Introduction of AutoCAD

CAD stands for computer aided designing/drafting

  1. CAD is a design activity that involves the effective use of computer to create, modify, analyze or document an engineering design
  2. CAD Software/program is an electronic tool that enables you to make quick and accurate drawings with the use of computer
  3. The CAD software is used for creating 2D & 3D models complete with detailed documentation such as dimensions, materials used and even details the design process.


  1. Improve productivity in drafting.
  2. More efficient operation in drafting.
  3. Features like Color, Texture, Lights, camera , render etc…
  4. Accuracy is high.
  5. Save time and money
  6. It is easer to modify drawings.
  7. Library of parts can be kept.
  8. Documentation can be printed in various forms and share to multiple users.
  9. Zoom in is an excellent feature of CAD.
  10. Assistance in preparation of documentation .


  1. The word Autocad is madeup of Auto(logo of company i.e Automated) and CAD (Computer Aided Design)
  2. AutoCAD is a (Computer Aided Design or Computer Aided Drafting ) software Application for 2D and 3D Designing and Drafting.
  3. Developed and marketed byAutodesk.
  4. AutoCAD was first released in December 1982 as a desktop app running on microcomputers with internal graphics controllers.
  5. AutoCad is used across wide range of industries Architects, Project Managers, Engineers, Graphic Designers and others..


  1. The Autocad software was developed and marketed by Autodesk company.
  2. The Autocad software was firstly launched in 27th Dec,1982. •The first version of Autocad was R1 after that R2,R3,R4 & so on… till 1999.
  3. In 2000 Autodesk launch a version of Autocad 2000 after that 2001,2002 and so on.
  4. It comes in india in 1988.

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