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AutoCAD

2D & 3D design & drafting platform

4.58/5 (539 reviews)
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AutoCAD Feature Summary

  • Geometry import
  • External file references
  • Object selection
  • Text to Mtext conversion
  • Common dialog boxes & toolbars
  • Design management
  • Design view
  • High-resolution monitor support
  • iOS & Android mobile apps
  • CAD drawing management
  • Ribbon tabs & panels
  • Customizable tool palettes
  • Multifunctional grips
  • Shortcut menus
  • Object & layer transparency
  • Object selection & isolation
  • Text settings
  • Format management
  • Automated dimensions
  • Content management
  • 2D drafting, drawing & annotation
  • 3D modeling & visualization
  • Leaders creation
  • Centerlines & center marks management
  • Tables
  • Revision clouds
  • Layouts management
  • Fields management
  • Data linking
  • Parametric constraints
  • Express tools
  • Solid, surface & mesh modeling
  • 3D navigation (orbit, wheel)
  • Section planes
  • Photorealistic rendering
  • 3D scanning & point clouds
  • Model documentation
  • Print studio
  • Collaboration tools
  • DWG & image references
  • Sheet set manager
  • Model references & import
  • Geographic location & online maps
  • CUI customization
  • Action recorder
  • System variable monitor
  • API
  • Data migration
  • Offline access
  • PDF & DGN import/export
  • Command line
  • Dynamic blocks
  • Associative arrays
  • Base, projected, & section views
  • DGN file management
  • Navisworks model attachments
  • Sysvar monitor
  • Search functionality
  • Data extraction

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AutoCAD Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about AutoCAD's features:

Victor Navarro

AutoCad the most evolved software for Computer Aided Drawing

2018-02-19

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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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JOSE BAUTISTA

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

2018-03-30

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.

Pros

I like the numerous menus of options that it has, as well as its automatic adaptation for each case.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Luis Fernando Useche

An everyday Tool

2016-11-03

I have been working with this application since 1995, and I have the opportunity of capturing the feature implementation since then.

Pros

* Link additional Files * Block Creation * Layer management * 3D drafting *Compatibility between CAD versions

Cons

* TroubleShooting

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Mariana Manriquez

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

2018-06-11

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.

Pros

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.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Marianny Carolina Barrios Carreño

It is an innovative tool designed to create 2D and 3D images through the computer

2018-04-08

It is a very useful tool to design planes in the second and third dimension, I recommend it.

Pros

Tool quite useful for engineers, architects, civil engineering, electronic engineering because it generates plans with a high degree of complexity, it is easy to use program, it has tools that allow to give an aesthetic finish to the created images.

Cons

The person who will use this program must have an updated computer. The cost for the acquisition of the same is very high and to be able to fully dominate the tools it takes practice and time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Excellent. Easy and fast software management, with incredible results.

2018-06-11

Rapidity in the verification of design plans on the current situation, executed and completed of the work.

Pros

In my experience as a Civil Engineer in remodeling works, the fact that can calculate the amount of material needed to execute the entire work according to the design volumes.

Cons

In some cases if the file is very heavy and the computer does not have a good space on the hard disk, the speed of execution of the work is slow

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jhonmyn Alexander Avila Bouyon

It is more feasible, practical and versatile to work, than if it is to be at hand. It saves time and

2018-03-14

With tools for project management you can share information effectively and immediately.

Pros

It has tools so that the paper document is perfect, both in terms of aesthetics and information, since the finishing and presentation of a project or plan is important.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Francesca Gazzetto

From AutoCAD14 to 2017

2018-04-04

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

Pros

User-friendly, with a good interface for all the most common function.

Cons

You can export the files and work easily with other programs (like Adobe Illustrator), but sometimes I experienced glitches exporting and importing files.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Augusto Perez

The CAD drawer on the market

2018-02-04

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.

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.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Patrick Lemkuil

Overall Awesome Product

2017-04-04

AutoCAD is amazing. I really love the functionality and ease to pick up the software. The only drawback is that some of the snap modes can be rather sticky.

Pros

Perfectly Engineered and designed for building layout use.

Cons

Some functions can conflict with user experience, such as snap tracking

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ruben Albornoz

It allows me to create flat models, maps, simulators in 2D and 3D for a better appreciation

2018-03-01

It is a tool so that the works are as perfect as possible, both in tools and text options, colors, presentation methods as realistic.

