I'm just like papercutte and Steinerr. Graph paper, not to scale, general sketch, but good measurements, then draft in Acad.
I do use a laser (Bosch DLR-165). It will cut your measuring time by 70%. You'll still need a tape for some stuff. Don't get a cheap laser. Mine runs $150, but I can get three times as many measurements and much longer shots than with the $99 Home Depot special I started with. Sometimes the conditions (light or surfaces or distance) will give you an error message or you just can't see the dot on the target - this is a big problem with the real cheap ones and not much of a problem with the better ones. Figure that they will be good for about 60% of the distance that they are rated for.