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A 2D and 3D design and drafting platform that automates your design tasks and provides digital tools.


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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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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
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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
Ease of Use
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
Ease of Use
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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Excellence in the design edition of plans of any building.

Feb 28, 2018
5/5
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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.

Excellent digitizer

Mar 05, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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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
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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.

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Autocad, it was my design school.

Mar 13, 2018
3/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Working in AutoCAD is much easier than working on paper. We saved a lot of time and it's much simpler than that. Doing it by hand can be tedious and we also have to consider our prolixity when it comes to doing it on a sheet.
As Autodesk is launching new versions, they do not change much with respect to the previous ones so that the user does not have to update to something completely unknown. The latest versions are very similar, except that they add new small functions.
The configuration to print a drawing in AutoCAD in different formats is very easy. There are many formats included and we can adjust colors, margins, layers, among many other aspects.
AutoCAD has been linked to multiple platforms, with the benefit of being able to export and import files of all kinds. For example, we can bring an image or a block to the software, among other applications.

Cons: The main disadvantage is the high cost of the program, since the license costs a few dollars.
Knowing how to use the software fully requires a lot of time since there are many functions that are not so well known, and even that they are of little application, since they are very specific.
It requires a very powerful computer to work with the latest versions (especially in 3D). At least 2GB of RAM, 2GHz processing speed, and a space greater than 100GB on the hard drive.
If we make an object in 3D, with many details, brightness settings, brightness, details of materials, for the best commercial computer we have, it usually slows down a lot. There are better software to make 3D drawings that are more sophisticated, with more functions and that do not slow down so much when working with a very heavy file.

Overall: With autocad I learned to design with a computer, I learned to model, I learned CAD, it was my initial school.

Great software with a huge capacity for drafting.

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

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

Mar 30, 2018
5/5
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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.

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

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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3 / 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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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
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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.

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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
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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.

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

Jun 28, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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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

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

Mar 13, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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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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The best drafting software

Jan 19, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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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
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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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.

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

Sep 08, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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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.

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.

Versatile CAD Program

Jan 26, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It is very flexible and can be all things to all people. There are a dozen different ways to do everything, some are easier than others, some are just user preference. Overall this is a strong program that has matured well from the early days. There are very few bugs and nothing major. Bug fixes are usually handled quickly by AutoDesk.

Cons: It is a complex program to learn. It takes a great deal of time to learn to use all of the features. Truth be told most users only use a fraction of the features available to them.

Overall: AutoCAD is a great highly versatile piece of software. It is highly customizable. There are a multitude of third party applications that can be added on to get a custom feel without being a programmer. This is not a sit down a sit down and start drawing type of software. It takes time to learn but once learned it becomes an extension of the user.

AutoCAD is one of the best CAD design tools out there with almost limitless possibilities.

Jul 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I have been using AutoCAD for many years now and have seen the way the software has progressed over the years. What I like most about this software is the cutting edge and ahead of its time design tools that it makes available to its users. It has so many features and options that possibilities for designs are almost limitless. It is hard to get stuck when designing or drawing using this tool as there are many different ways that the software can be used to achieve desired end results and in this way sort of caters to individual user design preferences and ways of developing a design which can be quite subjective.

Cons: There isn't anything much I dislike about this software. The only downside I would say for me personally is that sometimes with complex design in different views, the software might get a little glitchy, as in some lines seems to "flash" or appear and disappear as the model is being rotated, but once stationary everything shows up perfectly fine. This could be just a matter of refresh rate, but again this is not a huge deal and does not take away from the value of this product as a whole.

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the software allows to show design criteria of civil engineering of projects construction

Feb 05, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: There' re three thing I like about the software, the built in database of electric installations, architecture standards and pre elaborated blocks, the ease of adapting more personalized formats and the possibility of generating views in three dimensions (3D) with their rendering finished of a project

Cons: Sometimes I hate the failure of the measurement system, that is not always keep the format as I like and the failure of memory that close suddenly the software, even if I don't have anything else open

Overall: My job it's based on this software because I'm a civil engineer and I'm a project manager for my own engineering firm. It's a very large software and every day I'm learning from it. I'm not use every command in the list of the software but I keep searching the best way to achieve the drawings and complete my goals on every project.

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Im an Architecture student, so i use frequently to represent technical plans in my projects.

Jul 03, 2018
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: AutoCad Is a program that allows you to represent all types of projects with accuracy, it is perfect for calculating spatial measurements in three dimensions. I can be used for any type of desing projects.
Also, the interface configuration allows me to handle colors that affect visual exposure less.

Cons: In general:
I use commands to do any modeling operation, so I think the interface of the buttons is a bit useless, hiding it and showing it only for special cases. It is a bit annoying

In particular:
The divide operation (DIV) does not have the same logical sequence of other operations. It should work with the same logic, such as Trick (TR) or Extender (EX)

Overall: I used autocad during all my academic preparation, and it is essential for any architecture company.

It is what it is

May 04, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Comments: This is a must have in your tool box. There are other programs out there that may do the "same thing" however, they will not have the seamless process of sharing drawings for one company to the next. Everyone has Autocad. Everyone. You should to. It is a must for your work flow.

Pros: AutoCad can do anything you need it to do. Also it is know world wide and in the drafting community it is the top program to use. Plenty of support both from the company as well as individuals who teach shortcuts/methods online.

Cons: While Autocad is world wide and know throughout the drafting community, it is a program that you need to be properly trained. You can try to learn it by your self, however you will be more successful if you are take classes and join yourself with others in that learning process.

