Wednesday, April 20, 2016

AutoCAD

AutoCAD: AutoCAD

AutoCAD

Developer(s) Autodesk
Initial release December 1982; 33 years ago
Stable release 2017 / March 21, 2016; 30 days ago
Development status Active
Operating system MS Windows, Mac OS X& iOS, Android
Available in Multilingual
Type Computer-aided design
License Proprietary
Website autodesk.com
AutoCAD is a commercial software application for 2D and 3D computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting — available since 1982 as a desktop application and since 2010 as a mobile, web- and cloud-based app marketed as AutoCAD 360.
Developed and marketed by Autodesk, AutoCAD was first released in December 1982, running on microcomputers with internal graphics controllers. Prior to the introduction of AutoCAD, most commercial CAD programs ran on mainframe computers or minicomputers, with each CAD operator (user) working at a separate graphics terminal.[3]
AutoCAD is used across a wide range of industries, by architects, project managers, engineers, graphic designers, and other professionals. It is supported by 750 training centers worldwide as of 1994.[1]
As Autodesk's flagship product, by March 1986 AutoCAD had become the most ubiquitous CAD program worldwide.

History
AutoCAD was derived from a program begun in 1977 and released in 1979 called Interact CAD, also referred to in early Autodesk documents as MicroCAD, which was written prior to Autodesk's (then Marinchip Software Partners) formation by Autodesk cofounder Mike Riddle.
The first version by Autodesk was demonstrated at the 1982 Comdex and released that December.The 2016 release marked the 30th major release of AutoCAD for Windows. The 2014 release marked the fourth consecutive year of AutoCAD for Mac.
Commands
Commands of AutoCAD

Line L
Circle C
Poly line
Spline
Arc
Rectangle
Ellipse
Revision cloud
Hatch/Gradient
Make block
Point
Insert block
Table
Region
Polygon
Erase
Offset
Copy
Mirror
Move
Array
Scale
Rotate
Trim
Extend
Break
Stretch
Explode
Blend curve
Chamfer
Fillet
Join PL
SPL
A
REC
EL
REV CLOUD
H
B
PO
I
Table
REG
POL
E
O
CO
MI
M
AR
SC
RO
TR
EX
BR
S
XL
B
CHA
F
J

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