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What is Autodesk AutoCAD


In this article, we will introduce you to AutoCAD – a computer-aided design software by Autodesk, oriented to drawing and modeling in 2D and 3D. It allows you to create and modify geometric models in order to develop all types of structures and objects. Created files can be stored in the cloud and easily accessed by all team members.
Here are a few other benefits of using AutoCAD in 3D modeling:
  • Editing: With AutoCAD, you can easily change and manipulate any designs, creating new models with the use of old drafts or details
  • Production: You can create a re-useable block library to replicate design parts. With the cloud library, old drawings can be stored and used again once needed.
  • Accuracy: AutoCAD allows users to draw small details down to fractions, increasing the accuracy of designs.
For 3D modeling, Autodesk has focused on improving rendering and compatibility with other programs which complement AutoCAD. The features currently available include:
  • 3D modeling and visualization
  • Ability to attach point cloud files
  • Rendering and cloud rendering
  • Ability to apply visual styles to the model (edges, lighting, shading)
  • Cross-sectional views displaying
For experienced AutoCAD users, Autodesk offers a certification, which may be useful for a career in engineering drafting and design. The professional level certification requires at least 400 hours of proved experience with the software, while the user level only needs about 150 hours of experience.
DAE is an Autodesk Certified Training Center, and our team members are professional level AutoCAD users. We usually use AutoCAD in our MEP and BIM projects, as long as other Autodesk software and software from other developers, depending on the project specifications and clients’ needs. If you would like to learn more about our expertise, see our Services page and contact us via Contact form.