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AutoCAD Architecture


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About AutoCAD Architecture

CAD software designed to help create architectural designs and documents quickly and easily.


AutoCAD Architecture Features

  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Modeling
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Automatic Formatting
  • BIM Modeling
  • Comparison View
  • Design Templates
  • Drafting
  • 2D Drawing
  • Animation
  • Annotations
  • BIM Modeling
  • Component Library
  • Data Import / Export
  • Landscape Design
  • Virtual Tour

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AutoCAD- A powerful tool for drawing and modelling

Mar 16, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: There is no limit to what can be produced with AutoCAD, from architecture, product design, and landscape drawings, from the tiniest to scales to the largest. As an Architect, I feel that mastering this software has been an indispensable skill, and I will be using it for many many years to come.

Once you get a hang of it, developing layouts is simple, with a customizable interface and menus. I especially love the Object Snap command that helps me prepare drawings and details that are 100% accurate.

Being compatible with a majority of modelling software, exporting CAD drawings is quite straightforward too. There is a plethora of support online as well as provided by Autodesk, if things seem challenging or there is a glitch to fix.

The best part is that AutoCAD offers a fully functional free version for students, which is definitely a step in the right direction; not all companies do this.

Cons: The price tag associated with AutoCAD is steep, considering designers, architects, and engineers, all use it perpetually. To function without major glitches such as screen freeze, slow processing speed the software needs system rich in memory and RAM. A few commands like Trim and Hatch function slowly if your computer is (in my case) old or short on available RAM.

For new users, the entire interface can be quite overwhelming considering the number of commands available for varied functions.

I don't really have major issues with the 2D drafting feature, as it is comprehensive, accurate and user-friendly, but somehow the 3D feature isn't the best. In my opinion, there is other software available which can produce exceptional, presentation worthy and realistic 3D renderings as most have their own ray tracing, something that AutoCAD lacks.

Additionally, for complex projects, it can be challenging to update sections, elevations, and detail drawings even if there is a minor change in the plan/s. For this purpose especially, I prefer BIM software when working on large and challenging projects.

Overall: Work with AutoCAD begins at the conception stage (conceptual design, schematics, design development) through to construction (good for construction and as-built drawings) and completion. I have been using AutoCAD for the last ten years and honestly, I would not trade this software for any other. Our company uses AutoCAD for drafting two-dimensional layouts, editing, developing 3D models as well as using it to import and export to other compatible software such as Revit for BIM and IES for energy modelling respectively. It is a fundamental drafting software that has no competitor in the market, especially for the construction industry. I highly recommend this powerful tool for enhancing the quality of detailed architectural, mechanical, electrical and civil 2D drawings for better implementation on site.

Help people to create architectural designs

Feb 07, 2019
4/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: CAD software is tailor-made to help people create aesthetically appealing architectural designs and documents quickly and easily. On the other hand, AutoCAD Architecture adds more salient features for architectural drawing, schedules, and documentation. It's also easy to automate drafting tasks with just a few clicks, which makes life easier and fun at the same time.

This software program is fairly easy to use, especially when you undertake a few beginner lessons. It's an excellent option for basic floor plans, landscape studies, and elevations to mention a few. You can easily turn off multiple layers that you don't need, and choose the ones that suit your specific project. I love to use this as my schematic starting point before uploading them to other designing tools, such as Revit or Photoshop.

Cons: There's a small learning curve a person may experience in the beginning before they can start using the program efficiently and effectively. The keyboard commands are many and overwhelming, and there are so many ways of accomplishing a single task. Also, the functionality to organize large drawings or to organize repetitive elements is very limited. All these technicalities make it very easy for a person to get lost and confused, especially if you're sharing your work with someone who has a different layout preference from yours. Another thing I really dislike about this program is the 3D software part. Sure, you're able to create awesome designs with 3D, but the whole experience is time-consuming and a largely manual task altogether.

Overall: AutoCAD Architecture takes the former AutoCAD to a whole new dimension. The program significantly boosts productivity, which allows a client to work more efficiently and effectively. In fact, I think this product is something essential in every office and home that frequently deals with architectural designs. I also think that companies that choose to adopt this particular program will most likely enjoy the added benefit of mechanization of complex drafting undertakings than before.

AutoCAD Architecture

Jan 20, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: In this day and age customers continuously request greater productivity, more accuracy, and extra building information. Although AutoCAD has provided a beautiful work of expanding the efficiency of 2D drafting in Architecture. AutoCAD Architecture further improves efficiency via robotizing numerous regular tasks. The outcome is quicker Construction Document (CD) generation with expanded exactness and coordination. Autodesk AutoCAD is a PC helped configuration program for two-and three-dimensional illustration. It is a software perceived globally for its full editing abilities, which make it conceivable to draw building designs or reproduce 3D pictures carefully.

Advantages of using AutoCAD in Architect Designing

1. Increase in speed and generation of remodels

2. Enhanced and better documentation all through the drafting procedure

3. Saves time by expelling the need to make complex incline changes designs

4. Resume work all the more rapidly in the event of a tainted document

5. Increasingly productive work process with the assistance of new direction line seek highlights

6. Apply different completions to a surface and computerize tedious drafting assignments to lessen mistakes

7. Naturally, append property set definitions to design objects

8. Tidy up drawings and can move unused layers all the more effectively

Cons: 1. The program is expensive, because of its permit.

2. Learning how to use the product entirely requires a ton of time since there are numerous capacities, and even that they are of little application since they are quite specific.

3. It needs a fantastic PC to work with handling speed and a high space on the hard drive.

4. A great many people who need to figure out how to utilize this program need to pay costly courses to figure out how to use them all together.

Overall: In general involvement with this product AutoCAD Architecture takes AutoCAD to an altogether new dimension. AutoCAD Architecture significantly expands productivity, enabling a client to progress quickly. Firms embracing AutoCAD Architecture, gain the advantage of mechanization of complex drafting undertakings.

AutoCAD review

Dec 12, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: It is the industry standard - that alone counts for a lot, even though that means we're all contributing to its unofficial monopoly. Extremely powerful, customizeable, available in several specialized versions. It takes a while to learn the extents of what it can do - but that's not a negative, just a byproduct of its complexity. Learning the basics is fairly quick and easy, thanks to its intuitive setup, which has improved over the years.

Cons: Well known to be prone to frequent or at least unexpected crashes. Any seasoned AutoCAD user is well-trained to save work constantly. One brilliant tool Autodesk employed to help combat this is to save data across several separate files for any one drawing/project - that way if one of them becomes corrupt, it can be diagnosed, excised, and hopefully recreated. But again, any experienced user is accustomed to the frustration of occasionally losing hours of work and spending hours more investigating, backtracking, and rebuilding. It is also extremely expensive, which really cannot be avoided considering the vast and complex programming that goes into it, and also due to the security and monitoring necessary in today's ease of electronic pirating; this is a shame, because while in earlier decades it was perhaps expensive but not always prohibitively so, a novice can no longer attain a home copy to use/learn at their leisure.

