Friday, Jul 04, 2003
Front Page |
Southern States |
Other States |
Advts: Classifieds | Employment | Obituary |
By N. N. Sachitanand
AutoCAD 2004 offers new and enhanced functionality in many areas including: Speed: 24 per cent faster than AutoCAD 2002; 28 per cent faster network performance (open performance and Xref loads); improved Xref editing performance; average of 44 per cent smaller DWG files to reduce server disk space requirements by 40-60 per cent; true colour, Pantone colour support and gradient fills for high quality presentations.
Data Sharing: Improved DWF file formats for secure sharing both in publishing and viewing; automatic notification of reference changes; new tool palettes for easy access to frequently used content and commands; access to the Autodesk DesignCenter for quick and easy connection to online content; checking and notification of CAD standards to ensure compliancy; communication centre delivers opt-in notifications of product updates, extensions, news, and support information; checking and notification of digital signatures for data security.
Management: In-place Mtext editing for annotating drawings in any language; improved licence management and software inventory control including network licence check-in, check out and network licence borrowing for more efficient, more secure usage; compatibility with industry standard tools (including SMS, Windows Advertising) for reduced installation times and implementation costs; side-by-side installation; free productivity-enhancing Express Tools; Windows 2000 and XP Certified; How-to guides.
The following products are included in the AutoCAD 2004 family of industry solutions:
General Design: AutoCAD 2004, AutoCAD LT 2004
Building Industry: Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2004
Infrastructure Solutions (formerly GIS Solutions): Autodesk Map Series 2004
Autodesk Civil Series 2004
Manufacturing: AutoCAD Mechanical 2004
According to Mr. Sanders, it may cost a user around Rs. 27,500 (excluding freight, handling and local taxes) for upgrading from AutoCAD 2002 to 2004.
The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | Business Line | The Sportstar | Frontline | The Hindu eBooks | Home |
Copyright © 2003, The
Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of
this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of