AutoCAD LT 2008
software is the world’s number-one-selling 2D drafting and detailing
product. Design professionals need the full DWG native file format
AutoCAD LT 2008
provides. Although the 3D capabilities and advanced customization is not in
AutoCAD LT 2008,
the 2D design process is simplified. The many new tools and features, such
as annotation scaling, text and table enhancements, and multiple leaders,
are focused on making everyday tasks quicker and with fewer errors. Existing
features like Dynamic Blocks and express tools will make you love your job
more and more. Working smarter allows your work to go quicker, resulting in
a smoother work day. AutoCAD LT 2008 runs on Windows Vista or XP.
- Simplifies daily tasks with full DWG native file
format compatibility, annotation scaling, layer properties per viewport,
text and table enhancements, and multiple leaders
- Efficient drafting means across-the-board
improvements to help ensure that the time-consuming tasks you do every
day won't slow you down
- Simplified data exchange leads to fast, secure
collaboration among team members no matter where they are--because the
quicker you share, the quicker you finish.
- Painless plotting means you can spend more time on
the front end designing and less time on plotting
- Create, collaborate, and deliver more efficiently
What's New in AutoCAD LT
AutoCAD LT software makes all parts of the 2D design process
more productive. From DWG native file format compatibility to dynamic
blocks, to annotation scaling and table enhancements, daily tasks are
simplified, helping you concentrate on the design instead of the toolset.
AutoCAD LT 2008 introduces the concept of annotation scale as an object
property. Designers can set the current scale of a viewport or model space
view, and then apply that scale to each object and specify its size,
placement, and appearance based on the scale set for the viewport. In other
words, annotation scale is now automated.
Layers per Viewport
In AutoCAD LT 2008 the layer manager has been enhanced to allow users to
specify color, line weight, linetype, or plot style as an override for an
individual viewport. These overrides can be easily turned on or off as
viewports are added or removed.
Enhanced tables now give users the option to combine AutoCAD LT and Windows
Excel tabular information into a single AutoCAD LT table. This table can be
dynamically linked so that notifications appear in both AutoCAD LT and Excel
as data is updated. Users can then select these notifications, allowing
instant updating of information in either source document.
Text & Table Enhancements
The enhanced MTEXT editor now provides the ability to specify the number of
columns required and flows new text between those columns as users make
edits. The space set between each column of text and the edge of the paper
is also customizable. All of these variables can be adjusted to specific
values in the dialog box, or adjusted interactively using the new
multicolumn text grips.
The new multiple leader panel on the dashboard has enhanced tools that
automate the creation of multiple leaders and the orientation of the leaders
(tail or content first) with the notes.
Efficient Everyday Drafting
Just because you perform certain tasks day in and day out
doesn't mean they have to be tedious. AutoCAD LT streamlines day-to-day
tasks by improving the functionality of the tools used to perform them.
Create and edit Dynamic Blocks to save time and help standardize
drawings by eliminating the need to redraw standard components again and
again, and reduce your cumbersome block libraries in the process.
Use AutoCAD Layer Express Tools for layer management to dramatically
increase your day-to-day drafting productivity.
Create tables painlessly with a one-step process rather than manually
drawing each line, and save time by performing calculations directly in your
tables. When values are updated automatically, errors go down.
Manipulate text efficiently by viewing, sizing, and positioning text
as you type. Adjust text appearance as needed using familiar tools common in
other text-editing applications, and easily create multiline paragraphs and
bulleted or numbered lists of notes with professional-quality formatting.
Simplify hatching by creating multiple hatches without repetitious
use of the Hatch command, easily place a hatch at your preferred origin
point, and quickly calculate both individual and cumulative hatch areas.
Customize tool palettes so you save time by placing frequently used
content in one place so you can quickly drag them into your designs.
Seamlessly interface with your design data and keep your attention
focused on your work as you enter command information and get immediate
feedback at the graphics cursor.
Dimension with greater ease giving your dimensions exactly the
linetype you prefer without exploding and editing them. Avoid time-consuming
workarounds to dimension an arc, save time by automating the creation of a
jogged dimension line, and flip an individual dimension arrow from inside to
outside the dimension line and back.
Simplified Data Exchange
Save time and money by electronically sharing intelligent
design data, allowing teams to review, print, mark up, and round-trip
changes quickly, easily, and with fewer errors.
Publish intelligent design data with DWF technology and save time by
simplifying collaboration with your design team. At 1/10th the size of other
file formats, DWF is the fastest, easiest way to communicate design
information while helping to ensure secure and efficient sharing at any
stage of the project lifecycle.
View and Mark up designs and easily coordinate projects throughout
design review by replacing the paper process with review and round-tripping
functionality in free* Autodesk Design Review software. Mark up drawings
with comments, sketches, dimensions, text, and stamps before sending them on
their way. Workflow is streamlined, fidelity is increased, and jobs are
Use DWF as an underlay to share design information with other
companies on a project. It's the perfect starting point for adding more
information to the design.
Read/write to past versions of AutoCAD, increasing collaboration and
the exchange of data with users of older versions of AutoCAD software.
*This product is subject to the terms and conditions of the
end-user license agreement that accompanies download of this software.
Export files in PDF format so customers who have standardized on
Adobe PDF can view and print design files.
Simplified plotting helps you spend more time on design.
Access the most frequently used plot controls all in one dialog box,
and view a full preview showing how your plot will look once the drawing is
plotted with an enhanced plot user interface.
Reduce time waiting for plot jobs and spend more time drafting with
background plotting, which enables you to continue working in the drawing
editor while AutoCAD LT software plots in the background.
Stay on top of plot jobs by being notified when a plot job is