AutoCAD Software


 

AutoCAD is a computer-aided design and drafting platform designed for businesses of all sizes. It offers 2D documentation, 3D design and collaboration functionalities within a suite. The product is available both in cloud-based and on-premise deployment options.

AutoCAD features 2D drafting, which allows users to create custom dimensions for drawings, and replicate these conventions for other drawings across the same project. Users can also customize drawing-sheet layouts and sizes and preview the changes in elements at varying scales.

AutoCAD also features 3D modeling, which allows users to visualize drawings using solid, surface and mesh modeling processes. The product also features 3D navigation, which allows users to perform rotations, zoom and orbit functions to visualize a building model. The product also support cross-sectional views.

AutoCAD features Print Studio, which allows users to design the 3D printing process and estimate time and material requirements.

 

AutoCAD - Connected alignments
 
  • AutoCAD - Connected alignments
    Connected alignments
  • AutoCAD - Electrical plans
    Electrical plans
  • AutoCAD - Plan and profile sheet
    Plan and profile sheet
  • AutoCAD - Revit integration
    Revit integration
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

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Erik from MSI-ECS
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Draw and make projects easily

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Ive been using this software for a long time, and what i like the most is the easiest way to draw anuthing i want,

Cons

This software is not for the beginner, it will be hard for them to learn how to use this software, need to have train for it!

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Nova from MSI-ECS
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Makes your design fantastic

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Highly recommended to my friends, wish to improve some concerns but still love using this software.

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Like this software, i can draw anything i want, it makes my project so easily. The interface is very nice.thumbs up for this!

Cons

Sometimes it crashes without a cause that's why its hard for me to make a new one. And for the new updates it gets more expensive. Wish to improve it

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John from Eco Interiors Ltd.
Specialty: Residential remodeling
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2018

October 2018

10 years later, and AutoCAD is still my go to drafting program

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I've been using AutoCAD for 10 years, and although I use Revit and ArchiCAD on occasion, AutoCAD is still my go to program for the majority of our drafting projects. The user interface is easy to navigate, the hardware accelerator speeds up object navigation and the built-in features are unparalleled.

Cons

You need a good computer, ideally with a stand-alone graphics card, to reduce the loading times when navigating through your open files.

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Joel from Infor
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

October 2018

October 2018

Impressive program for creating designs

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Superb program for drafting and creating designs.

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A superb program! Its user interface is so simple that I can say it is a very user-friendly software. I am using this program for creating 2D and 3D designs needed on my projects. It is a very striking computer aided drafting and designing software.

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Autocad is a striking program, I am waiting for further updates soon. I just need to be ready for budget too, although the price might increase but it is worth it.

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Lucky Precious from Aprisa Business Process Solution Inc.
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

AutoCAD is very useful

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AutoCAD is very useful especially for architects and graphic designers. its easy to use and you can choose different tools to use in creating your project.

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I dont see anything negative about this product except for you need a big space on a desktop to have this product but overall its a must have app and the customer service is great.

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Marianne from ManpowerGroup Philippines
Specialty: Home builder - production
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Most designed I have I use best app AutoCad

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I am also a Designer of technical drawing, I enjoyed the trial version. very on this app. I love it so much. Good job for the team.

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The reason I rate 5 stars is there is only solid lines! I know this app can make it better. I actually comfortable using this app and no issue with this. good job

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Chris from Eco Interiors Ltd.
Specialty: Residential remodeling
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2018

October 2018

The biggest gripe is the pricing structure

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Pros

AutoCAD is the preferred drafting software for most of our team members. They are comfortable with the interface and the included feature set of drafting tools.

Cons

Their new subscription based pricing structure means that we need to considerably increase our annual software budget as perpetual licensing no longer exists.

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Nadia from TPG
Specialty: Residential remodeling
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Best software for drafting and design

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You have a lot of flexibility and is very user friendly. You have many choices of doing commands via shortcuts or drop down menu.

Cons

Every new year a new version is released they completely change the layout and location of icons that can be confusing.

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Peter from Zon Engineering Inc.
Specialty: Engineer
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Fantastic drafting program for MEP firms

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Pros

Whether using the base program or the MEP version, AutoCAD is a great drafting program for firms of all sizes. It is the industry standard for computer aided drafting.

Cons

The graphics driver can crash on occasion which can slow the software down until the hardware accelerator is reactivated.

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Krixia Mae from Information Technology
Specialty: Engineer
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2018

October 2018

AutoCad Review

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AutoCad is easy to use and has a lot of functionality that can help all the engineers to make their floorplan or anything using Auto Cad.

Cons

Some functions are hard to understand but it is okay because Google and Youtube are my partner.s.

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Melanie from Apparel & Fashion
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Real Project Simulation

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Pros

It has many features that you can use to execute your model, 2d or symmetrical.
It helps to deliver our ideal design.

Cons

It took training and tutorial to fully understand AutoCAD. But once you know the command, everything will follow.

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Sarika from DNA Consultant Pune
Specialty: Engineer
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2018

October 2018

AUTOCAD is very good software for drafting all types of Engineering dwg and even fashion designing als use cad now days. .

