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SmartDraw.com is the creator of SmartDraw, the world’s first visual processor, software that enables the everyday use of visuals to improve communic... Learn More


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AutoCAD Design Suite visualization and design software extends the power of AutoCAD. The suite includes AutoCAD Raster Design and visual communication... Learn More

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Pricing Starting From

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SmartDraw

Architecture

$ 197
Single payment / 1 user(s)

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AutoCAD Design Suite

Architecture

$ 175
For 1 Month / 1 user(s)

Available Features

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SmartDraw

Architecture

70 Types of Visuals

Automated Drawing

SharePoint Support

PowerPoint Integration

Maintenance (1 Yr., a $49.95 value)

Import and Export MS Project

Import Visio

Automatic Process Documentation

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AutoCAD Design Suite

Architecture

Coordination Model
Reality computing (enhanced)
Capture scanned design information
Exchange Apps
Automated workflows
Design feed
Stunning Visual Experience
Smart Dimensioning
Enhanced PDFs
Sysvar monitor
Online maps
Professional documentation tools
Advanced surfacing capabilities
Cinematic-quality presentation tools
3D visualization software

Free Trial Availability

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SmartDraw

Architecture

No Free Trial Available.

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AutoCAD Design Suite

Architecture
Free Trial Available

Most Favorable User Review

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SmartDraw

Architecture
User review from
8
Luca Campanelli
Mar 14, 2016

SmartDraw is a handy software that is based on a very simple idea, simplify your work in the creation of concepts and visualizations of various kinds. It is natural to compare this product because Visio by using SmartDraw you can easily create an unlimited number of various types of diagrams and much more. To start using the product you can download free trial version of the product from the official site https://www.smartdraw.com The site also offers the opportunity to try the product directly from your browser.

Pros :

  • The strength point of SmartDraw is definitely the ease of use, using this software you can create a true multiplicity of impressive visualization, some of the most interesting examples: flowcharts, Mind Map, Cause

    Cons :

    • The sale price is slightly high, but it must be said that the license is sold without the need for renewal (one-time purchase). It is sold in three different types of licenses: Standard $ 297 (on offer by March 21 to $ 197) Business $ 397 (on offer by March 21 to $ 297) Enterprise $ 697 (on offer by March 21 to $ 497).

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AutoCAD Design Suite

Architecture
User review from
10
Veljko Andjelkovic
Apr 30, 2016

AutoCad...should be the perfect software for draft, generation of technical documentation, etc. In reality, if you buy AutoCad you will be fascinated by its simplicity and ease of use, its flexible user interface, keyboard shortcuts (or hotkeys)...lots and lots of positive features. To make it short: "AutoCAD is a backbone of the industry, a perfect for 2D projects absolutely world ace for this purpose, but go to the 3D and you will learn his dark side, everything is still possible just much much harder". If you keep it cool and work just draft you are the king but if you dare to go in dark side of the software you would be surprised how things are not going that fast, but never the less in 3D mode it is still good and stable.Just do not expect 3D performance that can be meet with other parametric software. Verdict : PERFECT 2D / AVERAGE 3D.

Pros :

  • Perfect user interface, with modern ribbon style, no overkill with icons and shortcuts, inside properties classical options that are very useful. Very very useful software very versatile for general and professional usage.
  • Projects have never bean so simple to execute.
  • Still the biggest thumb up is the possibility to do anything that you want without boring error messages and constraints, annotations that arrived from heaven, easy way for changing a vast array of properties in just one click, perfectly healthy sense of layers, etc.
  • Realty God gave software for everyday engineering.
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Cons :

  • Hmm...if you need an easy to use powerful every day for every need software, then this is for you.
  • If you are the type of users that urges for 3D performance, easy 3D features, you want advanced easy to use wireframe capabilities, etc... STAY AWAY FROM THIS! This software can do all of this but at the cost, high cost if you ask me, you need a lot of time and effort to achieve a feature that can be done in a matter of seconds in 3D Parametric software like Catia or ProE or Inventor, etc..
  • Still good for everyday work.

Most Favorable Critic Review

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SmartDraw

Architecture
75
Ted Needleman , Notebook Review

Wednesday 01 August 2012

If you're considering SmartDraw as a replacement for feaures in several other packages with which you're pretty much satisfied, such as the charting capabilities of Microsoft Office and Microsoft Visio, then the answer is probably no. On the other hand, if you are tired of fumbling between different user interfaces with these already owned applications, you're likely to appreciate the common interface that exists in SmartDraw whether you are making a bar chart or a timeline.

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AutoCAD Design Suite

Architecture
80
Mihaela Citea , Softpedia

Friday 08 August 2014

To sum up, Autodesk Design Review provides an efficient 3D viewing tool that bundles additional annotation tools. Its capabilities can improve work performance and help you avoid misunderstandings amongst team members, consultants, clients and partners, while also reducing costs.

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Demo Video

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SmartDraw Demo Video

Architecture
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AutoCAD Design Suite Demo Video

Architecture

Screenshots

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AutoCAD Design Suite

Architecture
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Typical Customer

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SmartDraw

Architecture
  • Business
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AutoCAD Design Suite

Architecture
  • Business
  • Personal Use

Supported Devices

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SmartDraw

Architecture
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AutoCAD Design Suite

Architecture

Supported Languages

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SmartDraw

Architecture
  • English
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AutoCAD Design Suite

Architecture
  • English
  • French

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