Autocad is a software program, created in 1982 for 2D and 3D design and drafting. This program runs on personal computers on Microsoft Windows desktop. AutoCad is available in several different languages and can translate as well.
There are several different versions of AutoCad. The first version is AuotCad LT, this is a version of AutoCad with limited capabilities. This version only has 2D capabilities and it is available at most computer stores. AutoCad LT is perfect for beginners or entry-level users.
Another version of AutoCad is a student version. This is similar to the full commercial version, but this version cannot be used for commercial use. The reason for this is due to the file format that it is saved in. This version is perfect for students and teachers needing to study and perfect their AutoCad abilities.
The last version of the AutoCad system are vertical programs. This program allows one to draw 3D objects such as walls, doors and windows, and all objects with lines and circles. This is more complex version, but this program is perfect for the construction industry.
Some of the various types of the AutoCad vertical program are as follows: AutoCAD Electrical, AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Map 3D, AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD MEP, AutoCAD P&ID, AutoCAD Plant 3D, and AutoCAD Structural Detailing. These programs are perfect for any architectural and construction type projects. These programs give people the tools needed to create their desired designs.
Today, custom application development is not unheard of. There are many applications that have been developed especially for AutoCAD and other CAD programs. These applications make work with the software more efficient and user friendly.
AutoCad has a few different types of file formats. DWG is their most used file format. Two of the other file formats are DXF and DWF. DXF has become a standard for CAD data and DWF which was developed by Autodesk but is used in the recent versions of AutoCad. Each project is saved based on what is in the design.