Overall: Has revolutionized virtually every engineering field in existence, and even almost single-handedly created an entire new industry: the CAD draftsman. Every draftsman must spend significant time and training specifying a field, but computer drafting is now virtually a career unto itself, almost secondary to the industry it supports. It is and always will be an imperfect tool, but is incredibly powerful and indispensable. There are other worthy competitors... but AutoCAD is the most widespread, and the best.

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Versatility mixed with complexity.

Sep 25, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: To state an opinion of AutoCad being as objective as you can is clearly a challenge, because it is very versatile software, with distinctive functionalities that adapt to many industries, but I will give it a try:

AutoCad has one of the most extensive tools set you can imagine, that allows to draft in a logical sense almost anything you could imagine through the space of your 'canvas'. From package design, to wire and pipes, props, Architecture, Interior and Industrial design and even Printed Circuit Board designs (Even though there are more efficient softwares for that one).

AutoCad is all about precision and logical designs that follow a mathematical pattern, even though it might be catered towards some specific fields, the possibilities are wide and you may find it useful for something you never really imagined that follows a specific rational arrangement, I could basically describe it as a digital technical drawing software with almost no limitations.

Once you get a grasp of the most basic tools, it is fairly easy to keep everything neat.

Cons: AutoCad is a very complex software, and learning how to use it is not precisely an easy task, sometimes just exploring the tools is not enough. I needed to do a few courses before I was able to get a grasp of it, and I am still far from being an expert. You usually adapt your learning curve towards what you are looking to do, since there is not necessarily a unique way to approach your designs, and the tools logical functionality might feel abstract if you are unable to understand them properly.

The uses you can give to the software are as ambiguous as how you use your tools, and it adapts to your needs but at the same time you have to be aware of keeping your designs coherency at all times.

I believe they should definitely enhance the printing area configuration; it still gives me a headache every time that I am trying to print a one page designs and I end up printing 4 divided sheets because of a misinterpreted printing setting.

You need a high-spec machine if you are planning to design in 3D, it consumes a lot of RAM memory and might slow down or heat up your computer.

Overall: As complex as AutoCad is, learning how to use it is a very rewarding experience when you start to achieve sleek designs.

Even though it takes time, I cannot really state that my experience is a negative one, for the contrary, the more I learn, the more excited I get.

AutoCad's difficulty is very well balanced out with the quality you are able to achieve within the software, and the wide possibilities it offers. Becoming an expert is a must have for many fields, it will surely open many doors.

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

Sep 18, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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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.

Overall: 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.

Industry Standard for Drafting and Designing

Aug 30, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: AutoCAD is a great drafting tool that has some great built-in functions to assist the designer in efficiently designing and drafting engineering projects. The customization in AutoCAD allows for great consistency in drafting by having custom uniform text, styles, and general features (such as pipe networks, pressure networks, and profiles to name a few), though this customization can also be a detriment which I will mention below. The majority of the interface is designed for ease-of-use, having all of the commonly used features in the ribbon and on the taskbar, while retaining the text commands for quickly accessing features for more advanced users. AutoCAD has widespread compatibility in terms of files it is able to import and read, as well as output formats to other drafting softwares. As I use AutoCAD with the Civil 3D add-on, there are some very helpful 3-dimensional tools that make it easy to draft your intended design with ease and the functionality of having various levels of complexity such as 3-dimensional surfaces, 3-dimensional pipe networks, and all of the associated tools (roadway corridors, grading tools, and surface manipulation.) AutoCAD is an industry standard for a reason - it helps the designer to efficiently and effectively complete designs with a wide variety of tools and options.

Cons: Though AutoCAD offers some very useful tools, some of these tools are complex and there can be a steep learning curve for new users. The bulk of the issues encountered while using AutoCAD seem to happen on larger complex projects. For larger-scale projects where many different drawings and objects are referenced together, it is important for the user to understand efficient ways to link drawings and AutoCAD objects together to prevent file slow-downs and bloating of project files. The dreaded 'Fatal Error' is also not uncommon when working in larger complex projects, especially when using 3-dimensional functions in the software such as surface grading. As newer versions of the software cause older versions to become obsolete, it is crucial that you stay up-to-date with the newest version of AutoCAD if you are planning on collaborating with external parties or consultants. Ensure the machine you will be using AutoCAD on exceeds the minimum recommended software and hardware requirements, as it can be difficult to efficiently use this software on an under-powered computer.

Overall: As I use AutoCAD on a near-daily basis in the engineering field, it has become a tool that is second-nature while drafting and designing. While AutoCAD is an extremely effective tool to help designers and drafters to create drawings that look great and are easy to manipulate, it can struggle to handle heavy project workload with many 3-dimensional objects in one drawing; if you are able to plan and predict what a project will entail, you can plan your drawings accordingly to make sure that there isn't too much content in a single drawing which seems to cause this issue. As a leading tool for engineers, AutoCAD remains an excellent software for drafting and designing.

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My experience using autocad has been nice. I like the software

Jul 26, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I feel good exploring the tools of the program. Currently I like to use the PlotPDF tool that converts the pdf into lines and makes the drawings can be drawn in a more comfortable way. I am an architect and I recommend the program to all the people who work with me.

Cons: What I do not like about the program is that in each new version I do not know the added functions. The autodesk company should have an indicator with notifications indicating the new tools and commands that were added. In addition to that the steps to test the new commands. I would like to start a new version of AutoCAD with new tools notifications and view sample videos within the model.

Overall: The benefits that I obtained with this software was the development of architectural projects in a short time. With good appearance and better image when I'm going to present it to clients.and not only use it for architecture but for my daily tasks, make drawings, figures for my friends, to cut and print graphic design forms. A few days ago I was teaching two people to make lines, polygons, curves in autocad. My two friends loved the tool, and are willing to take a course to explore the program. My two friends want to learn to get a job as an architectural draftsman and work as people for their children.

The tool is very versatile, and friendly to the public. Without a doubt it is one of the best software that they have been able to invent. Every day I am surprised more of the things that I can do in that program. For now the only difficulty has been making 3d modeling with the three-dimensional version of autocad, because I still have trouble knowing which tools I can use and which I can not. Also my computer is not adapted so that the program can work properly and runs out of memory space. In the next few years I hope to get the opportunity to produce more money and install the current version of that year, and learn how to use the 3D tool of this program well. On some occasions I tried to make renders in that program and I have trouble adjusting all the lights. The photographs are dark or unclear. I would like to learn with some autodesk videos about how to manage the program in the right way to get along better in this category.

I feel that in the future the autodesk company will have so many tools integrated into the program that they will not be able to resist, all the companies should have laptops with this program. Not only as a means of work, but as part of your lifestyle. For example, I benefit from doing my work as an architect and other extra jobs that have to do with furniture design. Currently autocad is the only tool with which I develop better. The time that I can spend designing and drawing is infinite, because I have a lot of fun trying out alternatives for clients. In addition you can save them in different formats, and the client can check it from his computer without having to go to my office. We can have long conversations about the different options and autocad lets me keep it comfortably as I want. This is one of the most important tools in the area of design and architecture.

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I'm an Architectural Designer and Cad Draftsman in 6 years until now.

