The short answer is no. AutoCadd is a gui database front end for their own propriatary data base--dwg. DXF is also owned by autoCadd. They release info for dxf, but dxf is very limited. No program works well with dwg, it is ilegal to reverse engineer dwg.
Autodesk makes Microsoft look like sweetharts--they have the drafting world by the balls.
One alternative is autocadd LT--around 300 $ us. Has no 3d--good for drafting,
The really sad thing is that autocad has no port for linux/unix--autocad got started in unix and now they dont support it.
Autocadd also has 7 different versions (maybe more) of dwg database--every new version of autocad gets an "updated" one that is not backward compatible with the previous versions. (so if you have the newst version of autocad 2004--autocad 2002 cannot read your files--you have to "save as" 2002 dwg)
Also dont even think about warez--they encode (in multiple ways) your serial number in every drawing database--they catch you they dont just give a little slap on the wrist. Local autocad dealers are always on the lookout for warez, the dealers are usually ploting services.
Think of all the power they have, EVERYTHING that is manufactured or is a construction project is drawn on autocadd. Makes me ill.
Anyway enough ranting---If you find an acceptable alternative please post it.
I use autocad everyday.