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 has been sold worldwide for almost thirty years, and the software continues to evolve and improve. It now includes a wide variety of tools for creating 2D and 3D drawings, animations, and 3D models in a variety of industries, such as architecture, construction, and mechanical engineering. AutoCAD is used by individuals and businesses in many fields, including aerospace, manufacturing, architecture, engineering, manufacturing, and architecture. History The invention of AutoCAD (originally AutoCAD R18, and since then AutoCAD R2012) was born from the need to create better drawings at a much lower cost than the traditional hand-drawn method. Paul Brown, a draftsman at the RandD Engineering Development Company in Santa Clara, California, attended a course on CAD, where he met a man named John Walker who was creating a 2D drafting system he called Drawup. After seeing how successful Drawup was in fulfilling its primary objective to reduce the cost of 2D drafting and manual annotation, Brown approached Walker and began to develop a set of tools that would help people create drawings. Once completed, the first version of AutoCAD (R12) was publicly released on November 7, 1982. The initial release featured only the DWG (drawing) and DGN (net) formats and basic schematic drawing. The first commercial release was in 1983, and by 1985, AutoCAD had reached version 4. The software was available on a wide range of platforms, including the Atari ST, Apple Macintosh and IBM PC XT, through the 80386 processor, the early versions of which were only 64 kB in size. Since 1985, AutoCAD has undergone many advancements and redesigns. Today, there are multiple platforms that support AutoCAD: Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. In addition, there are versions of AutoCAD available as mobile apps (on iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile) and as a web-based app. A comparison chart of some of the major releases of AutoCAD is included below: Release date Approximate file size Main commands Migrate from 10.2 AutoCAD R10, AutoCAD 2002 64 kB for PC up to PCR20 AutoCAD R18R10, AutoCAD R2012 64 kB for PC up to PCR20 AutoCAD R2012 64 kB for laptop up to LWT, PCR30 AutoCAD R2014 64
AutoLISP This is an ANSI Common Lisp compatible extension of AutoCAD. The AutoLISP compiler is called the AutoLISP/CLI and is available to Windows and Linux users. AutoLISP/CLI supports some lisp features and is a good, low cost, example for learning lisp programming. AutoLISP/CLI can be accessed as a regular CLI using AutoLISP/CLI-x86. AutoLISP/CLI is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. AutoLISP/CLI-x86 is available in both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions. AutoLISP/CLI-x86 is a regular old AutoCAD, but with the AutoLISP/CLI compatibility interface. AutoLISP/CLI supports the following languages: AutoLISP, AutoLISP/CLI, AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Script. AutoLISP/CLI supports the following basic lisp structures: hash, list, vector, struct, record, symbol. Visual LISP Visual LISP is also an extension of AutoCAD that allows direct creation and editing of AutoCAD drawings in Visual Basic or Visual C++. The extensibility is based on extensions or templates, which can be placed inside a drawing to create an application or a macro. VBA Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is a scripting language that uses Visual Basic as a programming language and allows the user to automate tasks. VBA is used in combination with the Visual Basic for Applications Extensibility Pack (VBE Pack). It is the scripting language in AutoCAD for extending AutoCAD with user-defined functions. The VBA language is quite different from the Macro language. C C is a procedural language with structured programming syntax and is used to automate tasks. For example, C++ is an object-oriented language, but VBA is not. A macro is a “macro” or a “macro-like” (VBA) function in AutoCAD that is compiled into the graphic drawing. A macro can be written in C, C++, VB or AutoLISP. A graphical user interface (GUI) macro is a macro that requires that the AutoCAD drawing is opened with a graphical af5dca3d97
Select the NewUser Wizard from the File menu. Click Next. On the next screen, the New User wizard has a window that contains the following options: My name. The first user name. The computer name. The operating system The account type The administrator account You can also create a new user by using the file menu. Select the Add New User or Add New User with File Wizard option from the file menu. If you do not want to create a new user, select the Next button. If you select the Create an Administrator Account option, the NewUserWizard will allow you to create a new administrator user. Select the Next button to continue. This screen shows the following information: New user name. The location of the new user account. User name of the current user. The location of the new user account. If you choose the Add New User option, you will be prompted for a password and a new user account name for the user. If you select the Change User Account for All Users option, the user account name for all users on the computer will be changed. If you have a separate user account for each application, you can set up each application to use a specific user account. If you select the Add New User with File Wizard option, you will be prompted to create a new user account for the user. Select the Next button to continue. On the next screen, you will be prompted for the following information: User name of the new user. The new user account will be a member of the domain that you selected when you started the NewUser Wizard. If you select the First User option, a new user will be created with the first name and last name that you specified. If you select the First User With File Wizard option, a new user will be created with the first name and last name that you specified. If you select the Create a New User Account option, you will be prompted to specify a username and password for the new user account. Select the Next button to continue. On the next screen, select the appropriate radio button and answer the question. If you select the Domain from the previous screen, you will be prompted to select a domain. If you select the Administrator
AutoLayout: Use the AutoLayout ribbon commands to define a specific mechanical layout for a product. 2D and 3D Prototyping: Create custom designs, incorporate a computer-aided design (CAD) model, and generate a prototype for further development. Augmented Reality (AR): Use AR features to create workflows that integrate drawings, images, and 3D models for enhanced, augmented reality experiences. Multidimensional Databases: Re-work, refine, and revise complex multidimensional (MDD) database designs and schemas. Architecture and Engineering: Make 3D models and drawings of all aspects of a building. Add 3D models to a project and create a floor plan, elevations, section views, axonometric projections, and more. Revit Architecture: Create highly realistic, detailed 3D models, add architectural and engineering content to designs, and simulate the effects of a project on the environment. Navigation & Viewport: When you are viewing the work that you created in an earlier drawing, toggle between all views in a drawing. (video: 1:30 min.) Advanced Screenshot Functionality: Capture and attach screenshots and active window previews of other drawings, share screenshots, and synchronize the view to other drawings. Lock Viewport with Spacebar: Use the Spacebar button to lock or unlock the viewport to protect the drawing view. (video: 1:00 min.) Draw a Custom Template: Draw a template that you can use to draw frequently used objects or components. Collaboration, Quality, and Performance: Work asynchronously, share files, communicate, work with CAD models, and operate efficiently. (video: 1:05 min.) Graphics Profiles: Explore and use graphics profiling to efficiently create, preview, and render images, scenes, and drawings. Content-Aware Features: Create and edit any content, such as text, graphics, and images, in your designs without additional commands. (video: 1:25 min.) Marking, Orientation, and Matching: Quickly link to another drawing or insert content in an existing drawing, by using line, arc, circle, arc, polyline, polygon
Intel i3 or better 4GB RAM Windows 7 SP1 or better NVIDIA GTX 660 with 2GB DirectX 11 Compatible Video Card 20GB Hard Disk space 20GB Hard Disk space Additional Notes: 30 fps is achieved on average with 1024×768 and 16xAF. 800×600 and 8xAF are recommended for best performance. High-end computers can run the game at 1680×1050 and 24xAF without problem,