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For me was a perfect way to show my projects and my work, incredibly, useful and powerful

Jun 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: What i like the most about this software is that it base his sistem on the basic of the desing so, all you need is to have a bit of spacial habilities and start create. Also this tool can be used for engineering (in all his fields), architecture, earth ciencs, and show visualy what do you want to create. You have many propieties about starting a desing, that you can play with you options until you can adapt him to you proyect.
You can change your platform for working, and put the background in a color you prefer, and put the pointer bigger or smaller, depends on what you want.

Cons: may be what i don't like about autocad, is when you start to using the program if that if you don't have a small notion of how the program work you couldn't start even to make a line. you could know the basic with a quicker tutorial when you install the program, but you only have all the codes and comands and new buttons, that can be tricky to use at the very begining.

Overall: i started to use Autocad when i was doing an internship about mining engineering, and need to create a flowchart about a mineral processing plant, so i start to create everything since cero. Thanks to that, i begin to develop habilities with the diferent tool that autodesk offer and got important jobs for me and my experience career.
with hard work i can create topographies plans, flowcharts, develop of a mining front of production or development, also structures for the office or mining processing plants, all that habilities and a lot more make me stand out for my name and my career.

It is a very useful program to make 2D drawings quickly.

Jun 22, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Power makes drawings in 2D by layers and how easy it is to manipulate the basic options to be able to draw in the program.
The simplicity to be able to scale the drawings and convert them to PDF files to print them.

Cons:
Your level of complexity to make pieces in 3D and then get the different views.
It is also a program that is not compatible with other CAD programs that are not from the same company.
In autocad you can not simulate effort states or animations of the 3D pieces that are made, where it is also difficult to assemble a set of pieces to form a single one.

Overall: I managed to make several plans, which were required in the different subjects studied in my mechanical engineering career and thus be able to deliver a design or projects with all their detailed plans.

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Hands-down best design and drafting software for beginner engineers

May 31, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It uses precise measurements and Autocad has been a leader in the design field for many decades. Although google sketchup may seem intuitive etc for quick sketches to throw around, Autocad is very precise and works from a measurement perspective. Mech, Civil and other engineers should be using this or Solidworks etc.

Cons: It is pricey, and the installation files may force you to use and store projects in only certain folders. Also files are not cross compatible with other platforms and even other versions of same software so as 3D printing becomes more ubiquitous, the user has to be aware of the right format to share during collaborations.

Overall: My firm got all the benefits, I personally just got to design cool looking things.

Architects and Engineers loyal friend

Nov 20, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It's efficient, simple and widely used among other disciplines in the industry. I appreciate that Autodesk offered free education version which helps graduated students to catch up faster in their professional life. It's easy to learn and satisfied most of the tasks that I required Autocad to do.

Cons: Can't seem to tell the difference between each upgrade. Hatch is still pretty bad and sometimes printed funny. Sometimes I still relies on lisps to resolve my issues. Feel like AutoCAD is a bit stagnant while Revit is catching up so fast. Stilll experiencing mild hiccups in editing blocks and switching paper space.

Overall: It's an industrial standard software. It's important in doing quick draft and communication with other construction disciplines.

The software allows for the preparation of plans for both conceptual and building purposes.

Aug 09, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: The software is somewhat intuitive and allows even novice users to prepare drawings with only limited experience. The software also allows experienced users to create professional drawings for conceptual as well as building uses in a short span of time. Required drawing revisions/changes are also easily performed and can be reverted should the need arise.

Cons: Sometimes the software will get bogged down making the drawing process slow and tedious. This is usually corrected by saving and restarting the program. The software also has major updates every few years usually requiring the users to have to search the help document or the program to learn where certain features are now accessible.

Being an architect my experience with autocad is very good. It is very easy to learn.

May 02, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: it complete all the basic requirement to work in 2d. It has auto specification check feature , It has reduced time to design as drafting take alot of time . It offers easy reuse of the designs , The costly mistakes in the design or the production can be avoided , And you can modify the existing ideas that saves the time

Cons: it is not suited for 3D as it has fewer options ., It requires high-quality computer hardware that can be costly .The people need to be trained how to use the software that also adds to the costs , And it requires a PC

Overall: Any changes in manually drafted paper drawings would require the draftsman to draw the drawing again.But in autocad we do the changes in the same drawing and save the time.

It is a tool used in the design area, a great help for the design of drawings or 3D modeling

Jun 27, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros:
It is an effective tool for the professional and student architecture, engineering and basic drawing, has extensive editing capabilities that allow the user an exact and optimal design, its interface is very pleasing to the eye and has multiple options to select the same command, allows printing in different scales and formats to suit the user

Cons:
It is an oversized program, that is, it has a large number of little-known and unused commands, depending on the large number of designs made in the same file, this system creates obstacles in the system that do not allow its continuous use, at the risk of generating errors that close the program without previous saved

Greatest tool for an engineering company.

Apr 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Autocad is extremely powerful, it is a drawing tool that can work for any type of situation, we have created electrical, mechanical, civil and architectural plans with it, also room designs and layouts. It has so many features that make the use of other cad tools unnecessary if you can afford it.

Cons: It can be overwhelming, since there are so many comands you need to know just to perform the most simple actions such as drawing a circle or a line, it could be more streamlined. Also it is really expensive.

Overall: Autocad has helped us create precise drawings really easily, it's libraries are so complete that most of the drawings are almost pre drawn. If you can afford it's really high price then it's totally worth it.

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Nice to use software with a very acceptable interface ideal for working 2d drawings

Jun 01, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: ideal to make plans 2d all the work of drawing of architecture is done very fast and efficiently the commands allow you to solve complex shapes and streamline drawings of greater difficulty, the 2d interfaces is very clear and precise to quickly learn the use of software

Cons: its 3d version is very complex and uncompetitive with the rest of the softwares of the branch, performing renders is very unproductive with a lot of dedication time and does not end well, it still does not have a library of tools that allows downloading and using elements previously performed optimally.

