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    Discussion in '2D and 3D CAD general discussion forum' started by ramesh, Nov 29, 2018.

    1. ramesh

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      What are the pros and cons of the AutoCad software?
       
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    3. Bill Toulas

      Bill Toulas Well-Known Member EngineeringClicks Expert

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      Oh, the AutoCAD. The software that we all love to hate. :p

      Pros:
      • It's the industry standard, everyone uses it, and it's interoperable with almost any other relevant tool (export/import)
      • It's really powerful as a designer no doubt about this. You can add intricate details in it, or even go on 3D mode!
      • It can work on the cloud (for collaboration), or locally (for security).
      • It can handle anything. Literally. No project is too large or too complex for AutoCAD.
      Cons:
      • Its price is salty. Starting from a couple of hundred dollars minimum, it can go up to two thousand.
      • It is somewhat cumbersome to use in some cases.
      • It requires lots and lots of training, otherwise, you can't utilize it efficiently.
      All that said, it's still my personal choice, with DraftSight being my alternative at times.
       
    4. ramesh

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      Thanks for the answer.!!
       
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      john12 Well-Known Member EngineeringClicks Expert

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      Do you think it's still commonly used though? Nearly everyone I deal with now is using Solidworks and Autodesk seems to very much be a legacy system.

      I few more individuals are starting to use Fusion though, I guess because it's free for schools.
       
    6. Bill Toulas

      Bill Toulas Well-Known Member EngineeringClicks Expert

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      Yes, Solidworks has become much easier to deploy and use nowadays, so AutoCAD is constantly losing ground. Still, I believe it is the most widely used tool for the job.
       

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