AutoCAD is 2D and 3D Computer - Aided Software Design which is used for Manufacturing, Building, Designing, Constructions and also for civil Engineering etc. It allows you to draw and edit digital designs more quickly and easily which can be stored and saved in cloud for easy access.
Here are other professionals who use AutoCAD:
Architects: Create blueprints and floor plans for houses and commercial buildings. It also comes with built-in tools that can analyze and remedy weaknesses in a building’s design.
Interior Designers: Used to imagine the interior of a building, whether it’s an eating space for a restaurant or a living space in a home.
Fine Artists: Artists use it to draft sculptures, wood carvings, engravings, and experimental art pieces
Ctrl+E Toggle coordinate display
Ctrl+G Toggle Grid
Ctrl+E Cycle isometric planes
Ctrl+F Toggle running object snaps
Ctrl+H Toggle Pick Style
Ctrl+Shift+H Toggle Hide pallets
Ctrl+I Toggle Coords
Ctrl+Shift+I Toggle Infer Constraints
Ctrl+0 (zero) Clean Screen
Ctrl+1 Property Palette
Ctrl+2 Design Centre Palette
Ctrl+3 Tool Palette
Ctrl+4 Sheet Set Palette
Ctrl+6 DBConnect Manager
Ctrl+7 Markup Set Manager Palette
Ctrl+8 Quick Calc
Ctrl+9 Command Line
Ctrl+N New Drawing
Ctrl+S Save drawing
Ctrl+O Open drawing
Ctrl+P Plot dialog box
Ctrl+Tab Switch to next
Ctrl+Shift+Tab Switch to previous drawing
Ctrl+Page Up Switch to previous tab in current drawing
Ctrl+Page Down Switch to next tab in current drawing
Ctrl+A Select all objects
Toggle Drawing Modes
F1 Display Help
F2 Toggle text screen
F3 Toggle object snap mode
F4 Toggle 3DOsnap
F5 Toggle Isoplane
F6 Toggle Dynamic UCS
F7 Toggle grid mode
F8 Toggle ortho mode
F9 Toggle snap mode
F10 Toggle polar mode
F11 Toggle object snap tracking
F12 Toggle dynamic input mode
Ctrl+C Copy object
Ctrl+X Cut object
Ctrl+V Paste object
Ctrl+Shift+C Copy to clipboard with base point
Ctrl+Shift+V Paste data as block
Ctrl+Z Undo last action
Ctrl+Y Redo last action
Ctrl+[ Cancel current command (or ctrl+\)
ESC Cancel current command
It has the ability to produce very accurate designs
Drawings can be created in 2D or 3D and rotated.
Other computer programmes can be linked to the design software.
AutoCAD as an architectural planning tool: It enables architects to design, plan, execute and analyze the strength of a building at the design stage level.
AutoCAD as an engineering drafting tool: It helps engineers to design, analyze and solve design issues resulting in accurate designs.
In 3D printing: A 3D print has its own advantages for designers, and for this software helps them. The designs can be exported to various preferred formats.
AutoCAD in the fashion industry: It has the tools necessary for planning designs for the manufacture of jewelry, toys and other delicate objects.
AutoCAD as an industrial design tool: It helps to reduce manufacturing costs as it saves time and efforts required for manual designing.
Its is used as standard for computer aided design which ensures about the compatibility of files across industrial boundaries.
It has ability to make 2D and 3D Designs.
It can Produce large files easily and accurately. Grid Snap, Zoom and attach commands are used for accuracy in drawing.
It helps to create Database like PDM/PLM.
It is used to create the Simulation and wire frame models which helps to check the model without any investment.
Making Drawings in AutoCAD is bit time consuming but we can generate multiple copies of the same drawing.
AutoCAD helps us to visualize the designs like Bridge, Building etc. before starting the manufacturing process.
In case of 3D design, it has limited effects. Drawing is made up of lines, shapes, curves, arcs. but we cannot edit the lines and locations as freely in case of illustration programs.
There are few file formats to import or export.
In AutoCAD, you will get limited no. of colours, textures to illustrate the programs.
To create 3D design, there are various tools to edit and various steps to follow which is bit time consuming.
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