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DataCAD Alternatives & Competitors

(64)4.8 out of 5

Looking for alternatives to DataCAD? Tons of people want Building Design and Building Information Modeling (BIM) Software. What's difficult is finding out whether or not the software you choose is right for you. AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, and Vectorworks Architect are the most popular alternatives and competitors to DataCAD.

Top Alternatives to DataCAD

  • AutoCAD
  • Revit
  • SketchUp
  • Vectorworks Architect
  • Archicad

Top 20 Alternatives & Competitors to DataCAD

    #1
    #1
  1. AutoCAD

    (1,044)4.4 out of 5
    Optimized for quick response

    2D and 3D CAD design software tools.

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  2. 2D and 3D CAD design software tools.

    Categories in common with DataCAD:

    Rakesh M.
    RM
    Its user friendly Interface is the most liked aspect to learn and operate it easily. Moreover, the precision work of 2D Drafting is wonderful. Student version is delightful option for those who are...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to DataCAD, AutoCAD is:

    More expensive
    #2
    #2
  3. Revit

    (653)4.5 out of 5

    Revit® building design software is specifically built for Building Information Modeling (BIM), empowering design and construction professionals to bring ideas from concept to construction with a coordinated and consistent model-based approach.

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  4. Revit® building design software is specifically built for Building Information Modeling (BIM), empowering design and construction professionals to bring ideas from concept to construction with a coordinated and consistent model-based approach.

    Categories in common with DataCAD:

    UA
    Ability to model projects holistically and efficient drawing generation.

    Reviewers say compared to DataCAD, Revit is:

    More expensive
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    #3
    #3
  5. SketchUp

    (465)4.4 out of 5

    SketchUp is friendly and forgiving 3D modeling software

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  6. SketchUp is friendly and forgiving 3D modeling software

    Categories in common with DataCAD:

    AM
    I particularly like the INFERENCE aspects of this program. It provides a constant relationship of perspective when working with a model.

    Reviewers say compared to DataCAD, SketchUp is:

    More expensive
    Easier to do business with
    Easier to admin
    #4
    #4
  7. Vectorworks Architect

    (110)4.3 out of 5

    Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software developer serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’ve been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world

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  8. Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software developer serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’ve been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world

    Categories in common with DataCAD:

    UD
    Simplicity of controlling line weights and colors.

    Reviewers say compared to DataCAD, Vectorworks Architect is:

    More expensive
    Easier to do business with
    Easier to admin
    #5
    #5
  9. Archicad

    (102)4.5 out of 5
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    GRAPHISOFT ignited the Building Information Modeling revolution in 1984 with the release of Archicad, the industry-first BIM software for architects and designers. Developed by architects, for architects, Archicad offers an award-winning design suite with 2D and 3D drafting, visualization and other BIM functions from the planning phase through construction to facilities management.

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  10. GRAPHISOFT ignited the Building Information Modeling revolution in 1984 with the release of Archicad, the industry-first BIM software for architects and designers. Developed by architects, for architects, Archicad offers an award-winning design suite with 2D and 3D drafting, visualization and other BIM functions from the planning phase through construction to facilities management.

    Categories in common with DataCAD:

    Hanrich Z.
    HZ
    The software is versatile and intuitive. Powerful features that most competitors lack. Allows large teams to work on one project without clashes. Very customizable including the user interface.

    Reviewers say compared to DataCAD, Archicad is:

    More expensive
    Easier to do business with
    Easier to admin
    #6
    #6
  11. MicroStation

    (234)4.0 out of 5

    MicroStation is a modeling environment explicitly for the architecture, engineering, construction, and operation of all infrastructure types including utility systems, roads and rail, bridges, buildings, communications networks, water and wastewater networks, process plants, mining, and more. MicroStation can be used either as a software application or as a technology platform.

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  12. MicroStation is a modeling environment explicitly for the architecture, engineering, construction, and operation of all infrastructure types including utility systems, roads and rail, bridges, buildings, communications networks, water and wastewater networks, process plants, mining, and more. MicroStation can be used either as a software application or as a technology platform.

