I use AutoCAD mainly because I have some Geek-ee issues
Seriously though, I use AutoCAD more due to it's overall abilities and being less expensive than the other Pro versions (Although, I have heard many good things about Microstation which might just sway me to take the plunge!).
Have used a bunch of other Apps; Visio 4.x pro, TurboCAD, Turbosketch, Corel Draw 4.0, Paper Port (a scanning app with edit, copy/paste, clean-up and annotation abilities), along with some older DOS - Based apps on my old 386.
I have a couple questions:
[*]I have seen that Visio can import AutoCAD files. Have you done this - and if so, how well did things turn out?
[*]Can .DWG files be opened without losing file information?
[*]How do they end up plotted?
[*]Can you do stuff like OLE, VBA / macros, LISP, Xref, and work through Dbase apps via SQL or ODBC?
[*]Can you attach raster images to a drawing or on different layers?
[*]Does Visio work on layers, and if so, does it work well?
I have been wondering this stuff as applied to a newer and very stable / commonly used version of Visio.
Like I said, have used Visio (4.0xx), but found AutoCAD much more "My Speed", so didn't pursue Visio too far.
I love that Program you have! Nice Graphics!!!
Been suggesting it to people who ask me about a Cad type application for "newbees" (people planning to do something with a Cad app in at least 1 month...
Have a lot of people watching me work in AutoCAD and they want to "Do The Same Thing".
Products such as the one you used for the images above make it so I can suggest "Usable" versions to these people.