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Likelihood to Recommend

AutoCAD

AutoCAD is best If your work is related only to 2D drawings or Layouts like for Architecture application it is good for floor layouts. Since it is not limited to the workspace so any complex / Big drawing I can generate with the help of AutoCAD.Since I mentioned, It is not good for 3D geometries. For my application parametric support was required but it is not available with the software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

On-Screen Takeoff

I think most of the reasoning was just provided on the previous pros and cons questions. On-Screen Takeoff (OST) is well suited for doing either quick takeoffs or getting into an elaborate, detailed takeoff. All though the viewing tools are quick and easy, I would still very much prefer using BlueBeam for looking through an overall set of drawings. With all of the hyperlink and bookmark functions of BlueBeam, OST doesn't compare and I rarely use OST unless I'm actually doing a takeoff.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

AutoCAD
On-Screen Takeoff
6.7
Plan distribution & viewing
AutoCAD
On-Screen Takeoff
9.0
Plan markups & sharing
AutoCAD
On-Screen Takeoff
8.6
Issue tracking & punchlists
AutoCAD
On-Screen Takeoff
5.0
Photo documentation
AutoCAD
On-Screen Takeoff
1.0
Jobsite reports
AutoCAD
On-Screen Takeoff
9.0
Document sharing
AutoCAD
On-Screen Takeoff
7.3
RFI tools
AutoCAD
On-Screen Takeoff
7.4
Collaboration & approvals
AutoCAD
On-Screen Takeoff
4.0
As-built drawings
AutoCAD
On-Screen Takeoff
6.6
Mobile app
AutoCAD
On-Screen Takeoff
9.0

Estimating

AutoCAD
On-Screen Takeoff
7.4
Takeoff tools
AutoCAD
On-Screen Takeoff
9.6
Job costing
AutoCAD
On-Screen Takeoff
8.0
Cost databases
AutoCAD
On-Screen Takeoff
6.1
Cost calculator
AutoCAD
On-Screen Takeoff
7.2
Bid creation
AutoCAD
On-Screen Takeoff
6.1

Pros

AutoCAD

  • The first thing I like about AutoCAD is that it has [a] very amazing and [self-explanatory] layout, which allows new users to learn swiftly. You don't have to [spend] minutes looking for the thing that you are looking for.
  • Another thing that I love about AutoCAD that you can work [in] great depths and details, like for me I have to work on engineering designs which require me to work as precisely and accurately as possible. I have to be very accurate in each [dimension] and curves because even a difference of a millimeter can cause disasters.
  • Another thing that I appreciate as an engineer using AutoCAD is its ability to calculate unknown dimensions automatically and I don't have to go to [the] field and measure these reading[s] manually and this means a lot to me as this saves me a lot of times and effort.
Muhammad Abdullah Saeed | TrustRadius Reviewer

On-Screen Takeoff

  • The biggest thing for me is that it is so easy to use, which allows it to be used widely throughout our organization without a lot of intense training.
  • Another great thing is that it does not matter how big or little the scope of the take off may be, it works just as well for a whole 12 story building take off as it does for a stretch of sidewalk.
christian Maxwell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AutoCAD

  • It needs more help in 3D world, eventually some parametric support
  • Better connection with Revit or Inventor
  • Dynamic blocks could get some updates
  • Parameters can be more developed; excel capabilities could be added
  • Sheet set could be more evolved to support a workflow involving data management
radu stancescu | TrustRadius Reviewer

On-Screen Takeoff

  • It would be nice if you could select an object that occurs on multiple sheets, copy, and paste it into change orders or alternates.
  • If you could search for where a certain condition is being used (which sheet) and go directly to that page or pages, that would be cool.
Kyle Montague | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

AutoCAD

AutoCAD 8.9
Based on 3 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

On-Screen Takeoff

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

AutoCAD

AutoCAD 8.0
Based on 3 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

On-Screen Takeoff

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

AutoCAD

AutoCAD 7.2
Based on 25 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

On-Screen Takeoff

On-Screen Takeoff 8.6
Based on 12 answers
The On-Screen Takeoff support staff has helped several coworkers and myself on a wide array of issues. They are typically fast in their response time and willing to help no matter the issue. During one call in particular, I was able to get my issue resolved and even learned a feature of the product that I didn't previously know about. A++ rating!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

AutoCAD

AutoCAD 8.0
Based on 2 answers
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

On-Screen Takeoff

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

AutoCAD

AutoCAD is the industry benchmark and standard, it is easy to use and understand, the Graphic User Interface is fairly intuitive with icons that make sense, shortcut keys make drawing super fast, blocks prevent or at least limit costly mistakes.The drawing exchange format (DXF) is for one thing easy to save in the newest format as well as older formats that better suit older machines in the profile cutting industry
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

On-Screen Takeoff

Being able to train individuals in a single afternoon on the program and trusting them to get you something usable as soon as possible is quite invaluable. It is also something that I feel is unique to this program. It is just easier.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AutoCAD

  • As an educational institute there are no overall business objectives.
  • As a negative, the licensing is expensive and we have to limit the number of computers we put it on.
  • As a positive, many of our students will have a leg up when entering into programs or companies that use this software.
Mark Perry | TrustRadius Reviewer

On-Screen Takeoff

  • The software has more than paid for itself because the company has been able to save lots of money when awarding to subs since it is easy to verify quantities to qualify their bids.
  • Less of a chance of under-ordering products since the visible audit trail improves accuracy. Also you spend less since you aren't ordering more than you should be.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AutoCAD

General

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

AutoCAD Editions & Modules

Edition
Single-User License$210.001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

On-Screen Takeoff

General

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

On-Screen Takeoff Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AutoCAD
8.3
On-Screen Takeoff
9.5

Likelihood to Renew

AutoCAD
8.9
On-Screen Takeoff

Usability

AutoCAD
8.0
On-Screen Takeoff

Support Rating

AutoCAD
7.2
On-Screen Takeoff
8.6

Implementation Rating

AutoCAD
8.0
On-Screen Takeoff

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