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Translate CAD Software
Quick download link:
Installer (Zip Compressed Folder) (v1.8.2)
You need to use Windows' unzip utility in Explorer or any uncompressing utility of your choice.

Compatible with all Windows versions:
Windows 10 /8.x  / 7  / Vista /
XP / 98 / 95

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Download instructions

1. Download the zip file on your computer's hard drive.
2. Uncompress (unzip) the files in a temporary directory
3. Run the file "setup.exe". Note that, depending on the configuration you may need administrator rights to install new software on your machine.
4. Windows may warn you that the executable file (Setup.exe) is attempting to write information in your "device" (PC). As with any other software installer, you need to allow the write operation, otherwise, the software will not be installed on your Windows PC.
5. Click on the installation (square) button as shown below:
6. Once the installation is complete, you would need to run TranslateCAD accessing the Windows Start menu > Programs > TranslateCAD > TranslateCAD
Due to the implementation of Microsoft “Windows SmartScreen” shield, in some cases you may be prompted to authorize the installation. Normally, a purple banner with the title “Windows protected your PC” is shown in the middle of the screen saying that the software that you are about to run could harm your computer.
In order to proceed with the installation, click on “More info” within this purple banner and click “Run Anyway” in order to install the software.
Please be advised that our software is completely virus-free. For your security, you may verify the downloaded file with an anti-virus/anti-malware of your choice before installing.
We can help you if you have problems downloading or installing TranslateCAD, please send us an e-mail clicking here.
To download TranslateCAD
Please decompress the file and run setup.exe within. This is the trial version that converts to the full version once you purchase and enter your unlocking key.
Installer (Zip Compressed Folder) (v1.8.2)

Compatible with:
Windows 10 /8.x  / 7  / Vista / XP / 98 / 95


TranslateCAD is a shareware tool designed for professional translators that allows you to extract the translatable text from DXF AutoCAD drawings, creating a small plain-text Unicode-formatted file that you can translate easily taking advantage of your favorite CAT tool (SDL Trados studio 2007/2009/2011/2014/2017, SDLX, Wordfast, Deja Vu, MetaTexis, CafeTran, Across, MemoQ, MultiTrans, OmegaT, Similis, Swordfish, Transit, Heartsome, Lingotek).

Compatibility with all desktop Windows version: Windows 8.x, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 95/98

Compatibility with all AutoCAD DXF versions (Only ASCII DXF type supported, no binary DFXs supported): From R10 up to AutoCAD 2015. We invite you to run the trial version downloading it below, which allows you to extract the first 50 words of any drawing, regardless of its size.

It fully supports Unicode for translation from/into any language (including Chinese, Hindi, Arabic, Hebrew, Korean, Russian, Thai, Japanese, etc).

IMPORTANT NOTES: Current version is 1.8.2. If you are upgrading TranslateCAD please DO NOT Uninstall your prior version, otherwise you may loose your license key and will have to request it again via e-mail. Also, please make sure that you install this version into the same folder where your prior version of TranslateCAD is located.

 Independent Reviewer Opinion:
"...I found the application easy to use, and everything worked right the first time..."
Read full review at
Translator's Tools Blog by Gururaj Rao

The following table shows the features found in the Free version and the 
Registered Version of Translate CAD

TranslateCAD® v1.8.2 Unregistered Version
(Free) Download
Registered Version
(Only $29 USD)
Counts Words in any DXF drawing
Extracts Text From DXF drawing
Re-creates target-language
DXF drawings
Compatible with AutoCAD versions:
R12, R14, 2000-2014
Fully Compatible with Trados, SDLX, Wordfast, Deja Vu, MetaTexis, CafeTran, Across, MemoQ, MultiTrans, OmegaT, Similis, Swordfish, Transit, Heartsome, Lingotek, or any other CAT software that handles Unicode-Encoded text files
Supports Unicode for languages that use Ideograms and Hieroglyphs (Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Hebrew, Arabic, Hindi, Russian, Greek, etc.)
Batch conversion of DXF files within the same folder
Number of Words Extracted First 50 words of any drawing (regardless of its size in MB) Unlimited number of Words per drawing
Prompt Technical Support  
Perpetual license
(no extra charge for future releases)
No questions asked 90-day Money-Back Warranty  

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