AutoCAD

AutoCAD

4.3
(637)

2D and 3D CAD design software tools.

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AutoCAD Features

Tools

3D/solid modeling Tools

Ability to modify 3D primitives (parametric editing tools, free-form editing tools, symmetrical editing process, etc.)

69%
(Based on 412 reviews)

Rendering Tools

Ease of use accessing rendering tools (lighting tools, texture mapping, custom material creation, etc.)

66%
(Based on 376 reviews)

Drawing Tools

Ease of use accessing basic drawing tools (line, circle, polygons, etc.)

91%
(Based on 553 reviews)

Editing Tools

Ease of use accessing basic editing tools (erase, trim, extend, undo, etc.)

88%
(Based on 553 reviews)

Text Editing Tools

Ease of use accessing basic text creation and modification tools (font style, multi-line text, wrap-around text, justification, spell checker, etc.)

80%
(Based on 543 reviews)

Design

Visualizing

Design your structure in 3D.

94%
(Based on 14 reviews)

Rendering

Produce 3D visualizations without any integrating hardware.

82%
(Based on 13 reviews)

Drawing

Ability to 2D and 3D drawings of your structure

97%
(Based on 14 reviews)

Editing

Ability to edit designs with a WYSIWYG editor

89%
(Based on 14 reviews)

Sequence Steps

Create and animate the sequences of steps, materials and building crews needed to construct your building.

87%
(Based on 14 reviews)

Design

Modeling

Create realistic 3D models of your design

80%
(Based on 20 reviews)

Visualize

Design your structure in 3D.

84%
(Based on 22 reviews)

Rendering

Produce 3D visualizations without any integrating hardware.

85%
(Based on 18 reviews)

Drawing

Access to basic tools for drawing, such as line, cirlce and polygon.

95%
(Based on 22 reviews)

File Options

Import Files

Support for a number of file formats for import

84%
(Based on 536 reviews)

Export Files

Support for a number of file formats for export

86%
(Based on 529 reviews)

File Interoperability

Native file format is compatible with a number of advanced design and imaging applications

81%
(Based on 465 reviews)

Backwards compatibility

Current file format iteration is compatible with previous versions of the application

80%
(Based on 470 reviews)

File size

Support for a range of file sizes without degrading the user experience.

82%
(Based on 536 reviews)

Collaboration

Multi User

Ability for users to share and save work to the same central file.

85%
(Based on 12 reviews)

File Import/Export

Ability to import and export 2D files to the platform so your team can update designs and collaborate as needed.

84%
(Based on 14 reviews)

Annotating

Add keynotes, tags, dimensions and more to your document.

95%
(Based on 14 reviews)

Document Storage

Store various types of documents within this platform.

90%
(Based on 14 reviews)

Edit

File Import

Import and export files in a number of different formats.

88%
(Based on 22 reviews)

Push/Pull

Ability to push or pull the surface of your model in order to get the desired shape.

84%
(Based on 20 reviews)

Views

View your model from any angle while you design and edit.

88%
(Based on 22 reviews)

Grips

Tools that enable users to reshape, move or manipulate geometry.

86%
(Based on 21 reviews)

Customization

Custom Commands

Ability to create custom commands or command aliases, change the active customization file, and configure command properties.

88%
(Based on 447 reviews)

Custom Interface

Ability to customize the user interface and recall customizations. Can define the workspace a custom panel should appear in.

86%
(Based on 454 reviews)

Custom Scripts

Ability to create custom scripts to automate tasks, such as add standard layers or styles to a drawing, update the title block, or automate plotting tasks.

85%
(Based on 374 reviews)

Custom Menus

Ability to create custom menus, sub-menus, and contextual menus. Can create new toolbars and arrange menus in workspeace.

86%
(Based on 424 reviews)

Construction

Fabrication

Ability to create models of various systems that need to be integrated into the structure.

90%
(Based on 12 reviews)

Reinforcement Tools

Add reinforcement to vital points in the model of your structure.

88%
(Based on 13 reviews)

Clash Detection

Ability to detect clashing elements, such as electrical conduit or ductwork that run into a beam.

75%
(Based on 11 reviews)

Collaboration

Annotate

Annotate your designs with various notes and tags.

84%
(Based on 22 reviews)

Documentation

Generate 2D drawings of your 3D models.

85%
(Based on 22 reviews)

Data Extract

Extract information from objects, such as attributes and properties.

81%
(Based on 21 reviews)

Environment

Hardware support

Support by a sufficient number of hardware developers (by default or through the use of custom drivers).

83%
(Based on 446 reviews)

Task-based interfaces

Support for custom interfaces designed around specific design tasks, by default (out of the box) or through user customization.

82%
(Based on 417 reviews)

Manage Multiple Profiles

Support for multiple user interface customizations. Can store and recall interfaces as required by a specific user without closing the application and without the need for scripting knowledge.

82%
(Based on 349 reviews)

Command Clarity

Names of basic commands are clear and easy to understand. On-cursor documentation, such as tool tips and pop-up descriptions, provide clarification of icons and other user interface elements.

85%
(Based on 491 reviews)
AutoCAD
4.3
(637)