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Import pdf into cad is also easy way fir working.

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2d drafting is speedly drawn by using shot cut key. Block create, copy paste,layout by using this command your dwg easy for draw.

Cons

3d modeling also good in Autocad but not as campare to revit software. now days by soficad, rebar cad all type of software gives quantity.

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Joel Jude from Arcadis
Specialty: Engineer
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Easy to teach

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Back in my days at the academe, autocad is one of the basic subjects that should be learned as an engineer. Whenever my students come and ask for help with it, I can easily teach them since the functions were basic and can be easily understood.

Cons

Now that too many improvements were made, I can't see anything that can be a reason to dislike this product.

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Alyssa Michelle from Team Pacific
Specialty: Engineer
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Excellent AutoCad

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Many improvements were done from the last time I used it and what I like the most are the pre-design clips that helps in minimizing time in finishing any project.

Cons

The things I have been trouble years ago are already been resolve in the updates and can't wait for the next upgrades to come.

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Pete Cenon from Axiem Corp
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Good for layout

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I've been using it for floor plans for my projects and it the upgrades/updates makes my work easier like the clip for chairs,doors and etc.

Cons

I don't have any.

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Marielle from Technology Engineering Company
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Autocad review

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I love using this software all the time. All features are functional and gives a detailed platform for my project.

Cons

its hard for beginners, need to attend tutorial classes and watch videos. when you learned it, i assure you it will give you great templates!

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Pavan from University
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

October 2018

October 2018

Amazing experience

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Pros

1. User friendly and the best drawing software for beginners.
2. 3D rendering and plotting the plans are clear.

Cons

1. It requires high operating system and dedicated graphics card.
2. Latest AutoCAD version files cannot be opened in old versions.

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Thuso from ThusoM InvestCon (Pty) Ltd
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Most common design software

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Would think carefully on which stream to follow before purchasing product e.g
Autodesk Architecture
Autodesk Civil
Autodesk Electrical

Pros

Most widely use in the industry
Learning centers available locally
Beginners can start learning easily before choosing mainstream industry
Able to export to a wide range of formats

Cons

Limited design capabilities
Local price range to high for small firms
Product features for the design industry restricted

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Brandon from Eco Interiors Ltd.
Specialty: Residential remodeling
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2018

September 2018

AutoCAD is our preferred drafting solution for our entire team

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We have multiple drafting programs as the preferred software can vary depending on project teams and principal consultant/client preferences, however we still encourage the use of AutoCAD as it is the industry go to for drafting programs.

Cons

The biggest drawback is the new pricing structure where they've eliminated perpetual licenses. Smaller business like ourselves will have a hard time shouldering this recurring subscription fee.

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Karen from Eco Interiors Ltd.
Specialty: Residential remodeling
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2018

September 2018

AutoCAD is our preferred 2D drafting solution

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Pros

When it comes to drafting programs, we still prefer using AutoCAD, specifically for 2D drafting (plans, elevations, etc.). The layout is easy to navigate and it can process large files quickly.

Cons

When the software crashes periodically, it doesn't really detail an error message that could be used to troubleshoot the issue.

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Gregory from USAF
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

October 2018

October 2018

The BEST CAD software - Period

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AutoCAD is the absolute industry-standard CAD software on the market. All other CAD programs caompare themselves to AutoCAD, and for good reason. There is nothing you can’t do with AutoCAD.

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It is expensive, and it can do so much that it will take you many years to master all the features. But it is worth the effort!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Mukul from BUZO Media Services
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2018

October 2018

3-d models to 2-d drafting in minutes!!

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Autocad eliminates the conventional process of drawing 2-d drafting sketches and makes my work easier by simply converting all y 3-d models to 2-d sketches.

Pros

I am a mechanical engineer and I have been using AutoCAD since 4-5 years, it is the most essential tool needed for all your industrial 2-d or 3-d needs. I used most of the time AutoCAD in combination with creo as AutoCAD has one of the best drafting functionalities. It is also a wonderful tool which makes my 3-d design ready for drafting into 2d sketches which I can then send to vendors for further processes. It also includes different textures and lighting systems which I can use to aesthetically build my designs and make it more realistic.

Cons

Autocad has a very restrictive or limited options in 3-d modeling which is sometimes very rigid for any professional designers.3-d designs for modeling in autocad is sometimes very annoying in autocad as it does not give much functionalities and flexibility to work.

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2018

October 2018

Excellent software for making 2D drawings and 3d modeling

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It is a powerful tool to create 2d drawings and 3d models, using mostly by professionals in the field of construction, mechanics, among others.

Cons

The learning curve is quite slow, since it is a very powerful tool, and has many features, in addition to consuming memory

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2018

October 2018

Powerful 3d modeling tool

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It`s one of the most complete tool for 3d design and modeling, you can do everything you want and even can show in your phone with the mobile app. And if you are a student, you can download a free version to train and study

Cons

The price is a little higher, but worth it.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Amie from Fresh Rooms
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2018

October 2018

AutoCad user

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Precision. It is also the industry standard.

