What do you like best?
The way it draws geometrical primitives and treats them as whole objects. The ease of going form 2-d to 3-d in one step. Vector works is best when using it for lighting design as it has built in communication with Lightwright and both softwares work together. The keyboard shortcuts are nice and customizable and the fluidity of converting between AutoCAD and back is so seamless.
Vector works can be used and is used by lots of people who have their own way of using it and it works for them, but I was taught by beta-tester and learned the program the way it was designed and have been teaching to others this way and they are all happy to learn.
What do you dislike?
There is no app for tablets or smart phones.
The subscription program is great but you no longer get DVDs. For the price at least a USB drive with the software would be sent out, if not a DVD too.
Recommendations to others considering the product
Dont give up if you are having trouble finding symbols you need, you can always make your own and I have done just that many times.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
I get to make creative, custom presentations that other software can't do. You don't just have to make draftings of theatrical projects, but can trace PDFs of pictures, scale documents without loosing resolution. There is nothing I can't do or make with this product.