Thought I'd give it a go as we're all a bit sick of Draw.Io. Created my first image in SmartDraw but can't export it without the "made with trial copy" watermark.
With this kind of tool, I want to be able to use the software for a few weeks, across different use cases, to get a sense of whether it's worth purchasing for my team
As we cannot export images to use, we have no idea of whether this software improves our company. We won't be purchasing it.
This is not how to offer a trial. We'll be sticking with Draw.io.
Review by Ouassim Cockatoo2 months ago
In short, SmartDraw was EXACTLY what I was looking for as I prepare to launch my first business. I'll detail my exact use of it specific to my business type, but I'm sure anyone can extrapolate it to other business types for their use.
My business is in fitness and I was looking at different locations of varying square footage. The fitness business studio requires exercise equipment that is both fixed (bolted) as well as movable (soft goods). Standalone, it was a challenge to figure out exactly what equipment would fit in 2000sf vs 5000sf, and how it would all conform to varying structures. I could "envision" only so much, but when my location size would dictate my equipment budget (while still ensuring enough "free space"), I needed something TANGIBLE, MEASURABLE, MOLDABLE, and EASY TO USE.
SmartDraw was all those and more! I was able to create very accurate equipment budget proposals for each location (regardless of size) by drawing out floorplans, taking equipment measurements, and piecing things together. Of course, a service like this is available through different fitness equipment vendors, but then we introduce the variables of timeliness (or lack) of communication and added cost (every dollar always counts, but when you're a start-up, every dollar counts especially when you don't have much).
A HUGE additional benefit is that I drafted my gym/studio EXACTLY how I want it. I provided a copy to my architect and contractor so they could "see" exactly what I want. There's no back and forth and they don't have to guess what I'm envisioning.
Very happy with the product. I highly recommend it to anyone needing to lay out a floorplan and more. There's a ton more items I haven't been able to use, but I plan to continue using it.
Review by Amyka2 months ago
Simplify the single line diagrams and allow editing them easily and simply.
Review by Koulla Attachai2 months ago
Every time I open a new office, the first thing I do is go to SmartDraw and lay out the whole plan. Then I can add or remove walls, measure for existing or to-be-purchased furniture, etc. It's actually a lot of fun, and when I hand the drawings to my landlord or construction manager, they are shocked that I have something so professional in such a short time! Love this program...
Review by Amulya Hergt3 months ago
I've used versions of the software for over a decade. It is easy and intuitive to use. An overall excellent value the money, especially when it is time to renew to the new version. I started out using it to graphically document our network, process flow charts and org charts. Now I'm also using it to plan and document various setups for our modular conference rooms, office space planning, client dashboards, interactive maps, infographics, PowerPoint enhancements, mind maps and dynamic graphs. It is powerful and integrates well with PowerPoint, Excel and Visio. It is the right tool for many graphics, organizational and data presentation and other visualization jobs.
Review by Gregziie3 months ago
Excellent, easy and fast way to be very professional in your representation and visual communication.
Review by Tanc4 months ago
SmartDraw is not compatible with Mojave and Safari versions and they won't definitively tell you that but their rep makes you feel like it's just you and your Mac.
Review by Otmane Belp4 months ago
I have been very pleased with the people aat Smart Draw. They have been very helpful in get be updated with the new version of 2019.Blake Patterson was a man that contacted me and helped me through the process!
Review by Munj4 months ago
I am very new to creating workflows and this was super easy to use and a very small learning curve. I love it!
Review by Karifa4 months ago
THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST PROGRAMS I HAVE EVER USED, EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR YOUR BUSINESS TO MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL.
Review by Morrey4 months ago
I purchased SmartDraw to draw residential electrical drawings. The application was easy to learn and I was creating documents within two hours. The technical library is very diverse. I don't get paid to draw but drawings are the first step in the planning process. I will be able to use this application for any technical discipline I encounter. Well worth the money.
Review by NotSoWiseWizard Favalora4 months ago
Spoke with Casey in tech support department in regards to cloud version and desktop version compatibility. Based on his knowledge and professionalism I have decided to use SmartDraw. So far great service and great product. Thank you.
Review by Agurita4 months ago
Excellent Software and Excellent customer service!
Review by Rahimuddin5 months ago
Good tools, wish it had a bit more for building design, but lot of options.
Review by Night Kerpiene5 months ago
Did the free version and loved my .org chart! And paid the year fee!
Review by Rushbrooke5 months ago
Its called SmartDraw and dang it if it isn't SMART!! I have needed a useable low cost program like this for years to layout 2D sketches and this is very intuitive and don't need to be a NASA Mars Voyager program coder to use it. Very happy and very well worth the fee and it is my new addition to my professional offerings. No more scale, pencil and pad!! Bravo SmartDraw!
Review by Munchkids Ashikin5 months ago
I was looking for a CAD program to do a floor plan of my home in order to locate interferences. SmartDraw provides much more in many disciplines. Like any new program, the operator has to be patient to learn to locate the commands. The layout in SmartDraw makes learning easy to do.
The second impressive feature of SmartDraw is support which is second to none. A person sending a question or request for help online expects to wait 1 to 2-business days. One to 2-minutes might be an exaggeration with SmartDraw, but in comparison to others, the response is lightning fast. The respondent give you his or her name. I like it.
Review by Delip Misaghian6 months ago
It is very easy to use and have all kind of necessary applications. No hidden or monthly-yearly payments I hope some day could be possible update for a 3D version. Thank you guys for your brilliant program.
Review by Monty Nolan6 months ago
I use SmartDraw as a way of designing/explaining program and system architecture. I originally purchased it as a Viso replacement - and soon found it to be a better product (for what I am using it for). It is easy to use, very easy to adjust diagrams, etc..
I would recommend it!!
Review by HelderPonte Kuttab6 months ago
This drawing software is the most versatile and user friendly I've ever used. It can replace the functionality of most commercial office software, and more easily converts into multiple formats.
Review by Barsheka6 months ago
Great for knocking out a quick floorplan or screen mockup.
Review by Quentasha Ovski6 months ago
I use SmartDraw to make layouts for designing laundry facilities and laundromats. With SmartDraw, I am able to create custom "shapes" that are the same dimensions as all of the different machines we use, as well as all ancillary equipment such as folding tables, chairs, laundry carts, etc. This way, I can input a customers dimensions for the area or building being used, and use my custom shapes to layout exactly where and how the machines will fit together. This, as opposed to manually drawing up layouts, decreases the amount of time it takes me to get a plan ready to present to a customer, as well as providing a more professional looking product.
Every time I use SmartDraw I learn a little bit more about how all of the features work, and it helps me create a better product for our customers
Review by TiagoMatias Hoeksema7 months ago
I had never done CAD and needed to for a job and I was ecstatic! It is super user friendly and to top it off, the support team has been so helpful and nice. I definitely recommend it!
Review by Rolcy7 months ago
I have had an excellent relation through email exchanges when I had a few questions.
Fast and good answers!
Review by Lanauze Uel7 months ago
I have been searching for a drawing program that was not Auto CAD due to the pricing. I have looked at the free programs and you get what you pay for. This program offers the necessary templates for several different trades. Being in the electrical industry it has been a hassle to find the correct templates and Smart Draw offers all of the ones that I need. It also offers the electronic templates as well. These two fields are similar but not the same. Both are available. This program also offers the piping part of the trade that makes it nice to insert conduit runs into my drawings too.
Very well thought out program.