AutoCAD is a computer-aided design (CAD) software used by professionals to create 2D and 3D drawings on Windows computers. AutoCAD is also used to create 2D and 3D models with different textures and surfaces, like solids or mesh objects. With automation, AutoCAD is helping designers, engineers, and architects speed up time-consuming tasks like comparing drawings, counting, generating schedules, and more.
AutoCAD also has specialized toolsets aimed at specific industries to help you work faster and with more precision. In fact, AutoCAD claim these specialized toolsets increase productivity by up to 63% on average. This is just one of the many reasons why companies have favored AutoCAD instead of alternatives like Solidworks and Fusion360. They offer similar software but lack many of the features and not as much versatility offered by AutoCAD.