On November 4, China’s largest CAD software company ZWCAD Software Co. Ltd. announced a 50% markdown on their affiliated products to CNY 2,698. Other perks will be offered to their existing users.
Autodesk recently lowered the price of AutoCAD LT by $300, which is most likely a short term promo. Bentley continues to offer their PowerDraft, the equivalent of LT, at a competitive price in China – it reads DWG and is programmable. Another company offering low-cost CAD software is IMSI/Design’s DoubleCAD XT PRO with their limited time special offer -DoubleCAD XT PRO is now available as a bundle with Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite X4 for only US $695.
IMSI introduced this product earlier this year in the hopes that the faltering economy would be in their favor – users who didn’t want to pay the price of the next upgrade for AutoCAD would jump ship and try DoubleCAD.
According to Bentley China, ZWCAD has a presence in China, but does not have a strong presence in the AEC market.