Equipped with the right applications, a computer can be of great help in virtually any domain of activity. When it comes to designing and precision, no other tool is as accurate as a computer. Moreover, specialized applications such as AutoCAD give you the possibility to design nearly anything ranging from art, to complex mechanical parts or even buildings.
Suitable for business environments and experienced users
After a decent amount of time spent installing the application on your system, you are ready to fire it up. Thanks to the office suite like interface, all of its features are cleverly organized in categories. At a first look, it looks easy enough to use, but the abundance of features it comes equipped with leaves room for second thoughts.
Create 2D and 3D objects
You can make use of basic geometrical shapes to define your objects, as well as draw custom ones. Needless to say that you can take advantage of a multitude of tools that aim to enhance precision. A grid can be enabled so that you can easily snap elements, as well as adding anchor points to fully customize shapes.
With a little imagination and patience on your behalf, nearly anything can be achieved. Available tools allow you to create 3D objects from scratch and have them fully enhanced with high-quality textures. A powerful navigation pane is put at your disposal so that you can carefully position the camera to get a clearer view of the area of interest.
Various export possibilities
Similar to a modern web browser, each project is displayed in its own tab. This comes in handy, especially for comparison views. Moreover, layouts and layers also play important roles, as it makes objects handling a little easier.
Sine the application is not the easiest to carry around, requiring a slightly sophisticated machine to properly run, there are several export options put at your disposal so that the projects itself can be moved around.
Aside from the application specific format, you can save as an image file of multiple types, PDF, FBX and a few more. Additionally, it can be sent via email, directly printed out on a sheet of paper, or even sent to a 3D printing service, if available.
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All in all, AutoCAD remains one of the top applications used by professionals to achieve great precision with projects of nearly any type. It encourages usage with incredible offers for student licenses so you get acquainted with its abundance of features early on. A lot can be said about what it can and can't do, but the true surprise lies in discovering it step-by-step.
The first release of AutoCAD was for microcomputers running CP/M-86 operating system (version 3.3) for an IBM PC compatible platform. Version 1.0 was introduced on December 16, 1984, with over 40 new features, including curved and 3D capabilities.
The popularity of AutoCAD grew as microcomputers increased their processing power and internal graphics capabilities. Microcomputers running DOS became more widely used, and AutoCAD was one of the first commercial programs to become available for DOS computers. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 all include AutoCAD as an integrated part of the operating system.
AutoCAD does not require a special license. Its basic components can be used as a free, unsupported, demonstration version of AutoCAD. AutoCAD LT (also known as AutoCAD for Windows, or AutoCAD Classic) is a lower-cost version of AutoCAD, available for use on both DOS and Windows computers. AutoCAD LT requires the.NET Framework to be installed in order to run.
Read about AutoCAD features in the second part of this article.
AutoCAD LT is part of the AutoCAD line of programs that includes AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD Electrical, AutoCAD Mechanical and AutoCAD Plant & Factory. The last part of this article discusses AutoCAD’s other programs.
Part II: AutoCAD’s Basic Features and the User Interface
AutoCAD’s basic features include drawing, editing, measuring, creating block/parts, 2D and 3D drawing, and creating, importing, converting and modifying 2D and 3D drawings.
[External links: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV]
All of AutoCAD’s features are available from the program’s menus and toolbars, which can be customized to suit the user’s preference. In addition to the menus and toolbars, AutoCAD has other means for interacting with the program, including keyboard shortcuts, right-click menus, toolbars, menus, and Quick Access Toolbars (QAT). All of the tools in the program are accessible from the menus and toolbars.
About the Drawing Tools
The drawing tools available in AutoCAD are listed in the following sections.
Basic Drawing Tools
Since 2010, Autodesk has also opened up the Autodesk Forge cloud computing platform for third-party developers. This platform is free to use, as well as free-to-use Autodesk software for some applications.
Some of the tools and software available are the following:
Autodesk Design Review: Design review tools are used to review a drawing for quality assurance. Drafting software is integrated into the design review software.
