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 popularity of AutoCAD grew with its release, with many architects and engineers worldwide taking advantage of the early 80s technology to create and design their own buildings and structures. As the software progressed, however, certain changes were made that turned out to be unnecessary for the most part. AutoCAD LT (formerly AutoCAD 2000, which was released in 1987) and AutoCAD R14 (released in 1989), both of which are free, were created by a continuation of the original team at Autodesk that became the primary team when the original team left the company in 1981.
AutoCAD is a desktop CAD system used by architects, civil engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, construction and landscape architects, mechanical and industrial designers, and many other professionals. The key features of AutoCAD include:
• Digital 2D/3D modeling – Create architectural, mechanical and electrical designs and visualize them in 3D.
• Drafting tools – Manage and share drawings.
• Animation tools – Manage and animate 2D and 3D drawings.
• Routing tools – Map out construction details.
• Graphical interfaces – The main screen, ribbon interface, palette, and dialog boxes are all in the computer with the user, while parameters and other information are stored on the computer’s hard drive. AutoCAD programs can be set to run on either a PC with a local hard drive or in a network environment.
The most recent AutoCAD release is 2014, although Autodesk has stated that a new version is coming every year, so it is likely that a new version will be released in 2017.
You can read about the history of AutoCAD and other Autodesk products at the Autodesk history page.
Depending on the version of the AutoCAD software you use, you can get a free 30-day trial that lets you test drive the software and evaluate it without any risk to your computer or data. You can also get an annual subscription. However, if you plan to purchase AutoCAD, you’ll need to buy the full version, which is $1,500 for a one-year license.
AutoCAD home page. You can find a list of CAD software with tips and information at the list of CAD software.
The following features are included in AutoCAD
Autodesk MotionBuilder®, Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Alias|Wavefront|3DSMax, Autodesk Inventor and Autodesk Fusion 360 which is a free-to-use software for 3D modeling. With 3ds Max, these three applications are also capable of producing both 3D and 2D drawings.
Autodesk Revit Architecture, Autodesk Revit Structure, Autodesk Revit MEP, Autodesk Revit Lifecycle Edition, Autodesk Revit Add-Ins and Autodesk Revit 360. Autodesk Revit is a package of several Autodesk applications for designing architectural building, which include Autodesk Revit Architecture, Autodesk Revit Structure and Autodesk Revit MEP. Revit Architecture is also capable of creating a 3D and 2D model of a building.
Autodesk Navisworks and Autodesk AutoCAD Map3D is a plugin for Google Earth. Autodesk Architectural Desktop, Autodesk Architectural Design, Autodesk Architectural Desktop, Autodesk Architectural Design, Autodesk 3D Studio Max and Autodesk 3D Warehouse have the capability to use Navisworks as the DWG import and export file format.
Autodesk Tinkercad, Autodesk Tinkercad, Autodesk Tinkercad, Autodesk Autocad-Subversion and Autodesk Autocad-Subversion, Autodesk Tinkercad was started on 31 October 2011.
AutoCAD is available in two versions, a single-user version and a multi-user version. The single-user version is free for personal use, but is limited to use on up to two user computers at the same time. The multi-user version is supported by AutoCAD subscription and license agreements.
In addition to the single-user and multi-user versions, AutoCAD LT has been developed by Autodesk as an alternative for educational purposes.
Solutions and applications
AutoCAD is used for all types of drafting and design including architectural, construction, electrical, automotive and manufacturing.
The family of CAD applications includes applications for 2D and 3D drafting, design, construction, engineering and document management. These applications are delivered as a single product, which contains all of
File->Open->Connect to a library from a file and enter the following:
4. Double click Autocad User Interface and accept its license agreement.
Generate the autocad file name.
Autocad will create a *.acad file in the current folder.
Double click the *.acad file to launch the application.
5. Click on the File->Open button.
6. Click the Import button and then select the autocad file from step 4.
This will import all the surfaces defined in the file.
Double click the surface name to open the surface properties panel.
7. Click on the Scale tab and select the top corner point to change the scale of the
8. Click on the Elevation tab and change the elevation of the surface.
9. Click on the Extrude tab and change the extrusions of the surface.
Depth Extrusion = 1,
Width Extrusion = 1,
Dilation = 1,
Miter = 0.2
Double click the Diameter button to view the diameter of the extrusion.
Click on the wheel to view the diameter.
The maximum diameter is 50mm.
10. Click on the Ramp tab and change the ramp parameters for the surface.
11. Click on the Trim tab and change the trim properties of the surface.
12. Click on the Facets tab and change the feature properties for the surface.
13. Click on the Properties tab and change the properties of the surface.
14. You will see the surface properties panel.
You can click on the slider
Choose which parts of the imported markup you want to maintain, and which parts you want to discard. Draw changes to the correct parts in the markup editor and view the changes in the current drawing instantly.
Newly marked up drawings are now easily annotated and organized with a new annotation system. Draw annotations, geometries, and text, and quickly arrange annotations in the drawing’s context window. Easily track your annotations, review them, and navigate to them in the drawing. Annotations become useful in even more ways when connected to CAD objects.
Rapidly connect the two parts of a drawing to form a simple assembly. Control the relationships between the two parts of the drawing when creating assemblies, and easily change relationships when you need to.
Build straight and curved guide objects from parts and assemblies. Select the lines or arcs, and quickly generate a guide that lines up the parts. The guides interact with each other, as you move them, to provide feedback and help keep the parts aligned. You can easily convert the guides to a series of editing tools.
Refine annotations and linked annotations. Go back to edit existing annotations in the annotation system. Re-align or reposition linked annotations easily in the annotation system.
Find The Right Tools:
When you select an annotation in the annotation system, the annotation is automatically tagged as a drawing annotation. The properties and state of the annotation are shown in the annotation system.
Revise drawings using markups and annotations. Find and navigate to annotations and links to views of the annotated drawing. Drag and drop parts and subparts onto a drawing. Generate a new drawing with the parts and marks in the correct arrangement.
Create a new drawing from part geometry and annotations. Select the part geometry, and select an existing annotation. The annotation is now the new drawing geometry. Drag and drop the annotation into a new drawing. Create a relationship between the two parts in the new drawing.
Access Annotations, Links, and Marks:
Navigate and change annotations, links, and marks easily. When the drawing window is closed, the annotation system remains open. Changes are automatically saved and synchronized.
Re-annotate drawings with edits, automatically update existing annotations, and manage the links and marks between parts. Easily combine annotations, such as text and geometries, to generate a new markup.
Windows 7 or later. Mac OS X 10.4 or later
ATI Radeon X1800 GTO, X1900 GTO, X1900 Pro, X1900 Pro
Nvidia GeForce 8800GT, 8800GTS, 8800GTX, 8800GTX+
Integrated graphic card
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.13 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core, 2.40 GHz
Memory: 1 GB RAM
How to Install: