Downloads of v 3.15.4:


Last Update:

24 Aug 2016

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • RibbonSoft
  • GmbH


qcad cad 2d drawing drafting admin


This is not the latest version of QCAD - 2D CAD available.

3.15.4 | Updated: 24 Aug 2016



Downloads of v 3.15.4:


Software Author(s):

  • RibbonSoft
  • GmbH

QCAD - 2D CAD 3.15.4

This is not the latest version of QCAD - 2D CAD available.

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To install QCAD - 2D CAD, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade QCAD - 2D CAD, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall QCAD - 2D CAD, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade qcad -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade qcad -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure qcad installed
    name: qcad
    state: present
    version: 3.15.4
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'qcad' do
  action    :install
  version  '3.15.4'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: qcad,
    Version: 3.15.4,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller qcad
   Name     = 'qcad'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '3.15.4'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'qcad':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '3.15.4',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install qcad version="3.15.4" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 24 Aug 2016.


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.

A complete list of features is here


  • The default download/install of QCAD includes two trial-ware, commercial plugins. This package removes those to leave a fully GPLv3 compliant install.
  • The uninstall of QCAD is not silent. It will ask for confirmation. Canceling the uninstall will keep the program installed, but remove the package from Chocolatey. Agreeing to uninstall will also open an announcement of success.

$version = '3.15.4'

$InstallArgs = @{
   packageName = 'qcad'
   installerType = 'exe'
   url = "$version-win32-installer.exe"
   url64bit = "$version-win64-installer.exe"
   Checksum = '148b46f25b405dea0a2a2f153a20e4caf9c99ad0'
   Checksum64 = '1c5357da90de0434c768346a26100c8702fbda5f'
   ChecksumType = 'sha1'
   silentArgs = '/S'
   validExitCodes = @(0)

Install-ChocolateyPackage @InstallArgs

# 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 = 'qcadcamscripts.dll','qcaddwg.dll','qcadpolygon.dll','qcadproscripts.dll','qcadtriangulation.dll'

foreach ($file in $TrialFiles) {
   Remove-Item (Join-Path $env:ProgramFiles "QCAD\plugins\$file") -Force

$RegistryLocation = 'HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall'

# different key for 32-bit installs on 64-bit systems
$BitLevel = Get-ProcessorBits
If ($BitLevel -eq '64') {
   $RegistryLocation = 'HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall'

$unexe = Get-ItemProperty "$RegistryLocation\*" | 
                     Where-Object { $_.displayname -match 'qcad'} |
                     Select-Object -ExpandProperty UninstallString

$UninstallArgs = @{
   packageName = 'qcad'
   fileType = 'exe'
   file = $unexe
   silentArgs = '/S'
   validExitCodes = @(0)

Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @UninstallArgs

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
QCAD Professional (Trial) 3.25.0 97 Sunday, August 30, 2020 Approved
QCAD Professional (Trial) 3.24.3 849 Saturday, March 21, 2020 Approved
QCAD Professional (Trial) 3.24.2 201 Saturday, January 18, 2020 Approved
QCAD Professional (Trial) 3.24.0 131 Saturday, December 28, 2019 Approved
QCAD Professional (Trial) 3.23.0 1516 Saturday, July 20, 2019 Approved
QCAD Professional (Trial) 3.22.1 152 Sunday, June 9, 2019 Approved
QCAD Professional (Trial) 156 Saturday, March 23, 2019 Approved
QCAD - 2D CAD - Community Edition 3.22.0 139 Saturday, March 16, 2019 Approved
QCAD - 2D CAD - Community Edition 3.21.3 322 Thursday, October 4, 2018 Approved

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