Autodesk Revit: Revit is Autodesk’s third-generation BIM (Building Information Modeling) software. Its introduction in 2007 was Autodesk’s first BIM software. Revit is a BIM and construction management solution.
Autodesk Inventor: Autodesk Inventor is a BIM and manufacturing design program. It was introduced in 2007.
Autodesk Navisworks: Navisworks is a workflow-based, construction management application from Autodesk. It was introduced in 2008 and discontinued in 2016.
Autodesk 3ds Max: 3ds Max was introduced in 2007. 3ds Max is a modeling software, released in 2007. Autodesk has also made a browser-based, user interface for 3ds Max. Autodesk 3ds Max Material and Appearance Browser (MAB), is an interactive graphical user interface for creating materials and appearance effects.
Autodesk Navisworks Mobile: Autodesk Navisworks Mobile is a web-based mobile app from Autodesk, originally introduced in 2014. Autodesk Navisworks Mobile was discontinued in 2020, but remains available for download.
Autodesk Infrastructure Navigator: Autodesk Infrastructure Navigator is a BIM and asset management software.
Autodesk Media and Entertainment: Autodesk Media and Entertainment provides video and audio editing software. This includes Autodesk Smoke, Autodesk Flame, Autodesk Green Screen, Autodesk Flame and Autodesk Fuse.
Autodesk MotionBuilder: Autodesk MotionBuilder is a motion graphics and animation software. Autodesk offers free and commercial versions.
Autodesk 3D Studio Max: 3D Studio Max is a digital content creation software from Autodesk. It was introduced in 2010.
Autodesk 3ds Max 2018: Autodesk 3ds Max is a computer aided design and digital content creation software. Autodesk 3ds Max 2018 was released in 2018
If using an older version of Autodesk, the free 3D Architect software is available.
New in version 2019.2
In 2019.2 update, we have introduced new functionality, including;
You can now save models using one of your existing profiles.
The new My Profiles section allows you to create a new profile and save it to your computer.
You can also now export drawings from one of your profiles in the app, and open a drawing saved in the cloud in your profile.
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Incorporate and maintain in-place comments in your drawings. Incorporate comments in place, whether in the drawing or placed in a text file. Comments can be maintained with your drawing as you work through various steps in a drawing process.
Use the Markup Assist tool to review and incorporate suggestions from your colleagues and clients.
With the new importing of user comments and incorporated markup, AutoCAD becomes the customer-focused design tool for CAD users.
Markup Prompt is a built-in command that allows you to customize the review process to match your needs. You can choose which comments to follow, to create a new drawing, and to open a new drawing.
With this flexibility, you can preview comments and easily integrate and maintain them in the drawing or in a text file.
The Markup Prompt command can work with the Standardized Commands that have been added to AutoCAD.
Create large, easy-to-use groups that help you manage your work faster and more efficiently. Group elements for reuse and reuse to create faster and more organized drawings.
Add lane labels and text-on-arrows to drawings that make them easy to interpret for a variety of users and requirements. Create your own unique lane labeling and text, or select from existing lane labels.
User Notifications and Markup Prompt:
Markup Prompt can now be configured to send notifications when your colleagues are highlighting or commenting on elements in your drawing, and automatically open a new drawing when a new comment is sent.
Also, Markup Prompt now comes with the standard system notifications that are always available.
With the new improvements to User Notifications, the user interface improves navigation, simplifies command flow, and provides more convenient access to important tools.
Artboard/Grid is a feature that brings a new look and more functionality to the drawing canvas, making it more intuitive and easier to use.
Automatically create new artboards when you insert a new layer. You can also create new artboards with the “+” and “–” keyboard shortcuts, using the standard drawing canvas as an artboard.
Group layers and selection:
One of the most popular uses of artboards is for grouping layers together. Artboards can be used as a grouping mechanism, making it easy to see and organize
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RAM: 1gb, 256mb VRAM.
Resolution: 860 x 600.
GPU: Nvidia GTX 960 / AMD R9 270.
Drivers: The latest NVidia or AMD drivers must be installed (NV10.0.1 / AMDbeta).
Sound: Speakers/headphones/headset are required.
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