AutoCAD software


763 reviews(4.5/5)
763 reviews(4.5/5)

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.

Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 10

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  • Luis from Dell

    Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees

    September 2018

    AutoCAD

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    The program on many occasions is not very efficient, the updates have made the program much heavier and it uses many requirements that can be indispensable, it can help a lot to try to make the program not use many resources so that it can be of better use.

    Pros

    It is a program that contains everything, everything that is needed in it, it can be used for a professional level of architecture or design of any kind, the new updates are very good. the 3D CAD program offers 3D modeling and visualization features and functionalities.

    Cons

    What I do not like is that the prices are outside a reasonable range. Also now with monthly or annual payments, are limiting the use of this application, which in many occasions are for university users who are starting their career and do not have the money to acquire this program.
    Yes, they have different license quotas for each type of person, but even the most basic one is an expensive thing to do annually

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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    September 2018

    Love AutoCAD!

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    Pros

    I love that it's so easy to use after a quick crash-course on the software. I used it in high school and actually got paid to design professional buildings and houses using the software. Loved it!

    Cons

    The only thing I don't like about it is if you are not a professional or tutored in its use, it's difficult to know what you're looking at (electrical, water, interior designs). But, I'm not sure who would be using it if they didn't know what they were doing, so not even sure this is relevant.

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  • Ryan from Cars And More

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    September 2018

    Extremely powerful

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    Pros

    You can basically create blueprints for anything, from a pencil to a jet plane

    Cons

    Both the software and the training for it are extremely expensive

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  • Jay from www.ipigeon.institute

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    September 2018

    AutoCAD is the drafting and prototyping engineer's most extended product line of CAD stuff.

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    I've assisted others in establishing a gig basis context, and perhaps an appreciable self-serving basis and context of establishing themselves in a profession of architecture and product design, for example, in which they've had some appreciable experience in, and willingness to devote time on their own, as it were, to establishing a professionalism occupation on the merits of their pre-established education that would suit them in acquiring AutoCAD professional user experience for their future jobs and creations in life.

    Pros

    AutoCAD has one of the most long standing reputations and extensive product line offerings, bearing out from the basic context of AutoCAD itself, into various takes on what merits a CAD professionalism in the context od many different specializations of CAD-related industries, from fashion, to prototyping, to architecture, to building facets of the construction, development, piping and wiring context of getting into the various takes on AutoCAD releases that feature specializations suited to assist the specialist drafting engineering architect in building development contexts outside of a notably commonplace notion of CAD for architecture, [as I'd come to expect, from experience], whereas the standard AutoCAD is feature-worthy and extensible enough to merit its use in any sort of professional details-and-measurements-driven usage of a need to have access to all steps created during the drafting process, in exacting measurement contexts of producing goods for manufacture, for example.

    Cons

    As an ambitious digital muti-media artist snd various cottage industries aspirant, of several various pursuits in life, CAD has proven to be somewhat high on the prior-education and prerequisites of knowledge spectrum, as far as a considerably ad hoc entrepreneurial common fare other digital multimedia areas of specialization would not particularly merit a sit down and first off considerable user basis of know how and mastery within a CAD software context. It's obviously good software, but the learning context of being able to appreciably produce a professional product for actual manufacturing specifications would take more learning experience than I've devoted to CAD.

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  • Verified Reviewer

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

    September 2018

    AutoCad

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    Pros

    Best CADing software in the industry. Great for beginners and experts.

    Cons

    Once, you get into more advanced drawing, the features are limited, but phenomenal for most applications.

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  • Mboswobeni from Tornilans Atlas

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    September 2018

    Drawing Tool and Editing PDF and Designing Tool

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    Try it you will see the experience I am talking about

    Pros

    Mostly Architect use this app to draw a plan that we use to build houses. It help in with time other than using pencil and drawing board which takes time. If you want to edit also PDF and designed images I recommend you to use this app as it has a lot in your needs

    Cons

    I found useful to various industry in business. In construction which I am in is good for drawing plans and photographing companies is good for designing

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  • John from Architecture & Planning

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    September 2018

    AutoCAD in Design

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    Started my career in AutoCAD, would struggle to go back after utilizing BIM 3D models since

    Pros

    Basis of design for many companies, a competent program for 2D drawings

    Cons

    Quickly being replaced by other Autodesk products that simply building systems and BIM.

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  • Verified Reviewer

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

    September 2018

    AutoCAD is every Design Engineer's must have

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    As a water engineer, Autocad has functioned greatly in helping plan out important engineering projects in my field.It has amazing functionality and it is capable of handling extremely complex and detailed pipe layout designs.

    Pros

    Autocad is every engineers must have . It has been a very instrumental software for me in that its capacity to handle from the simplest engineering design sketches to the very complex and detailed drawings is unparalleled. It has well thought about built-in tools and features that guarantee that they do not leave the designer frustrated as all his/ her needs are well addressed and exceeded and his/ her vision is brought to life.

