About DataCAD

DataCAD is a computer-aided design and drafting tool that assists architects, engineers and construction professionals with Building Information Modeling. Its features are drafting, designing, 3D modeling and document preparation. Architects can use DataCAD for production drawing through photorealistic rendering and associative dimensioning. It helps contractors visualize door and window insertion on construction sites. The solution's three-dimensional models can be used to generate plans and modify elevations. Further, it assists with specialized building practices like log construction and pre-manufactured homes.

DataCAD integrates with the 3D modeling tool SketchUp for model development and production drawing. It collects and stores data from each design, ...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 10

4 Reviews of DataCAD

Overall rating

4.25 / 5 stars

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October 2018

Anonymous

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Company Size: 2-10 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2018

The best CAD software out there

Pros

I've been using DataCAD since version 8. It's the best, most intuitive program out there. Easy to learn and you can jump right in without needed pricey training classes. Customizable keyboard shortcuts are BOMB.

Cons

We still can't print multiple collated sets. It's not the worst thing in the world, but it's not great.

August 2018

Jason from Lambert Ezell Durham Architecture, LLC

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Architecture & Planning

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

2.0

August 2018

DataCAD lags behind the other boys in the industry, but could be a good option for a smaller firm.

Our office uses DataCAD for architecture construction documents and it does that task well, but clients are no longer just happy with "CAD" drawings and want more 3-d visualizations.

Pros

Easy to use. The simplicity of the software allows for someone to learn it fast.

Cons

The simplicity is what you get with this software. It doesn't have the features that other softwares such as BIM have that are becoming more mainstream in the architecture and engineering industries.

September 2014

Raymond from LoRae Design Group

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

3.0

September 2014

Horrible 3d

Best for 2d cad and very easy to learn. At one time a fast moving program but in the 3D world, last place.

November 2014

Brookes from Stepp Drafting & Design

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

4.0

November 2014

Great Alternative for AutoCAD

DataCAD is by far the fastest software for creating 2D construction documents which is most important to most of us. Yes their 3D portion is falling behind but I never use it since we have Sketchup for that.