Overall: benefits of work in the area of architecture and construction as a complement to the architecture and engineering project

AutoCad has been a huge help to me at all stages of my career

Nov 09, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: When it comes to designing, AutoCad is as simple as it gets. They make the changes required to keep up with the times but keep enough the same so that the older users can keep up with little to no issues. From basic lines to more complex modeling, there's not much you can't do. I've used many other AutoDesk softwares such as Revit, Civil 3D, and Inventor. They all take notes from AutoCad. Any company that ever has to draw or design must have this tool.

Cons: The modeling in AutoCad is fairly complex and cumbersome. I'm in the Structural Steel industry and we use AutoCad for very small and quick sketches. Anything more complex than a couple of lines and some text gets put into our 3D modeling softwares.

Overall: This software is as simple as it gets when it comes to drawing. That's not a knock, but a compliment. Having this software readily available is unbelievably helpful. There's not always a need to have to go in and model something in 3D. Being able to sit down and sketch up a handrail or ladder in a matter of minutes due to having blocks to work off of is incredibly helpful to our organization.

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The CAD drawer on the market

Feb 03, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: If you are looking for the best software to make a great design or planning a new house, building or urbanization, Autocad is the software for you. This software offers a lot of tools to make draws, the features are virtually endlees you can draw, measure, analyze angles, make 3D models, print, set work spaces, set how many layouts you want, and so many other features. With Autocad you can design anything you want in a very shor period of time.

Cons: You have to know about architecture and design to use this software, this a very specialize software, not for everyone, the set of feature are huge but if you do not know anything about design you are simple wasting your time using this software.

Overall: With Autocad we can redesign a huge amount of spaces in the theaters specially in the old ones, we do this job in two times, the first was direct in the place doing the measures and fixing details, the second was, making a draw in Autocad and fixed the spaces to improve and the activities that we have to do to remodelling the theaters.

AutoCAD a powerful design and project builder tool

Mar 29, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Working in AutoCAD is more feasible and practical than if it were to be done by hand. It reduces the time frame to deliver a project and is simpler. It's linked to multiple platforms, with the benefit of being able to export and import files of all kinds and upload them in AutoCAD 360 or A360. Practicality ease in the modifications and order drawings and design change requests.

Cons: The initial cost of ownership is high. Requires high specs for processor speed, high amount of storage and an up to 8 GB to run it smoothly and get the most of it. Takes a lot of time to get the most from all the features and options since they are very specific.

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I love the program is very friendly and easy to learn, totally recommended.

Mar 03, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It seems to me an efficient program, with respect to the activities that must be developed as professionals in the area, it is a program that facilitates the creation of plans, be they from any branch of engineering, topography, architecture, among others related, since It is easy to use, the tools are well designed for the user to develop quickly and efficiently. the 2D and 3D works are of high level, the graphics are excellent, the impression is easy to adapt it to the desired scale. I recommend the use of this program extensively.

Cons: As for the cons you could comment, there are some functions that are not used so often, therefore there should be an option to hide them and give more priority to others used, they should also do a tutorial for beginners, how to use the pre-established tools , that is interactively with examples to help new users, in the learning process or simply to refresh the memory of regular users.

Overall: the benefits obtained with the use of autocad is the speed with which the problems are solved when generating an architectural, engineering or topographic project since time is saved in the execution of plans obtaining topographic surveys with the introduction of coordinates, the base for a floor plan is already obtained. In the area of architecture you get the floor plans and 3D views of them giving a better view of the final result you want to achieve. In short there are many effective benefits with the use of this program.

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for anyone who is dedicated to designing is ideal

Jun 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I have used this Software for about 20 years, I think it's fantastic! With a little practice, this Software is useful to do whatever your imagination or your knowledge allows, from the most basic for schools to the most scientific or technological you need. I have made many architectural designs and other branches and I still think it is super versatile, useful and additive. Once you know how to manage this Software, you think about doing almost everything with it.

Cons: Although the platform maintains some of the characteristics of the previous update, many times you must spend a little time in returning to the environment created, which will always be a better update. The other aspect is that it is an expensive Software, but it is worth it.

Overall: It has many commands that if you know how to use it, they make your work easier, giving you time. Convert files from other design software to linear or vice versa. The 3-dimensional design options work very well. You can go creating specific libraries of the area that you need. You can make very good presentations.

One of the most functional software package i have ever used.

May 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Autocad is extremely flexible for various users who posses little to significant level of experience. It has basic functions/ tools aswell as more advanced for those who use it daily.
The layout can be changed to suit preferences which is extremely useful with a release of new versions, saving you tremendous amount of time from having to learn where all the tools you have come accustom to went.
The ability to set every single setting you can imagine makes this extremely powerfull software with endless capabilities.

Cons: Due to endless capabilities of this software there are large number of functions/ tools which, if you are new can be daunting and overwhelming at first. To use this software proficiently, the user needs to invest significant amount of time for self development.

Overall: The concepts you visualize can be quickly brought to life using this 2D drafting package. The large number of tools, tutorials and functions help you tackle almost anything you can think of and removes any limitations other software packages might impose.

AutoCAD is essential to creating correctly scaled vector dwgs

May 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This is the industry standard in creating 2d vector dwgs. All other vector programs like Adobe Illustrator and others have import options to bringing in AutoCAD dwgs (there's a reason for that). Its the program taught in most architecture/engineering/drafting schools and is what Revit modeling program is loosely based on. All 2d drafting starts here.

Cons: Once you move on from the 2d space to 3d, you will see the limitations of AutoCAD. This is strictly catered for 2d dwgs and it is very difficult to link dwgs across separate files as you would be able to do in BIM programs.

Overall: This is the base of the pyramid. You can't go anywhere in drafting without this program.

