Equipped with the right applications, a computer can be of great help in virtually any domain of activity. When it comes to designing and precision, no other tool is as accurate as a computer. Moreover, specialized applications such as AutoCAD give you the possibility to design nearly anything ranging from art, to complex mechanical parts or even buildings.
Suitable for business environments and experienced users
After a decent amount of time spent installing the application on your system, you are ready to fire it up. Thanks to the office suite like interface, all of its features are cleverly organized in categories. At a first look, it looks easy enough to use, but the abundance of features it comes equipped with leaves room for second thoughts.
Create 2D and 3D objects
You can make use of basic geometrical shapes to define your objects, as well as draw custom ones. Needless to say that you can take advantage of a multitude of tools that aim to enhance precision. A grid can be enabled so that you can easily snap elements, as well as adding anchor points to fully customize shapes.
With a little imagination and patience on your behalf, nearly anything can be achieved. Available tools allow you to create 3D objects from scratch and have them fully enhanced with high-quality textures. A powerful navigation pane is put at your disposal so that you can carefully position the camera to get a clearer view of the area of interest.
Various export possibilities
Similar to a modern web browser, each project is displayed in its own tab. This comes in handy, especially for comparison views. Moreover, layouts and layers also play important roles, as it makes objects handling a little easier.
Sine the application is not the easiest to carry around, requiring a slightly sophisticated machine to properly run, there are several export options put at your disposal so that the projects itself can be moved around.
Aside from the application specific format, you can save as an image file of multiple types, PDF, FBX and a few more. Additionally, it can be sent via email, directly printed out on a sheet of paper, or even sent to a 3D printing service, if available.
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All in all, AutoCAD remains one of the top applications used by professionals to achieve great precision with projects of nearly any type. It encourages usage with incredible offers for student licenses so you get acquainted with its abundance of features early on. A lot can be said about what it can and can't do, but the true surprise lies in discovering it step-by-step.
Since 1981, AutoCAD has been used to design building construction projects, including buildings, roadways, bridges, buildings, and more. AutoCAD was also used by architects to create 3D models, which are used to design architectural projects, and by engineers for creating technical drawings, such as electrical and piping diagrams.
Quick AutoCAD Fixes and Workarounds
This section describes common problems and solutions. If you have found a solution on the internet that has worked for you, or if you know of a better solution that we haven’t provided, please share your tips in the comments section below.
AutoCAD Problems Related to the Block Library
If you are having problems when you use the Block Library, try closing all other instances of AutoCAD or the DWG and then opening the file again. Sometimes users have to close the program and restart the computer.
If you are using AutoCAD R13 (Release 13), try launching AutoCAD from the Start menu instead of the shortcut.
If you are having problems when you try to add a new block or layer, try closing all other instances of AutoCAD or the DWG and then opening the file again.
Common AutoCAD Problems
It is common for users to lose the selected workgroup, either accidentally or by design. This section provides some common methods for selecting and working in a different group or work area.
For more information about groups, see the AutoCAD Help topic: “Groups.”
Note: If you are unable to select or work in a different group, select a new group by following these instructions.
Select a Different Group
Select a New Group
Use the Selection Brush
Use the Selection Brush
Select a Block to Move
Select a Block to Move
Click on a block and hold down the left mouse button while selecting a different block. If the block is inside a closed work area, you may have to click on a new group and then re-select the block.
Click on a block and hold down the left mouse button while selecting a different block. If the block is inside a closed work area, you may have to click on a new group and then re-select the block. Select a Block or Arc
Press the left mouse button while holding down the Shift key. If the block is inside a closed work area
AutoCAD is designed to be used by the non-expert. Its interface and user interface is designed to be usable by anyone. Unlike other CAD programs, AutoCAD features a minimum of mouse interaction. The interface has a ribbon-like tab structure and is nearly identical to other office applications. The user interface follows a paradigm of “thinking like a designer”, where the user can perform similar design tasks with the same method, similar to functions found in a drawing program, but with the ability to perform any function without the need to launch an external application.
AutoCAD is a program from Autodesk which is similar to other CAD programs such as 3D Studio Max and Alias Systems’ Fuse It is part of the package of the same name that also includes AutoCAD LT and the Internet-enabled Design Manager. AutoCAD has been released in both a professional and a free version.
AutoCAD LT (formerly AutoCAD R14) is a version of AutoCAD for commercial use.
