AutoCAD is a computer-aided design and drafting platform designed for businesses of all sizes. It offers 2D documentation, 3D design and collaboration functionalities within a suite. The product is available both in cloud-based and on-premise deployment options.
AutoCAD features 2D drafting, which allows users to create custom dimensions for drawings, and replicate these conventions for other drawings across the same project. Users can also customize drawing-sheet layouts and sizes and preview the changes in elements at varying scales.
AutoCAD also features 3D modeling, which allows users to visualize drawings using solid, surface and mesh modeling processes. The product also features 3D navigation, which allows users to perform rotations, zoom and orbit functions to visualize a building model. The product also support cross-sectional views.
AutoCAD features Print Studio, which allows users to design the 3D printing process and estimate time and material requirements.
Kamran Y. Branche: Eventservice Mitarbeiteranzahl: 2-10 Mitarbeiter
Once I tried to draw my own home's plan but could not manage software requires a lot of time and patience.
It manages extremely large projects with exact measures and details. It gives availability to work in 3D Space. Cloud function helps to get advantage to work as a team.
It needs strong computer resources. Without qualified tutorials, it is like impossible to work on this program. Besides the price is so expensive.
Muhammad S. Branche: Architektur & Planung Mitarbeiteranzahl: 13-50 Mitarbeiter
its a corner stone and base program i use to create designs and ideas. but now i feel people are moving to more 3D programs like Revit and AutoCad 3D , Skecth up and such.
it can be used for any type of work from making plans, sections, elevations to Drawing on the PC this is the easiest way to get an idea across the other side.
i peronaly use this program to do landscape designs setting up base plans and then making layout sheets.
Expensive, updates every year but dont feel it changes much for me to buy a newer version.
cant share CAD files with people that dont have it easily they need to install 3rd part programs to just view files. and the tablet version isnt easy to use.
Mamochaki C. Branche: Design Mitarbeiteranzahl: Selbstständig
I am a self taught CAD operator who designs small houses and AutoCAD helped me a lot and is still helping me to this day even though I am still learning more, it is a good software that really helped me.
AutoCad is a very good CAD software because it is user friendly and it delivers quality graphics that encourage creativity, and it has a lot of features that can be added on and manipulated, which makes it a perfect Draughting tool for Architects old and new.
It took me too long to get a hang of everything, but truth be told, whatever I learned stayed with me because it was easy to apply, I feel it has a lot of features that need to be learnt first before everything is clearer.
With autocad I learned to design with a computer, I learned to model, I learned CAD, it was my initial school.
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.
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.
Matthew H. Branche: Einzelhandel Mitarbeiteranzahl: 2-10 Mitarbeiter
I opened it, learned some design hotkeys and made some basic designs, but by the time I learned all that, as a part time business owner the 30 day trial didn't give me enough time to really consider the product. I wish there was a free version, no matter how limited, so that I could take my time to familiarize myself with the program more and perhaps try a 30 day upgrade and then make the full decision to buy. For a small company its not a cheap product
Powerful program made for and by industry professionals
Has many tools available for you to use
versatile and usable in different fields
Not user friendly at all for a beginner
Trial length of 30 days doesnt give a beginner or even someone lightly familiar with CAD to even begin to use the program in an real way or familiarize themselves with it to see if they like it really.