IronCAD Pricing

Comparing IronCAD to other systems?
When comparing IronCAD to other software, price should be the last thing on the list. IronCAD does so many things better than traditional software, that using IronCAD compared to something else will often save you far more than the cost of the software.

Increased Efficiency

IronCAD works much faster than traditional CAD software, from the start it should take you less time to make almost anything. This time-saving increases even more when you want to make design changes later, which is where IronCAD shows more of its speed and flexibility. Overall, the time you save using IronCAD compared to something else can often pay for the software many times over. Think of how much time you’ll be using CAD software, then multiply that by your or your employees’ rates. It doesn’t take long for the savings to be far more important than any start-up cost.

Learning Time

IronCAD is one of the easiest MCAD systems to learn in the world. As you may have already seen from our customers, training new employees to work in IronCAD can be extremely fast. The same goes for training yourself. Every day in training is a day not working, IronCAD lets you and your team get confident and productive fast. Saving you time and money.

Permanent License Options

We like to offer multiple licensing options so you have flexibility, and this includes permanent licenses. This means if your business changes focus for a while, you’ll still have easy access to open and customise any of your CAD models. It’s your valuable intellectual property, and we think you should have proper access to it. If you decide some of our new features look good, you still have the option to upgrade your license or skip an upgrade.

Wondering about training? It's free!
Yes, our IronCAD training course is completely free. IronCAD is a lot easier to learn than conventional CAD systems, but being a very powerful program still of course requires some learning. Our training course is self-paced so you can do it in your own time. You can access it here: Training page.

IronCAD Basic

The basic IronCAD version is a cut-down cheaper edition of the full IronCAD. It provides many of IronCAD’s patented & award winning tools, but does not include Sheet Metal, 2D Drawings, Advanced Intellishape Features & More.

Buy Outright (Permanent License & Includes 1 Year Of Upgrades).

$2,200 +gst

Rent-To-Buy Plan (Pay Over 12 Months & Still Own A Permanent License).

$201 +gst /month for 12 months

Rental Plan (Pay Monthly & Don’t Own The License).

Not Available With Basic

IronCAD

The full IronCAD provides a comprehensive suite of simple & advanced, 3D & 2D design tools built to make your CAD design process significantly more productive. Includes all of IronCAD’s award winning tools in one package.

Includes

  • Sheet Metal Design Tools
  • 2D Drawings & 2D DXF/DWG Production
  • Advanced InstelliShape Features
  • 1 Year Of Upgrades (Excluding Rental Version)
  • Buy Outright (Permanent License & Includes 1 Year Of Upgrades).

    $6,400 +gst

    Rent-To-Buy Plan (Pay Over 12 Months & Still Own A Permanent License).

    $586 +gst /month for 12 months

    Rental Plan (Pay Monthly & Don’t Own The License).

    $300 +gst /month

    6 Reasons
    To Buy IronCAD

    1. 30 days for a no questions asked refund.

    Even after our free 30 day trial, you’ve got another 30 days after purchasing for a no questions asked refund. We want to make sure you’re confident and happy with IronCAD…

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    We’re confident that IronCAD will help you do great things in your business, and we want you to have this confidence to. So for 30 days even after purchasing, you have the peace of mind of knowing you can ask for a refund if you need one, but we expect it’s very unlikely that you will.

    2. You have free time waiting for you. Really.

    No matter what CAD software you’re currently using, whether it’s 2D or 3D, IronCAD will likely be able to do the same job at least twice as fast…

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    If you’re still using 2D this could easily be four times as fast or more. No matter how you choose to do your calculations, that’s a lot of free time over the course of a week, month, or year. What if next year you spent 6 months less doing CAD work, or achieved twice as much in the same amount of time?

    “From the time we started using IronCAD as our 3D CAD system, we have saved time and money. We believe IronCAD is clearly the most user-friendly program because you do not need to think about the program; instead you can concentrate on the design. The user interface, together with TriBall and handles technology, places IronCAD in its own class of 3D modellers.”
    Peter Forsell, Forsell Teknik AB.

    “I have used pretty much all of the popular and expensive CAD systems, such as ProE, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Catia, Delcam products, etc, but none were as easy, or as fast as IronCAD is. More things just get done in less time, period!”
    Mike Walls, Microplanet.

