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Main features of AutoCAD

AutoCAD allows you to draw and edit a variety of 2D and 3D objects such as line, arc, surface, text, polyline, polygon, freeform, spline, compound, and dimension. You can draw objects at various levels of detail to facilitate more complex drawing tasks.

A primary goal of AutoCAD is to facilitate the design process. Once you enter data into the program, you can draw that data onto the screen. AutoCAD is often used as an intermediary step for other engineering design processes such as creating models of mechanical and structural components, for graphical simulations and for the drawing of blueprints, construction drawings, and engineering drawings.

AutoCAD can be run from a single computer or networked from a client–server architecture. These processes allow different people to collaborate on the same drawing file, saving time and allowing for distributed design and drafting. AutoCAD can also be used as a client–server application on a web server or as a desktop application.

Although AutoCAD is a high-end commercial application, it is usually much less expensive than commercial CAD programs or equivalent alternatives.

AutoCAD can be used for designing any kind of mechanical, architectural, electrical, or civil engineering work.

Although AutoCAD was originally developed for the graphical representation of mechanical and structural components, it has many other uses in engineering. It can be used to draw electrical circuits, drawings of computer hardware, graphical process flows, structural analysis and design, and building plans.

History of AutoCAD

AutoCAD was developed by the Dave Elbel company in 1982 as a desktop app running on microcomputers with internal graphics controllers. The software was a revolutionary step forward in CAD and drafting, and it allowed CAD users to view and edit drawings on their own desktops.

Dave Elbel and his development team (also known as “The Dave’s”), working in the early 1980s, were part of the Autodesk product team, which is today the company’s global development group. Elbel, a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was an Autodesk employee at the time.

Shortly after the first AutoCAD release in 1982, he created a new company to bring the new AutoCAD technology to the masses. The Dave’s company made AutoCAD available for license for

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Version history

C versions
AutoCAD is based on a version control system using a branch-and-merge approach. Version 1, AutoCAD 1, introduced the first major version (a.k.a. major version) AutoCAD 2.0.0. The latest public version is AutoCAD 2011. As of AutoCAD 2014, the latest version of AutoCAD is 16.0. The technical branch development is officially named “release 16” although the numbering continues to follow AutoCAD’s version numbering system.

There are two technical branches of AutoCAD; which are the major branches of AutoCAD, these are R16 and RT16.

AutoCAD 2016 and beyond releases (RT16) are released as a minimum supported version. R16 and RT16 are compatible with the old release numbers, e.g. Release 16 corresponds to version 16, Release 17 corresponds to version 17 and so on. Release 16 was initially published in March 2015 as AutoCAD 2016.

Software with the R16 code-name, includes the following:
AutoCAD 2016
AutoCAD 2015
AutoCAD 2014
AutoCAD 2013
AutoCAD 2012
AutoCAD 2011
AutoCAD 2010
AutoCAD 2009
AutoCAD 2008
AutoCAD 2007
AutoCAD 2006
AutoCAD 2005
AutoCAD 2004
AutoCAD 2003

During the version cycle, the R16 branch will become the more advanced and future-proofed branch, with the RT16 branch being the stable branch.

Technology under the hood changes as part of the major version cycle. There are major changes in the core technology such as the replacement of the OpenGL API with Direct3D 11.

AutoCAD 2016 and beyond releases (RT16) are released as a minimum supported version. RT16 releases are included in a “minimum supported release” licensing scheme. Releases RT16 are compatible with older versions of AutoCAD.

Because AutoCAD 2016 is based on the new edition’s version of C++ and the new DXF format, the version numbering of R16/RT16 is directly linked to the AutoCAD major release numbers. AutoCAD 2008 is the first release that was based on the 2008 edition of C++. In addition, the 2008 edition of AutoCAD did not support drawing the DWG file format.

If a customer chooses to continue to use

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Click on “File” menu > “New” menu > “New” from template > “Project Template > Architectural > Architectural Project (V2).”

Click on “Keygen” tab, at the bottom of the window.

At the next window, click “Create” button.

Make sure you have the latest Autocad version and have Autocad activated.

You can set your parameters, save your template and assign it a name.

If you prefer a different order of parameters, you can change it.

If you decide to open your template with AutoCAD 2018 or later, you should also set “Show file dialog box” to On.

You can save your template on your computer. You can use it in AutoCAD 2017 or AutoCAD LT 2015 or later.

Open the template and you will see the following windows:

1. Layout – will be your base template

2. Blocks – is where you define your own blocks

3. Annotations – is where you define your own tags

4. Textures – is where you define your own materials

5. Linetypes – is where you define your own linetypes

6. Styles – is where you define your own styles

7. Text Effects – is where you define your own text effects

8. Tools – is where you define your own tools

9. Window – is where you define your own windows

See screenshot below:

If you would like to learn more about these windows, please see the link below:

You can add and delete blocks and assign them to appropriate views as you need.

Note: You can also open the project in autocad and use it.


As requested, I’m copying this from my answer to the question linked in the comment by @MiningEngineer

Note: the images above are from 2017 but the steps should be exactly the same in earlier versions.
An alternative option would be to use the Free Download link in the Autodesk support website here:

They have a link to the (older) Architectural Project Template V2 which you could use instead. This is essentially the same

What’s New in the?

The Markup Assist product has been redesigned and expanded to now include two tools – Markup Assist Merge and Markup Assist Sync – for incorporation and revision control.

Design Guidelines for International Users:

You can now export CAD drawings into other languages and edit them, including Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, in the latest release of AutoCAD.

Architectural lighting models:

Add architectural lighting models in this release. Use the new “Light” block type to add a functional representation of a light fixture and to specify the light fixture’s horizontal and vertical location in space.

Pen and Brush tools:

The Pen tool now has smooth performance for creating curves. You can now also use the Brushes tool to create shapes. There are new properties for adding extra control to the brush.

New and enhanced features in the 3D Utilities

The Revolve tool provides the ability to control rotation using sliding handles.

The snap function for the Edit Box tool improves the positioning of the cursor. It now captures the current cursor location and includes more precise snapping behavior.

The ruler now has a precision specification. The precision includes a 6- decimal place number, and the distance measurement is accurate to one-half millimeter (0.02 mm).

The Measure tool has a new pop-up measuring dialog that allows you to measure faces and faces on edges.

The trim tool now allows you to specify the direction of the cut and the removal of the original edge after the trimming operation is completed.

The Snap tool now works when the object has curved lines.

The Apply tool now recognizes snap settings from previous operations in the Revolve, Trim, and Retopo commands.

The Advanced 3D Printing dialog now has a new Live Mapping feature to preview the project during design creation.

3D Schematic has a new feature that allows you to expand and contract the 3D model.

The new Show Attributes dialog box now lists the attributes that are being applied to the selected object and lets you re-apply the attributes.

In the new Object Switcher dialog, you can now switch between the 3D and 2D representations of the object.

The new Map/Drafting toolbar has an expanded list of commands, including the ability to export and import CAD models.

The Threshold dialog box

System Requirements For AutoCAD:

Minimum Requirements:
OS: Windows XP SP3 or later
Processor: Intel Pentium 4
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: Graphics card
Hard Drive: 2 GB free space
Recommended Requirements:
OS: Windows 7
Processor: Intel i5
Memory: 2 GB RAM
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