Has anyone had any experience using CorelCAD as a more budget friendly version of AutoCAD?
Got a question from one fellow engineer about this. CorelCAD should be very similar to AutoCAD, use the same dwg format but is considerably cheaper.
Anyone using it or had any experience of potential limitations etc?
Ill'd recommend DraftSight it is free and pretty similar to AutoCAD. http://www.3ds.com/products/draftsight/download-draftsight/
I don't know about CorelCAD, but DS has some limitations in some autocad features like data extraction, dynamic blocks and exporting attributes to Excel.
I have seen many 2D solutions but almost all of them are copying autocad, I don't see any originality in any of them.
Other solutions from Autodesk. Prices are from their website.
Autodesk Home Styler
Autodesk 123D (3D modeling)