- Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 February 2014 09:43
- Published on Saturday, 17 March 2012 18:49
- Written by Andrew Mustun
Read what QCAD users are saying about QCAD.
"In many respects, I'm finding that I like the way QCAD handles issues much better than AutoCAD. There are some very powerful commands within this program that are going to be fun to use.
Those of you who wrote and are working on updating the program, my congratulations on a job well done. The cost of the program and manual are pretty much insignificant compared to the value I'm getting for the program."
- John -
"I bought a copy of QCAD last week. After some days working with it, I am very happy. I think it is a very easy and useful CAD program, I like it. Thanks, a lot."
- Valentin -
"Love using the product, just finished building my new kitchen, all drawn up with QCAD, no bugs at all"
- Steve -
"I am very pleased indeed with QCAD Professional. I bought QCAD as a replacement for an old version of Auto Sketch (6.1) that I had been using for many years, and I am very glad that I did so. Thank you for producing some really excellent software."
- Peter -
"Having finally sat down with the intention of drawing properly, I have to say QCAD is a really, really, nice programme to use. An interface that has enough information, without 'turning user's off'. For a CAD programme, it's easy to use. I love it."
- Kelly -
"Just to let you know that the software works like a dream! Well concipiated and executed."
- EJ -
"At work I use QCAD 3 Pro version for all my laser cutting needs. QCAD boasts an impressive 2D toolset for drafting purposes and the modification toolset is an absolute must for me when it comes to ‘cleaning up’ student files for laser cutting.
I am able to create new drawings and Library items and save them so easily and the library browser tool is always there to insert my blocks in a ‘snip’.
The intuitiveness of QCAD makes it so easy to use and to be honest I am so glad that I found QCAD a couple of years ago – I wouldn’t be without it now!
The customer support is second to none and the resources available are just great.
If you are new to computer aided design in general and want a straight forward ‘all round’ fully functional CAD program, then QCAD Pro is for you and at such a reasonable price – it’s a ‘giveaway!
The QCAD book which is sold separately, is again at such a reasonable price and is a constant reference source for me and believe me I use it often."
- Clive Tubb, Department of Architecture, Cambridge University, UK -
"Your software is very conducive to pattern drafting and I really enjoy using the program. I think the interface is simple enough even for the novice, yet it has incredible power when you need it."
- Lori -
"Thanks for your help and your very nice product. I've been using it for almost 2 years as a professional and it changed the way we work."
- Bernard -
"I'd like to say that I'm very happy with QCad3 RC4, I'm using it on XUbuntu. The scripting facility is amazing :D and the support / information here in the forum and the responsiveness to bug reports at the bug tracker is very impressive! Thank you for your excellent work, keep at it!"
- Stefan -
"As a complete newcomer to CAD I am very impressed by the QCAD Pro and book package. The book is one of the best technical manuals I have read. Everything is explained in simple language and, most important of all, there is no ambiguity. The program is first class. It does everything I want and is simple to learn and use. From getting the software and book to designing large, complex items took me 4 weeks. The price is excellent. I couldn't afford to pay the 'normal' prices the big companies charge so buying QCAD was the way in for me. I don't use Microsoft either and it works perfectly on GNU/Linux. I recommend this totally. I'm trying the CAM package next. I am a highly satisfied customer."
- Keith -
"I love QCAD. It's powerful simplicity is amazing."
- Don -
"QCAD is the *BEST* CAD program I've ever used, bar none!"
- Dennis -
"A few weeks ago, we bought a license for the QCAD software. Just to try it out :-) It works splendidly! We are VERY pleased."
- Verner -
"Thanks for the excellent job on QCAD, I'm a furniture maker/designer and QCAD has been an excellent tool for my work - not too complicated, not too simple - just about right."
- Paul -
"I experience QCAD to be one of the nicest and fastest drawing packages I could find. With the constant improvements, it is better every time."
