As they do every year, Autodesk are giving away their latest version of AutoCAD® for free. The download link is at the bottom of this page.
It’s free for a limited period of time though – 30 days. Still, this is more than enough time to get some basic work done or evaluate the software for future projects. Be careful modifying existing drawings – I do remember one occasion when I edited some vital drawings with a trial version and saved them, thinking nothing of it… only to find that I’d saved them in a new file format. When the trial duly expired, I was then stuck with no way to open the files!
Click here to download AutoCAD® 2014
It has been a while, but I’m still here. I had to laugh the other day when I happened across this error:
Not exactly the most useful message in the world! And, it’s not the first time I’ve had something like this either.
So, in the interest of a bit of friendly humour at the expense of the Autodesk software development team, I thought it might be fun to invite you to mail me your screenshots with things like this. I’ll turn this post into a hall of fame for the most pointless error messages you’ve ever seen from Autodesk….
P.S. If you want to write for my blog, get in touch. I’d welcome your input!
A number of you have asked for an updated version of my Survey Fixing utility for Civil 3D®. So due to popular demand, creating an updated version of this tool has become my top priority. I hope to get this out to you very shortly (tomorrow, if possible).
I’d also like to take this opportunity to announce a new project that I have been working on for over a year (woohoo, it’s close enough to being finished that I can mention it!).
It is… … … *drum-roll* …
A new programming language for AutoCAD!
I’ve called it CADBASIC. Its primary design goal from the very beginning has been to create a language that is extremely simple to use.
Because it’s my own proprietary language for AutoCAD®, I have complete control over the syntax of everything, which means if you want a new command or behaviour in the language, I can add it for you, in whatever crazy wacky syntax you like.
Here’s a teaser of the kind of thing I’ve been aiming for:
A basic example of a syntax that achieves more, with less code. Pretty trivial, but it’s only indicative of the type of thing I’m aiming for, and hopefully you’re all now intrigued 🙂
Release date: TBC…