ArchaeoCAD Details

The software for archaeologists and excavation technicians.
Available for AutoCAD and BricsCAD!

ArchaeoCAD is a CAD application for archaeologists and excavation technicians to create diagnostic plans and more! With this archaeology software you can automatically draw coded tachymeter measurement data (Plandraw). The measurement data is converted into vectors and symbols and managed in a defined layer structure in CAD.

Once your data has been transferred to the CAD system, you have a wide range of tools and functions at your disposal for further data processing, with which you can quickly create plans ready for publication.

Sample plans

Example projects with subsequent phases

  • Calculation of a photo-textured 3D model including use of GCPs
  • Creation of high-resolution orthophoto view in aspect 3D
  • Import of earphoto into BricsCAD including georeferencing with Rectify
  • Digitizing the image info with ArchaeoCAD tools

ArchaeoCAD for BricsCAD V16 Pro

ArchaeoCAD is now also available for BricsCAD: BricsCAD offers a high level of compatibility with market-known CAD programs. This is reflected not only in the program interface, but in the entire CAD functionality of BricsCAD. The big advantage, however, is the very accessible price.

ArchäoCAD Planerstellung einer innerstädtischen Grabung
Drawing up a plan for an inner-city excavation

ArchaeoCAD for BricsCAD offers you all the functions you are used to from older ArchaeoCAD versions. Of course, DWG and DXF are also supported, so that you can easily open older CAD plans in BricsCAD.

The following tutorial shows how to work in BricsCAD and how to automatically draw coded tachymeter measurement data.

ArchaeoCAD for AutoCAD

ArchaeoCAD is the CAD application that has been tried and tested for years and is used in countless institutions and projects. It is specially tailored to the needs of digital archaeological documentation of findings.

ArchaeoCAD as an AutoCAD program application always uses the latest AutoDesk developments as a foundation.

As an Autodesk sales partner, we are happy to support you in purchasing AutoCAD licenses.

Selected functions of ArchaeoCAD at a glance

  • View and change your measurement file with our editor
  • Easily change encoding identifiers, height values, or separators
  • Automated conversion of measurement data into CAD drawings
  • Archaeological object recognition and differentiation via distance measurements and/or measured value coding
  • Complete automatic structuring of measurement data into preset, but freely definable layers
  • Three-dimensional documentation
  • Plandraw largely generates print-ready plan drawings with object contours, profiles, levelling values, excavation boundaries, etc.
  • Routines for fast two- and three-dimensional plan processing
  • Automated object numbering
  • Freely adjustable measuring grids, coordinate grids and drawing frames for Plana and profiles
  • Freely expandable archaeological drawing and symbol libraries
  • Automated combination of digitally measured plans and profiles

Fill an internal database with plan header information and then automatically enter it into your CAD plan in various layouts.

Quick and intuitive creation of coordinate and profile frames

Conveniently and easily change texts, for example by globally converting texts of a certain height to a new text height.

  • Edit your phase level measurement later by drawing in profiles or entering levelling values.
  • Insert new findings’ numbers or change existing ones.

Choose from a wide range of icon libraries

  • Developed in house, the editor allows you to conveniently view and change your measurement files
  • Change encoding identifiers, height values or separators either individually or in blocks
  • Attribute your measurement data. You can intuitively add object numbers or other attributes to your data
  • You can search for attribute data within the drawing (Attribute Manager)