This is our engineering design app for our company

Apr 28, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Application of much potential for design, creation and editing in engineering, the most popular. It has no margin of error in the calculation of points and is accepted by our customers at all levels

Cons: As a platform administrator, the things that our AutoCad users have complained about the most is that when it exceeds a number of points the program tends to give memory errors, which means that it has to invest in a much more efficient hardware, and therefore more expensive. Additionally, in the printing area, it seems that AutoCad is disconnected from the printing system of the operating system when it comes to sending a map to the Plotter.

Great drafting software and an industry standard, however the new pricing structure hurts SMB

Apr 16, 2018
2/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
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1 / 5
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Comments: We love using AutoCAD, unfortunately Autodesk doesn't make viable business sense with their subscription services.

Pros: AutoCAD has been the standard computer aided drafting and design software for well over 20 years. It has an ever-increasing list of features which, at times, can almost be overwhelming. It's help menu and community forums help new AutoCAD users navigate the software efficiently.

Cons: The biggest drawback, in all honesty, is the 2016 switch to subscription only purchases. The lack of perpetual licenses and the annual subscription costs give all small to medium business owners pause, as this can cost several thousand dollars per person per year!

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great program for the realization of architectural design, drawings drawings in 3 and 2 dimensions

Mar 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: You can design all kinds of flat figures, with pressure in the drawn, infinite board has all the necessary tools for what you want to create. in my concept it is the most complete design program that has been created, the renderings are great

Cons: it is a costly and demanding program of the memory capacity of the equipment where it is installed so that they can take advantage of all their functions in their entirety and all their functions can be visualized

Overall: I have managed to do great work very proctico since you can digitize them and insprint the vesesque you want as well as dwg and export to pdf that facilitates modifications and deliver in various formats to the client

Excellent 2D program for drafters and Architects.

May 24, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: -Straight forward commands -Ribbon with icons easily available if you do not know commands off the top of your head -Excellent for large and small architectural or engineering firms -Autodesk community has multiple forums if you ever need help solving an issue -If you are a student or teacher, you are allowed a full product version license for 3 years -Updated versions are very user friendly, especially with dynamic blocks

Cons: -Very expensive if you are not a student or teacher and must purchase product -Fatal errors occur and you lose your work (not all the time, but when this does happen, it is a drag!)

I have been using AUTOCAD for 7 years now as a designer and every update brings better changes.

Aug 21, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The newer versions make features that are a lot like REVIT easier to use. I love that the HELP and the AUTOCAD help library makes finding design solutions easier. I use to have such a hard time finding help for commands or actions. I also love how there are multiple ways to do a function.

Cons: I had a hard time finding the new shortcuts for some of the commands. EXAMPLE: LAYON changed to LAYUNISO and I could not figure out why my layers were stil grayed out after used the LAYON command.

Overall: This software is the standard across the board with design and architecture. Even if I change jobs , I am confident that they will be using AutoCAD and AutoDesk software.

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I can design oil pipelines with high precision and details

May 02, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This software is good for everything, but especially when you work in the oil industry and need to design an draw a new pipeline, AutoCAD is the best option, because is not only about draw, is about precision and detail, measuring, valves, employees, and so many elements that you need to apply to design this type of element and all that things you can do it easily in AutoCAD.

Cons: I really do not have anything bad to say about this software, for me works perfect, it comes we all the tools that I need to design the oil pipelines with precision and detail, and I can even modeling the pipes on 3D if I want.

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I've used AutoCAD for about 5 years and have found it very helpful in completing my drafting tasks.

Feb 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The thing that AutoCAD excels in is the ability to create multiple drawings and models. It really is the leading platform for any sort of digital drawing and drafting in the construction world. Auto Desk is fairly user friendly and intuitive. Transfer of files and collaboration is well done and helps business projects run smoothly.

Cons: The least impressive thing about the AutoCAD program is the range it has in the 3D realm. Other programs surpass it when it comes to 3D modeling.

Overall: Not only was I able to complete course requirements while in school, I am able to successfully use this product to design job specific products for work.

Designing is made easier with the latest version of Autocad and the shortcuts within.

May 21, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: I have been using AUTOCAD since Version 10 way back when. Occasional usage and gaps between employers has created new learning curves (for me) since I am self taught. I truly enjoy the program and use it proficiently now.

Pros: Easy to use short cuts expedite maneuverability while designing. I use this product to create from crude pencil sketches provided by our sales team. My co workers and associates at White Sign Company - LLC are constantly amazed at the higher level of professionalism our blueprints and plans have become.

Cons: Searching through all the date to locate certain aspects (without any formal training) is cumbersome.

I have been using this software for almost 20 years. It is my go-to for drafting.

Jan 23, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I like the versatility to be able to draw anything, and easily find blocks from other users and vendors when needed. This is a very highly used software program in my industry and has many outlets to help you figure out how to do what you need it to do.

Cons: There is one command that AutoCad does not do that other software I have used includes. The ability to copy/rotate in one command is very handy, and AutoCad itself does not have this option.

Overall: It makes drawing for clients easy, and complete. All my contacts in the industry use it as well, so it is very easy to share drawings and ideas across the Construction teams.

The best software for graphical design in two (2D) or three (3D) dimensional

Apr 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: As a collaborator of more than 30 years in an engineering company, I have been able to observe the evolution, strength and continuity over time of this software in the area of drawing and design.
Each version outperforms the previous one and adapts to technological developments to get the most out of it and improve production.

Cons: Like all specialized software, the learning process to get the most out of it and the benefits of it takes time. This can't be considered cons but rather a suggestion for anyone who wants to be an average or senior user of this software.

It is an easy to use and functional tool

Jun 27, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: which is a relatively accessible tool, especially for students,
it is a functional, productive tool thanks to what it is to use it is a software that is compatible with almost all types of pc in the market, something escensial so that many people can use it.

