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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Jay Carlo from Engineering
Specialty: Engineer
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Good and easy to use

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Try to explore autocad. There are so many hidden commands and functions that will make your work more easy to do.

Pros

It is very useful especially when you are in field of engineering, constuction, architecural. Very helpful to design and make drawings easily to understand.

Cons

Sometimes there are some commands which is really hard to understand and how to execute it well. And also when you over use it, drawing crushes. Better to save always everytime you do designing.

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Jordan from Associated Mechanical & Electrical
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Good product

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This really helps us when it comes to our drawings along with estimating new projects as well!!!!!!!!!!!

Cons

The books could be a tad cheaper. Your already paying so much for the program then bam this much for the book.

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Kevin christopher from Globe Telecom
Specialty: Engineer
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Excellent for engineers and architects.

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This software has been very helpful since my college days.

Pros

User friendly interface. Shortcut keys are easy to remember. Recommended for architecs and engineers.

Cons

You need to familiarize the keys so that you can maximize the software use. Hard at start, but easy to learn all the keys.

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Daniel from Calculated Fire Protection Co., Inc.
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Auto CAD As Usual

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I would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

AutoCAD never ceases to come out with a good product. As usual they deliver with great features and a wonderful interface.

Cons

There isn't anything to dislike from an AutoCAD product other than the difficulty of its learning curve.

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Carl from Day & Zimmermann
Specialty: Utility contractor
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

November 2018

November 2018

AutoCAD - Powerful and Complex

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AutoCAD is simply a beast of a program. When it comes to design and drawing packages, it is hands down worth every penny. It is very complex and adaptable to many businesses. There is very little it cannot do.

Cons

The only negative comment I could say about AutoCAD is the learning curve is very steep. You need to really commit to learning this software. Once you have learned it, there is no competition.

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Jason from Johnson's Construction Ltd.
Specialty: Heavy/highway contractor
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Great software but almost too much versatility and too many features.

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Pros

Great software for meeting all of our engineering needs. The ability to process both 2D and 3D drawings on lower end systems seems to still work well for such a complex system. Very versatile and has almost every feature possible that relates to almost any industry with many add-on software packages available.

Cons

Very expensive especially since changing to a subscription based service and almost too many features packed into one package. I think sometimes simplicity and software which focuses in special areas work best. Customer support is hit or miss and we had a lot of issues with the network license feature when outside the local network. However we did get it working after connecting with the support team.

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Steve from Carpentry, Interior Design
Specialty: Finishing contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Essential to our Manufacturing Environment for Product Development and Operations

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Excellent for design of our new products
Integrates with our manufacturing software
Drives the configurator in our order entry and Bill of Material generator
Amazing rendering capabilities
Absolutely essential to our operations

Cons

You have to go to school to learn to use this software
I don't like that you have to subscribe to this software
Requires quite a few resources to run, but I guess that's expected when you see what it does

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Leticia from Education
Specialty: Finishing contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Great software for engineering products

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Great if you need to build plans.

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I like this product because I am able to build products for our company through CAD for submitting and production drawings.

Cons

It can be a little confusing unless you have experience with CAD. I learned in college and have continued learning since..

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Sherwin from DMCI Homes
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Autocad is one of the best software that we have !

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I got this up since last year and this served my team very well. A lot of our project have a good result because of the accurate result. Thumbs up for the maker!

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So far I don't have dislike with this product! Great offer and deals are great. It's help my work everyday! Best online tools.

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Ave from DMCI Homes
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Use this AutoCAD best on the market!

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Best recommend to my friends with different company.

Pros

My Job turn's to be one of the best project because of this. Edit and manage my project are great because of the accurate line and I can easily view it on my phone so what ever issue I can easily edit.

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Just to share I don't have any complains with this software. It's one of the very popular software that we are using on our project. Thanks for the developer! this is great!

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Cloefel from Richmonde Hotel Ortigas
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2018

November 2018

“Best way to make plans”

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Pros

Making plans and Guidelines will be better when you have a good partner that will help things out to be a plans into reality.

Cons

Not everyone can use well this platform as you need to study and be more attentive in every details it will take.

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jesse from biosense webster, inc
Specialty: Engineer
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Very cumbersome

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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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Josephine from DMCI project developers Inc
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

November 2018

November 2018

AutoCAD. Best Drawing and Drafting Tool.

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Pros

Offers excellent features including creating new drawings on the go, measure extremely accurately on the job. Move, rotate and scale objects easily. Work offline and sync any changes once back on line. Highly effective and actuate measuring tool.

Cons

Great operating tool for our business needs with no associated problems or issues. Includes priority email support.

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Grace from DMCI Homes
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

November 2018

November 2018

AutoCAD accurate app!

