AutoCAD is designed to produce engineering drawings and other technical drawings for use in the design and construction of new and repaired buildings and infrastructures, and in the design and manufacture of industrial equipment. It is also used to create mass-produced product drawings for use in the mass-production of such items as automobiles, aircraft, electronic products, machine tools, and other components and components of buildings and infrastructures. In addition, AutoCAD is used to produce plans for construction projects, such as home and office remodeling and additions, repairs, or new construction. It is used to create architectural drawings, blueprints, and engineering plans.
AutoCAD is available for purchase as a desktop application, as a computer-aided design (CAD) add-on for a commercial CAD package, and as a multi-user web-based solution. AutoCAD is a 32-bit operating system-dependent software application. In its commercial version, AutoCAD is available on a variety of computer operating systems, including Microsoft Windows (operating systems with either 32-bit or 64-bit processors), macOS (Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) operating systems), Linux (and other Unix-like operating systems), and versions of the FreeDOS (also known as TinyDOS) and OpenDOS (variant of DOS) operating systems. AutoCAD is also available as a mobile and web application, for use with iOS, Android, and Windows (mobile devices with ARM processors and those with Intel x86 or Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) Atom processors).
AutoCAD is used by more than 18 million users worldwide, including thousands of architectural, engineering, and design firms.
The first version of AutoCAD was released in December 1982. The latest release of AutoCAD is AutoCAD 2020.
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The first major version of AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT (1981-1990), was released in October 1981. The release of AutoCAD was a remarkable achievement for the company, which was a startup at that time.
Sometime before 1982, however, Autodesk started to use cut-and-paste techniques for the assembly of AutoCAD’s basic components, which were pre-built objects in a separate database, called ACADEngine. This approach later served as the basis of all following AutoCAD releases, including AutoCAD LT and Auto
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In the late 1980s, 3D plotting and visualization was not yet developed enough for the rapid construction of a 3D building. A breakthrough occurred in 1992, when a system for live modeling and design was invented by Artec, a company formed by part of the team of Autodesk. The system, called Intuitive Graphics, allowed the creation of a three-dimensional building model, that was superimposed over a real photo, a 2D sketch, a plan or even a 3D model. The Intuitive Graphics technology was later patented by Artec and acquired by 3DV Systems. The technology can be found in different AutoCAD releases. However, the technology was not available as an add-on in the Home and Student version, and its development was discontinued.
In April 2007, Intuit offered version 2.1 of their “Inventor” line of software. At that time, they announced that Inventor Professional 2009 would be able to read and write DXF, DWG, DGN and PDF files, import CAD files, and import and edit point clouds. The program would also read AutoCAD 2000, AutoCAD 2002, AutoCAD 2003 and AutoCAD 2004 files.
In 2009 Autodesk acquired Codeplay, a company that creates custom solutions for Autodesk applications. Codeplay provides developers with access to all the CAD data and technology required to write high-performance applications.
AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD Electrical are used to construct architectural projects.
With the release of AutoCAD Mechanical 2009, AutoCAD Mechanical is discontinued. AutoCAD Mechanical was the first fully integrated mechanical-drafting software suite. In the 2010 update, the remainder of AutoCAD Mechanical was replaced by Autodesk Design Review and the release of AutoCAD 2010.
AutoCAD 2009 was updated to AutoCAD LT 2009 which was released on April 25, 2009. On December 1, 2009, Autodesk AutoCAD LT 2009 was released for Mac OS X.
AutoCAD 2010 has also been released for Mac OS X.
AutoCAD 2012 is the first release of Autodesk AutoCAD for Windows and Mac OS X.
AutoCAD LT 2012 is the first release of Autodesk AutoCAD LT for Windows and Mac OS X.
AutoCAD 2013 was released for Mac OS X and Windows in early 2012, and for Linux in September 2013.
AutoCAD 2014 is the first release of Aut
The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for correcting volume data of an object imaged by a computer aided design (CAD) or the like, and a computer-readable medium having recorded thereon a program for executing the correction method.
In recent years, an image data processor (e.g., a CAD system) for drawing an image from three-dimensional (3D) volume data has been widely used in fields such as medicine and the like. If an image is to be displayed on a display screen, the image data is processed to adjust the contrast, the brightness and the color of the image. Also, if a sectional image of an object is to be displayed, an image processing is conducted for the adjustment of the intensity of the image. Further, it is known that the quality of the image will be impaired if the object imaged has a deformation and/or a distortion. Hence, a 3D volume data has been corrected to compensate for such a deformation or a distortion.
In the prior art method of correcting 3D volume data, first, an image of a point that does not show the deformation or the distortion is selected. In this point, the distance between an observed point (point to be observed) of an object and a reference point (point from which the image is to be drawn) is measured. The reference point is defined as a point within the range of an observation image that shows no deformation or distortion in the image (i.e., within the range of a correction region of the object). The distance between the observed point and the reference point is expressed in a Cartesian coordinate system. The distance between the observed point and the reference point is determined by an operator while observing the object image on a display device such as a CRT. Since the operator can arbitrarily select an arbitrary observed point, it is difficult to determine the reference point. Thus, when the reference point is set to the observed point, the shape of the object cannot be accurately determined.
Then, a new reference point is defined. The reference point is a point within the observation region of the object which shows no deformation or distortion in the image (i.e., within the range of a correction region of the object) and which is located at a position where the distance between the observed point and the reference point is a minimum. The distance between the observed point and the reference point is calculated and then expressed in the Cartesian coordinate system. The correction of the 3D volume data is performed
What’s New in the AutoCAD?
The Rapid Component Creation (RCC) tool is the new way to create components like doors, windows, walls and floors. The tool’s intuitive design and intuitive mouse behavior make the creation process quick and easy. (video: 1:17 min.)
Markup Assist provides a new way to import engineering drawings into AutoCAD. The new drag-and-drop interface makes it easy to trace engineering drawings into AutoCAD. (video: 1:26 min.)
File Exchange 2.0:
The File Exchange is the most convenient way to upload, download and share your drawings with your AutoCAD community. (video: 1:05 min.)
An intuitive, easy-to-use, feature-rich drawing environment. See every change and try every edit. (video: 1:20 min.)
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The Autodesk® 2019 Fall Summit brought a mix of passionate and engaged voices from across the community talking about how we’ve been working to bring Autodesk software to the broader world of architects, engineers, and creators. Here are some of the themes that we discussed and that we’re looking to further develop as we build 2019.
Today’s blog post is a summary of what we talked about. If you are interested in more detail, you can read the full transcript of each session.
Design and collaborate more easily with AutoCAD and 3D CAD
Drew Revercomb, director of technology at AutoCAD, talked about the importance of collaborating in CAD. He said that the 3D CAD environment is a more collaborative environment than the 2D environment. And to help designers work together, AutoCAD makes the social collaborative tools a natural extension of drawing.
A natural collaboration space allows users to work together and get updates about what’s going on in the drawing in real time. So if someone shares an annotation, they get an update in real time. And if someone else is working on the drawing, they’ll get an alert to come to the drawing.
An example of this was shown with an interaction between two people in an architectural drawing. The first person was drawing the ceiling and the second person could see the ceiling and respond, offering a suggestion on the line or perspective.
When looking at an architectural design, it’s easy to overlook some of the context that the design exists in.
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