Cons: the way to make radios, curves and calculation area should be more precise.
does not present its own table to export points, but depends on the excel for it.
should have more types of hatch and present a function for the calculation of volumes of regular figures

Overall: the software simplifies and optimizes my work

Overall pretty good and smooth experience with the software.

Sep 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: 1. Down to earth basic functions.
2. Very flexible. Can do pretty much everything we need, either 2D or 3D, for office or the field.

Cons: 1. The software does go freezing or crushing and sometime couldn't get recovered.
2. The file size goes up so easily and often over 20 MB, especially when drawing in 3D, which means couldn't send to others via email.
3. The fonts, publishing color file (.ctb) and X-refs are not transferred when the CAD file is sent to others. Hopefully it could be some library built-in with the file itself.

Overall: Creating contract drawings, shop drawings; 2D & 3D coordination

I use autocad for my CNC software for sheet metal nesting.

Jun 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love autocad for 2D sheet metal programming. It allows me to keep different features on part geometry on different layer which by turning on and off I can create CNC programs which requires that flexibility. This software .dwg or .dxf files are being used as input for sheet metal press brake programming and it makes the job so much easy

Cons: Not much to complain about other than the license cost. Other thing I can think of is when licenses are shared I have to wait till someone releases the license.

Overall: Flexibility easy to use used as input to lot of CNC softwares

The best design program that has been created. Simple and powerful

Mar 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: What I like most is the functionality, it's as simple or as complex as you say it is.
It is a powerful design tool that allows you to draw from a simple plan of a house to a three-dimensional model of an airplane with every detail.

Cons: You must have a previous training to be able to draw a line. Some functions are somewhat complex due to the great scope of this powerful tool so it is not advisable to use it without help if you are a beginner.

Overall:
I do not know what I would do without it, it is something essential in every home and office, for the design of any element that is desired.

From AutoCAD14 to 2017

Apr 04, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have been using this software since 1997, and it's still one of the best for 2d drawings. User-friendly, with a good interface for all the most common function. There are tons of hidden function that might be easier to use, but if you learn the tricks it works perfectly.

Cons: I am not a fan of the 3d drawing system, especially for architecture.
You can export the files and work easily with other programs (like Adobe Illustrator), but sometimes I experienced glitches exporting and importing files.

Overall: Easy to use, flexible, easy to share information and files

Efficient Program...Glad I was born after the computer.. T-squares, drafting pens are not for me!

Jun 08, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I have been using AutoCAD since release 14 in the late 1990's. New tools and commands have made drafting and design that much easier. Plans can be drawn up in minutes and hours, not days.

Cons: The bugs in AutoCAD can be down right annoying. Autodesk Help is not all that helpful most f the time, when it is a widespread bug. Look toward Google in order to help resolve a lot of issues.

Overall: Makes my life that much easier. Having been in manual drafting to computer aided design.. makes anyone's life that much easier...until the software bugs start...fatal errors before saving,etc. But at least there are backup files.

Industry Standard Drafting Package

Nov 04, 2016
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Works well all the time.

Cons: Expensive. Updates rarely have added functionality that we use.

Overall: I have looked at other drafting software because AutoCAD is mighty expensive. But when we consider that everyone in our organization is already producing with the software and it is what all of our consultants use, no other system seems worth the money that might be saved in the long term. We have never had issues with reliability or functionality. It does everything we need it to do and much more. I have never used AutoCAD LT, but it may be a good option for small organizations that do not need all of the functionality of the full package.

Recommendations to other buyers: AutoCAD LT may a good fit for smaller organizations and individuals.

The industry standard for 2D design

Jun 02, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Our design team utilizes AutoCAD extensively as part of our 2D design process. For plan-based drafting, it is the defacto standard. There is a wealth of tools available to speed up the drawing process and it is fairly straightforward to write code to automate and extend capabilities.

Cons: The user interface tends to change without warning between releases and not as much care is given to backward compatibility. Even though it is capable of design in 3D, performance suffers a lot and we found the tools to be rather buggy.

A Joy, Creation and Exploration

Sep 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: I like how this software, only does exactly as you tell it to do. I may not have some of the fancy facets of specialized software, but it is pure in its ability to be exact, and demands creativity for certain problems to be solved.

Cons: What I dislike is always part of what I like the most, AutoCAD is not going to be doing most of of the work for you, so some tasks become drawn out or repetitive.

Overall: This software has made me adhere to the precision that I would demand from the product itself. It keeps me sharp, and lets anything imaginable be seen with your eyes.

AutoCAD is very helpful for drafting any structural drawings for civil engineers

Jul 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It has a comprehensive set of functions for drafting any civil and mechanical drawings. Having used it for many of my research projects and it always works well and satisfies every need. AutoCAD is feasible to produce both 2D and 3D drawings, which can be later imported to finite element analysis software, such as ANSYS APDL and Workbench, SAP2000, and ETABS. Compared with the other 3D drafting software SolidWorks, which can be imported to finite element analysis software as well, AutoCAD has a more generic setting to produce drawings in the aspect of civil, mechanic, etc.

Cons: If using the academic versions of AutoCAD, every drawing displays a plot stamp or watermark when it is printed, which may not look professional when use it for professional, commercial, or for-profit purposes. This software would freeze when many plots open at the same time.

I've been on AutoCad for almost 30 years... Since the first versions.

May 22, 2018
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It makes designing a home or commercial project easier than any other software available. Plenty of tools, and some customization is available.

Cons: Way too expensive for the common designer to afford. And now we have to pay yearly too. It's too much overhead at times.

Way too many tools available, AutoCad tries to be everything for everyone. Most designers use 10-20 commands about 95% of the time. Could be boiled down while still maintaining the core engine and capabilities.

