I am looking for some Mac CAD software that I can import a DD aerial map into (either a a GEOTiff or a JPG, with the associated data files) to use as a to-scale base layer upon which I would then draw a site plan for an outdoor event.
AutoCAD 3D Civil looks like it would do it, but it is crazy expensive. I have also looked at Vectorworks Landmark, but again is more expensive and more than I need. I have the Mappublisher plug-in for Illustrator which in theory does what I needs but seems overly complicated to set up each plan each time (and also pretty expensive)
Ideally software with a perpetual license for under $1200, or less $300 per year subscription. AutoCAD LT is about the price range, but it can’t deal with georeferenced files.
It doesn’t need to be 3D
Needs to be able to import/export and work on .dwg files (or at least .dxf files)
It is not critical that it keeps/uses the geo location (it is the scale that is more important), but ideally it would as this makes importing a future aerial map file so much easier if it is just paced and scaled appropriately.
Any suggestions would be great.