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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

Vectorworks Landmark

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
Stephen Schrader | 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

Vectorworks Landmark

  • 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.
Stephen Schrader | 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

Vectorworks Landmark

  • 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.
Stephen Schrader | 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

Vectorworks Landmark

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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

Vectorworks Landmark

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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

Vectorworks Landmark

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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

Vectorworks Landmark

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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

Vectorworks Landmark

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
Stephen Schrader | 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

Vectorworks Landmark

  • 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.)
Stephen Schrader | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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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Vectorworks Landmark

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Vectorworks Landmark Editions & Modules

Edition
Perpetual Without Maintenance$3,045
Perpetual with Maintenance$3,715
Subscription (monthly)$1532
Subscription (Yearly)$128 ($1530)3
  1. per month
  2. per month (billed annually)
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