Overall: Faster, more complete Cad design of construction drawings.

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I am a civil engineer and i ust this programm for plan making on building permitions

May 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: it is a basic drawing programm, but with great accuracy. I most like it cause i can draw on 2d and watch the building on 3d. also is great on collaboration with surveyor engineer plans.

Cons: it s price. it is very expensive, and in the market this time there are a lot of programms that offer almost the same with 1/3 of the price

Overall: it is the top plan drawing programm in the world, with a lot of collaboration with other engineers who use it. almost all my collagues have it and it is easy to use each other drawings. it has a lot of 3d objects too, and is great for rendering too.

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sticks n letters in the LT version

Apr 02, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It does the basics and I'm used to the interface, it is also not loaded up with a bunch of stuff I don't need. therefore I can run it on my power book. I do like the new model of yearly subscriptions as opposed to purchasing the software out right.

Cons: Does not have specific features I'm looking for. I'm talking basic stuff like annotating distances and bearings onto a line, like they have in Civil 3d. Expensive for what I need it for.

Overall: Basically the foundation of my business, so I appreciate what Autocad delivers to their clients.

The standard program for drafting; old reliable.

Jul 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The core of the program never changes, despite all the iterations. Easy to use, quick to pick up, and effective for any level of planning or design.

Cons: I don't like that the program in it's later iterations, requires an upgraded operating system and using it on some newer operating systems can result in crashes or freezing. It can also be annoying to some users when newer iterations completely change the layout and interface, which can be a serious learning curve for users that have dealt with older versions.

Autocad is my most usable program.I started to use 8 years ago.

May 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: I am IT engineer. I started to use AutoCAD when I was starting to designing our company network and security systems. I tried to use easier software for our solution. But I found best solution in autocad.

Cons: Prices so high. Also Autocad is uses lots of resource. I dont use every day, sometimes I have to create basic plan. I must not install full packed of autocad. Alternatively you can sell basic version of autocad.

Overall: I learned designing construction plant with autocad. It was helpful metering network systems in company.

This application is one of the most efficient in the design of spaces that have been made.

May 22, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: They are constantly updating icons, menus and everything related to the culture of design in third dimension. It is a product that is worth using for its easy access and availability.

Cons: More frequent improvements or updates are needed with the use of the designs. Have more pre-designs. Expand the capacity of file registration and improve customer service.

Overall: He helped me to organize my plans and their designs. The codes that are handled in this product are variable and are very good. Thing that did not help me from other similar applications.

Document and Drawings drafting and modifications in an industrial environment

Jul 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Endless abilities and calculations, design modifications and changes are made available to the user who is looking to change engineering drawings and documents. AutoCad is the high value software used in the engineering document modification business.

Cons: User training internally and included with the purchase of AutoCad beyond the very basic would be a good addition. Instead, we rely on exterior sources for information. AutoDesk could inflate their cost if they include this training.

The subscription plan really worth it

Feb 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: AutoCAS is still the best software for engineers for sure

Pros: I recently sign up for the subscription plan for the AutoDesk Products and really worth it. You have the opportunity to have all the 3 years version of the products of the windows and also MAC side. Which is great!

Cons: The AutoCad 2017 was crushing my computer all the time. It is a Heavy software specially if you are using Desktop Parallels. The Mac version works great but defiantly is a lot different ans you may get delay in a learning curve.

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Geological information with AutoCAD

Feb 27, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the desk presentation of the software, the ribbon commands and the text commands options. The software is very flexible and I like the different options I have to show a desire plan, as a geological survey. I can draw a plan, and sections of a desire point, indicating the point ID and depth and soil characteristics. In addition, I can insert tables to import the laboratories results to complete the geological information

Cons: I don't like the printing capabilities of the software because is too much to deal with in only one step, I mean the paper size, the format for the layout, the color schema for layers, the printing style for layers and the final output

Overall: I've been on the geological surveys and environmental consulting around 20 years and this software have the ability to explain the situations in our daily work better than anyone in the market

I have used autocad mostly for student work on daily basis, iit is indispensable to me.

Jun 11, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It is like having an infinite sheet where you can draw pretty much anything on any scale
It has a student version, for the ones who can't afford the paid version
It is a simple tool
Everyone use it at work projects or student projects

Cons: Not so good on 3D dimension
It takes a lot of RAM
It has a few version that cuestionable
Too many commands to remember all

Overall: Stundent project tool, and also for work. We work with it to design roads, buildings, bridges and pretty much any structure of our field.

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The commercial CAD program par excellence!

Jun 24, 2018
5/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: From its beginnings in the 80s, autodesk redefined computer-aided design (CAD). With improvements in stability, fidelity and performance in 2D drawings, import of PDF files (import geometry). In the 3D section there was a substantial improvement in performance, it also has an app store with collaborations to make your work easier.

Cons: Autocad is not a simple application not everyone can handle it, it requires previous technical knowledge to draw (architecture or engineering) and its strong point is also your Achilles heel, because being so specific can become very complicated when you need to do something simple

Overall: I used autocad many times throughout my career because it is an essential requirement, but nowadays there are other applications that do the same job in a simpler way, as well as other autodesk versions ... but in short if you want to learn how to use CAD As senior professionals would do, this is your tool.

Is the best CAD software in the market

Mar 24, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: As an engineer working with autocad is something that I do in an early basis. Working on the DWG files is extremely easy once you get the hang of it, and you can achieve a level of precision that is unparalleled by any other cad software. I've used it in works that are so varied, since designing upgrades for my own house with the blueprints i digitized, designing in my company and P&ID updating in large plants.

Cons: Learning autocad at the begining can be overwhelming, and for using it the best way possible you have to learn every single command that it offers, so be prepared to invest lots of time to domain it.

