AutoCAD Architecture

Who Uses AutoCAD Architecture?

Designed for businesses of all sizes, it is an architectural designing solution that helps create documents and drawings using keynoting tools.

What Is AutoCAD Architecture?

Architectural CAD solution designed to help architects, engineers, and construction professionals use solids, surfaces, and mesh objects to draft and design 2D and 2D models. The platform lets designers automate generation of floor plans, annotations, layers, and elevations using a centralized dashboard. Businesses can use its parts library to draw ducting, piping, and circuiting designs. The system also enables teams to compare different versions of drawings and remove purgeable objects.

AutoCAD Architecture Details

Autodesk

http://www.autodesk.com

Founded 2011

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AutoCAD Architecture pricing overview

AutoCAD Architecture paid version starts at USD 1,288.00.


Starting Price

USD 1,288.00

AutoCAD Architecture deployment and support

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Mac (Desktop)
  • Windows (Desktop)

AutoCAD Architecture Features

  • 2D Drawing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Tracking
  • Animation
  • Annotations
  • Applications Management
  • BIM Modeling
  • CRM
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Component Library
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Configuration Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Custom Development
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization
  • Design Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • File Management
  • Geographic Maps
  • Graphical Data Presentation
  • Image Editing
  • Interactive Content
  • Labeling
  • Landscape Design
  • Mobile Access
  • Multiple Projects
  • Offline Access
  • Password Management
  • Planning Tools
  • Product Catalog
  • Project Planning
  • Project Templates
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Real Time Data
  • Search/Filter
  • Social Media Integration
  • Status Tracking
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Version Control
  • Virtual Tour
  • eCommerce Management

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  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Applications Management
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Automatic Formatting
  • BIM Modeling
  • Bills of Material
  • Built-In Database
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Comparison View
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Library
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Design Management
  • Design Templates
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drafting
  • Drag & Drop
  • File Management
  • Graphical Data Presentation
  • Historical Reporting
  • Image Editing
  • Labeling
  • Mobile Access
  • Multiple Projects
  • Organizational Charting
  • Product Catalog
  • Project Management
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Proposal Generation
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Search/Filter
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • Visual Discovery
  • Website Integration
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Management

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AutoCAD Architecture Reviews

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Overall rating

4.6/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.1
Customer Service 4.1
Features 4.5
Value for Money 4.2

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Mamochaki C.
Freelancer
Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    3 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    4 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/08/2020

"AutoCAD Architecture Review"

Comments: I am a self taught CAD operator who designs small houses and AutoCAD helped me a lot and is still helping me to this day even though I am still learning more, it is a good software that really helped me.

Pros: AutoCad is a very good CAD software because it is user friendly and it delivers quality graphics that encourage creativity, and it has a lot of features that can be added on and manipulated, which makes it a perfect Draughting tool for Architects old and new.

Cons: It took me too long to get a hang of everything, but truth be told, whatever I learned stayed with me because it was easy to apply, I feel it has a lot of features that need to be learnt first before everything is clearer.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/08/2020
Peter C.
Architect
Architecture & Planning, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/12/2019

"AutoCAD Architecture Review"

Comments: Overall experience is positive and allows us to be competitive in the marketplace

Pros: The software is highly compatible with many other products. There are unending resources available and supported by most if not all industries in one form or another which makes our job easier.

Cons: Can be cumbersome at times and has glitches that require work arounds. There are times where the program freezes up and requires reboot.

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  • Reviewed on 12/12/2019
Benonius B.
Building Plan Consultant
Architecture & Planning, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 26/03/2021

"The Best Application for architect"

Comments: this application is very powerfull to use on worksheet of architecture project, beacuse there are such good feature to make the plan much better than the other one.

Pros: i mostly like this software because this software help me to plan project model percision and detail and it provided the best graphic results.

Cons: there is no bar command which guide the user to modeling the project, the new user also need more guidden button to guide them.

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  • Reviewed on 26/03/2021
Verified Reviewer
Subcontracter
Construction, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    2 /5
  • Ease of Use
    3 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    3 /5
  • Customer Support
    2 /5
  • Value for Money
    1 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    5/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 11/09/2018

"Way too overpriced also not compatable with older versions"

Comments: Too many clients need to have you save it down to a previous version. It is harder to customize than the older versions of CAD or Autocad alternatives.

Pros: The only pros about it is that everyone uses it so it can be used to open drawings from other firms.

Cons: It is not fully compatible with free-cad or Draftsight applications, it will give an error message saying the file was not created by an Autocad application even though there is nothing wrong with it and the file opens fine after closing the warning box. The biggest problem is sending files to people with earlier versions of CAD, they make it where you have to either buy a new copy of Autocad each year or the people sending the file have to save it down to your Autocad version. They have also eliminated or made it difficult to have auto-cad classic view instead of the ribbon. The new Xref manager is horrible unless you remember to type xrefclassic. The newest versions are also slow even on the newest PCs with core i7 processors and higher amounts of RAM.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 11/09/2018
John M.
Owner
Architecture & Planning, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    4 /5
  • Value for Money
    3 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/01/2021

"Still Relevant!!"

Comments: I've been a fan of the software for close to 2 decades. I still prefer it over Revit, etc, because it is so customizable. I care a great deal about the quality of my drawings - Revit gets me kind of there, but I still greatly prefer AutoCAD for it's options for lineweights, text, etc. It's not for everyone, but it's definitely for me. :)

Pros: The architecture world is making a migration from 2D to 3D BIM software - Revit, Rhino, Sketchup, and the like. For large projects, Revit may be appropriate. For modelers, Rhino. And for hobbyists, Sketchup. But there is a large market for residential/light commercial where AutoCAD is still the #1 software for working drawings. It has flexibility, and is still the preferred software for structural engineers, mechanical engineers, landscape architects, and more. I love the control I have over lineweight and clarity, as opposed to the competition.

Cons: The discrepancy between scales, and modelspace vs paperspace has been an issue in the entirety of the 18+ years I've been using the software. I have my workarounds for this, but I really wish it were easier/more intuitive to flip between MS and PS.

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  • Reviewed on 10/01/2021