Wednesday, April 4, 2012

What's New with AutoCAD 2013

via AutoCAD 2013 New Features- Video Tutorials- Upgrade 2012- Autodesk.

Explore your design ideas with the powerful new features of AutoCAD® 2013 software. Connect withAutodesk® 360, share your designs with your social world, and work more productively with model documentation enhancements.  And with AutoCAD Apps on Autodesk Exchange, it’s easier than ever to customize your AutoCAD experience.

What's New with AutoCAD 2013

AutoCAD 2013 feature for documentation of section and details view
(Video 5:47)
Section and Details View  A new model documentation tab provides easier access to tools for creating Section and Details views. Choose from common section methods including Full, half, offset, and aligned. Specify circular or rectangular boundaries for detail views. Constrain section lines and detail boundaries to key points in the drawing views to help maintain fidelity even as the model or layout change. Maintain consistency across multiple section or detail views with customizable view styles.

AutoCAD 2013 feature for strike-thru text
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Strike-Thru TextA new strikethrough style is provided for Mtext, Mleaders, Dimensions, Tables and ArcText offering increased flexibility for representing text in your documents.
AutoCAD 2013 feature for Autodesk Cloud connectivity
Autodesk 360 ConnectivityA tight connection with Autodesk® 360 allows you to synchronize files.  This includes syncing drawings and folders with your online account directly from within AutoCAD® software. You can export and attach files directly to your single sign-on account and share files with others via your Autodesk online account.
AutoCAD 2013 feature for customization and support file sync
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Customization and Support File SyncYou can easily share and access your AutoCAD customization preferences and support files to travel with you as you move from one machine to the next.
AutoCAD 2013 feature for social media sharing
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Social Media SharingShare your AutoCAD designs with your social world using built-in connections for Facebook and Twitter.
AutoCAD 2013 feature for AutoCAD apps on Autodesk Exchange
AutoCAD Apps on Autodesk ExchangeEasily extend the power of AutoCAD software using AutoCAD companion apps created by members of the Autodesk® Developer Network. Getting the add-ins you need has never been easier. Visit a single destination to select from hundreds of Autodesk approved extensions.
AutoCAD 2013 feature for context sensitive PressPull
(Video 0:54)
Context Sensitive PressPullThe PressPull tool is enhanced to be more flexible and context sensitive. Now you can use the PressPull tool to extrude and offset curves, creating surfaces and solids. A new Multiple option in the PressPull tool enables you to select multiple objects within a single PressPull operation.
AutoCAD 2013 feature for Inventor file import
(Video 2:16)
Inventor File ImportAutodesk® Inventor® Fusion software adds to the 3D conceptual design capabilities of AutoCAD, enabling you to flexibly edit and validate models from almost any source.  Enhanced interoperability allows you to edit solids in CAD blocks without exploding them.
AutoCAD 2013 feature for surface curve extraction
(Video 0:54)
Surface Curve ExtractionThe new Surface Curve Extraction tool extracts isoline curves through a specified point on a surface or face of a solid.
AutoCAD 2013 feature for modern user interaction
(Video 4:21)
Modern User InteractionThe AutoCAD user interface has been enhanced to provide a more seamless interaction with the software. You’ll find a less intrusive, yet more flexible command line, additional contextual ribbon tabs, and more objects with multi-functional grips. This streamlined interaction with powerful tools, such as associative arrays and hatching help you save time and focus on your design.
AutoCAD 2013 feature for property edit preview
(Video 0:47)
Property Edit PreviewYou can dynamically and instantaneously preview changes to object properties before applying them. For example, if you select objects and then use the Properties palette to change the color, the selected objects dynamically change color as you pass the cursor over each color in the list.
AutoCAD 2013 feature for simplified migration to AutoCAD 2013
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Simplified Migration to AutoCAD 2013New and enhanced tools make it easier to migrate your custom settings or reset AutoCAD software to the default install settings.  Improved handling of tool palettes, a reset tool that returns you to the default settings, and a new migration of custom materials help ease the transition to AutoCAD 2013 from

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