AutoCAD 2017 2017 SP1 review by edgardo (Aug 8, 2016)
Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2016 software connects your design workflow like never before. New design feed social collaboration tools drive project stakeholder involvement. Dozens of time-saving enhancements speed your everyday workflow. And with live maps and powerful new reality-capture capabilities, AutoCAD connects your design ideas to the world around you.
|Released:||Jul 28, 2016|
|File size:||3246.00 MB|
|Keywords:||3D design, 3D model designer, CAD software, CAD, design, Auto CAD|
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AutoCAD features for design and documentation
AutoCAD® software features include an updated modern interface that improves the design process and productivity enhancements that help speed your workflow. Quickly open new and existing drawings with the New Tab page, access drawing content directly from the ribbon, and find tools with a more powerful Help window.
#Refined interface New
The new interface has an updated look and feel that helps improve the design process.
The darker interface is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it also reduces eyestrain by making fine lines, buttons, and text easier to see.
Ribbon galleries New
Visually access drawing content directly from the ribbon, saving time and clicks.
The Ribbon gallery offers an intuitive, visual, and fast workflow. For example, suppose you want to add a block to your design. Using the Ribbon gallery, hover over the ribbon for a block insertion. The Block gallery will display thumbnails of all the blocks. You can insert your selection right away, without having to use a dialog box.
Command preview New
Preview the outcomes of frequently used commands before you commit to them.
Command preview helps you reduce the number of Undo commands you make by letting you evaluate the potential changes of commands such as Offset, Fillet, and Trim.
Help window (enhanced)
The Help window now displays tool locations within the interface.
Find tools more easily with relevant Help content. An animated arrow points to the tool in the ribbon, saving you time and keeping you productive.
Professional documentation tools
Capture the precise details of your design with AutoCAD documentation tools.
Import models from a wide variety of other formats and automatically generate intelligent CAD documentation.
Intelligent command line
The command line interface includes AutoCorrect, Adaptive Suggestions, and Synonym Suggestions. AutoComplete supports mid-string search.
AutoCorrect spellchecks your input and offers suggestions from a synonym list, so you never have to see the Command Not Found message.
Associative array functionality
Establish and maintain a set of relationships between arrayed objects, such as windows on a building or trusses on a bridge.
After you select the objects you want to array, you can dynamically preview the array while you modify its properties.
#Online maps (enhanced)
Access online maps—formerly live maps—directly inside the canvas. Now you can also capture them as static images and print them.
The maps that were integral to your design can now be part of your final drawing. Now you can plot to paper or create PDFs that include the geolocation map.
Reality computing (enhanced)
Enhanced point cloud functionality now includes geolocation and the capability to display colors by elevation.
Reality computing lets you work with point cloud data directly in AutoCAD. The point cloud now behaves like any other design element inside AutoCAD, with the same flexibility and control.