Review for AutoCAD
May 02, 2019

Review for AutoCAD

Saransh Dikshit | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with AutoCAD

I have been using AutoCAD for my research at Iowa State University. I used it for making 2D and 3D sketches of various things for which I later carried out finite element analysis. I used it to make buildings, towers and poles.
  • It has very good graphical user interface.
  • It has very good forums and help sections.
  • It gives you complete control over what you want to draw.
  • One can also code and draw sketches in it.
  • I think the help section could be improved.
  • For a beginner, there is a learning curve. Video tutorials can help combat this problem.
  • Other than this, I find that this software is really powerful and useful.
  • It has helped me to efficiently do modelling pertaining to my research.
  • It helped in improving my drawing skills and also improved on how one can visualize models.
AutoCAD is better suited in scenarios where you want to show very fine details in your drawings. That is where it helped me.
I have used it to make intricate drawings of buildings and poles. For making engineering drawings with different views of the model, this software is very well suited. It can be used to mark very fine details in your drawings by adding engineering annotations which signify the different components in a model. I didn't like this software for making 3D solids that much. I had issues with extruding the solids and getting a good representation of the model.