CityCAD 2.7.3 released

New visualization features in CityCAD 2.7.3

We have released version 2.7.3 of our conceptual urban masterplanning application.

If you haven't used CityCAD before, this is a great time to try it out. Download and run the setup file and you can activate a free trial for 30 days. Then go to our list of video tutorials and watch 'Getting started'.

Do you already have a CityCAD license?

You can upgrade to this version free of charge - just download and run the setup file. This will update your existing installation and your license will be unaffected.

Have you tried a free trial of CityCAD before?

If you've already tried CityCAD in the past and would like to try the latest version, that's no problem. Just email us a quick note at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. explaining that you would like to try CityCAD 2.7.3 and we'll create a new trial license for you.

Summary of all new features since CityCAD 2.6

Drawing and editing improvements

  • New offset, fillet and extend tools to draw lines and streets more quickly and precisely.
  • Drawing constraints to fixed angles relative to the grid and nearby geometry. For example, if you start drawing a street leading off another street, it will snap to a direction at 90 degrees from the original street.
  • Inferred snaps make it easier and quicker to draw rectilinear blocks.

New drawing and editing tools

Enhanced visualization features

CityCAD clay render

  • Ambient occlusion shading to improve perception of shapes.
  • Specular highlights (sun reflection) on all surfaces in the model.
  • Customizeable brightness settings in display preferences

Enhanced visualization

  • Custom model shading options

Performance improvements

  • New memory management system for ground plane images
  • Improved DXF interchange system with better performance and a new option to export only individual trees, route or block interior trees in the DXF model.
  • Some minor bug fixes.