- Koos -
"I use it [QCAD] for all of my 'sketching' as a land surveyor, and all is so automatic to me now, that it is almost as fast as grabbing a pencil and scratch pad! And everything I 'sketch' is to scale as an added bonus. QCAD has become an extension of my thinking! I love it!"
- Lowell -
"Just a note to let you know that I downloaded and installed QCAD Professional and the associated parts library. Everything appears to work perfectly and I am delighted. It appears that I'll be able to do with this all that I did with a CAD program that cost a former associate more than USD $1,200 more than five years ago."
- Joel -
"I licensed QCAD in an attempt to quickly find an affordable and straightforward CAD program to create schematics for an urgent electrical project. I have been very impressed with its abilities, despite its apparent simplicity and relatively gentle learning curve. The ability to create pdf files (using the freeware driver) makes it simple to send drawings to customers. QCAD is also one of the most stable PC applications I have used! The only disappointment has been the libraries: I have not found the electrical symbols I needed, but perhaps I haven't spent enough time looking. Thanks for offering such GREAT VALUE."
- Paul -
"QCAD is great! I just bought the commercial version. I used the Debian package to design a new type of bed frame as a way of exploring CAD after many years using a drafting machine. I tried using other CAD programs to do the same job, but they weren't as intuitive and flexible as QCAD. I found QCAD to be an excellent CAD application, and I wanted to support your efforts, not to mention getting scripting capabilities too."
- Ruven -
"Thanks for an outstanding program - this fit my needs very nicely without being overly complex."
- David -
"I just wanted to let you know that I really appreciate your product, and your commitment to the Open Source philosophy. I downloaded and compiled the source on my Fedora box a few weeks ago, and I just finished using it to redesign my kitchen. Also, I just purchased the Professional edition on your web site; it's the least I can do to support your efforts. I hope you'll continue to be a proponent of the Open Source movement, and I applaud your work."
- Per -
"After using QCAD for some weeks, my overall impression is that it's reaching it's goal being a simple drawing program usable for people with no special drawing skills like me. My employer has a site license for Autocad LT, but I still prefer using QCAD because of it's easy use ;)"
- Ton -
"I was very happy to find QCAD. You have done an outstanding job on the program. I have been trying to move my engineering company completely off Win 98 and onto Linux. CAD was a problem before QCAD. On Win98, I use TurboCad 3.0 (a Win95 issue). As you remarked, each version got more complex, slower, and more confusing. Your philosophy is correct; keep it simple."
- Jim -
"I just purchased QCAD and love it!"
- Mike -
"I'm amazed, finally a CAD software for 2D that makes sense and is fun to use. The user friendliness, the handling and the clarity when constructing is optimal. Someone really thought something when creating the user interface and designed it from the point of view of a user and his everyday life. In the respect of usability ACad and others could learn something from QCAD."
- Harald -
"I have to say that the 25 Euros were worthwhile. I've used QCAD since a couple of years already, but with QCAD 2.0, you succeeded in doing a 'quantum leap'."
- Detlev -
"I think QCAD is a very valuable piece of software and deserves a great future."
- Ulf -
"I am very pleased to at last see a GPL/free CAD app for the Mac. We have had to wait a very long time indeed. But the wait seems to be very much worth it with QCAD."
- Trevor -
"Thank you very much for QCAD, it is a very very nice program for quick sketches for our work shop and it is easy to learn."
- Markus -
"This is an awesome tool and a feather in Linux's cap!"
- David -
"I have never really used a CAD program before [..] QCAD is really easy to use and seems to do a great job."
- Herb -
"Congratulations on such a nice CAD tool! :-)"
- Jonathan -
"The program is VERY impressive. Good job."
- Bill -
"I have been using QCAD for a couple of months now. I really like the user interface and the simplicity of the program."
- Ivar -
"Congratulations on turning out an excellent 2d drawing package. It's easily the best I've seen on Linux. [..] In a world thats gone 3d crazy it seems that no one has noticed that without accurate 2d everything that comes afterwards will be more difficult."
