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.
AutoCAD was originally developed for engineers, draftsmen, and architects, but this led to the acceptance of AutoCAD by broader audiences who had no engineering or drafting training. The first version of AutoCAD, released in December 1982, featured a primitive 2D user interface with a specialized CAD “look and feel”.
The original 2D interface was complemented by a 2.5D ribbon interface in 1986, 3D modeling in 1993, 2.5D parametric drafting in 1996, and 3D block modeling in 2000. The AutoCAD 2D interface was enhanced with features in the AutoCAD 2009 release, and has been in a continuous development mode since the initial AutoCAD release.
AutoCAD has been cited as a significant influence in the design of other software and graphic packages. AutoCAD’s user interface and graphic design became models for the use of CAD in most user interfaces, including Microsoft’s Excel, Microsoft’s Powerpoint, and Adobe’s Photoshop.
This is an article about AutoCAD. For related topics, see Drawing, Editing, Comparison to other CAD software, Workflow, 3D Models, 2D Drafting.
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Autodesk acquired Alias-Wavefront in 2000. The acquisition included Alias’ Autodesk AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT products. AutoCAD became one of the best-selling desktop CAD software applications in history.
The development of the current AutoCAD application is rooted in the same software project that introduced the AutoCAD program in 1982.
AutoCAD quickly became the most-used CAD package for architects and engineers by 1994. The first AutoCAD LT, released in 1997, was based on the latest release of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT, but included basic features such as a 2D plotter and 2D ink graphics.
AutoCAD LT released in 1997
AutoCAD LT was sold for $300, and
introduced in AutoCAD 2007, the Drawing Transfer Utility (DTV), which is a Java technology-based program with the ability to transfer.dwg,.dwg,.dgn and.dxf files to and from AutoCAD. This has allowed a wide range of add-on products such as the Dimetricon product range, which is a set of C++ libraries and plug-ins for AutoCAD. In 2005, Autodesk released the UDL format (Unified Data Language) – it is an XML-based file format for sharing data between different design programs and operating systems. This format is used to communicate to AutoCAD. UDL files can also be transmitted over the Internet or via other means.
The 2007 AutoCAD releases introduced the ability to import and export MS Office documents, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio.
Introduced in AutoCAD 2008, the capability to edit any text that is a part of a drawing is available. This allows a company to have a greater impact on the design by being able to change the text information to suit their needs. It was also included in a number of other changes for AutoCAD 2008 including:
The ability to change the display from the default screen-by-screen to window view by clicking on the display window options in the user interface
New logo and revised user interface.
A change in the default layout of the drawing area – a new “screenshot” layout was introduced in AutoCAD 2008, and new “gallery” and “tall” layouts were also available.
Introduced in AutoCAD 2010, the Dynamic Input Markup Language (DynIML) allows the creation of a wide range of custom keyboard shortcuts. These can be used to make specific edits, move specific items, or even control the program.
Autodesk Exchange is a software marketplace for the rapid delivery of CAD applications. Exchange has the capacity to deliver AutoCAD updates, and is the only way Autodesk customers can access most software add-ons and applications. It allows for easy access to AutoCAD add-ons and allows the customer to instantly access thousands of CAD applications and add-ons.
There is also the AutoCAD Exchange App Store, which allows for AutoCAD add-ons and applications to be downloaded and installed. It is a web-based software marketplace. The aim of the application store is to allow customers the ability to easily download software updates and application add-ons
Create a new file (as administrator) inside Program FilesAutodeskAutocad 2014trialACAD2014
Select “Application” inside the menu and click “Open”.
Click “Startup Options”.
Select “Simultaneous Startup”
Click “Startup Options”
Select “No Startup”
Click “Startup Options”
Press Start and wait for the software to load (it can take up to a minute)
To start the build menu.
Autocad is now in your Startup folder
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Drawing, Composition, and Display Enhancements:
Transparent objects: You can now draw transparent objects in drawings where the color is matched to the background. This makes it easier to focus on important objects.
You can now draw transparent objects in drawings where the color is matched to the background. This makes it easier to focus on important objects. Bounding boxes: The Autodesk® AutoCAD® Drawing DesignCenter® can draw additional Bounding Boxes for your geometry to help you quickly determine the size and position of your objects. (video: 1:06 min.)
The Autodesk® AutoCAD® Drawing DesignCenter® can draw additional Bounding Boxes for your geometry to help you quickly determine the size and position of your objects. (video: 1:06 min.) Automated dimensioning: Quickly calculate and display distances, areas, and volumes with new tools. (video: 1:11 min.)
Quickly calculate and display distances, areas, and volumes with new tools. (video: 1:11 min.) Markup Panel Visibility: Choose to automatically display the Markup Panel or hide it when you open the Markup Panel. (video: 0:43 min.)
Choose to automatically display the Markup Panel or hide it when you open the Markup Panel. (video: 0:43 min.) Shape selection: Now you can quickly select all shapes on a drawing with a single click.
Now you can quickly select all shapes on a drawing with a single click. Component Sharing: With Component Sharing, you can share components with others by email or social media. You can also review the component being shared for changes by other users.
With Component Sharing, you can share components with others by email or social media. You can also review the component being shared for changes by other users. Layout and Block Import:
Import shapes and blocks directly into drawings to be reused in your designs.
Import shapes and blocks directly into drawings to be reused in your designs. Layers: Now you can work with multiple sets of layers to organize and display multiple views of your design.
Now you can work with multiple sets of layers to organize and display multiple views of your design. Layers panel: Open the Layers panel to access a complete set of commands for creating and managing layers.
Open the Layers panel to access a complete set of commands for creating and managing layers. Print
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