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ADT vs vanilla AutoCAD?

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Okay, so I've come to a crossroads.  I have the opportunity to upgrade to either AutoCAD 2006 or ADT 2006 for significantly less than what a normal upgrade would cost (through my local vendor - no internet funny business).  Although I don't necessarily need to upgrade at this particular moment, my accountant has suggested that small capital purchases made before the new year would be advantageous.  I've been using the vanilla AutoCAD with a couple of add ons (and some routines which lock me into the full vs LT version)  for several years, and am fairly used to how things work. I've looked in the archives, but couldn't really find any comparisons.  I've noticed that Dennis Wish, among others, is using ADT for his structural work.

So for those of you, especially small structural-only shops, who have switched - are you finding that Architectural Desktop provides real time efficiencies over the base version - aside from drawing overlays from architectural shops?  Since there is still an $800 premium for the ADT version for me, plus the annual renewals, plus the extra cost sue to "lock-in" for extra stations as I need them, I'd like to hear that someone is finding it money well spent to go ADT, before I pull the trigger.

Also, was there anything (books, classes) which helped in the transition?


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