    3. Learning time is likely much faster than you’re expecting.

    Traditional CAD systems often require many weeks of training, including tedious onsite training courses. IronCAD changes that. IronCAD can be learnt in days, even hours if you have one of our team show you exactly what you’re wanting to build…

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    You don’t need to do any onsite training courses, and everything can be learnt from the comfort of your desk and in your own time, whether it’s a sprint to learn as fast as possible or you want to learn a few things at a time each day. For most users, you can be confidently up and running with most basics in under a week. If you really want to ramp it up and are ready for a challenge, our team can likely have you confident in under a day.

    “We use about 20 seats of IronCAD. You can design in 3D way way faster than normal programs, and it’s so easy that even a 15 year old boy learns it within 2 days… We are very pleased we chose IronCAD back in 2009”
    Johannes Schreiber, Robotunits.

    “We have about 25 licenses, it’s very easy to learn, we have a default training program for each new employee and within one week we can use people for production purposes within IronCAD. They know how to use the ERP software, they know how to use IronCAD, they know how to use our plugin. We are very pleased with IronCAD. ..because if you want to deliver the next day, we have a high grade of automation within our company, and IronCAD delivers us the power to do that.”
    Eddy Huis in ‘t Veld, Van Keulen Interieurbouw.

    4. The cost is irrelevant when you do the calculations.

    CAD software can sometimes seem expensive, but with the amount of time you can save with IronCAD, it very quickly pays for itself. Onwards from there it’s simply increasing your profitability…

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    With common business workloads, IronCAD can pay for itself in under two months if you’re using another 3D system, and faster if you’re still using 2D CAD. You do the calculations or we’re happy to help you do them, but the usual end result will be that when you start to factor in the speed of IronCAD compared to what you’re currently using, then it doesn’t take long before the initial cost of the software is irrelevant.

    “We switched from one of the most common parametric mainstream 3D CAD programs to IronCAD. We have not regretted this for a second. The change has saved both time and money – clearly IronCAD has increased our profitability.”
    Daniel Erlandsson, Lerocon Weld & Robotics.

    ” …which has improved our appetite for larger value projects which we are now bidding and winning, therefore IronCAD has helped to significantly grow our business by up to 100% (and still growing).
    Robert Bonney, Fluid Power Darwin.

    5. Lifetime licenses, so you have nothing to worry about.

    IronCAD licenses are lifetime licenses, you get a permanent license for the version you purchase, and a permanent license for the new versions you upgrade to…

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    You can be confident that you’ll always have access to your intellectual property and won’t ever be forced to pay subscription fees just to keep accessing your files. We offer outright simple pricing and even still offer monthly pricing, so you can lower the initial investment cost and have each payment going towards owning a permanent lifetime license at the end of the year. You’re free to choose whatever works best for you.

    6. World-class technical support, we’re here to help.

    When CAD software is a part of your business, technical support is crucial to help you get stay on track when you need help with something…

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    We use innovative support methods like custom recorded videos to show you exactly what to do and how to do it, saving you time and making sure you’re confident to tackle bigger jobs every single day.

    “Thanks for that video, that helped a lot! Can’t get over your customer service, miles ahead of anything I got from Autodesk!!” Matthew Badenhorst.

    “To date I have never come across that level of support from any other company before as most will only touch on topics and not give any depth to the issues you may be having. I am now an IronCAD licence holder and my CAD experience is more confident than ever.”
    Cameron Urquhart, Plastic Bend Fabrications.

    Common
    Questions

    Training time? How long will it take me?

    Training time depends on the person, but generally you should be pretty confident after a week using IronCAD, often even less. Our free online training course is only 4 days long, and if you’ve gone through this you should already be pretty confident. For any other questions our team is ready to help even further if needed.

    What about maintenence costs? Am I locked in?

    No. IronCAD licenses (excluding rental) are permanent licenses with nothing more to pay. Every year we release new features to IronCAD which you have the option of upgrading to, but this is not compulsory at all. Generally we hope our new features will earn you more money than they cost you to upgrade. If this isn’t the case, we are happy for you to skip upgrading until the new features are worth it for your business.

    Add-ons To IronCAD

    Whilst IronCAD alone is often enough for many companies, we also have add-ons available to provide further funtionality if and when you need it. We’d like to emphasize that the standard full IronCAD version usually provides enough, and the add-ons are definitely not essential.

