AutoCAD 2016 new version

AutoCAD 2016 new version

AutoCAD 2016 is also available for a few days and French.
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The main new features can be discovered via this video you can see from the start page of AutoCAD LT 2016.
Video of the new AutoCAD LT 2016
From my side, I tested these innovations.
What about this version 2016? Here is my analysis.
There is relatively little change from the 2015 version of
Few changes here and there but overall it’s almost the same as in 2015. It should be noted even when the presence of the file Home tab is left now always visible. For those who do not want it, rest assured the variable STARTMODE to manage the display of this tab.
A new icon named Riviera also appearing, but we’ll talk later.

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Always to stay a little on the side of the interface some improvements were made to the layout tabs.
It is now possible, move by drag and drop a tab above the list of tabs that appear on the screen.

It is also possible to select multiple presentations from the dropdown list. So you can delete or publish multiple tabs even if they are not all visible in the status bar.

Finally, the Object tab remains now always visible, even if you are on the presentation 48. It was quite annoying having to go through the combo presentations to recover and return in the object space.
My opinion: Small improvements, but it allows to find a more flexible and fast operation. At the same time difficult to talk about new since it was functioning in older versions of AutoCAD.
Revision of the clouds:
Note some changes to revision clouds.
First, there are now several clouds creation functions (rectangular, polygonal, freehand line)

The hand cloud lifted corresponds to that which existed before.
The other two allow you to draw a cloud with a more “simple”. To make a rectangular two clicks are enough cloud like a rectangle.
The modification of clouds also becomes easier because there are no more all handles arcs that appear. In the case of a rectangular cloud you find the same handles for a rectangle, which allows to increase the length or the width of the cloud quickly.

Edit option also makes its appearance. It changes the shape of a cloud.

My opinion: It is a good idea to dust off this feature, but why not be the end. In the DraftSight competing software, the clouds are specific objects and not as polylines in AutoCAD. The advantage of the specific subject is that it is possible to modify the radius of the circular arcs after the creation of the cloud.

In AutoCAD this is not possible, it may recreate the cloud 3 or 4 times before finding the right radius settings, while in DraftSight can quickly change the size of the arcs by the range of properties. By cons in DraftSight can not change the size or shape of the cloud once created. Anyway, I think it should be possible to combine the two.
The listing:
As written above a new scoring function appeared. All just named Cote, this function includes any conventional scoring methods in the same order. (See the video to understand how it works)

Without changing command you can create linear, aligned, angular, diameter, radius …

A new option also allows you to specify a default layer for ratings.

Finally double click on the dimension text you now have access to the rule to make it easier to manage the transition to the automatic line.

My opinion: This new score function is really nice. Still missing a step back to see if it can run on any type of plan, but it is true that having, as object detection the most suitable dimensioning command is appreciable.
Multiline texts can now be supervised.
Everyone knew the despairing rectangle drawn around the text, which does not updates itself when changing the text and do not necessarily follow the movement of the text.
Well it’s over, multiline text (only) now have a coaching option that fits the size of the text box.

Strangely, when you open a map in an older version of AutoCAD part of the text is simply recognized as a polyline, but once reopened on version 2016, is again a text frame.
My opinion: Finally, it’s been years that this option should present in AutoCAD. But then again why not have done the job halfway. Why do we only go through the properties for the context, why do we not have this option in the text editor directly see in the text style. Why not have an option to set the color of this framework and why not have a frame as a list (circular, oblong …). Well, she’s still this is a good thing.
Object snaps:
A new exhibition called geometric center appeared. This display simply detects the center of a closed polyline.

My opinion: We can only be pleased that this attachment face its input.
Improved performance:
When you use the Move or Copy on a large number of objects, the preview moving or copying is quick and no longer creates a flashing objects as was previously the case.
My opinion: An improvement of this type can only be a plus but then again why not have done on all the editing commands (Rotate, mirror …)
The property palette also becomes faster when you have to pre visualize a color change on a large number of objects.
Color selection of objects can be set from the options.

My opinion: It may eventually be used for those who use many blue.
A new system variable appeared. XREFOVERRIDE named, it allows when set to 1 to change the colors of layers in the Xref even if the objects contained in the XREF are forced color.

My opinion: It does not look like much but I find it really interesting. When using the Xref it has often happened that we want to put one in gray (or other color) that only a part of the objects change color. So after you open the original to change the color of certain objects …
With this variable everything becomes simple.
There is also a new system variable appeared. This time named GalleryView it allows to decide whether clicking the Insert button blocks block list is displayed as thumbnails (as in AutoCAD 2015) or the insertion dialog should appear (as before AutoCAD 2015 ).
My opinion: Possibly it could be interesting to go back to the dialog on plans containing many blocks. In this case actually listed as thumbnails may take some time to appear.
Autodesk has launched a big redesign of the PDF printing AutoCAD. First of all there is no longer a PDF printer but 4. These printers are now called AutoCAD PDF. I would add a fifth to the presence of the printer that everyone knows DWGtoPDF.