    Cons

    The functioning of the tools on AutoCAD can prove problematic when using add-ons or when integrating AutoCAD with other software like ArcGIS .For instance when transfering plans from ArcGIS to AutoCAD. The functionality can prove a bit of a challenge to many and may not be a seamless as expected.

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  • Joseph from Rudys

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    September 2018

    Architectural wonder

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    Pros

    Various tools and techniques make communicating, creating and editing of design very easy. It gives the extra edge of being the technical master /template for everything. It does take time to get a hang of it but you never over with exploration

    Cons

    It’s price parameter needs to be bit economical for smaller organisations

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  • Jill from Glow Realty

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    September 2018

    Expensive but the best

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    Used for various drawings, everything worked 100% of the time with zero errors. Many tools to help improve your experience and project.

    Pros

    Everything works as intended, no glitching, fast loading and really easy to use or learn.

    Cons

    It is the most expensive software ive seen.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Blake from Symmetric Oval

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    September 2018

    Nothing comes close

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    Pros

    You can literally do anything in Auto CAD

    Cons

    The certification is extremely expensive

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  • Dana from Dana C. Hogstedt, Architect

    Specialty: Architect

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    September 2018

    Easy to draw, time consuming to revise

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    I think most A/E firms will need to use AutoCAD even if they invest in and use another program for the bulk of their work. Improving the intuitive use would go a long way to keeping it around and attracting new users.

    Pros

    I like that it is so widely used. I've worked in different regions which rely on various software, but everywhere and almost everyone knows how to minimally navigate AutoCAD. I do wish that most A/E firms would move to a product like Revit, but until that happens it is nice that there is a common platform available to all at a reasonable price.

    Cons

    There is still a lot of technical and finicky controls that are not easily navigable to the average consumer. AutoCAD is potentially powerful, but many of those capabilities are "hidden" from the typical user. Revit may be expensive, but the added investment is worth it as you can put so much information into your model. In Revit, once the 3D model is built, it offers so much more in terms of information and interactivity and I believe it is far superior in putting together a coordinated drawing package quickly and easily.

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  • Samantha from Eco Interiors Ltd.

    Specialty: Residential remodeling

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    September 2018

    Does everything I need for a drafting program

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    Pros

    - Has all of the features that designers need from a 2D drafting program
    - Can add in third part external apps for added features/functionality
    - Ability to add externally referenced files/drawings

    Cons

    - Hardware accelerator crashes/stops working randomly
    - Application crashes periodically, requiring a repair of files to fix bugs.

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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    September 2018

    Amazing Program

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    Pros

    The perfect program for anyone thinking of making 2D or 3D drawings. Easy to use with tons of options.

    Cons

    Takes up a lot of memory on the computer which can slow things down.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Oladayo from The Nigerian Baptist Convention

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    September 2018

    AutoCAD

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    I love AutoCAD application for my engineering career.

    Pros

    This is a professional software. It is useful for people in engineering, structural and architectural design as well as electrical works.

    Cons

    The use of command prompts may be challenging to beginners

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Mark from Luxury Home Group Ltd

    Specialty: Construction manager

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    September 2018

    For engineering work one of the best tools for designing and make a complete documentation of the project.

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    Pros

    Once you learn the codes and the use of the software very easy and can make fast accurate drawings. Multilanguage and good support.

    Cons

    New version need much resource but this is just matter of the computer which you run it. Need time for learn the software.

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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    September 2018

    Autocad

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    Pros

    Easy to make drawings and change dimensions

    Cons

    Very hard to use if you uave used nowadays cad software

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  • Mardy from NCDC

    Specialty: Engineer

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    September 2018

    Simple Design Autocad

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    Pros

    I am grateful to this software because it helps me a lot in my project. I can easily design and layout my projects. The features and function are so great.

    Cons

    I took a lot of time to study this software but it is very effective and efficient to my organization.

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  • Brittany from TEAM Industries, Inc.

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    September 2018

    Must Have

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    Value for Money
    Pros

    You can do nearly anything you could dream of

    Cons

    Definitely has a bit of a learning curve. With good training, anything is possible

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    September 2018

    Autocad is the CAD industry standard

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    Our overall experience with Autocad is very positive. Our drawings can be accessed by nearly any one, which is wonderful when collaborating with different companies because it’s an industry standard.

    Pros

    One of the things that we like most about this Autodesk and AutoCAD is fact that once you learn it, that skill can be used nearly anywhere drafting is done and across many different disciples. Autocad truly is the industry standard when it comes to drafting and is used so universally.

    Cons

    We have been disappointed in the licensing structure, having moved from a one time fee to a subscription model in recent years. However, since it’s such a central aspect of performing any drafting it is certainly a justifiable business expense.

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    Review Source: Capterra
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