Autodesk AutoCADis often regarded as the “evergreen” CAD application for any organization working with digital models. Numerous industries and 135,000+ companies use the cutting-edge software to create precise 2D/3D engineering, architectural, or construction drawings.
This technology world’s most recognizable and respected marvel is constantly evolving with changing ecosystems. It is constantly updated with new features, toolsets and cloud capabilities.
AutoCAD 2021 was launched last year. It included many improvements, including continued access to Architecture and Electrical, Map 3D, MEP, Plant 3D or Raster Design specialized toolets for automating tasks, and saving valuable time.
It also made Quick Mode default mode, improved Quick Measure command, and allowed automatic adjustment to the revision cloud radius. It also allowed synchronization of recent blocks via cloud storage. There was also an option to compare the changes to the Xref current edition.
AutoCAD 2021 undoubtedly offered numerous productivity-boosting advantages. AutoCAD 2022 is the 36th iteration. It features innovations, collaboration and automation.
AutoCAD 2022 is a design-forward tool that enables smart work and maximizes time for other areas of your business. Let’s look at five new features, benefits and recent enhancements that will encourage you to upgrade to AutoCAD2022 as soon as possible.
1] Trace allows you and your collaborators to markup DWG files together without having to modify the existing drawing. Collaborators can create a Trace on the web/mobile app to mark up any design changes they want to see. It is then opened in AutoCAD desktop. You can see the feedback in the DWG file context, and all the changes are incorporated.
Multiplatform digital workflow allows you to collaborate with team members wherever they may be. It also streamlines the drawing review process. Trace facilitates digital collaboration and allows you to work with your collaborators from any device.
2] Count automates blocks/geometry’s counting. You can export data to a dynamic tableau and get faster updates. Reduce manual counting, avoid missing parts or incorrect quantity orders. The View Tab’s Palettes panel has the Count command. It reduces human error, increases accuracy, saves time, and helps you to count.
3] Share allows you to securely share drawings directly from AutoCAD with colleagues or teams. You can choose from ‘view-only or ‘edit to send drawings’ access levels. These controlled copies are available anytime, anywhere. AutoCAD/AutoCAD web application allows you to generate Share links. It gives you more control and refines the collaboration process.
4] Push to Autodesk Docs allows you to publish CAD drawing sheets as PDFs directly from AutoCAD to Autodesk Docs. You don’t need to save PDFs locally, open a web browser, or upload sheets to the cloud. It is available on the Collaborate Tab and allows you to collaborate quickly and improves the workflow efficiency.
5] Floating Windows allows you to view and edit multiple drawings simultaneously in one AutoCAD instance. You can easily pull out drawing tabs to view them in fully-operational windows on either side-by-side, or on secondary monitors. It allows for quick work completions by clicking and dragging, without having to open AutoCAD again or find the drawing.
AutoCAD 2022 Feature Enhancements
Drawing History allows you to compare past/present drawings and observe the evolution of your work.
Xref Compar allows you to compare DWG’s two versions using external references (Xrefs).
Blocks Palette allows you to view/access the content of your blocks from AutoCAD on desktops and within AutoCAD’s web application.
Quick Measure displays nearby measurements in drawings by hovering the mouse.
Cloud Storage Connectivity gives you access to any DWG(tm), file in AutoCAD, with Autodesk’s cloud storage or other leading cloud storage providers.
AutoCAD Anytime, Anywhere creates and edits CAD drawings from any browser using the AutoCAD web app or mobile app.
Its 2D features include Text settings, Dimensions and Leaders as well as Centerlines and center marks, Tables and Revision clouds, Views and Layouts, Fields and Data linking.
3D modeling and visualization include solid, surface, mesh, and 3D navigation. Visual styles, Section plans, Renderings, Cloud rendering, Point cloud, and model documentation are all covered.
Collaboration features include PDF files, DGN Files and DWG compare. Sheet sets, Model references, import, geographic location and online maps are all examples of collaboration features.
Installation and customization are simplified with a Start tab, TrustedDWG technology and CUI customization. Secure load, Action recorder, CUI variable monitor, CUI customization.