AutoCAD is the Computer Aided Design (CAD) application that supports both 2D and 3D formats. Typically it bridges the gap between imagination and execution, as designs can be made, modified, and enhanced in electronic form.
CHARACTERISTICS OF AUTOCAD
AutoCAD is perhaps the best known and leading Computer Aided Design software, widely employed in industry such as aerospace, shipbuilding, construction & interior, making the work of drafters, modelers and designers easy and handy.
AutoCAD software allows the users to effective conceptualization of ideas, simple modification of engineering designs, and use of varied fonts, colures, and textures & other aesthetic features, rapid design calculations, and so on.
HISTORY OF AUTOCAD
In the early 1980s, CAD techniques provided by AutoCAD were accessible only to group of people associated with Specialize Graphics Terminals. However, the launch or release of the first version of AutoCAD allows the drafters or designing personnel to use a tool that could be utilized on standard computers.
VERSIONS OF AUTOCAD
The first version AutoCAD-1.0 got launched back in the year 1982. The application was considered to be the first of its own kind and has exclusive features. From that point onwards, Autodesk Inc. had launched various updated versions of AutoCAD on frequent Intervals. Following image shows the official name, versions and date of release of various AutoCAD versions:
RECENTLY RELEASED AUTOCAD SOFTWARE
The recently released version of AutoCAD is AutoCAD 2015, got launched in March 2014. However, presently AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD 2013 versions (for Mac) are widely being used by engineers and architectures.
AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD 2013 version of AutoCAD encompasses features such as Autodesk Exchange Apps, Windows 8 Support, Programming UI for Specializes application, Material Library, Inventor File Import, AutoCAD WS App, Design Feed, Reality Capture, PDE Support and Customization and Support File Sync, etc.