Not the way I use it. Manual all the way in until just above the pad, or just before it, then activate the docking computer. That last little bit in the larger ships is a PITA and takes way more time manually than it should. tThe DC just drops you down in exactly the correct spot.I find it fun that you waste time docking automatically because auto dock limits your speed to 99 whilst manual docking does not. And cutter is able to fly faster than 99. That means that with manual docking you can dock faster.
Of course. if your mode of landing is to scream in, brake hard and scrape your gear on the pad until the clamps lock, well that will be faster.