One of the most famous commercial software applications for 2D and 3D computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting is the AutoCAD. It is the most ubiquitous CAD program worldwide and used across a wide range of industries, by architects, project managers, engineers, graphic designers, and other professionals. This software is developed and marketed by Autodesk, Inc. and was first released in December 1982 as a desktop application. Presently, it is supported by 750 available training centers worldwide. It mainly runs on microcomputers with internal graphics controllers. Before the introduction of AutoCAD, most commercial CAD programs ran on mainframe computers or minicomputers, with each CAD operator working at a separate graphics terminal.
Currently, there are three variants available for the AutoCAD: the AutoCAD LT, AutoCAD 360, and a student version. The AutoCAD LT is the lower cost version of AutoCAD with reduced capabilities. It was first released in November 1993. This version is simply an entry-level CAD package to compete in the lower price level, thus it lacks several features: it lacks the ability to create, visualize, and render 3D models as well as 3D printing; it cannot be used on multiple machines over a network; it doesn’t support customization with LISP, ARX, and VBA; but it has management and automation capabilities with Sheet Set Manager and Action Recorder; and CAD standards management tools. The second variant is AutoCAD 360. This is an account-based mobile and web application that enables registered users to view, edit, and share AutoCAD files via their smart phones and computer or laptop that uses a cloud-stored drawing files. The amount of storage, tools, and online access to drawings vary depending on your plan, it can be free, Pro plan worth $49.99 yearly, or Pro Plus worth $99.99 yearly. Its new feature is the ‘Smart Pen’ mode and being able to link to third-party cloud-based storage. You can also use the application with Firefox and Google Chrome. For the student version, it is free for qualifying students and teachers with an 18-month renewable license available. In this software, its functionality is identical to the full commercial version, except for the internal bit-flag set or the ‘educational flag’ in the DWG files created or edited. The output includes a plot stamp/banner on all four sides, which cannot be used for commercial use. With the help of the internet, we can now download all types of files, such as documents, music, videos, movies, and even the AutoCAD file. Downloading large files will definitely take a while, but with the help of premium link generators, you will have access to link generator with quality files and at the same time, not waste too much time downloading.