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QCAD Professional (Trial)


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QCAD is a free, open source application for computer aided drafting (CAD) in two dimensions (2D). With QCAD you can create technical drawings such as plans for buildings, interiors, mechanical parts or schematics and diagrams.

QCAD was designed with modularity, extensibility and portability in mind. But what people notice most often about QCAD is its intuitive user interface. QCAD is an easy to use but powerful 2D CAD system for everyone. You don't need any CAD experience to get started with QCAD immediately.

Main Features:

  • Layers
  • Blocks (grouping)
  • 35 CAD fonts included
  • Support for TrueType fonts
  • Various Metrical and Imperial units
  • DXF and DWG input and output
  • Printing to scale
  • Printing on multiple pages
  • Over 40 construction tools
  • Over 20 modification tools
  • Construction and modification of points, lines, arcs, circles, ellipses, splines, polylines, texts, dimensions, hatches, fills, raster images
  • Various powerful entity selection tools
  • Object snaps
  • Measuring tools
  • Part library with over 4800 CAD parts
  • Very complete and extremely powerful ECMAScript scripting interface

A complete list of features is here


This package is for the open source QCAD, bundled with a free trial of QCAD Professional. The trial runs 15min at a time and can then be restarted. You can order QCAD Professional from the Online Shop. Alternatively, you can choose to remove the trial and use the reduced free QCAD Community Edition instead.

Use the -params switch argument of /CommunityEdition to remove the commercial plugins and leave a fully GPLv3-compliant install.

To install QCAD Professional (Trial), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install qcad

To upgrade QCAD Professional (Trial), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade qcad


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageName = 'qcad'
    $url32 = ''
    $url64 = ''
    $checkSum32 = 'E18A244600537459D52376A87AEA3971953DB561B340431705EE336FDA59DBCF'
    $checkSum64 = '8D7BF9FA6E51465F6ECBEA7976FB28DF96D7F08E99A7FB26372B9858CF46DCD5'
    $InstallArgs = @{
       packageName = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
       installerType = 'msi'
       url = $url32
       url64bit = $url64
       Checksum = $checkSum32
       Checksum64 = $checkSum64
       ChecksumType = 'sha256'
       silentArgs = "/qn /norestart /l*v `"$($env:TEMP)\$($env:ChocolateyPackageName).$($env:chocolateyPackageVersion).MsiInstall.log`" ALLUSERS=1"
       validExitCodes = @(0)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @InstallArgs
    $UserArguments = Get-PackageParameters
    if ($UserArguments['CommunityEdition']) {
       # QCAD is GPLv3, but the binary download comes burdened with with a couple commercial trial plugins.
       # Removing a few files eliminates the proprietary pieces.
       $TrialFiles = 'qcaddwg.dll','qcadopengl3d','qcadpolygon.dll','qcadproscripts.dll','qcadtriangulation.dll'
       foreach ($file in $TrialFiles) {
          if (test-path (Join-Path $env:ProgramFiles "QCAD\plugins\$file")) {
             Remove-Item (Join-Path $env:ProgramFiles "QCAD\plugins\$file") -Force

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • RibbonSoft
  • GmbH


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
QCAD Professional (Trial) 99 Saturday, March 23, 2019 approved
QCAD - 2D CAD - Community Edition 3.22.0 69 Saturday, March 16, 2019 approved
QCAD - 2D CAD - Community Edition 3.21.3 248 Thursday, October 4, 2018 approved
QCAD - 2D CAD - Community Edition 3.21.2 152 Friday, August 3, 2018 approved
QCAD - 2D CAD - Community Edition 3.20.1 240 Friday, April 13, 2018 approved
QCAD - 2D CAD - Community Edition 3.19.2 285 Friday, December 22, 2017 approved
QCAD - 2D CAD - Community Edition 3.19.1 257 Friday, December 1, 2017 approved
QCAD - 2D CAD - Community Edition 3.18.1 262 Thursday, October 5, 2017 approved
QCAD - 2D CAD - Community Edition 3.17.3 258 Saturday, August 12, 2017 approved
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