AutoCAD Architecture

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AutoCAD® Architecture software is the version of AutoCAD software specifically for architects.

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AutoCAD Arch review by <span>Montserratt D.</span>
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The perfect tool for Architects

What do you like best?

I really like that you can do basic things and how complex a project can be with all the great functions that you have internally within the same program, such as 3D and the organization of pages for presentations directly within the program without the need for a program as well as its organization and presentation to print achieving great results within it, complying with a professional and clean presentation that gives a broad fixation to types of designs that can be created in the same program.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the lack of rendering controllers in the program despite having a broad operation in everything that takes the management of an architectural project that would be a very important point and that would create software for the entire management of an architectural project.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This program is a very useful and interesting tool because not only with architectural projects but also the creation of several branches of the same career and related that can be very well used also forming an alliance with l apart from industrial design and together with the engineers which I would easily recommend to use this programs without problems.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Autocad I basically solve all my life as an architect is the number one tool that we design 3d plans and we create great projects, it benefits me in an inexplicable way since creating from very simple lines you can create very nice and functional things within the race and out of it.

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AutoCAD Arch review by <span>Julio A R.</span>
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Great environment for developers

What do you like best?

The access to common commands because of ribbon controls and the possibility of use the keyboard to achieve drawings in a short amount of time; the floating properties deck allows a lot of space to work with, which are the thing i like from it.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the software blocks itself, somehow the systems works against itself forcing to close the software and begin from the point behind. Other failures I found are the ortho mode configuration fails when its active, and the drawings made in that moment are wrong, it's a shame.

Recommendations to others considering the product

the recommendations that I can give to third parties is that autocad is a program that can be intimidating at first, however it is a matter of constancy in the use of the program and of a continuous learning of the commands and ways of making the drawings and architectural requirements for our clients

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have solved problems of sizing spaces in the buildings that are going to be remodeled, additionally I have made additional facilities for services for apartment buildings, such as garbage room. on the other hand, it allows me to do the metric calculations of services such as sanitary installations and electrical installations. Finally, I have carried out surveys of rivers and coasts as well as the three-dimensional models and develop projects from there.

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AutoCAD Arch review by User in Architecture & Planning
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Slow and Steady Wins the Race

What do you like best?

AutoCAD is unparalleled when it comes to drafting software. The control over lightweights is really great. Furthermore its vector graphics are so quick. This is mostly because the program doesn't allow for much else. So it can move quickly, with no lag.

What do you dislike?

Certain things are so counter intuitive. Selection of linework for example. If you zoom in after starting a selection, it removes parts out of the frame, from the selection. There are a lot of small frustrating things like this. Changing settings is a pain and they're not always "accessible" (in an intuitive way at least). AUtoCAD 3D is something I dislike, but it's mostly pointless to even talk about it. I assume very few people use it because it is INCREDIBLY limited - can't think of a single feature of its 3D that is advantageous over other software (other than its compatibility with other Autodesk software of course...)

Recommendations to others considering the product

Learn quick tricks - like block etc. Things like this will save you a TON of time. I took a class before college to learn (as did many of my friends). This isn't necessary at all. Online tutorials today are great. What is great about AutoCAD is that it is a good starting software (before moving to Rhino or Revit or Maya etc.).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

AutoCAD is still used extensively by people in the Architecture and Construction sectors. So it is mainly useful for coordination with other professions (before they fully transition to BIM/Revit). It is also good for other simple programs like Laser cutting software (although other software definitely can be used for this)

AutoCAD Arch review by User in Architecture & Planning
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Reliable Drafting Software!

What do you like best?

I really enjoy the fast response time the program offers when doing commands to draft items compared to other drawing programs and building information modeling programs. I like that I can create details and drawings efficiently and export to other team members for collaboration. In addition, quick keyboard shortcuts save time when working and therefore money for the project.

What do you dislike?

I have had problems with the software crashing when I have multiple programs open from Autodesk. Also, hatching areas seams to take longer than expected.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I am not aware of what my company pays for each license of this product but the price listed on the website for 1 year of use seams high to me compared to other products Autodesk offers that have greater benefits.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

AutoCAD Architecture allows my team to quickly develop details that can be used in building construction documents and referenced in other software by Autodesk. It has also proven to be very reliable with creating diagrams for space programs.

AutoCAD Arch review by <span>Benjamin W.</span>
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Excellent design software for all designers!

What do you like best?

The best part of this form of CAD is the ability to draw things quickly to get an idea of what your idea/building might be. From a space planning scenario, this program is excellent. Also the ability of it to draw in 3D is a great feature, especially is you want to convert to a BIM software later.

What do you dislike?

What I dont like about this that most design disciplines are moving to more of a BIM coordination and if you have to coordinate with those disciplines the compatibility is doable, but the layering of CAD drawings into their models seems to be an issue.

Recommendations to others considering the product

My recommendations to other users would be to use the program for schematic and preliminary design options. The clients like to see 2D drawings on paper and this is a great step toward moving into BIM software or other 3D modeling programs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are currently using this problem to solve our space planning and diagramming issues for new buildings and also existing building. We also use this program to coordinate with other disciplines as some are still using this type of design software.

AutoCAD Arch review by <span>Diego R.</span>
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Easy to learn Easy to use

What do you like best?

i love autocad i have been use in it for years since i start studing architecture and from the very begining it took me like a week to learn how to use it i work whit it every day at work and i can make a full blue print in just a few hours and thats very important because time is money

What do you dislike?

the thing i dont like about autocad is that sometimes when you are using several softwares at the same time it crashes

Recommendations to others considering the product

just give it a try you wont regreat it its very easy to use it only takes some practice

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

well when i started my degree on architecture i had no money and as you may know autocad its a little expensive but i searcha a way to have it and discover the you can have a trial version for students for free and thar helped me trough school and now that im working and have the money to buy it i just use it every day

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