AutoCAD is a computer-aided drafting software program that enables the user to create precise 2- and 3-dimensional drawings used in construction and manufacturing. You can run the most-recent version of AutoCAD on your Mac or PC. People who learn how to use AutoCAD can create scaled drawings that are used to manufacture equipment, plan infrastructure projects, design electrical circuitry, and build homes and commercial structures.

AutoCAD programs cover a broad range of applications. You can find specialized programs for your area of interest, including software focusing on architectural, mechanical, civil, aeronautical or electrical drawing.

AutoCad requires the following:
2 GB RAM
2 GB of space for installation
Screen resolution of 1,024 X 768
Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher

What is Computer Aided Design?
The CAD or the computer aided design process is the enrichment of the traditional manual design process by using computer software and hardware extensively. By using computer the whole design process becomes much faster and robust.

AutoCAD is a type of software application called “computer aided design.” It is intended for designing and drafting in two and three dimensions. It was first released in 1982 and is notable for being one of the first programs of its kind that could run on home computers. It remains an industry standard even to this day, almost three decades later.

In the program’s infancy it could use only basic shapes such as circles, arcs, regular lines and text to represent some of the more detailed objects an engineer would need. Since the 1990s Autocad has supported a user creating custom objects to fit his needs for any particular project. The most recent versions of the program fully support 3-D models and have made it easier to navigate and easier to edit when working with a design in 3-D.