- Mick -
"I just bought QCAD Pro, and as I'm playing with it now, I wanted to congratulate you for the wonderful job you did. This is a very good piece of software, as we, MacOSX users, do not have anything like AutoCAD on our beloved platform ;-)."
- Nicolas -
"Your manual would be a fine example to other people who write Linux software. Help files just seem to never be written or are skimpy to say the least. Yours is the best I have seen in any Linux or Windows program, bar none!"
- Mike -
"Offering multi-platform licenses is brilliant as a key concern and an attractive feature for me of QCAD is the ability to move across platforms."
- Bob -
"Thanks for an exceptional CAD programme, with thorough documentation and libraries."
- Terry -
"I love QCAD more and more every day! Great job on a great piece of software!!"
- Jim -
"Nice product concept and pricing and Open Source/Commercial approach. Keep up the good work."
- John -
"Thank you for your continued work on QCAD. Finally, I can get rid of my dual boot W2K setup, because for my work QCAD can now do 95% of what I used to do with ACAD. A few years ago I reviewed QCAD, found it "not there yet" and forgot about it. Yesterday I re-found it and I am absolutely over the moon. I imported some dxf drawings and got to work on them straight away. I am a pretty experienced 2D/3D cad user (about 15 years). All 3D work I still do on W2K (unfortunately). I have used several 2D and 3D cad programs, in 2D mostly AutoCAD. I appreciate your philosophy of keeping it simple and sticking to 2D. Contrary to what you express on your website, I think that with this philosophy you can still have software that is capable enough for most "power users" (whoever that may be), while being easy enough for most beginners."
- Edwin -
"Thanks for a great bit of software. I've used it all the way through my degree course so far (their preference are AutoCAD and Solidworks - and I don't want to shell out on an AutoCAD student licence if I can avoid it. SolidWorks SE was too much money as it was. I find QCAD really quick to use - I prefer 2D anyway, and 2D is still the industry standard AFAIK."
- Tom -
"I tried qcad demo. I was impressed well within the first ten minute run, and proceeded to order a copy immediately thereafter. What a wonderful package and what a competitive price!"
- A.J. -
"QCAD is overall the best, easiest to use, most intuitive software I have ever used. Within the scope of what QCAD is designed to do, it does so very well."
- Derek -
"QCAD is great and I have already caused one other person to buy it. There will be more. And thank you for the FreeBSD version!"
- Russell -
"Thank you for the quality of your software, which contains all the essential features of a CAD. Very good work."
- Marc -
"Thank you, good work! Finally I found Autocad killer :-) which is fast, usable and with cool price."
- Milan -
"I use QCAD frequently and find it to be indispensable."
- Barry -
"I've been working since two weeks with the development version of QCAD 2.2.0 and just wanted to say that I am thrilled. The new features are a great assistance for drafting."
- Claus -
"I love QCAD. It is the easiest to use CAD package I have ever tried. [...] It is so easy to to draw what I want, then to save it as a Jpeg. Thanks for a great product, I will continue to sing it's praises."
- Michael -
"Thank you for providing us Linux users (and students too!) a powerful drawing tool which is perfect for the base applications we are required to do in 2D form. I love the program and its ease of use!"
- Philip -
"I am a sculptor, but have never learned how to use computer assistance with my designs. I finally decided it was time this old dog learned a new trick. I'm very happy I chose QCAD."
- Patrick -
"When building a mechanical sculpture I needed to have a local shop cut some steel shapes for an animated character. The shop charges $100 to make DXF files from rough sketches, so I grabbed the QCAD demo and within 30 minutes had learned how to "draw" the shapes myself! When I finally bought QCAD it cost a fraction of the shop price for DXF production, and now I use it for so many other things in my artistic adventures. This is so much easier than I remember CAD being in highschool. Thanks for a great product (and cheap too)."
- Brian -
"I am extremely happy with QCAD, it is helping me get my company and our drawings in sync with the times."
- Oliver -