Yet for many building contractors and construction companies, there are additional factors that should also be taken into account when choosing between the two versions. It was brought out by Autodesk, Inc. The most notable differences involve 3D solids modeling, including wireframe views, shadows, and reflections. After all, bigger companies have more people to learn how to use the additional features, more opportunities to leverage the labor-saving tools built into full AutoCAD, and deeper pockets to pay for all, or so the logic goes. Smaller companies, on the other hand, can forego some of the technical wizardries and rely on tried-and-trusted manual methods to fill in the gaps like manually sketching 3D diagrams , and solid business relationships, rather than snazzy virtual reality. Let Your Market Decide The most important part of the equation is what your customers want. Similarly, if you work as a partner or subcontractor for another construction company that has standardized on full AutoCAD with 3D, then you may have no option but to make the same choice. Conversely, developing a capability to use full AutoCAD could open doors for you to new business opportunities and potential company growth.