We analyzed 1 731 reviews about AutoCAD Architecture

How has AutoCAD been keeping its position on the CAD Market?

Autodesk is a software company that produces and sells CAD-solutions. CAD (Computer Aided Design) software is used for making exact blueprints, models etc. Their solution AutoCAD architecture is industry leading and is used all over the world to design infrastructure, buildings and more.

To find out how Autodesk’s solutions have been received over time, we decided to perform an analysis. We took 1 731 reviews of their AutoCAD Architecture software from Capterra and ran them through Gavagai’s AI-powered analytics platform, giving us these results.

Here are 4 things we found out!

The topic “learning” correlates with a comparatively high increase in grade average of  0,1 / 5. It is mentioned in 25% of all reviews. The correlation which “learning” had to positive sentiment decreased from 2016 to 2017. In 2017 it evened out, staying stable over 2018. In 2019, its correlation to positive sentiment has begun steadily increasing.

A topic that correlates with a grade that is comparatively lower than average is “drawings”. Mentioning of the topic has also increased over time. It was mentioned in ~13% of all reviews in 2016, and in 2019 it’s mentioned in almost 25% of reviews.

The topic “files” seems to bring about a decrease in grade average. The topic had a drastic dip in sentiment in 2017, to then increase in 2018 and leveled out in 2019.

When regarded together, the topics “2D” and “3D” seem to indicate that there is some dissatisfaction with how the two drawing types compare. Both topics have a negative impact on grade and there is mention of 3D drawings not being as well implemented as 2D drawings.

What can we tell from this?

AutoCAD is doing very well as a product. It’s an incredibly well-reviewed CAD-tool, with an average score of 4,59 / 5 on Capterra.

The data seems to indicate that the topic “learning” is something that the reviewers mention a lot and have a positive perception of. The average positive sentiment has also increased over time. That could mean that the overall learning experience has improved for some users.

The topic “drawings” correlates with a worse grade average than the overall average, and it has increased in mention. Grades for “drawings” have stayed constant. The topic occurs in more reviews though. That might mean that reviewers are getting more interested in it.

Another topic that has a negative grade average is “files”, and it had a huge dip in positivity from 2016 to 2017. It improved in 2018 and stabilized in 2019. This might mean that opinions on files and their usability have improved since 2017.

The reviews and the analysis results seem to indicate that there is some unfavorable comparison between 2D workflows and 3D workflows. This would likely benefit from a closer study and user testing to determine which factors can be improved in the 3D workflow.

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