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Downloads of v 3.28.1:


Last Update:

03 Apr 2023

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • RibbonSoft
  • GmbH


qcad cad 2d drawing drafting trial-ware

QCAD Professional (Trial)

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3.28.1 | Updated: 03 Apr 2023



Downloads of v 3.28.1:


Software Author(s):

  • RibbonSoft
  • GmbH

QCAD Professional (Trial) 3.28.1

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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:


Deployment Method:


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

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • 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. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade qcad -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO 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="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install qcad
    name: qcad
    version: '3.28.1'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'qcad' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '3.28.1'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller qcad
    Name     = "qcad"
    Version  = "3.28.1"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'qcad':
  ensure   => '3.28.1',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


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Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 03 Apr 2023.


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 = '4d39dbda60e18cf9410b2c672f7ce7bd634e01455c10cb012f38b04a0ef02902'
$checkSum64 = 'c5990915b2781bcc3dd1b1dc6ed9a3297de773846b90d069ea8738035eca8ae6'

$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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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
QCAD Professional (Trial) 3.27.9 228 Saturday, February 18, 2023 Approved
QCAD Professional (Trial) 3.27.8 601 Saturday, October 15, 2022 Approved
QCAD Professional (Trial) 3.27.6 465 Saturday, May 28, 2022 Approved
QCAD Professional (Trial) 3.27.5 146 Saturday, May 14, 2022 Approved
QCAD Professional (Trial) 3.27.3 158 Monday, May 2, 2022 Approved
QCAD Professional (Trial) 3.27.1 525 Wednesday, December 29, 2021 Approved
QCAD Professional (Trial) 3.26.4 622 Saturday, June 12, 2021 Approved
QCAD Professional (Trial) 3.26.3 265 Monday, May 31, 2021 Approved
QCAD Professional (Trial) 3.26.2 1939 Monday, April 19, 2021 Approved
QCAD Professional (Trial) 3.26.0 274 Sunday, March 7, 2021 Approved
QCAD Professional (Trial) 3.25.2 527 Saturday, September 12, 2020 Approved
QCAD Professional (Trial) 3.25.0 179 Sunday, August 30, 2020 Approved
QCAD Professional (Trial) 3.24.3 965 Saturday, March 21, 2020 Approved
QCAD Professional (Trial) 3.24.2 285 Saturday, January 18, 2020 Approved
QCAD Professional (Trial) 3.24.0 243 Saturday, December 28, 2019 Approved
QCAD Professional (Trial) 3.23.0 1608 Saturday, July 20, 2019 Approved
QCAD Professional (Trial) 3.22.1 242 Sunday, June 9, 2019 Approved
QCAD Professional (Trial) 246 Saturday, March 23, 2019 Approved
QCAD - 2D CAD - Community Edition 3.22.0 265 Saturday, March 16, 2019 Approved
QCAD - 2D CAD - Community Edition 3.21.3 429 Thursday, October 4, 2018 Approved
QCAD - 2D CAD - Community Edition 3.21.2 344 Friday, August 3, 2018 Approved
QCAD - 2D CAD - Community Edition 3.20.1 435 Friday, April 13, 2018 Approved
QCAD - 2D CAD - Community Edition 3.19.2 452 Friday, December 22, 2017 Approved
QCAD - 2D CAD - Community Edition 3.19.1 431 Friday, December 1, 2017 Approved
QCAD - 2D CAD - Community Edition 3.18.1 445 Thursday, October 5, 2017 Approved
QCAD - 2D CAD - Community Edition 3.17.3 424 Saturday, August 12, 2017 Approved
QCAD - 2D CAD - Community Edition 3.17.1 448 Friday, June 2, 2017 Approved
QCAD - 2D CAD - Community Edition 3.16.7 406 Friday, March 24, 2017 Approved
QCAD - 2D CAD - Community Edition 3.16.4 460 Thursday, February 2, 2017 Approved
QCAD - 2D CAD 3.15.4 476 Wednesday, August 24, 2016 Approved
QCAD - 2D CAD 3.14.3 410 Thursday, May 12, 2016 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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