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.



1,132 Reviews of AutoCAD

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4.61 / 5 stars

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January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

Bring drawings to life with AutoCAD

Pros

AutoCAD truly allows you to bring any structures to life using 3D modeling technology.

Cons

The subscription fee is a bit pricy and the shelf-life of your skillset may out date quickly with the nature of the tools.

January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

AutoCAD

I use AutoCAD to produce shop drawings .

Pros

Its ease of accessibility. All of the mostly used commands have short keys associated with them which makes it easier to use.

Cons

Having to move UCS is a long task. Setting and modifying dimension types.

January 2019

Muhammad from Rotaract Club Karachi East

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

Electronics drawings on AutoCad

I have made many models circuits of my Electronics course.

Pros

Good for 3d modeling of Electronics circuits designing.

Cons

Not more.
All are good but sometimes you have to go view options again and again for changes.

January 2019

Aman from agriculture department punjab

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

Used for making technical drawing

Best

Pros

The most liking thing about this software is that it is used for making technical drawing of the components.Also we can check dimensions, speed etc things of the part of which technical drawing is made.This is the most important tool used in automobile companies.

Cons

The least liking about this is that it requires too much space in the system.

January 2019

Anna from Taxback.com

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

Best software!

Pros

AutoCAD is the best software for creating drawings, sketches, models, floor plans and everything in between.
It's solid, has tons of options and the results are always on point. Compared to other similar tools AutoCAD is the best.

Cons

It can be quite scary at first, however it takes a bit of time and effort for great results

January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

You need to do something with diagrams? Autocad is the answer

Pros

It's very easy to start using and create differents sorts of diagrams: P&ID, planes and figures.

Cons

The 3-D drawing es more difficult in comparison with other CAD software.

January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

Most useful sofware in architecturing

Pros

Shortcuts are very attractive and easy to remember

Cons

Sometimes getting printout is not a easy think and have to adjust sizes again

January 2019

Danielle from Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

Make Plans using this software

Pros

Planning and all the specific details are very important in making plans , like building a dream house , buildings and whatever you want .Autocad will help you build it , specially making sure in every details that need to be discuss.

Cons

This platform is commonly used by the engineers or architect if other ordinary people will try to use it will be a little difficult as the features may not be familiar.

January 2019

Wesley from The Mars Agency

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

Hard to use at first, but great software.

Pros

Good if your in the first stage of design, still figuring out ideas. A lot of tools to use- more 3D use than something like Adobe Illustrator. Great shortcut commands like in Adobe suite.

Cons

As I am still a beginner at this product, it still is very confusing. You will most likely have to watch many tutorials as the interface is not the easiest to understand. Although once you get the hang of it, you can move pretty quickly.

January 2019

James from Pan Pacific Interiors Corp.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

AutoCAD software

Overall I enjoy using this software

Pros

Easy to use, quick and accurate. Works much like the old days of a drafting board, just much quicker and way less erasing.

Cons

Not quick to do 3D drawings. Expensive software to get started. Difficult to work with their payment plan when you are out of the country.

January 2019

Michel from TEHLG CO.

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

Amazing

n/a

Pros

high potential for designing and more, capability of creating something out of nothing is amazing. thank you Autodesk

Cons

need classes, very expensive and requires high performance desktops and laptops to run but what do we expect from such an amazing software to require.

January 2019

Petar from taxback.com

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

Industry leader for a reason .

Pros

What you can do with it is only limited to your imagination ( and skill ) . The feature of being able to see 3d versions of your designs is priceless .

Cons

It costs a lot at the beginning ,but there is a free trial that helps you figure out whether it is worth if for you or not .

January 2019

Nick from General Contractor

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

AutoDesck is my Best Friend

Pros

I use many of the umbrella programs that Autodesk has and all of them work seamlessly for all type of files and projects.

Cons

The only con I can think of is when I open a file to large, sometimes the program freezes but I have found that it's my work computer that needs a faster processor. Until then, I love this program.

