AutoCAD 2012 Lynn AllenAutodesk Evangelist Autodesk Image courtesy of Tait Towers, Inc.
AutoCAD Helps Enable Concert MagicTait Towers, Concert Stage Set Manufacturing “Working in 3D with AutoCAD and 3ds Max Design software allows us to get more done faster. It helps us turn visionary ideas into concert sets that amaze audiences.”
AutoCAD Helps Enable Concert MagicTait Towers, Concert Stage Set Manufacturing “Working in 3D with AutoCAD and 3ds Max Design software allows us to get more done faster. It helps us turn visionary ideas into concert sets that amaze audiences.” Benefits with AutoCAD and Autodesk 3ds Max Design:
AutoCAD 2012: Design and Documentation Explore your ideas more completely with surface, mesh, and solid modeling tools. Create drawings from a variety of design applications more quickly with model documentation tools. Power your design and documentation process with a wealth of new productivity tools.
AutoCAD 2012: New Capabilities Surface modeling Point cloud support 3D associative array Associative array on path Copy array tool Blend tool Delete duplicate objects MLeader enhancements Multi-function grips In-canvas viewport controls Simplified migration tools Model documentation tools Autodesk® Inventor® Fusion software Translators for Common MCAD Formats AutoCAD® WS web and mobile software DWG® Convert tool Command line enhancements Autodesk® Content ExplorerTM Autodesk® Exchange - AutoCAD®
AutoCAD 2012 Release Highlights Performance Start-up improvements Cold start: 200% 45 26 sec. (vs. 28 sec. for ACAD 2008) Warm start: 200% 10 8 sec. (vs. 5 sec. for ACAD 2008) Improved Ribbon response time Common direct manipulation commands (e.g., large polylines, hatch, 3D navigation) Ribbon Tab Switch Large Dense Hatch Warm Startup 3D Response Time 5-6 sec 1 sec 3.5 sec 1.4 GB 8.4 sec 0.3 MB Seconds Instantaneous 38 MB Drawing Navigation 4 MB Drawing
User Interface Enhancements AutoComplete In-canvas Viewport Controls New Toolbars button in the Ribbon (View tab)
Grips have been extended to more AutoCAD objects—including lines, arcs, elliptical arcs, dimensions, mleaders, 3D faces, edges, and vertices.
Associative Array Establish and maintain a set of relationships between arrayed objects, like windows on a building or trusses on a bridge. Array objects along a specified path, rather than being restricted to rectangular or polar options. Array selected objects in 3D space.
Model Documentation Tools Automatically generate intelligent drawing views for AutoCAD, Autodesk® Inventor®, and other models. Instantly update drawing view entities, edge display, scale, and location when an engineering change is made.
Import models from a wide variety of applications including:
Autodesk Inventor Fusion Experience the benefits of easy-to-use 3D in the native DWG™ format. Tight integration enables quick transferbetween AutoCAD and Inventor Fusion environments Flexibly edit and validate models from almost any source, including: Pro/Engineer® CATIA® Solidworks® NX® Rhinoceros®
Miscellaneous Productivity Tools Migration Tools are improved (Tool Palette Groups now migrate!) Control the Mleader gap DWGConvert (Batch convert files back to Release 14) Easily remove dimension style overrides New Array option in the Copy command Overkill (Delete Duplicate Objects) NCOPY (copies objects from within blocks, Xrefs and DGN Underlays)
Productivity Tools (continued) Join – no longer requires a source object Blend Tool - connects two objects with a Spline Fillet/Chamfer – new preview and can fillet Splines Extend now works on Splines Nudge (moves objects 3 pixels at a time) MTEXT now remembers the last used background mask color and offset
AutoCAD 2012: Additional New Tools Command Line Enhancements: Now you can access commands more efficiently, with new auto-complete options. Autodesk Content Explorer: Quickly find your design content based on file objects or text attributes. Autodesk Content Explorer creates an index of your data based on where you instruct it to look, helping you quickly access files. Autodesk Exchange for AutoCAD: With connected access to tips and tutorials, Getting Started videos, downloadable plug-ins, and help content, Autodesk Exchange brings the content you need directly to your AutoCAD workspace. Copy Array Tool: The Copy tool includes a new array option that helpsyou to create a linear, non-associative array. Blend Tool: The new Blend tool creates spline objects with options for tangent or smooth continuity between two curves, speeding documentation time. Delete Duplicate Objects: Helping you clean up your drawings by removing duplicate or unneeded geometry, the Delete Duplicates tool facilitatesincreased performance – especially when you are working on drawings with many objects.
AutoCAD 2012: Additional New Tools (cont.) MLeader Enhancements: With more control over your leaders, you can now control the gap around Mleader text in a text frame. You can also extend the leader line to the text rather than ending at the text bounding box. In-Canvas Viewport Controls: New viewport controls enable you to change viewport settings, views, and visual styles directly on the viewport canvas. Simplified Migration Tools: New and enhanced tools make it easier to migrate your tool palettes and custom settings or reset AutoCAD to the default install settings, helping to ease the transition to AutoCAD 2012 from previous versions. DWG Convert: With the DWG conversion tool, you can translate DWG files created with AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT®, or other AutoCAD-based applications to any of the following DWG versions: Release 14, 2000, 2004, 2007, and 2010. Conversion helps make it easier to collaborate—and since you can convert files in batches, you’ll quickly be able to bring older file libraries up-to-date.
AutoCAD – Now on the Mac Now you have a choice. AutoCAD® for Mac® software provides the power, flexibility, and accuracy of AutoCAD in a native Mac® environment. You’ve waited long enough. AutoCAD for Mac is here.
Work Natively The intuitive graphical interface of AutoCAD for Mac software takes full advantage of Mac OS® X features.
More easily create compelling digital illustrations and real-time, interactive presentations
Autodesk Design Suite 2012 | AutoCAD + Visualization In a recent survey, 90% of respondents said they are more likely to win competitive bids and community support with visuals created with Autodesk Visualization tools, and 50 % said that they save nearly $25,000/year by creating visualizations in-house
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Autodesk Design Suite | StandardVisualization for Everyone Includes AutoCAD 2012 AutodeskSketchBookDesigner 2012 Autodesk Showcase 2012 Autodesk Mudbox2012 Key Benefits
Design, document and share drawings
Easily create compelling digital illustrations and real-time, interactive presentations
Target Customers Any AutoCAD user who needs to turn designs into compelling imagery and presentations
Autodesk Design Suite | PremiumSpecialized Visualization and Rendering Includes Standard + Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2012 Key Benefits
Standard edition benefits
Create cinematic-quality visualizations and animations
Conduct daylight analysis studies for sustainable design
Target Customers General, building, interior, exhibit, landscape and home building designers who use AutoCAD as a primary design tool and require specialized visualizations for their presentations
Windows 7 Optimization Optimizations utilize new Windows® 7 functionality. Full system requirements:www.autodesk.com/autocad-systemrequirements High-level white paper available:www.autodesk.com/autocad-whitepapers
Additional Webcasts 8:00am-2pm Pacific Time-On Demand 30 minute Webcast What’s New in AutoCAD LT 2012 Kate Morrical, AutoCAD LT Technical Marketing Manager 12:00pm-12:30pm Pacific Time What’s New-Autodesk Design Suite 2012: Visual Communication for Everyone Eddie Perlberg, Design Visualization Technical Specialist
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