The AutoCAD® OEM CAD development platform provides tools to build custom AutoCAD® software-based products for specific markets and to extend design information to users outside the traditional CAD community. Easily create industry-specific products that offer only the features, commands, menus, and design data your customers require. AutoCAD OEM is licensed to independent software developers, corporate developers, and system integrators who need to:
Deliver a product that requires CAD software functionality but is not targeted at traditional CAD users.
Build products that can read and create DWG™ files that are fully compatible with AutoCAD DWG.
Create host programs that run an application in a child window or through a web page.
Deliver products with scaled feature sets at scaled price points and provide an AutoCAD-based platform that cannot be customized or extended by end users.
Replace an aging CAD software system and take advantage of new custom AutoCAD software technologies.
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AutoCAD® OEM–based design software enables sales associates at Knoll, a contract furniture manufacturer, to shorten sales cycles by creating 3D drawings of customers' designs quickly and easily. Customers also receive speedier confirmation of availability and estimated prices, which helps simplify their purchasing decisions.
CIM-TECH, a leading supplier of CAM software for controlling CNC woodworking machines, used AutoCAD® OEM as the engine for its latest version of Router-CIM.
Features The AutoCAD OEM software development platform includes features and improvements that can save time and add security, while you build custom AutoCAD-based software products. Learn more about AutoCAD OEM key features here.
Development Interfaces The AutoCAD OEM platform supports the ObjectARX programming environment, Visual LISP, ActiveX, and standard AutoCAD tools for customizing menus, toolbars, and quick keys. See additional details here.
Trial versions are available for most Autodesk products. Download your free 30-days trial version today. You can obtain Autodesk desktop software for development use on an on-going basis by joining ADN at the Standard or Professional membership level too.
All the information and resources needed to use Autodesk cloud-based software and components in your own web and mobile applications can be found on the Autodesk Forge Developer Portal. Get easy access to Forge APIs and documentation, tutorials, GitHub samples, support and more.