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.
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AutoCAD is an architecturally complex and highly detailed software package intended for use by CAD operators for creating drawings, including architectural, engineering, and construction. The complexity is a direct result of the need for the software to conform to an architectural design that can be assembled and displayed in 3-D. The overall goal is to enable the operator to create high-quality drawings that look like actual building structures.
AutoCAD is capable of representing the entire building. This design process is automated and requires no intervention on the part of the user, except to edit and view the results.
AutoCAD was first released in 1982 as a desktop application running on microcomputers with internal graphics controllers. It was originally developed by MacroPlan Inc., and was purchased by the French publisher Départ in 1990. Départ was purchased by Autodesk in 2000. Since then, the company has released several major updates and, in 2017, AutoCAD for Web Design (AWD) version 17.0.4 was released as a Web-based app.
At the time of this review, the latest version of AutoCAD is 2020.1, released in April 2019. This review focuses on the current version of AutoCAD.
The current version of AutoCAD comes in three editions: AutoCAD LT, Autodesk Architectural Desktop, and AutoCAD LT for Desktop Support.
AutoCAD LT is a student version of AutoCAD; it is free of charge and uses a 60-day trial version. Autodesk Architectural Desktop is the same as the regular version, but is for architectural firms only, not for students.
Both AutoCAD LT and Autodesk Architectural Desktop can be used only on a computer with an internal graphics controller.
AutoCAD is a very large package, and, consequently, it offers a large number of features. You can divide AutoCAD into several categories:
Base drawing and layout software
Interactive drafting software
Availability and support
AutoCAD has been available since 1984, first as AutoLISP for the Macintosh and then as AutoCAD/Draw, which is currently available in both Mac and Windows versions. The software was originally designed for the Apple Macintosh, though versions were later also developed for the IBM PC and other architectures. Since AutoLISP was removed from the version name, several vendors and third-party developers have developed compilers, workbenches, and enhanced editors to use with AutoCAD.
AutoCAD is available for purchase through direct sales or subscription services, and also for use in many universities, colleges and colleges, companies, and the Autodesk AppSource platform. AutoCAD 2010 was free in 2011 as a student edition, but was later made a paid product.
In 2013, AutoCAD brought AutoCAD LT, a version for the creation of architectural and engineering drawings, free to any new users of a personal or business license. This version of the software is lighter and slower than other versions, but is still suitable for personal projects.
AutoCAD has a strong development community, with support and resources for both in-house users and third-party developers. This support community includes an online help forum, as well as a large variety of AutoCAD-related software from AutoCAD plug-ins to specialized CAD tools.
Autodesk Exchange Apps
Autodesk Exchange Apps are a set of tools for sharing work in AutoCAD, drawing and drafting work into a web service for collaboration and review. Exchange Apps are Adobe Acrobat, Dropbox, Google Drive, or Zapier integration. For example, Dropbox is integrated so that drawings are stored in the cloud (Dropbox) and shared between collaborators.
AutoCAD received a “World Class” rating in the fourth annual Most Valuable Professional (MVP) survey sponsored by Computerworld, CIO, and Computerworld magazine in 2009.
In 2010, the CAD engineering team at the University of Nebraska, Omaha won a Technical Excellence award for their applications and workflows used to support engineering software in the classroom and in the field. The team, which was made up of seven Ph.D. students and one principal engineer, won the 2009 and 2010 awards for the development of AutoCAD.
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When the authorization window opens, click “OK”.
Click on the “Start” button on the main screen and wait for Autocad to do its thing.
Read the next steps.
Now that Autocad is ready to go, and you are logged in, you can begin creating a project.
Create a new project
While in the Autocad desktop, go to File, New.
A dialog box should appear.
Click “Navigation Drawing”.
Autocad will save this project with the name “navigation” in the “My Favorites” folder.
The navigation project will now be displayed on the main menu.
You can now create an elevation model.
First you need to create a new drawing.
Click on the “Drawing” tab on the top bar.
In the drawing area, click on the “Start” button, and select “New”.
This will prompt you to “Select an application” — select “Navigation”.
This is the way you create a new drawing.
Next, let’s create the elevation model.
On the main menu, click on the “Modeling” tab.
In the modeling area, click on the “Create” tab.
A window should appear, which should be titled “Create Scanned Elevation Model”.
Now, you can import the elevation model file that you downloaded earlier.
In the menu bar on the left side of the screen, click on the “File” tab.
In the “Open” window, select the file you downloaded, and click on “Open”.
Autocad will now import this elevation model file into your drawing, and you will be able to see the elevation data.
You can check the elevation model on the main menu.
The elevation model will be displayed as a regular line, and you can change the size of the line by double clicking on the line.
The line will then be resized to the desired size.
You can use the scale bar to scale the line.
To set the location of the line, click on the red arrow, and drag it to the desired location.
To snap the line to the desired locations, click on the green arrow.
The green arrow will turn to red, and when it is red, click on the green arrow
Improve your productivity with a new AutoCAD command for importing changes from printed pages. Make a quick correction to your drawing with Markup Assist, and automatically send the new drawing with the changes to your mailbox. (video: 9:32 min.)
The Markup Assist window with AutoCAD 2023. (video: 9:32 min.)
New Team Performance Options:
Teams can collaborate on tasks with new performance options. Manage groups of users to accelerate and de-escalate file sharing permissions and sharing enforcement. Set time limits on shared files to make sure a team member doesn’t try to edit a shared file while others are still working on it.
Share Design Center Projects with your Team:
Team members can work together to edit projects in the Design Center. Share the project by selecting the shared drawing for the project and inviting teammates to collaborate. (video: 2:02 min.)
Team members can work together to edit projects in the Design Center. Share the project by selecting the shared drawing for the project and inviting teammates to collaborate. (video: 2:02 min.) Accessibility improvements in the Design Center and Project Management Center:
Accessibility options for colorblind users and for users with low vision.
Create, edit, and view Drafts, Tasks, and Journals by selecting the “View” menu and selecting a drawing type. (video: 4:32 min.)
Accessibility options for colorblind users and for users with low vision. Create, edit, and view Drafts, Tasks, and Journals by selecting the “View” menu and selecting a drawing type. (video: 4:32 min.) Dynamic workspace:
When you draw, your current set of active settings are stored as a set of variables. When you close and reopen the drawing, your previous set of active settings are applied and the drawing is automatically ready to work as before.
When you draw, your current set of active settings are stored as a set of variables. When you close and reopen the drawing, your previous set of active settings are applied and the drawing is automatically ready to work as before. Variables support:
Extend a variable with a set of new values. Evaluate a new set of data to change the variable values. View variable values at the command line.
Extend a variable with a set of new values. Evaluate a new set of data to
OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
Processor: 2 GHz or faster Dual core CPU
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: DirectX 10, NVIDIA 940MX or better, ATI Radeon HD 2600 or better, or Intel HD Graphics
Storage: 4 GB available space
Other: 1024×768 display resolution
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