Insert blocks efficiently from a most recently used list with visual galleries.
Display all nearby measurements in a drawing simply by hovering your mouse.
Reduce eye strain with contrast improvements, sharper icons, and a modern blue interface.
Compare two versions of a drawing without leaving your current window.
Remove multiple unneeded objects at once with easy selection and object preview.
Experience improvements in speed with faster save time and 50% faster install time for solid state hard drives.
The LT version works well for most projects. Would recommend the LT version over the full version.
We use this for building footprints, land plot surveys, and in our environmental consulting projects. We are able to make professional maps and drawings to effectively portray our work.
For the most part, it acts and feels like the full version. You can import PDF underlays as well as use the Bing Geo locate maps. The hot key commands are helpful to work efficiently.
Sometimes the LT version will freeze the computer after so many layers are added. This can be frustrating.
Drawing structural designs for residential single-family homes and home additions
The simple layout and ease of use. It's fairly user friendly and easy to figure out, but if you've been using it a while, the shortcuts make things extremely easy.
I've always found it hard to change plot settings, so this bugs me, but I also haven't spent much time trying to figure it out.
We do about 85% of our CAD work in AutoCAD LT. It's just perfectly suited for what we do, and we know that we're using a product that creates the files we need, natively.
AutoCAD is so well known withing the drafting/drawing community that it maintains it's presence as a leader. We do primarily 2D drawings as we are a gasket cutter and our cutting tables use .dxf files for geometry. Although the interface keeps changing there's always something familiar about it, and typically all the old tips and tricks still work to this day.
If I had to throw one knock to Autodesk as a whole it would be the way they structure pricing of their products. I mean, they can pretty much do whatever they want, but when there are free products out there that their competitors are handing out, they need to consider how much they can really price a 2D product for.