Pros

It has become a standard in computer design, because it is very versatile, being able to expand the base program through programming.

Cons

It requires a powerful computer to work with processing speed, it uses ample space on the hard disk.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Leonardo Castillo

excellent software which allows to establish various technical parameters, with the multifunctional

2018-05-08

Pros

which allows you to perform multiple tasks adapting to the needs of your profession, in the case of engineering is a vital software to make designs and model parameters of various indoles

Cons

The management of the layers when you are working with topography, it should be simplified to work with fewer layers, for them they should have different functionalities and not one for each element that you want to work.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Oswaldo Ovalles M.

Great for 3d images

2018-03-06

Pros

Innovation design and select functions for 3D objects.

Cons

It is very difficult to access all 3D design views from home menu.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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Darek Olson

Versatile CAD Program

2017-01-26

There are a multitude of third party applications that can be added on to get a custom feel without being a programmer.

Pros

There are a dozen different ways to do everything, some are easier than others, some are just user preference.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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michael scafe

Widely Accepted

2018-04-19

It's a good software that most people are very familiar with.

Pros

-It's what is generally recognized by most architects -Familiar UI for what people recognize -Hotkeys are intuitive to use

Cons

-Doesn't lend to 3d modeling -Can be hard to track different elevations and options -It would be nice to have more automated features

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Victor Arana

Verified Reviewer

AutoCAD a powerful design and project builder tool

2018-03-29

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

I'm a mining engineer and I used this software for geometric design of open pit mines

2018-04-23

Works and desings of high quality and precision, perfect for planning activities

Pros

It's a versatile tool that can be used in different areas like architecture, civil, mechanical, mining and other engineering branches.

Cons

It's a software that has too many functions and if you don't have knowledge, at the beginning it is a bit difficult and confusing to use

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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FELIPE MONTALVO

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

2018-03-13

It allows me to make the design of offices, construction projects and details of works that I apply in my daily work.

Pros

With this program, third-dimensional designs are made and realistic renderings are made.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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EMILIO INNAMORATI

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

2018-03-14

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

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Arlenys Pino

it's easy to use when you already know it but you have to learn it for someone else beacuse at first

2018-04-08

Make architectural drawing plans, and 3D model to export to other Autodesk Software and viceverse to make it easy to work.

Pros

when you learn about the commands and some ofe the variations, it's the easiest software of architectural plans drawing to use.

Cons

if the drawing it's very detail, it's tends to make error and close all the documents you have open in the software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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julio alana

is a computer aided design software used for 2D drawing and 3D modeling. It is, currently developed.

2018-04-24

It allows exchanging information not only through paper, but through files, and this represents an improvement in speed and effectiveness when interpreting designs

Pros

In addition to accessing commands from the command prompt and menu interfaces, AutoCAD provides application programming interfaces (APIs) that can be used to determine drawings and databases.

Cons

The program has a high cost, due to its license. Knowing how to fully use the software requires a lot of time since there are many functions, and even that they are of little application, since they are very specific

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Great, my go-to to draw floor plans.

2018-01-10

I was able to use it for drawings throughout my entire bachelor's in Environmental Design.

Pros

Its accessibility for design students and how the interface and commands are very consistent with every new version that hits the market.

Cons

Doesn't translate well to monitors with higher resolutions and quickly becomes slow when I add a few hatches.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Design and preparation of plans

2018-06-18

it allows to export and import files of all kinds, it has tools so that the paper document is perfect, both in aesthetics, as in information and it is very versatile, it is used in many branches, in which stand out: architecture, civil industry, electromechanics, oil and allows to exchange information not only by paper but by means of files, allowing to make modifications with ease.

Pros

it is a software that allows to realize planes of topography as well as engineering and architecture without having to make them directly on paper, being able to be modified and load different characteristics to the drawing.

Cons

it is necessary to have a computer with advanced processor so that it can be worked with greater efficiency and speed, the license is somewhat expensive so it is difficult to obtain it in the original version.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jeremy Alison

The industry standard CAD program for a reason

2018-05-02

Pros

AutoCAD combines legacy functionality with a WYSIWYG interface to provide an environment for design and engineering

Cons

The software definitely isn't cheap. Subscription based pricing increases the cost of use substantially

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Eddie Setton

Great product, used extensively throughout the industry.

2017-07-11

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

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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