Autodesk AutoCAD is the ultimate and world-famous computer-aided design software for millions of engineering, architecture, and 3D modeling professionals

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Computer-aided design, or CAD, consists of using a series of computer tools to design 2D and 3D models to help engineers, architects, and designers in their daily work. And among those utilities, there is one that stands out above the rest. We are talking about the Autodesk AutoCAD, a commercial product that has been a reference in this CAD sector since the early eighties, and that is renewed every year with new versions and improved functionalities in order not to be left behind.

AutoCAD is the computer-aided design (CAD) software that architects, engineers, and construction professionals rely on to create accurate 2D and 3D drawings.

The program has almost endless possibilities for computer-aided design, two- and three-dimensional modeling of structures, and generation of documentation. But it is a tool with a markedly professional character, both because of the advanced knowledge required to take full advantage of it, and because of its high price, even though it has a 30-day trial version. Thus, it is very complex for beginners. How and where to learn how to use it? With a lot of patience, and using the many guides and video tutorials that you can find on the Internet.

Main features

Among the most outstanding functions and features of this CAD design software, we should list the following:

  • Create designs and draw in 2D and 3D on the program grid.
  • Turn your design ideas into any shape thanks to the free-form design tools.
  • Analyze the continuity between different surfaces.
  • Observe the details of all the drawings with great clarity.
  • Capture reality through point clouds or by scanning files.
  • Extract isolinear curves through the surface curve extraction tools.
  • Controls the graphic window on the canvas, changing settings, views, and visual styles.
  • TrustedDWG technology to ensure drawing fidelity.
  • Possibility to import files from Autodesk Inventor.
  • Option to customize the interface color to reduce visual fatigue and other elements to better suit your needs.

New in AutoCAD 2022

Autodesk says AutoCAD 2022 is built on three key pillars. First of all, in the Automation of tasks that let you speed up your work and to always concentrate on what is really important. Secondly, in a seamless cross-platform connection that allows total freedom and flexibility when working. And finally, continuous innovation to always have the best functions and features on the market. The most recent ones are listed below:

  • The Stroke tool lets you review a DWG file and safely add comments to it without modifying the drawing.
  • The COUNT tool automates the counting of blocks or geometry using the COUNT command.
  • A controlled copy of the drawing can be sent between colleagues from Share.
  • CAD drawing plans can be sent as PDF files to Autodesk Docs from within the software.
  • The software adds floating windows to display them in parallel or on multiple monitors for more convenience.
  • 3D modeling performance is now faster, even during plotting.

What is new in the latest version

  • The new AutoCAD 2022 includes automated and connected workflows to drive designs.
Requirements and additional information:
  • The trial version can be used for 30 days.
Manuel Sánchez
Manuel Sánchez
Autodesk, Inc.
6 months ago
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