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The perfecet computed-aided design software to create 2D and 3D drawings

By Steven Moore

On Friday, April 11, 2014

AutoCAD 2014 is part from the suite of AutoDesk and it serves to create and design 2D and 3D images and objects. The improvements in regards to the previous AutoCAD version are quite numerous, but I will talk about just a bit of them; the most important ones. Let's see the new interface. It has been highly improved and now, the new logo and branding are more visible. Tabs have been reorganized and now everything can bee see at first glance. In addition, if you click on a tab that is active, you will see a preview of the paper space and files model, what provides you with a quick access.

The second most important improved feature is the Command Line. Now, the autocomplete function is more accurate than ever. If you start typing a command, the autocorrect will help you to spell it correctly. In addition, you will be given a list of commands to choose instead of typing them, so you will be able to save time.

Pros

  • Your creations will look quite professional
  • It has a wide variety of tools
  • You can customize the interface

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  • The full version is not free
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AutoCAD 2014 includes the ultimate CAD tool for your designs

By Chris Larrage

On Tuesday, April 8, 2014

This designing program is very useful for making all kind of projects, since it includes any kind of tool for this kind of work. This AutoCAD 2014 works really well, and it is very helpful, but I find it some kind of difficult. It is not as intuitive as it should be, maybe because it is so technical and tries to focus on the professional side. According to its developer, they have included some cloud computing features for capturing and edit some information directly from AutoCAD. For what I could try, this software is very powerful for all its possible functions, designing all kind of structures with great detailing.

I’ve tried this application in several computers, and I must say that it requires a powerful PC for running it in a proper way. I have experienced some performance issues due to the lack of memory on my computer, so in order to use the program properly I recommend having installed more than 1GB RAM on your system. Otherwise, you may experience some lag using its powerful tools. You can use it along with the Autodesk 360 for connecting and synchronizing your files with this useful and handy online service.

Pros

  • Powerful tools for advanced and detailed works
  • It is compatible with external addons
  • Support for DWG file format

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  • It needs a powerful computer for running it
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Present your imaginations in front of the world without giving up its colors!

By Elizabeth Tweetee

On Tuesday, July 15, 2014

AutoCAD is a revolutionary 3D and 2D designing suite developed for professionals. It lets you weave wonders with its wide range of built-in tools and functions even though you may find it a bit hard to handle. AutoCAD 2015 is the latest version of the software available today, which comes with only minor tune-ups and facelifts from the previous version.

The software lets you do projects in an astonishing manner without compromising anything that blossom on your mind. With greatest detailing and all modeling options available, AutoCAD becomes the best professional’s pal. Beginners may find it a bit harder to tame the tools, as the software focuses on professional level productivity. All you need is just basic knowledge in 3D designing to make your first step in AutoCAD.

Enter the 3-Dimensional world of infinite possibilities through AutoCAD. It is software to tune up your creativity to a higher level. All you need is a powerful PC.

Pros

  • Advanced 3D editing facilities for professionals
  • Great texture support results in greater detailing
  • Very efficient and less resource usage

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  • Beginners cannot use it with ease
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • I am going to check whether the software is compatible for my work and Is it an user friendly application for my drawings works as i am not that expert in auto-cad.

  • self learning and familarise with the software by exploration to its features and viewing all sorts of autocad files, eg. 3 D and trying out

  • reviewing Autocad prior to possible purchase. This is due to dissatisfaction with my current CAD program, Powerdraft which has become way to complicated.

  • for study of engineering.i iam also very interested in using and trying this apps as i found it interesting.i am sure that it will bring me many benefits.

  • AutoCAD is a CAD utility (Computer-aided design) that will assist you with your images and designing objects. This software allows you to program free templates and designs in a

What similar programs have you used?
  • I HAVE USED AUTOCAD VERSION OF 2013 WHICH IS AWSOME FOR STUDENTS TO LEARN ABOUT 3D DESIGNES AND 2D DESINGS AND ITS VIEW EVEN 3D MODELING SOFTWARE.