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Pros

This app are provide to our company with flexibility and mobility.It's help my team when It comes to mechanical design and electrical design. Big help for us.

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No issue. Everything are good and easy to manage on our end. This is very big help for the team, specially for design are accurate.

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Rusty from Epson Philippines
Specialty: Engineer
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Autocad Review

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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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Ramon from Radisson Blu Cebu
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

November 2018

November 2018

For Future Architect and Engineer

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Before using this software you should learn first the fundamentals of designing.

Pros

I like this product because of being a better way to make a floor plan layout and design for our restaurant.

Cons

Even it's easy to use, if you are not familiar and knowledgeable to Autocad tools it will be really a hard time for you.

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Marvin Bryan from JG Summit
Specialty: Engineer
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Great designing tool

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I am still using this app ever since it was introduced to me during my college days. What I really like about this application is the features that it offers that is good for floor planning and I was using it in lay-out projects.

Cons

All my concerns about this product are being addressed immediately in the upgraded versions and great job about that.

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Bernard from DMCI Homes
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

November 2018

November 2018

AutoCAD. Best Drawing and Drafting Tool

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Pros

This tool is a great asset to our business requirements involving easy to use drawing and drafting tools, being able to create and share from anywhere. Great ability to accurately measure on site is excellent. Highly recommended.

Cons

No problems associated with app. Allows our engineers to view and measure any dimensions with ease and with total accuracy.

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Robin Angelo from DMCI Homes
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

November 2018

November 2018

AutoCAD very accurate drawing!

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Pros

My smart-pen is very good to my android with this tools. It is very important program with my work. No need to bring my laptop with me.

Cons

The firs time I download this tools I encounter some issue with log in.But easy to fixed on my end. still love this app!

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Marlowe from DMCI Homes
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

November 2018

November 2018

I have premium one Autocad are amazing!

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Pros

I use the premium one and very useful for having a best accurate measurement. very recommend to my co worker/friends.

Cons

The time I use this app, I didn't pay for my premium one. Since, I try to upgrade and its actually good to my budget. Now I recommend this to my friends and my co manager.

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Mohazam Ali from Comsats University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus , Pakistan
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Autocad Review

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It is a very useful tool for engineers

Pros

Functions
Design patterns
Commands
Layouts

Cons

Limited access control
Complex interface
Programming

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

best 3d modelling & engineering drawing software

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everyday i use autocad in site .. i design & draw 2d plan for 2 storey buildings recently..

Pros

easy to draw the construction drawings , view as 3d modell is very usefull,
work easy in site more than manual drwaings.

Cons

very loading sofware..
need some basic requirements for pc..
want to improve the app for phone users..

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jeff from Eurokera
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Oldschool CAD program for old guys like me

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Super easy to use and learn. Been around forever.

Cons

I don't like all the new changes they put in that wipes out the old way of doing stuff.

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Ken from AB
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Gets the Job Done

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Overall, for work in financial services there are limited uses for 3D architecture, however, when one is used in a presentation or if testing with its motion features where you can animate your

Pros

This was a great tool to build the basic to the advanced. I learned it in highschool and have since been able to create amazing shapes that tools.

Cons

There is a steep learning curve, but thats to be expected with a program with this much functionality.

Review Source: Capterra
 

David from McIntosh Perry Consulting Eng
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

December 2018

December 2018

A Love, Hate Program

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This software will produce high quality vector based drawings.

Cons

This software is not intuitive for new users and has a modest learning curve.

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

AutoCAD

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The interface is similar to other software, i.e. REVIT It has improved since years past. Still a work in progress but much better.

Cons

Coordinate system to coordinate with Revit is very cumbersome and not fluid.

Review Source: Capterra
 

John from Siemasko + Verbridge
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Base for all drafting!

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For vector drafting it doesn't get any better than good ol' CAD.

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If using out of the box CAD with no customization, it can be unintelligent.

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

Best for engineers

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The ease of use and how many tutorials are out there especially on Youtube

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The product is a bit costly but is worth every penny

Review Source: Capterra
 

Vigneswaran from Prysmian Group
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

December 2018

December 2018

Autocad 2018

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I used it extensively in engineering school and in my first job back. Tried out alot of CAD but autocad has stuck with me because of its precision. Think fractional dimensions.

One of the best feature is the revision and modification history. Very useful in tracking changes and updating old designs.



Cons

Steep learning curve. Took me sometime to get used to its layout and plethora of features.

I think the price is too steep. Limiting acess to alot of enthusiastic designers.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Nathaniel from Zignego Company
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Best Modeling Software on the Market

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Best modeling software I have ever used. Easily accessible and intuitive.

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Until you learn the ins and outs and shortcuts it is a tedious program to use. Taking a short seminar to learn is a good step to take.

