PROS / All of the necessary editing tools are included, such as a layer manager, a point marker and a color-editing feature.
CONS / Many help and support features are missing, such as video tutorials, forums and FAQs.
VERDICT / If you're not looking to do complex 3D prototypes, CADopia is a suitable choice for editing and creating small designs and drawings.
Editor's note: CADopia 16 is now available. Clicking the Buy button will take you to this version for purchase. We will evaluate, rank and review version 16 when we next update the CAD Software reviews. Meanwhile, enjoy our review below about CADopia 15.
CADopia 15 Standard is a very basic CAD program for designing and editing 2D and 3D models. Compatibility and support options leave you wanting more, but if you want a minimalist design space, CADopia 15 is good starter software.
Very few design features are built into this simple CAD program. You have your standard 2D drawing and 3D modeling tools, hatching and lighting effects, but that's pretty much it. There are no textures or transparency options for rendering. For architectural models, there isn’t a house wizard or wall tool. Uniquely, you will find an animation feature, which is odd to have without the more necessary design tools.
The interface in CADopia 15 Standard is just that – standard. This CAD software offers drag-and-drop functionality, a customizable tool palette and the ability to import designs. All of the desirable interface features are included, but the layout itself is plain and doesn't offer any remarkable features or options. With that said, it is a modern, professional-looking user interface that is easy to use and will let you create a variety of designs. It’s a good option for novice CAD users or designers who want to create basic 2D designs.
This 2D CAD software has all of the editing tools you'll need to create CAD models, including a point marker, a layer manager and text editing. However, there are no included symbols or components, so if you want prebuilt symbols, you'll need to create or locate your own elsewhere.
CADopia 15 is compatible with the most important file formats such as DWG, DXF and DGN, and it can export PDFs. Unfortunately, those are the only formats you can work with in this program as it doesn't support images, STL or DWF.
Help and support for CADopia 15 lasts for a year after you purchase your license. You'll have access to technical support via email and phone numbers. Other than contacting support directly, your only other resource is the in-program manual, which is the best and only source of training and help for this software. Video tutorials, forums and FAQs are all missing for this software.
CADopia 15 Standard is CAD drawing software intended for simple designs. Many powerful features are missing such as a photorealistic render option and architectural wizard tools. It is basic software that is good for novice CAD users, but it doesn’t have the extras that other programs in our lineup have. However, if all you want to do is edit a few 2D drawings, CADopia 15 might be a good choice for you.