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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

Cons

  • It is a rather complicated program to use
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Create 2D and 3D Designs with the New AutoCAD 2014

By Ivy Paloma

On Thursday, April 3, 2014

When designing buildings, objects and anything with precision in 3D or even 2D, I find AutoCAD 2014 the most complete software to do the job. Before I started using it, I had to go through an extensive documentation that goes along with its series of tutorials. I also had to get a powerful computer to run it, which does not come at a low price. Nonetheless, it was all worth it and I’ll tell you why.

AutoCAD is incredibly versatile. It is suitable for both 3D and 2D drawings which allow users like me to customize almost every aspect of my designing process. In recent years, the intuitive interface has been improved at a high level that now makes it easier for me to identify different available functions. I can create DWG files and edit them quickly and, now that the software is available on Mac, I can even work across platforms too.

On the other hand, I know some colleagues that don’t like it whenever they use the software to edit their designs and plans. Updating plans and designs has to be done very carefully because related files are not automatically updated. Even when a little detail in a section of a building design is changed, the entire plan has to be manually changed.

In addition to this, the biggest turn-off for many users is the cost. AutoCAD 2014 doesn’t come cheap. It is one of the most expensive software I have ever purchased. However, its complexity and power justified the cost more for many professionals.

Pros

  • Can be used to create a plan in 2D and 3D
  • Provides many features for its users
  • Enables users to create and edit DWG files in different platforms
  • Contains many features for customization

Cons

  • Requires powerful computer to operate it
  • Costs more than other CAD software
  • Difficult to learn and master
  • Cannot be printed in PDF version
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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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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • AutoCAD is used across a wide range of industries, by architects, project managers, engineers, graphic designers, and other professionals. It is supported by 750 training centers worldwide as of 1994.[1]

  • for gain knowledge about drawing , designing,data processing, programming various project in road, railway , transmission line and power line

  • I would like to make several option for my non-profit organization plan for minor change to parking lot purposes and i can easily discuss the spaces.

  • i student in univerisity of sulaimanyah /kurdistan/iraq faculty of engineering / civil department first stage and i want use autocad software

  • Practicing creating architectural and engineering drawings for self improvement of skills and knowledge necessary for the competitive world.

What similar programs have you used?
  • autodesk autocad 2008 it is very good software for civil engineers for drawing of plans and structural buildings site maps, office plans etc

  • autocad 2007 i use befor but i want to upgrade to latest version because of making my work simple and easy and elegant that makes my efficieny good

  • presently we are not using any programmes of like this. fresh to start. then we prefer to use auto cad for our use to draw and watch how programme will utilise

  • i am using AutoCAD 2007 for my development designs of plaza's buildings, hotels, apartments offices and gardens. It was very useful for me but now i want to upgrade my system as per my requirements.

  • I have used the software named archicad and also visio fom microsoft word for very simple drawings and finally publisher, photoshop for various usages

What do you like most about this program?
  • I like the design capability of the program specifically that you can use it for architectural design and modelling in different dimensions.

  • prepare drawings, lines, planes and other factors to develop haci houses, buildings and large constructions for civil engineering and improve the technique of drawing

  • the program can create 3d design adn images for floor plans. old school blue prints are no longer used and this is less complicated to manipulate.

  • Easy and advance with a lot of fun. can do multiple new layout on different type of requirement. Can allow to show many presentations slides

  • I like the autocad software because it helps to create innovative and impressive architectural structures which araea both safe and environmentally friendly

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