    Tech Support

    1 year of technical support, so when you’re wondering how to do something, you can call or email us.

    Buy Outright

    $595 +gst

    Add To Rent-To-Buy Plan

    $54 +gst /month for 12 months

    Mobile License Upgrade (USB)

    Run your IronCAD license from a USB dongle that can be plugged into any computer with IronCAD installed.

    Buy Outright

    $650 +gst

    Add To Rent-To-Buy Plan

    $59 +gst /month for 12 months

    CAD Translators

    IronCAD already imports lots of common CAD formats, but the translators open proprietary file types, like .sldprt, .ipt etc.

    Buy Outright

    $1250 +gst

    Add To Rent-To-Buy Plan

    $114 +gst /month for 12 months

    Third Party Add-ons

    Add-ons made by some of our partners, specifically set up to work great with IronCAD.

    IronCAD Mechanical

    Popular catalog-based add-on for power users, especially good for structural steel and one-click DXF production.

    Buy Outright

    $1,750 +gst

    Add To Rent-To-Buy Plan

    $160 +gst /month for 12 months

    KeyShot For IronCAD

    Everything you need for fast, accurate, photo-realistic image production from CAD models, in minutes.

    Buy Outright

    $1,200 +gst

    Add To Rent-To-Buy Plan

    $110 +gst /month for 12 months

    KeyShot For IronCAD – Pro

    Everything in KeyShot standard, plus video animation creation, HDRI editing, render queing, and more.

    Buy Outright

    $2,000 +gst

    Add To Rent-To-Buy Plan

    $183 +gst /month for 12 months

    KeyShot For IronCAD – XR Pack

    Adds the mixed reality rendering package to either KeyShot version, for creating virtual reality renders and more.

    Buy Outright

    $990 +gst

    Add To Rent-To-Buy Plan

    $90 +gst /month for 12 months

    MultiPhysics – Basic

    Includes full mesh quality controls with static/steady state and natural modal vibration extraction for product assembly analysis.

    Buy Outright

    $5,900 +gst

    Add To Rent-To-Buy Plan

    $540 +gst /month for 12 months

    MultiPhysics – Advanced

    Provides additional large deformation and large rotation abilities, as well as advanced nonlinear modeling ability of nonlinear elastic, plastic, hyperelastic/foam materials with fully runtime coupled nonlinear material dependency.

    Buy Outright

    $10,900 +gst

    Add To Rent-To-Buy Plan

    $999 +gst /month for 12 months

    MultiPhysics – Dynamic Pack

    Adds advanced Stress Stiffened Modal analysis, Arc-Length Nonlinear Buckling, Frequency Domain analysis, and Fatigue analysis for advanced analysis options.

    Buy Outright

    $4,900 +gst

    Add To Rent-To-Buy Plan

    $449 +gst /month for 12 months

    MultiPhysics – Electric Pack

    Adds the mixed reality rendering package to either KeyShot version, for creating virtual reality renders and more.

    Buy Outright

    $4,900 +gst

    Add To Rent-To-Buy Plan

    $449 +gst /month for 12 months

    MultiPhysics – Fluid Pack

    MPIC Fluid Add-on expands the fluid dynamic physics to the existing stress, thermal and electrical and works seamlessly to investigate flow physics impact with ease.

    Buy Outright

    $10,900 +gst

    Add To Rent-To-Buy Plan

    $999 +gst /month for 12 months

    IronCAD was founded in March 2001 to develop user-focused 3D design software that improves productivity.  Since then, IronCAD has won numerous industry awards and forged new directions for 3D design software. There are hundreds of thousands of IronCAD users around the world: Customers 

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    Today, IronCAD represents a fundamentally more innovative way to design in 3D. With traditional CAD systems slowly adopting some of the tools IronCAD invented many years ago, IronCAD continues to set new benchmarks for how much productivity companies can achieve with their CAD systems.

    IronCAD's endlessly growing toolset includes the patented (and award-winning) TriBall, the Unified Design Environment, the Catalog SmartAssembly System, 2D Bulk Drawing Automation, Dual Kernel Technology, the Push & Pull IntelliShape, and many more tools built to give you more return on investment from every minute you use CAD software.

    Email hello@ironcad.com.au  / Call from Australia 02 8311 0606  / Call from New Zealand 09 951 9906 / Local office: 40-42 Avalon Pde, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.