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Start designing on a computer right away with Autodesk QuickCAD 8. QuickCAD is a design program with plenty of productive features that let users make technical designs and diagrams. With drag-and-drop ease, even beginners can start creating in QuickCAD.
The program features a familiar Microsoft Windows interface, the use of AutoSnap to easily align objects, and database capabilities. Users can also access and send drawings in Autodesk DWG design file format. And new text features such as in-place text editing make it easy to annotate drawings.
Autodesk QuickCAD 8 allows users to translate technical information into visually precise 2-D drawings and presentations. Build information-rich drawings even if you have no previous computer design experience. QuickCAD has a simple interface for beginners that guides users through startup.
Top Customer Reviews
I ran into a few stability issues, but they are few and far between. "Buggy" would be an overstatement.
I found the symbol libraries very useful. It is also very easy to create your own library by re-organizing the current symbols and/or creating your own.
In short, it may not have the power of the big, expensive products, but it is an excellent product for its price range.
Specifically, text size does not translate to Autocad as it was created in QuickCad. If one can live without the need to translate QuickCad files into AutoCad files, this is a very good cad package at a great price.
Quickcad 8 was the answer, It lets me play around with a simple interface (1 of 3 actually, depending on your skill level). Got myself started with the included and simple 2 minute tutorials and I was on my way.
With a little patience, it took me about 3 weeks to get comfortable and go about my business of interior design smoothly. If your looking at drawbacks, well, 1) I can't load 3D designs created by the more sophisticated Autodesk software, and 2) I have to load the *.dwg autocad symbol libraries one by one and save them in Quickcad format *.cad, for later use.
Overall, it's a great tool for those of us who want to keep it simple.
Both the Getting Started manual and the on screen Help instructions are poorly written - they are often incomplete, vague, and ambiguous. Telephone help consists of listening to
"Your call is important to us." over and over.
Do not buy unless you want to lay out a floor plan for a home or office.
Most recent customer reviews
I've read many reviews that seem to have issues with Autodesk or Autocad. IMHO, for less than $50 what do you expect? Read morePublished on Feb. 13 2004 by Darwin C.
Both QuickCAD and Autosketch are Autodesk products. What makes Autosketch worth more than QuickCAD? The Autodesk web site does not compare the two. Read morePublished on April 16 2003
I am upset I bought this, there is no instruction available for learning it. The Getting Started book does NOT give enough information to get started. Read morePublished on Jan. 28 2003
Having used Autocad for 12 years I just love this little program for it's ease of use. I use it along with Autocad to import small 8. Read morePublished on Oct. 28 2002
I've used quickcad since it was a dos program called Drafix in the 80's. It grew into a windows application and at one time was a $700 program and then was bought by autodesk,... Read morePublished on Sept. 15 2002 by Bill Knighton
Was trying to use the alignment feature with this program, which is NOT very intuitive, so I checked out the help file under aligning entities. Well, guess what? Read morePublished on Sept. 7 2002