The latest update to AutoCAD software focuses on improving designers' ability to quickly and easily document their designs, with a level of control that helps ensure that their drawings look as professional as they require. AutoCAD 2008 focuses on solving common customer problems in a way that respects current workflows, so that little or no retraining is required to obtain significant time savings.
Key enhancements include:
- Simple, intuitive creation, editing and management of annotation scale,
tables, text and leaders, to virtually eliminate duplication of work,
minimize errors and time spent on workarounds, and support corporate
standards for design.
- Customer-driven improvements in functions ranging from drafting to
presentation, including more than 35 enhancements in response to
customer visits, Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) top-10
feature wish lists, and feedback forms.
"One of the most powerful aspects of AutoCAD software has been its support for designing and documentation in real-world scale," said Lucio A. Da Silva, CAD manager, Architectural Land Design, Inc. "But combining those elements with associated annotation has been difficult. AutoCAD 2008 makes it transparent for the designer -- we think it's a must-have update that builds on the modeling and visualization enhancements we got in AutoCAD 2007."
What’s New in AutoCAD 2008
AutoCAD® 2008 software adds features to help make everyday tasks easier. Annotation scaling and control of layers by viewport minimize workarounds, while text enhancements, multiple leaders, and improved tables help deliver an unmatched level of aesthetic precision and professionalism.
Layers per Viewport
In AutoCAD 2008 the layer manager has been enhanced to allow users to specify color, line weight, linetype, or plot style as an override for an individual viewport. These overrides can be easily turned on or off as viewports are added or removed.
Enhanced tables now give users the option to combine AutoCAD and Excel tabular information into a single AutoCAD table. This table can be dynamically linked so that notifications appear in both AutoCAD and Excel as data is updated. Users can then select these notifications, allowing instant updating of information in either source document.
Text & Table Enhancements
The enhanced MTEXT editor now provides the ability to specify the number of columns required and flows new text between those columns as users make edits. The space set between each column of text and the edge of the paper is also customizable. All of these variables can be adjusted to specific values in the dialog box, or adjusted interactively using the new multicolumn text grips.
The new multiple leader panel on the dashboard has enhanced tools that automate the creation of multiple leaders and the orientation of the leaders (tail or content first) with the notes.
Compare Your Version of AutoCAD with AutoCAD 2008
Consult the AutoCAD Release Comparison Matrix for a side-by-side comparison of what’s been added to since your last upgrade.
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