Jul 11, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: This is the first time I review for this software after using it in several years. In fact, I like this software because it's very easy to learn and use at the beginning level, anyone can learn it without taking a course. But if you want to become an advanced user with AutoCad, you must need some skills in IT area and get a course seriously. For the new interface, to be honest when I used it at the first time in several years ago, I didn't like it, I was familiar with the old one. But I tried and I found it is very effective and easy to use than I thought, because it gave me more chance to discover the other functions in AutoCad that I didn't know, for instance when I tried with dynamic block and parametric in the first time since a long time ago, I really felt in love with it. I also like the new purge function, it really didt good job. When I used Autocad 2013, I had to install AutoCAD_2013_2014_DGN_Hotfix to purge the large files. But the new AutocCad version already installed that function and I like it, it helped me so much when I worked with large files.

Cons: I have a big problem with the dimension in layout, it always change its value to larger, for example when I make dimension 200mm in layout, after I reopen the AutoCad file, the dimension will change to 1000mmm or more automatically, I tried to find many ways to fix it but I can't. I also change the computer or work with another files or create new dimension style but the problem was still the same. When I was trying to find a solution on the internet, I saw many people had the same problems like me and they didn't know know to fix it too.

I like to create dimension in layout but because of this problem I always have to check the drawing files again and again whenever I want to print or export it to pdf, sometimes I missed some places and I have to correct the dimension and print it again. I hate it so much. Now I have a change to tell to you (the AutoCad software developer), I wish I can know this page earlier, but I hope it's not late for me to contact to you now. Can you tell me how to fix that problem? I really appreciate if you can give me a solution.

Overall: I help me to save a lot of time when deadline is coming. It works with the other software effectively, for example: 3dsmadx, sketchup, corel draw, photoshop. It is very useful for Architect, Cad Draftsman, Architectural Designer, Engineer, ect. I think we can not well without using Autocad. Although I started to use Revit Architecture for my work in about 1 year but I still need AutoCad. In my country, people still use Autocad for their work, it's effective, easy to use, fast and we can find the AutoCad tutorial on internet (in English and my mother language) without any difficult.

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AutoCAD is one of the best softwares I've used in my activities as an architecture student and works

Apr 19, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The main pro about this software is its precision on drawings, models and any architectural, engineering, urban, mechanical and other kind of projects you need to make on it. You can use it on many work fields due to its versatility and operativity.

Another thing that I love about this software is that you can work with archives of another softwares by only importing them, and you can export on another formats too; besides, you can select the year version of its native format so you can work with previous versions of this software, increasing the productivity among colleagues.

AutoCAD has been a great support to my academic developement, and I'm seriously thinking about using this program in my professional practice; I would strongly reccommend it to those who are students of architecture, engineering, industrial and interior design and another careers.

This software has been the best choice since I've tried it for the first time.

It's a must on any construction and design company.

Go ahead and use AutoCAD!

Cons: One of the things I like least about this software is the fact that its interface is a little bit confusing sometimes, and it could be complex too if you misconfigure it; even though there are configuration buttons, sometimes they are confusing or they hide another things and drives you to desperation on how to find some things. So, my recommendation to the software programmers or developers is that they must find a way to make things a bit easier to the users in that matter.

Excellent software, I have used it in engineering and architecture for designs, plans and images 2D

Mar 14, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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2 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: The experience I have with the Autocad is with the preparation of floor plans, facades and housing location. It has been very easy to handle with geometric figures, lines, arcs, circles, triangles; also allows to change the thickness, lengthen or cut the lines or edges of the figures, fill figures with solid colors or textures. It allows me to make the plans on a scale and print it with another scale greater or less than the one designed. Also, it allows drawing with details of sanitary pieces, hydraulic and electricity equipment. It makes presentations in 2d and 3d which gives an overview of the real design of the house, piece or equipment inside and outside. In addition, you can work multiple windows, copy images from one window to another, copy images from different files, you can export documents, tables and images from other software.

Cons: From this software it is difficult for me to work with different windows, and to select the printing area, for that I adjust the properties of the printer, which makes the printing slower. In addition, I find it difficult to work in three-dimensional planes. In this case, I make two plans one of the floor and another with cuts that show the heights of the walls or facades. It requires computers and monitors with higher requirements, for large plans plotters are needed; however, the plans can be adjusted to small printers, but the letters and numbers are so small that anyone can not read them.

Overall: The benefits I have received with this software have been: Being an engineer, he worked in the engineering area, especially in the area of civil engineering and architecture; I am dedicated, mostly to elaborate housing plans, as well as land location. It saves me a lot of time, because it allows to make modifications before printing, which I could not do manually, also, when the floor plans are the same, this can create copies and make the electrical, mechanical drawings without having to do the plan again. Also, since many planes are the same, those pieces can be copied from one plane to another, details that are required. You can rotate the plane, do 3D, change line thicknesses, color, add plants, vehicles to create the final design environment. It allows me to work from my house, and send the plans by mail at no cost. Previously, I had to print and mail physical plans or CDs. Make the details, at the scale of your preference and with all your minimum accessories. The presentation of the plans are of higher quality and precision and reliability. Also used to make figures for billboards, designed billboards with real dimensions. You can export and import images between softwares.

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AutoCad the most evolved software for Computer Aided Drawing

Feb 18, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It presents a versatile interface that allows users to adapt the menu bars to their most frequent uses, since in AutoCAD converge engineers, geographers, surveyors, surveyors, architects, interior designers, graphic designers, artists of computer animation, among others as well as the respective students and professors of the mentioned areas.

Over the years they have improved the drawing commands and transformed them into simple commands to those that we had to develop by programming or repeating sequences to the users of the versions of the 90s and the first decade of 2000.

It offers many facilities for the management of a great diversity of functions, with very variable scales of representation that vary from 1: 1 to 1: 25,000, adjusting to the needs of the clients.

The printing of products made in AutoCAD are very easy to use, as long as you have basic knowledge of scale of representation, pen handling and intentions of the scales of colors and thicknesses.

You can save the data as a pdf file, where you maintain the ability to turn off or turn on layers of information. additional to this you can also export your products to the universal dxf exchange formats or as dgn.

On the other hand, you can manage information collected by means of UAVs, total station or topographic survey, data that will present the height values required for the 3D interface.

You can download the product and manage the acquisition of the license online.

Cons: The 3D interface that offers a lot of similarity to the animation programs consumes a lot of graphic memory, the resources of the PC are compromised in the 3D files that have a lot of detail.

Autocad does not work on open source operating systems, it only deploys on Windows and MAC.

The users must know the fundamentals of pluggins, topology and scale, otherwise they will invest many hours in solving the errors caused.

The cost of the license is high compared to other solutions, without underestimating those of open source, where some have taken giant steps to cover the basic needs of users.

the management of the topology and the relationship of the entities drawn depend on the expertise of the user, there is no basic guide that allows you to reduce the load of erroneous data due to ignorance. The program requires a PC with good configuration, since it has innumerable functions that you may never use.

