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Attribute Ratings

  • AutoCAD LT is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.7

AutoCAD LT

97%
3 Ratings
7.5

DraftSight

75%
410 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

AutoCAD LT

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

DraftSight

82%
17 Ratings

Usability

AutoCAD LT

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8

DraftSight

78%
14 Ratings

Availability

AutoCAD LT

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7

DraftSight

87%
5 Ratings

Performance

AutoCAD LT

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

DraftSight

82%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

AutoCAD LT

N/A
0 Ratings
4.6

DraftSight

46%
11 Ratings

Implementation Rating

AutoCAD LT

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7

DraftSight

77%
13 Ratings

Configurability

AutoCAD LT

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

DraftSight

73%
3 Ratings

Ease of integration

AutoCAD LT

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

DraftSight

86%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

AutoCAD LT

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9

DraftSight

69%
5 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

AutoCAD LT

N/A
0 Ratings
4.1

DraftSight

41%
2 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

AutoCAD LT

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

DraftSight

73%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Autodesk

AutoCAD LT is suitable for engineers that uses DWG formats casually and don't rely on AutoCAD as the main tool to issue drawings in the workflow. AutoCAD LT is best suited for firms that do not use LISP functions in AutoCAD and do not care about 3D modeling. Although AutoCAD LT has other missing functions when compared to standard AutoCAD, these features are of less importance and can't be noticed.
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Dassault Systemes

Draftsight is perfect for converting Solidworks outputted .dxf files into the industry-standard .dwg format. We're able to use Solidworks and Draftsight together to produce drawings that 99.9% of the world can use. Draftsight could be better at automating some tasks, that'd be swell. Other than that, we're happy with how Draftsight incorporates into our drafting environment.
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Pros

Autodesk

  • The library feature for all areas is to me AutoCAD LT's extra strong point, it makes it easier to find information within the program itself.
  • The fast solutions and precise development of drawings and projects is also another strong point.
  • I use the floor plans, elevations, sections and the hydraulic designs to work with my students on physics projects.
  • The software allows you to scale model and remodel as many times as you need, from simple to more complex designs
  • Importing and exporting files is also very simple to perform making corrections and quick feedback to students easy.
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Dassault Systemes

  • You can easily bring in a dwg format drawing into the programme and it will display the information just as well as AutoCAD.
  • The programme supports shortcut features or one-click buttons for the most commonly used operations.
  • Script files can be used which is a bonus.
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Cons

Autodesk

  • All individual lines are to be made a polyline to perform actions like Hatching, filling, etc which is very hectic. - Wish need not make it in the future.
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Dassault Systemes

  • Draftsight could run better on lower performace machines, even on high performance machines there can be some lag now and again.
  • There used to be a more basic subscription version which was perfect for our needs, now lowest subscription is more expensive. Bringing back the standard version would be great.
  • Including hash pattern files would be very useful.
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Pricing Details

AutoCAD LT

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

AutoCAD LT editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    DraftSight

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    DraftSight editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    DraftSight Standard$991
    DraftSight Professional$1992
    DraftSight Premium (3D)$4993
    DraftSight EnterpriseContact sales team4
    DraftSight Enterprise PlusContact sales team5

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    DraftSight Standard, Professional, and Premium are available to purchase online directly. DraftSight Enterprise and Enterprise Plus are available to purchase through your local reseller.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Autodesk

    No answers on this topic

    Dassault Systemes

    It has given us, a small startup, the ability to compete effectively with far larger competitors by evening the playing field at a low cost.
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    Usability

    Autodesk

    No answers on this topic

    Dassault Systemes

    Easy if you know how to use CAD software. But is not very difficult to learn using DraftSight if this is your first CAD software. As soon as you get in to it the work flow will save you a lot of time and its simple interface is very nice.
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    Reliability and Availability

    Autodesk

    No answers on this topic

    Dassault Systemes

    Other than a bug created by a VAR tech support that didn't get resolved until I installed the next version, DraftSight has worked fine.
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    Performance

    Autodesk

    No answers on this topic

    Dassault Systemes

    We have never experienced any such problem. Pages load quickly, and this may partly be an artifact of using top- end hardware. And we have never had customers complain of issues with opening and using our exported files.
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    Support Rating

    Autodesk

    No answers on this topic

    Dassault Systemes

    Technical support seems to be overseas with broken English and difficulty to read English. I asked for a trial license to try the fix but it was declined. Ask pratiksha.dahotre and gayatri.keskar for details. In summary, they released a broken version, I helped to fix by providing feedback and error logs. They claimed it is fixed but I can't test it.
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    Implementation Rating

    Autodesk

    No answers on this topic

    Dassault Systemes

    An easy to use User Guide would help new and inexperienced designers get up and running even quicker. Ideally, intelligent prompts in pop ups would be wonderful, but at this cost it is a lot to ask.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Autodesk

    Although AutoCAD LT is the lite software when compared to standard AutoCAD, it does all the work when it comes to 2D modeling and issuing design drawings. When comparing it to BricsCAD, AutoCAD LT shines, as it works without freezing and is usually more responsive than BricsCAD, it just outclasses it.
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    Dassault Systemes

    While SketchUp is free, DraftSights cost is minimal and its abilities are much greater. It is so much easier to layout and modifies a system design. Since DraftSight is compatible with all versions of CAD, it makes it easy to collaborate with customers on their specific system design. We spend less time and see greater sales on our projects.
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    Scalability

    Autodesk

    No answers on this topic

    Dassault Systemes

    As a startup, we really appreciate scalable software or tools, and because we use it for diverse types of projects, flexibility is key.
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    Return on Investment

    Autodesk

    • The impact is always positive in my case when I use AutoCAD LT, because I provide intelligent lessons with few resources
    • The negative impact usually happens with professionals who don't like to innovate, study, or put a little more effort into their work. AutoCAD LT enables the enchantment at the end of the project by the public and at the beginning by the students that are delighted with so many tools
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    Dassault Systemes

    • I have been able to save countless hours by making drawing corrections myself. Previously, I would have had to wait hours or days to get drawings back from our customers.
    • In the past year I would say that DraftSight has saved roughly 200 hours. That time would have been spent waiting for our customers to make corrections and then send them back to us.
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