December 15th, 2011
The Application wizard provides a variety of drawing types to help you get started quickly. Whether you are drawing a building, an office layout, or a mechanical part, the Application wizard configures the drawing environment by setting drawing scale, units, and toolbars. In some Cases it even starts the drawing.Getting Started Guide: Create professional drawings in no time. A series of tutorials show you everything from starting a new drawing to moving and rotating entities and adding dimensions.Customizable Work Environment
Flexible File Management: Open as many drawings as you want at one time, with multiple windows open for each drawing document. Combined with a variety of ways to open files and AutoSave, this capability helps you easily find the files you want and know that your work is safe.Customizable Toolbars: Customize your workspace by turning on additional toolbars and creating your own toolbars. Add any command to custom toolbars. Toolbars can be docked or floated. When floating in the drawing area, toolbars can also be resized.Customizable Grids: Use customizable rectangular, circular, and isometric grids to easily configure the drawing space to the drawing task. Create isometric views with special drawing tools optimized for the isometric drawing grid.Guidelines: Create geometry by snapping to user-defined construction guides. Turn the guides off and on to build on previous work.Powerful Drawing Tools
Drawing and Editing: Selecting, moving, and copying are fundamental to any type of drawing. The variety of AutoSketch selection tools gives you several ways to select anything, anywhere in the drawing. The familiar Microsoft Windows interface of these and other tools increases usability.AutoArray: Dynamically populate any area with symbols or symbol groupings. As you move the cursor, the display shows a dynamically changing number of equally spaced symbols or objects in a selection set.3D Effects: Access tools for dressing up 2D drawings for presentations from the 3D Effects toolbar. These tools automatically take a top, front, or side view and skew it, turning it into an isometric view. Add 3D text as a final touch. An automatic extrusion tool not only extrudes at a changeable distance and angle but also automatically removes hidden lines.Instant Precision Drawing
Content Librarian: Drag a symbol, hatch pattern, or solid fill from the Content Librarian window wherever you want it in a drawing; the area automatically fills in with the pattern or color. Drag a symbol from the Content Librarian and place in a prescribed location, using the symbols basepoint. AutoSketch software comes with 256-color customizable color palettes and more than 50 new symbol libraries.Picture Support: Add photographs, scanned images, logos, or any other raster file to your drawings. You have complete control over the size and placement of images, including bitmapped images and annotations. Further enhance your drawings with textures or photorealistic images by adding bitmaps to enclosed areas. AutoSketch 9 supports BMP, JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, ICO, EMF, and WMF formats.Rich Text: Rich text capabilities support different kinds of formatting in a single block of text. Change the color, font, and formatting for individual sentences, words, or letters for visual consistency between CAD drawings and other documents. Spell Check verifies spelling for text, database information, and even dimensions.Compatibility
DWG Support: Because AutoSketch drawings are DWG format compatible, you can create and view AutoCAD drawings for enhanced collaboration with colleagues and clients.Designed for Windows XP Logo Certification: This logo ensures compatibility with the latest Microsoft operating systems.