AutoCAD @ Techinch
Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
No matter how nice your new PC is, what’s really important is the software you can use on it. From communications to advanced design to videos and photography, computers today are some of the most versatile tools available. We always love seeing innovative, new applications for PCs, but sometimes it can be even more exciting to see how mainstays of the software industry keep their products relevant. Microsoft reinvigorated Office with the 2007 edition and has continued the tradition with the latest 2010. Other major companies are doing the same, and we’re excited to see how new versions of traditional programs make them fresh and exciting all over again.
Starting this week, we’ll be running a series about AutoCAD LT 2011, AutoCAD Freestyle, special discounts and free Autodesk software for students, and more. Autodesk has done a great job at integrating the Aero and ribbon interface into AutoCAD 2011, and we’ll be exploring how it works great with Windows 7’s new features. Even if you prefer the traditional file menu interface, you’ll still feel at home with AutoCAD 2011 as it still includes the traditional interface as an option. It also takes full advantage of the latest computers with both 32 and 64 bit editions. We’ll let you see exactly how the latest version works, how to set it up, and unique features it offers. And we’ll take a look at Autodesk’s Education Community that offers free software and training for students!
Then, AutoCAD Freestyle is a great tool to help home users get started doing CAD design without “going pro” and spending hundreds of dollars on advanced tools without knowing how to use them. Freestyle can help you create amazing 2D drawings and designs with little or no training. Plus, it can view and create full DWG files that you can share with other AutoCAD users. Similar to Photoshop Elements, Freestyle lets you get started with AutoCAD quickly, easily, and more economically.
Whether you’re heading to college this fall to study design, have used CAD programs for years, or are simply curious about using CAD software, you’ll be sure to find some interesting information. Stay tuned, and please let us know anything you’d like to find out about the latest AutoCAD software and we’ll do our best to fill you in with the articles.