ActCAD Software Review
October 04, 2022

ActCAD Software Review

Michael Dougal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with ActCAD Software

I use this software on a daily bases. I design new houses as well as remodels and additions.

Pros

  • Easily set up layers with line types, weights and colors.
  • Can make multiple view windows in paper space and set a scale for each.
  • Import pictures and pdf files effortlessly.
  • Easy print manager with windows.

Cons

  • My major complaint is sometimes the dimensions do not stay where I place them.
  • 3D modeling is complicated for me.
  • Need to specify wall types and be able to create custom walls.
  • Need to have a roof manager to make trusses or hand-stack framing.
  • The software its self
  • Multiple views
  • No limit on model space area. Can layout lots of drawings.
  • Importing pictures and pdf files
  • This is a very powerful program for the money spent.
  • We have used this program exclusively for several years now and have drawn 100's of homes.
  • Can't tell any difference from AutoCAD which is the program I learned with.
Best bang for the buck is ActCAD. I have reviewed and used other products and they may compare similar software but are far more expensive. I have upgraded ActCAD over the years instead of buying something else.

Do you think ActCAD Software delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with ActCAD Software's feature set?

Yes

Did ActCAD Software live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of ActCAD Software go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy ActCAD Software again?

Yes

Some dimensions move for no apparent reason. 3d modeling could be improved upon. As a 2D program I use it daily and prefer it to 3D modeling programs for drawing details.

Evaluating ActCAD Software and Competitors

Yes - GstarCAD.
ActCAD does the same for less money.
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
The program does what I need at a good price.
I would pick this software again.

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