Best 2D Modeling Software

Feb 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: Overall I'm satisfied with AutoCAD and have been for years. I'm sure i'll be using it years to come as well.

Pros: One of the best programs out there for 2D drawing and drafting. It is the go to software for many industries. Great interface and easy to use once you learn it.

Cons: Not much support for on the go people. Needs a boost in the mobile department. Could use a little help with the 3D modeling as well. Also they need to get rid of the yearly subscription. The license was much better and cheaper!

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Irreplaceable tool for any technical drawing work;

Jul 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like the easy navigation and the choice of tools in the panel. The program itself is really lightweight considering the amount of work it gets done. This is truly amazing software, one of the best and most known on the market. It is a great choice no matter you need it professionally or personally.

Cons: You need some time devoted to the program so you can become an advanced user, but it is really worth every minute you invest.

Overall: Planning projects to slightest details.

Great product, used extensively throughout the industry.

Jul 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use, extra functionality in regards to commands, customization of interface and allowance of new commands and macros with some coding ability and knowledge.

Cons: Freezes occasionally, especially when you have multiple files open at the same time. Also freezes when you work with hatches, for some reason editing hatches crashes the program all the time. You need an expensive computer to run this program.

Overall: Aids in design and layout, ease of drafting and printing, and excellent presentation

Everyday workflow. I use it as an Architectural Designer at the office.

Jun 25, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The software has to be understood as a canvas. It gives you the tools to sketch so you have to think what you would do by hand, but with an incredible accuracy.

Cons: The same Pro is also a Con. Nowadays architecture is leaning towards BIM so you can really tell that the software has been evolving from the 90s, adding more architectural identity but, now that the revolution is at hand, you have to switch to BIM software and consider AutoCAD as just a sketching aid.

Best software for drafting construction plans

Apr 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I'm using AutoCad for many many years now. Working in construction and surveying industry is the best program to use for drafting plans. AutoCad keeps improving every year and the help support has answers for almost any problems. It is a complex program, so proper training is required.

Cons: Some versions were not as good, but they come up with new and improved updates. It is a costly software, but they have a free version for students.

AutoCAD Architecture is very unique and easy to used.

Apr 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Its easy to use and hasn't changed much through out the versions. You can export to Revit/ Sketchup/ wtc. which makes it easier for use the program between trades and consultants. I really liked the use of tools for architectural designs. You can create anything to exact specifications with ease. Thumbs up to this wonderful product.

Cons: It is really expensive and The processing speed needs to be improved. It takes a while to get used to all tools and services at your disposal but once you have fully understand the tool then it become easier day by day

Overall: Good software for the engineers and Architect

An everyday Tool

Nov 03, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: * Link additional Files
* Block Creation
* Layer management
* 3D drafting
*Compatibility between CAD versions

Cons: * TroubleShooting

Overall: I have been working with this application since 1995, and I have the opportunity of capturing the feature implementation since then. It is a very logical and self explanatory where you can get basic functionality in very short time. Ability to "Xref" other CAD files is very useful.

This software is well established in the AEC industry and allows for consistent flow of information between several disciplines.

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A useful tool that I use for make my detailed plans of the various designs of building and home.

May 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros:
I like, the details that I can make both in 2d and three-dimensional, the precision of the program and ease to perform the respective calculations.
it is complete for all the design of buildings and house from facades, distribution, o planta ceiling among others.

Cons: It is not an easy software to manage when we are starting. That is not something you will learn in a couple of days, At the beginning it takes a lot of dedication

Industry standard for drafting and design

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Overall, AutoCAD is an amazing computer aided drafting product and any professional firm should utilize the Autodesk suite of products.

Pros: AutoCAD is the industry standard for the construction industry, and provides a powerful set of features with an intuitive interface. Experience draftspersons can navigate through the various menus and commands with ease.

Cons: AutoCAD can be resource intensive and having multiple files open at once can tie down your system resources.

very useful to present my projects does not cease to amaze me with all the functions that it has

Jun 25, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros:
one of the things that I like most is that it has several tools in the electrical, mechanical and plumbing industries that help a lot in that type of project that are the most common

gives you the option to combine the comments with your project to present it more clearly
Each time you have more relationship with other platforms and that allows you to import or export your projects and make multiple committees.

Cons:
Knowing how to fully use the software takes a bit since it has multiple functions.

the computer that must be used must have minimum conditions since at the time of using the program it uses a lot of resources of it,

Overall: Less work time, productivity when drawing. a more professional presentation, with tools for project management. You can share information effectively and immediately.

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I use AutoCAD everyday.

Feb 08, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that I can create technical drawings and export them for a variety of uses. I use it to export PDF to share with colleagues. I use it to export .eps to import into creative programs like Illustrator, so that the concepts are scaled correctly.

Cons: I wish AutoCAD was more seamless across PC and MAC platforms. I use a MAC, but I am also skilled in PC, so that works, but people who don't know both would struggle.

Overall: I can do my job!

Autocad is heart for the engineers in day to day work. It has been spectacular to work with it.

Apr 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: 1. Easy to access the command and edit the design drawing.
2. Very user friendly for the draftsman for creating design drawings.
3. Easy to update the drawing for the changes during project drawing.
4. It helps to create trouble free installation guide during execution.

Cons: It takes more time to open and close while working in project drawing, The processing speed needs to be improved. Rest all features are unbelievable.

Top Design Software

Nov 11, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Seemingly unlimited capabilities, form and function, and support (from Autodesk and the online community).

Cons: You can't learn how to use AutoCAD overnight. It takes time and a willingness to learn to become efficient.

Overall: AutoCAD has allowed my company to produce quality drawings for our clients and field staff. If anyone is trying to determine the best design software to meet his or her needs, AutoCAD will meet and exceed your expectations.

