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Autodesk Releases AutoCAD 2010

Autodesk, Inc. has released AutoCAD 2010 software, a design and documentation platform. Autodesk also announced the 2010 AutoCAD family of discipline-specific software and AutoCAD LT 2010 software for professional drafting and detailing. The latest release of AutoCAD introduces new capabilities to help users tackle their most challenging design problems, including free-form design tools, parametric drawing and enhanced PDF support, a top request from Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) members.

AutoCAD 2010 provides more power and innovation to help users document, communicate, explore and customize design ideas. With new free-form design tools, users can more easily explore ideas in 3D models to create almost any shape they can imagine. New PDF import and underlay and enhanced publishing features can improve two-way communication with the extended design team. In addition, the introduction of constraint-based parametric drawing tools enables users to define persistent relationships between objects, accelerating crucial design revision workflows. AutoCAD 2010 now also supports 3D printing, which makes it easy to produce physical 3D models and physical prototypes by connecting to on-demand 3D printing services or personal 3D printers.

“Providing customers with the powerful 3D design tools that enable them to stretch the limits of their creativity was our priority for the 2010 release of AutoCAD,” said Guri Stark, vice president, AutoCAD and Platform Products Business Unit. “To the AutoCAD software portfolio we’ve added highly requested features from customers, like enhanced capabilities with the PDF file format in AutoCAD, and new 2D commands for AutoCAD LT. Taken together, the new version of AutoCAD provides the power and flexibility our customers have been demanding to take their documentation and design further.”

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