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.
AutoCAD offers several ways to make drawings in three dimensions. The most common way to make a 3D drawing is the use of dimensions. Dimensions are lines that connect objects and are used to help you draw things accurately. Dimensions are displayed in a special type of drawing called a dimension style, and dimension styles have many features that make them ideal for drawing 3D.
Dimension styles are one of the fundamental ways that you draw in three dimensions. You can draw 2D objects in a 3D drawing using other methods as well, but dimension styles are the best way to do so. There are different types of dimension styles and different ways you can use them, so we’ll go over them in this chapter. In this chapter, we’ll start by looking at creating the two types of dimension styles you’ll most often use: Type styles and Class styles.
* The system uses the Windows API.
## Chapter 1. Getting Started with AutoCAD
* The software
* How to install the AutoCAD program
* The AutoCAD user interface
* Starting and stopping the program
* Saving a drawing
* Adding objects to a drawing
* Using tools
* Using the drawing tools
* Inserting text
* Drawing the archiving box
* Saving a drawing
* Adding text to a drawing
* Saving the drawing
* Using the archiving tools
* Archiving a drawing
* Adding notes to a drawing
* Saving a drawing
* Saving a drawing with notes
* Exporting a drawing
* Saving a drawing as a PDF
* Saving a drawing as a DWG file
* Saving a drawing as a DXF file
* Saving a drawing as a DWF file
* Saving a drawing as a DXF file with notes
* Saving a drawing as a JPG
* Saving a drawing as a bitmap
* Saving a drawing as a TIF file
* Saving a drawing as a PSD file
* Saving a drawing as a PDF file with annotations
* Saving a drawing as a DWF file with annotations
* Saving a drawing as an XPS file
* Saving a drawing as an STL file
* Save as drawing
* Save As DWF
* Save As Drawing
* The working file
* The drawing window
* The command line window
* The layers window
* The Object Information window
* The annotation bar
* Navigating in a drawing
* Using the Zoom function
* The Control Bar
* The status bar
* The configuration bar
* The help window
* Exiting AutoCAD
* Setting and resetting the shortcuts
* Organizing objects
* Organizing documents
* Organizing the drawing area
* Selecting objects and layers
* Selecting and deselecting objects
* Selecting objects by name
* Selecting by geometry
* Selecting by tag
* Selecting by annotation
* Selecting objects in a drawing
* Selection by linetype
* Selecting objects by layer
Open the “Import” tab.
Web Services and Streaming:
Streamline the process of access to your design data. Access your design data wherever, whenever, and however you want.
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Automatic Backups and the Reusable Vault:
AutoCAD saves your drawing projects to a vault that you can recover from anywhere. You can choose to save your drawing projects automatically to a vault every time you save your project and share access to it with others.
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Revit Terrain Support:
Create and edit Revit models with ease. Make changes and save your designs to a local AutoCAD project and retrieve it later.
(video: 1:15 min.)
Scalable Markers for 2D and 3D Design:
Scale every detail of a design for big and small projects. Scalable markers can be resized, rotated, and positioned as needed. Use them to position things easily.
(video: 1:30 min.)
Table and Text Import:
Import tables from Excel, Word, and PowerPoint for easy reference and editing. Create and format tables and text in AutoCAD from scratch or from a table or text source.
(video: 1:27 min.)
Use the enhanced table tools to create and edit tables for 2D and 3D design. Enhance tables with table borders and more to easily create and edit tables with your design.
(video: 1:15 min.)
Add Color to Everything:
Work with more than one color at a time. Use many different color styles, edit them, and apply them to existing and new objects.
(video: 1:35 min.)
Use Modular Layout:
Lay out your design quickly using a modular layout. With a single click, choose the top, bottom, left, right, and any other possible edge of a model to create a layout for that portion of the design. Layouts can be positioned relative to each other to create a collage that represents your design.
(video: 1:41 min.)
Enhanced 2D Geometry:
Spend more time designing and less time drawing. Modify parts of 2D geometry with geometries and create complex 2D shapes with a series of nested geometries.
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