74Mph Solutions

Hurricane for AutoCAD


4.5 / 5
13 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Hurricane for AutoCAD is suitable for the single user looking to improve productivity, all the way to the large-corporations and government that want to deploy it site wide (site-licensing available)


Average Ratings

13 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $99.95/one-time/user
  • Pricing Details
    Bulk Discounts are listed on Order page. Enterprise Licensing available.
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • 74Mph Solutions
  • www.74mph.com/
  • Founded 1996
  • Canada

About Hurricane for AutoCAD

An AutoCAD add-on productivity tool designed to save you time by batch-editing AutoCAD drawings, and a whole lot of other things. Written by an AutoCAD user, for other AutoCAD users! Need to track down OLD DWG files, created by older versions of AutoCAD? Hurricane can do this. Update 1000+ title-blocks with new information? No problem. Rename 1000+ DWG files scattered across multiple drives? Easy. Automate just about any task in AutoCAD? Hurricane can do it.


Hurricane for AutoCAD Features

  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Modeling
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Collaboration
  • Design Analysis
  • Design Export
  • Document Management
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Presentation Tools
  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Modeling
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Automatic Formatting
  • BIM Modeling
  • Comparison View
  • Design Templates
  • Drafting

Hurricane for AutoCAD Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Since discovering the software it has been a godsend when dealing with large numbers of files.

Sep 06, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very powerful if used correctly. Started off using it just to print large quantities of files, now it gets used for almost all repetitive tasks and saves me at least an hour each day on average.

Cons: The licensing would be the least likable option. If you license to a user then if that person leaves the company the license is lost. If you license it to a computer when the computer is replaced after say 5 years, the license is lost. If you license to a USB stick, if the USB stick is damaged, license lost (don't use cheap USB sticks).

Overall: Time saving would be the highest benefit.

Great program, great customer support

Oct 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ability to change many things in an AutoCAD drawing in a short amount of time, the ease to set up and use, the customer support, ability to run a test run on drawings and it won't save the outcome so that you can see if it is doing what you want it to do, ability to save your scripts for use with other projects, the titleblock update wizard

Cons: The only things I really don't like is that you have to work it from a mapped network drive. I would like to have the ability to type in a path \\servername\foldername. And the UI could use a freshening up, looks like Windows 98/XP type, need ribbons and so on.

Overall: Being able to change many aspects of many drawings quickly, title block changes and so forth that users would have to do one at a time, I can do all in a short amount of time

Extremely useful but needs a facelift

Feb 01, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Hurricane will allow you to easily a script or lisp routine on hundreds of drawings by dragging and dropping them into the program. You can technically do this already in AutoCAD but using Hurricane is much faster. Customer support is top notch

Cons: The user interface is confusing and outdated.

Overall: As the sole drafter /designer in my company, it allows me to automate repetive tasks like having to put an IFC stamp on 100 drawings or pasting in a new titleblock

Hurricane has saved us so much time.

Sep 01, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love how you can do so many different things. I like you I can go in and make changes on our title blocks and the print them at the same time.

Cons: At first its kind of hard to learn but once you do a couple its not bad.

its takes awhile to run the programs

No videos to walk you thru everything

Overall: This software save us so much time when it comes to making changes to our title blocks and also when we have to print our PDF's

Vendor Response

by 74Mph Solutions on September 07, 2017

Thank you Adam! PS - Hurricane does have a YouTube channel with videos explaining a few of the major features. If you need help with anything else feel free to contact us anytime! Also an FAQ and user Forum. Thanks again.

Great AutoCAD automation software. With a few clicks you can update all of your drawings!

Sep 07, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease of use. It doesn't take long to do what you need it to run. I've done over 40000's drawings now and it saved me countless hours giving me more profit.

Cons: Installation can be tricky/confusing. A bit pricey for small businesses to purchase. Error handling could be better, some way to catch an error and report back where it stop and for what reason.

Overall: Time saver. Saved me many hours and all of my projects.

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Extraordinarily useful in the processing of several drawings of batch, easy to use and saves time.

Jun 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: What I like most is that it is a reliable software that allows users to save time by automating virtually any task in AutoCAD either in mechanical electricity, architecture or other matter by means of a sequence of commands easily and simply, allowing it to process and customize them in batches, it is easy to install and manage. Another important point of this software is that all the data files are saved in ASCII plain text format and can be edited using any software.

Cons: The least I like about this software is the cost in acquiring the license, they present few plans for the user and only favor large and small companies and medium-sized businesses that work with the tool. We can also say that it is designed primarily for an AutoCAD specialist, for a beginner it will be a little complicated to start this tool.

Capterra loader

Have been using this useful product monthly for years

Jan 30, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I appreciate most the ability to run an AutoCAD lisp routine on literally hundreds of AutoCAD files.

Cons: Can't think of anything about it, but think that AutoCAD should have this feature already built in.

Overall: I use it here to maintain PDF files of 500 shopping center site plans for our legal department. I refresh the PDFs monthly for legal from our master site plans, which we maintain on a daily basis.

Speedy, that's me!!!

Jan 09, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's easy to use, and it makes repetitive tasks quick and easy to do. No more mindless clicking to get the job done.

Cons: Installation is a bit difficult at first, and the licensing is a little pricey for smaller businesses and non-profits.

Time Saver

Feb 05, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The time it saves when working on multiple drawings.

Cons: Nothing to dislike about this software. Easy to use and fantastic support.

Overall: Been around for a while but a go to program for repetitive work.

Good - Helps with productivity but not very user friendly

Feb 02, 2019
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: PDFs saved directly to the same directory

Relatively fast

Keeps the title the same as AutoCAD drawing

Cons: Hard to get started

Crashes all the time

The GUI feels like it belongs in the early 90s.

Getting the key emailed to you and manually installed into the program seems outdated since other software doesn't require that when you pay for the item

Overall: Rapidly increased productivity for bulk drawing production but took a lot to learn how to get started and use the program and not extremely user friendly. In short, the concept is great, the application is mediocre.

Excellent Batch Script add-on.

Apr 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This has saved me so much time. If you ever have to perform repetitive updates to multiple files, this software can be a lifesaver. Especially useful when a parameter that affects multiple files changes.

Cons: The concept of batch scripts is new to a lot of people. It was to me. But now I wouldn't do without it.

Working with Hurricane

Jan 30, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: That I can manage a lot of files in a really short time, print, changes at drawing and that I can create my own scripts for my need.

Cons: The ease of use could be improfed.

If an error occures it would be helpful to know where I can fix it in the script.

Overall: Printing and changing drawings in much less time.

It is the best tool for design ..

Apr 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is the only program that gives you so many tools to design that you can do practically everything .. your library is the most complete on the market ...

Cons: The only thing I can do against is its cost .. it is almost impossible to get a license for the average user due to the great cost it has ..