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. To end with 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.
With Autodesk’s free AutoCAD LT (or “AutoCAD Lite”) app you can create wireframes, architectural models, technical plans, and construction drawings. AutoCAD LT does not have any of the advanced features found in AutoCAD, but is free and is optimized for mobile, tablet, and even embedded systems. You can download AutoCAD LT from the Autodesk website. If you want to build AutoCAD, you can sign up for an Autodesk subscription and purchase a version of AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT. A yearly subscription of AutoCAD Professional costs $1,600; for AutoCAD LT Professional the subscription is $500. AutoCAD includes Autodesk Navisworks; as an additional subscription you can get Autodesk Navisworks Architectural for $600. AutoCAD LT is available for $1,500 per year. Autodesk AutoCAD is a cross-platform, 2D CAD application developed by Autodesk Inc. It runs on many computers and mobile devices. The software was designed to work as a graphic editor, but as a 2D CAD program, it also supports drafting, and plotting, and shape design work. AutoCAD is one of the most widely used 3D CAD software in the world. It was originally released in 1982 as Autocad for the Apple II. In 1995, the first version of AutoCAD that could run on the Windows 3.1 OS was released. With each new version, AutoCAD has evolved and expanded. Its predecessor, AutoCAD LT (short for Autodesk AutoCAD Light Tool), first appeared in 1998. The computer system needed to run AutoCAD is very complex. To run AutoCAD, a Microsoft Windows-based system is required. AutoCAD requires a video card with a minimum resolution of 800×600 pixels. Also, in its current form AutoCAD is only compatible with Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and Windows Server 2012, and later. AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT have built-in connectivity to the Internet and email, and they can import and export files using the native file format, which is Autodesk DWG (Adobe DXF). Autodesk has developed many other software tools using AutoCAD. Examples include AutoCAD for Architectural Design, Auto
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DesignSpace help: Now you can add AutoCAD Help easily to your new or existing drawings. Preview the help content in the new DesignSpace Help tab (documentation not available in AutoCAD LT). Graphics tab: New over-the-air rendering system for graphics including new rendering effects such as materials. New options to adjust color, lighting, and shading for 3D graphics in your drawings. Kinematics panel: Add the new Kinematics panel to the graphic workspace. The kinematics panel makes it easier to manage and visualize kinematic constraints. Set them as stand-alone entities that aren’t part of the original model. Markers panel: The Markers panel gives you more information about the geometry in your drawing. Better and more accurate visualizations of the geometry such as extruded surfaces. Revit and xCAD: Use the same level of AutoCAD functionality and workflows in Autodesk’s other product, Revit. 3D Viewer: See the 3D model in any view of your drawing, whether it’s from the 2D display or your 3D sketch window. 3D editor: Easily draw any geometry in 3D using the powerful new 3D modeling tools. 2D drafting and editing: Draw and edit 2D geometry in 2D using all of the 2D tools you’re used to. Easily manipulate the 2D geometry in your drawings using the familiar selection, view, and snap tools. 2D drafting and editing: Draw and edit 2D geometry in 2D using all of the 2D tools you’re used to. Easily manipulate the 2D geometry in your drawings using the familiar selection, view, and snap tools. 3D workspace: New 3D modeling tool. Model your geometry and view it in your 3D sketch window. Creating objects in 2D: Draw and manipulate 2D geometry with the familiar 2D editing tools. Revit and xCAD: Use the same level of AutoCAD functionality and workflows in Autodesk’s other product, Revit. Revit and xCAD:
Minimum: OS: Windows Vista 64-bit (Windows 7 64-bit is recommended). CPU: Intel Core i3 @ 2.4 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 @ 2.8 GHz or better. Memory: 2 GB RAM is recommended. Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible graphics card. DirectX: Version 9.0 or later. Storage: 700 MB available space. Additional Notes: The Windows Installer (msiexec.exe) requires you to have administrative rights in order