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RealCAD Draft

Simple fast and easy 2D CAD software providing the same advanced CAD features found in RealCAD LT but without DXF, DWG or image file support. More...

Go with the Leader - Get Real

RealCAD is CAD International's most popular professional CAD software series and is our Number One CAD software brand. None other comes close. Get the real advantage that years of refinements give you.

Really Affordable

RealCAD Draft is the least expensive in the entire RealCAD range, built on the same platform as the full professional CAD product and with the same core functionality - CAD has never been better value.

Easier than Ever

Enjoy the cleanest and least cluttered interface ever devised for such a comprehensive software. Requiring half the number of commands and significantly reduced mouse-clicks to achieve the same professional level results, RealCAD Draft will have you productive fast. RealCAD is really easy CAD.

Rapid Start

Get up to speed even faster than you imagined - Complete the award winning online training course that gets rave revues from participants. Whether you're a seasoned user of older CAD software or completely new to CAD this course is perfect.

Genuine CAD Advantage

RealCAD Draft is 100% .CAD file compatible. Only genuine RealCAD software can assure you of this. Safely open, edit and save all .CAD file formats as far back as V3. Your files can also be opened, viewed, shared, marked-up and printed by anyone with a PC, simply by having them install the free viewer. Need more formats? - Upgrade to RealCAD LT, Pro or Complete for additional external file formats such as .DXF or .DWG.

Intuitive and Advanced

The same intuitive 2D drafting tools used in the RealCAD LT, Pro and Complete versions are included in RealCAD Draft. Proprietary functions like the the Magic Eraser elevate this software to be the most rapid drafting tool available - And in this latest version, new Intelligent Cursor functions bring unparalleled accuracy and speed to your design tasks by intuitively locating key geometry - all without construction lines, key strokes, icon commands, complex cursor movements or cluttered and ambiguous prompts.

Be Precise

Accurate measurements and practically infinite dimensional precision mean RealCAD Draft can be used for the most demanding engineering design. Whether your need is for minute nano-scaled microscopic detail or planetary proportions RealCAD Draft has no limitation on drawing size or scale.

Perfect Scale

Drawing scale is handled with ease by the software. You'll never have to guess or calculate scale again. Even multiple views of different scale in the one drawing are handled automatically. Text and dimensions will maintain their readability and value even if you alter the scale. Draw in real life true size and let the software do the math automatically.

Dynamic Drafting

Place multiple orthographic views on your layout and as one view is updated, all the same views are automatically updated too. What's more, each viewport has its own independent set of layers that you can switch on or off to display different information without needing to redraw.

Game, Set and Match

Multiple 'sheet sets' can be open at the same time within a single file, keeping all drawings sheets of a single project together. Multiple sessions of the CAD software can also be running at the same time allowing you to work back and forth between different projects or drawing files concurrently. You can even cut and paste between different drawings.

Simplified Parametrics

The new simplified parametrics built-in to RealCAD Draft make changing or creating new instances of objects in your drawing easy too. Alter an objects size and the dimensions will update - alter the dimensions and the object updates! Need a series of products at a different size, just draw one and drive the others by numbers.

Sketch 'n' Stretch

With RealCAD's flexible approach to the way you use it, you can sketch-in your line work and later stretch and drag your design to the desired size, fast and easy. Just another example of RealCAD's unique technology that will have you beaming.

Freedom and Security

Sophisticated memory handling gives you the freedom to experiment. The unlimited undo and redo will release you from the rigid constraints inherent in lesser software. Go back to almost any point in the design session, secure in the knowledge that even this can be undone if desired - undo and redo only affects geometry so you'll never loose your viewing position either. For added security, multiple backups and silent autosave can be activated.

Join the Real World

With RealCAD at your fingertips, you'll be joining the world of professional designers using the latest, most comprehensive, easy to use CAD software you can rely on.

Questions & Answers

[Q] What's the difference between RealCAD Draft and RealCAD LT, RealCAD Pro or RealCAD Complete?

[A] All the RealCAD software is based on exactly the same core product. They all look the same to use and use the same files so you can open any file in one that was produced in the other.

RealCAD Draft is the entry level 2D version of the software and has some of the more advanced functions disabled.

Choose RealCAD Draft if you do not need to do 3D and do not need to open or save other file formats such as .DWG or .DXF, .IGS or bitmap files such as .JPG, .BMP or .PNG. 

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[Q] I have two computers, one at home and one I use for work, can I install RealCAD Draft on both machines if I only buy one license?

[A] Yes. Your license allows you to activate your software on up to two machines so long as they are not both being used at the same time.


[Q] Why would I buy RealCAD Draft when I can get other CAD software for free?

[A] Professional quality is never free. When you buy RealCAD Draft you know you are getting the best 2D CAD software without compromising on performance or functionality. You can also upgrade if your needs increase without having to relearn a new software or lose all your old data. The level of training and support available is also very important. If you are a professional and value your time then it is worth paying a few hundred dollars to get the best.

Support and Training

Expert Support

In a recent marketing study we found that one of the core reasons Designers and Drafters choose RealCAD as their preferred design and drafting tool is the excellent support and ease of learning. We are very proud of our reputation and go the extra mile to ensure you get the best value from your purchase. Support is fast efficient and affordable. Choose from Support alone or Support plus Upgrades Premium Support

Online Training Courses

Get clear, concise and easy to understand training online and be up to speed in just a few hours. Submit your course exercises for marking and receive constructive feedback from our expert tutors. Pass the courses and we will issue you with your CAD level 1,2 and 3D CAD International recognised certificates.

System Requirements

Minimum Computer specs for Windows and Mac

  • Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7
  • Mac OSX Catalina (10.15), OSX Mojave (10.14), High Sierra (10.13), Sierra (10.12), El Capitan (10.11) or Yosemite (10.10)
  • Screen resolution 1920 x 1080 (or higher)
  • 8GB RAM (or more preferred)
  • 700MB Hard Drive Space
  • Mouse with scroll wheel
  • Graphics Card supporting OpenGL with 2GB (or greater)
Basic Support Subscription

Basic Support Subscription

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Next Step Guide to CAD. This course takes you from the basics learned in CAD-Level-1 to a richer understanding of how the CAD software operates...  More...

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