Since its first release, AutoCAD has become the de facto industry standard CAD program, used in thousands of companies, both small and large, and by individuals around the world.
AutoCAD in the Workplace
AutoCAD has been and continues to be a critical piece of software in any company that does CAD work. It is not only used for drafting and design work, but it is also used for advanced image-based and engineering analysis work.
There are more than 27,000 uses for AutoCAD in the USA alone, and countless more around the world.
Although widely used, AutoCAD is still very important to people who have created their own CAD solutions in other platforms.
Since the first release of AutoCAD in 1982, the core technology has developed, but the user experience has not. It is still a very complex, highly-specialized piece of software, with many features that are only accessible through its many command-line tools. AutoCAD is unlike any other CAD program, and so users must learn a great deal of information and specific AutoCAD command-line instructions before they can become efficient users.
AutoCAD is designed to operate on a single computer (PC, MAC, or Unix workstation) in a Microsoft Windows environment.
In order to operate correctly, AutoCAD requires that all information and data be stored on the same computer or server that the program is installed on. This is so that the program can access the data directly without needing to copy it from the server to the user’s computer. If the data is stored on a different computer, this means that the data and software will need to be copied in order to use the software.
The program is not intended for networked workgroups and so it requires a dedicated computer to run the application.
Accessing the Data
Some early versions of AutoCAD supported only the AutoCAD R14-R19 releases, which run on a DOS, VME, or OS/2 operating system. There is still a limited amount of information available online about how to install and configure the program.
The application needs to be installed and configured manually, with only limited support provided by the manufacturer. However, support has improved over the years, but it is still a matter of trial and error on the user’s part.
Internal commands, such as the drawarc command, are offered to users who have certain privileges on a specific layer. There are different interface languages available for command entry including AutoLISP, Visual LISP, and VBA.
AutoCAD history can be accessed using the Windows API or using AutoCAD History Query feature. The history query functionality is provided as an extension for Command Query Studio, AutoCAD’s query tool. Command Query Studio includes an updated GUI, extended capabilities, and support for translation.
AutoCAD also offers a series of add-on services and product extensions (a.k.a. third party software) for Autodesk products such as AutoCAD, PowerCAD, and Inventor.
An example of an Autodesk add-on is AutoCAD Architecture. Architecture is a CAD-based software product, offering architectural floor plans, sections, and 3D models. Architecture is an Autodesk product and runs on Windows and Linux. A client can use the Autodesk Exchange Apps to view the Architectural Blueprints and Drawings available from AutoCAD.
AutoCAD is also the base of other major products such as AutoCAD LT, AutoCAD Express, AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD Electrical, AutoCAD Plant 3D, AutoCAD Civil 3D and AutoCAD Map 3D. AutoCAD LT is a personal version of AutoCAD with limited functionality. AutoCAD LT was discontinued by Autodesk in January 2014. AutoCAD Express is a subset of AutoCAD LT and is the smallest part of the suite of Autodesk products, containing AutoCAD LT and the drawing editor. AutoCAD Mechanical is a parametric, part-based software used for product design and is part of the Autodesk Product Design Suite. AutoCAD Electrical is a full-featured, electrical design software used for the electrical design of a wide range of industrial and consumer products. AutoCAD Plant 3D is a parametric software used for the mechanical design of plants, used in conjunction with the 3D modeling software CADblocks. AutoCAD Map 3D is a web-based application used for designing building blueprints.
AutoCAD also works with other Autodesk applications such as Inventor. It can be used to create and view STL files, load files from other CAD software, convert DXF to STL, and view the DX
1. Open the file “Emscripten.app” (by typing “open Emscripten.app”) and then run it.
You will see the following menu :
– c – the main menu
– v – the vignette menu
– r – the rotation menu
– l – the lens menu
– m – the menu for loading and saving a mesh
– s – the menu to save a file or make an image
– n – the menu to start or stop the rendering process
– b – the menu to show or hide the toolbar
– e – the menu to go to the evaluation editor
– t – the menu to go to the benchmarking editor
– p – the menu to go to the overlay editor
– d – the menu to go to the plugin editor
– w – the menu to go to the viewport menu
– u – the menu to go to the usage menu
– g – the menu to go to the quit menu
– s – the menu to exit the app
Go to menu file – load the file “menu.cjson”.
If you don’t have menu.cjson file in your Autocad folder (which is located in [your installation directory]/autodesk/apps/acad), you will get the error “file not found”.
Create the array “menuItems” with the content :
“text”: “Main menu”
“tooltip”: “To open, save or quit the application”
Create your own text styles and make the look and feel of your drawings as unique as your designs.
Add or remove the AutoCAD Drafting Modes in your drawings, and continue working exactly as you did before.
Block and Mesh Selection Tools:
Quickly select and edit complex objects. Open tools like BSP, MIX, and BIN for the first time.
Add the functionality of tools like the Snap, Array, and Object Snap to create connected parts.
More Desktop Enhancements:
These enhancements are enhancements to the experience of using AutoCAD, and are not critical updates.
Color Selection and Grading:
Relive the analog days of drafting with new color picker and gradation tools. It’s just like working on a drafting table. (video: 1:09 min.)
Create uniform, non-woven, square, and parallel grids.
Coordinate units can now be placed freely to the fixed axis in a multidimensional view.
Create scales on the fly to make for a more natural transition between values.
Ease of use:
AutoCAD continues to be the world’s best drafting and drawing application.
Accurate Drafting and Drawing:
When you update to the latest version of AutoCAD, you are always up to date and have the latest drawing and design tools available.
Always get the full feature set:
You get the latest software, including any software updates for AutoCAD, so you always have the most current version of AutoCAD. You also get the full feature set of the newest release.
Access to the full AutoCAD feature set as you need it:
Software updates are delivered based on your defined release cycle. You have access to updates whenever you need them.
How we deliver software
Using a combination of existing tools and industry-leading software engineering practices, we release updates on a regular basis. The frequency of updates depends on the features and fixes included in a release.
There are different editions of AutoCAD for different scenarios.
The complete solution for any 2D
Windows 7 or higher
Internet Explorer 11
DirectX 11.0 or higher
Windows Media Player 12
8 GB RAM or higher
i5-4460 or i7-4790 or higher
NVIDIA GeForce 870 or higher
How to Install
Open the launcher (double click the “GNUTAR-Installer.exe” file). Click “Open” to start the installation. Click “Next” and follow the instructions. When the installation is done, select “Launch Game” and close the launcher