Overall: Through AutoCAD I was able to load data in a GIS by exporting the DWG files, drawings that were made in 1990 but have not been updated and that were required as a cartographic basis for updating the cartography of the small cities of Venezuela. From this process I have been able to make risk mitigation proposals, based on the unmodified topography of the time, they remain in force and that nowadays, it is very expensive to make a new capture.

I also collaborated on a project where the parcel survey of several poor areas in Caracas was updated, everything was processed in AutoCAD and linked with photographs and legal documents through attributes management. The program is robust enough to accept around 10,500 links in a multiscale file, neighborhood, block, plot, floor.

AutoCAD can interact with many apps ranging from basic photography to databases and word processing.

The facility provided by AutoCAD, to import and export data makes it a fundamental tool in the processes of capture, editing, processing and maintenance of spatial data, the Drawing app is superior to the GIS.

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AutoCAD is perfect for architects and engineers

Dec 15, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: This program allows you to design infinite types of structures, parts, machines, etc. There really are endless options for what can be achieved with it. Its interface is friendly and it is quite easy to learn to use its tools and functionalities, the work is facilitated and it saves a lot of time using shortcuts with the keyboard. Other functions include importing files and multimedia material of different formats such as PDF; its functions are perfect for beginners and intermediate for its ease of use. The library of materials is excellent and provides good finishing to the projects.

Cons: One of the disadvantages of this software is that you must pay a subscription and although it is worth doing thanks to the large number of functions and tools available, it is also a bit expensive compared to other similar software. In addition, it is also necessary to use it in a computer that has a lot of available memory since otherwise the program is very slow and many of its functions could not be executed; besides it would be lost a lot of time waiting for the program to respond if it stopped its working frequently.

Overall: As an architect, autocad is my main work tool. Its interface is intuitive and I learned to use it quickly and without problems, the technical support is fast and effective, they have helped me a couple of times and I am satisfied with your cordial treatment. The possibility of importing and exporting files in different formats is an advantage that improves the exchange of information with users who do not have this program installed, I recommend it, it is excellent.

Easy to use once you get it

Aug 02, 2018
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3 / 5
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It really is too useful and has too many functionalities in addition to many ways to do the same thing, so you just have to find the way that best suits you. For me it was not at all easy to use it at the beginning, it's like you open the program and it overwhelms you all there, but once you have it is extremely easy to use. Honestly it is a very extensive program and has additional extensions that you can add later for your particular use. There are functions that only civil engineers use, there are functions that only mechanical engineers or electrical engineers use, so I think it is very difficult to use the program in its gigantic totality, but that should not overwhelm you. Honestly it is not necessary to take a course to learn how to use it, on the internet this is all you need and after you understand it, it will be the best specialized drawing program you will find.

Cons: share the drawings and the different versions you have, because if you save a file in a version, it can not be displayed on another computer with an earlier version, so if you have the latest version, you should always remember to save the file in a format the previous versions. And Plotting a plane and the scales, that process should be more intuitive, it can really become a nightmare to move from the screen to the paper.

Overall: I used AutoCAD throughout my university career and in the professional and labor fields. As a civil engineer, this is a program that you use almost daily.

Creation of technical and professional 2d documentation.

May 08, 2019
4/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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2 / 5
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Pros: His extensive experience in the market of drawing and digital projection 2d facilitates the use of the software, it seems to me that each version constantly improves the execution capacity of each command of the work interface, the scheme and structure for the creation and edition of DWG files It is very efficient and wide, it is positive that the software is available for Windows and Mac systems, in addition to allowing the opening and viewing of documents from mobile devices, the collaborative work has improved considerably with some tools that allow editing a file and that the same be updated in others that are related automatically.

Cons: It has always seemed costly to me since every year a new version is released with important updates and it is necessary to update a software with a high cost in very short times, the weight of the program is high, which makes it necessary to have a team with a strong performance so that the software runs smoothly and does not generate errors during the execution, I have never liked the working methods of its 3d modeling.

Overall: Undoubtedly, it is an effective tool for the creation of digital documents as blueprints and their respective visualization on any device, from my work area it is essential to send design plans to clients and be able to edit them when necessary without major complications, its use is daily which allows you to quickly become familiar with your basic tools.

AutoCAD is to create

Jan 26, 2019
5/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: When technology is used to develop the capabilities of the human being, then it is considered part of the evolution of man. Saying "AutoCAD", independently that you do not know about the field to which it is addressed, it is already well known that it is an indispensable software for the creation of designs, used both in architects, as for most engineers, industrial designers, among others . This platform came to light (1984) and revolutionized the way of designing in all professionals, and in those that are not. To venture into this system is to give free rein to the design projects that you want to implement. Now, this is not a discovery, because it already has enough time in the market, so the only difference that can be seen in this review to differences from the others, is the term "indispensable" for all generations of "creators".

As if that were not enough, and knowing the usefulness of this tool, the years have made its platform continue to develop with more useful tools within its system, to give it better functionality. Obviously, it is not the only software that is used to design and create, but without a doubt, it is the "dad" of the other versions

Cons: The only bad thing that could reduce the AutoCAD, is that being a design program so important, its evolution has generated that only some may have the opportunity to approach them, it requires a powerful and advanced computer to resist and produce the levels graphics that this software uses. Although, there are more "light" versions, one will always seek to have the best of all editions, so you will need a team to match.

As if that were not enough, and knowing the usefulness of this tool, the years have made its platform continue to develop with more useful tools within its system, to give it better functionality. Obviously, it is not the only software that is used to design and create, but without a doubt, it is the "dad" of the other versions.

A basic tool for architects and engineers

May 17, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Autocad has been the default software for drawings and plans almost worldwide for several years, so there is a lot of information and elements to improve your project. It's a very useful and precise tool to do 2D and 3D drawings for several types of projects, from architectural, engineering, electrical, mechanical, etc.

It has and almost endless list of commands that help you do the work one way or another which ever way is easier for you, when you feel like you are doing something repetitive, you can google and discover command that does the same function more easily and in seconds.

Since is updated every year, AutoCAD is always improving and adding more functions.

The somehow recently integrated cloud functions help you work on the same project with coworkers at the same time, avoiding confusion and multiple versions of the same file, improving efficiency and saving time.

Cons: It's no BIM integrated, since a lot of companies and offices are migrating towards BIM software (Revit it's also from Autodesk company), the use of AutoCAD won't be so extended and default in the coming years.

The learning curve can be a little bit long, you will require to dedicate several hours on tutorials and courses until you master it.

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Excellence in the design edition of plans of any building.

Feb 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like it, because this program has extensive editing capabilities, which make digital drawing of building plans possible, fundamental in any study of architectural design or industrial engineering, making large structures with all their phases, giving different views of the plane, that allows to obtain the sanitary installations, electrical installations, distribution of beams in the roof, the landscaping and even the location of the distributions of the space with the furniture that occupies it. The divisions, thickness of walls, width and height will have the exact measurement as raised in the place of the building, each part will have its measure, as well as the location of objects that will be part of the project, all this in function of a better distribution of space. In the same graphic template several proposals can be made and in it can be opened tabs to carry out the specific design of the sanitary parts, electrical parts, part of the roof, part of beams, facades, among others, obviously each structure must be expressed from separate form.

