Finally on March 28th 2014 AutoCAD 2015 has been released. I gathered all the new features that AutoCAD Architecture 2015 has to offer. Below you’ll find a short description of all the AutoCAD Architecture 2015 new features.
Finally on March 27th 2014 AUTODESK® published all AutoCAD 2015 new features. Here you can find a short compiled list of all these new features. In the next weeks I’m going to go through all this new functionality, test them and publish either a short description or a more detailed tutorial on this page so you can easily understand what’s new in the 2015 edition of the software.
AutoCAD 2015 Release Date
According to Wikipedia AutoCAD 2015 release date is March 27th 2014.
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AutoCAD 2015 new features
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- Refined interface
- Ribbon galleries
- New Tab page
- Command preview
- Help window (enhanced)
- Professional documentation tools
- Intelligent command line
- Section and Detail views
- Associative array functionality
The new interface has an updated look and feel that helps improve the design process. See how it looks like»
Visually access drawing content directly from the ribbon, saving time and clicks.
Quickly open new and existing drawings and access a large selection of design elements. See it»
Preview the outcomes of frequently used commands before you commit to them.
The Help window now displays tool locations within the interface.
Capture the precise details of your design with AutoCAD documentation tools.
The command line interface includes AutoCorrect, Adaptive Suggestions, and Synonym Suggestions. AutoComplete supports mid-string search.
Easily access tools for creating Section and Detail views. Choose from common section methods including full, half, offset, and aligned.
Establish and maintain a set of relationships between arrayed objects, such as windows on a building or trusses on a bridge.
- Online maps (enhanced)
- Reality computing (enhanced)
- Surface Curve Extraction tool
- Context-sensitive PressPull tool
- 3D free-form design tools
- Surface analysis
- In-canvas viewport controls
- 3D associative array
- Editable UCS icon
Access online maps—formerly live maps—directly inside the canvas. Now you can also capture them as static images and print them.
Enhanced point cloud functionality now includes geolocation and the capability to display colors by elevation.
Extract isoline curves through a specified point on a surface or face of a solid to determine the contour lines of any shape.
Extrude and offset curves, creating surfaces and solids. Use the Multiple option to select multiple objects within a single PressPull operation.
Generate design ideas in almost any form imaginable with AutoCAD design features. Push/pull faces, edges, and vertices to model complex shapes, add smooth surfaces, and more.
Analyze the continuity, curvature, and draft of 3D solids and surfaces.
New viewport controls enable you to change viewport settings, views, and visual styles directly on the viewport canvas.
Define arrayed objects when designing in 3D. Rectangular, polar, and path associative arrays enable you to arrange selected objects in 3D space.
Select the UCS icon and use the multi-functional grips to change the UCS. You can move the origin and rotate it around the X, Y, or Z axis.
- Design feed (enhanced)
- Connected design solutions
- TrustedDWG™ technology
- Autodesk 360 connectivity
- Inventor file import
- Social media sharing
- PDF support
- AutoCAD 360 app
- Materials library
Enhancements include the capability to use design feed on an intranet, as well as on an Internet or cloud connection.
Integrate your AutoCAD workflow across connected desktop, cloud, and mobile solutions.
Confidently share CAD files with TrustedDWG technology, which helps ensure the fidelity of your AutoCAD drawings.
Use Autodesk 360 cloud-based services to synchronize your files and custom settings. Sync drawings with your online account directly from within AutoCAD.
Save time by importing models from Inventor 3D CAD software directly into the AutoCAD model space environment.
Share media using built-in connections for Facebook and Twitter.
Share and reuse designs easily with PDF support within AutoCAD software.
The AutoCAD 360 web and mobile app for AutoCAD software keeps you connected to your designs over the web or from your mobile device.
AutoCAD includes hundreds of visually rich, predefined surface materials that you can select and edit using the Materials Browser and Editor.
- Exchange Apps
- Windows 8 support
- Customization and support file sync
- Programming UI for specialized applications
- Customizable and expandable ribbon UI
- Development support
Customize AutoCAD software with an integrated connection to Exchange Apps, a broad range of Autodesk-approved extensions.
AutoCAD 2015 supports Windows 8, as well as Windows 7.
Easily share your AutoCAD customization preferences and support files, and access them as you move from one machine to the next.
Use our flexible development platform to customize your CAD software.
Customize and expand the user interface to suit your needs and meet your company’s standards.
Autodesk Developer Network training and support helps you integrate your AutoCAD plug-in or the latest release of AutoCAD software into your workflow.
AutoCAD Architecture 2015 New Features
- Project Navigator CheckOut
- Project Navigator CheckIn
- Color-coded version differentiation
- Easier style import
- Easier Style searching
- Preview Architectural Object styles
- Moveable Style Viewer
- Real-time Fillet/Chamfer changes
- Dynamic wall moves
- Improved section cleanup
- Roof Properties in Schedule tables
CheckOut enables changes to be made outside of the project structure to avoid frequent, unnecessary xref change notifications.
When you CheckIn a drawing, it is saved automatically. Team members will be notified of the updated version.
Visual Compare highlights graphic changes and geometry differences between two versions of a drawing.
Bring styles from external files into the current drawing quickly and easily.
The Style Search tool enables you to find styles in multiple drawings by entering any part of the name.
With Style Preview, you can now visually confirm walls, doors, windows, and other Architectural Object styles in the Properties Palette before use.
You can now move and “snap” the viewer dialog to the left or right edge of the Style Manager or Edit Style dialog.
Command Preview enables you to see Fillet and Chamfer changes in real time, as you make them, even before the command is complete.
Command Preview enables you to see anchored objects, as walls are moved or offset with location grip, so you can more easily anticipate change.
Improved section cleanup results enable the color of line work to display as expected.
Schedule tables can now include the perimeter, top, and bottom area of Roof Objects, so you can include them in cost estimates and quantity takeoffs.