Today marks the release of Autodesk's 2007 portfolio of products including AutoCAD 2007! AutoCAD 2007 is full of new and improved functionality to help you work more efficiently and increase your productivity. Learn more about this fantastic new AutoCAD release and the many other new Autodesk products from autodesk.com!
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Customize your design environment for maximum space and efficiency!
Create a spacious and productive design environment that meets your needs! You can now anchor and auto-hide multiple tool palettes along the sides of your display and when you roll over the palette, it expands to the entire height of the display! This is a huge space saver! Have easy access to all of your favorite palettes AND have maximum drawing space. Save and restore your favorite configurations as named workspaces!
DWF underlays and other externally referenced files!
You can attach secure, vector-based DWF (Design Web Format) files to your AutoCAD drawings as underlays. Manage the DWF underlays and all your externally referenced files (xrefs and images) from a single External Reference Manager! Clip a DWF underlay similar to clipping an image or xref and even fade it so it doesn’t obstruct the drawing geometry. Use a DWF underlay as a basis for creating your design by measuring and snapping to objects using standard AutoCAD tools!
Create 3D objects with easy and familiarity!
Solid primitives provide an easy transition from your familiar 2D world to the exciting world of 3D design! Creating rectangular primitives (box, wedge) you begin just like drawing a Rectangle and then specify the 3D options. The same thing applies to creating circular primitives (sphere, cylinder, cone, torus). Access the same options you would when drawing a circle and then specify the 3D options! There are even new tools to create a polysolid (like a polyline with height!) and a pyramid (like a polygon with height). Press Ctrl-Alt to pick inside a bounded area and quickly extrude the 2D profile into the third dimension! The transition from 2D to 3D is easy!!!!
Edit with ease!
After you create 3D objects, you can easily edit them using grips and the Properties palette. You can even edit sub-objects by pressing Ctrl to pick a face, edge, or vertex. Constrain the movement of a selected object along a selected axis or plane!
Dynamically change workplanes!
Easily draw on any face without having to manually set your UCS! Simply pass your cursor over the face and when it highlights, begin drawing! Orbit around your model without even launching a command… just press the Shift key and middle mouse button as you move the mouse!
Edit composite solids!
Edit components of composite solids by pressing the Ctrl key as you pick on the sub-objects. Edit those sub-objects with the Properties palette or grips and even use the new grip tools to move and or rotate objects or sub-objects along/around a selected axis or plane.
Use profiles and paths to sweep and loft!
Use Sweep and Loft tools to create complex surface and solid geometry from wireframe profiles and paths. You can even use the new Helix tool to create and edit a wire frame helix and then sweep a profile along the helical path! Grip edit lofted surfaces and slice a solid to a surface!
Apply visual styles to change the drawing’s appearance!
Quickly change the appearance of your model from wireframe, to conceptual, to realistic using predefined visual styles! Create your own visual styles by applying edge overhang, jitter, transparency, and many other options. Easily save and restore your custom visual styles to quickly create a variety of looks from a single drawing!
Create and modify cameras/views!
Easily add cameras to your AutoCAD drawings. Adjust the cameras using the Properties palette or grips and even apply a visual style to the camera preview. Adding a camera automatically creates a named view to which you can assign various properties including visual styles, layer visibility and more! Easily restore any named view from the Dashboard!
Walk through and fly around your model with ease!
Walk through your AutoCAD models using intuitive tools including the arrow keys, WASD keys, and mouse! Apply a visual style or render preset to your walkthrough and record it to various file formats including AVI, MOV, MPG, and WMV!
Apply materials and lights to produce realistic renderings!
Select from over 300 materials or create your own custom materials. Apply materials to objects, faces, or layers! Create realistic renderings with minimal knowledge of advanced rendering options using default render presets or apply your rendering knowledge to create custom render presets.
Create sections that can be used for 2D documentation!
See how you can add live sections to your AutoCAD solids! View cut-away geometry, adjust section settings, and generate 2d or 3D blocks that can be used as a basis for design documents!