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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  1. Documentation
  2. Design
  3. Connectivity
  4. Customization
  5. AutoCAD Architecture 2015 new features

Documentation

  • Refined interface
  • The new interface has an updated look and feel that helps improve the design process. See how it looks like»

  • Ribbon galleries
  • Visually access drawing content directly from the ribbon, saving time and clicks.

  • New Tab page
  • Quickly open new and existing drawings and access a large selection of design elements. See it»

  • Command preview
  • Preview the outcomes of frequently used commands before you commit to them.

  • Help window (enhanced)
  • The Help window now displays tool locations within the interface.

  • Professional documentation tools
  • Capture the precise details of your design with AutoCAD documentation tools.

  • Intelligent command line
  • The command line interface includes AutoCorrect, Adaptive Suggestions, and Synonym Suggestions. AutoComplete supports mid-string search.

  • Section and Detail views
  • Easily access tools for creating Section and Detail views. Choose from common section methods including full, half, offset, and aligned.

  • Associative array functionality
  • Establish and maintain a set of relationships between arrayed objects, such as windows on a building or trusses on a bridge.

Design

  • Online maps (enhanced)
  • Access online maps—formerly live maps—directly inside the canvas. Now you can also capture them as static images and print them.

  • Reality computing (enhanced)
  • Enhanced point cloud functionality now includes geolocation and the capability to display colors by elevation.

  • Surface Curve Extraction tool
  • Extract isoline curves through a specified point on a surface or face of a solid to determine the contour lines of any shape.

  • Context-sensitive PressPull tool
  • Extrude and offset curves, creating surfaces and solids. Use the Multiple option to select multiple objects within a single PressPull operation.

  • 3D free-form design tools
  • 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.

  • Surface analysis
  • Analyze the continuity, curvature, and draft of 3D solids and surfaces.

  • In-canvas viewport controls
  • New viewport controls enable you to change viewport settings, views, and visual styles directly on the viewport canvas.

  • 3D associative array
  • Define arrayed objects when designing in 3D. Rectangular, polar, and path associative arrays enable you to arrange selected objects in 3D space.

  • Editable UCS icon
  • 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.

Connectivity

  • Design feed (enhanced)
  • Enhancements include the capability to use design feed on an intranet, as well as on an Internet or cloud connection.

  • Connected design solutions
  • Integrate your AutoCAD workflow across connected desktop, cloud, and mobile solutions.

  • TrustedDWG™ technology
  • Confidently share CAD files with TrustedDWG technology, which helps ensure the fidelity of your AutoCAD drawings.

  • Autodesk 360 connectivity
  • Use Autodesk 360 cloud-based services to synchronize your files and custom settings. Sync drawings with your online account directly from within AutoCAD.

  • Inventor file import
  • Save time by importing models from Inventor 3D CAD software directly into the AutoCAD model space environment.

  • Social media sharing
  • Share media using built-in connections for Facebook and Twitter.

  • PDF support
  • Share and reuse designs easily with PDF support within AutoCAD software.

  • AutoCAD 360 app
  • The AutoCAD 360 web and mobile app for AutoCAD software keeps you connected to your designs over the web or from your mobile device.

  • Materials library
  • AutoCAD includes hundreds of visually rich, predefined surface materials that you can select and edit using the Materials Browser and Editor.

Customization

  • Exchange Apps
  • Customize AutoCAD software with an integrated connection to Exchange Apps, a broad range of Autodesk-approved extensions.

  • Windows 8 support
  • AutoCAD 2015 supports Windows 8, as well as Windows 7.

  • Customization and support file sync
  • Easily share your AutoCAD customization preferences and support files, and access them as you move from one machine to the next.

  • Programming UI for specialized applications
  • Use our flexible development platform to customize your CAD software.

  • Customizable and expandable ribbon UI
  • Customize and expand the user interface to suit your needs and meet your company’s standards.

  • Development support
  • 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
  • CheckOut enables changes to be made outside of the project structure to avoid frequent, unnecessary xref change notifications.

  • Project Navigator CheckIn
  • When you CheckIn a drawing, it is saved automatically. Team members will be notified of the updated version.

  • Color-coded version differentiation
  • Visual Compare highlights graphic changes and geometry differences between two versions of a drawing.

  • Easier style import
  • Bring styles from external files into the current drawing quickly and easily.

  • Easier Style searching
  • The Style Search tool enables you to find styles in multiple drawings by entering any part of the name.

  • Preview Architectural Object styles
  • With Style Preview, you can now visually confirm walls, doors, windows, and other Architectural Object styles in the Properties Palette before use.

  • Moveable Style Viewer
  • You can now move and “snap” the viewer dialog to the left or right edge of the Style Manager or Edit Style dialog.

  • Real-time Fillet/Chamfer changes
  • Command Preview enables you to see Fillet and Chamfer changes in real time, as you make them, even before the command is complete.

  • Dynamic wall moves
  • 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
  • Improved section cleanup results enable the color of line work to display as expected.

  • Roof Properties in Schedule tables
  • 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.

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