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.
AutoCAD stands for “automated CAD,” and it is the standard computer-aided drafting (CAD) software application for drafting and design. The following tutorial explains how to start using AutoCAD in this article. After you have created a new drawing and opened it, you can start typing commands and commands to perform AutoCAD functions. Command icons are shown in the title bar on the bottom left corner of the application window. AutoCAD prompts you to select commands as you type. The commands are in the order you type them. It is good practice to type a command, pause, and then read the list of available commands before selecting a command. Note: AutoCAD may freeze after you open a new drawing. See the notes at the end of this tutorial for steps to follow to avoid a frozen AutoCAD screen. Note: AutoCAD may freeze at the last step of the drawing, if you have not saved the drawing. See the notes at the end of this tutorial for steps to follow to save the drawing and avoid a frozen AutoCAD screen. A brief note on AutoCAD terminology: Command means action or procedure. Control means an operator interface that enables an operator to control the action or procedure. Label means a tag on a component, feature, or other AutoCAD object. Object means an AutoCAD drawing element such as a line, circle, text box, or other drawing element. Note: A drawing element is an element of the drawing that is defined in the drawing. The Tutorial You should have AutoCAD installed. Learn how to install AutoCAD and open a new drawing in the “How to Install and Open a New Drawing” section of this tutorial. This tutorial assumes that you have an AutoCAD version greater than 2010 (AutoCAD X) and that you have successfully completed the tutorial “How to Create a New Drawing in AutoCAD.” 1. Choose File | New to open a new drawing window. 2. In the Drawing Text or Drawing Header Text window, select the title text for the drawing. 3. Click the Text button. 4. Type **Sample Drawing** in the Default Drawing name field. Click OK. 5. In the Drawing Properties window
Also, Autodesk Knowledge Network or Autodesk Data Network can provide a method to update the product. As of 2008, AutoCAD can be downloaded from the Autodesk website for Windows, Mac, Linux or Solaris. An open-source version is also available. Versions Autodesk AutoCAD’s basic editions are: AutoCAD 2002 Standard Edition (AutoCAD 2002 Standard Edition is a stand-alone version of AutoCAD 2002 SE as a patch for AutoCAD 2001 SE) AutoCAD 2002 Architectural (architectural), architectural package, bundled with AutoCAD 2002 Standard AutoCAD 2002 Design (design package), bundled with AutoCAD 2002 Standard AutoCAD 2002 Mechanical (mechanical package), bundled with AutoCAD 2002 Standard AutoCAD 2002 Electrical (electrical package), bundled with AutoCAD 2002 Standard AutoCAD 2002 Structural (structural package), bundled with AutoCAD 2002 Standard AutoCAD 2002 Landscape (landscape package), bundled with AutoCAD 2002 Standard AutoCAD 2002 Civil 3D (civil 3D package), bundled with AutoCAD 2002 Standard AutoCAD 2002 Visual (visual package), bundled with AutoCAD 2002 Standard AutoCAD 2003 Standard Edition (AutoCAD 2003 Standard Edition is a stand-alone version of AutoCAD 2003 SE as a patch for AutoCAD 2002 SE) AutoCAD 2004 Architectural (architectural), bundled with AutoCAD 2004 Standard AutoCAD 2004 Design (design package), bundled with AutoCAD 2004 Standard AutoCAD 2004 Mechanical (mechanical package), bundled with AutoCAD 2004 Standard AutoCAD 2004 Electrical (electrical package), bundled with AutoCAD 2004 Standard AutoCAD 2004 Structural (structural package), bundled with AutoCAD 2004 Standard AutoCAD 2004 Landscape (landscape package), bundled with AutoCAD 2004 Standard AutoCAD 2004 Civil 3D (civil 3D package), bundled with AutoCAD 2004 Standard AutoCAD 2005 Standard Edition (AutoCAD 2005 Standard Edition is a stand-alone version of AutoCAD 2005 SE as a patch for AutoCAD 2004 SE) AutoCAD 2006 Architectural (architectural), bundled with AutoCAD 2006 Standard AutoCAD 2006 Design (design package), bundled with AutoCAD 2006 Standard AutoCAD 2006 3813325f96
Type ‘’archive’’ in the ‘’Active workspace’’ drop-down box. Type ‘’ca.template’’ in the ‘’Active template’’ drop-down box. Click on ‘’Next’’ and the template will be copied. Go to ‘’C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR_USER_NAME\Desktop\Archive folder’’ and open it. Go to ‘’Archive\Archived_templates’’ folder. Type ‘’’’ in the search box. Open the corresponding template. Extract ‘’Autocad_2017_Archive.zip’’ Run ‘’AutoCAD_2017_Archive.bat’’. Launch ‘’AutoCAD_2017_Archive.exe’’. Select ‘’Archive new drawings into A’’. Select ‘’Archive open drawings from a template’’. Select the template you want. Accept the parameters. Click on ‘’Finish’’. Manual installation Go to C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD. Open Autocad. Go to the installation menu. Select ‘’Autocad 2017’’. Select ‘’Home Edition’’. Select ‘’Archive New’’. Click on ‘’Next’’. Select ‘’Archive new drawings into A’’. Select ‘’Archive open drawings from a template’’. Select the template you want. Click on ‘’Finish’’. Share this: Twitter Facebook UPDATE: A woman in her 60s was killed when a semi truck tumbled over a guardrail and fell over an overpass along I-25 on the way to the mountain pass Tuesday afternoon. KCK is an area around 100 miles north of Denver that features steep hills and a lot of small homes in the mountains. Roughly 50 people were evacuated after a semi
Respond to feedback in seconds with Markup Assist. Learn more about how Markup Assist can help you make better decisions, such as stopping design changes when a crucial aspect of the design is correct. (video: 4:32 min.) In addition to the above features, AutoCAD has several new vector-based features: Raster and vector editing Edit vector polygons like raster images. Move, resize, and rotate them easily. Add lines, arches, and other shapes easily. Select the shapes you want to modify. Then use the many options to create even the most complex geometry. (video: 2:28 min.) Get started with manual vector editing. Draw and edit in 3D Build a 3D model for your design on the fly. Design curves and arcs easily. Construct extruded surfaces, and create and edit splines. (video: 3:09 min.) Connect shapes in 3D space and automate AutoCAD commands. You can easily work with 3D objects in 2D drawings. Select a vector or raster shape. Then use commands to convert it into a 3D model. (video: 2:56 min.) Raster graphics editing Raster images can now be edited like vector graphics. Move, resize, and rotate them easily. Add lines, arches, and other shapes easily. Select the shapes you want to modify. Then use the many options to create even the most complex geometry. (video: 2:28 min.) Improvements to the ACIS 2D CAD Engine Improvements to the ACIS 2D CAD Engine AutoCAD enhancements like shape tracing, improved loading, and scaling work in parallel with more efficient use of system resources. New Live Trace Your design is tracked as you make it. Overlaying and trimming shapes is easy, and you can adjust the drawing based on how it is being traced. Start tracing with just a single point. Trace a series of points using guidelines. These two features are already available in AutoCAD, but they are now easier to use. (video: 2:40 min.) AutoCAD now automatically traces a series of guidelines while tracing an object. Organize the tracing window for your convenience. (video: 2:56 min.) AutoCAD now automatically creates groups of tracing windows for the following scenarios:
Minimum: OS: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista CPU: Dual Core CPU, 2GHz or faster RAM: 2GB RAM (minimum) Video: Pixel Shader 2.0, DirectX 11 compatible video card DirectX: Version 11 Recommended: CPU: Quad Core CPU, 3GHz or faster RAM: 4GB RAM (minimum) Video: