AutoCAD, A Powerful but Complex Tool
April 26, 2018

AutoCAD, A Powerful but Complex Tool

Luciana Montivero | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with AutoCAD

AutoCAD is used for 3D modeling and to make technical drawings across my organization. It's not used across the whole organization, but only in the prototyping department, where we need to make this type of drawings. It helps when presenting a prototype, and to understand the model we are to take to business.

Pros

  • Is really functional and suitable for engineering drawings or representations
  • For 2D drawing, is still one of the bests in the market
  • The features are a great deal for this type of work. Is a really complete platform for 2D and 3D drawing.

Cons

  • Sometimes it can be a little tricky or hard to use. There's so much going on, with so many options that you can easily get lost in the tools.
  • You surely will need a powerful computer to use this soft, so don't be stranged if your computer overheats or gets slowed down.
  • The software made us achieve a shortened time in designing 2D and 3D plans/models. In this case, since the time invested was lowered, we could use that free time for our engineers to do other tasks.
  • It is a rather expensive software so maybe at first is hard to measure the ROI, but I think the impact it has in the company is important.
For floor designs, or for mechanical engineers applications or functional electrical designs, this is a great and useful software. Maybe if you need a rather basic design, you should stick to easier to use software (like Fusion360), especially when it comes to 3D designing.

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