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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

Cons

  • 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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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?
  • create a floor plan of a space that would look really nice and have dimensions I can use for furniture placement and possibly where to put a wall

  • I will use this software for educational purpose and learning new skills that i can implement to the design areas. I am student of IIT BHU Varanasi.

  • using it to further my career with architectureal fixtures and update possible or wait for newer version please help with the download please

  • To try it for planning buildings, because I use non-Autodesk product now and an interesting uttilities (BIM - for example "Magicad") doesn't work with it

  • graphic designing of house plan ,customizing body kits in motor vehicle,structural design of road,double story building and learn how to use the programme

What similar programs have you used?
  • i don't have any programs that i been used already like the similarity of this program which is so hard to detect because i dont know what to.

  • autocad200 I have used this for 10 years and I went to school for autocad 1989 at elkins institute in dallas texas and we were on release 9 and it was awesome

  • i only use some software like microsoft word, adobe photoshop, movie maker, and other application that helps to study, research and projects.

  • i HAVE ONLY USED AUTOCAD SINCE THE ACAD09 WAS AVAILABLE. mY COMPANY IS NOW GOING TO ACAD 2016 AND i WANTED TO GET A HEAD START OVER EVERYONE.

  • i used autocad 2012 which is an older version of yhis so i request this for optimization of the services and so on cant explain kyewif hqweuufh iwh

What do you like most about this program?
  • AutoCAD is a computer-aided drafting software program used to create blueprints for buildings, bridges, and computer chips, among other things. Discover how

  • Auto CAD is the best tool to convey our ideas quickly and efficiently also I now. pro-engineer, solid-works etc but I like auto CAD for material calculation purposes.

  • drawing 2d and 3d on this programs specially cive electrical plumbing and mechanical drawings i like this software very much it is more easy.

  • we can learn more about the engineering drawing and increase our ability on autocad software.this make us a great student and ready to face problem

  • The way to get so detailed the plans is neat, does not compare with another design program in 2 and 3d, , y que mejor que usar este programa

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