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Likelihood to Recommend

AutoCAD

I have used a large number of CAD and other drawing packages like TurboCAD, CorelCAD, DraftSight, Inkscape and CorelDRAW to name a few. Although there are a number of free and cheaper options, AutoCAD is the industry standard or benchmark, user friendly GUI (Graphical User Interface), online help is usually easy to get.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TurboCAD

It is fully capable of all the design work you can give it. I have even designed houses with it. Turbo CAD Pro Platinum is all I have used for going on 3 years now. I don't know if other versions can do or can't do. If you are a graphic designer, you would need to port the files to a higher end program to manipulate the colors and renderings. For engineering and in-house work it is perfect.
James Arjuna | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

TurboCAD

  • Good scale tools
  • Easy to pick up
  • The exporter
Anonymous | 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

TurboCAD

  • It would be good to have some standardized rendering, lighting and color schemes to make rendering faster. But once you learn how to place lights and adjust the shadows, it works fine. For some projects, I just want to send a color rendering faster.
  • Turbo CAD Pro Platinum is not for people who require an easy "intuitive" learning. You have to study the manual and the TC tutorials. There are plenty of free youtube videos to show how to do it, but it does take some learning.
  • This program has been around since the 1980s, as a good alternative to the high-end programs. Now it has expanded into a huge full-featured engineering program. Sometimes it has glitches with color rendering, and you have to work at it.
James Arjuna | 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

TurboCAD

No score
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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

TurboCAD

No score
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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.
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TurboCAD

No score
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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

TurboCAD

No score
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Alternatives Considered

AutoCAD

I have always used AutoCAD. Other than 3D draw and programs like a Publisher Blueprint, I have not used any other products. AutoCAD is far superior to either of those and is one of the most powerful programs out there. The things that my students learn are not very different from what a draftsman or an architect would do. We use AutoCAD as it is an industry standard when it comes to drafting.
Mark Perry | TrustRadius Reviewer

TurboCAD

3DS Max is the one I use the most, the other two are good choices also. They have more online tutorials for helping learn them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AutoCAD

  • AutoCAD has helped our smaller firm produce lots of finished products matching that of a much larger size firm. With its many features, we have been able to do so much more and meet deadlines that much faster.
  • Since we do use AutoCAD, we're able to work with many other engineering firms to collaborate together to complete various building projects.
  • We have many clients now who expect us to provide for them at the end of a project not just printed construction drawings but also the digital AutoCAD drawing so they can in turn use it for future modifications themselves.
Paul Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

TurboCAD

  • Having issues with new employees learning how to build our products. The images are extremely helpful, in terms of training and making sure the products are built to our high standards. Saves untold time, because our factory is in Holland and many employees speak different languages. The photo renderings, speak everyone's language.
  • Improved prototyping. We send parts out t0 be made by CNC and they come back nearly perfect for our needs. We have not used the 3D printing technology yet. Been waiting for that to develop better.
  • The only negative impact is that people are reluctant to learn it because it takes a certain degree of intelligence to understand it. But if you are an engineer, it is easy to understand.
James Arjuna | 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
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TurboCAD

General

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

TurboCAD Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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