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Last updated: Mar 09, 2020

AutoCAD Review

ITQlick rating
(4.6/5)

Starting from $265 per month

AutoCAD 2017 is a CAD software that can help users to create stunning designs and speed detailing and documentation work. Users can connect their workflow across mobile solutions, desktop or cloud using this so...

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Shlomi Lavi / updated: Mar 09, 2020

What is AutoCAD?

AutoCAD 2015 is a CAD software that can help users to create stunning designs and speed detailing and documentation work. Users can connect their workflow across mobile solutions, desktop or cloud using this software. The software is available for both Mac and Windows users.

Autodesk, the leading 3D design, entertainment and engineering software provider, was founded back in 1982. The company was listed in Fortune’s 100 best places to work as #70 and is popular among helping designers, architects, media and entertainment professionals for its software. They are headquartered in San Rafael, CA.

Average Rating -

The rating of AutoCAD is 4.6 stars out of 5. The rating is based on ITQlick expert review.

Typical Customers

AutoCAD 2015 is specifically designed to help designers, architects, media and entertainment professionals and engineers. People looking for a CAD software for 3D design and engineering needs can try this software. Illustrate My Design and Marcello Martino Design are some of the clients of AutoCAD 2015.

Features

AutoCAD 2015 comes with reality computing, surface analysis, surface curve extraction, dynamic blocks, content explorer, express tools, parametric constraints, in-canvas controls, materials, lighting, TrustedDWG technology, support for CUI customization and Cad standards tools features. The latest version of AutoCAD comes with a refined interface and a modern look. The reality computing feature of this software can help users to edit and capture point cloud data directly.

The latest version of AutoCAD comes with a wide range of file compatibility and can help users to do everything, starting from 2D drafting to visualization. The software includes too many tools which can look difficult to use at first to even the most expert AutoCAD users. It can also take some time to get used to the ribbon-style layout. However, it’s not too difficult to use once you get used to all the tools and interface. Other notable features are: Design feed, Autodesk 360 connectivity, social media sharing and inventor file import.

AutoCAD 5 Pros

  • AutoCAD 2015 can help users to create 3D and 2D designs in almost any form possible
  • AutoCAD 2015 is available for both Windows and Mac users unlike other similar tools
  • The customer support of AutoCAD 2015 offers 24x5 phone, forum and web support for users
  • The CAD software offers flexible monthly, quarterly, annual pricing plans or perpetual license pricing plans for users
  • The CAD solution supports sharing work in a secure way using TrustedDWG technology

AutoCAD 2 Cons

  • AutoCAD 2015 is not so pocket friendly comparing to other similar CAD software
  • AutoCAD 2015 can be difficult to use at first for even expert software users

Competitors & Alternatives

DesignCAD 3D Max 21 and TurboCAD Deluxe 18 are the competitors of AutoCAD 2015. DesignCAD 3D Max 21 comes with AutoCAD files compatibility, lighting effects, parametric drawing and photorealistic rendering features. However, the software can be difficult to use for some users at first.

TurboCAD Deluxe 18 is another popular CAD software with house wizard, optimal page settings implementation, 3D modeling functions, photorealistic rendering by LightWorks, compatible with Google Sketchup and compatible with AutoCAD. However, the software lacks macros and animations.

AutoCAD Pricing Information

The cost of license starting from $265 per month. The experts at ITQlick has reviewed AutoCAD pricing and gave the software a total cost of ownership (TCO) rating of 10 out of 10. Custom price cost for your business is available upon request.

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AutoCAD Categories

Computer aided design
Product Roadmap

Specifications

Company:
Address: Autodesk, Market Street, San Francisco, CA
Website:https://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/autocad
Customers: Start up, Small business, Medium business, Large business
Business Area: Production, Supply Chain & Distribution, Sustainability
Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Cloud
Operating Systems: Mac OS, Windows, Linux

AutoCAD Features

Basic Reports
Data Import/Export
Online Customer Support

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