The Best General-Purpose CAD Software According to G2 Crowd Summer 2016 Rankings, Based on User Reviews

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G2 Crowd finds SketchUp tops highest overall satisfaction ratings while AutoCAD earns highest overall market presence score

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G2 Crowd, the world’s leading business software review platform, today released the Summer 2016 General-Purpose CAD Software Grid report to help businesses make the best general-purpose computer-aided design (CAD) technology decision. AutoCAD, SketchUp, and 3ds Max Design were named Leaders in the report, receiving a strong customer satisfaction score with a large market presence.

Rhinoceros was named a High Performer in the report, earning strong customer satisfaction marks with smaller market presence scores. SketchUp earned the highest overall satisfaction score, while AutoCAD earned the highest overall market presence score.

The Grid leverages customer satisfaction data reported by authenticated users along with vendor market presence determined from social and public data. Based on a combination of these scores, each software solution is categorized as a Leader, High Performer, Contender or Niche.

About the General-Purpose CAD Software Grid report:

  • The report is based on more than 450 reviews written by business professionals.
  • Of the 26 products listed in G2 Crowd’s General-Purpose CAD category, the ranked products each received ten or more reviews to qualify for inclusion on the Grid.

About G2 Crowd, Inc.

G2 Crowd, the world’s leading business software review platform, leverages more than 90,000 user reviews to drive better purchasing decisions. Technology buyers, investors, and analysts use the site to compare and select the best software based on peer reviews and synthesized social data. Monthly more than a half-million people visit G2 Crowd’s site. Co-founded by the founder and former executives from SaaS leader BigMachines and backed by roughly $12 million in capital, G2 Crowd aims to bring authenticity and transparency to business technology research. For more information, go to

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