  • indesign i have used many other sites as well and i dont get why i need to fill up this text space with over 100 characters,,,likes whats the point

  • cad and all office micrsofts and archicad and painting abd using 3Dmax also used acca architecture for 3D shots and sketch up is very easier

  • corel draw up to version 16 nothing more else, i want to learn auto cad for further knowledge in graphics design, adove photo shop design thats all.

  • well i cant think of any exept for maybe rebit and photosop opp but im not sure if they're all that similar to one another. although some people i've seen use this house design programing, not sure what its called though.

What do you like most about this program?
  • I FIND IT HIGHLY ACCURATE AND OFV GREAT BENEFIT TO MY WORK ALTHOUGH IT IS RATHER COMPLICATED AND DIFFICAULT TO USE AT TIMES. BUT INTERESTING AND ABSORBING

  • for more thinks about our works every day and works of gaz and eletricity its very nice program it help mev in my life i wat to develope this proggram

  • accuracy & perfection of design of a particular model with proper application provided in the software itself.It provides all basic amenities that a user needs.

  • Engineering drawing techniques and BIM moudling also about elecro mechanical shop drawing architecture civil interior three D drawings and high modern advanced technology

  • Probably the best designing, imaging and drawing object from the standpoint that is the industry standard. Pls. give you free download. Thanks

AutoCAD is a CAD utility (Computer-aided design) that will assist you with your images and designing objects. This software allows you to program free templates and designs in an easy way and to download different elements from the Internet.

Developed by Autodesk Inc. AutoCAD creates and modifies drawing in 2D and 3D. Its assisted functions make easier the workflow, thanks to the intelligent features that are included in this program. The reason for choosing a CAD tool is because of its way of processing figures and the aid the tools offers to you when you create your different projects.

Those who have tried this kind of application know how handful is a bit of help when you have to design a building or a big object as soon as possible. This software can help you with your work.

Program your designs with this software

One of the classical uses of AutoCAD is architecture of industrial design, but it really does what you need. It is not an easy program and it will take you time to get used to all its functions. You can take a look around the Internet and look for some tutorials to get into 3D Modelling & CAD.

Once you know how the application works you will start creating all kind of objects or modify default items. There are plenty useful functions included such as 3D rendering or scanned drawing capture.

Variety of tools for you

AutoCAD provides you with some interesting functions that will make easier the creation of your different designs. Among these there is the 3D Free-Form Design Tool which allows you to manipulate the objects, pulling different sides and changing its shape. AutoCAD also has scanned drawing capture which is pretty useful; it consists on digitalize your hand drawing and it allows to alter the item.

However, if don’t have enough with the tools it offers by default you can get more with add-ins. This allows you to have even a greater variety of functions for your work. Thanks to its high performance engine all the objects you create with this application will have a great quality.

Competitors like Ashampoo 3D CAD Architecture or FlashCAD ccan’t get to its level and are considered more basic tools that are available to download in case you are interested. If you need a great a powerful design tool this is your best option.

AutoCAD 2016 Features

Below there are the main features of this CAD utility:

  • Design Feed option to let you communicate with your co-workers
  • Files sync thanks to Autodesk 360 connectivity and improved Ribbon interface
  • Social media integration (Facebook and Twitter)
  • Library to view, select and edit materials
  • Improved Autodesk Exchange App
  • User Interface can be customized for specific projects
  • Connection between your design and real environments (live maps)
  • Design free 3D shapes
  • Designs classified in multiple tabs to give easier access in one single window
  • Autodesk Inventor Fusion
  • Option to delete duplicate objects
  • Annotate scales to apply on your objects
  • Reality capture option
  • Secure load to prevent AutoLISP and VBA apps running

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Conclusion

AutoCAD is the CAD utility more complete nowadays. It will fulfill your expectations once you get used to its free and intuitive workflow.

Pros
  • Great tools
  • Powerful engine
  • Intuitive interface
  • Easy to download
Cons
  • Hard to use
  • Expensive license