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I currently run AutoCAD 2004 32bit and have been for 15 years. AutoCAD 2004 does everything I need it to do but I recently bought a new computer with windows 10 64 bit. Can anyone recommend a good replacement program that will work similar to 2004 and still read all my dxf. dwg files. I have tried the demo of the new CAD 2018 and dont care for it plus I dont want to pay a monthly fee to run it. Would still like AutoCad but maybe 2010 or something similar and that I can buy outright. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Cad64

You can't buy older versions of Autocad but there all cheaper alternatives that you can buy, like Bricscad. The only issue would be that they are all going to look and feel like the newer versions of Autocad, so if you didn't like Autocad 2018, you're probably not going to like any of the alternatives.

 

You might want to take a look at Longbow to get your 2004 version running on Win10. I haven't used it myself, but I've heard other people having success getting their older versions running on a newer OS.

 

FYI: I have moved your question to the Autocad General section. The Feedback section is for comments about the forum.

 

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f700es

The 1st question is what kind of work do you need to do with this CAD software? Here are some alternatives..

DraftSight - starts at $99/yr
NanoCAD - starts at $180 permanent license
CMS IntelliCAD PE 9.1 - starts at $149.95 for permanent license  (I'd try this one)

LibreCAD - free but it has a LONG way to go in my opinion to be usable

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rkmcswain

BricsCAD v19 is US$826 for perpetual license.

Closer to AutoCAD than any other IMO, if this is what you're looking for.

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BIGAL

Like rkmcswain Briscad supports lisp, I have used Intellicad and it supports lisp may need version up from base version. 

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