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.

Connected alignments
Connected alignments

Connected alignments

Electrical plans

Electrical plans

Plan and profile sheet

Plan and profile sheet

Revit integration

Revit integration

Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10



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Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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November 2018

Out of Date

Pros

It's great for it's intended use - line drawings and preparing block and families

Cons

The 3D feature does not function well and it does not allow users to view the entirety of the spaces created

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Hanna from University

Number of employees:  1 employee

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November 2018

AutoCAD does the job.

Over all, my experience with AutoCAD has been positive.

Pros

I like the layers features on auto-CAD. It makes it pretty easy to view different components of a project.

Cons

I wish that this software could be used in higher 3-D modeling more regularly.

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Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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November 2018

Bar-setter CAD software

Due to amount of available customizations to enhance speed, this is the best 2d software bar none.

Pros

This is the most popular 2d CAD software for a reason. I was introduced to the 2002 version and I am currently using 2019. A very capable software and used as a base engine by many 3rd party software companies.
I would add to avoid ProgeCAD by Projesoft like the plague.

Cons

While a solid software, it doesn't come cheap.
One great thing about Autodesk is that they offer their software for free for students and educational institutions.
If cost is a showstopper, consider Draftsight which has a basic version for free.

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Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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November 2018

AutoCad Experience!

Pros

It is very easy to use software and easy to draft 2D drawing as well as complex 3D piping drawings.

Cons

It may take a bit to understand the software but if you are familiar with all the options it is very convenient to use.

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Matthew from ENGIE Services U.S.

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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November 2018

It's what everyone uses

Pros

AutoCAD is still the gold standard drafting software. Allows for basic 2D and complex 3D work. I like the PDF import feature in the latest version that will actually read the PDF and make the individual lines editable.

Cons

Slow to boot up due to its size. Expensive on a per-seat basis.

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November 2018

industry standard

I used autocad for about a decade drawing construction blueprints. it's pretty much the industry standard, therefore many other programs have import abilities to work off of it.

Pros

industry standards. great for drawing blueprints

Cons

somewhat technical. can be slow to learn

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Adel from Iowa state university

Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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November 2018

AutoCAD review

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Very power full to make really nice and professional plots and detailed plans

Cons

It needs high RAM-computer for working without any interruption

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Ting from Unviersity of utah

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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November 2018

Diagram design

Pros

Full function and powerful for custom design in tools, parts, etc.

Cons

The price is not suitable for personal using; not easy to get started.

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Elbert from PJSC Slavuta Plant "Budfarfor" part of Geberit Group

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

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November 2018

The best design software

With a help of AUTOCAD our designing team finished the project of new managing construction

Pros

Easy use of making 2g plans and drawing

Cons

Found only one problem it`s bad conversion of uploaded files

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Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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November 2018

A workhorse in my Software Arsenal

Although most designers have switched over to BIM, I still find that AutoCAD allows me to do 90% of the documentation I need for my business.

Pros

I still prefer to use AutoCAD for much of my design and documentation work. I leave BIM to the younger staff. I am comfortable with the software capabilities and limitations, and find it still provides great value. Support has always been good and I am always able to communicate with others using associated BIM modeling software.

Cons

I get somewhat annoyed when features and tools switch during upgrades. Finding tools and features within all the commands can sometimes take a lot of time.

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Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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November 2018

AutoCAD in construction

Pros

AutoCAD is a tremendous modeling tool that permits all 3D renderings. You can navigate all items rather easily with some experience.

Cons

The keyboard shortcuts and tools are not very evident until you play around with the software for a long time. I wish there was a tutorial that better explained how to navigate the model for new users.

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Andy from International Architects Atelier

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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November 2018

AutoCAD review

Pros

Easy to use and accurate software that is the industry standard for CAD

Cons

Issues with saving files to older versions of the software

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Tyler from CAMS

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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November 2018

Comprehensive

Pros

Packed with a ton of tools this software is right for any job

Cons

There is definitely a learning curve involved

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Mohammed Aziz from Sonatrach

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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November 2018

review for architecture use

Pros

best application to do professional job, functional, intuitive

Cons

latest version need lot a machine with good configuration 8gb ram min

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Vaibhav from WSP

Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

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November 2018

Good drafting tool

Pros

Software has huge functional tools that can be used to create good drawing. Layered drawings, 3d drafting all in one can be completed with easy. Saving and printing of drafter products are easy too

Cons

Lots and lots of functions which are sometimes so confusing that you really hate the product. Perhaps a light product with half the commands would be much appreciated

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jesse from biosense webster, inc

Industry / Trade:  Engineer

Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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November 2018

Very cumbersome

Like it very little

Pros

allows to draw things but it does need a bit of my interaction to complete what I want to show on the drawing and then I need to erase to get it done right

Cons

GD&T is a problem and this is a very important item in today's world of manufacturing, without proper GD&T the manufacturer has to guess what I want

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Piyush from The University of Texas at Dallas

Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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November 2018

Great software

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It is so reliable, handy and full of features. It makes model designing very easy.

Cons

You need a tutorial to learn how to use this software.

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Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

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November 2018

Great Software for Profesional Use!

it has been great so far. I have been using it at work, and everybody uses it, so it is a highly recommended tool to obtain if you are on the engineering, construction or architecture professional fields.

Pros

It is user-friendly since it has a great graphic user interface, and it is a very broad program on which you can do almost anything you imagine.

Cons

It is not self-intuitive, you would probably need to take a class to learn how to use it and to learn all the keyboard commands to be able to use it in a faster pace.

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Rusty from Epson Philippines

Industry / Trade:  Engineer

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

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November 2018

Autocad Review

Pros

What i like the most in using Autocad is giving you detailed plan/template. This help me so much and draw a plan with no hassle.

Cons

For a beginners its a bit harder to use, you should watch tutorial or attend a class of autocad. Yet when you already know it you can use it nicely and easy.

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Syed Mustafa from Staples

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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November 2018

Couldn't ask for better.

Started using it like 3 months ago and it really helped me get through a bunch of my projects.

Pros

Given the recent updates in the last years it has been very user friendly.

Cons

Gets a bit slow on my computer while rendering. They need to make it work on smaller less powerful computers

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