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Quickcad 8

by Autodesk
Windows NT / 98 / 2000 / Me / 95
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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  • Platform:   Windows NT / 98 / 2000 / Me / 95
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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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.


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4.0 out of 5 stars Good value April 21 2004
I ended up buying this program for work. I was able to immediately sit down and begin working on floor plans, with a little experimentation.
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.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It's good for what I do. Feb. 13 2004
I've read many reviews that seem to have issues with Autodesk or Autocad. IMHO, for less than $50 what do you expect? If you don't purchase the full versions, don't expect this stripped down one to do as much it's big brother. If you're looking for a small footprint application that will help you with design and drawings, this is the application for you. It does have a pretty steep learning curve so be patient. I just purchased the application, went through the 2 minute tutorials, and have already designed and created my next wood shop project.
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By A Customer
I had to disable my Norton Software before Quickcad would even start up.I found out later that Autodesk provides a fix on their website for this. Next, after getting the program to finally run, it would give me a "floating point error" and shut down in the middle of my drawing. This has happened several times already. There were other unexplainable program lockups also. All I can say good about QuickCad so far , is the package the software came in looks nice. The help manual provides little information for those who aren't already familiar with Autocad. The website support was little help and this is a part of the email they sent me; "Safety Net is a pay-per-incident technical support program for Autodesk desktop products available to customers in the US and Canada. For US $65.00 per incident, you may call 800-225-6531 from 6 am to 5 pm, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday to receive direct technical support from Autodesk. We accept all major credit cards." So if you have problems with Autodesk products expect to pay for help. Why would I want to pay $65 for help in fixing a $44 dollar program? My suggestion is to save your money and don't buy this product.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Autodesk Quick CAD 8 Aug. 5 2003
By A Customer
This software appears to be suitable only for drawing floor plans, with doors, desks, washrooms, etc. The illustrations of a derailer on the carton and of mechanical and electronic components in the 59 page Getting Started manual are misleading (dishonest may be more to the point). There are no symbols for spur, helical, bevel, or worm gears; there is only a symbol for a bolt. There are no symbols for a transistor, capacitor, coil, or any other electrical component.
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.
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4.0 out of 5 stars In The Road To CAD June 24 2003
I was interested in switching to the Computer for my design needs, but I was sure that I needed a way around AutoCAD R14 to start. But at the same time wanted to have the compatibility.
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.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An Electrical Engineers View Of QuickCad June 7 2003
By A Customer
I am an electrical engineer who generates 2D cad drawings when not writing computer control systems code or managing a project. As such, I always find I am rusty with the command line commands in AutoCad after being away from it for weeks to months. I have developed a dislike of AutoCad as a result. After having for years struggled to reclimb the learning curve with both the DOS and Windows versions of AutoCad I went in search of a cad product that would be user friendly, without the need for remembering the command line commands, and use a Windows tool bar interface with click and drag.I have found the AutoDesk product QuickCad makes excellent professional quality electrical and P&ID drawings. However, when attempting to save a QuickCad file as a DWG file, several things get lost in the translation.
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.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Autodesk has a history May 5 2003
I have purchased several products from Autodesk in the past. I got Generic Cadd before Autodesk aquired it and it was an excellent product, so when they came out with Ceneric Cadd 3D, I bought this faulty, buggy, useless program. They promised for almost two years that they were fixing it, then they dropped the product and ended all support. Meanwhile I bought Autodesk 3D concepts for windows...this program could not even be used to draw the example drawings that came with it! They also ended all support of this when they couldn't make it work. When they were beta testing Generic Cadd 7.0 an they discovered it was too powerful and would compete with Autocad they dropped it and ended all support. since this time they have released and dropped a couple more products which I did not buy. SAVE YOUR MONEY if you are not going to spend the money and invest the time to learn Autocad, ...
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