DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AUTOCAD AND CATIA , AUTOCAD AND CATIA COMPARE.
1 – Autocad is 2D design and drafting Software. Catia is three Dimensional Software.we can design 3d Models
2 – AutoCAD is a drafting software , it is use making maps or layout of the model whereas catia is used for making 3d model in 5th dimension and it used in mechanical auto parts like gears , pistols and even we can make designs of cars .
3- Catia is far more advanced than Autocad in 3D modelling & surfacing modules.More user friendly & have advanced features/commands to work on 2d,3d models, surfaces.
4 – Autocad is very rarely used for 3d modelling as it difficult to make & edit 3d it is less developed in terms of 3d modelling & surfacing. In Autocad it is easy to work on 2d drawings only.
5 – catia – It is used in Automotive industry,Aerospace industry for fixture design, product design. It is used to design 3d parts & detailing for the same. BUT Auto Cad – It is mostly used in Civil/Architect,electrical for making 2D-Layouts,2d structural drawings,circuits drawings.
6 – AutoCAD it shows a clean nd clear layout of the model ,CATIA makes a design of model in a 3Dimensional view
7- AutoCAD is a drafting software .AutoCAD use in different field like in civil, architectural, mechanical, electrical etc . but catia use by mechanical engineers and its on 3D but autocad provide 2D as well as 3D design.
8- CAD is a software design tool used in construction and manufacturing to produce detailed drawings.To do surface modelling for plate / sheet structure items ( from plastics to metals to wood ……..) and do assembly simulations etc. This can be done in several otehr packages like solid modelling / PROE etc but CATIA has distict features to use for sheet structures hence it gives an edge to use it in body frames etc in Auto industry.
9 – Catia is more costly than Autocad as it is more advanced & having more features. It is also a main difference between autocad and catia.
10– For creating 2d drawing such as building drawings,electrical circuits,layouts their is no need for advance software such as Catia, so in this case Autocad is used as it is cheaper.But in case of fixutre design or product design Catia is used as it’s easy to design & advacned features are required for design of fixture parts as well as surface design of car body.