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Adobe Acrobat DC

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Acrobat DC

As a document reader and file export software it hits the marks that are necessary to make the software useful in a business environment. It is also helpful to get an entire team on a license of adobe without the need to break the bank on full license structures for everyone that might not use the entirety of the paid version of the software. Less useful are the document manipulation and search functions available to the free DC version of the software package. Full Adobe likely has all the bells and whistles, but it would be nice to have some of the functionality in the freeware software.
Jonathan Kweder, Ph.D. | TrustRadius Reviewer

AutoCAD

AutoCAD is a great program to use to introduce real-life software that students could potentially use for jobs in the future. I used AutoCAD to design the house I am living in right now. If you aren't planning on doing anything in the future with 3D printing or drafting than the program is not something that I would recommend.
Mark Perry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Adobe Acrobat DC

  • Adobe Acrobat works particularly well with opening documents quickly and not having compatibility issues with various sources of documents.
  • Also, if you do not need some of the more advanced features that the more expensive professional version provides, there are free or less expensive versions that better suit your needs. that flexibility is welcome
  • The UI of zooming into documents that might have smaller font or unclear information is very helpful, and generally, anyone can sit down and figure out how to work the program with very little training. It's very intuitive.
Daniel Epstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

AutoCAD

  • AutoCAD is perfect to use when the graphic representation of objects are shown in multiple drawing locations. Then this graphic can be changed once and all occurrences will be automatically updated.
  • Using AutoCAD to draw plans is so much more efficient than drawing by hand. This is especially true when it comes to having to make changes. Everything can be done on the computer. There's no need to redraw or retrace the plan because with one command it's so easy to just make a digital copy of it.
  • AutoCAD supports not only two-dimensional drawings but also three-dimensional drawings. With a three dimensional model, a user can actually create walkthrus and flybys of the project instead of having to create a physical model.
Paul Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Acrobat DC

  • Adobe Acrobat DC has a learning curve when it comes to working with the software. The program takes some getting used to but overall is not bad.
  • One thing that can get very frustrating is if you are editing a document, you have to click a separate function to "add text" then back to the edit to continue making additional edits. This can get very tedious to switch back and forth constantly.
  • There seem to be unnecessary extra movements that need to be made when editing something, if you want to insert an image it is another function, add text its another function. This can just be time consuming and irritating.
Kelsey Arnold | TrustRadius Reviewer

AutoCAD

  • The biggest downside of AutoCAD is absolutely the complexity of the product. Gaining proficiency (in my opinion) requires an in-person class with a skilled instructor that can guide a beginner.
  • You need a pretty beefy machine with a newer-generation processor and top-notch video card to really use AutoCAD. Don't assume you can run it on just anything, as it will take forever for files to load and rendering will mean a lot of waiting around otherwise. We use machines that are well suited for high-end gaming with 256GB of RAM and a multi-processor CPU motherboard, plus dual video cards, so it's not cheap, but time is money so its worth it.
  • You also need much larger than normal displays (like with any type of drawing work) and with a 4K/60hz resolution to reduce eye strain. Once again, not inexpensive but necessary.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Acrobat DC 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I've been in IT for 30 years and this product has stood the test of time and continues to function efficiently.
Jerome Pierce | TrustRadius Reviewer

AutoCAD

AutoCAD 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Because rarely we [would] rather wait for a whole year to update, sometimes the new updates don't bring many new features and we are still ok with the current version. Also the change of interface is always something that takes time for every partner in the company to get comfortable with. So those are the main reasons we may want to keep the same version.
Nelson David Sanchez Villasmil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Acrobat DC 7.4
Based on 7 answers
Every time I think of something I need to accomplish, whether it be creating a form that has fillable boxes, or converting one type of file to another, Adobe Acrobat can perform that function, and with a minimum of research necessary on deciphering how to accomplish the task. Just having features but being too hard to use can sink a program, and luckily this program is easy but capable.
Daniel Epstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

