I like th product, it took a little to get used to but overall I'm very pleased with it. A would like to thank Scott H. for his help with advising me of the procduct. He did a fine job and it should be noted. Scott thanx for the help you are the man!!!!
Bought this while the Autodesk rebate was in effect and for what I use CAD for, this was well worth the cost. The customer service rep - Scott, had helped me through the whole ordering process and always answered my questions immediately. I will definitely order from Novedge again in the future.
I recently purchased Autocad LT 09 and found that Novedge had the best price and I received my purchase within two days of ordering. I have recommended Novedge to my friends and would recommend them to everyone!
I've been using ACAD 2000 since 2000. I decided to finally upgrade and recieved the free trial of 2007 from Autodesk. I liked it so much I couldn't go back to 2000. But after seeing the $3,900 price tag I was dissapointed. So I downloaded the 2007 LT trial version and liked it just as much except I couldn't run lisp. I heard of an add on called Toolkit Max for $425 which integrates with LT and allows LT to run lisp. It also came with some extra tool bar custom commands. If you don't need the fancy new 3D, I highly recommend 2007LT. I definety plan to stay up to date with upgrades every year now.
I've been using AutoCAD off and on since it was a DOS program and it has continued to improve in ease of operation with each subsequent release that I've used from AutoCAD11 to the present. they haven't all been huge jumps in quality, but it has been at least a slight improvement with each one. I guess the only complaint I might have with this release is that the instruction manual might have gone into more depth; some one who is going to be using AutoCAD for the first time might still be lost with some of their explanations and examples, but then I suppose that's what all those aftermarket AutoCAD manuals are for.
I made the move from AutoCAD LT 2004 to AutoCAD LT 2013 for Mac. I am not sure how much is due to the 9 years of updates and how much can be credited to it being Mac native, but it certainly is a much better experience. There are still some quirks i find irritating, but overall it is an enjoyable program to use and has greatly increased my compatibility. I have some issues with it hanging up sometimes, but this can likely be attributed to the fact that, technically speaking, it should not even run on my machine. But it does. So that is a good thing.
I purchased LT 2012. Your request is asking for a review of 2013.
I have not yet received the 2013 which, by the way was a condition of the purchase that I would receive 2013 when it was released. Has it been released?
2012 is an excellent tool for creating construction documents with convenience and expedience. Scott with Novedge was very accommodating and went beyond expectations to help me in the process after purchase. If you were to improve the transaction process, it would be to publish a list of tutorial programs that would be most effective in explaining the cad program. I bought one, but I am not sure it was the best, since there are some problems that I have encountered that the tutorial does not address. This is a very comprehensive program, and it requires a very comprehensive tutorial.
I am just beginning to use the system. I am taking a class at the local community college which has the 3-D version of the program. From my knowledge or experience thus far, it is fairly easy to use however, I do like the 3-D version better. At this point, I can not give a full review of the system due to my lack of experience with the system.
I really liked the new look of AutoCAD LT. It has almost all features of the full version of the program. I could perform most of the 2D drawing activities related to my work.
I could also open and save to different AutoCAD version format.
I tried to access one of the new functions (opacity/transparency of lines) of the program then the program stopped. Done it three times but still the program did not respond. I am using a fast PC so I think it is really the program. However, I think that new feature is not that necessary for my work.
So far, only one feature I need was lacking in this LT version of AutoCAD... being able to import image files.
But all in all, AutoCAD LT 2008 is still great. Hope you guys out there will like it as well.
As an experienced user of past Autocad products, the LT 2006 ranks among the best in easy of use and ease of understanding. Whether your using it in a home business or as a more affordable software then the full version, this software will get the job done.
I have been drafting with AutoCAD for several years, lately with the 2005 LT version. I have just recently purchased the 2008 LT.
Only one complaint. I have difficulty using the new multileder function. I sorely miss the simplicity of the leader fundtion provided in the pulldown menu in earlier versions. This greatly disrupts my drafting abilities.
It's good to work with a professional tool such as AutoCAD LT. I love the compatibility with the DWG and DXF file formats. Based on my personal experience I recommend this program as one of the best tools for the creation of 2D drawings and blueprints.
Our expereience with ACAD LT 2007 has been both good and bad. Being daily architectural users of the program, we have basic functions we use routinely that all seem to work as well or better than our R14 version. We especially like the highlight of the object on mouseover that allows for easier object selection when many objects exist in a tight space. The menu items have re-arranged slightly which has caused some confusion, but we are rapidly learning these differences. The on-screen object attribute feedback windows are great while drawing.
The negative aspects for us are: the lack of 3-D functions (must get the full version for these), and the plotting issues. The LT version still doesn't contain the tools necessary for normal 3-D drawing. We are forced to look at other tools like Sketchup for our 3-D requirements due to cannot afford the full version of AutoCAD. Autodesk simply doesn't want to acknowledge the fact that most shops are going to 3-D for cross-sections, isometrics, and presentation requirments. If the product continues this tack, we believe that other much cheaper, easier to use products will simply become industry leaders.
Our plotting woes are not overcome at this point. We still cannot plot to our HP 650C (a standard rolled paper plotter). The help in the product is useless for plot setup. We are currently forced to saving the drawing in R14 version and plotting from there.
I use Autocad LT as a basic tool, and have become quite used to working in certain ways. While this update hasn't changed as much as say Microsoft Word, I don't want to re-learn simple steps. Since I couldn't back-save to earlier versions without incurring arx-errors, and being unable to figure out how to download fixes that should be part of the program to begin with, I'll look for something better worked out.
AutoCAD LT 2015 for WinDVD version includes 30 days free technical support directly from Autodesk covering installation and configuration problems. Call Autodesk US at +1-425-485-3757 Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, excluding holidays.