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AutoCAD OEM

The AutoCAD® OEM CAD development platform provides tools to build custom AutoCAD® software-based products for specific markets and to extend design information to users outside the traditional CAD community. Easily create industry-specific products that offer only the features, commands, menus, and design data your customers require. AutoCAD OEM is licensed to independent software developers, corporate developers, and system integrators who need to:

  • Deliver a product that requires CAD software functionality but is not targeted at traditional CAD users.
  • Build products that can read and create DWG™ files that are fully compatible with AutoCAD DWG.
  • Create host programs that run an application in a child window or through a web page.
  • Deliver products with scaled feature sets at scaled price points and provide an AutoCAD-based platform that cannot be customized or extended by end users.
  • Replace an aging CAD software system and take advantage of new custom AutoCAD software technologies.

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AutoCAD OEM section of the ‘Through The Interface’ blog

Showcase

Intellicon: AutoCAD OEM-Based Application for Knoll
AutoCAD® OEM–based design software enables sales associates at Knoll, a contract furniture manufacturer, to shorten sales cycles by creating 3D drawings of customers' designs quickly and easily. Customers also receive speedier confirmation of availability and estimated prices, which helps simplify their purchasing decisions.

CIM-TECH: AutoCAD OEM App for CNC Woodworking
CIM-TECH, a leading supplier of CAM software for controlling CNC woodworking machines, used AutoCAD® OEM as the engine for its latest version of Router-CIM.

Learning

Features
The AutoCAD OEM software development platform includes features and improvements that can save time and add security, while you build custom AutoCAD-based software products. Learn more about AutoCAD OEM key features here.

Development Interfaces
The AutoCAD OEM platform supports the ObjectARX programming environment, Visual LISP, ActiveX, and standard AutoCAD tools for customizing menus, toolbars, and quick keys. See additional details here.

Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about AutoCAD OEM CAD development software here.

System Requirements
Find the recommended software specifications and system requirements for AutoCAD OEM 32-bit and 64-bit software configurations at this link.

Licensing

AutoCAD OEM licensing is handled globally by our trusted partner, Tech Soft 3DLearn more or obtain a license for AutoCAD OEM CAD development platform, or contact Tech Soft 3D via email.