January 2019

Alexandra Joyce from DHL Supply Chain

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

Great for Everything

Pros

This drawing tool has a great features and functions. The output is very accurate and very amazing. I used this tool to design and layout the items with perfect dimensions.

Cons

Need more time to learn for the first time user. High grade of computer is also needed. Very helpful to the company.

January 2019

Sharon from Traditional Edge Designs

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

The Industry standard AutoCad...from beginners to advance

I started using this program in 2005 when you had to type every live curve, duplicate to draw. Like line, 6’5 feet. I mean the whole thing. Now you hit the icon put in 6’5 it draws it. You can set the scale for each drawing whether its commercial 1/8 or residential 1/4 and remains that way. Layers are a breeze. Setting up your pages with borders and logo is easier. You can create your own furniture and save it, but you have to make its in the right scale. No designer or architect should be without this program. Love the integration that pairs nicely with revit and even sketch up. Learn it.

Pros

The new interface is much easier to use. I love the tutorials and you can bounce back from 2D and 3D now. The auto save feature is awesome so you son’t Have to remember to back up. I love how you can interact and create the sheets. You never have to leave the drawing if you are creating different layers. The integration with sketchup and even revit is much easier. Every thing is so much easier. Its on every platform and even on tablets and you now can use the Apple Pencil with the program.

Cons

You have to be careful in creating and saving your sheets and not losing them. I would copy another drawing and and save it in case a client needed changes. Despite the upgrades and changes, each version takes a while to learn. Make sure you have the latest adobe and sketch up. Back up everything.

January 2019

Anny from PDVSA Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

Excellent Tool for Designs

Normally I use it for the realization of plans of electrical substations, specifically those of control, communication and protections. I have also used it to make plans of the electrical distribution of buildings

Pros

It is quite complete, therefore, it can be displayed in several different programs, as well as it is compatible with several programs.
You can easily set up printing on any size paper, that is, from large sheets to letter-size sheets or smaller ones.
It is an excellent tool for scaling drawings.
For all the versions the command line has been maintained, so that functions can be executed in such a way that it has been established since its first versions, and it has also been innovated in terms of the way in which the elements appear use.
The use of layers is an excellent option that allows users to customize the drawing in various ways.

Cons

It is a fairly complete tool, but somewhat complex. The interface gets quite slow when it comes to large drawings.

January 2019

Zoe from Global Cabling

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

Not for the layman

Need it but could be better

Pros

Good to use when you get the hang of all the tips and tricks.

Cons

Not very functional for beginner users, more guides would be handy.

January 2019

Jordan from Keystone Engineering and Land Surveying

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

AutoCAD

Pros

AutoCAD has a smaller learning curve that MicroStation and is easier to use because of the ability to type commands rather than having to search for a particular function. Functionality-wise there are particular differences between AutoCAD and MicroStation and each have some functions that the other does not.

Cons

While not quite as complicated as MicroStation, AutoCAD still has a large learning curve.

January 2019

Jennefer from Penfor Construction

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

AutoCAD for skilled users only.

AutoCAD is a great tool for the experienced user, a person who is a professional or working for a professional. You can produce very detailed documentation, notes and 3D drawings. You can then lay them out in a drawing set, and even batch print them to PDF. You are not restricted by page size, so if you need to create D size drawings this is not a problem. Multiple page sizes can be created per file. Line weights and print styles are easy to customize as well. AutoCAD is full of features, it takes a long time to learn them all but once you do, the drawing sets you create are limitless.

Pros

Lots of functions
Few restrictions on what you can draw and design
Layout pages for detail documents

Cons

Can be cumbersome on smaller systems
hard on the graphic card
training required to use many features

January 2019

Ryan from GM Equipment

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

GM

We love AutoCad for its functionality and reliability.

Pros

The compatibility that it has with other software.

Cons

It does become difficult to preform functions without proper training.