We have been evaluating CAD software since 2011. Most recently, we spent over 80 hours comparing 11 programs to find the best software for novice and intermediate users. After all of our research and testing, the AutoDesk AutoCAD 2019 came out as the best overall. This software costs much less than other high-level CAD programs while still giving you access to plenty of tools and learning resources. The support features are also impressive, making it ideal for beginners.