Monday, June 27, 2005


DWG backward compatibility

CAD Forum lists AutoCAD versions and their compatibility with individual DWG formats, including the SaveAs support for saving older versions of DWG files.
See Backward compatibility of the AutoCAD DWG formats.

Sunday, June 12, 2005


Political map changes between AutoCAD releases

If you compare the country list presented in the AutoCAD 2006 registration/activation dialog with previous releases, there are some changes reflecting recent changes on the political world map (at least from the US point of view). Let us compare the country list:

Thursday, June 09, 2005


Reading/Writing Real DWG files

Autodesk plans to release an API allowing software developers to read and write "genuine" DWG files in their applications. Licensing policy should be more open than the existing conditions on the ObjectDBX library.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005


Revit Structure

Autodesk releases a new BIM application from the Revit family - Autodesk Revit Structure. Revit Structure is a BIM tool for structural engineers. It cooperates not only with Revit Building but suprisingly also with Architectural Desktop.

Saturday, June 04, 2005


AutoCAD White Papers

Autodesk publishes a couple of white papers on different AutoCAD topics. Find more information about Network Installation, Network Licensing, Sheet Set Manager Best Practices, Customization and Migration, Dynamic Blocks.
See AutoCAD White Papers.

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