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AutoCAD 2015 vs. AutoCAD 2014 and previous versions

Experience the evolution of design with AutoCAD 2015. An updated modern interface helps improve the design process. Productivity enhancements such as New tab and Ribbon galleries, and a more powerful Help window speed your work. See how AutoCAD 2015 compares to AutoCAD 2014, AutoCAD 2013, and AutoCAD 2012.

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Features
User interaction
Multifunctional grips
Hide and isolate objects
Associative arrays
Clickable command line options
Property edit preview
Viewport change preview
Intelligent command line
File tabs
New tab
Help Find tool
Dark theme
Ribbon gallery
Improved graphics
Lasso selection
Command preview
Resizable modelspace viewports
DESIGN
Solid, surface, and mesh modeling
Autodesk materials library
In-canvas viewport controls
Surface curve extraction
Context-sensitive press-pull
Import sketchup files (SKP)
Autodesk ReCap point cloud tool
Point cloud manager, cropping, and object snaps
3D Orbit Target
DOCUMENTATION
Parametric constraints
Object and layer transparency
Base and projected views
Section and detail views
Strike-through text
Autobullets and numbering
Mtext match properties
Mtext superscript and subscript tools
Caps lock detection
Text Align
CONNECTIVITY
DGN 8 import/export/underlay
PDF publish/underlay
IGES, CATIA, Rhino, pro/engineer, and step import
Inventor file import
Autodesk 360 connectivity
Design feed with Autodesk 360 drawing storage
Geolocation coordinate system and online maps
Design feed with local drawing storage
Autodesk translation framework
CUSTOMIZATION
Action recorder
Online license transfer
Multiple plot file search paths
Customization and support file sync
Exchange App manager
Featured apps ribbon tab
Secure load
Autodesk BIM 360 add-in
Autodesk Application Manager
Performance Reporting
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