Thursday, February 23, 2012

AutoCAD 2013 is Announced in Japan!


Autodesk has officially announced AutoCAD 2013 in Japan.  If you read Japanese then you can go directly to their website (click here) for all of the details.  Autodesk often announces their products in Japan first and it seems so in this case.  Lynn Allen has also posted some of AutoCAD 2013’s new features.

As this announcement was a surprise I have to admit that I am not prepared for a full review or blog post but rest assured that I will get it as soon as I can.  We can talk about anything that Lynn has posted or that is available on the Japanese site.

For a quick rundown of the new features (and comparison to previous versions) the Japanese site has a chart.

Some of the New Features or Enhancements:

  • Command Line Enhancements
  • Array Enhancements
  • Model Documentation (section views for Base View) – One of my favorite
  • Import/Read Inventor Files
  • Sheet Set Manager for Mac (should have been in there from the beginning)
  • Multi-Edit Hatch Objects
  • Strike-Thru text


I plan on a full review and discussion of the new features and system variables as soon as they are available.

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