AutoCAD Architecture

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AutoCAD Architecture
AutoCAD Architecture 2013.png
AutoCAD Architecture 2013.
Developer(s) Autodesk
Initial release October 1998
Stable release 2015 / March 27, 2014
Operating system Windows
Type CAD
License Proprietary
Website autodesk.com/autocadarchitecture

AutoCAD Architecture (abbreviated as ACA) is a version of Autodesk's flagship product, AutoCAD, with tools and functions specially suited to architectural work.

Architectural objects have a relationship to one another and interact with each other intelligently. For example, a window has a relationship to the wall that contains it. If you move or delete the wall, the window reacts accordingly. Objects can be represented in both 2D and 3D.

In addition, intelligent architectural objects maintain dynamic links with construction documents and specifications, resulting in more accurate project deliverables. When someone deletes or modifies a door, for example, the door schedule can be automatically updated. Spaces and areas update automatically when certain elements are changed, calculations such as square footage are always up to date.[1]

AutoCAD Architecture uses the DWG file format but an object enabler [2] is needed to access, display, and manipulate object data in applications different from AutoCAD Architecture.

AutoCAD Architecture was formerly known as AutoCAD Architectural Desktop (often abbreviated ADT) but Autodesk changed its name for the 2008 edition. The change was made to better match the names of Autodesk's other discipline-specific packages, such as AutoCAD Electrical and AutoCAD Mechanical.

Version history[edit]

Official name Version Release Date of release Comments
AutoCAD Architectural Desktop 1 N/A 1 1998, October Platform: AutoCAD R14
AutoCAD Architectural Desktop 2 15.0 2 1999, July Platform: AutoCAD 2000
AutoCAD Architectural Desktop 2i 15.1 3 2000, July Platform: AutoCAD 2000i
AutoCAD Architectural Desktop 3 15.1 4 2000, December Platform: AutoCAD 2000i
AutoCAD Architectural Desktop 3.3 15.6 5 2001, June Platform: AutoCAD 2002
Architectural Desktop 2004 16.0 6 2003, March Platform: AutoCAD 2004
Architectural Desktop 2005 16.1 7 2004, April Platform: AutoCAD 2005
Architectural Desktop 2006 16.2 8 2005, April Platform: AutoCAD 2006
Architectural Desktop 2007 17.0 9 2006, April Platform: AutoCAD 2007
AutoCAD Architecture 2008 17.1 10 2007, March Platform: AutoCAD 2008
AutoCAD Architecture 2009 17.2 11 2008, March Platform: AutoCAD 2009; first release available for the x86-64 windows version of XP and Vista.
AutoCAD Architecture 2010 18.0 12 2009, March Platform: AutoCAD 2010
AutoCAD Architecture 2011 18.1 13 2010, March Platform: AutoCAD 2011
AutoCAD Architecture 2012 18.2 14 2011, March 22 Platform: AutoCAD 2012
AutoCAD Architecture 2013 19.0 15 2012, March 27 Platform: AutoCAD 2013
AutoCAD Architecture 2014 19.1 16 2013, March 26 Platform: AutoCAD 2014
AutoCAD Architecture 2015 20.0 17 2014, March 27 Platform: AutoCAD 2015

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AutoCAD vs AutoCAD Architecture
  2. ^ Object Enabler

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