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.
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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.
History of AutoCAD
AutoCAD is based on a mainframe computer product Autodesk AutoCAD 1.0 released in 1983. Its ancestor is Autocad Release A 0.10. Autocad Release 1.0 was released in 1984, with Autocad Release 2.0 in 1986, and Autocad Release 3.0 in 1990. The first generation of Autocad software to be sold online, released in 1989, was discontinued in 1996. In October 2010, AutoCAD 2009 (version 2010) was released to general users. In April 2011, AutoCAD 2011 (version 2011) was released to general users. In October 2013, AutoCAD 2013 (version 2013) was released to general users.
In 2017, AutoCAD MEP (version 2017) was released to the general public. In December 2017, AutoCAD (version 2018) was released to the general public. In October 2018, AutoCAD LT (version 2018) was released to general users. In November 2019, AutoCAD 2019 (version 2019) was released to the general public.
AutoCAD is a commercial CAD and drafting software that helps architects, engineers and other design professionals create 2D and 3D computer drawings and generate reports. It supports a broad range of 2D and 3D drawing types. It is used by builders, engineers, architects, and many others for architectural design, civil engineering, and mechanical engineering purposes. AutoCAD has come to be synonymous with CAD software, as it was the first commercially available CAD program for a personal computer.
AutoCAD is designed to work within the Windows operating system, and can run on computers using the DOS operating system, as well as on Macintosh computers running macOS. It supports macOS as well. AutoCAD is a standalone app; it does not need to be run in a Microsoft Windows environment. In 2017, AutoCAD was used in more than 30 million home and business projects in over 150 countries. Since version 2012, AutoCAD is fully compatible with AutoLISP, which means you can add custom blocks and create macros with AutoLISP.
AutoCAD 2018, released in November 2019, offers a number of new design tools and enhancements, including:
An updated 2D drafting workbench for drafting, 3D modeling and creating 2D drawings.
The ability to create fillets, and more angles, dimensions, and text
Although primarily created as a technical drawing tool, the B Programming Language was designed to be a general purpose high-level language. Originally released in 1981, it has been supported by many commercial software developers. A number of applications for use with B and related tools have been created since its introduction.
B is a procedural language with many constructs like if, for, while, do, call, apply, and such. In addition, B has modules, with modules acting as a container for procedures, with the exception of modules with no procedures; in such a case, a module is simply a collection of procedures. The B language is similar to Visual Basic and Pascal, but offers a few new features like classes, garbage collection, generics, templates, dynamic binding, and procedure overloading. It also has the ability to run on Windows, Linux and other operating systems.
B has a close relationship with the C programming language, but unlike C, the philosophy behind B is that a higher level of abstraction should be given to the programmer, leaving the programmer in charge of how to control the system. As a result, the B programming language itself is not procedural, but procedural paradigms are widely adopted.
B primarily uses method invocation to perform function calls. Function calls are made directly from module names, using either an explicit call or an implied call. B also provides two other syntaxes for function calls. The first is object oriented, allowing user-defined classes to act as virtual functions. The second is the module binding syntax, which uses a special form of a function called a module variable function.
B also supports inheritance, allowing user-defined classes to inherit properties from existing classes.
B provides an alternative method of function binding called a composite function. With a composite function, a procedure or function is stored as a string and can be included in other procedures or functions. Like functions, composite functions can be implemented as either class or module variable functions. A module variable function is a special composite function that refers to itself, either explicitly or implicitly. This allows a module variable function to be passed as an argument to other composite functions or even procedures.
In B, a number of syntactic constructs can be used to control the execution of a program. These include:
Conditional execution – flow control using if, while, and for statements
Control flow – procedures, functions, and modules
Scope of variables – local variables, local function variables, global variables, global module variables, and
There will be a shortcut in the tray, icon of the shape folder.
right click and choose edit the shortcut.
find the following line
and delete the part
Manage your designs easily with markups. Use markups to collect and organize all of the notes, concepts, and information that you use to create your designs. Use markups to make ideas and concepts more accessible for you. Markups automatically become part of your drawings and are always available in the Drawings panel.
Sketch flow and a flexible user interface for drawing tasks
Simplify drawing with an easier-to-use sketch flow and an interface that provides more flexibility for drawing.
Support for dynamic text, including support for bold and italicized text, and text-formatted numbers.
Support for using a ruler to control measurement and guidance in your drawings. You can customize the ruler display and reference lines.
Ability to make drawings on the existing drawing canvas or new shapes.
Ability to lay out drawings into layered views of different kinds, like portfolios.
Use the Charts panel to quickly create and manage project timelines and organizational charts.
Support for animation and scripting with a new scripting interface.
Support for Live Shapes, enabling you to interact with shapes and create other drawings.
Add annotative comments to your drawings, and share your thoughts with others.
Add custom shapes to your design.
Create a drawing with a design surface that is usable on a wide variety of devices, including mobile phones and tablets, and connected devices such as Mac and Windows tablets.
Use the new 2-D engineering ruler to make drawings more precise.
View or reuse the template and customization of your drawing, even if you have previously saved it.
Edit drawings in multiple file formats.
Add a project management interface that enables you to see your designs from the perspective of a project manager.
Use Mac OS X Quick Look to preview images from your file library, and control your app’s display of the preview window.
Integrate data from social networks to enrich your designs.
Design projects in one screen with other designers.
Upgraded Drafting and Drawing Experience:
Shapes and text styles that are easily understood.
New Design application and user interface.
New drawing style, called seamless, that looks great on all devices.
Improved preview experience for the drawing experience.
Shapes and text styles that are easily understood, including easier
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Mac OSX 10.7 / 10.8 / 10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11
Processor: Pentium 4 2.0 GHz or higher
Memory: 512MB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce 8600 GT or ATI Radeon HD 5750 or higher
Hard Disk: 10GB of