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Melanie Griffin

Melanie Griffin is a freelance writer based in Columbia, SC. She writes about 3D printing, pet care, pop culture, and news that affects her neighborhood. She reads and writes fiction to stay sane and scratches her dog's tummy to stay happy.

Autocad vs Revit [2021]: Which Is The Right Choice?

Autodesk’s two powerhouse design programs, AutoCAD and Revit, are on their way to conquering the design world. AutoCAD is the broadly applicable geometry-driven traditional drafting program that’s grown a lot since its 1982 beginnings; Revit is the powerhouse 3D modeler that gives you real-world information about your design before you build a stick of it. 

But how do they compare to each other? 

The Main Differences Between AutoCAD and Revit, at a Glance

  • AutoCAD has a geometric CAD approach, whereas Revit has a 3D modeling CAD approach. The biggest difference between AutoCAD and Revit is their approach to computer-aided drafting as a whole. AutoCAD offers a traditional, geometric-based 2D experience with 3D features. Revit, as a BIM, lets you build a 3D model with real-world component information. 
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Autocad vs Inventor [2021] Which Software is The Best?

In the world of computer-aided drafting, Autodesk looms large. And for a good reason; its AutoCAD program was the first commercially available CAD software for home computers that were just starting to take off in the 1980s. This combination made CAD accessible for more price and skill points, paving the way for its current range of uses. 

AutoCAD originally offered only 2D drafting capabilities – basically, it started as a computerized version of an engineer’s desk, pencil, and measuring tools. While AutoCAD still uses 2D as its basis, recent versions in the last five years have added 3D capabilities meant to give its users a full spectrum of design possibilities.

AutoCAD has also started offering modules that pertain to specific industries that depend on drafting as their base process, such as engineers who build electrical systems. The program has continued to bran

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