ELITECAD Architecture
Easy. Fast. Efficient. Parametric.
The user-friendly CAD Software with innovative features, that turns 3D building modelling into an experience.

Why ELITECAD Architecture?
ELITECAD Architecture is based on intuitive application with direct model reference.
More than just plans and 'beautiful images'
With ELITECAD Architecture you create 3D building models with extra value. The user friendliness of our software enables you to quickly design models which automatically generate all parametric components in a database in the background. Using this parametric structure planners can derive evaluations and grahical quantity surveys according to country-specific standards without additional effort - including recalculations upon changes.
Always focussing on the big picture
One click allows you to change the depicition on ELITECAD - 2D, 3D, solid, hiddenline, wireframe model or high quality rendering - whatever you prefer! No other software changes the representation as fast as we do. Furthermore, in our software the entire model including all details, plans, storeys and visualisations is stored in one file.
Perfect start to your BIM project
Building Information Modeling doesn't work without intelligent 3D building planning. This first but important step is the basis for your success in the following BIM project. ELITECAD Architecture allows you to do this safely, easily and quickly. With our software BIM stands for Beneficial - Intuitive - Manageable.
Integrated VR real-time visualisation
In our software you don't need to export your model to an external application, where you loose the possiblities to make adaptions. The innovative VR real-time visualisation in ELITECAD Architecture is fully integrated and provides the possibility to go on virtual walkthroughs through your model and perfrom live changes, which are automatically synchronised to your 2D and 3D plans. By using VR glasses and gamepads or even touchless gesture control planning becomes an experience.
How ELITECAD works
Idea
You have an idea for a project or a new customer request.
Realisation
With ELITECAD you quickly turn your idea into reality.
Finished Model
The parametric model provides everything a planner needs.
Virtual Reality
Using VR you can visit and interact with your model right away.
ELITECAD Architecture Editions
Find the right version for you depending on
your requirements!

Full version
unlimited structures
unlimited storeys
all free forms
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Small Business
1 structure
3 storeys (extendable)
restricted free forms
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Student version
for education purposes
latest version
restricted export
Free
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Trail version
valid for 30 days
latest version
restricted export
Free
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Interfaces
ELITECAD supports importing and exporting a large number of interfaces and file formats so you can work efficiently in your team.
BIM - Building Information Modeling
ELITECAD is IFC certified and provides import and export of parametric building information. Using the BCF manager it is possible to document and trace issues in the IFC model. Perfect for efficient collaboration.
DXF / DWG
The DXF/DWG import/export interface of ELITECAD enables highly flexible and configurable data exchange with countless products. Always up-to-date due to a cooperation with the Open Design Alliance.
(3D) PDF
ELITECAD supports PDF generation with paper size recognition. In addition it is possible to create 3D PDF files, which allows you to share the model with people who don't have access to a CAD application.
Lumion
Create perfect images and animations from a digital building model. Importing from ELITECAD is as simple as it gets. One click and the Lumion model synchronises with ELITECAD.
SketchUp
The SketchUp import/export-interface allows access to countless library parts. Just download the desired models from the web, for instance 3DWarehouse.
California.pro
BIM2AVA allows you to turn your digital building model in ELITECAD or an IFC file into a commercial building model for the BIM process in California.Pro.
3DS
Exporting and importing 3DS files allows the usage of 3D geometry and models from 3DS Max and all other systems that can read or write this format.
Other interfaces
Point clouds, terrain data, Shape, Interlis, SAT, STL, PNG, JPEG, VRML, U3D, CAD400, Gamma-Ray,...
Optional: STEP, VDA-FS, IGES2D, IGES3D, CATIA, Inventor, Pro/E
Hardware Requirements
Minimum system requirements for Full HD (2K) and Quad HD (2,5K)
  • Intel Core i5 3 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • OpenGL graphics card 1 GB RAM (OpenGL 3.3 compatible)
Recommended system requirements for Full HD (2K) and Quad HD (2,5K) or
minimum system requirements for VR (Oculus Rift) and Ultra HD (4K)

  • Intel Core i7 3 GHz
  • 16 GB RAM
  • OpenGL graphics card 4 GB RAM (OpenGL 4.4 compatible)
    z.B. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4 GB or AMD Radeon R9 390 4 GB or higher
Recommended system requirements for VR (Oculus Rift) and Ultra HD (4K)
  • Intel Core i7 4 GHz
  • 16 GB RAM
  • OpenGL graphics card 8 GB RAM (OpenGL 4.4 compatible)
    z.B. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB or AMD Radeon RX 480 8 GB or higher
Hard disk space
  • 4 GB standard installation
  • 8 GB full installation
Here you can find the hardware recommendation as PDF
Operating systems
Supported operating systems, only 64-Bit

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7 SP1
Languages
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Greek
  • Polish
  • Russian
You always want to work with the latest ELITECAD version and need quick and reliable help with your questions? Then we recommend the ELITECAD Premium Support.