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The most popular 2D CAD software from CAD International. Professionals choose LT for efficiency, ease of use, compatibility and value for money. RealCAD LT is our best 2D CAD ever. More...

Go with the Leader - Get Real

RealCAD is CAD International's most popular professional drafting software series and is our number one CAD software brand. None other comes close. Get the real advantage that years of refinements give you. RealCAD LT is our leading all purpose CAD drafting solution.

Really Affordable

RealCAD LT is the best priced fully professional CAD drafting software in the entire range. Built on the same platform as the full RealCAD Professional 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 comprehensive software. Requiring half the number of commands and significantly reduced mouse-clicks to achieve the same professional level results. RealCAD LT is the easiest 2D drafting software ever.

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 your a season user of older CAD software or completely new to CAD this course is perfect.

Genuine CAD Advantage

RealCAD LT 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 and printed by anyone with a PC simply by having them install the free viewer. RealCAD LT also supports the import, export and full editing of external file formats such as .DXF, .DWG, HPGL, IGES, .PLT and the import and export of image file formats of .BMP, .PNG and .JPG

Intuitive and Advanced

The same intuitive drafting tools used in the Pro version are included in this version too. Proprietary functions like the the Magic Eraser(r) 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 LT can be used for the most demanding engineering design. Whether your need is for minute nano-scaled microscopic detail or planetary proportions RealCAD LT 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 size (1:1 true scale) and let the software do the math.

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 LT 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 LT at your fingertips, you'll be joining the world of professional designers using the latest, most comprehensive, easy to use 2D CAD software you can rely on.

Questions & Answers

[Q] What's the difference between RealCAD LT and the other 2D version RealCAD Draft?

[A] RealCAD LT is the more professional version because it is able to share its files with people using other CAD software like AutoCAD. It can open and save CAD drawings in .CAD, .DWG, .DXF, IGS, .JPG, .BMP and other popular formats. It can also Insert image files such as photographs into the drawing and can also run application plug-ins.

RealCAD LT is simply RealCAD Pro with the 3D functions disabled.

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[Q] Can I upgrade to RealCAD Pro or RealCAD Complete at a later date?

[A] Yes. You can upgrade to either of these at any time.


[Q] We only have 5 designers in our office but we have about 30 people who need to access and print the drawings we produce. Do we have to buy a license for each person?

[A] No. You would only need to buy 5 licenses of RealCAD LT and simply install the free viewer version on the other machines.

If you had more designers, it would be worth installing a network 'site' license. This allows you to install the license on a server machine and have as many client machines as you like accessing that license. These licenses are exceptionally good value too.

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)
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