What is the difference between Autodesk and AutoCAD
“What is the difference between AutoDesk and AutoCAD” one of my juniours asked.
There are many of my colleagues who have been working with me for years. but one day, one of our junior who had recently joined in CAD world, asked a question. What is the difference between Autodesk and AutoCAD? The problem was straightforward and easy, but most of us were wondering and surfing on the web for the answer.
So here is the answer;
What is Autodesk
A multinational, American software giant that provides different software for almost all the fields in the world, including entertainment, media production, engineering, and construction. Head office of Autodesk resides in California, San Rafael. Autodesk own an exclusive gallery for the works of its clients. Autodesk’s offices are almost everywhere in the world. Autodesk was established in 1982 30th of January. The founders of Autodesk are John Walker and Dan Drake. Crawford W. Beveridge is the chairperson of the tech company, and Andrew Anagnost is the chief executive officer.
The company is well known for its popular flagship software; AutoCAD. The company has developed a wide range of software for different fields of life. Autodesk developed software are used in many mega projects of the world.
Autodesk has developed different software like
- 3DStudio Max
- Autodesk Invertor
- Fusion 360
- Motion Builder
The well-known and loved movie; Avatar’s visual effects were finalized in Autodesk media and entertainment software.
In modeling and construction industry, Tesla Electronic Cars modeling is another benchmark for AutoDesk.
What is AutoCAD
AutoCAD is a proud product of Autodesk. It is one of the well-known software under the name of Autodesk. AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, AutoCAD Mac and AutoCAD mobile app are most used and renowned products of Autodesk. Engineering plans and blueprints are prepared in AutoCAD. AutoCAD is the name of a branded software computer-aided design and drafting using, by Autodesk, Inc. created in 1982. This computer-aided designing and drafting software is used to develop and deploy symmetrical shapes into precise designs.
AutoCAD is one of most used software products in almost all of the fields of engineering. The full form of the word “AutoCAD” is “Automated Computer Aided Design.” AutoCAD is used for computer-aided designing and drafting.
Highly customizable workspace of this program allows users to convert their imagination into high precision designs.
AutoCAD is used in almost all of the industries.
- Civil Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Materials Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Architectural Drafting and Design
- Drafting and Design Engineering
- Mechanical Design and Drafting
- CAD Drafting and Design Technology
- Electronics and Electrical Engineering
- Manufacturing Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
Engineering professional who use AutoCAD, are called, draftsmen or drafters. An AutoCAD drafter uses AutoCAD or computer-aided design and drafting software to make plans and drawings for different industries like manufacturing and construction industries. Surveyors use these drawings, engineering staff, and scientists to convert a design into reality.
AutoCAD provides some jobs in different industries. The number of AutoCAD users must be in millions if not in billions. According to a survey the annual CAD Drafter salary in Uthe united States ranges between $45000 – $56500, depending on the variety and factors involved in the job.
AutoCAD also offers specialized toolsets for faster and accurate productivity.
- Tools set for Architecture
- Tools set for Electrical
- Tools set for Plant 3D
- Raster Design Toolset
- Tools set for Mechanical
- Tools set for Map 3D
- AutoCAD Mobile App
- and AutoCAD Web App
There is no difference between AutoDesk and AutoCAD. Autodesk is a software company. AndAutoCAD is a software program, developed by Autodesk.