A Typical CAD Architecture
In addition to drawing, AutoCAD Activation Code features sophisticated engineering tools, digital drafting, editing, DWG viewer, layer manager, other supporting commands and their utilities, as well as many add-on tools.
These tools are collectively called Drafting Features. CAD Workflows and functionalities are provided via:
The Drafting Features
Viewing DWG Files
Viewing/Editing DWG Files
Dimensions and/or text in an object
Mechanical and Electrical
Creating Polylines and Polygons
Creating and Editing Polygons
Creating B-Rep Models
Creating B-Rep Models
Spheres, Spheroid and Cylinders
Polylines and Polygons
Appearance and Reference
Placing Objects on Grids
Advanced Options and System Preferences
Using Drafting Features
1. The Drafting Features are based on Object Feature Modules.
2. Each Feature Module corresponds to a drawing object of an AutoCAD drawing, and displays a set of Drafting Features specific to that object.
3. Each Feature Module includes specific tools for its corresponding object. The following Figure 3.1 provides a detailed view of each of these modules with a description of their tools.
Figure 3.1. AutoCAD Drafting Features Modules.
Drafting Features (in order of appearance)
1. Arch Symbol Manager
12. Selection Area
One of AutoCAD’s strengths is its ability to produce professional and quality (auto)graphs, including drawings with variable (raster) graphics. Since 1990, AutoCAD has supported external scripting languages (macros, Visual LISP, AutoLISP, Visual Basic, VBScript and.NET) that can be used to add and modify (auto)graphics objects.
AutoCAD can recognize and store dozens of variables for use in the name and text of a drawing object, such as: number of days in a year, unit of length, angle between two points, percent of a length, and others.
AutoCAD’s powerful forms feature allows users to make a blank sheet, add text, dimension, views, create viewsports and plot values for many different purposes, including:
Ploting to create a graphic representation of a dimension
Plotting for documentation and other purposes
Gridding for representing a sheet of paper
AutoCAD began development in 1983 as a small program written by DWG editors Dennis E. Gilliam and his business partner Geoff Shannon. In 1991, the pair started a company, AutoCAD Inc., and partnered with the HEWLETT-PACKARD Company to develop AutoCAD. AutoCAD is now available for the Microsoft Windows operating system, and is a part of Autodesk. The company is based in Waltham, Massachusetts, in the United States.
AutoCAD has gone through a number of revisions. The first version was released in 1990. The second version, AutoCAD 1992, was released in 1992 and added plotter support, a new database component, and a user-interactive building command. The AutoCAD 1992 Release 1.0 was a critical success. This version was developed by the Cadsoft division of HEWLETT-PACKARD and supported HP Laserjet printers. This was a critical factor in the success of the product. AutoCAD 2000, released in April 2000, introduced a command line interface and a page layout component. The AutoCAD 2000 Release 2.0 also added an XML database and 3D objects. AutoCAD 2001, released in April 2001, introduced modeling objects and parametric drafting. AutoCAD 2002, released in March 2002, was a major revision from AutoCAD 2000, and added parametric dimensioning and
AutoCAD’s high degree of geometrical modeling functionality makes it suitable for many types of projects, even large-scale architectural projects. It can export to DXF, DWG, DGN, UG, IES and IGES and can import from those formats. The ability to edit the object history allows significant revisions to be made to a drawing without losing the ability to revert to any previous state. AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT also support many of the native DXF and DGN extensions such as linear bodies and splines. AutoCAD’s Grasshopper 3D modeling feature allows highly accurate 3D model rendering of buildings, bridges, and other similar structures.
AutoCAD also includes many intelligent features for drafting and architectural design. The program has the capability of opening, editing, and exporting AutoCAD drawings that it has produced as well as importing DXF and DGN files that have been produced by other programs.
Raster and vector graphics
AutoCAD supports the ability to open and save vector and raster files. Vector graphics can be edited in AutoCAD, using a WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) interface or with the ability to use shape objects for editing geometry. Unlike most traditional CAD programs, AutoCAD has the ability to edit line, polyline, spline, and arc types of shapes.
Autodesk Revit is a proprietary 3D BIM and construction management application developed by Autodesk and supported on Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems. As of Revit 2015, Revit supports the use of external applications as well as an integrated Windows 8 and Metro design environment. Revit and AutoCAD are highly compatible. The software is offered as a subscription service for use in the field and requires a perpetual license. Revit 2014 introduced 3D modeling of architectural objects, allowing architects and contractors to design and construct buildings in 3D. Revit 2016 introduced collaboration with AutoCAD in which 3D buildings can be integrated in a 2D design environment.
AutoCAD Architecture, formerly Autodesk Architect, is a platform for construction and building information modeling (BIM) designed to be used by architects and their clients. It is a design platform for:
building design and planning
construction modeling and documentation
collaboration between design and construction professionals
AutoCAD Architecture is compatible with other Autodesk products, such as AutoCAD, Auto
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