Autodesk has released a new version of its software which will allow subscribers to gain access to industry-specific features and functionality of seven specialised toolsets with just one product.
The company claims AutoCAD 2019 will allow subscribers to increase efficiency and includes features and libraries for mechanical design, architecture, 3D mapping and more.
There is access to 750,000 intelligent objects, styles, parts, features, and symbols to choose from when drawing, while new web and mobile apps allow subscribers to work from anywhere, at any time.
Autodesk claims the toolsets now included in AutoCAD offer intelligent features that will help users work faster and be more efficient.
For example, by using the architecture toolset to model a design, users can save a significant amount of time incorporating real architectural elements such as doors, walls and windows, instead of starting from lines and circles – creating a wall in AutoCAD requires five steps, whereas the same outcome in the Architecture toolset requires only three.
Toolsets in the new software include:
Architecture: Building design features and 8,000+ intelligent architectural objects and styles speed up architectural drawing and documentation.
Mechanical: Mechanical design features and 700,000+ intelligent manufacturing parts, features, and symbols speed up product design.
Electrical: Electrical design features and 65,000+ intelligent electrical symbols boost productivity for creating, modifying and documenting electrical controls systems.
MEP: Use MEP engineering features and 10,500+ intelligent mechanical, electrical and plumbing objects to draft, design and document building systems.
Plant 3D: Plant design and engineering toolset efficiently produces P&IDs and integrates them into a 3D plant design model.
Map 3D: Use mapping features to incorporate GIS and CAD data to support planning, design, and data management. Access spatial data stored in files, databases, and web services, and aggregate it with your AutoCAD design data.
Raster Design: Use raster to vector tools to help you edit scanned drawings and convert raster images into DWG objects.
Owner of mechanical CAD design and BIM firm, Point to Point CAD Services, Clifton Schnarr, said: “The detail in the AutoCAD web app is just superb. You can see the dimension, the contrast, the colour … just all the depths to be seen on a 2D drawing. The resolution is just excellent.”
The main perk of AutoCAD mobile app is the ability to make edits anywhere and show clients without carting bulky blueprints around. Even without wifi, DWGs can be downloaded locally to a mobile device and modified.
Available across Windows, Android, and iOS devices, AutoCAD mobile app is also optimized for the iPhone X, iPad Pro, and Windows Surface.