Cons: The bad thing is that the program requires a good and powerful computer since they always add new features every time a new version comes out and it is heavier in each new version, I firmly believe that we have to have more resources in our computers to be able to solve adequate.

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Autocad is a excellent software and these are my pros and cons

Mar 12, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: Autocad is what i like to say "a digital pen and paper". It has infinite cappabilities and is easy to learn. Usually if i have a question i get on youtube or autocad forums and i always find the best and easiest solution. It is the most widespread software on drawing so all know it or have it, and that helps if i want to connect with another person to just send the file and he can continue working on it or see it. It also uses on ly the ram of the pc so it works easily and does not need to buy a graphic card.

You can draw on 2 or 3 dimensions, making it easy to do anything.

Cons: It is very expensive. There are a lot of software out there that copy this program and are much cheaper even if they do not have all the benefits of this program. Also the way Autodesk now charges per year is good if you buy it for one year but if you want this program for many years is even more expensive.

Overall: Overall I wouldn 't change this program for all those that are on the market. They are just copies of it and all copies are lesser that this.

I am using Autocad for making drawings for my customers of their homes or future home projects (I work as an architect and I civil engineer), print them, use them to take the building permission or just making some cool posters.

Excellent digitizer

Mar 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: It allows me to digitize plans quickly and safely, I can identify each element on the plane by creating its attributes individually. I can also associate the information with an existing database. Your final product is generally compatible with other CAD programs. For the cartographic production it is excellent, since I can easily manipulate all the symbols and regroup them on the map individually. I can create geometric figures keeping the independence between them. When I digitize maps I can differentiate each of the cartographic elements, I can digitize them with satellite images and with maps. I can use database and associate it with the elements of the map without altering the information. From the digitized data and the attributive information I can produce cartographic maps with excellent marginal information and complying with the basic norms for the creation of cartographic maps and plans at scales of anything that one wants to represent, such as pipes, houses, shopping centers, buildings, etc.

Cons: It takes a lot of memory on the computer for processing. The acquisition of the license is very expensive. It is portable to us. High performance computers are required to work comfortably. It does not allow the georeferencing of satellite images. I think the hatch feature needs some tweaking. Often times the program won't hatch, thinking my lines don't meet up when in fact they do. Sometimes the dimension lines can interfere with the hatch reading the lines correctly.

I first used AutoCAD in early 2000 and have like the improvements sinc

Jan 31, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I use this software for drafting and every drawing need a draft. Another feature is to import file and this file get a picture and trace out that picture and drawing. I have seen it used for things like creating blueprints for buildings, bridges and computer chips to name a few. AutoCAD is 2D and 3D computer aided drafting software application and this makes it easy sometimes I will edit with pencil after doing a print.

Cons: I really dont have much bad to say about Autocad as the application has gotten better over time the only thing I would just say is the performance and compatibility with RAM and the memory you need free on your computer. Also, the updates from Autodesk are a little tedious and can slow down your performance but you then only need to downgrade your service packs and problem fixed

Overall: I use this software for drafting and every drawing need a draft. Another feature is to import file and this file get a picture and trace out that picture and drawing. I have seen it used for things like creating blueprints for buildings, bridges and computer chips to name a few. AutoCAD is 2D and 3D computer aided drafting software application and this makes it easy sometimes I will edit with pencil after doing a print.

Project design

Dec 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: AutoCAD is a software of world reference in the design of projects for the area of civil and other engineering, allows the development of transport, urban and environmental projects in a simple and efficient way. With AutoCAD you can cover the necessary aspects for the works framed within projects of Civil Engineering and Topography. With this software I have been able to make proposals with any of the requirements required in my work. It brings many functions that facilitate the collection of data such as: area, volume, distance, among others.

Cons: I believe that this software has only one disadvantage for those who draw attention to the fact that when drawing you must be doing actions in a repetitive way. It will be action that you have to be willing to perform several times to complete the drawings. Now, another disadvantage is that the user does not know all the tools and does not reach to develop the whole program.

Overall: AutoCAD is a program that has provided me with many calculations such as: angles, areas, distances, among others. It has helped me to put many proposals for the moment. And more tools needed in my work environment.

Great software with a huge capacity for drafting.

Sep 15, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: AutoCad can be used easily to draft in many types of industry. As an architect this is my standard Cad software, I use AutoCad daily to make architectural projects, construction plans, reviews, make presentations, export drawings to other programs, etc. With its useful tools and commands as, layer, types of lines, styles, printing scales is quicker and easy to draft all my ideas and then fill them with all the information that the project require. I can handle all this information very organized and make corrections easily when I needed. AutoCad also offers preciseness which can be always used in the calculations of the project.

Cons: I use AutoCad for my Architecture projects, which is a field that requires a lot of graphic vision. Maybe AutoCad could advance in the field of aesthetic options, more hatch and patterns for example. Also, the hatch often gives me errors and it's a bit difficult to apply or tend to lag at times. It's not very good when it comes to just making 3D Rendering, I have to definitely use another program to do it.

Another disadvantage is that AutoCad is being relegated by BIM programs specially Revit in which you can handle more information in the model and easily make modifications on the file.

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Robust tool for architectural drawing

Mar 29, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It is a powerful software that has been strengthened over time. It is so dynamic and versatile that it is used by a wide range of professionals, from animators to surveyors and geographers like me. What I like most is its precision in terms of drawing objects with measurements, with very specific area and volume, it stands out over other tools with similar functions. It is the most precise tool I have known so far to make parcel drawings and urban plans efficiently. Very important for the digitization of topographic surveys, very necessary for the management of the cadastre.

Cons: It is not an easy-to-use software. You must spend a lot of time studying with tutorials or paid courses to learn how to use it and even then there is no guarantee that you will handle all the functions of Autocad, it depends on the professional area where you are going to be employed.

Overall: During my experience in urban cadastre, I used this tool, to digitize the plot surveys, in an agile and very efficient way. These surveys have millimeter spatial measurements, which must be maintained when drawing the object that is a geometric solid, that is, it must be closed completely. Sometimes these measurements have been taken in the wrong way in the field and only at the moment of digitizing this drawing is the error checked.

It is a software that we use for the design of our products, with which we draw our solutions.

Mar 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: I like the almost unlimited options you have to draw. I like the numerous menus of options that it has, as well as its automatic adaptation for each case. The use of a command line to manage the software makes it easier to use and therefore its use. Easily integrates with resources and files from other applications. Its integration with other programs of the autodesk suite, makes its use in the design of engineering projects almost indispensable. Its precision is remarkable. The integration for the use of this software for the handling of the plotters and equipment of exit helps notably in the operation of production.

Cons: I do not like that it has limitations to handle more than 600 thousand points. When we have needed to manage several .dwg files of different versions, the software can be fragile, it hangs up or it just comes out. The availability of help on errors is not so good. The network licensing system, for the moment of its activation must be easier to activate in the work stations. The management of vectorized images is not as powerful as it can fail faster if this number of images are larger when they are in the same plane and that is a problem. External references can be more versatile and easier to handle and even for different network locations and protocols.

Overall: It has allowed us to deliver high quality products to our customers in a short time. He has made our professions, very competitive people and has energized our work.