Cons

Often counter intuitive, especially if you are used to architectural programs that already have windows, doors etc built for you to click and drag.

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2018

October 2018

Truly the best drafting tools around

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Have used many versions of auto cad and the current software is by far the most advanced. Gives you the most options and the added features mean more for your money.

Pros

The format and layout of the program is simple and easy to change around. Everything works 100% of the time with no glitching or other issues.

Cons

It is very expensive and sometimes takes time to open.

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2018

October 2018

Autocad - the best sketching program ever made

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I use AutoCAD almost every day. It was a big help in my college days. And perpetually it is serving its purpose.

Pros

I use AutoCAD almost every day for doing my technical drawing. The ability to export as .eps format is a killer feature. I can import it in Illustrator, this way concepts can be scaled quite easily.

Cons

There are some issues working on both MAC and PC. My colleague uses MAC and I use PC, often times we have a problem working seamlessly. And it takes a long time to get used to AutoCAD.

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2018

October 2018

From general to detail works, this is compatible

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What I like the most for this software is it has features that can cater drawings that require detailed attention and accuracy. Rest assured, AutoCad Architecture also has the smart object to make the 3D viewing easier. In terms of use, this is very easy to learn and it has more function compared to AutoCad alone.

Cons

The software is undeniably a perfect match for drafting, although not the best choice if your main purpose is to render the objects.

Review Source: Capterra
 

William from Architecture
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Great tool for documentation

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AutoCAD allow quick drafting of designs for construction.

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The CAD workflow and user interface is complex yet allows flexibility through command line or mouse clicked buttons.

Cons

AutoCAD can be very buggy and at times unstable.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Nima from Schiavone Construction Co. LLC
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2018

October 2018

best product for drafting

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it is very old software but getting better and better each year. easy to use for beginners

Cons

I don't like how it interact with point clouds. it gets very heavy and slow.

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2018

October 2018

Must-To-Have

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AutoCad it´s been improving. I've used this since college and is a must-to-have-software. It is so helpful with 2D and 3D modeling. You can import/export in a variety of formats and is easy to use.

Cons

There's a lot of info in the tool bar...

Review Source: Capterra
 

Elizabeth from Stantec
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

October 2018

October 2018

OK product

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I use it on a daily basis for 2D work and 3D only when there is no other option

Pros

It's great for doing 2D CAD, you can create drawings very quickly and efficiently

Cons

The 3D aspects of the product are very difficult and cumbersome to use, not an easy out of the box setup either

Review Source: Capterra
 

Cris from Architecture & Planning
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Autocad

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What I like most about this software is how they automated some of the daily blocks we use in the office.

Cons

What I least like about the software is the amount of times it crashes and how it is very difficult to work with hatch patterns as it causes the software to freeze most of the time.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ricardo from Architect
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2018

October 2018

CAD

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Architectural drawing standard - a must have!

Cons

So many ways to screw up if you are not familiar with the program.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Chris from The Jones Payne Group
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Autocad 2018

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This is the industry standard. Does what it says and does it well.

Cons

The subscription model is not ideal, but it works.

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2018

October 2018

Time for a full reboot....

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When working properly this program is amazing... perfect for drafting, small modeling jobs, and creating professional drawings is super easy... WHEN IT'S WORKING

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Freezes constantly, i've spent more time trying to recover drawings from a crash than I've spent actually drafting the drawings....

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2018

October 2018

good program for creating digital plans

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good program for making digital plans and/or 3d models; easy to use; tons of features

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can be slow if working with big files and/or slow computer

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2018

October 2018

Ideal Program for Design Projects

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I love AutoCAD. I think it's simple to use and user friendly. However, I have not used it for 3D design which I prefer Solidworks. I believe it's much easier working on 2D designs in AutoCAD than in Solidworks.

Pros

It's very efficient and helpful in using the program for designing 2D building and plant layouts. The user interface is simple to use. It has a search tab which allows you to find commands so efficiently. I love it because it saves time when you cannot find the proper feature. Lastly, the units are arbitrary. So, you can virtually create anything and set the units later.

Cons

Since I have always used Solidworks, I am more accustomed to the shortcuts there. Therefore, when I hold the scroll wheel it doesn't do an isometric view. Instead it drags the design. I don't like how it changes the orientation of the design.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ricki from Siemens
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Autocad

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Extremely powerful tool with many different applications and actions.

Cons

Extensive training probably required due to breadth of capability of software. Rather expensive.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Charles from General Motors
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

October 2018

October 2018

Every 2d project must go through this software

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It is really a very useful software, also its dwg format is very versatile to import it to other complementary softwares, it is very precise to measure and work with very rigorous metric parameters.

Pros

It has a great variety of commands that I think are perfect for the development of projects in 2 dimensions, some commands are very efficient and make the drawing work much easier, the files are very light and working in layers and thicknesses of lines improves the performance of the software.
The polyline tool is perfect for the work of projects with many lines and vertices.

Cons

The 3d modeling was useless, the commands are very little elaborated in that area of ​​project development, some commands must be improved to draw on the z axis to draw contour lines easily from a 2d view.

Review Source: Capterra