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muck

 

I have asked to price AutoCAD and AutoCAD Electrical.

As you know AutoCAD light is not a very good program with a lot of limits.

We have been using AutoCAD LT to keep cost down.

 

Where can I find out the best prices for AutoCAD & AutoCAD Electrical?

Can these to products only be purchased form AutoDesk or is there an alternative?

 

Is These two programs only available through subscription any more?

 

Thank you,

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steven-g

You probably could find some good deals somewhere on the internet. Just be prepared to say goodbye to your money because they will be cons. Autocad is available either directly through their site or through a reseller that you can find via the Autodesk site and yes at the moment subscription is your only option. Of course there are plenty of alternative CAD programs on the market and a quick google search will show you these

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muck

 

What release did they start yearly doing subscriptions?

I thought there might be OEM versions so something like that.

 

 

 

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steven-g

Be even more carefull with old versions. Autodesk are not legally required to activate older versions bought secondhand. We see too many people on the forums claiming to have bought cheap or secondhand versions only to find they have just lost their money.

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ReMark

Does it have to be an AutoDesk product?  There are less expensive options such as BricsCAD, nanoCAD and Draftsight.  Each of these is an AutoCAD clone capable of reading and writing to the .DWG format.  Just asking.

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SLW210

AutoCAD Electrical comes as part of the Tool Set with AutoCAD now and needs Microsoft Office Professional 64-bit 2016 or newer. 

 

 

 

 

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muck
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As for as I am concern AutoCAD DOS 12 would be better than any modern version of AutoCAD Lite .

Of course that is impossible to put on a modern computer.

At least I would be able to use my Lisp routines. 

 

Problem is that I think I will have  a major "Sticker Shock" problem when I report that AutoDesk subscription price.

 

Any suggestions on the Alternatives.

There would need to be full standard AutoCAD compatablility.

 

Thank you,

 

 

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muck

 

I noticed that Amazon has some good prices on 2019 AutoCAD for 3 year digital license for a reason price.

Are these licenses worth looking at & are they even legal?

 

Thank you,

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Cad64
3 hours ago, muck said:

I noticed that Amazon has some good prices on 2019 AutoCAD for 3 year digital license for a reason price.

Are these licenses worth looking at & are they even legal?

 

Anyone selling Autocad on Amazon for a reasonable price is probably not legit. As Steven-g mentioned, you can only purchase Autocad directly from Autodesk or a certified reseller.

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rkmcswain
7 hours ago, muck said:

As for as I am concern AutoCAD DOS 12 would be better than any modern version of AutoCAD Lite .

 

 

 

Would you settle for R13 for Windows?

 

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BIGAL

You skipped over the suggestions I use Bricscad and no problems. Do nearly all my development in it.

 

Might even try out Drafsight it has lisp support very cheap even at a yearly fee.

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muck

Really like to stay with a 64 bit version & something with Sheet Set manger.

Somthing that would allow Lisp, C sharp programming changes.

 

That narrows things down to a more modern version of AutoCAD.

 

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muck

Looks like we are serious about purchasing AutoCAD with the Electrical Package.

 

If I remember right, AutoCAD uses blocks with a lot of attributes in them.

What about setting it up with grids, etc. 

 

We normally don't Horizontal grids across the top of the page do use

vertical up/down grids.

 

What are the requirements for that?

 

We are an Electrical Company that does small electrical projects

Any Alternatives or suggestions?

Thank you,

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ReMark

Personally, I think AutoCAD Electrical would be overkill for a company that only does small electrical projects.  But it is your money to spend however you see fit.

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BIGAL

Down load Bricscad 30 day trial then that gives you 29 days to get lots of freebie lisps like Grids.

 

Just make sure you describe as much as possible what you need, "I want Grids" will probably reveal like 50 different type of grid programs. 

 

 

 

 

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