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Likelihood to Recommend

CorelCAD

CorelCAD is ideally suited for creating mechanical 2D drawings for metal parts and assemblies. It is equally suited for architectural drawings. It is less well suited for creating 3D models. It also works well as an intermediary to convert between different CAD systems.CorelCAD offers a compelling and relatively low-cost solution that covers the vast majority of business needs creating both internal use drawings, drawings for fabricated parts, and creating more elaborate drawings to incorporate within CorelDraw documents.
Herm Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

DraftSight

DraftSight is well suited for implementation in our plant. We can make very simple measurements in the drawings we receive from our customers. Also, it is very easy to use copy to paste to our SOLIDWORKS program. With this option we can modify or make 3D samples to let our customers [know] what the finished product would look like.
RGF Eissens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CorelCAD

  • 2D and 3D mechanical drawings
  • Interchange with AutoCAD users and other CAD users.
  • Publish technical data sheets and drawings.
  • Creating PDF documents
Herm Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

DraftSight

  • We are a small firm with few needs for drafting tools, and not a lot of budget for it. The power to work with and create drawings that interface seamlessly with our clients (government, Architects and large civil engineering firms) Autodesk products makes DraftSight the cost effective solution for us.
  • I trained on Autodesk products (AutoCAD, Revit, Inventor) at my previous company, the transition to DraftSight was seamless for me.
  • When we do get a larger scale project I am able to subcontract drafting work to individuals who use either DraftSight or Autodesk products thus providing me a larger drafting community from which to chose qualified personnel.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CorelCAD

  • For those unfamiliar with AutoCAD the interface can be a little overwhelming.
  • Expanded 3D functionality
Herm Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

DraftSight

  • Customizing tool bars could do with a little improvement. e.g. the ability to drag a command out of a menu and drop it on the shortcut menus as a button, would be fabulous.
  • Moving objects to the OCS (e.g. 0, 0, 0) is not always straight forward, and the error command is not really helpful.
Philip Davies | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CorelCAD

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DraftSight

DraftSight 8.0
Based on 10 answers
I will definitely renew it in the future because it turns out to be the most convenient and economical cad software ever!
Massimiliano Mazzini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CorelCAD

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DraftSight

DraftSight 7.7
Based on 6 answers
Easy if you know how to use CAD software. But is not very difficult to learn using DraftSight if this is your first CAD software.As soon as you get in to it the work flow will save you a lot of time and its simple interface is very nice.
Adrian Garnelo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CorelCAD

CorelCAD 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Corel's support has always been outstanding. Technical support is always available to assist with installation and licensing issues and there is generally additional free assistance for a time period after purchase. Corel also offers online tutorials and other self-help resources. Ongoing and available support is one of the outstanding features Corel has always provided.
Herm Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

DraftSight

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Implementation Rating

CorelCAD

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DraftSight

DraftSight 7.6
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add contact information like a technical phone number so we can reach a real person when issues arise
Jes Salmons | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CorelCAD

AutoCAD compares favorably to TurboCAD at a comparable price point to its mid-line product. TurboCAD offers both higher level and lower level products that expand on the capabilities of CorelCAD, but for the majority of users, CorelCAD offers a good compromise of features to price point while maintaining a structure that will be familiar to AutoCAD users.When compared with AutoCAD products, it aligns most closely with AutoCAD LT and compares favorably in terms of functions and features. AutoCAD has moved primarily to a subscription model which I personally do not like. With CorelCAD, buy it, own it, and upgrade when new features are needed.
Herm Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

DraftSight

I have been able to use DraftSight to completely replace 2D drawing in AutoCAD at a fraction of the price. Although SOLIDWORKS is a much better program for solid modeling, I have found simple drawings and drafting needs to be fully met with DraftSight.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CorelCAD

  • CorelCAD easily pays for itself even when not a primary product.
  • Due to its similarity to AutoCAD, it's a reasonable solution with a shortened learning curve for existing AutoCAD users.
Herm Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

DraftSight

  • Has allowed us to create a better visual representation of our project/plant visions through developing tangible drawings. This makes it easier for Board members to understand our proposals and helps instill project confidence.
  • A great tool to review safety (egress; aisleways; etc)
Adam Ehresman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

CorelCAD

General

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

CorelCAD Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

DraftSight

General

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

DraftSight Editions & Modules

Edition
DraftSight Standard$991
DraftSight Professional$1991
DraftSight Premium (3D)$4991
DraftSight EnterpriseContact sales team
DraftSight Enterprise PlusContact sales team
  1. per year
Additional Pricing Details
DraftSight Standard, Professional, and Premium are available to purchase online directly. DraftSight Enterprise and Enterprise Plus are available to purchase through your local reseller.

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