floor Plans, 3D visuals, and virtual walkthroughs with ease. Draw floor plans from scratch, start with a template, or let us draw for you. Works on your tablet and computer; projects sync across devices. RoomSketcher is the perfect tool for busy real estate professionals, interior designers, and home remodelers. Learn more about RoomSketcher

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  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • Drafting
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Design Templates
  • Automatic Formatting
  • Rendering
The industry leader for residential architectural home design software. This program is easy to use for the building professional.
Architectural CAD solution designed to help remodeling professionals, interior designers, kitchen and bath designers, architects, and builders utilize automated building tools to create construction designs. Specifically built to create residential designs, Chief Architect can be used to automatically generate floor plans, 360-degree panoramic renderings, and more using a unified interface. Builders can also use the platform to share 3D models with homeowners or subcontractors. Learn more about Chief Architect

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  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • Drafting
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Design Templates
  • Automatic Formatting
  • Rendering
An AutoCAD Clone that works with AutoCAD DWG files. No learning curve for AutoCAD users.
progeCAD Professional - 2D/3D "AutoCAD Like" CAD system that will allow you to "Afford your Design". progeCAD uses AutoCAD DWG files, no need for conversion and the interface uses the same menus and commands, no learning curve for AutoCAD users. Just 1/10th the Price, An easy replacement for AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT. Add-ons for Land Development, Architecture, HVAC/Piping, Structural, etc. Learn more about progeCAD 2010 Professional

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  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • Drafting
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Design Templates
  • Automatic Formatting
  • Rendering
2D CAD drafting & 3D design solution for architectural designs. 4 packages are available, two focus only on 2D for a lower cost.
2D CAD drafting & 3D design solution for architectural designs. 4 packages are available, two focus only on 2D for a lower cost. It helps with modeling, prototyping, maufacturing, laser cutting and 3D printing. Learn more about DraftSight

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  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • Drafting
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Design Templates
  • Automatic Formatting
  • Rendering
Vectorworks Architect offers all the design, rendering, documentation and collaboration tools you need.
Built to showcase your skill and creativity, Vectorworks Architect allows you to sketch, model and document in a fully integrated workflow with the world’s most design-centric BIM solution. With superior 2D graphics, 3D modeling and visualization tools, Architect is built to deliver absolute creative expression and maximum efficiency. Learn more about Vectorworks Architect

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  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • Drafting
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Design Templates
  • Automatic Formatting
  • Rendering
LibreCAD is a free open-source 2D CAD software for Windows, Apple and Linux operating systems.
LibreCAD is free open-source 2D CAD software. LibreCAD offers drawing tools to create technical drawings including lines, circles, arcs, ellipses, and hatches. The software is available for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. LibreCAD is developed by volunteers and has community support through forums, chat, and documentation. Learn more about LibreCAD

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  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • Drafting
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Design Templates
  • Automatic Formatting
  • Rendering
CorelCAD allows individuals and organizations of any size to create powerful technical graphics quickly and affordably.
Achieve outstanding results with CorelCAD 2021, an affordable collection of powerful 2D drafting and 3D design tools, purpose-built for architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and manufacturing professionals who demand precision. Turn visualization into realization on Windows and macOS, thanks to native .DWG file support for efficient collaboration and .STL support for productive 3D publishing. Learn more about CorelCAD

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  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • Drafting
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Design Templates
  • Automatic Formatting
  • Rendering
The only 3D home design software to create house designs in just 2 hours, including 2D & 3D floor plans, interior & exterior renderings
Our 3D architecture software allows you to create designs in just 2 hours including 2D & 3D floor plans, cross-section & elevation views, interior & exterior 3D renderings. With Cedreo, you streamline your sales process by reducing the cost during the pre-sales phase and improving your client's buying experience. Easily and quickly handle the design in-house to stay ahead of your competitors and reduce outsourcing costs. Create accurate estimates with our Cost Certified integration. Learn more about Cedreo

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  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • Drafting
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Design Templates
  • Automatic Formatting
  • Rendering
Web-based solution that enables the creation and management of detailed and highly constructable 3D structural models.
Tekla Structures is a structural BIM software application developed by Trimble. The software enables structural engineers and detailers to create constructible 3D models for steel, concrete, and timber structures. Key capabilities include structural analysis and design, customizable component creation, automated drawings, and interoperability with various software applications via IFC. Tekla Structures aims to optimize workflows for increased productivity and reduced errors across the construction project lifecycle. Learn more about Tekla Structures

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  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • Drafting
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Design Templates
  • Automatic Formatting
  • Rendering