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This guide provides a brief overview of AutoCAD Free Download history, the various tools and commands available in the software, and how to use AutoCAD for different drawing tasks.

AutoCAD History

AutoCAD started as a drawing program developed for use with a piece of teletype equipment. Originally known as VEC-II or Vector Graphic Interchange Program, AutoCAD was created at the University of Utah in the late 1970s and early 1980s by Tom Ottley. In the early 1980s, the research team at Utah found that human beings could not understand the rapidly growing amount of data in their drawings and they were constantly making changes, adjusting the drawing to a new set of conditions. They recognized the need to develop a CAD program that could store and display data, and modify it as desired. The program would help solve the problem of working with and sharing large drawing files.

In the late 1980s, after funding from the Defense Department, the University of Utah team was able to recruit some of the top CAD developers in the world to develop AutoCAD. When the program was finally released in December 1982, the team hoped the software would be a useful tool for many industries, from aerospace to highway construction, and provide the accuracy and efficiency needed to reduce errors and save money.

Since AutoCAD’s initial release, it has grown to become a major software program in use by millions of users worldwide. There are two versions of AutoCAD. The first, AutoCAD 1982, was a 16-bit program running on IBM PC compatibles, and was first released in December 1982. The second, AutoCAD 2013, is a 64-bit program currently available for PC, Mac, and Linux computers running Microsoft Windows XP and higher, Apple Macintosh computers running OS X 10.8 or higher, and the PlayStation 4.

AutoCAD 1982, originally developed by the University of Utah team, used a “point-and-click” method of editing. The user would place a drawing cursor over the area where an object is to be created, and click to define the position. The user could then click again to define the size. The user would create the object in this fashion until the drawing was complete, at which point the “undo” feature would be used. A press of the “auto-indent” button would begin drawing the object according to the cursor’s current position, with the size determined by the size of the button.

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AutoCAD’s PDF is another file format for the exchange of drawing data, and is commonly used for archiving and retrieval of drawings.

AutoCAD 2002


AutoCAD 2002, released on December 19, 2000, was the first version of AutoCAD to feature an all-new look and user interface. It also added new features, such as profiles, creation of drawings based on 3D models, CAD integrity, and Internet rendering.

In 2002, the standard was renamed to.dwg, as with subsequent releases of AutoCAD.

AutoCAD uses the same file format,.dwg, as AutoCAD 2004 and later.

AutoCAD 2002 introduced two new units of measurement: Metric and Imperial. The Metric unit is in terms of a millimetre (1mm = 0.0393701inch) while the Imperial unit is in terms of a metre (1.094m = 0.0394in).

The AutoCAD 2002 functionality continues to be supported on Microsoft Windows and Macintosh. Since version 11, AutoCAD can also run on Mac OS X.

A license for the 2002 version of AutoCAD costs US$7,499.


In 2002, AutoCAD was designed and developed using the latest Windows technology, mainly Windows XP. It was originally released with a 32-bit version, but a 64-bit version was released with AutoCAD 2004.

AutoCAD was designed to be fully 64-bit compatible. The 64-bit AutoCAD 2002 and AutoCAD 2004 are fully supported by Windows XP 64-bit, and the 32-bit AutoCAD 2005 and later versions are fully supported by Windows XP Professional 32-bit.

Some of the basic features included:

Creating and modifying drawings

CAD functions

Version history

Review history


2D drafting

2D drafting support

AutoCAD 2002 and later supports all the 2D drafting features found in AutoCAD 2000 and AutoCAD 2001, such as:

2D drafting tools

Measuring and layout tools

Naming and numbering tools

2D drawing tools

2D drawing tools

Drafting tools

Boundary tools

Advanced visual effects

Text tool

2D line rendering

2D line rendering tools


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Open the file autocad.exe
Install the update.

If you have Windows XP, go here:

If you have Windows 7, go here:

If you have Windows 8, go here:

Close Autocad.

Unzip the files:
Autodesk_AutoCAD_2012_Win_XP.zip (Windows XP)
Autodesk_AutoCAD_2012_Win_7.zip (Windows 7)
Autodesk_AutoCAD_2012_Win_8.zip (Windows 8)

Reinstall Autocad.

Refer to the installation of AutoCAD 2012 Windows XP here:

Refer to the installation of AutoCAD 2012 Windows 7 here:

What’s New In?

Speed up collaboration by using rapid, multi-user workspace changes. Users work at the same time without waiting for input from others. Work with others instantly as you make changes. (video: 1:09 min.)

Download AutoCAD to your computer and access your drawings on the go. Save your projects to your PC and open them on the go, from a smartphone or tablet. (video: 2:28 min.)

Open and save the same drawing from a mobile device to your PC. Download AutoCAD 2023 to your PC and open a saved drawing from a smartphone or tablet. Now you can access your desktop drawings from anywhere. (video: 1:46 min.)

Export to multiple file formats from within the program. Save your drawings in a PDF or DWG format, using just one command. (video: 1:53 min.)

Use tags, locks, and views as you draw. To keep track of ideas and save time, you can create and assign tags as you think of them. To protect designs from changes while you’re working, you can use locks to prevent changes when you’re in the process of drawing. And, you can specify a particular view to use while you work. (video: 1:30 min.)

Use radial menus to perform operations as you move through menus, right-click to activate commands and filters, and use the grid to quickly change layers. (video: 1:46 min.)

New layers, editing tools, and symbols:

If you have a DWG file, you can open it directly from AutoCAD. Or you can save your work in different file formats, like DWG, PDF, or JPG. (video: 1:30 min.)

Draw circles or ellipses with just a couple of clicks. To help you draw more precisely, you can use the new Type tool to draw rounded, circular, and elliptical arcs. (video: 1:42 min.)

You can save your work as images, and then use those images to open and edit your design, anywhere. You can also create your own reusable symbols and use them to make changes to your drawings. (video: 1:31 min.)

The new symbol catalog feature allows you to store and edit reusable symbols, and use them to make changes to your drawings. You can create and edit symbols from a variety of objects, including text


System Requirements For AutoCAD:

(For PCs only. Mac versions will be released later.)
OS: Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10
CPU: Intel Core i3-4010 or AMD Phenom II x4 940 or above
RAM: 2GB (3GB recommended)
Video: Nvidia GTX 560 or AMD HD 6970 (AMD HD6970 recommended)
DirectX: Version 9.0c or above
OS: Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, or


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