The four new printers allow PDF file creations with different quality settings.
The quality and the PDF printer options can be managed from a new button for PDF options.

These new printers can create bookmarks in the PDF and preserve hyperlinks present on the objects.

The texts using SHX fonts appear as comments in Adobe Reader. This allows you to search through the PDF on these texts.

My opinion: I’m pretty skeptical about these innovations. I find this a little gas plant system and I do not see why we need as many PDF printers with different qualities. We frankly loses it. Especially as these new printers will automatically display a warning message for users of older versions, since they do not exist in those versions. You will tell me as of the time the problem will be less. I find it hard to know which printer to choose especially that according to the settings, the size of the resulting file can be multiplied by 10 in relation to a PDF created in AutoCAD 2015. In addition certain symbols still does not appear in the PDF, eg merry Webdings the police. Yet convenient to specify the men’s room on a plane.

AutoCAD 2016 also makes some improvements in the drawings display.
It is no longer necessary to perform manual regeneration when zoomed out. AutoCAD supports all alone when you zoom the dial.
Objects are displayed with a new smoothing, allowing you to have almost perfect circles on the screen and inclined lines without stairs.
To take advantage of these improvements must still have a DirectX11 compatible graphics card.
My opinion: The manual regeneration, it was a little year 90. And have a plan with a beautiful view, we can only rejoice, especially in the era of HD. See after use if it does not pose a problem slowdown on large plan. But as this option is switched off it should not be much of a problem.
Nothing like new but the display bug of the vertical bar on the right is always present in the 2016 release.

The system variables Monitor is a new tool that will compare a drawing system variables with a predefined list of values.

At the opening of the plan you will be able to know if a system variable has a different value than usual.

The list of variables to be monitored can be customized.
A question mark next to the variable was also used to find the value of this variable.
My opinion: Again, we are faced with a function that does not look like much but it can be very useful. Who has not cursed because the File Open dialog was displayed not more. Who has not spent hours on forums trying to figure out why she did not display more. With this tool you will be able to save time. The difficulty is knowing after which variables should put in the watch list, because by default AutoCAD does not monitor any. After not certain that the lambda face user attention to this warning but at least it can be used to charge AutoCAD (if there is one) in order to solve the problem.
AutoCAD 2016 allows you to insert digital models from NavisWorks.
My opinion: I do not use NavisWorks, so I can not say much about the above.
This may not be telling you much but Autodesk Seek Autodesk is the component library. Until now research on Autodesk Seek was reserved for the English version of AutoCAD. Also found now in the French version.
My opinion: It’s personal, but I do not hang at all Autodesk Seek. Or maybe I’ve been using bad to me, I do not know, but I find it complicated and not intuitive at all. The research will give results on English words and if you do not use filters you get files that can be in dwg format rfa, pdf, skp, zip …
Once you have spent time to find something, do not expect to insert the object directly in AutoCAD, you need to download the file before then insert in AutoCAD.
In short this time I drop this feature. After like I said it’s a personal opinion.
Having tested the version of AutoCAD LT 2016, I can not give you details of the latest 3D features. Know when even a new realistic rendering engine replaces the old engine from previous versions. The rendering engine is designed to be simpler to set up and much faster to calculate rendered. Other new features have also been made to point clouds.
Since AutoCAD 2000 (this not really an upgrade) Autodesk had accustomed us to change the DWG format all 3 versions. Logically this version in 2016 should generate a new DWG format. Well this is not the case DWG AutoCAD 2016 is the same as AutoCAD 2013.
My opinion: At least there will be no questions to ask about file compatibility with the latest versions of AutoCAD 4.
Nothing new in that direction, the system requirements are the same as for AutoCAD LT 2015 was already substantially the same AutoCAD LT 2014.
So be broadly have a PC with:
- Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1
- A minimum of 2 gigabytes of memory
- Internet Explorer 9
- Net Framework 4.5
Either a fairly standard configuration.
During the release of a new version, the question remains whether it brings enough new and if they are interesting. Like previous versions, AutoCAD LT 2016 does not revolutionize the genre, but he still has some interesting new features, text frames, the new dimension command, a display without regeneration, the system variables monitor, snapping objects geometric center. On the other hand this 2016 version leaves a sense of unfinished business. One has the impression that programmers did not have enough time to go through with their ideas. Unless they keep under wraps for 2017. Version:-P
In the end we are left with neither exceptional release nor bad, as is often the case with the latest versions of AutoCAD.