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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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AutoCAD 2015-A DESIGN PROGRAM WITH A LOT OF TANGIBLE BENEFITS TO THE WORLD OF DESIGN

By Dann Kamau

On Monday, January 26, 2015

AutoCAD 2015

People involved in architectural designs and other kinds of big object design have a lot to thank AutoDesk Inc who developed this fantastic program. The work of images and objects design have gone along way after the program’s development. It comes with very well designed features and tools that enables users to produce object images of high quality in very short times.

You can create and modify drawings in 2D and 3d using its intelligent features and assisted functions making workflow become extremely easy. This program can store and download free templates that can be used to lessen workload.

Some of the notable special features that come with the program includes:

• Connection between your created images and the environmental surroundings

• A design feed option that enables you to communicate with your co-workers

• A well stocked library where you can view, select and edit materials

• Its user interface can be customized for specific projects

• Social media interaction (i.e Facebook and Twitter)

Pros

  • It makes the work of design easy and of high quality
  • Comes with many advanced tools and features

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  • It is a rather complicated program to use
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Enhance your designing experience with Auto CAD tool it is the best

By Everlyne Naliaka

On Monday, March 23, 2015

Auto CAD 2015

Today in the field of computer and technology everything is done in computer, AutoCAD is the best computer aided design tool developed by auto desk Inc.; it is a computer aid tool that allows you to design and create objects the way you want. Intelligent features included in this program make your workflow easy and perfect. It is a famous series of product designed for industry needs. Most architecture and designers in civil engineering industry uses this AutoCAD to create and design computer aided models professionally.

With this tool you can modify and create any Imaginable idea to 2D and 3D design. It includes wide and interesting features that supportyour needs, among the features includes: 3D free-form design tool that allows you to manipulate and change object shape, scan drawing picture that enables you digitize and alter the object. More tools can be accessed with add-ons if you cannot find them on default.

Its high performance engine and useful pretty functions creates high and great quality products. It is a complete application that always fulfils your needs.

Pros

  • Contains great tools and powerful engine
  • Gives out best quality projects

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  • It is difficult to use to new users
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • learn to make a 3 D drawing of my garage that i want to build. in other words use it as technical drawing practicing programm for 3D drawings

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

  • personal use learning how to use the use the program I previously had an older student version that will not transfer to my current pc as it did not funtion with other latest hardware updates

  • I will be using this as a program in our school in preparation of designs and drawings for submission to our proffessor and all other members of the faculty

  • for practicing drawing of designs to enable me get used to the drawing design classes since am taking building and civil engineering courses

What similar programs have you used?
  • I've used AutoCAD 2014 for my school projects at the University of British Columbia. I'm a civil engineering student. I love auto cad and the process of designing things

  • I have used all versions of autodesk autocad since the R13, but also archicad, vectorworks, professionally and for the pleasure / personal projects

  • i have never used any other software for design.becouse this is when i have just started trainging.most likely i will meet the other systems at later stage

  • 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.

  • Other than autocad, i have used revitt for my project designs. It's awesome product. i makes my work simple and attractive. But kills manual drafting skills:P

What do you like most about this program?
  • save time ,accuracy , good technology, easy to learn,professional software, the necessity for todays work , helps for area calculation ,3d modelling

  • i will use it for educational purposes of my course in my institution. student faculty university projects program design infrastructure keys

  • It will be helpful to read the cad course.in our company,we should ask each engineer to use this software well although we use the 3D drawings mainly

  • I can draw detail drawing and drafting work with pricise and accuracy, with less time weast , eco friendly, easy use, understandle, help key available

  • Commands for the architectuaral designs. its enables me to work faster than any other software and very accurate. in short, autocad is the best.

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