Less money, for almost the same features!
June 09, 2021

Less money, for almost the same features!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with AutoCAD LT

AutoCAD LT replaced standard AutoCAD in my company 2 years ago as the workflow in my firm primarily relies on BIM (using Revit mainly) to issue the design drawings. However, engineers need to usually use AutoCAD LT in order to access files that were issued by 3rd parties organizations. AutoCAD LT offers wonderful level of service when it comes to 2D modeling and casual usage of DWG formats.
The transition from AutoCAD to AutoCAD LT went unnoticeable in my firm, as the extra features in AutoCAD were not of great importance in our work flow.
  • 2D modeling
  • Issuing drawings
  • Smart annotations and dimensioning tools
  • All LISP functions are missing on AutoCAD LT
  • Missing Architectural and Mechanical tool-sets
  • No 3D modeling of any kind
  • 2D modeling
  • Issuance of drawings
  • Able to export drawings to Revit
  • AutoCAD LT reduced the cost of design softwares in the firm
  • Has greater ROI
  • The missing features had no effect on the profits
Although AutoCAD LT is the lite software when compared to standard AutoCAD, it does all the work when it comes to 2D modeling and issuing design drawings.
When comparing it to BricsCAD, AutoCAD LT shines, as it works without freezing and is usually more responsive than BricsCAD, it just outclasses it.

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AutoCAD LT is suitable for engineers that uses DWG formats casually and don't rely on AutoCAD as the main tool to issue drawings in the workflow.
AutoCAD LT is best suited for firms that do not use LISP functions in AutoCAD and do not care about 3D modeling. Although AutoCAD LT has other missing functions when compared to standard AutoCAD, these features are of less importance and can't be noticed.