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AutoCAD versions are numbered according to their release date. The latest version is AutoCAD 2017 (formerly 2016).
Each version of AutoCAD is officially supported for use by Autodesk employees, and requires a separate license to run for non-employees. Early versions were only available for use on mainframe computers and were relatively expensive.
In the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, Autodesk continued to release new features and substantial improvements to the product.
In 2009, Autodesk purchased the assets of the legal drafting and design software market leader and competition—Dwight. In 2010, Autodesk was acquired by the Japanese multinational industrial design company, Hitachi.
Approach to the drawing
In the AutoCAD user interface, the main window shows a three-dimensional view of the drawing, an area view of the drawing, and various tool palettes or menus for moving, rotating, and otherwise working with objects in the drawing.
Tool palettes or menus are grouped into tabs or windows on the left side of the main window. Tabbed windows contain tool palettes which allow a single type of tool to be selected at any time, while non-tabbed windows contain the various tool palettes required for a drawing. The windows for the various tool palettes, are not accessible unless a drawing is open.
Creating a drawing in AutoCAD is easy, as most steps are done using the mouse.
The steps involved in creating a drawing
Use the New Drawing button on the main window to create a new drawing.
Use the File menu to open an existing drawing in the main window.
Use the Run command to open a drawing for editing.
Create a new page by selecting the New Page option from the Windows menu. The New Page dialog box is shown below.
Use the options on the top of the dialog box to select a paper size (or a range of sizes), and to set the height and width of the new page.
Use the Page Setup or Page Properties dialog box to set additional page properties.
Use the new page buttons on the dialog box to add additional pages or to change the current page. The pages can be added by dragging and dropping the page in the Document window. The pages can be edited by using the properties of the currently selected page.
To close the New Page dialog box, click on OK.
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AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT have their roots in the Release 1 version of MicroStation. MicroStation Release 1.0 was released in October 1980 as a graphical-oriented database, graphically based on the concept of a “window-and-graphical database”. The Release 1.0 version of MicroStation had no version number and had little graphical capability, primarily managing an IBM System/370 mainframe running the MVS operating system. It was primarily intended to be a front-end for (customized) IBM DB2 database files.
Release 2 of MicroStation was the first graphical-oriented database. Release 2 was “designed to be a stand-alone window-based data base manager, for use on either a standalone workstation or a mainframe”. Released in February 1981, it had version number 2.1 and it included a graphical user interface (GUI) and a “window manager”. Release 2.1, which incorporated the GUI and window manager, was “designed to be used by individuals for their own personal use, or for small organizations needing a basic data base management system”.
Release 3 of MicroStation was the first version which could be run on the IBM PC. Release 3.1 (December 1981) was designed for the IBM PC, it included the user interface, window manager, DB2 support, and other enhancements, and it was used in the mid-1980s by companies that had one or more IBM PC owners. It also saw widespread use in the 1990s and 2000s by users of Microsoft Windows and Macintosh OS computers. MicroStation Release 3.1 was also one of the first commercial products to support input of computer-based graphics and 3D CAD and architectural CAD data.
Release 3.1 introduced “pre-drawn drawings”, which became widely used for architectural design work. This was important for those who did not have the time or inclination to draw their own. Another major change in Release 3.1 was the introduction of an open architecture, for enhanced sharing of data and documents. This was achieved by the introduction of a standard format for data exchange: DXF (Drawing Exchange Format). In 1987, MicroStation Release 3.5 was introduced. It was the first release to support the creation of an assembly-of-parts or “assembly” file, which is similar to a project file, and the auto-generated assembly. MicroStation Release 3.5 allowed designers to develop workflows that included assembling a part or product from
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How to use the generated keys
Start Autodesk Design Review 2018:
1. Click File > New > Project.
2. Click Other > Enter a name for the new project. (Examples include:
What’s New in the AutoCAD?
Use the Markup Assistant to easily import markup and comments from paper drawings. (video: 1:29 min.)
Automatically apply properties of imported layers to the current drawing. You can now transfer layer styles and data properties across imported objects. (video: 1:50 min.)
Add text and line attributes to imported CAD drawings. Draw text and a line over a reference in an imported drawing, or draw a line over a line in an imported drawing. (video: 2:13 min.)
Create and apply customized annotations to CAD drawings using a text annotation tool. (video: 2:26 min.)
Quickly edit imported shapes, curves, and text. Edit an imported shape, circle, polyline, spline, freeform, text, or path in the current drawing using autoshapes. (video: 1:53 min.)
Use Applying on Drawings. Use Applying on Drawings to automate drawing tasks, such as adding objects to the current drawing, moving objects, and generating a “Created” or “Automatically Inserted” property. (video: 1:53 min.)
Create new layers with no additional steps. Create a new layer, or create new properties on a drawing by simply copying or pasting an existing layer or property. (video: 1:50 min.)
Draw CAD drawings on mobile devices and tablets. Enable mobile and tablet access to the AutoCAD mobile apps and use the mobile apps for drawings and data input. (video: 1:41 min.)
Customize toolbars and menus. You can now customize toolbars and menus using Applying on Drawings, Apply on Demand, or using a tool’s.INI file. (video: 2:18 min.)
You can now use.INI files to configure toolbars and menus. (video: 2:08 min.)
Work with text directly from images. You can now use text from existing images to create text objects and text styles. (video: 1:42 min.)
Create new styles from existing data. You can now use existing data or data from attached files to create styles or apply data using Apply on Demand. (video: 1:57 min.)
Import and use geographic coordinate systems. Add geographic coordinates to a line, polyline, or spline object, and display it on a map. (video: 1
System Requirements For AutoCAD:
OS: XP, Vista, 7, 8, or later
CPU: 1.8 GHz Dual-Core processor or faster
Memory: 1GB RAM (XP) or 2GB RAM (Vista/7) or faster
Hard Drive: 10GB free space
Graphics: At least 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 6xxx series or ATI Radeon HD 2600 or newer
DirectX: Version 9.0c
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