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

Likelihood to Recommend

9.7

AutoCAD LT

97%
3 Ratings
9.3

PTC Mathcad

93%
5 Ratings

Usability

AutoCAD LT

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

PTC Mathcad

60%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

AutoCAD LT

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PTC Mathcad

It is great for any manual calculation. You can lay it out as you would on paper, but the math is calculated instantly, similar to how it is in excel. It is superior to either method for most engineering calculations. Being able to copy-and-paste is very helpful for considering multiple scenarios.In some situations where you need to do the same calculation on an array of numbers, Excel is still faster.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

AutoCAD LT

  • 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.
Jaciara Fagundes | TrustRadius Reviewer

PTC Mathcad

  • Conversion of measurement units (Imperial and Metric)
  • Easy to use for writing detailed engineering worksheets
  • Formulas can be written in the expanded form which facilitates verification
  • Spell Checker feature is life saver.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AutoCAD LT

  • 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.
Roop Teli | TrustRadius Reviewer

PTC Mathcad

  • Some of the math and text formatting aspects are a little cumbersome.
  • Converting from older Matchcad versions to the newer Mathcad Prime platform could be made easier. It should be a direct import function.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AutoCAD LT

General

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

Starting Price

AutoCAD LT Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

PTC Mathcad

General

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

Starting Price

$230 per month

PTC Mathcad Editions & Modules

Edition
PTC Mathcad Prime 6.0 Subscription$600.001
Worksheet Library Volume 1$600.001
Worksheet Library Volume 2$600.001
Worksheet Library - Applied Math$230.001
Worksheet Library - Civil & Structural$230.001
  1. per month
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Usability

AutoCAD LT

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PTC Mathcad

PTC Mathcad 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Higher-order math, despite symbolics, become tedious and variable nomenclature isn't as forgiving as other programs. Due to it's sheet-like nature, the greater the complexity the more bothersome the screen usage becomes. But it's a trade-off between a sketchpad-like interface or lines and lines of code. Pick your poison but MathCad was our choice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AutoCAD LT

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PTC Mathcad

MathCAD is easier to learn and faster to start with. It has more user-friendly interface and conventional style toolbox and GUI. It is really good for the beginners and those who are afraid of complex math.
Yevgen Gorash | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AutoCAD LT

  • 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
Jaciara Fagundes | TrustRadius Reviewer

PTC Mathcad

  • Speeds up calculations (especially when corrections need to be made near the beginning).
  • Ability to re-use old calculations as a template can save significant time.
  • You can use consistent formatting for all calculations, allowing for more organized, clear calculations.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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