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A highly accurate digital technical drawing tool

Dec 15, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: It has very interesting drawing tools but in general it is very positive the capacity of your work space, precise lines and very well connected, clear reading of the drawing in layers with different thicknesses of lines, polylines to make the work of drawing easier and also light files, their complementary commands are really effective to facilitate many tasks of cutting, copying, spinning and many others that are simply optimal.

Cons: Your 3d modeler is very basic, simple and limited for the development of complex and parametric forms that need the use of intelligent tools for mathematical calculations of a high technical knowledge, I have never liked the performance of the layout to organize the plans for the presentations, the options to print correctly are very tedious and complex to perform a task that should be very easy.

Overall: It is the ideal software to handle the scales of my designs and to be able to work up to the smallest detail of digital technical drawing on furniture projects and pieces that require very precise and exact measurements with very clean and clear plans in the information they contain.

Construction and design

Dec 19, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use is what drew me to auto cad in the first place. I had limited training and I was able to sit down and play with it and the menu's and teach myself to design and verify fit and function. I used it for everything from selection and placement of office furniture to machine placement optimization. I designed test fixtures and prints for electrical boxes. There really was no end to Auto CAD uses.

Cons: 3d aspects were hard to understand for me although I'm sure with the proper training this wouldn't have been the case. Most CAD users have college courses under their belts. Sometimes my design would get off axis and I'd have a very difficult time understanding what happened and how to set it back on the correct plane. Use of layers was challenging but once understood it's really helpful in breaking down your designs.

Overall: I used AutoCAD spacial design, fitting test equipment into set facilities space. I also used it to design electrical test boxes for automotive plants. This program allowed me to keep very specific design details on record and for others to recreate these test boxes. I used it to design test fixtures by creating print for the machine shop to manufacture all our test equipment fixtures to environmental, mechanical and statistical testing.

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AutoCAD Architecture is very precise hence gives you accurate results

Mar 21, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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I used AutoCAD Architecture to build some architectural designs for a client. Below are some of the functionality and features I liked about AutoCAD Architecture.

It easy to use.

AutoCAD Architecture has a user-friendly interface and an analytic tool which helps you to easily design and analyze the strength of your building while you designing your project. This means you can clearly see the icons of the commands you want to execute. Unlike other software's were you can't edit your blueprints, AutoCAD Architecture has special tools which allow you to easily edit your designs using simple commands.

Speed.

Due to its user-friendly interface which allows you to execute various commands very fast, AutoCAD Architecture saves you a lot of time. This because it allows you to design, analyses and edit your designs by use of simple commands.

It accuracy levels are very high.

AutoCAD Architecture allow you to be very precise and accurate. This means there is very little room for errors, hence you drawing will be accurate.

Cons: Cons:

Like any other software AutoCAD Architecture has its disadvantages;

The weights of the lines do not work when the diagram is sent to a person with different software.

Sometimes AutoCAD Architecture was closing when I added some features in your drawing.

Sometimes the update comes with a new interface which may take time to cope with.

Overall: As stated above it's very easy to use. You just need to know a few basics about AutoCAD Architecture and your good to go. It's also has a user-friendly interface which allows you to design and analyze your projects by use of simple commands. Compared to manual drawing AutoCAD Architecture is very fast in that you can input multiple commands.

Getting a bit old and clunky, but still my best drawing board

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I like the fact that this software is used by so many different users and businesses across industry. Most of the time, if an associate cannot have access to the more expensive 3D platforms, they will more than likely have access to ACAD.

Another great point is that it is always backwards compatible, so no matter what version the other parties are working in, I can still save my drawings in an older version format for them.

Cons: The software has been evolving over the last 20 years as I have been using it. Some changes have been good, others have been an attempt to keep up with other popular 3D packages. This has led to some very complicated tasks but most importantly, the software seems to get clunky and use up a lot of processing power and memory when installed. A small price to pay to have the daddy of them all available to you.

Overall: It just keeps you in the loop, allows you to view drawings from a wide range of industries from construction to architecture to engineering, all freely able to collaborate on the same platform.

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An essential digital tool for every Architecture professional or student.

Jun 10, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Autocad is a more than capable designing tool, it features hundreds of different options that guarantee an outstanding overcome in any architectural or general object or space design project you might face. As a non-professional designer, I have found it very convenient to use this powerful software. It might be a little complicated to get the handle of ir at first, eventually becomes a necessary tool for completing complex 3d-2d drawings, Moreover, thanks to its sleek presentation (especially if you count on a powerful pc, which is my case), three dimension projects can be seen with superb level of detail, facilitating the display of each one of the elements that althogueter make up the construction in general, as well as the planning and execution phases of the projects as well. AutoCAD has proven to b immensely relevant for me because it allows to be more efficient, time and money wise, since I do not really need to hire other professionals for the completion of my projects.

Another cool feature of this software is how well presented it is, offering a wide set of options to work in the preview, I can work on the frame, the legend, the graphic scale, just to name a few, I can even insert several images, according to my needs.

Cons: Considering its nature, this software might be a little complicated to use for newcomers or amateurs in the field of architecture. Plus, its price might be a little high for some people as well. However, these are not serious issues.

Overall: I truly think that no other program in the market nowadays offers what autocad does, its tridimensional design options can really make up for its high cost and somehow complicated usage options, Nevertheless, every time I have the options of creating accurate detailed objects, well delineated, with desired backgrounds and colors, I feel that I really hav the appropriate tool.

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The Autocad 3D Software, is an excellent program ideal to create, design, correct plans and drawings

Jun 11, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: It has several advantages among these are the following:

In my own experience when I met this program being a university, I found it was time-saving, since once you learn how to use it, you can make plans more easily and quickly. It has many functions for different areas of engineering, such as mechanical, civil or electrical, electronic, metallurgical, which makes it very broad software, apart from being very dynamic, it is only with a tutorial that you start using it. It is not necessary to take a course or diploma, It uses command and codes and buttons and is very friendly at the beginning. The design software replaces the drawings by hand with automated processes.

Cons: One of the biggest disadvantages is:

You must have a computer with high memory capacity, because if you have many drawings or designs, this program will be slow at the time of operation.

The program has a high cost, due to its license.

Knowing how to use the software fully requires a lot of time since there are many functions, and even that they are of little application, since they are very specific.

AutoCAD can not edit the line and location as freely as the edition programs-- illustration and overlapping lines and line thicknesses are limited to a few options.

Overall: Contains associative arrays, point cloud tools, active geographic and cartographic location, enhanced interface, ribbon gallery, help window, intelligent dimensioning, coordination model, image-based lighting environments, import of pdf files, share design views, Autodesk writing application, lines and brands of smart centers, Autocad 360 Pro mobile application. And most importantly, you will use an excellent easy work tool, practice to create, read, and modify designs in your workplace and it will be very useful.

This software has been the best choice since I've tried it for the first time

Jun 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: -You can use it on many work fields due to its versatility.

-You can work with archives of another softwares by only importing them, and you can export on another formats too.

-Its reccommend to those who are students of engineering and other careers similar.

