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Last Update:

12 Jun 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • RibbonSoft
  • GmbH


qcad cad 2d drawing drafting trial-ware

QCAD Professional (Trial)

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3.26.4 | Updated: 12 Jun 2021



Downloads of v 3.26.4:


Software Author(s):

  • RibbonSoft
  • GmbH

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QCAD Professional (Trial) 3.26.4

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To install QCAD Professional (Trial), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade QCAD Professional (Trial), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall QCAD Professional (Trial), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade qcad -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade qcad -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure qcad installed
    name: qcad
    state: present
    version: 3.26.4
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'qcad' do
  action    :install
  version  '3.26.4'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: qcad,
    Version: 3.26.4,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller qcad
   Name     = 'qcad'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '3.26.4'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'qcad':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '3.26.4',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install qcad version="3.26.4" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 12 Jun 2021.


QCAD is a free, open source application for computer aided drafting (CAD) in two dimensions (2D). With QCAD you can create technical drawings such as plans for buildings, interiors, mechanical parts or schematics and diagrams.

QCAD was designed with modularity, extensibility and portability in mind. But what people notice most often about QCAD is its intuitive user interface. QCAD is an easy to use but powerful 2D CAD system for everyone. You don't need any CAD experience to get started with QCAD immediately.

Main Features:

  • Layers
  • Blocks (grouping)
  • 35 CAD fonts included
  • Support for TrueType fonts
  • Various Metrical and Imperial units
  • DXF and DWG input and output
  • Printing to scale
  • Printing on multiple pages
  • Over 40 construction tools
  • Over 20 modification tools
  • Construction and modification of points, lines, arcs, circles, ellipses, splines, polylines, texts, dimensions, hatches, fills, raster images
  • Various powerful entity selection tools
  • Object snaps
  • Measuring tools
  • Part library with over 4800 CAD parts
  • Very complete and extremely powerful ECMAScript scripting interface

A complete list of features is here


This package is for the open source QCAD, bundled with a free trial of QCAD Professional. The trial runs 15min at a time and can then be restarted. You can order QCAD Professional from the Online Shop. Alternatively, you can choose to remove the trial and use the reduced free QCAD Community Edition instead.

Use the -params switch argument of /CommunityEdition to remove the commercial plugins and leave a fully GPLv3-compliant install.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageName = 'qcad'
$url32 = ''
$url64 = ''
$checkSum32 = '12459dd74817764a29247117008d7b38923204b35bba9724fa23e86b5840bd66'
$checkSum64 = 'e17fe68a89cd4ebdb2dc521759d5325f144f68f4e55e744e0e1282e6717d0dee'

$InstallArgs = @{
   packageName = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
   installerType = 'msi'
   url = $url32
   url64bit = $url64
   Checksum = $checkSum32
   Checksum64 = $checkSum64
   ChecksumType = 'sha256'
   silentArgs = "/qn /norestart /l*v `"$($env:TEMP)\$($env:ChocolateyPackageName).$($env:chocolateyPackageVersion).MsiInstall.log`" ALLUSERS=1"
   validExitCodes = @(0)

Install-ChocolateyPackage @InstallArgs

$UserArguments = Get-PackageParameters

if ($UserArguments['CommunityEdition']) {
   # QCAD is GPLv3, but the binary download comes burdened with with a couple commercial trial plugins.
   # Removing a few files eliminates the proprietary pieces.
   $TrialFiles = 'qcaddwg.dll','qcadopengl3d','qcadpolygon.dll','qcadproscripts.dll','qcadtriangulation.dll'

   foreach ($file in $TrialFiles) {
      if (test-path (Join-Path $env:ProgramFiles "QCAD\plugins\$file")) {
         Remove-Item (Join-Path $env:ProgramFiles "QCAD\plugins\$file") -Force

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
QCAD Professional (Trial) 3.26.3 227 Monday, May 31, 2021 Approved
QCAD Professional (Trial) 3.26.2 1908 Monday, April 19, 2021 Approved
QCAD Professional (Trial) 3.26.0 226 Sunday, March 7, 2021 Approved
QCAD Professional (Trial) 3.25.2 468 Saturday, September 12, 2020 Approved
QCAD Professional (Trial) 3.25.0 129 Sunday, August 30, 2020 Approved
QCAD Professional (Trial) 3.24.3 899 Saturday, March 21, 2020 Approved
QCAD Professional (Trial) 3.24.2 235 Saturday, January 18, 2020 Approved
QCAD Professional (Trial) 3.24.0 188 Saturday, December 28, 2019 Approved
QCAD Professional (Trial) 3.23.0 1552 Saturday, July 20, 2019 Approved

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