1620David HiersGood and Bad
Review posted October 5, 2006
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.