Compare AutoCAD MEP vs Vectorworks Spotlight

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comparison of AutoCAD MEP vs. Vectorworks Spotlight
based on data from user reviews. AutoCAD MEP rates 4.2/5 stars with 96 reviews. Vectorworks Spotlight rates 4.6/5 stars with 18 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

Pricing

 
Monthly
$265
per month
 
Quarterly
$790
Quarterly
 
Annually
$2,100
per year
 
Free Trial
Free Trial Unavailable
AutoCAD MEP
Monthly
$265per month
Quarterly
$790Quarterly
Annually
$2,100per year
Free Trial
Vectorworks Spotlight
Free Trial Unavailable

Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
8.4
8.9
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
8.2
7.6
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
6.7
Not enough data available
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
6.8
Not enough data available
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
8.2
8.6
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
7.1
Not enough data available
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
7.7
9.4
Meets Requirements
AutoCAD MEP
8.4
Vectorworks Spotlight
8.9
Ease of Use
AutoCAD MEP
8.2
Vectorworks Spotlight
7.6
Ease of Setup
AutoCAD MEP
6.7
Vectorworks Spotlight
Not enough data available
Ease of Admin
AutoCAD MEP
6.8
Vectorworks Spotlight
Not enough data available
Quality of Support
AutoCAD MEP
8.2
Vectorworks Spotlight
8.6
Ease of Doing Business With
AutoCAD MEP
7.1
Vectorworks Spotlight
Not enough data available
Product Direction (% positive)
AutoCAD MEP
7.7
Vectorworks Spotlight
9.4

Features

Tools
Drawing Tools
AutoCAD MEP
8.9
Vectorworks Spotlight
9.3
Editing Tools
AutoCAD MEP
8.9
Vectorworks Spotlight
9.4
Text Editing Tools
AutoCAD MEP
8.4
Vectorworks Spotlight
8.2
3D/solid modeling Tools
AutoCAD MEP
8.1
Vectorworks Spotlight
8.2
Rendering Tools
AutoCAD MEP
8.0
Vectorworks Spotlight
7.7
Design
Systems
AutoCAD MEP
8.6
Vectorworks Spotlight
Not enough data available
3D
AutoCAD MEP
8.9
Vectorworks Spotlight
Not enough data available
Documentation
AutoCAD MEP
8.4
Vectorworks Spotlight
Not enough data available
Fabrication
AutoCAD MEP
9.0
Vectorworks Spotlight
Not enough data available
Clash Detection
AutoCAD MEP
8.2
Vectorworks Spotlight
Not enough data available
File Options
Import Files
AutoCAD MEP
8.5
Vectorworks Spotlight
9.0
Export Files
AutoCAD MEP
8.7
Vectorworks Spotlight
8.6
File Interoperability
AutoCAD MEP
8.4
Vectorworks Spotlight
7.5
Backwards compatibility
AutoCAD MEP
8.3
Vectorworks Spotlight
7.6
File size
AutoCAD MEP
8.2
Vectorworks Spotlight
6.9
Work
Integrate
AutoCAD MEP
8.7
Vectorworks Spotlight
Not enough data available
Drafting
AutoCAD MEP
8.8
Vectorworks Spotlight
Not enough data available
Analysis
AutoCAD MEP
8.1
Vectorworks Spotlight
Not enough data available
Simulations
AutoCAD MEP
8.4
Vectorworks Spotlight
Not enough data available
Customization
Custom Commands
AutoCAD MEP
8.6
Vectorworks Spotlight
9.3
Custom Interface
AutoCAD MEP
8.5
Vectorworks Spotlight
8.1
Custom Scripts
AutoCAD MEP
8.3
Vectorworks Spotlight
8.3
Custom Menus
AutoCAD MEP
8.4
Vectorworks Spotlight
8.5
Environment
Hardware support
AutoCAD MEP
8.3
Vectorworks Spotlight
9.0
Task-based interfaces
AutoCAD MEP
8.4
Vectorworks Spotlight
8.9
Manage Multiple Profiles
AutoCAD MEP
8.5
Vectorworks Spotlight
Not enough data available
Command Clarity
AutoCAD MEP
8.6
Vectorworks Spotlight
8.1

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
19.4%
55.6%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
46.2%
16.7%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
34.4%
27.8%
AutoCAD MEP
Small-Business
19.4%
Mid-Market
46.2%
Enterprise
34.4%
Vectorworks Spotlight
Small-Business
55.6%
Mid-Market
16.7%
Enterprise
27.8%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Design
24.0%
Entertainment
38.9%
 
Construction
18.8%
Events Services
22.2%
 
Information Technology and Services
14.6%
Higher Education
16.7%
 
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
12.5%
Performing Arts
11.1%
 
Architecture & Planning
11.5%
Design
11.1%
 
Other
18.8%
Other
0.0%
AutoCAD MEP
Design
24.0%
Construction
18.8%
Information Technology and Services
14.6%
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
12.5%
Architecture & Planning
11.5%
Other
18.8%
Vectorworks Spotlight
Entertainment
38.9%
Events Services
22.2%
Higher Education
16.7%
Performing Arts
11.1%
Design
11.1%
Other
0.0%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Daniel M.
User in Construction

It's still AutoCAD. You still have all the AutoCAD tools available, it still functions like AutoCAD. It has lots of specialized tools for drawing ductwork, electrical conduit and circuiting.

Adam L.
User in Design

The way it draws geometrical primitives and treats them as whole objects. The ease of going form 2-d to 3-d in one step. Vector works is best when using it for lighting design as it has built in communication with Lightwright and both softwares work...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
User

i have faced some troubles while working in plumbing (drainage part) . issues with fittings and you cant do spooling process as like fabrication and no so good with shop drawing too overall it is good software but some modification is needed

Ian G.
User in Higher Education

I wish vectorworks did more towards live visualization to better integrate with my workflow and client conversations.

 
AutoCAD MEP
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Daniel M.
User in Construction

It's still AutoCAD. You still have all the AutoCAD tools available, it still functions like AutoCAD. It has lots of specialized tools for drawing ductwork, electrical conduit and circuiting.

Most Helpful Critical Review
User

i have faced some troubles while working in plumbing (drainage part) . issues with fittings and you cant do spooling process as like fabrication and no so good with shop drawing too overall it is good software but some modification is needed

Vectorworks Spotlight
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Adam L.
User in Design

The way it draws geometrical primitives and treats them as whole objects. The ease of going form 2-d to 3-d in one step. Vector works is best when using it for lighting design as it has built in communication with Lightwright and both softwares work...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Ian G.
User in Higher Education

I wish vectorworks did more towards live visualization to better integrate with my workflow and client conversations.

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