Groundbreaking New Features Help Designers Drive Innovation
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --Autodesk, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ADSK), has announced the release of AutoCAD 2010 software, one of the
world's leading design and documentation platforms. Autodesk also announced
the 2010 AutoCAD family of discipline-specific software and AutoCAD LT 2010
software for professional drafting and detailing. The latest release of
AutoCAD introduces groundbreaking new capabilities to help users tackle their
most challenging design problems, including free-form design tools, parametric
drawing and enhanced PDF support, a top request from Autodesk User Group
International (AUGI) members.
"For years I've relied on AutoCAD to increase efficiency throughout our
company, and each new release brings features that help us work that much
faster," said Jay Miller, principal and CAD manager at BHB Consulting
Engineers. "Some of the ingenious new features in AutoCAD 2010, like
Parametric drawing tools and PDF enhancements, offer real time savings and
help make my job easier."
AutoCAD 2010 provides even more power and innovation to help users
document, communicate, explore and customize design ideas. With new free-form
design tools, users can more easily explore ideas in 3D models to create
almost any shape they can imagine. New PDF import and underlay and enhanced
publishing features can improve two-way communication with the extended design
team. In addition, the introduction of constraint-based parametric drawing
tools enables users to define persistent relationships between objects,
accelerating crucial design revision workflows. AutoCAD 2010 now also supports
3D printing, which makes it easy to produce physical 3D models and physical
prototypes by connecting to on-demand 3D printing services or personal 3D
"Providing customers with the powerful 3D design tools that enable them to
stretch the limits of their creativity was our priority for the 2010 release
of AutoCAD," said Guri Stark, vice president, AutoCAD and Platform Products
Business Unit. "To the AutoCAD software portfolio we've added highly requested
features from customers, like enhanced capabilities with the PDF file format
in AutoCAD, and new 2D commands for AutoCAD LT. Taken together, the new
version of AutoCAD provides the power and flexibility our customers have been
demanding to take their documentation and design further."
Industry Solutions for the AutoCAD 2010 Family of Products
The updated AutoCAD 2010 software portfolio includes the following
industry-specific applications built on the AutoCAD platform:
-- AutoCAD Architecture 2010 software brings a variety of feature
enhancements designed to help improve overall workflow, usability and
interoperability including a new, more streamlined user interface that
offers optimized desktop organization, a larger drawing window and
quicker access to tools and commands.
-- AutoCAD Civil 2010 AutoCAD Civil 2010 adds a variety of feature
enhancements that help civil engineering technicians, drafters, and
surveyors complete projects faster including a streamlined user
interface, a more complete field to finish surveying workflow, and
roadway intersection modeling.
-- AutoCAD Electrical 2010 is purpose-built to accelerate the creation of
electrical control systems. Now with a streamlined design environment
and the new "one-line" circuit symbol library, it can increase the
productivity of control engineers even more. Enhancements to the
powerful Circuit Builder tool enable designers to analyze the energy
efficiency of circuits and make "green" engineering decisions.
-- AutoCAD Map 3D 2010 software is a leading engineering solution for
creating and managing spatial data. AutoCAD Map 3D 2010 includes new
survey functionality, enhanced data analysis capabilities, and a new
-- AutoCAD Mechanical 2010 enables mechanical designers and drafters to
simplify complex mechanical design work and produce consistent results
on the shop floor. Now with even more intelligent drafting features
for automating common design tasks, it offers significant productivity
gains and saves countless hours of design time. New features include a
streamlined design environment and bills of material enhancements.
-- AutoCAD MEP 2010 software provides a variety of new features providing
mechanical, electrical, and plumbing professionals with improved ease
of use, richer design content and better construction documentation.
Enhancements include more improved performance capabilities, the
availability of new sloped piping tools and content enhancements
offering more piping options, and the ability to more easily create
block-based MvParts from solids and mass elements.
-- AutoCAD P&ID 2010 enables users to create, modify and manage piping
and instrumentation diagrams. AutoCAD P&ID 2010 now includes an
enhanced user interface, curved schematic lines, and project setup
The latest release of AutoCAD LT 2010, professional 2D drafting and
detailing software, incorporates PDF input and output enhancements, additional
2D drafting commands for viewing and editing drawings, and 2D drafting tools
from AutoCAD to help increase productivity, including the ALIGN, Xref and
Block Attribute commands.
Autodesk Design Review 2010 software is also available as a free* download
to users of any Autodesk product including the AutoCAD 2010 family of
products. With tools to review, mark up, and measure documents, Design Review
enables team members to participate in an all-digital design review process.
The latest release makes the review process seamless, with updates that
support viewing and markup of PDF files.
Product availability varies by country. Details and purchasing options
will be accessible beginning March 24, 2009, at www.autodesk.com/autocad.
Autodesk, Inc., is a world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the
manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets.
Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has developed the
broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art Digital Prototyping solutions to help
customers experience their ideas before they are real. Fortune 1000 companies
rely on Autodesk for the tools to visualize, simulate and analyze real-world
performance early in the design process to save time and money, enhance
quality and foster innovation. For additional information about Autodesk,
*Free products are subject to the terms and conditions of the end-user
license agreement that accompanies download of the software.
Autodesk, AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT and Civil 3D, are registered trademarks or
trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the
USA and/or other countries. AUGI is a registered trademark of Autodesk, Inc.,
licensed exclusively to the Autodesk User Group International. All other brand
names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.
Autodesk reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at
any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical
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