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A9CAD

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.1
  • Total Downloads:
    196,895
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 14, 2005
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    15.54MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    344
  • Platform:
    Windows
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5 stars

"Perfect for my needs"

September 08, 2016  |  By TMRucio

2016-09-08 05:23:48  |  By TMRucio

 |  Version: A9CAD 2.2.1

Pros

Vector drawing.
Program requires a tiny amount of memory to load and run.
Works on older version of Windows.
Simple and intuitive interface for basic 2D CAD commands - no unwanted frills.
Full Help provided.
Can use X-Y coords.
Dimensioning works.

Cons

Don't know of any Cons at this stage. It does exactly what I need and want it to do.

Summary

As a long time professional in communications (networking and such) I am a long time user of a wide range of software so have built up some expertise in using and adapting to new products.
After using AutoCAD it was too expensive and was capable of much more than I needed. From that point and for years I used AutoDesk's Autosketch for site plans, cabling/power routing and equipment layout for computer/telephony/security network installations.

Now I'm retired my needs are not so frequent. But when planning a house rewire and remodel and some cabinet making, I needed something to help me measure, price, plan and manage the work.
Autosketch was discontinued years ago, so I tried commercial CAD software priced up to $200, but it was too unwieldy compared with my experience with Autosketch and even AutoCAD.
I need software to be as intuitive to use as possible, to provide a rapid and simple means of obtaining the result I want. I don't want to spend a lot of time learning it, because my time is valuable to me.
After I began using A9CAD I found it was a very worthy tool. I can focus on what matters to me without getting bogged down learning how to use it.
I spent about 30 minutes going through the kinds of things I knew and expected that I would have to do, and it fulfilled all my requirements including the cost (free!).
Five stars.

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3 stars

"downloaded by mistake"

August 12, 2013  |  By swamprat

2013-08-12 12:07:22  |  By swamprat

 |  Version: A9CAD 2.2.1

Pros

easy enough to use

Cons

tryed it once before but it didnt have certain needs

Summary

its ok try for urself and see

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4 stars

"Good 2D Cad software considering it is free,"

March 11, 2013  |  By deesidar

2013-03-11 16:31:52  |  By deesidar

 |  Version: A9CAD 2.2.1

Pros

Very similar to Autocad.
free

Cons

Cannot array or copy and rotate
No shortcut keys such as m for move and C for copy
Line thickness difficult to manager

Summary

Makes you wonder why ACAD and other products are so expensive

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5 stars

"Excellent CAD alternative!"

November 22, 2008  |  By AzBat360

2008-11-22 21:50:05  |  By AzBat360

 |  Version: A9CAD 2.2.1

Pros

Has lots of AutoCAD 2D commands even with the same icons. You'll feel right at home if you've used AutoCAD R14, 2000, 2000i or 2002.

Cons

Not many negatives. Some could be fixed by purchasing the Pro version for $30.

Summary

This is bar none the best free CAD I've ever found!

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4 stars

"tiny autocad"

December 27, 2007  |  By urreed

2007-12-27 12:52:27  |  By urreed

 |  Version: A9CAD 2.2.1

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2 stars

"Look great as a free AutoCAD substitute. Shame about the fatal flaw."

October 29, 2007  |  By pj101

2007-10-29 06:21:29  |  By pj101

 |  Version: A9CAD 2.2.1

Pros

The software looks and feels like a cut down AutoCAD. It only does 2D, but if you're happy with that and familiar with AutoCAD, you'll immediately know how to use this software. It has all the important features and is less bloated than Acad.

Cons

It took me 10 minutes to discover a deal breaking bug. Every time I try to move an object from one layer to another, A9CAD quits out. There's no error message it just vanishes. Maybe this is compatibility issue with my graphics card or something like that but it's pretty much unusable for me.

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5 stars

"Very useful program for people familiar with Autocad."

February 28, 2006  |  By jesusz

2006-02-28 10:18:58  |  By jesusz

 |  Version: A9CAD 2.2.1

Pros

It's free but with plenty of possibilities. Es prou complert per ser gratuit.

Cons

Would be nice to have customizable language in menues and messages. Seria bonic poguer-lo veure en catala.

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5 stars

"Muy bueno"

April 17, 2005  |  By celba

2005-04-17 15:45:24  |  By celba

 |  Version: A9CAD 2.2.1

Pros

Este soft tiene casi todas las caracteristicas de un cad profesional. es comodo y practico

Cons

No tiene forma de cambiar de idioma (solo ingles) y tiene problemas si los archivos manejan layouts

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher A9Tech
Publisher web site http://www.a9tech.com/
Release Date March 14, 2005
Date Added March 14, 2005
Version 2.2.1
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory 3D Modeling Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 15.54MB
File Name A9CADV2Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 196,895
Downloads Last Week 344
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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