Auto CAD is a CAD (Computer Aided Design) software application for 2D and 3D design and drafting, developed and sold by Autodesk, Inc.
Auto CAD was released in late 1982, it was one of the notably the IBM PC. Most CAD software at the time ran on graphics terminals connected to mainframe computers or mini-computers.
Autodesk is a world leader in design innovation technology.
They product and service help customers design better by enabling them to create digital models and workflows, which help them to experience-and improve their ideas before they are real.
One of their biggest reason for design is that they are able to collaborate into the large community that this world has become, allowing technology to be part of design and been used too meet those challenges.
AutoCAD® Mechanical software is AutoCAD® for manufacturing—
Purpose-built to accelerate the mechanical design process
while preserving the AutoCAD user experience.
With comprehensive libraries of standards-based
parts and tools for automating common design tasks,
it offers significant productivity gains over basic AutoCAD
software and saves countless hours of design time.
AutoCAD® Electrical is AutoCAD® software for control systems designers, purpose-built to create and modify electrical control systems. Automated tasks and comprehensive symbol libraries help to increase productivity, eliminate errors, and provide accurate information to manufacturing. AutoCAD Electrical delivers the tools needed to design control systems quickly and accurately with significant cost savings.
• More than 700,000 standard parts and features (Inventor™& AutoCAD Mechanical®) and comprehensive symbol libraries and electrical specific drafting features (AutoCAD Electrical®)• Share drawings with customers and suppliers and track their changes• Trouble free data exchange between CAD system• Real-time error checking• Powerful and smart dimensions
Every day, millions of building design professionals use
tools and technology they need to bring design ideas to life.
From industry-leading design and drafting software to the
platform for building information modeling, Autodesk provides a
robust set of architecture software solutions that help them improve productivity,
deliver innovative design ideas, and manage change throughout
the project lifecycle.
Autodesk construction solutions enable architecture, engineering, and construction firms to use digital design data
and content across their extended teams.
By leveraging the power of building information modeling
(BIM), architecture, engineering, and construction firms can use information to perform quantity takeoffs,
visualize construction processes through 4D simulation and clash
detection, and optimize execution in the field.
AutoCAD LT is a “scale down” version of AutoCAD. It cost less then ( $1200.00 USD versus around $4,000 USD for the full AutoCAD ).
It was develop so Autodesk could have an entry-level CAD package available to compete in that price class.
AutoCAD Mechanical®AutoCAD Mechanical® is the ideal tool to accelerate the mechanical design process with standards-based libraries of parts and tools design tasks can be automated effortlessly. AutoCAD Mechanical® provides innovative design and drafting tools that are focused on ease of use, reduction of errors and increased productivity.
AutoCAD Electrical®AutoCAD Electrical® is the leading 2D application built specifically to create and modify electrical controls designs. AutoCAD Electrical® enables users to increase design productivity, reduce errors, automate key control systems design tasks and facilitate collaboration. Stay ahead of the competition with AutoCAD Electrical®, the only logical choice for electrical controls design.
Differentiating Features• More than 700,000 standard parts and features (Inventor™& AutoCAD Mechanical®) and comprehensive symbol libraries and electrical specific drafting features (AutoCAD Electrical®)• Share drawings with customers and suppliers and track their changes• Trouble free data exchange between CAD system• Real-time error checking• Powerful and smart dimensions