Depends on what you plan to do.
I am in engineering and Auto CAD is near or at the top of the heap. There's Microstation but I personally don't think it compares - IMHO.
Nothing else will do since I MUST have seamless interface and interchange with clients and associates.
I have run Auto CAD since at least 1967 and without it I would not be in business. It ain't cheap but it's a cost of doing business.
Get training at your local technical school. It will be worth every penny. That's what I did.
"I don't want you to go out there and die for your country.
I want you to make the other guy die for his country." Gen. Patton
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