AutoCAD Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

AutoCAD

2D & 3D design & drafting platform

4.6/5 (844 reviews)

AutoCAD Pricing

Starting from: $1470.00/year

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Purchase options include flexible subscription terms to fit the user's needs. Contact Autodesk directly for detailed pricing information.

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Pricing Comparison

How does AutoCAD compare with other Other Industries apps?

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100% of apps offer a
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83% of apps have a
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15% of apps have a
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AutoCAD Pricing Reviews

Pros
  • It is very useful software for 3D Printing.
  • - Ease of use -Quality that it produces - Photorealistic Rendering
  • This product makes my work very easy in terms reviewing and making some revisions on construction plans
  • AutoCAD combines legacy functionality with a WYSIWYG interface to provide an environment for design and engineering
Cons
  • It is very expensive, due to its high cost licenses.
  • -Subscription pricing - UI could be a little better - Expensive
  • Maybe it is too expensive, but functionalities compensate for the price.
  • It’s price parameter needs to be bit economical for smaller organisations
99%
recommended this to a friend or a colleague

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

Jeremy Alison

The industry standard CAD program for a reason

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-02
Review Source: Software Advice

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

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AutoCAD

2D & 3D design & drafting platform

Anonymous

Best for Designing

Used other for free trial
Reviewed 2018-09-20
Review Source: Capterra

Best in features, keeping the pricing away.It is very useful software for 3D Printing.

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2D & 3D design & drafting platform

Joseph Rodrigues

Architectural wonder

Used monthly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-09-15
Review Source: Capterra

Various tools and techniques make communicating, creating and editing of design very easy. It gives the extra edge of being the technical master /template for everything. It does take time to get a hang of it but you never over with exploration

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2D & 3D design & drafting platform

Anonymous

Greatest tool for an engineering company.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-04-13
Review Source: Capterra

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.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.

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AutoCAD

2D & 3D design & drafting platform

Paulo Jay Dizon

Useful Software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-02-24
Review Source: Software Advice

If you attend some seminars on how to use AutoCAD , you will appreciate its value and how it make work easier . This product makes my work very easy in terms reviewing and making some revisions on construction plans

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AutoCAD

2D & 3D design & drafting platform

Kendrik Norris

Makes your ideas come to life

Used monthly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-09-21
Review Source: Capterra

- Ease of use -Quality that it produces - Photorealistic Rendering

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AutoCAD

2D & 3D design & drafting platform

Steve Braithwaite

Great drafting solution for our residential designs

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-06-26
Review Source: Software Advice

Using AutoCAD for my residential design projects allows me to quickly draft residential floor plans, elevations, details and landscaping plans. This provides clients with a visual representation of their projects.

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2D & 3D design & drafting platform

Anonymous

Best CAD software overall

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-10-09
Review Source: Capterra

I think its best CAD software ever. I used it during my studies many years ago. To this day, it has the best of its kind reputation.

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AutoCAD

2D & 3D design & drafting platform

Gabriel Soare

I used this software as a student in college and i fell in love with.

Used other for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-05-02
Review Source: Capterra

I benefit from this software with concepts that i have in mind and want to put it on "paper", every day i come with a new idea of a piece, im not a person with a great talent in tehnical draw so the software is the easiest way to make your ideas in reality.The amount of stuff you can do with it, endless options based on more than engineering, basically you can do whatever your creativity takes you to.

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2D & 3D design & drafting platform

Christos Tsakmalis

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

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-09
Review Source: Capterra

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.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.

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2D & 3D design & drafting platform

Tyler Steel

Autocad is a great piece for software

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-05-08
Review Source: Capterra

It's ability to give accurate and true details on a drawing. It takes effort but it's a great tool to have when you need to see what a 3D model really looks like

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2D & 3D design & drafting platform

Martin De La Hoz

One of the most common software in engineering and achitecture world

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-07-19
Review Source: Capterra

I have used Autocad in university and sometimes in my work (I currently work in maintenance), and It is useful to create fast blueprints because you do not have to create a 3D model. Also you can use files of other softwares by only importing them, and, after you finish your work, export it with a different file format. Your layout/interface have been modified to a better one, it is nice and makes you work faster.