    Categories in common with DataCAD:

    UC
    1. Easy to use and learn the software 2. Best support from the Bentley Support team 3. Less costly as compared with AutoDesk counterparts 4. Inter workability between different software such as...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to DataCAD, MicroStation is:

    More expensive
    #7
    #7
  13. AutoCAD Architecture

    (195)4.3 out of 5

    AutoCAD® Architecture software is the version of AutoCAD software specifically for architects.

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  14. AutoCAD® Architecture software is the version of AutoCAD software specifically for architects.

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    Omkar S.
    OS
    Simplicity and drafting speed are it's ups.

    Reviewers say compared to DataCAD, AutoCAD Architecture is:

    More expensive
    #8
    #8
  15. AutoCAD MEP

    (148)4.3 out of 5

    AutoCAD® MEP software helps you draft, design, and document building systems.

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  16. AutoCAD® MEP software helps you draft, design, and document building systems.

    Categories in common with DataCAD:

    CC
    Easy to use, saves time and good for coordination of mep services

    Reviewers say compared to DataCAD, AutoCAD MEP is:

    More expensive
    #9
    #9
  17. Civil 3D

    (259)4.3 out of 5

    Civil 3D civil engineering design software is a civil design and documentation solution that supports Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows.

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  18. Civil 3D civil engineering design software is a civil design and documentation solution that supports Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows.

    Categories in common with DataCAD:

    CC
    1. Simple and Self Explained User Interface 2. Inter usability between other software such as MicroDrainage and Bentley CivilStorm 3. AutoDesk Customer Service 4. Easily Customizable UI

    Reviewers say compared to DataCAD, Civil 3D is:

    More expensive
    #10
    #10
  19. Vectorworks Designer

    (73)4.4 out of 5

    Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software developer serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’ve been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world

    Categories in common with DataCAD:
  20. Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software developer serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’ve been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world

    Categories in common with DataCAD:

    Daniel K.
    DK
    Great integration of 2 d and 3d. Wide variety of extremely useful Plug-In objects that make drawing and modeling quick, easy and versatile for design studies.

    Reviewers say compared to DataCAD, Vectorworks Designer is:

    More expensive
    #11
    #11
  21. Navisworks

    (90)4.5 out of 5

    Navisworks is a project review software designed to allow architecture, engineering, and construction professionals to review integrated models and data with stakeholders to better control project outcomes.

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  22. Navisworks is a project review software designed to allow architecture, engineering, and construction professionals to review integrated models and data with stakeholders to better control project outcomes.

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    JB
    Navisworks makes it easy to navigate through our project models and find clashes and buried MEP's.

    Reviewers say compared to DataCAD, Navisworks is:

    More expensive
    #12
    #12
  23. Revit LT

    (34)4.0 out of 5

    Experience intuitive Building Information Modeling (BIM) with Revit LT™ software. Produce high-quality 3D architectural designs and documentation using BIM software that uses a coordinated, model-based environment.

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  24. Experience intuitive Building Information Modeling (BIM) with Revit LT™ software. Produce high-quality 3D architectural designs and documentation using BIM software that uses a coordinated, model-based environment.

    Categories in common with DataCAD:

    UC
    gets users started in revit and the price point is more reasonable

    Reviewers say compared to DataCAD, Revit LT is:

    More expensive
    Easier to do business with
    #13
    #13
  25. Vectorworks Landmark

    (13)4.5 out of 5

    Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software developer serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’ve been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world

    Categories in common with DataCAD:
  26. Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software developer serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’ve been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world

    Categories in common with DataCAD:

    LC
    I love the pre-designed elements that make it very easy to have a good overview of a project with detailing, dimensions, line weight all embedded within the components you chose from the catalog

    Reviewers say compared to DataCAD, Vectorworks Landmark is:

    More expensive
    #14
    #14
  27. ALLPLAN

    (23)4.4 out of 5

    Allplan Architecture is object-oriented 3D design software. Allplan Architecture supports architects and designers from presentation of the initial draft to the production of working drawings and detailed design layouts, as well as construction cost planning.

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  28. Allplan Architecture is object-oriented 3D design software. Allplan Architecture supports architects and designers from presentation of the initial draft to the production of working drawings and detailed design layouts, as well as construction cost planning.

