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the world’s leading 2D and 3D CAD tools. Speed documentation, share ideas seamlessly, and explore ideas more intuitively in 3D. With
thousands of available add-ons, AutoCAD design software provides the ultimate in flexibility, customized for your specific needs. It’s time to
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What is AutoCAD?
AutoCAD is a Computer Aided Drafting program produced by Autodesk. Most
people use it for slang like EX... "grab me a coke"...when really you want any
soda....not specifically a coca-cola. Shows how...
What does AutoCAD do?
AutoCAD draws a diagram of a "part" you desire to build with scale and can be used
to determine the quantity of material needed. And is also given to your designer

autocad software is used for design of machine components within less time

(Autodesk, Inc., San Rafael, CA, www.autodesk.com) A leading provider of computer-


aided design (CAD) software, founded in 1982. It introduced AutoCAD in its first year,
and three years later, became the first PC CAD company to go public. The company has
since expanded its product line to include design software for multimedia and home
improvement. The company has more than four million users in more than 150 countries,
and its products are available in more than 20 foreign languages. See AutoCAD.

AutoCAD is a CAD (Computer Aided Design or Computer Aided Drafting) software


application for 2D and 3D design and drafting. It was developed and sold by Autodesk,
Inc. First released in December 1982, AutoCAD was one of the first CAD programs to
run on personal computers, notably the IBM PC. At that time, most other CAD programs
ran on mainframe computers or mini-computers which were connected to a graphics
computer terminal for each user.

Early releases of AutoCAD used primitive entities — lines, polylines, circles, arcs, and
text — to construct more complex objects. Since the mid-1990s, AutoCAD has supported
custom objects through its C++ Application Programming Interface (API). Modern
AutoCAD includes a full set of basic solid modeling and 3D tools. With the release of
AutoCAD 2007 came improved 3D modeling, which meant better navigation when
working in 3D. Moreover, it became easier to edit 3D models. The mental ray engine was
included in rendering, it was now possible to do quality renderings. AutoCAD 2010
introduced parametric functionality and mesh modeling.

AutoCAD supports a number of APIs for customization and automation. These include
AutoLISP, Visual LISP, VBA, .NET and ObjectARX. ObjectARX is a C++ class library,
which was also the base for products extending AutoCAD functionality to specific fields,
to create products such as AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD Electrical, AutoCAD Civil
3D, or third-party AutoCAD-based applications.
AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT are available for English, German, French, Italian, Spanish,
Japanese, Korean, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Russian, Czech, Polish,
Hungarian, Brazilian Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, and
Vietnamese. The extent of localization varies from full translation of the product to
documentation only. The AutoCAD command set is localized as a part of the software
localization.


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