Initially based on Apple’s AutoDraw graphic utility for drawing sketches in a word processor, AutoCAD was developed using the unique features of the nascent Intel 8088 microprocessor and later the 80186, 80286 and 80386. The software was built to be portable and portable early on which enabled the software to be used by a number of customers using IBM PC compatible machines.
AutoCAD is now available for both the Intel and non-Intel platforms. AutoCAD LT is available on the Intel-based machines and full AutoCAD on non-Intel-based platforms. In addition to AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT, there are a number of other AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT add-ons including the AutoCAD Architecture and Engineering suite, and AutoCAD Design Review. Other Add-Ons include the Add-On, ACPL (AutoCAD Communication Program Language), and AutoCAD API (Application Programming Interface). The latest releases are available for all platforms, including mobile.
Learn more about AutoCAD on the Autodesk website, download it free, or buy it on Amazon.
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The development of AutoCAD began in the early 1980s when employees of the Stanford Research Institute, as well as some of Autodesk’s employees, were invited to a professional group meeting in the Stanford AI laboratory. The principal focus of the meeting was to evaluate and compare various drawing programs which could create drawings in a raster format using bitmapped data to represent line, and then to render those drawings on a raster screen.
The primary objective of the meeting was to determine which programs were best suited for the fast paced design and documentation processes of the hardware industry. Some of the companies represented at the meeting included Microelectronics, HP, IBM, and Microwave.
After all the programs had been evaluated, it was decided to develop a program which would be capable of being used for fast, raster image based, design and documentation of hardware concepts. The name Autodesk originated from Autodesk’s Computer Systems Research Center, which was located in the Autodesk Inc. offices at the time of the meeting. The Autodesk name was chosen by Stanley H. Williams, the manager of the group and was the result of a public poll of the attendees.
Visual LISP was a commercial, proprietary programming language for AutoCAD developed by Autodesk (formerly Microfocus) in the late 1990s. It was available as an add-on for the Windows operating system, but was never added to the AutoCAD software itself. Its unique functionality was based on a proprietary technology called DCL (Drawing Code Language), which had a similar idea to LISP. Visual LISP was announced at a conference in 1998 by John M. Fitzsimons, vice president of engineering at Autodesk, Inc. and was available until the company announced that it was closing down Visual LISP to focus more on the move to Autodesk Exchange Apps.
In September 2009, Autodesk released an implementation of Visual LISP in the Autodesk Application Programming Interface (API) for AutoCAD. This had not yet been done for the Visual LISP implementations for AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD Electrical. The Visual LISP tools were integrated into the.NET development environment in the Autodesk Exchange 2010.
The Visual LISP functionality has been replaced in recent releases of AutoCAD with Autodesk Exchange 2010/2012 functionality. Exchange functionality now allows for automated textbox creation and entry. This can be done in the drawing or exported as a DXF.
Visual LISP was the first application-programming-interface (API) ever released by a software company. It was developed to make it possible to use software applications written for one type of operating system, for use on another operating system.
AutoCAD developers can also use Visual LISP as a custom.NET language called Visual LISP.NET.
Visual LISP Scripts can be created using a visual editor.
Visual LISP was not maintained and was a dead technology.
The underlying DCL language was phased out starting with AutoCAD 2009.
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To activate the software:
1. Enter “autocad” on the Start button’s search bar.
2. Press the OK button.
3. Select Autocad from the list.
4. Click the Yes button.
5. Enter the activation code in the activation box.
6. Click the OK button.
The License Agreement will then be displayed.
See a preview of your drawing’s coordinates before you import from other files. (video: 1:33 min.)
No complex coordinate set up required. (video: 1:42 min.)
Quickly re-draw parts of the drawing, either as additional components or sub-assembly components. (video: 1:49 min.)
Import a model of a part from an STL file. (video: 2:37 min.)
Add model data to your drawing using the AI_Binary_Model tool, so you can re-use the model in future drawings. (video: 2:27 min.)
Rotate, mirror, and group parts of a drawing. (video: 1:45 min.)
Re-draw drawings from the command line and use the add / replace feature to import new components from design files. (video: 1:23 min.)
New supported formats: AutoCAD RTPro, AutoCAD RTPa, AutoCAD Suite, Inventor, and LibreCAD. (video: 1:13 min.)
Generate a set of drawing attributes, with colors, linetypes, etc. to create a clean and organized drawing. (video: 1:53 min.)
Use graphical coordinate snapping tools to visually guide placement of parts. (video: 2:02 min.)
Use the Data Management tool to copy and paste simple text, bitmaps, and symbols. (video: 2:16 min.)
Use the Export Image tool to export drawings as PDFs, JPGs, PNGs, and SVG. (video: 1:15 min.)
Use the Draw Lines tool to draw straight line segments or closed circles on a drawing. (video: 1:29 min.)
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I’m using Ubuntu 16.04 and now I need to upgrade firefox to version 52.0 but I don’t want to upgrade vuze so I want to exclude vuze from the upgrade.
But when I run the command : sudo apt-get -f upgrade
I get this :
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CPU: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or equivalent
GPU: ATI/AMD or NVIDIA video card with 128MB VRAM
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Sound Card: MIDI (recommended)
Scanners: USB, PS2
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