Good Software for CAD Drafting, just get ready to learn or have experience
January 20, 2023

Good Software for CAD Drafting, just get ready to learn or have experience

Janeil Harricharan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with AutoCAD

I used AutoCAD in the period to be accept for employment at a mechanical and electrical engineering company. They were using the software to design electrical solutions for their company, such as circuit boards, breaker boxes and circuit diagrams. An engineer would take client specifications, come up with a design then hand it over to the AutoCAD drafter to visualize the design. Once it looked operable, their shop team would then build the end product.

Pros

  • Drafting
  • Clear System Requirements
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Visual Standard to older versions

Cons

  • System optimization
  • User Interface
  • User Intuitive
  • Flexibility of end user
  • Industry Standard
  • System Compatibility
  • Software Functionality
  • Resume Experience from knowledge of the software
  • Job Opportunities as knowledge of AutoCAD turns people's heads
  • Technical Skills to use CAD software and create digital solutions
I have experience with Autodesk Maya, and am familiar with their user interface with creating 3D objects. AutoCAD while from the same family, requires a steeper learning curve and more in-depth knowledge of the software.

I have experience with this software because it is the industry standard in the jobs that I applied to, and was required to the company that I interviewed for. Part of the interview process was a proof-of-work test to create a mock solution for a client, which would demonstrate knowledge and skill with using AutoCAD.

I have little experience with CorelCAD, but I found AutoCAD to be more in-depth with your options and what you could create.

Do you think AutoCAD delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with AutoCAD's feature set?

Yes

Did AutoCAD live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of AutoCAD go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy AutoCAD again?

Yes

AutoCAD is a good applicant for most technical drawing needs. The additional version of the software cover electrical wiring, and even architectural design. Someone who knows what they're doing and has a good grasp of the software will be able to create the appropriate solutions that they need.

This software is not suited for beginners, someone less technologically inclined and someone who doesn't memorize shortcuts, workspace setups and understands system requirements. Simple things such as viewports and layers can confuse a new user and even one with basic understanding of AutoCAD. Training and education is required to use this software.

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