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Autodesk AutoSketch 10

by Autodesk
Windows Vista / XP
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews) 9 answered questions

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Product Features

  • Fast startup
  • Customizable work environment
  • Powerful drawing tools
  • Instant precision drawing
  • Flexible and efficient

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows Vista / XP
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001KYJPZ6
  • Item model number: 003A1-051111-1001
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 7, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #819 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

A comprehensive set of CAD tools designed to create professional quality precision drawings. Getting Started Tutorials, a customizable work environment, and accessible content libraries helps to design with speed, flexibility and efficiency. Create and share industry standard drawings with DWG file compatibility.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfectly capable 2D drawing software July 28, 2011
By Lolo
As a mechanical design engineer I've been using Autosketch in it's various forms for almost 20 years.
I'm now using version 9 with my new 64bit notebook running windows 7 without any problems. The reason I'm writing this review is because I'm just looking to upgrade to version 10 and stumbled upon these reviews by accident.

In a nutshell Autosketch is a perfectly capable 2D drawing tool. I'm of the opinion that 90% of the people who pay 1000s of $ for AutoCAD could get by perfectly well with this $200 software.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Autosketch,outstanding program August 23, 2010
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I began using Quick Cad over 25 years ago. I've tried several other programs, but this was the only one I installed and used immediately. I didn't need the manual for the basics. When I tried to transfer my copy to another comjputer, it didn't work anymore so I purchased Autosketch. It seems to be Quick Cad under a different name, but it is the same easy to use, accurate program I fell in love with. I canq'tlive without it.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use July 13, 2009
I got it for home use. This one is a work horse. It's stable. And I keep discovering new ways to make the drawing process easier. Don't waste time downloading trials of the less expensive 2-D drawing programs. They are not as intuitive and in my experience, tend to lock up the computer just about when you think you got a useful drawing.
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31 of 39 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Substandard features for the price October 14, 2009
By Greg P
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I used Autocad LT for several years and then moved to Turbocad when the ongoing upgrades became too expensive for the amount of use that I had (upgrades were necessary to update operating systems). There were things about the Autocad interface that I have missed, however, so decided to try AutoSketch, hoping for a reasonably complete 2D application. It falls well short of the interface and capabilities of LT. I have reverted to the (less than perfect) TurboCad.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
By Jeff S.
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Autodesk has always been the leader in CAD software and continues with this latest version of AutoSketch. I have used AutoCAD and AutoSketch for about 18 years now. It was dissapointing though that they did not have an upgrade offer from previou AutoSketch versions and forced users to buy a whole new version.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful & Precise March 29, 2011
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With this software, AutoDesk does a wonderful job creating an affordable tool for the DIY designer, fabricator, builder, etc. The power and precision of the AutoSketch product shouldn't be underestimated. The more knowledgable and proficient the user as it relates to understanding the concepts of "measurement" and "mechanics", the more the user will appreciate the ability of this program.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent with a couple of slight flaws! January 9, 2013
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I have been using Autosketch in one guise or another for over twenty years. In that time I have seen it progress from a relatively simple 2D drawing package to quite a feature rich and complex one.

This latest version adds one or two new features including 32 bit support (Autosketch 9 was a 16 bit package) and AutoCAD support with the ability to both open and save in DXF or DWG format.

My only complaints are threefold:-

1. When you open an AutoCAD file it converts to an SKF file format in the filename so SKF is still the hard programmed default format rather than a user chosen one.
2. If you save an SKF file, your layout orientation and scale as well as your printer orientation and scales are saved. When saving in AutoCAD format you lose the printer settings which to me is a major pain the backside! Who wants to have to set the printer up every time you want to print a saved drawing? Come on Autodesk, wake up!
3. The price has more than doubled from version 9 which is not really excusable in my opinion considering the issues with the autocad format printer problem.

Those three issues aside, Autosketch 10 is a very capable package (new users must be prepared to take the time to learn how to use it) more than sufficient for architectural, mechanical and electrical 2D drawings. If this is all you need you really don't need to be spending 3-4 times as much money on packages packed with features you just don't use. Autosketch will do very nicely.

UPDATE: Since writing this review I have discovered that you can get around the loss of orientation on the printer page with AutoCAD drawings by setting your printers default to Landscape mode. Of course, if you need it set to Portrait for some other app this won't help you and I stand by my point that a saved DWG or DXF should retain the printer settings like the SKF drawings do.
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17 of 23 people found the following review helpful
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This product is the best two dimensional drawing products that I have ever used, and I have used a lot of this type of product.

One of it's best features is that it has a moderate learning curve, and thus one can be productive in using the program almost immediately!

Sincerely,

Stephen A. Pettit, Pres. & CEO

The Network Resource Center, Ltd.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Exactly what I expected.
Published 27 days ago by Sue Glatt
4.0 out of 5 stars Great CAD program, takes a bit to get used to its workflow
Great CAD program. If you're used to Autocad's commands and workflow it takes a bit to adapt to Autosketch's way of doing things. But it's definitely a very capable CAD program. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Alvaro F. Celis
5.0 out of 5 stars Autosketch 10
Economical way to read and write .DWG and .DXF 2D file format. I am able to create and modify 2D files, and share with those that need the .DWG format.
Published 2 months ago by mark anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars AutoDesk AutoSketch
I use AutoCAD in my professional life for many years as a project manager for a major steel producer. I have since retired and missed having access to such a versatile tool. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mike
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I needed
I'm well pleased to have a copy of the latest version of Autosketch. It works a treat with Windows 7. Easy to use and understand. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ashley King
2.0 out of 5 stars will not work on Windows 46 bit operating system
This version of Autodesk will not work on my Windows 7 - 64 bit computer. I had to return it for credit. Read more
Published 4 months ago by David C. Nesbit
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Program
We use this program to do all of our scaled diagraming for our fatal accidents. It works great!! Excellent Product!!!
Published 6 months ago by Jeff Petty
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast
Thanks got this very fast and it works exactly as advertised. I used QuickCAD the Millennium edition and this has just a little more options. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Federico Lier
1.0 out of 5 stars Difficult to use
Autosketch is far more difficult to use than Autocad or Autocad LT as a design tool. As a user of Autocad I find I simply cannot tolerate the drawing input in Autosketch. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mark Carls
5.0 out of 5 stars Great tool to have
My husband had me buy this from Amazon so he would have his own drawing software program to use at home. Read more
Published 10 months ago by V. Kennedy
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