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

Great educational and professional tool

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AutoCAD is easy to use once you get the hang of it, and it can be used to create professional looking drawings efficiently. I used the program in two college courses, and AutoCAD was a great educational tool for learning how to create professional drawings.

Cons

AutoCAD has a steep learning curve, and I would have struggled to learn how to use it properly without training.

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

AutoCAD

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The experience with CAD has been amazing for me in my job in architecture and civil work. It allows me to produce quality work with a lot of information for the end user. It is the base for everything I do.

Pros

This product has the capabilities to do so many things while it also a programmable product. We have written many things to help us in the specific ways we need CAD to work for us. It can be used for the littlest things to master planning of a city.

Cons

It is a very complex product. Learning the product is difficult but worthwhile when you do learn it. It seems that even after I have used the product for years and years it still has a lot for me to learn.

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

benefactor of this product

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My team was able to produce quality work in a relatively short amount of time.

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it is pricey but worth it if you have the work load to support it. the learning curve is a bit rough.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Alice from TXU Energy
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

December 2018

December 2018

A software par excellence for Engineers

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Spectacular is the definition of my experience with this software, I recommend it to all those engineers who do the work or the layout at hand, the truth is that this will greatly simplify the work and the accuracy that this software offers is impressive.

Pros

It is a software that I love and I have used it for many years, I love that it is much more precise than working by hand, in addition to simplifying the work, it allows you to transfer information and therefore makes it much more efficient. Many other platform which allows you to work with resources that are in other files, the truth is that it has so many things that I like, other features that I love is that the files created are so accurate when printed, plus you can work in both 2D and 3D, and finally that can be used in almost all branches of engineering, is not specified or is dedicated to only one of them.

Cons

Its disadvantages in my opinion are few, it is a costly program but for the benefits it gives it is very well understood, it is also a program for which you need very good knowledge to get the best out of it, and finally you need a good computer to that the processing of the data is fast.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Lee from IBI Group
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

December 2018

December 2018

An excellent assistant for professional and accurate 2D digital drawing

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All the tasks related to the 2D digital drawing go through AutoCAD, I think its performance and ability to draw effectively and accurately, since its measurement tools within the workspace are optimal and easy to handle on scales.

Pros

The capabilities of the workspace are very well achieved, it is a very powerful drawing software with commands and drawing tools with a lot of ideal capacity for the most complex and difficult projects, its possibilities of export and import of files is very good and also You can export your plans to PDF format directly, just as printing files in custom formats is possible without much effort.

Cons

Your 3d modeling option left me disappointed because it has very complex tools to perform tasks that can be very easy to execute and perform complex shapes will be a task practically impossible if you do not master all commands and 3d drawing options and it is something that is not nothing attractive to use it in 3d design.

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

Autocad review

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Great Product!

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- This is a great product. I use it at least once per week for my work and I am a physicist.

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It was a little bit tricky to get used of the structure but once I was familiar with it, everything was straightforward.

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

Autocad pros and cons.... initially best for drafting purpose

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As I'm a civil engineering student it is more reliable software for drafting purpose...
1) It is more user friendly
2) accurate measurements
3) Easy commands
4) Fast work
5) less time consuming
6) recent updates has more features...
in short it is best in class...

Cons

There are fewer cons of autocad like..
1) It takes more time for loading big cad drawings.
2) lags sometimes on low ram PC's..

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

Unbelievable what it can do

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There is so much this software can do is amazing.

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There ins't much to not like about this software just takes a lot to learn.

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

An essential program to have in the engineering consulting industry!!!

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As an engineer, I work with and create many engineering drawings/figures for client construction and remedial projects and AutoCAD is the most universally used program. It is very simple to use from creating complex multi-layered drawings to simple figures with the ability to drop in pictures (jpegs, gif, etc.) to enhance the project deliverables. I also like the ability to print to a pdf file, which makes it convenient to email deliverables without having to attach all of the different referenced files.

Cons

It is a large program that can potentially take up a large amount of space and memory when operating. If you do not need the 3D functionality, I would recommend using the AutoCAD LT version as it can be smoother/quicker to operate.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ryan from La Porte County Sheriff's Office
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Autodesk Autocad is the standard

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Overall, I like the software. It has become a little too complicated for me. I highly recommend DraftSight, which is free (2D only) and is very simple and streamlined.

Pros

I learned on Autodesk AutoCAD. It is pretty much the industry standard. If you can think of something as far as drafting goes......you can design it in this software with 2D and 3D applications. There are so many technical tools that the software has been highly customized. It is very extensive in features/options now.

Cons

It can be a little overwhelming with all of the options to actually draft something with the current software. Simple drafting task have become daunting.

Review Source: Capterra