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  • What is AutoCAD?

    This is a special CAD software application that can be used for a wide range of drafting and design projects involving creation, editing, viewing and printing both geometric 2D and 3D entities. The software is commonly used in the architectural, mechanical, civil and electrical engineering fields for drawing and design.

  • Is AutoCAD Free?

    This professional software is highly specialised and users need to pay for a license in order to use it. However, a free trial is available that lasts for a total of 30 days and gives users access to the full range of features.

  • What is the Difference between AutoCAD and AutoCAD360?

    Because of the large number of features that the original programme offers, it is available exclusively for desktop computers and requires a large amount of storage space and high processing speeds. The 360 version has been created for mobile applications so that architects and other professionals can use it on the go.

  • Can TIFF be Converted to an AutoCAD File?

    Although it is not possible to directly convert TIFF images, this can be achieved by using the IMAGEATTACH command. This will allow TIFF images to be inserted as a raster image so that the image can then be used as reference.

  • Where are AutoCAD Commands Located?

    In order to locate a wide range of commands, users need to access the Help system. A large number of icon command tools are displayed here and they are depicted along with the Find command.

  • What are AutoCAD SteeringWheels?

    SteeringWheels are special tracking menus that are separated into various sections that are known as wedges. Each of these wedges is used to represent a single navigation tool and SteeringWheels can save users a lot of time by combining the common navigation tools in a single interface.

  • Can I Convert PDF to an AutoCAD File?

    Converting PDF files is fairly easy and a number of special converters have been created for this purpose. One of the most popular converters include Able2Extract by Investintech, which can be used to convert PDF files to DWG as well as DXF formats and the software comes with a free seven day trial.

  • Is AutoCAD Suitable for Professionals?

    A large number of professionals use this software to create and edit both 2D and 3D documents such as blueprints and plans. While the software is most commonly used by architects, it is also ideal for civil engineers and structural engineers and helps them to envision projects more easily.

  • What are the System Requirements for AutoCAD?

    The software is available for both Windows 32-bit and Windows 64-bit as well as Mac OS X and Windows 7 or higher is required. Users need to be running Windows Internet Explorer 11 or later and have at least 4gb of space on their hard drive.

  • Can I Hide AutoCAD Cursor Badges?

    While cursor badges are generally a useful feature, they can be hidden as and when desired by the user. Simply make sure that the CURSORBADGE system variable is set to 1 and all of the cursor badges used in sections such as AREA, COPY and ZOOM commands will be turned off.

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