Costing less than a quarter of Autodesk’s flagship AutoCAD, it’s hard not to wonder about switching to the LT version. The question is, what makes LT so affordable? In other words, what’s the catch?
The reason that AutoCAD LT is so much cheaper is that it has no 3D modeling capability. Essentially, there is no Z-axis or anything that utilizes it.
Nevertheless, let’s go through what it can do:
- 2D drafting and annotation
- Support for the AutoCAD online web and mobile apps
- Compatibility with Windows and Mac
- Cloud storage connectivity
- Dynamic blocks
- Customizable tool palettes
- Singe license purchasing
The good thing about AutoCAD LT, although it has lost some functionality, is its ease of use. It looks and works the same as AutoCAD but without the clutter from the 3D modeling operations and other functions. This makes it perfect for beginners looking to grasp basic operations and commands of AutoCAD. Mastering your 2D geometry here, in a friendly space, can reduce the learning curve of jumping into the realm of CAD.