AutoCAD LT is designed to deliver superior value for cost-conscious users in light of its lower price and simpler user interface. It includes the same functionalities as AutoCAD as well as a smaller number of features for designing shop drawings, package designs, and printed-circuit-board (PCB) designs. The user interface is not based on the AutoCAD Ribbon (though similar features are present) and has a two-dimensional (2D) feel.
AutoCAD LT offers superior productivity for the cost-conscious user. The speed of the drawing process in AutoCAD LT is double that of AutoCAD. AutoCAD LT has a small file size, taking up half as much disk space as AutoCAD, allowing for easy collaboration in a networked environment.
The LT and AutoCAD are different versions of the same product with a common file format, but they are not compatible. An LT file cannot open a previous version of a drawing, and vice versa. AutoCAD LT 1.0 was the first release to feature the customizable toolbars.
One unique feature that was unique to AutoCAD LT 1.0 was the ability to save an entire drawing as a template. This allowed a user to save the drawing with custom text boxes, rulers, dimensioning, and other features.
AutoCAD LT 1.5 introduced the ability to save a template
“No such file or directory” when trying to compile a C program
I am trying to compile a C program from scratch, as part of learning how to write C programs.
I am using Ubuntu 12.04.
When I compile the following code, I get an error that says
“no such file or directory”
I have tried to fix this by using the following commands, but they have not solved the issue.
$ sudo apt-get install build-essential
$ sudo apt-get install cmake
I believe that this is because I do not have gcc installed, but I cannot install it using the command sudo apt-get install gcc.
I am very new to Ubuntu, and I am not sure if I am doing something wrong. Any help would be appreciated.
This error is caused by the problem that you do not have the source code for your C program. You need to use a source code to compile a C program.
To do that, you have to download the C source code of your C program from the internet. If it is a small program, you can download it from Github. If you want to build the full version, you can download the C source code from c2wiki.com. The download of the C source code needs to be installed in the proper directory. If you have your program in the directory ~/workspace, you can build the program from the directory ~/workspace. The directory ~/workspace must not be a directory, but the directory with the source code for your program.
When you have the C source code for your program, compile it with the following command in the directory ~/workspace:
gcc source_code.c -o output_file
To build the whole program, you have to install the packages called build-essential and cmake.
To install the packages build-essential and cmake, execute the following command in a terminal:
sudo apt-get install build-essential cmake
To install the packages using the terminal, you need an internet connection. You can also install the packages using the GUI software center.
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Add annotation to your drawings with Annotation Sync and Version Control. Annotation and versioning are now deeply integrated. Use annotations to mark changes between drawings and versions, to mark complex drafting procedures, to mark 3D structures or parts, and to mark objects in your drawing as well as annotations in your paper drawings. (video: 3:55 min.)
Improved search for 3D objects. Search for 3D objects, such as footprints or wheels, and also search for parts. When 3D objects are selected, views and annotations can be added directly. (video: 3:55 min.)
Improved layer management. Create, view, and manage layers more easily and interactively. Easily adjust and control your layers. (video: 3:55 min.)
Add a local library of symbols to the Symbol manager. Create, edit, and share symbols from your own library. (video: 3:55 min.)
Organize and monitor your projects more easily and flexibly. Know exactly which project is being worked on at any given moment. Group related documents together, so that you can check on or edit all the related drawings from a single spot. You can also assign a tag to your project, so you can find all the related drawings. (video: 4:15 min.)
Search and tag your data more flexibly. Search your project data for selected text and images. For example, you can find all drawings that contain a selected text string or even all drawings with a picture of a cat. (video: 3:55 min.)
Share your data with colleagues more easily and faster. Send files to colleagues without leaving the drawing. Simply select one or more files, and select Send to. (video: 4:15 min.)
Improvements to the right-click menu:
Create a temporary layer when making a copy or merge, and make the temporary layer the active layer. Using the Drag-and-Drop and Reorder tool now updates the active layer when you move the tool. (video: 2:44 min.)
Create a separate legend when you select text, shapes, and symbols. You can now create a separate legend for the annotation interface, and create your own custom legends. (video: 1:40 min.)
Select a linked template from the right-click menu. Link multiple drawings together and copy templates
OS: Windows 7 (32/64 bit)
Processor: 2.0GHz dual-core, 2.4GHz Quad-core (included), or AMD Phenom II, Intel Core i3, or Intel Core i5
Memory: 4GB RAM (required)
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 550/AMD Radeon HD 5770, or later recommended
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Hard Drive: 4GB available hard drive space
Sound: DirectX 9.0c