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Question about Autodesk Autocad

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Due to me being a student (online/distance learning), I have an opportunity to purchase Autodesk AutoCAD Design Suite Ultimate 2014 for $149.99. The manufacturer's suggested retail price is $11,495.00.

I have very limited exposure to using software like this (none whatsoever with Autodesk), but I plan on eventually working my way into a design/build firm (Good Lord willing and the creek don't rise). I also fully realize that a program such as Autodesk has a definite learning curve to it, ergo, I want to find out if this program is worth the effort that it will take to learn it (of which I'm certainly willing to put in). If not, anyone got any better suggestions/recommendations?

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
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I believe that "enhanced" student suite you're referring to does not have a watermark and that there is no 3 year limit. They have different tiers - depending on how much you pay. The free version is a year. Caviat is you can't upgrade. .. unless you're still a student.

I'd get it without blinking an eye. My sister in law teaches urban design and she's got it. I have fun playing with it whenever I visit.

You can't go wrong with learning AutoCad. It's the benchmark.
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