Recommendations to other buyers: If AutoCAD is your choice, hire a professional to produce the product you need.

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the most powerful tool you will find in the market, nothing beats autocad

Mar 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is the most powerful tool in the field of CAD, stable, fast. the georeferencing module is great for raster work, the tools for vectoring are impeccable, easy to use and extremely accurate. it's perfect

Cons: the module of importing files must be improved, sometimes it generates errors and the results are not as expected, it should incorporate a help system for the theme of commands

Overall: is the basic tool I use to vectorize contours for map design

Autodesk AutoCAD

Nov 07, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: multi industrial application

Overall: 4 years using it in Survey and mapping, 6 years training users on it, autoCAD is a product which really don't need review, it was at the begining of CAD and it is now well placed in the industry.
it's extension is clarely a standard ! if you don't have an AutoCAD, wish you have Tools to export to AutoCAD format: DWG.
So what to know about it:
- 2 versions Full and LT, LT doesn't have 3D Tools.
- licensing is tending to become monthly or annual and no more perpetual = gain is that client will always got the last version and improvements and updates.
- it's a standard (really, ask around every drafter knows dwg format! )
- not hard to learn but it needs few hours of presentation because of all the features it contains but to draw a single plan few hours are needed, and after that you'll speak AutoCAD !!!

Recommendations to other buyers: learn with a good trainer Fundamentals learn alone and practice a lot go to a higher level with having problems and solving them, speaking with others about the software

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The best for software for design

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I start using Autocad just to do some modifications of my house, but later I saw the potential of this software and now I do a lot of work with it. Autocan has a huge amount of tools for make designs of everything you thinking from small spaces like a bathroom to more complex and big construction like stadiums. I like very most this program because I can handle easily and all the tools are so friendly, and I also can do 3D modelling to see how is make creation changing the space, I absolutely love this software.

Cons: This a very heavy software for a computer you have to be equipped with the right hardware, the 3D modelling demands a lot of memory a video card, in tipically home computer you cannot enjoy all the potential of this great software.

Overall: I can design a lot spaces of my house with great precision, handling every detail with this software this help to introduce me in the design work a earn an extra money making designs of houses for so many people.

As Civil engineer, I use it everyday at my work, to make engineering drawings in 2D o 3D perspective

Jun 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Very easy to use, with some practice
it is compatible with a microsoft lenguage, so it fits well with excel programming
you can import or export arquitectural plans to structural analysis softwares like ETABS or SAP2000

Cons: To use some characteristics you need a powerful computer to handle the rendering or bigger 3D plans.

Overall: Every projects in which I've worked, I have the need to use the products from autodesk, and they never have dissappoint me

It's an excellent program por architecture and engineering projects.

Jun 27, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I really appreciate the way it show you different options and features, the way it keep tracks of the points of interest so it make it really easy to draw.

Cons: I don't really like some of 3D functions, they could program it better, and even I like the snap options sometimes is stubborn and it doesn't let you pick the point you want.

Overall: Really comfortable for doing all my
Civil engineering students projects in the least time with the best quality.

AUTOCAD 2018 LT

Jun 21, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: - the new GIS feature with satellite imagery overlap comes in very handy - The software is more stable than the older version specifically AutoCAD LT 2013. Our company had stand-alone licenses and with the transition into Windows 10, we bought 2018 LT.

Cons: - Wasn't impressed with the stability of the mobile application for on site use and client presentations - Not many impressive features since the 2013 version

I started using it when I was an architecture student and I continued in my first job

Apr 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This software is the most used its graphical environment is very friendly and I found it installed in practically all the jobs I had. That is, I did not have to learn another one because although they changed the versions it was easy to update to use it

Cons: The most recent versions require more and more hardware resources so in many cases you should improve the performance of the computer in terms of RAM and disk.

Best software i ever had. Great in use.

Oct 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Overly it is great in use. It makes easy to find a quantity of material and make easy to calculate quantity by drawing.
It is user friendly to pick up the basics of the program and start drawing right away.

Cons: Jobs like drafting can be tied to the economy, so during recessions many can be laid off. So these jobs can therefore be outsourced to other countries where employers can pay lower wages.

Overall: Make all work easy with efficiency.

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Autocad is a fantastic program! Don't use the fake stuff. Not worth it!!

May 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: You can almost do anything you want with Autocad. I have designed logos, architectural drawings, designed 3D objects. Your mind is your limit with this program. Must have!!!

Cons: There is a reason why you go to school for Autocad. The amount of material in AutoCAD can be overwhelming. If you take it slowly use youtube and have a hungry desire to learn it can be done without going to school.

Overall: I am able to draw my thoughts....

i took a week long class on how to use autocad and was able to use it at my work

Jan 18, 2018
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 easy to use and the user community is huge. I like work in the 2d drawings but i am not too crazy about the 3d. it is easy to pick up on how to use the functions in this software but i would like to see it a little more intuitive.

Cons: i do wish you could add custom buttons to the ribbon. if you are allowed to do this i haven't seen how

Overall: the ability to create and manage our cad work and love the integration with Vault

I got a very good experience in using the AutoCAD Design Software and Its became a core software

Apr 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Design Software for all engineering works and making the life really easy in todays work environment. A very much detailed drawing in an user friendly manner. I really keep on working on this software since from my engineering days.

Cons: For Architect engineer some time its very hard to understand and very healthy competition in todays market.

Overall: A Very Good Software and I will keep on recommending to more & more institutions.

Intuitive commands, unstable program

Jul 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The controls and features are generally intuitive to use. Preparing professional design drawings are simple with AutoCAD. The ability to make customize-able blocks drastically decrease drawing time.

Cons: Some advanced features require a lot of experience with the program. Requires a class to fully understand all features. Be sure to save your work often, AutoCAD has a tendency to crash at the worst times!