-It easy to handle with lines, geometric figures, arcs.

-It allows to change the thickness, lengthen or cut the lines or edges of the figures

-It fill figures with solid colors or textures.

-It allows me to make the plans on a scale and print it with another scale greater or less than the one designed.

-In addition, you can work multiple windows, copy images from one window to another, copy images from different files, you can export documents, tables and images from other software.

-You can save the data as a pdf file

-It complete all the basic requirement to work in 2d.

Cons: -Its interface is a little bit confusing sometimes

-Autocad work on Windows and MAC.

-You must have a small notion of how the program work, if not, you couldn't start even to make a line.

-You could know the basic with a tutorial when you install the program, but you will be more successful if you are take classes

-You have to know something about design to use this software, this a specialize software, the set of feature are huge but if you do not know anything about design you won´t know how to use this software.

-It is not suited for 3D beacause it requires high-quality computer hardware that can be costly and the people need to be trained how to use the software that also can be expensive.

Overall: It saves me a lot of time

It allows me to work from my house

As a user

Nov 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: => The main feature of this tool is that , it made possible to draw the structure in 2-dimension and 3-dimension.

=> It is used in many branches , i-e Architecture , Civil engineering, Electrical engineering , electromechanics etc.

=> This tool gives the opportunity to the artist to covert their work to other files such as PDF and can share them easily whomever he want.

Cons: => The main thing which i dislike the most is its high cost due to its license.

=> Another major problem is , it requires more powerful computer to work with processing speed & and a large space on the hard drive.

=> Its not easy to understand easily,one have to pay quite expensive fees for this post to learn how to use it completely.

Overall: i'm using the AutoCAD since my first semester of engineering till now its been 3 years to complete, overall i had a good experience with this software.Still i'm using this software in my Final year project for modeling.

PS: Overall it's a very helpful software.

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The Standard for Computer Aided Drafting.

Nov 21, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Autocad is suited for a wide range of industry professionals, providing top notch tools for technical blueprints and engineering and architecture projects.

As an Engineer, Autocad has been an asset for many years and has become a daily driver on my computer tasks of electrical and network design.

Is just feels like home when you open a new project and you start drafting your ideas to something somewhat tangible with all the 3D tools it has to preview your projects.

Cons: The AutoCAD learning curve is somewhat long, and kind of rough.

Is not as intuitive as other CAD or Design applications, you really need to read and learn how to use technically.

But as soon you´re familiar with the tool, you discover a very fast workflow.

Overall: I´ve been using AutoCAD for years, across all new releases the Core functionally still the same (which is great), with major improvements across time. It´s been a daily tool for my Engineering Projects, and i recommend it 100%.

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The Industry standard AutoCad...from beginners to advance

Jan 09, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: The new interface is much easier to use. I love the tutorials and you can bounce back from 2D and 3D now. The auto save feature is awesome so you son't Have to remember to back up. I love how you can interact and create the sheets. You never have to leave the drawing if you are creating different layers. The integration with sketchup and even revit is much easier. Every thing is so much easier. Its on every platform and even on tablets and you now can use the Apple Pencil with the program.

Cons: You have to be careful in creating and saving your sheets and not losing them. I would copy another drawing and and save it in case a client needed changes. Despite the upgrades and changes, each version takes a while to learn. Make sure you have the latest adobe and sketch up. Back up everything.

Overall: I started using this program in 2005 when you had to type every live curve, duplicate to draw. Like line, 6'5 feet. I mean the whole thing. Now you hit the icon put in 6'5 it draws it. You can set the scale for each drawing whether its commercial 1/8 or residential 1/4 and remains that way. Layers are a breeze. Setting up your pages with borders and logo is easier. You can create your own furniture and save it, but you have to make its in the right scale. No designer or architect should be without this program. Love the integration that pairs nicely with revit and even sketch up. Learn it.

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AutoCAD: a user review

Mar 06, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: AutoCAD is an industry standard and a must for 2D and 3D design work. Always updating and evolving to meet todays standards and expectations. Simple to use with minimal training required to start designing complex models and drawings. A must for any design business.

Cons: There seem to be changes in newer versions that see to amount to a shuffling of menus while trying to keep up with todays user interfaces which people use in other forms of software. Placing standard setting symbols from one side of the bottom screen to another does nothing but confuse and anger users which have become accustomed to items which have been the same for many versions. If AutoCAD feels the need to change things up to stay fresh, they should allow users to placed things back to where there were or custom settings.

Overall: Overall experience is incredible, being able to solve problems on a daily basis and produce high quality deigns and drawings on a daily basis in a short schedule.

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This is an excellent design and drawing program useful for Engineers, Architects and others.

Mar 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: They have useful commands to make the drawing, such as: points, lines, circles, rectangles and allows to join them with precision. You can move the objects, copy them, make symmetries and place them in another position. With this program, third-dimensional designs are made and realistic renderings are made. You can print on different scales and make detailed plans.Blocks of parts of the drawing are created, to later copy and paste them when required.

Cons: It requires a computer with a lot of memory to make renders, it is not compatible with other design programs, such as Skepchup, since when importing it, you have to revise the scale.

Overall: It allows me to make the design of offices, construction projects and details of works that I apply in my daily work. I can modify them, add new areas and use them as bases for new designs and it facilitates the work in the work, since when printing it in the appropriate scale it can be interpreted by the technical personnel in the construction.

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An excellent assistant for professional and accurate 2D digital drawing

Dec 09, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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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.

Overall: 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.

Long-time user

Mar 15, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
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Pros: AutoCAD is THE standard in the 2D CAD industry. I've been using it since R12 for DOS (early 90's) and it has come a long way while doing a great job maintaining file compatibility with old data.

AutoCAD's interface and background programming capability are excellent and lend well to using 3rd party add-ons or customized script features using LISP, VBA, or .NET.

Cons: AutoCAD has become bloatware in some ways. I have both AutoCAD 2008 and 2018 installed. ACAD 2008 reacts way faster. My fast-ish computer (Win10, Intel i7, 16GB RAM, Nvidia Geforce 650M graphics) regularly hiccups from all the realtime feedback AutoCAD 2018 is trying to give me with snap points, tooltips, projected rays, and object highlights. It feels almost frantic as I'm watching all this stuff highlight on my screen and "grab" at my cursor as I hover, as if they're all shouting "snap to me!" I know the defaults are in there somewhere to turn a lot of that off, but it seems like too much is on by default and slows it down.

Overall: AutoCAD is a great product with loads of features. For power users who want a versatile program, AutoCAD is it. For someone who just needs a 2D program to do some house plans, simple wiring diagrams, 3-view CAD drawings, etc., then AutoCAD is probably way overkill for you and you'll pay for features you're not using.

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AutoCAD

Sep 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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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

Overall: 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.

The BEST and MOST well known CAD software in the market

Apr 25, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: AUTOCAD is from my point of view, the most friendly, versatile and intuitive CAD software in the market. There are LOTS of information in the internet which provide an extra help for beginners and intermediate users.

Being backed up by AUTODEKS is a HUGE plus, since they are the most experienced developers on this area.