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2D & 3D design & drafting platform

Randi Foval

Unmatched 3D designing

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-08-31
Review Source: Capterra

Helps us see our designs on a realistic viewing platform.It is the industry standard 3D designing and drafting tool. It is easy enough to use that you can make things you would not have been able to imagine before inside this software. Things you would have drawn with pencil and paper can now be drafted digitally on a stable platform.

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2D & 3D design & drafting platform

Anonymous

Industry standard app with enterprise pricing

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-07-18
Review Source: Capterra

default CAD tool for entire industries lets us collaborate inside and outside our organization. AutoCAD has been consistent with steady improvements for years. This is the industry standard when it comes to 2D/3D CAD. It typically works very well with other vendor applications (electrical, piping, stress and simulation).

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AutoCAD

2D & 3D design & drafting platform

Kenneth Saxe

AutoCAD is the premier CAD product

Used other for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-04-04
Review Source: Capterra

AutoCAD has all the key features required in most CAD environments. The upgrade path is usually straightforward. Customer service is helpful and professional.

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AutoCAD

2D & 3D design & drafting platform

Mary May Litan

Awesome Software to use

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-08-29
Review Source: Software Advice

With this software I'll be able to create my drafting plans in our operations. It is easy to access as long as you are familiar with the commands.

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AutoCAD

2D & 3D design & drafting platform

Elizabeth De Freitas

Versatile software

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-12-02
Review Source: Capterra

It has a simple interface and powerful capabilities. You can do almost everything you need with just a keyboard shortcut. It's learning curve is a little steep at the beginning but after you understand the basic concepts you are ready to go.

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2D & 3D design & drafting platform

Jayesh Patel

To design and build this software is a industry giant.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-08-22
Review Source: Software Advice

The software is used universally in the industry making it so that there are no compatibility issues. The UI is also easier use giving mini descriptions for what every tool.

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2D & 3D design & drafting platform

Asan Azad

Perfect App for 2D & 3D Designing

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-07-18
Review Source: Software Advice

Need designs? This is your app.I like the amount of functions and features that you can use in this program, they calculated every single thing that is needed in designing.

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AutoCAD

2D & 3D design & drafting platform

Shelby Madey

I have used this product for many years for creating drawings for my job.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-04-19
Review Source: Capterra

Easy to use. Easy to navigate. East to show and design something to other people. Good visual software. I like that i have control over layers, blocks, and objects. I love that i can do 2D and 3D drawing in the same file.

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AutoCAD

2D & 3D design & drafting platform

Evan Mecham

High Cost but High Value - Best of the Best

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-08-21
Review Source: Software Advice

While the cost is high, the overall value of the program is there for most users. It has the best features and support of add on programs.AutoCAD is simply the best CAD product. It has the best, most current features and is always getting better. There are lots of helps, forums, and training videos available for this product. Getting support is easy from numerous sources.

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AutoCAD

2D & 3D design & drafting platform

Daniel DeLuca

Pricey software...but it works for what I need

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-06-26
Review Source: Capterra

Student licence if you're a university student for 3 years. Subscription based so you will get an updated version when it launches.Autocad has a lot of instructional videos on the internet to use their software. Whether you're using 3D Studio Max, Maya or any of their other programs. Another perk with Autocad, if you're a student at a university, you can get a student licence for free for up to 3 years.

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AutoCAD

2D & 3D design & drafting platform

Julio César Pérez Zambrano

An essential digital tool for every Architecture professional or student.

Used monthly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-06-10
Review Source: Capterra

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.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.

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AutoCAD

2D & 3D design & drafting platform

John Schmidt

Best 2D Modeling Software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-02-15
Review Source: Software Advice

Overall I'm satisfied with AutoCAD and have been for years. I'm sure i'll be using it years to come as well.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.

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AutoCAD

2D & 3D design & drafting platform

Jeffrey Janiga

AutoCAD has a nice seamless interface with tools to create just about any shape imaginable

Used other for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-04-25
Review Source: Capterra

AutoCAD has an endless array of tools to create just about any shape known to man. Also, once you get used to the tool arrangement youll agree that AutoCAD brings a fluency to design.

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AutoCAD

2D & 3D design & drafting platform