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.
Today, AutoCAD is used for both creating and editing two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) drawings. One of the earliest features in AutoCAD was color. It wasn’t until 1988 that color became available on the Windows platform. It wasn’t until 1990 that color was added to the DOS and Mac platforms. AutoCAD was one of the first CAD applications to include drawing techniques such as polylines and arcs. In the 1990s, AutoCAD introduced raster, vector, and bitmap drawing modes. In the 1980s and early 1990s, AutoCAD was one of the first apps to include a plotter, a feature that used a plotter to draw pictures on paper. AutoCAD was one of the first CAD apps to include a windowed user interface. AutoCAD first introduced dimensions in 1994.
In the early 1990s, AutoCAD introduced shading. In 1994, the first web browser was introduced, and in 1995, the first Windows NT-based PC was released.
AutoCAD has been sold by Autodesk for more than three decades and is used by many corporations and design firms around the world. As of 2015, the product had more than 50 million registered users, as reported by the company. Autodesk has earned more than $10 billion from AutoCAD.
The history of AutoCAD goes back to the 1980s, when engineers at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) developed what they called PARC Sketchpad. Its creation followed a request from Xerox CEO Paul Basset, who told the researchers that he was looking for a tool that could serve as a place for employees to brainstorm and collaborate. Sketchpad was delivered to PARC in December 1982. Sketchpad’s user interface (UI) was designed by Daniel J. Denis and Tom C. Sabelhaus, and its development was led by Bob Simson, who had earlier co-developed the first display tool in what later became the well-known “Macintosh toolbox.”
Denis, who was then working at PARC and is now a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, said in a 1982 interview:
“We wanted to make an interactive graphic user interface for tools. The Mac toolbox and the machine translation project were part of it. The real goal was to create a tool that looked
In the 1990s, Autodesk entered the CAD market with applications for the Windows 3.1 operating system, including AutoCAD, Inventor, and Plant 3D. Later in the 1990s, Autodesk made the full transition to the Windows operating system, and released AutoCAD LT (now AutoCAD Architecture) as their entry-level product. AutoCAD Architecture 3D, released in 2001, was the first version of Autodesk’s architecture software released under the AutoCAD brand.
The first versions of AutoCAD, released in 1982, were available for the XDS-80 and XDS-100 computers. Later AutoCAD versions were available for the Apple Macintosh (1986), the IBM PC (1987), the Macintosh II (1988) and the IBM PC/AT (1989). In the late 1980s, Mac OS System 7 added support for AutoCAD, and the Windows 3.1 operating system added support in 1990. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, AutoCAD for Windows was the predominant version of AutoCAD on the market.
There are about 85 languages in which the software can be installed, including: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Thai, Ukrainian, Ukrainian Greek, Swedish and Turkish.
AutoCAD employs 100,000 people, and is used in a wide range of industries. Its estimated sales for 2016 were over $8.45 billion.
AutoCAD was created by Autodesk. Its development was led by engineers from Industrial Light and Magic, who had worked on George Lucas’ Star Wars movies.
AutoCAD version 1 was released on April 23, 1982 for XDS-80 and XDS-100 computers, with a total of 70,000 sold copies by May 1983.
AutoCAD version 2 was released in 1985 for the Apple Macintosh, and the IBM PC. Its tagline was “Everything is a plan.”
AutoCAD version 3 was released in 1988 for the Apple Macintosh and the IBM PC. Its tagline was “Draw the way you think.”
AutoCAD version 4 was released in 1989 for the Apple Macintosh and the IBM PC, and included a new windowing system. Its tagline was “See it how you draw it.”
AutoCAD version 5 was
From the menu go to Preferences/options.
Click on Services tab on the left side.
Click on the checkbox that says Autocad USB Mode.
Click on Activate option on the right.
Click on OK.
You can now use Autocad on your computer using Autocad USB Mode.
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Category:Learning management systemsDuring a visit to Tehran this past weekend, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, having given a speech on Iran’s nuclear energy program, posed for photos and made statements about the country. One Iranian news outlet asked to which government the photo of Merkel holding hands with President Hassan Rouhani belongs.
In the photo, which was first published on Rouhani’s Twitter account, the German chancellor is pictured with
The drawing of the child in the accompanying photo was included in this drawing, which I marked up using some features I’m experimenting with:
Updates to existing features
The ability to import and/or export markings created in AutoCAD from another application, such as Microsoft PowerPoint (which the Office 2019 interface can also import and export to). (video: 1:15 min.)
Highlight and Outline from Drawing Objects in Your Model:
No longer available as an add-on. (video: 1:05 min.)
Drawing Objects: Added a new option to change which drawing objects are highlighted and outlined when you choose Drawing Object Styles.
Added the ability to track dimension lines and dimension symbols in your model while you’re editing them.
Layer-based Drawing and Printing and Scaling:
Design changes will now be coordinated between all instances of AutoCAD, regardless of what instance is current or selected. When you return to your work from a break or a co-worker’s session, you’ll find your designs have been updated and all instances of AutoCAD are automatically aware of the changes. (video: 1:44 min.)
No longer available as an add-on.
Enable or disable a user-definable toolbar from the Customize User Interface dialog box.
Reduced startup time of new drawings.
Better Compatibility with Other Applications:
The ability to open and save drawings from other applications, such as Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, and vice versa.
Autodesk works closely with the Open Design Alliance to protect the creative freedom of our customers through the use of open standards for their intellectual property, and we recently joined the organization.
Other changes include the following:
Note: This article is based on the AutoCAD 2020 release version that was current at the time of publication. For information about the changes to AutoCAD when updating from 2020 to 2023, see the CADnotes article on AutoCAD 2020.
Markup Import and Markup Assist
Drawing objects become the face of your design. Markings, annotations, and comments can add significant value to your work, but they can be difficult to import into drawings when you want to send them to a colleague
OS: Windows 7 or later, Mac OS X 10.9 or later
CPU: Intel i3-3225 3.2GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 945
GPU: Nvidia GT 640 1GB or ATI Radeon HD 5750 or better
Memory: 4GB RAM
Hard Disk: 10GB space
OS: Windows 8 or later, Mac OS X 10.10 or later
CPU: Intel i5-4210 3.3GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.