AutoCAD began as a drafting program, in which users created two-dimensional (2D) drawings and three-dimensional (3D) models of buildings, automobiles, and other structures. In its early years, users could draw straight lines with a pencil and later drew circular arcs, but had limited ability to use a mouse.
AutoCAD was used primarily by engineers, architects, and other professionals in many different industries, including construction, architecture, manufacturing, and engineering. In 2010, some 22.7 million AutoCAD users were in 110 countries. By 2013, AutoCAD had an estimated 12.8 million users in over 180 countries. AutoCAD and its related products are sold through the Autodesk application store.
History [ edit ]
AutoCAD’s first product was the small Portable Computer System (PCS) — a desktop unit with a 300-kilobyte (KB) hard drive, built around a Texas Instruments TI-99/4A personal computer. PCS and its successors were marketed from 1982 to 1991, when it was replaced by AutoCAD.
Figure 1: AutoCAD’s early iteration, the PCS; the TI-99/4A was the basis for many Autodesk programs. Source: Adapted from an image from a 1996 archive.
AutoCAD 1.0 (1981) [ edit ]
In December 1982, Autodesk released AutoCAD for the PC, which became a commercial success. It had 2D drafting capabilities and 2D and 3D computer-aided design (CAD) features, including architectural, civil, landscape, mechanical, and other software.
AutoCAD 1.0 for Windows 1 was the first release for Windows. The original Windows application was 16 KB and ran on a 90MHz Motorola 6800XL CPU.
AutoCAD 1.1 (1983) [ edit ]
In March 1983, AutoCAD 1.1 for Windows 1 was released. It improved the drawing area, added a 3D-aided drafting feature, created a user dictionary, and added the ability to scale drawings.
AutoCAD 1.1 for Windows 2 was released in October 1983. It added a drag-and-drop file-open option, a screen magnifier, 2D and 3D features, such as plans, sections, and wireframes, and a hidden menu system.
Autodesk Revit was Autodesk’s 3D modeling package which was released in 2008 and was originally produced by Corel. This product is only available on a subscription model.
Autodesk’s 3D Warehouse is a cloud-based repository for electronic models that can be reused. It allows sharing and updating of 3D models. Autodesk also have a V-Ray package available for 3D modeling.
Autodesk Knowledge Forge is Autodesk’s 3D Data Asset management and user experience suite of tools.
On May 3, 2011, Autodesk announced that Inventor, its discontinued 3D CAD/CAM software, would be discontinued on December 31, 2011. The company has already dropped Inventor support for Windows Vista. The OS X version of the product is now also being discontinued. On January 26, 2012 Autodesk announced that Inventor V9, the successor to Inventor 8 and Inventor R9, will be released for free on May 23, 2012, and will be available for users of the former versions of Inventor. It is possible to continue working with Inventor 7 under the old license, until the December 31, 2012 support deadline, as well.
Autodesk Fusion 360 and the renamed 3ds Max 2016 have both discontinued their free products, which are, however, still available for a fee on the respective site. The version from 2013 of Fusion 360, a 3D animation and visual effects package, was also discontinued.
The discontinued product Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 is a 3D modelling and animation software package. Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 is a successor to the 3ds Max 2015 and Autodesk 3ds Max 2012. The discontinued Autodesk Maya 2016 is a 3D animation and visual effects package. Autodesk Maya 2016 is a successor to the discontinued Autodesk Maya 2014 and Autodesk Maya 2012.
Autodesk also had discontinued Maya LT, a free tool, which, like Inventor, would only work on Windows XP and Vista (and later).
Autodesk products often come in editions, such as “Professional”, “Creator”, “Student”, “Designer”, “Entry-Level” and so on, with different functionalities for different target markets and price range. As for releasing new products and new functionality, they may release them as separate products or packaged
Go to Add new Item- Keygen.
In Key name field enter your Autocad key and leave any other fields blank.
Click on Create button
Your key will be created and a file named keygen-yourkey will be present on your desktop.
Run the keygen and it will prompt you to enter your license key.
Enter your license key and it will generate your key.
For the sake of completeness, Autodesk’s site makes it really easy to generate a license key if your license is about to expire (and you’d like to have a little bit more time with it).
You can do it using the Autodesk License Manager.
It’s a small, easy to use GUI for generating license keys.
WCF service consumes itself
I have a WCF service that consumes itself. It works great when running it locally, but when I deploy it to a server in the same domain, it won’t connect, and the service log has no entries.
Everything in the service was built in VS2010, and it was deployed via Add Service Reference and svcutil.
I tried running the service under different accounts on the server, and none of them have worked.
I have no idea what to look for in the service log to see if it is actually running on the server.
The app.config file is set up like this:
PDF Import (for the 2017 and 2018 releases):
Update your CAD drawings with updated formatting and graphical information. Convert PDF drawings into AutoCAD drawings with all the formatting information intact, even with annotations. (video: 1:10 min.)
Manual Constrained Placement:
Use a 2D drawing view to show more of a 3D drawing. You can constrain 2D drawing views to the 3D drawing, as if the 2D drawing was actually in a 3D space. (video: 1:25 min.)
Use the red arrow cursor on the ruler to identify the scale and direction. Click to select the scale. Drag to change the scale. (video: 1:15 min.)
Layered Window View:
Display 2D and 3D drawings at the same time. This feature lets you view all views of a drawing at the same time (video: 1:10 min.)
Switch between 2D and 3D views:
With the Switch to 2D View and Switch to 3D View commands, move between 2D and 3D views of drawings. Also, customize the display of 2D and 3D views. (video: 1:35 min.)
Use 2D dimensions on 2D drawings. The 2D Dimensions command allows you to create and edit 2D dimensions and annotate 2D drawings with text. (video: 1:15 min.)
Using the Zoom To Fit tool, quickly zoom to a specific size, scale, or position within a drawing. (video: 1:10 min.)
Zoom to Reference:
Using the Zoom To Reference tool, quickly zoom to a specific size, scale, or position within a drawing. (video: 1:25 min.)
Symbol Import and Symbol Enhancements:
Import symbols from other applications, such as Excel. (video: 1:25 min.)
Improved object placement:
Use the Snap tool to align objects more easily. (video: 1:25 min.)
Object Snap Improvements:
Select objects with the Move, Rotate, and Scale tool to make accurate object manipulations. (video: 1:15 min.)
Slice and Dice:
Quickly make cross sections or slices in multilayered drawings.
To play this game you will need the following to work:
OS: Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 x 2 3.0 GHz
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: DirectX 9.0 compatible graphics card
DirectX: 9.0 compatible video card
Hard Drive: 75 MB available space
Sound: DirectSound Compatible Sound card
Network: Internet connection
The game requires approximately 1 GB of
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