AutoCAD LT 2017

Allows users to create 2D and 3D designs and drawings

  • Category:

    Graphics Cards

  • Version:

    2017

  • Works under:

    Windows 10 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows 10

  • Also available for:

    Mac

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Trial version
  • Vote:
    6.3 (26)

AutoCAD LT is a budget conscious computer-aided design system that can help everyone from curious and inexperienced hobbyists to well experienced professionals to make meaningful designs. AutoCAD LT is more lightweight than the standard AutoCAD platform, but that doesn't mean it's unimpressive. Developer AutoDesk is one of the premier CAD software companies in operation today, and you can rest easy knowing that any product coming from their shelves should do your business justice. Even if you're a c construction contractor or architect, you can count on AutoCAD LT to get the job done right, but if this is your first rodeo, you may want to treat the LT period as a trial process then consider whether or not you need to upgrade to the more advanced version.

The primary difference between the standard AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT is that the former offers both three dimensional modeling and two dimensional modeling while the latter only deals with two dimensions. If this isn't a deal breaker for you, AutoCAD LT should suit you like a glove and leave you with some money to spare. It's packed with all the industry standards you'd expect from a CAD platform. The software will automatically adjust dimensions to match your drawings so you won't have to labor meticulously over making sure that the angle of each corner is perfectly aligned and every wall is measured. With complex software like this, organization is important. There are a lot of tools to juggle, and keeping track of them can be difficult if it requires sifting through complex menus or making use of a nest of stacked toolbars as is often the case with Adobe products. Fortunately, AutoCAD LT makes use of a ribbon system. This allows you to more easily and confidently access the drawing tools you need without limiting your options. For the sake of your security, users can lock their system preferences in place, and AutoCAD also makes use of smart revision clouds that keep track of changes and make it much easier to revert back to an earlier version of your draft without having to worry about losing progress along the way.

As should be expected, PDFs can be uploaded directly into the system and then manipulated directly. It's an expected standard but one that's particularly easy to execute in this program. The latest version of AutoCAD LT brings with it a whole host of new features. Many of these are designed to make a more natural transition into the internet of things and provide their users with connectivity and access to their drawings wherever they happen to be. A new web and mobile app coordinate nicely together and allow you to access your information anywhere, while the added ability to share your drawings in a web browser and receive comments from those you share it with adds significantly to the collaborative potential of the software.

Pros:

  • Provides practically any 2D CAD services you need at a reasonable price
  • Latest version makes a promising shift towards cloud connectivity across devices

Cons:

  • Far less feature rich than the standard AutoCAD platform

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