AutoCAD for Mac 2012 Announcement, and more…


New releases of AutoCAD for Mac – 2012, AutoCAD LT for Mac (!) and AutoCAD WS for Mac have been announced today during DESIGN8.16 event at Facecast Tab on the AutoCAD Facebook Page!

First – about AutoCAD for Mac 2012

Prepare to meet a lot of new features and enhancements:

– Overall stability and speed improvements (Startup time, Graphics performance in 2D and 3D)

– Full compatibility with new OS X 10.7 Lion and Mac OS X 10.6.8

User Interface improvements (Auto-complete Commands, UCS Enhancements, Layouts and Page Setups, Icon Modes, Auto-Resize Status Bar)

General Drafting Enhancements (Multifunctional Grips, Nudge Objects, New Perpendicular & Tangent Object Snaps, New Object Groups functionality, enhanced Fillet, Chamfer, Blend, and Join commands, New Hatch Visor, Layer Groups functionality, Spline Enhancements, OVERKILL command (same as in AutoCAD 2012 for Windows)

Associative Array (Rectangular, Polar and Path) – same as in AutoCAD 2012 for Windows

3D Enhancements (Creation preview, Chain and Loop Selection, Offset Edge, enhanced Presspull command)

Annotation Enhancements (Mtext, Multileader and Dimensions)

External Reference Improvements (New External Reference Visor, ability to Edit References In-Place – blocks and external references, new Xref Change Notification)

Plotting & Publishing – GET READY! – Plot Style Table Editor and Batch Publish (long awaiting features) and also “Export to PDF” feature, new “Page Setup” all-in-one dialog

Network Licensing

There are a lot of additional (cosmetic) improvements in application related to Mac platform.

Now – about AutoCAD LT for Mac

It available on Mac App Store! for $899.99.

Here is description from App Store:

✓Powerful Documentation:
Use a comprehensive set of 2D drafting and detailing tools to produce precise technical drawings more accurately and efficiently.

✓Native Support for the Mac OS:
Create stunning designs in the familiar Mac environment. Pan and zoom with Multi-Touch gestures and find your designs quickly by using Cover Flow navigation to flip through graphical previews of your files.

✓Industry-leading Reliability and Stability:
Create drawings in the genuine DWG file format and have confidence in data integrity when sharing your work. Maximize productivity by reducing time lost tackling corrupted or incompatible data.

✓AutoCAD® Compatibility:
AutoCAD LT for Mac is compatible with other Autodesk® software products, making it easy for you to share files with colleagues and clients.

✓Share Files Electronically:
Electronically publish and distribute drawing sets in a single PDF file for fast, secure collaboration.

✓Key Features:
•Find the tools you need easily with contextual visors, multifunctional grips, and command auto-complete
•Create precise drawings using real-world measurements and dimensions
•Reference information in other files by attaching DWG and image files to your drawings
•Add visual interest and clarity to your drawing by applying transparency for objects and layers
•Fully communicate your design intentions with text, dimensions, and other annotations
•Reduce rework using the associative array feature, which makes editing arrayed objects quicker and easier

For more information about AutoCAD for Mac 2012, look at product page at Autodesk site.

About AutoCAD WS for Mac – little bit later!


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