AutoCAD

AutoCAD 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Is an extremely usefull and accurate software , yo certainly can do almost every task requiered to document a project drawings and specifications , the only is that to be confortable with it you need a little of practice and to be familiarized with the commands and the core functioning to get expected results.
Nelson David Sanchez Villasmil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Acrobat DC 6.4
Based on 5 answers
Overall, Adobe Acrobat DC performs at an acceptable rate. The software takes some time to load, but nothing that is unreasonable when launching a document. The program responds at a reasonable speed and performs well when operating tasks. It takes time for it to evaluate a document when you request to edit the document, but that is understandable considering it is identifying words and such in the document.
Kelsey Arnold | TrustRadius Reviewer

AutoCAD

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Acrobat DC 8.6
Based on 50 answers
I have never needed the assistance of Adobe support because of the ease of use. I would not be able to accurately rate the customer support at this time. Because of the increased billing requirements now taking place with subscription based services, I could only hope they would have tier-1 support for all users.
Nick Darnell | TrustRadius Reviewer

AutoCAD

AutoCAD 7.6
Based on 15 answers
I give this rating to truly reflect the utility of this tool as a weapon in the armory of every engineer who is out there to create something for generations to wow at. Being a civil engineer by education, I can appreciate the tool's complexity and utility which cannot be provided by any other tool in the market.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Acrobat DC 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Works well with JamF and SmartDeploy. These are our Enterprise imaging solutions for Mac's and PC's. The Enterprise installer is required when pushing out this app.
Jerome Pierce | TrustRadius Reviewer

AutoCAD

AutoCAD 9.0
Based on 1 answer
the implementation was realy easy , to set up our workstation we pay for the licenses we are about to use , there was a little bit of delay to get the payment processed to receive the serial but after that the install runs without any problem , so you can fell secure there will be not issue with the implementation.
Nelson David Sanchez Villasmil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Acrobat DC

We tried Flip PDF Pro for Mac, but the software didn't have the accessibility features we need. Plus, most of our web agents across campus are working on PCs, so it didn't make sense to use software they wouldn't have access to use. Adobe Acrobat DC was a great universal solution that fit our needs
Charley Allen | TrustRadius Reviewer

AutoCAD

I like AutoCAD for design purpose so, I would highly recommend this software to anyone in the designing field, especially signal designing, architectural, engineering or surveying field. AutoCAD is user-friendly software. AutoCAD allows you to be very detailed with your designs, and is very flexible in it's capabilities. AutoCAD has many straightforward tools such as line, polyline, arc and circle that make the whole experience a lot easier and simplifies things for the user. Also, the help boxes that appear on the screen when you put the cursor on a tool are really enlightening and convenient.
Neha Chopra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Acrobat DC

  • This product is a lifesaver in the business world. Support was a little spotty when the program was first implemented but once setup was complete it has been a breeze to use.
  • Adobe Acrobat it's a perfect tool for reading and editing PDFs. I've done much more faster reports based on the summaries of the pdfs by searching the right words, doing partial screenshots, etc. I've created, filled, signed and sent forms easily
  • To save time, create professional looking documents, the ability to protect documents for clients. I have realized that this program has eliminated the headache of switching back and forth between Word documents and new PDFs by having the ability to edit and enhance all in one program
Odalys Diaz | TrustRadius Reviewer

AutoCAD

  • AutoCAD is the function of our business. AutoCAD has made this company successful for over 30+ years. This company works, lives, and breathes AutoCAD.
  • AutoCAD also has returned a good amount of investment over the years. Since we surround ourselves with AutoCAD daily, I can happily say that it has made this company a huge profit.
  • One negative impact is the constant upgrades. Any time a new version comes out, we have to invest in the latest because let's face it, that's how business works! Which costs more money for the upgrade and the maintenance.
Samantha Dross | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe Acrobat DC

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

AutoCAD

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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