AutoCAD


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AutoCAD

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A CAD software package for mechanical engineering, marketed by Autodesk, Inc.

AutoCAD

A full-featured CAD program from Autodesk that runs on PCs, Macs and Unix workstations. AutoCAD is a de facto standard with numerous add-ons available for enhanced functionality. Originally developed for CP/M machines in the early 1980s, AutoCAD was one of the first CAD programs for personal computers. Most graphics applications import and export AutoCAD's native DXF file format. AutoCAD LT is an entry-level version for Windows. See AutoSketch.
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According to Omnix International senior executives, AutoCAD 2015 offers a more refined interface that allows for a richer user experience.
We're dedicated to helping our customers of all sizes and in any industry bring their innovative concepts to life," said Amy Bunszel, vice president, AutoCAD products, Autodesk.
AutoCAD 2013 allows architects, engineers and other design professionals to better explore design ideas, speed up documentation and flawlessly connect the whole design workflow.
The company said that it is offering AutoCAD LT and AutoCAD WS for the Mac for the first time.
AutoCAD 2010 provides even more power and innovation to help users document, communicate, explore and customize design ideas.
However, while AutoCAD 2004 can save a file in a previous versions' format back to R2000, it cannot save a file to AutoCAD's R14 format, the last major release of AutoCAD before AutoCAD 2002.
Hardware: PC running Windows 95, 98, 2000, or NT and AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT.
According to Autodesk this new version of AutoCAD runs natively on Mac OS X and includes graphical browsing of design files with Cover Flow and use of Multi-Touch gestures on Mac notebooks, Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad for intuitive pan and zoom features.