Inexpensive and easy to use CAD software
September 30, 2022

Inexpensive and easy to use CAD software

Matt Wipf | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with NanoCAD

We use it to manage and clean up, edit, and create cad files on a daily basis. We make layouts and print on large format paper as well. It's very easy to make 2d floor plans with it. It lets you delete layers in layer manager, which others do not. It's easy to teach new users on it and set up their templates. When installing updates, it lets you merge your existing personal user settings into the new update with no extra actions needed.
  • It is user friendly
  • It allows to delete unwanted layers unlike AutoCAD.
  • It doesn't require updates every year.
  • It is easy to train new users and install is easy as well.
  • It lacks some functions that AutoCAD has, but for the price, it could be worth it on your end.
  • Simple drawing tools.
  • Cleaning up files to import into 3rd party software.
  • Procedure of creating and printing layouts.
  • There is nothing negative that we experienced for what we do with it.
Nano cad is a little simpler to operate and understand how to do features. AutoCAD is what we would say a little more powerful piece of software but you end up paying more as well. Nanocad is a lot quicker to make small floor plans. It also allows you to delete layers with entities which the competitor doesn't.

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It is great when cleaning up CAD files and allowing for 3rd party add-ins. It allows you to delete used layers. It would be nice if it saved to smaller file sizes when saving as an older DWG. It is easy to scale drawings and make floor plan layouts. It would be nice if it would pick up the default units that I set for my preference when opening up a converted file from pdf.

Using NanoCAD

8 - We use it to create and edit CAD files. We create floor plans as well. We edit large format drawings and make them work for our operation. When training new users, they catch on pretty quickly and grab the bull by the horns. Installation and implementation is a breeze and stress-free.
We do not have anyone on staff, but between two employees, they are usually able to solve or take care of any issues or help that is needed to complete the job.
  • Cleaning and editing large format files.
  • Creating simple floor plans.
We like NanoCAD for what it does for us and will renew or license when the time comes. There is no question of doubt because we are very happy with it.