AutoCAD supports layers, feature-based drawing, arc tools, Boolean operations, block-based drawing, bounding box dimensions, command editing, 3D modeling, converting between units, door and window modes, drawing grips, dynamic-input tools, drawing templates, encoders, extents, event-based scripting, form-based drawing, filters, fillets, fills, footer and header, groups, halftone images, holes, image blending, intersections, joins, layers, layers views, levels, model space, move, mirroring, new drawing tools, object-based drawing, parametric drawing, pen tools, polylines, polygonal surfaces, pressure-sensitive pens, profiles, rectangles, reflect, retract, registration, raster images, rulers, styles, symbology, text boxes, text styles, trigonometric functions, transforms, warping, and windows. It also supports AutoCAD DWG and DXF file formats for later releases, and supports native DWG and DXF file format import.
It has a compatible database technology, 2D and 3D graphing technology, custom user-defined objects, and many other tools.
Design tools are used for creating 2D and 3D graphic models of objects, plants and buildings. The design tools include tools for drawing geometric shapes, shapes such as circles, circles and arcs, rectangles, arrows, curves, circles, lines, and splines, 2D and 3D shapes.
The graphical model can include objects made of parts, such as objects composed of polygons, surfaces, and edges. The objects can be composed of groups.
AutoCAD is used to prepare electrical schematics, mechanical schematics, floor plans, plans for architecture, building plans, 3D drawings, computer-aided drafting, 2D drawings, charts and maps, website building, process schematics, documentation, and presentation graphics. It is the second-most-used CAD software worldwide, after MicroStation, and second only to the PDM market leader, Bentley MicroStation, in the world. According to a 2016 study by Statista, AutoCAD is used by 4.6% of professionals and 3.8% of people who do not consider themselves professional.
History [ edit ]
AutoCAD started as a program called CADD (Computer-Aided Design and Drafting), initially for the DEC PDP-10 line of computers in 1976. The
Automation of editing work: Many authors have created software and hardware plugins for AutoCAD. These are both inexpensive and easy to use. A variety of automation plugins for AutoCAD are available, such as: AutoCAD Visualizer from VectorWorks, from which it is possible to simulate all the commands that are used by the user.
There are a number of plug-ins to assist in the process of drafting, design and manufacturing that can assist CAD users with more specific tasks. Some of the more popular are shown below:
NetDraft Plus from Netrion (automatically fills dimensions)
AutoCAD Alliance Drafting Software (automatically solves 3D drawings)
TeamCAD from Creo is a project management application integrated with the drafting software AutoCAD
Despite the ability to generate and edit drawings in a variety of formats, the overwhelming majority of drawing in the industry is still in the form of a 2D image in the form of a “drawing”. Users generate diagrams by specifying points and lines.
While the starting point of any CAD program is the command, AutoCAD allows for the ability to access and manipulate objects via a number of mechanisms. For example, the use of a pointing device in conjunction with a mouse enables users to click on objects, activate them and manipulate them. A simple gesture can be used to snap a point to the center of a circle to create a circle, or to connect multiple edges to an edge to create a polyline.
AutoCAD offers the ability to import and export geometric data, such as points, lines, arcs, and circles. These geometric objects can be used to create contours, spline curves, and drill holes.
The transformation ability of AutoCAD is used to create complex drawings that are far more representative of real-world data. These commands are based on a mathematical transformation of the coordinate system: rotation, translation, scaling and perspective. These coordinate transformations, and their parameters, are as follows:
Axis, X, Y, and Z rotation.
X, Y, and Z translation.
Perspective parameters, field of view (FOV), near and far.
There are a number of commands that operate on the overall appearance of an AutoCAD drawing. These include the ability to change the style of the shading, change the color of an object, change the direction of the text, change the alignment of objects and change the color of the text.
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May 2019 update
In version 2019, Autocad have added a new features:
– New shape library:
– Scaled Buildings
– Height Deformation
– New block selection:
– Quadratic block (creates a true square on the surface)
– Taper block (approximates the shape of the arc)
– Sweep block (creates an arc that passes between two points)
– Support for Inscape
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Change your drawing from the drawing session to the editing session. AutoCAD will open the new drawing and all your changes are displayed.
Send questions, and check your answers, directly to your drawings. Share your drawings with users on the cloud, with sharing access, without additional software installation.
Newly added objects are now visible. Customize existing objects to see them in the drawing’s Properties palette.
Use the Camera Cube to visually identify an orientation to a horizontal or vertical direction, even when the ground is tilted.
Auto-complete common commands. Quickly run commands like insertion, projection, and snapping.
Organize your drawing with a new tree view, and create and navigate to a new library.
Tabs: All browser tabs are now open simultaneously, with the ability to add, edit and view files in each tab.
Tabs now have a window-like design. For example, you can close or hide multiple browser windows with one click.
Use a Search box instead of typing commands.
New drop-down menus for selecting objects and filtering views.
Instant returns to the previous view of the drawing or the command history, even from a sub-view.
Quick multi-selection for editing and drawing with the drawing’s objects.
Reduce the number of drawing objects in the drawing’s Properties palette.
Experimental new multi-selection navigation for the drawing’s objects.
Spell check text files. Use the keyboard shortcut CTRL+1 and select a word in the text editor.
Open formatted text files in a new window.
Replace instances of “#N/A” in a drawing with the amount in thousands.
Text object properties have been improved, with greater flexibility and options.
Two new tools – Text Conversion and Auto-Configured Text – for creating new text objects, and adding default text to your drawings.
Find and Replace:
Improved search and replace tool. More options, such as adding tabs to existing result windows.
Customize search and replace dialogs with more controls, such as buttons to exclude or include certain characters or text files.
Added a new Find and Replace button to the Font panel for easier access to this functionality.
OS: Windows Vista
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: Pixel Shader 3.0 with WDDM driver
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.66 GHz or AMD Phenom X2
Memory: 2 GB RAM
12 GB available hard drive space
OS: Windows XP