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Getting Started with progeCAD

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progeCAD is a general-purpose 2D/3D CAD software that’s marketed as a low-cost alternative to AutoCAD. The software is available for Windows only and the latest release of the software is progeCAD 2017.

Learning progeCAD is very helpful for Architects as well as mechanical engineers specially those who are working with small design firms or those who are willing to launch their own design studio and looking for a cheap alternative for AutoCAD, though it’s worth noting that AutoCAD is available on a monthly subscription plan (SaaS) that’s reasonably priced.

The aim of this post is to present and compare between free online sources that beginners can rely on to learn progeCAD, the sources stated here are full-structured courses that beginners can follow along.

If you just want the bottom line (the road map to learn progeCAD) and you don’t wish to read the entire article then go to the “Bottom Line” section at the end of the article.

Getting Started with progeCAD Online for Free from Scratch

progeCAD Website

progeCAD Website is the first free online outlet where beginners can start learning progeCAD through a text-based tutorial, you don’t have to register to have access to the training. There are some video lessons that could be found in the videos section on the progeCAD website.

Structure: That’s actually the software manual, so it’s divided into sections and sub-sections that cover some aspects of the software.

Interface: The interface is very simple, click on the manual link and a new window will pop-up with all of the available topics, just click on the topic you’re interested in and you’ll be directed to its page.

1 - progeCAD Training ProgeCAD website

Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.

Cons

  1. It’s just the software manual which might not be suitable for many beginners.

Verdict: This is a good free online outlet where beginners can start learning progeCAD through a text-based tutorial.

progeSoft YouTube Channel

progeSoft YouTube Channel is the second free online outlet where beginners can start learning progeCAD through video tutorials.

Structure: The training is divided into 14 video lessons, each video covers certain tools/techniques available in the software.

Interface: Standard YouTube interface.

2 - progeCAD Training ProgeCAD YouTube Channel

Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.

Cons

  1. The training is more of an overview about the software (not even how to use it)

Verdict: This is good free online outlet where beginners can start learning progeCAD through video tutorials.

67th Cavalry YouTube Channel

67th Cavalry YouTube Channel is the third outlet where beginners can start learning progeCAD through video tutorials.

Structure: The training is divided into 38 video lessons, each video covers certain tools/techniques available in the software.

Interface: Standard YouTube interface.

3 - progeCAD Training 67th cavalry YouTube Channel

Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well-structured for beginners.

Cons

  1. The training covers an old release of the software.

Verdict: This is the best free online outlet where beginners can start learning progeCAD through video tutorials.

Bottom Line

The recipe for learning progeCAD:

  1. 67th Cavalry YouTube Channel is the best outlet for beginners to start learning progeCAD through video tutorials.
  2. progeCAD Website is the best outlet for beginners to start learning progeCAD through text based tutorials.

Remember that the first step is always the toughest step, and the aim of this post is to provide you with resources that will help you take your first step in learning progeCAD.

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