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    Arch. Alessandra C.
    AC
    The perfect organisation of all the files related to the project. It really helps to be efficient especially with big projects.

    Reviewers say compared to DataCAD, ALLPLAN is:

    More expensive
    #15
    #15
  29. The Wild

    (36)4.7 out of 5
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    The Wild is a collaboration platform for designers to create and share immersive experiences. The Wild enables design teams to experience their work together from anywhere, in real-time, on any virtual or augmented reality device.

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  30. The Wild is a collaboration platform for designers to create and share immersive experiences. The Wild enables design teams to experience their work together from anywhere, in real-time, on any virtual or augmented reality device.

    Categories in common with DataCAD:

    Christopher A.
    CA
    The ability to emulate being with someone. The environment itself and the workflow, while not completely novel, is a good experience. Controls and movement are easy to understand and relatively...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to DataCAD, The Wild is:

    Easier to do business with
    More expensive
    Better at support
    #16
    #16
  31. Tekla Structures

    (31)4.6 out of 5

    Tekla Structures is the most constructible structural software for BIM. With it, you can create, combine, manage and share accurate multi-material 3D models full of construction information.

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  32. Tekla Structures is the most constructible structural software for BIM. With it, you can create, combine, manage and share accurate multi-material 3D models full of construction information.

    Categories in common with DataCAD:

    UC
    That it can detect design errors and clashes

    Reviewers say compared to DataCAD, Tekla Structures is:

    More expensive
    Easier to do business with
    #17
    #17
  33. Edificius

    (2)5.0 out of 5

    Edificius allows great freedom with custom Working Drawing layouts and import/export in standard formats such as DXF/DWG for your CAD drawings, OBJ and 3DS for your 3D models, BMP and JPG for your renders.

    Categories in common with DataCAD:
  34. Edificius allows great freedom with custom Working Drawing layouts and import/export in standard formats such as DXF/DWG for your CAD drawings, OBJ and 3DS for your 3D models, BMP and JPG for your renders.

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    Libor .
    L
    Very clear program interface and editing in RTBIM window
    #18
    #18
  35. STAAD.Pro

    (29)4.2 out of 5

    Perform comprehensive analysis and design for any size or type of structure faster than ever before using the new STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition. Simplify your BIM workflow by using a physical model in STAAD.Pro that is automatically converted into the analytical model for your structural analysis. Share synchronized models with confidence for multi-discipline team collaboration and, most importantly, deliver safe, cost-effective designs.

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  36. Perform comprehensive analysis and design for any size or type of structure faster than ever before using the new STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition. Simplify your BIM workflow by using a physical model in STAAD.Pro that is automatically converted into the analytical model for your structural analysis. Share synchronized models with confidence for multi-discipline team collaboration and, most importantly, deliver safe, cost-effective designs.

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    Imran Ullah Khan N.
    IN
    Its very simple to use and quite efficient

    Reviewers say compared to DataCAD, STAAD.Pro is:

    More expensive
    Easier to do business with
    Easier to admin
    #19
    #19
  37. Autodesk Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection

    (21)4.5 out of 5

    Integrated BIM tools for building design, civil infrastructure, and construction

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  38. Integrated BIM tools for building design, civil infrastructure, and construction

    Categories in common with DataCAD:

    WB
    The collection gives us access to our most commonly used titles and having more seats than we might likely have if we purchased individually allows us to cross train designers to move from AutoCAD...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to DataCAD, Autodesk Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection is:

    More expensive
    #20
    #20
  39. AutoCAD Plant 3D

    (27)4.4 out of 5

    AutoCAD® P&ID software helps designers and engineers quickly create and edit P&IDs with familiar AutoCAD in-context editing tools.

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  40. AutoCAD® P&ID software helps designers and engineers quickly create and edit P&IDs with familiar AutoCAD in-context editing tools.

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    Irfan P.
    IP
    Plant 3D is very good software for 3 D modeling of buildings and in oil industry project. It is user friendly

    Reviewers say compared to DataCAD, AutoCAD Plant 3D is:

    More expensive
    Easier to admin
    Easier to do business with