In 1987, Autodesk introduced AutoCAD LP, a premium version of AutoCAD with additional features and capabilities designed for the professional user. In addition to CAD capabilities, LP also had architectural, engineering, and technical drafting (DTM) capabilities that allowed the user to design buildings, bridges, and other civil engineering projects. A subsequent version, AutoCAD LP Pro, was released in 1991 that included additional capabilities, such as surface modeling, profile drawing and sheet metal.
AutoCAD 2000 (originally AutoCAD 1999) was the first version of the software that supported cross-platform development on Windows NT and Windows 2000, Linux, and macOS. The core operating system of the platform was Windows NT, with an optional Linux or macOS front end. In addition, the software introduced trackball support for Windows, and the ability to open and save files in AutoCAD drawing and DXF formats.
AutoCAD X and AutoCAD LT Autocad X and AutoCAD LT Autocad X was released in 2005. Autocad X was an early attempt to leverage the power of Microsoft’s.NET platform. Although this development effort was unsuccessful, the functionality was refined in subsequent releases as Autocad LT.
Autocad 2010, renamed Autodesk AutoCAD 2010 in 2014, was the first version of Autocad to run natively on the Apple Macintosh platform.
AutoCAD 2017 is capable of being run on Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems. To take advantage of the new capabilities of the application, users must have a 64-bit operating system.
AutoCAD LT is available in either 32-bit or 64-bit versions and will run on a 32-bit operating system. The LT version of the application can be installed on a 64-bit operating system, but will run with an interpreter and will not take advantage of the additional capabilities of the 64-bit platform.
Autocad X, AutoCAD 2010, and AutoCAD LT do not support 64-bit operating systems. AutoCAD 2000 does, but it is not recommended for development or production use. AutoCAD X, AutoCAD 2010, and AutoCAD LT are all available for purchase from Autodesk.
Pre-release build of the 2019 release of AutoCAD LT.
Autodesk 2018 and 2019 upgrade versions are currently not available
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The CAD software is integrated with many 3D software applications, in particular, SOLIDWORKS, ENOVIA, and 3DVIA. This allows users to model with a 3D toolset such as SOLIDWORKS, or to create a 3D model in SOLIDWORKS and then use that in a CAD system such as AutoCAD. A model can be transferred from one application to another, for example, a 3D model created in SOLIDWORKS can be imported into AutoCAD and then brought into the same drawing. AutoCAD LT for 3D does not support 3D, and is meant for 2D drafting only.
Using functions in AutoCAD and.NET, 3D features can be used in 2D applications as well. This allows the integration of 3D and 2D features, data, and processes in a single application.
The integration of 3D and 2D features has been enhanced since 2006 with the release of AutoCAD 2010. The following features are included:
AutoCAD 2010 brings extensive and easy-to-use 3D capabilities to AutoCAD, enabling it to function as a fully featured 3D application. It supports file format and object interchange of 3D data, 3D engineering models, and 3D CAD data, and it also makes it simple to integrate the 3D capabilities into existing 2D drawings and projects. It incorporates the Geometry Transfer Tool, which allows users to transfer 2D geometry (lines, arcs, points, and polylines) from a 2D drawing to a 3D model. This tool can be used to transfer geometry from a 3D model to a 2D drawing, as well as to transfer 2D geometry from a 2D drawing to a 3D model. With the Surface data link, a 3D model can be linked to a 2D surface data set, and 2D surfaces can be associated with 3D objects. With the Triangulated Feature Tool, surfaces can be triangulated, and surface features can be exported to an STL file format.
The feature set in AutoCAD 2010 also includes enhanced 2D and 3D drawing tools, as well as new 2D and 3D drawing commands. This includes 2D and 3D vector-based drawing tools, enhanced boundary and region tools, enhanced 2D drawing commands, enhanced 3D drawing commands, tools for drafting and editing of 2D drawings, and tools for editing 3D models.
Run the application and fill out the KeyGenerationForm.
Click “Ok” in the KeyGenerationForm.
Enter the generated Key into the Key area of the program.
Select “Generate” in the “Generate”.
Click the icon at the top of the screen.
You will now have a license key generated and ready to use.
Be sure to store the key in a safe place, as if it is lost or stolen, the license will be lost and the generator will no longer work.
What’s New in the AutoCAD?
Work with a classifier that can recognize and import print documents. (video: 1:20 min.)
Simplify your work by manipulating the coordinate system of imported digital models. (video: 1:30 min.)
Copy tool changes:
Improve the accuracy of the copy tool in AutoCAD when working in the paper space or drawing space. (video: 1:02 min.)
Work with the Object Snap mode when using the Copy tool. Now the copy line is anchored to the closest edge of the source object. (video: 1:12 min.)
Use the standard Copy command when copying non-rectangular shapes. (video: 1:18 min.)
Sketch Drafting Improvements:
Use the Drafting toolbar to view and edit contour sketches with your best tools. (video: 1:02 min.)
Bevel Drafting tool uses the existing plane tool to help you find edges quickly and control the depth of the bevel. (video: 1:15 min.)
Improved Quad tool works when the next edge is a part of a closed quad. (video: 1:08 min.)
Triangulate your polygons in 3D when using Arc tool. (video: 1:07 min.)
Dimension tool supports multiple line styles and supports all line widths and line styles from previous releases. (video: 1:11 min.)
Use the 3D toolbar to see the dimensions of the active workplane and to control the view in 3D. (video: 1:04 min.)
Use the Offset tab to assign a value to the offset of the active workplane. (video: 1:02 min.)
Use the Move tool to draw a straight line anywhere in the view and snap to workplane with the Move tool, by selecting the Move command on the menu bar. (video: 1:08 min.)
Quick edit dialog box for the Select command. (video: 1:05 min.)
Work Environment changes:
Use the Portable Document Format (PDF) for models and drawings. (video: 1:07 min.)
Use the 3D Drafting tool to create and modify contour sketches. (video: 1:09 min.)
Use the Path tool to create polyline models. (video:
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