The aroma of first love
March 07, 2019

The aroma of first love

Arlex Guzman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with AutoCAD

I have used AutoCAD since 1998 when I was finishing high school. I started with the version of AutoCAD 12 for MS DOS. I found it fascinating, when the Windows version came I loved it even more. I specialized, I got to develop routines and programs in AutoLISP. In 2004 when I used SolidWorks, AutoCAD happened to play a more specific and less preponderant role in my professional career. Today in our company the use of AutoCAD focuses on the development of 2D drawings in the .dxf format required for the CNC application of a TRUMPF punching machine, which makes it a very important tool for the manufacturing of sheet metal parts.
  • AutoCAD is one of the oldest CAD platforms, AutoDesk owes its success and prestige to it.
  • Its use is very simple.
  • It is necessary to understand that AutoCAD is a non-design drawing platform.
  • AutoCAD has evolved and matured but I think that AutoDesk must decide if it continues to strengthen its 3D modeling capabilities or if it definitely leaves those functions to Autodesk Inventor.
  • This is where AutoCAD is amazing, its license has been economic, but the number of products that we have manufactured and machined from its use has returned generously the investment.
DraftSight is a very good complement to Solidworks, it looks a lot like AutoCAD, but my preference for AutoCAD is based more on emotional ties and very pleasant memories, with AutoCAD I have many years of experience, I started there.
It's simple, I see AutoCAD being introduced to users need to CAD and/or any industry where 2D drawing plays an important role, such as in the fabrication of sheet metal components.