AutoCAD was developed by a small team of engineers and is now owned by Autodesk. More information about AutoCAD is available from Autodesk and from the official web site.
Autodesk’s current AutoCAD release is 2017.
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First, make sure you are running the latest version of AutoCAD on your computer. The latest version is 2017.
Autodesk AutoCAD can be downloaded for free from the Autodesk website. You can also download it for a free trial at the Autodesk website. This free version is limited to a maximum of ten projects, five hours of computer time, ten drawing updates, and 50MB of drawing file storage. If you’d like more features, Autodesk recommends that you purchase the AutoCAD Standard Edition which is available for a monthly fee, or the AutoCAD Professional Edition which is available for a fee monthly or annually.
Prepare the Disk
Prepare the AutoCAD installation disk. For more information about how to prepare the disk, follow the directions on the autodesk.com website.
More information is available in the Autodesk AutoCAD Official Documentation (which is linked to on the Autodesk website).
Load AutoCAD onto your computer by inserting the disk into the drive that Windows identifies as “Autodesk AutoCAD.” Follow the installation instructions on the Autodesk website to install the software.
Autodesk AutoCAD 2017 installation instructions
If you can’t get AutoCAD installed automatically, check out this video about how to install AutoCAD.
The first thing you’ll need to do is open a new blank drawing. If you’re creating a new drawing, you’ll be prompted to select a template or to create a new drawing from scratch.
Creating a Drawing
Select the “New” menu and choose “Drawing”.
This opens the following dialog:
The dialog box allows you to select
was announced as the first native Windows application by Autodesk in 2010. Since then the company had not released any other native software.
Mobile and web applications
In 2017 Autodesk released apps for iOS, Android and Windows operating systems. This was followed by macOS apps in 2019. The apps are available for free and are now also compatible with all Autodesk programs.
In 2016, Autodesk launched its new Autodesk Design Review app, which is designed for both iOS and Android.
In June 2018 Autodesk released a web-based version of their SketchBook app for iOS, Android and Windows.
In 2001 Autodesk acquired a majority share in Magma Design Automation to increase its market presence in the CAD/CAM software market. Magma acquired FAST-CAD and merged it with Magma. The combined company became Autodesk CAD Systems in 2003.
In 2003 Autodesk bought small company IntelliArt Inc. to acquire IntelliCAD, which was made by IntelliArt and was based on the IntelliCAD 3D technology.
In 2004 Autodesk acquired Align Technology Inc., a web development firm. The firm’s products were used to build and manage the Autodesk web applications and provided a central repository for the company’s applications.
In 2007 Autodesk bought Surface Engineering Technologies and became the sole owner of the company in 2007. Surface Engineering had been founded in 2003 as a CAD/CAM specialist to provide a wide range of services and products for the construction industry. In 2007 Surface Engineering’s AutoCAD Cracked Version software products were renamed to AUTOCAD PLM.
In 2013 Autodesk acquired Corel Corp., maker of PageMill for $51 million. Corel’s Creative Suite product set was used by many designers and artists in the vector graphics and content creation market and included the design tools AutoCAD, Inventor, RasterToVector and Digital Drafter.
In 2013 Autodesk acquired A360 Corporation, a supplier of CAD and CAE technology software. A360 provides design and engineering software tools and consulting services to the global automotive, construction and other industries.
In 2013 Autodesk acquired Upshot Technologies, a software developer for the offshore oil and gas exploration industry. Autodesk acquired Upshot’s main product: Upshot, a suite of CAD/CAE software tools for the design and manufacture of
1. Go to Autodesk Autocad in the windows start menu (s.a. Autocad 2013 and Autocad 2015)
2. Install Autodesk Autocad
3. Activate Autodesk Autocad
It is known that a process for preparing a light-halo-type polyolefin polymers by irradiating a polyolefin with a laser beam is disclosed in, for example, JP-A 9-105023. In this process, a polymer and a modifier are mixed, the mixture is molded by a polymer injection molding method into an article, and thereafter the molded article is irradiated with a laser beam from the side of the article to form a light-halo portion around the irradiated portion. However, if a light-halo portion is formed by irradiating a molded article as described above, the molded article absorbs the laser beam to have a strong light absorption ability, so that the laser energy cannot be effectively utilized to form a light-halo portion.
It is known that a light-halo-type polyolefin polymer is formed by irradiating a polyolefin material in a specific solid state with a laser beam, and that a process for preparing a light-halo-type polyolefin polymer by irradiating a polyolefin material with a laser beam from the surface of the polyolefin material is disclosed in, for example, JP-A 2001-35019. In this process, a light-halo-type polyolefin polymer is formed by irradiating a polyolefin material with a laser beam from the surface of the polyolefin material at a given power density and a given processing time while controlling the temperature of the polyolefin material at a given level, and that a process for preparing a light-halo-type polyolefin polymer is disclosed in, for example, JP-A 2004-124047. In this process, a polyolefin material is irradiated with a laser beam from the surface of the polyolefin material while the temperature of the polyolefin material is kept at a given level, and that a light-halo-type polyolefin polymer is formed by irradiating a polyolefin material with a laser beam from the surface of the polyolefin material at a given power density and a given processing time while controlling the temperature of the polyolefin material at a given level.
In the process for preparing a light-halo-type
New Fill Styles:
Understand, control and customize the look of an AutoCAD drawing with new Fill Styles, Dynamic Fill Styles, and Draw Styles. (video: 1:40 min.)
Look beyond the edges with intelligent drawing tools. Save hours of drawing time and effort by making it easy to see the invisible, cut in thin shapes and see obscured parts with AutoCAD. (video: 1:33 min.)
Support for Architecture Drafting:
The Drafting tab is now available in both AutoCAD LT and AutoCAD, and many new drawing features are now enabled by default for designers and architects. (video: 1:53 min.)
All the most-used drawing tools are now located directly on the ribbon. Quickly access the drawing tools you use most, such as Erase, Fill, Dimension, Pipe, Circle, Line, Type, Text, Graphics, and Plot. (video: 1:31 min.)
Dynamic Layers for Sharing and Collaboration:
Share and collaborate on drawings in real time. Create, edit, and save layers that mirror the real world, and share drawings with others using AutoCAD LT or AutoCAD. (video: 1:37 min.)
Artists and draftsmen using the AutoCAD drafting toolbox can now create complex 3D models with intricate, freeform geometry using the industry-standard Rhino® CAD/CAM software.
The power of the Mac® brand comes to AutoCAD, offering users new features and a familiar user experience.
Highlights in this release include a new Search function, a new Zoom view, and support for ARCHCAD and COLLADA 3D for AutoCAD.
AutoCAD for Applications
AutoCAD LT is a powerful, easy-to-use drafting tool that allows designers and architects to create 2D drawings and 3D models. It has everything you need to accomplish most of your drafting projects, from simple designs to highly complex CAD models.
Autodesk is proud to announce the release of AutoCAD LT 2023, an upgrade to the premiere 2D drafting software. The upgrades include new capabilities to enhance your productivity and design efforts, as well as a refreshed user interface.
Select, enable, and create layers that mirror the real world
Easily manage a project with a single project document that contains all your work
Control how you
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