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Attribute Ratings

  • Vectorworks Landmark is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

AutoCAD

89%
79 Ratings
10.0

Vectorworks Landmark

100%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

8.1

AutoCAD

81%
3 Ratings

Vectorworks Landmark

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.0

AutoCAD

80%
3 Ratings

Vectorworks Landmark

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.1

AutoCAD

71%
27 Ratings

Vectorworks Landmark

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.0

AutoCAD

80%
3 Ratings

Vectorworks Landmark

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Autodesk

This software suits best at accuracy which is required in fabrication work. As the parts needed to fabricate they need to be dimensioned up to the parts of inches and that work is done perfectly with the help of the fabrication part. Although the manual commands need to execute each task are way lengthier than other similar platforms. This meets the requirements in terms of output required but lacks in automating the processes.
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Vectorworks, Inc.

Vectorworks is just as useful for perfectly measured, hard-line CAD drawing as it is for making beautiful presentation drawings and renderings. Tools in the application allow you to transition between working drawings and presentation drawings without modifying the underlying geometry. DWG exchange with other design team members works very well
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Pros

Autodesk

  • The tools are easy to use and the learning curve is fairly minimal to be able to create blueprints.
  • The 3D application is very fun to use and it is nice to be able to see your product instead of having to imagine what it will look like.
  • The speed and accuracy in which students can create plans is a huge bonus. Students can plan their industrial art projects out and use their own set of plans to build them.
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Vectorworks, Inc.

  • I tell people that Vectorworks is CAD for people who know how to draw. You can control the appearance of all the objects on a layer, or you can tweak the way a single object looks. Most of the barriers to producing good-looking, legible drawings are removed.
  • Vectorworks Landmark is made for landscape architects.Creating hardscape, planting, and irrigation plans is pretty straightforward.
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Cons

Autodesk

  • 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
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Vectorworks, Inc.

  • There's a bit of inconsistency in the operation of some tools that would appear to the user to be more similar.
  • Importing complex Revit models takes a long time and, if the model has a lot of symbols in it, the import might not finish.
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Pricing Details

AutoCAD

Starting Price

$210 per month

Editions & Modules

AutoCAD editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Single-User License$210.001

Footnotes

  1. per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Vectorworks Landmark

Starting Price

$153 per month

Editions & Modules

Vectorworks Landmark editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Subscription (monthly)$1531
Subscription (yearly)$1282

Footnotes

  1. per month
  2. per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional

Additional Details

$153: Pay only for what you need, 2 GB of cloud storage, Basic tech support, Immediate access to new versions $128: $1530 billed annually | Save $306, Pay only for what you need, 2 GB of cloud storage, Basic tech support, Immediate access to new versions

Likelihood to Renew

Autodesk

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.
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Vectorworks, Inc.

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Usability

Autodesk

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.
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Vectorworks, Inc.

No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Autodesk

AutoCAD has the issue of crashing or slowing down the design procedure once a heavy design that includes several disciplines or multiple families/blocks is involved. Customer services gets the feedback from the crash reports but this issue seems like it has never been addressed in the software updates past several years.
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Vectorworks, Inc.

No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Autodesk

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.
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Vectorworks, Inc.

No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Autodesk

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
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Vectorworks, Inc.

I was an AutoCAD user before switching to Vectorworks when coming to work with my current firm. Vectorworks Landmark includes tools specifically designed for landscape architects - it's not an AutoCAD add-on. The initial investment for a new seat is much less than AutoCAD, and the Service Select program pushes down the annual upgrade cost even more
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Return on Investment

Autodesk

  • 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.
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Vectorworks, Inc.

  • There is a learning curve for new employees, as regionally Vectorworks is not in wide use and generally not introduced in the academies
  • However, because it is more intuitive as far as WYSIWYG drawing, most people pick up the basics pretty quickly.
  • It's a really powerful suite of tools. Sometimes it's good to spend some time afforded by a larger project to explore ways to use the software more efficiently (e.g., improving worksheets, using different smart object tools, etc.)
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