I also liked the fact, that I was able to load the designs on my tablet, and present them to upper management easily.

Cons: The cost per license is a bit high, and

some of the modeling capabilities might not be the best choice for 3D modelling and advance designers.

Overall: I used AUTOCAD to model roofing tiles for the construction company Iused to work with, this made us able to present our products in a more professional way to our customers, and helped to control the measures on our production lines.

I was able to convert 2D images to 3D, and vice versa, helping us to save time and make the desing task a lot easier.

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The best drafting software

Jan 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The capabilities of the software are just endless. Starting with the possibility of being able to draw with accurate measurements, and then scale it as much as you want with annotative scales, up to being able to create 3D Models. This software is almost essential for every architect or industrial designer because there are just a few similar softwares out there in the market, and non of them do what AutoCAD does, you can change layering, apply text, dimensions, surfaces, solids, meshs, you can do xrefs, etc etc.

Cons: The only cons that I have experienced, is that this is not a BIM software, and now architectural firms are using BIM more and more. So, you're not going to be able to get everything done just by modeling your project. However, Revit from AutoDESK (the same company that created AutoCAD) is BIM and actually is pretty awesome to work with.

Overall: Endless benefits

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is a program for designing plans and objects for architects and engineers.

May 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I like autocad because it offers a set of work tools that guarantee a professional quality work, because it allows to design a series of details in the plans and objects necessary for the execution of work.

is an excellent program for the design of plans and objects of innovative character that allows to make continuous modifications until reaching the ideal design for the client.

has the ability to make designs with colors, diverse views, and exact measurements.

I like the tool in three dimensions because it allows to show the client a design with precise detail, being very important to satisfy their needs.

Cons: I do not like the program because it is difficult to use that requires an hour of dedication for learning that allows you to design plans and objects of professional quality. I consider that if they make adjustments in the tools with aims that all the professionals and not only for engineers and architects, I am sure that it would be easier to use.

Overall: Autocad is a tool that we have used for the projection of ideas in planes and objects in three dimensions, before starting the execution of the distribution plans of the sewing machines in the plant, or modifications in the structures and infrastructures we carry out the design in autocad to define the strategies to be taken.

the use of autocad to project the ideas before starting now allows resources because you invest in the planned and verified but not in ideas without technical foundation.

2d digital drawing with extensive professional resources.

Mar 15, 2019
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
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Pros: It has a structured interface in an organized way that allows the user to identify the main tools of drawing and editing, its technical performance is very precise and I am pleased that the software updates in each version thinking about improvements to facilitate drawing 2d and a more efficient of its commands, the expression of the planes and the projected results are of great quality, working with layers is significantly important.

Cons: The price has always seemed to me a negative element since its cost is high, 3d modeling is simply deficient based on my professional experience, the technical service is somewhat limited on many occasions.

Overall: It should take a long time for its proper implementation because it requires high technical knowledge, is an indispensable software in the environment of construction and design and its precision in the drawing facilitates many of the tasks of any professional in the area.

I've been using AutoCAD for decades both in electrical design.

Sep 08, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I was able to sit with a book and teach myself enough of the capabilities of this product to get a job. It is intuitive and flexible. Once I was at that job, we were able to customize the product to meet our specific needs. It can do just about anything you need it to. There are capabilities that advance users can access that don't get in the way of other users.

Cons: It's a bit too expensive for us to give copies to everyone that could use it, so we give it to those who need it. It would be nice to be able to give it to more folks in the office, but I understand that to keep the software up to date and continuing to develop, they need to income. Just because I understand it doesn't mean I like it. :)

Overall: We're able to take drawings from other designers, to integrate their info with ours. With the software, we're able to quickly incorporate our information into the drawing packages that we send out.

A necessary tool for every professional representation of a project

Jul 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It is an unbelieaveable complete program. If you require a professional drawing for ay type of project, you can be sure that this program has all the necessary tools to make such drawings.

It's interface has a graphical representation of all the tools the program has, and they are organized in a very intuitive way, which is helpful for any person who is a beginner with the program.

It also has a feature that allows you to use any tool by typing the command assigned to such tool. Which is a huge help for any skilled user of the program, specially when you want to be time-efficient.

Cons: It might be a little difficult for any person beginning with the program, but with plenty practice you can be a very skilled plan drafter.

Overall: It helped me through my studies for my Civil Engineering degree. And it is an important tool to use during my daily work.

Move away from Vanilla

Feb 05, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Growing up using linework as the primary means to illustrate projects, Vanilla cad was all I ever needed. As the world of 3D became more common we needed to consider options. I run an engineering firm that focuses on facilities design for industrial facilities, so we didn't need the glitz and glamour of Revit, but we needed to enter the 3D world. Architecture made that happen.

Cons: Unfortunately, there are times when Revit is the stronger 3D program and as the industry moves towards this program, we tend to see the market forcing us away from Architecture and towards Revit. From AutoCAD to Architecture was really an easy shift. From Architecture to Revit will be a jump. Would be nice to have some additional rendering options with Architecture.

Overall: Architecture is the program to use when looking at functionality of building systems.

This software is good in making plans, I am impressed with its simplicity and ease of use functions

Feb 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: This software is good in making plans, I like that we are able to collaborate with each other with AutoCAD. Well AutoCAD software is good in making plans, I am impressed with its simplicity and ease of use functions. I like that a lot of people are familiar with this software when we share ideas its easy for others to understand. What I like most is its ability to accurately create 3D models

Cons: I hate when it crashes and we lose work this can be annoying, yes the performance on the RAM can be a challenge at times, this can improve.

Overall: I like that we are able to collaborate with each other with AutoCAD. Well AutoCAD software is good in making plans, I am impressed with its simplicity and ease of use functions. I like that a lot of people are familiar with this software when we share ideas its easy for others to understand. What I like most is its ability to accurately create 3D models

It's my daily drafting desk.

Oct 13, 2017
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: As far as the drafting tool is concerned, it is unmatched and definitely most popular one. Fast, reliable and precise. In the architectural work it's great for making quick underlays for further 3D processing in BIM software. The 3D modeling is quite complex with all the coordinate system setup but AutoCAD is very good to create precise 3D models from technical documentation.

It keeps compatibility between different versions. The integration with other Autodesk software is very good.

Cons: The next new versions follow very quickly so yours gets outdated quite fast. There are some very good ideas from other CAD software vendors, and I'd love to have them implemented in next versions of AutoCAD. Better research and listening to the requests of users would be desired.

Overall: I've created a lot of big to small scale successful projects.

Software that has evolved Computer-Aided Drawing

Feb 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: As an architecture student, I need to take my projects to the digital projection and AutoCad allows me to link with other programs to better visualize and present it. In addition, its functions are totally useful for those of us who are in this profession. It allows to include text, delimit, make cuts and others. Like all programs, it requires knowing the commands and thus be able to obtain better results when drawing.

Cons: Sometimes for having so much information and including more and more layers in the drawing makes it a bit slow to load, but also due to the capacity of the computer (Laptop or desktop) where this program is installed, the rest is great help and with the right license, correct handling is the best that can be possessed to design and design the design in dimensional and three-dimensional form.