Cool New Features In Autocad 2013
Anyone familiar with the computer aided design world will without doubt agree that AutoCAD is one of the most important pieces of software out there. It is vast in applications and it provides a background resource for designers and engineers in a wide range of industries and professions. In addition to the excellent provision of software it’s also effective in carrying out all types of design plans and progressions. AutoCAD is updated and improved every year to make it better and to improve designs and the AutoCAD 2013 version is now available with amazing new features. In this review you’ll be learning about object modifications, interfaces, working with files and integration.
New & Improved Welcome
Just like most of their new releases, Autodesk changed their welcome note to look more attractive and completely different from previous versions. The welcome screen now has links to Autodesk sister websites which contain applications highly necessary for your operations. The command line has also been enhanced with additional buttons that allow you to access and make use of AutoCAD options and functionalities. Now you can manipulate the line exactly the way you want it. You can make it look flat or resize it to your taste before putting it where you prefer it to be on the computer screen. Also, you can now customise your line of prompt history and make it look transparent while you work on the design.
There Are More Options
For those people who don’t fancy using dynamic input but find it hard to type in the characters in order to change your options the clickable options in the command line can make things very easy. You can now choose which file or layout is active or not through using the much improved quick view drawing that highlights your preference in bold. Apart from the welcome note another feature that got a makeover is the object manipulation and modification. The array command for the 2012 edition was a serious pain in many designers’ neck. However, this 2013 edition Autodesk has improved this section a little. Unlike in the 2012 edition where you need to move your mouse before you can change the number of rows and columns you can create, the 2013 edition automatically creates 4 columns and 3 rows once you create the rectangular array. Now you have the exclusive advantage of seeing the contextual ribbon appear before the end of the command.
New File Format
Working with files has changed completely because there is now a new file format. Unless you upgrade your TrueView to 2013, you will be unable to open the files that you have created in DGW 2013 in your AutoCAD 2012 or later versions. In the 2012 edition of AutoCAD, designers were given the opportunity to a great feature that allows the importation of a wide range of MCAD file formats. Unfortunately, that ability was not extended to the importation of inventor files. But in this 2013 edition the inventor file can now be imported directly to AutoCAD. Also, Google sketch up can now be uploaded, not to Autodesk, but at least to inventor fusion.
New Cloud Improvements
The cloud service system for Autodesk also has some new improvement to make your work easier for you. Initially, the integration allows you to sign up or sign in as the case may be and then set up your sync preference and online options. In the last edition, the system allowed you to access many great features whether you’re using it for free or on subscription. But the 2013 edition has much more to offer. Now you can save the settings in your 360 account and it will automatically change any settings that you carry out on your computer any other computer you use.
Simon Martens is a CAD Technician who regularly uses AutoCAD software to help him in his daily work. For more information on computer aided design visit this great CAD site.