RealCADD
RealCADD
4.70

4.0

RealCADD free download for Mac

RealCADD

4.70
26 April 2017

CAD drawing program.

Overview

RealCADD is a CAD drawing program that allows you to draw, move, edit, modify lines, rectangles, ovals, text, arcs, polygons, and free lines. It also supporting filling and hatching of the shapes.

If you're looking for a true vector based Computer Assisted Drawing program that's reasonably priced... Then RealCADD is made for you. RealCADD works like "MacDraw" but with many more possibilities of which reading and writing DXF files and the importation of images in the drawings.

What's new in RealCADD

Version 4.70:
  • Objects on which there is an attraction are highlighted
  • Attraction on Surface now works on all objects
  • The kind of attraction is displayed with a label
  • The Edit pallet has been modified to navigate between selected objects
  • And to remove a point(s) of selected polygon and spline
  • The Tools pallet can be opened always (not only when the cursor is above it)
  • When the selected tool has options, you can also display them by hitting the key "space"

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6 RealCADD Reviews

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Anonymous
30 May 2003

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Now I've seen it all. A CAD program written in RealBasic (which makes it RealSlow). Seems to have the standard features of a CAD program, but it crashes continously and frankly seems rather expensive. For a "budget" CAD program, check out CADintosh or the Claris Draw like Intaglio.
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Version 3.0.5
Debenriver
09 November 2015
Now at version 4.50 with lots of great new practical features. Perhaps the most interesting (for me anyway) is the ability to find the centre of area of complex shapes – polycurves and polygons with many hundreds or thousands of sides for example. The Command Line feature is also more developed in this version and is becoming really a useful alternative. I have also started to use the ability to write Scripts to perform functions that are not included in the standard program (with the help of the developer I have to say!), but which suit specific things I want to do. The program is very full-featured and very flexible with many modes of working to suit almost any user. Highly recommended.
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Version 4.20
Debenriver
06 July 2012
I too have been a Claris CAD user for many years, designing many many yachts from 8' through to 100' and Claris CAD was certainly a great program to use. I switched to RealCADD about three years ago because my new mac's wouldn't run classic any more and I also wanted to transfer files to DXF format for CNC cutting of parts (I used to do this via Claris Translator). Ok - so RealCADD has a few glitches and it is obviously slightly different from ClarisCAD. But one has to spend time learning any new program if one is to use it in depth and professionally. I have found it to be an excellent replacement for ClarisCAD, possessing many excellent features that ClarisCAD did not possess – the most important of which for me is the ability to draw parallels from polyline curves. And the developer is very amenable to adding new features if requested – a huge improvement over ClarisCAD, where one had to wait for a new version to come out (didn't often happen). Maybe the earlier versions that got bad reviews were not so good as the present version – but the current version is excellent and I can work faster and much more accurately that was possible with ClarisCAD. Overall a great program at a reasonable price.
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Version 4.20
3 answer(s)
ReginG3781
ReginG3781
07 April 2014
I am boatbuilder and used to use ClarisCad but I need to get new drawing program. I have been trying EazyDraw but I am not making much of progress to use that program and i am looking for something else. What is best to replace the Claris cad?
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Debenriver
Debenriver
07 April 2014
I find RealCADD an excellent replacement for ClarisCad, which I used for many years, both as a boat builder and a designer. It has many advantages over Claris Cad and very few disadvantages. It is still weak drawing bezier curves and NURBS – I am hoping that the developer will address that soon though! RealCADD is at v 4.31 now and there are considerable enhancements over 4.20 – so download the latest version. You can download 4.30 from the RealCADD site and 4.31 from the forum (see my post "More align ..."
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gsmith
gsmith
15 December 2015
Debenriver, I have come across this post and that you have used Claris Cad and were able to transfer files to DXF through Claris translator. I have a client who has numerous CAD files that appear to be Claris CAD format, however, I have no way of getting the files with *.CDD extensions to DXF or DWG or any other format that I could use. Can you please help direct me on how to possibly do this. I do not have a MAC, but I could get access to one if needed. Thanks.
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Anonymous
28 March 2005
as an engineer, i am well informed about the cad apps. that are available that time. some are pure nonsense (e.g. realcadd, sorry), others expensive and/or non-intuitive... and none can be found that works exactly like my beloved classic 2D ClarisCAD. that makes me verrrry sad.
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Version 3.80
3 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
12 October 2005
I still use Claris CAD because I also can't find a replacement to match it's sheer usability. Packaging Designer
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Version 3.81
Nssdiver
Nssdiver
10 January 2006
Have you tried FastCAD? I use it routinely and find it almost as intuitive as using my Mac. Unfortunately at home, I have to use it in VPC.
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Version 3.90
M-Rick
M-Rick
09 October 2006
did you try HighDesign ? http://www.ilexsoft.com/highdesign/
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Version 4.0
Anonymous
03 October 2003
......I want to urge the developer to stop what he is doing......crap like this will only damage the mac platform......buy real progs like Vectorworks and Cinema 4d and ditch joke apps like this.......
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Version 3.5
2 answer(s)
Jimw
Jimw
28 June 2004
While I will agree with you in principle, having no idea about about the usability of this particular program, that when a developer releases a product, it should function, you should also realize that not everyone can afford or should need to spend $700 to plan their home office, move furniture around in their living room, design a deck box or landscape their house. While plenty of useable, affordable CAD products exist on the Windows platform few if any exist for the Mac, and almost no affordable 3D products exist on the Mac platform. Vectorworks began life as MiniCad and was affordable until it was bought out and decided to try to compete with AutoCad. That's when I "threw in the town" on it as an individual personal user. I simply could not justify constant expensive updates for my limited use. I have yet to find a suitable product to replace it. Too bad about ClarisCAD. It died a political death, but it was a great product. In any case I am still looking for or waiting for an affordable 3D Cad program for the non-professional user to replace MiniCAD - sort or a #D version of ClarisCAD. I suspect that there are others that feel the same way. So if any developers are reading this, I hope that you take this "hint."
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Version 3.7
M-Rick
M-Rick
09 October 2006
did you try HighDesign ? http://www.ilexsoft.com/highdesign/
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Version 4.0
Anonymous
30 May 2003
Now I've seen it all. A CAD program written in RealBasic (which makes it RealSlow). Seems to have the standard features of a CAD program, but it crashes continously and frankly seems rather expensive. For a "budget" CAD program, check out CADintosh or the Claris Draw like Intaglio.
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Version 3.0.5
Anonymous
29 May 2003
Whow! Draw a line for 75 bucks! Capitalism is great!
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Version 3.0.5