Industry Standard CAD!
April 09, 2021

Industry Standard CAD!

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

We use AutoCAD to draw and edit technical drawings that aid our staff in accurate implementation of technical solutions. There are two main uses, technical floor plans/rigging plans or drawings for permanent installation work which is draw onto existing building plans. We use AutoCAD across the entire business although there are only a few who are our "Tech Drawers."
  • Fast drawing if you know what you're doing.
  • VERY flexible.
  • Keyboard commands and shortcuts keep users off the mouse.
  • Industry standard .DWG file type is easily transferable to other companies.
  • Steep learning curve for those with no CAD experience.
  • Text is generally a bit annoying, there are many options for size.
  • Going from 2d to 3d is a big step.
  • Fast drawing.
  • Industry standard.
  • Wide ranging feature set.
  • AutoCAD allows us to provide accurate plans to staff which aids in efficiency.
  • Using AutoCAD means that our technical drawing staff are familiar with professional software, rather than other amateur options. This means we can work with other professionals without having to change software or file formats.
  • Being able to access a wide range of pre-made assets online has meant that we can produce drawings much quicker, and with touches that make our drawings more impressive to the client.
We chose AutoCAD because it was the professional software package, we had been using simpler and cheaper solutions but we found that our drawings were suffering because of it and that we had a lack of technical skill in CAD because of the ease of use of the more amateur software.

Lucidchart is a silly comparison to make, but this is what we had been using, which was easy but the final product was very amateurish, same with SketchUp. Microsoft Visio was also good but was limiting because this was not the software that was being used by our collaborators.

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AutoCAD is great in situations where you need accurate technical drawing with industry standard markups, it helps us work with building and architect businesses as we are using the same software solution as them. For the basic uses that we do, for example, the floor plans, drawing these with AutoCAD is sort of like killing an ant with a hammer, while AutoCAD offers a great many features, we only use a portion of them in our day to day drawings. However, having the extra features and the skills with an industry standard software on hand is far more valuable.