AutoCAD one of the most used engineering software for any field of industry.


AutoCAD is 2D and 3D computer-aided design software and also used mostly for drafting. AutoCAD is available from 1982 as the CAD application for desktop. AutoCAD also provide a cloud-based app and web app from 2010, marketing as AutoCAD 360.

AutoCAD is developed and marketing by Autodesk, Inc. In 1982, AutoCAD first version was released, run on microcomputers with internal graphic controllers. AutoCAD was the first commercial software used for mainframe computer or minicomputer.

AutoCAD used for various range of industries solutions:

  • Architects
  • Project managers
  • Engineers
  • Graphic designers
  • And by different professionals

AutoCAD has more than 750 training centers across the world starting from 1994. Autodesk marketing its product from March 1986, and AutoCAD become most widely available CAD program around the world. As Autodesk launched AutoCAD 30th version on 2015, it continues to provide its other version around the world.

AutoCAD is developed by Autodesk. 1st version of AutoCAD is released on December 1982 known as AutoCAD 1.0. AutoCAD launched its AutoCAD 2018 on 21 march, 2017. AutoCAD is available in Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and iOS, android operating system. AutoCAD is available in multiple language.

AutoCAD was developed from other program start in 1977 and release in 1979 called as Interact CAD, also known as MicroCAD. Mike Riddle was cofounder of Autodesk. Autodesk demonstrated first version of AutoCAD in 1982 at Comdex. From 2014 AutoCAD has release Mac version for continuously 4 year.

AutoCAD file mainly saved in dwg. Format and also in DXF format. AutoCAD support dwf. Format developed and promoted by Autodesk for publish CAD data.

Autodesk change its logo and AutoCAD icons throughout various releases through the years.

AutoCAD provide support to other software like for file transfer are:

  • ESRI ArcMap 10
  • Civil 3D
  • Bentley MX GENIO, PISTE, ISYBAU, OKSTRA and Microdrainage.

AutoCAD provide support for various language like – English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Russian, Czech, and Polish, etc. for its 2014 version of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 2014.

 AutoCAD provide support for various extension for more functionality are:

  • AutoLISP
  • VisualLISP
  • VBA
  • .NET
  • ObjectARX

ObjectARX also help in developing products like AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD Electrical and AutoCAD Civil 3D. ObjectARX also help in creating AutoCAD based third-party application. ObjectARX provide support in expanding AutoCAD software in various fields.

You can get large number of plugins of AutoCAD on application store.

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