II use AutoCad lite for work on 2D electrical drawings.
I have used it many times to design parts.
I used to have the 2000 version running on a (XP) virtual machine as I could not install it in Win7 or 10.
It is an indispensable tool to have!
I would like to find a CAD program that I can easily transition to and not pay a monthly subscription for hobbyist use.
I am no expert, but I understand that Fusion 360 is evolved from AutoCAD or at least is the same company now - perhaps through acquisitions. That might work in your favour. For the time being, it's free for hobby use with some restrictions.
I'm having some difficulty with it, but most users really like it. It sure won't hurt you to give it a try.