AutoCAD

RATING:

4.7

(3027)

About AutoCAD

AutoCAD is a 2D and 3D design and drafting platform for architects, engineers, construction professionals, field technicians and contractors, which supports 2D drafting, drawing and annotation tools, alongside 3D modeling and visualization technology. With native iOS and Android mobile apps, AutoCAD also gives users the flexibility to view, create, edit and share drawings on the go, via any smartphone or tablet. What is AutoCAD? AutoCAD is a computer aided design application that allows users to create 2D and 3D drawings. How do I use AutoCAD? Users can utilize toolsets to create models, drawings, schedules, and more. Users are able to create models of solids, mesh objects, and surfaces. Who uses AutoCAD? Architects, engineers, and construction professionals ...

AutoCAD Pricing

Purchase options include flexible subscription terms to fit the user's needs. Contact Autodesk directly for detailed pricing information.

Starting price: 

$235.00 per month

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

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AutoCAD Reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4

Customer Support

4

Value for money

4

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for AutoCAD

1 - 5 of 3,018 Reviews

Ganapathy

51 - 200 employees

Used more than 2 years

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

OVERALL RATING:

5

Reviewed May 2021

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Mohammad

Verified reviewer

Civil Engineering, 51-200 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed January 2023

AutoCAD remains the uncontested drafting software for my daily civil & architectural demands.

For a while now, AutoCAD has been my go-to CAD utility thanks to its rich features & undisputed performance. The software has a neat interface for easily navigating through the variety of plotting tools & organized tabs for all drafting purposes. it's hard not to recommend this software to anyone who's looking for a flawless CAD experience.

PROS

Since college, I've been regularly using AutoCAD to design 2D schematics in various course projects & till this day, the software has never failed me in fulfilling my work. The user interface is sleek & the plethora of features & compatibility to complement the fantastic user experience. More specifically, whenever I'm working a schematic that contains multiple layers (civil, electrical, HVAC, etc.), I'm easily able to lock or freeze other layers while working on a specific layer. This has countlessly averted me unintentional alterations of layers that I weren't supposed to modify.

CONS

Since updating to version 2023.1, I've noticed an increase in CPU usage on my Athlon 200GE desktop which occasionally led to audible inconvenience from the desktop fans revving at full speed. I hope a future update could resolve this minor annoyance. A great piece of software nonetheless.

Reason for choosing AutoCAD

While FreeCAD is admirably free & open source with a modest amount of features, I wasn't quite satisfied with the seemingly messy, convoluted user interface which made resort to AutoCAD.

Reasons for switching to AutoCAD

AutoCAD offers an easier UI without compromising on features or performance. Besides, the frequent, large-sized software updates meant that CPU usage was bogged down when drafting & storage was quickly filling on my C drive. This ultimately dissuaded me to continue on using the software altogether & make the switch to AutoCAD.

Mehmet

Civil Engineering, 51-200 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

2

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed March 2024

Autocad for Everyting

Although we are generally satisfied, the reasons I mentioned prevent us from using it with pleasure.

PROS

We have been using it for years. Since it is a well-established program, you can easily find what you are looking for. A wide variety of libraries have been derived. Indispensable for technical draftsmen.

CONS

The fact that it still uses a single core prevents us from getting full efficiency from the program. it should be rebuilt.

Nick

Architecture & Planning, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

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

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

3

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed September 2018

A critical program that often doesn't live up to its potential.

This program is on the out in terms of office use, but it has proven pretty reliable. The drafting tools are adequate and fulfill most of the challenges when assembling a drawing. There are some major gaps and omissions with the tools when compared to other programs like Rhino. Performance issues are the biggest road block that Autodesk hasn't seemed to iron out over the lifetime of the product. It still chugs and freezes at inopportune times, particularly between model and paper space. Revit is this future, but this will get you by.

PROS

Robust linking and organization tools. File formats that are easily transferred to other programs. Relatively simple UI.

CONS

Performance issues abound. This program uses more RAM and CPU power than it has the right to. A lot of freezing and hang-ups even on beefy machines. Some very frustrating UI decisions and limitations with commands.

Priyanka

Civil Engineering, 1 employee

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed March 2024

The very easy going software to new users

PROS

I like the most about Autocad is it's easy going tools and techniques to complete our work. It provides number of commands which are greatly easier to work upon with. New user can also knows the basic commands within hardly 1 hours of time.

CONS

Actually there's nothing to understand easily in AutoCad. I would say a normal person can also learn wholly within 15 to 20 days.