Tech spotlight: AutoCAD 2015 – new features make your work faster and easier than ever before

Tech Spotlight
AutoCAD 2015 – new features make your work faster and easier than ever before

From 2D drafting to visualization, AutoCAD® helps you, as a construction professional, find solutions to the challenges you face every day. You view and edit the stunning designs created by architects with AutoCAD design and documentation software, and connect your workflow across integrated desktop, cloud, and mobile solutions with AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT®, AutoCAD Design Suite® or AutoCAD 360®. From a business perspective, these products can help your firm stay competitive by reducing risk, being more profitable, and strengthening the relationships with your clients and the rest of the design team. The new updates for AutoCAD 2015 can help you manage construction documentation like never before, and new functions and features help you and your team save time and collaborate more efficiently.

Autodesk recently partnered with Dell and David S. Cohn Consulting on a study to quantify the productivity increases resulting from upgrading to AutoCAD 2015 software on a more modern workstation. To complete a series of five pre-defined drawing tasks, with each version it took:

  • 10+ hours with AutoCAD 2010
  • 36% timesaving with AutoCAD 2015 (6.5 hours)
  • 48% timesaving with AutoCAD 2015 + Dell T1700 (5.3 hours)
  • 67% timesaving for a specific task with AutoCAD 2015 + Dell 1700

Moving to AutoCAD 2015 on a modern workstation can help significantly boost productivity and save time during the design, documentation and construction process. As owners continue to demand that ever more complex projects be delivered within shorter time frames and at lower costs, upgrading to the latest AutoCAD release—and maintaining this software through subscription - can provide construction firms with convenient access to cutting-edge technology for design, visualization, simulation and coordination. For more information, read the full AutoCAD Productivity Study and AutoCAD Peddie Research Study here.

In addition to saving time, there are many other new productivity tools in AutoCAD 2015 that can help you be more efficient and effective as a construction professional in the office and in the field. Some of these benefits include:

  • Refined interface
    An updated interface improves functionality and productivity

  • New tab page
    Quickly open drawings and access a selection of content

  • Ribbon galleries
    Save time by visually accessing drawing content from the Ribbon

  • Command preview
    Evaluate potential changes before committing to them

  • Mtext enhancements
    Mtext works like a word processor, with bullets and super/subscript

  • Help window
    Animated arrow in UI finder shows tool locations within the ribbon

  • Smooth line display
    Improved graphic experience and more accurate display of properties

To remain competitive in an industry that is rapidly changing, construction firms need to continuously expand their construction knowledge with the most powerful tools and technology available in the market. AutoCAD 2015 provides a more comprehensive portfolio to support an efficient and predictable planning and construction process, in a way that can meet fluctuating business demands while providing access to the latest software.

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