Wednesday, March 4, 2009

First Look: AutoCAD 2010 Parametric Design

One of the most impressive new features in AutoCAD 2010 is the new parametric design capability. This new set of tools lets you establish geometric and dimensional relationships between objects. Geometric constraints are similar to object snaps, but instead of just snapping to objects, they cause objects to retain the relationships you establish. So for example, two lines will remain parallel.

You can also set the dimensional properties of objects. Once dimensional constraints are established, you can change the size of objects by changing the dimensional constraint values.

To show you how easy and intuitive these new tools are to use, here's a short video showing them in action.

I hope you agree that this is a fantastic new capability in AutoCAD 2010, well worth the upgrade.

I welcome your comments. And keep watching for more about the new release.

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