Can I draw my plans in an inexpensive CAD software for home users?

We frequently hear from customers who have drafted their project in a user friendly CAD software designed for home users. We recommend this kind of CAD software to amateurs for initial brainstorming and layout of their project. It’s easier for a drafter or designer to review a neatly organized drawing rather than a scribbled sketch. However, keep in mind that most professional projects require AutoCAD or industry standard CAD software. Your project will probably eventually have to be converted to a CAD sofware that meets your industry’s professional requirements. If you are preparing sketches for submittal, you may want to check with services that will be using or reviewing your drawings to find out their requirements before you make a decision to purchase any CAD software.

—Published on 2/14/12

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