AutoCad used successfully for Computer Aided Design and Drafting. Its feature of supporting both 2D and 3D formats enables it to be used extensively in the creation of both 2D and 3D drawings. In fact, AutoCAD is very versatile software that can be used across industries as will be seen later in the article.
3D design allows the designer to separate design from drawing, and this is the key to unlocking the power of 3D methods. 3D design is at its most powerful when the 3D work is allowed to reach quite a high level of maturity, (where the early phase - and usually biggest - itterations of design evolution have already happened) prior to starting the drafting phase of the work to create 2D projection drawings.
SketchUp is a program used for a wide range of 3D modeling projects like architectural, interior design, landscape architecture, and video game design, to name a few of its uses. The program includes drawing layout functionality, surface rendering, and supports third- party plugins from the Extension Warehouse.