When selecting a CAD package, is 3D needed? If you are making complex displays with multiple compound angles, do you need 3D to calculate the angles? I am leaning towards AutoCAD LT, but before I commit I need to understand more.
I have not tried CAD LT. I use R14 CAD. We do high-end cabinetry and I have found 2D to work best, as using 3D takes a lot of time to create the info you need. You just need to draw your elevations from different views and the measurements from those views.
I am sure that 3D is necessary to verify ours designs. I use CAD Kitchens version 4.8. All my models and HHA are designed in full 3D. I render my models in the real time (interactive 3D) and use 3D glasses. CAD Kitchens is very cheap and easier to use, and has a lot of base librarys. Without 3D the design is hard to read by potential customers.