AutoCAD 360, the next generation for standard collaboration
April 19, 2017

AutoCAD 360, the next generation for standard collaboration

Benjamin Wyszynski | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with AutoCAD 360

AutoCAD 360 is being used in our organization to promote collaboration between consultants on our projects. We can address discrepencies within the drawings between the trades and figure out where were we have the problem. It allows for a certain amount of accountability for each designer within the firm and as potential exterior consultants.
  • Collaboration between trades because of the ability to be posted on the cloud for coordination.
  • Ease of server, the cloud server is much easier to use with AutoCAD as multiple people can access it.
  • I think there is a little bit of lag when synchronizing to the cloud.
  • ROI is a bit low, because a lot of people are moving to Revit and BIM 360.
  • Not all consultants use CAD so it makes it hard for compatibility.
Revit is another step above CAD 360 as more information can be added as well as more consultants and third party designers are starting to move toward those programs. I think the cloud compatibility is headed in the right direction and Autodesk is always trying to make the collaboration a more integral part of design.
I think if you have one person designing all parts of the project, AutoCAD 360 is not necessary as you don't need multiple people pulling from the same file. However, if you are using multiple trades, people, and consultants using AutoCAD 360 allows one to easily coordinate drawings and provide a complete set of construction documents.