For release at 9AM Pacific Time – May 7, 2009
Autodsys Releases AcceliCAD 2010
Portland, Oregon — Autodsys, Inc. (http://www.autodsys.com/)
today announced the release of AcceliCAD 2010. The fifth major release of
AcceliCAD, it adds significant enhancements and improvements to nearly every
aspect of operation.
"With this release we listened carefully to users and those who were building
applications for AcceliCAD", said Ronald Prepchuk, President of Autodsys.
"We wanted to create the fastest, most stable version, and add the features
that users have been asking us for. The responses from our Beta testers
indicate we have met that goal."
AcceliCAD is used as both a general purpose CAD program and as a platform
for vertical applications. Hundreds of third-party products are available
for AcceliCAD including those for the architectural, mapping, civil,
mechanical, and structural fields.
“AcceliCAD has been accepted around the world as a powerful alternative for
those looking for a wealth of features at a low cost”, said Mr. Prepchuk.
“AcceliCAD 2010 is the most powerful CAD product in its price range .”
Users wishing to try AcceliCAD 2010 may download it from
Key enhancements in AcceliCAD 2010:
Auto-update to get users the most recent patches and updates
Network License Management to share licenses with multiple users
Error Reporting to assist Autodsys in providing fixes
Support for 16 additional bitmap image formats
Nearly 200 Additional Hatch Patterns
Faster zooming and panning
Improved Batch Plotting with import and export to Excel
Toolbar enhancements with one-touch toggle of toolbars to clear the drawing
Diesel language support to customize the status bar and menus
Encryption/Decryption mechanism for lisp files, hatch patterns, and block
100's of user-requested fixes
This is in addition to the many enhancements included prior releases:
VBALOAD - loading of multiple .vbi files at the same time
Editing of proxy objects – custom objects created in Autodesk applications such
as Architecture, Civil, or Mechanical can be edited in AcceliCAD. This function
is limited to those objects that will display.
Reference editing of blocks and xrefs including dimming of non-selected objects
Custom Entity Display - used by third party applications such as AutoLINE to
extend the power of AcceliCAD.
2D Projector – create two-dimensional drawings of three-dimensional
Right-click editing of TEXT and MTEXT objects
Full Compatibility with AutoCAD 2009 DWG file formats
Batch plotting interface allows the plotting of multiple drawings and layouts
in one step. Different paper sizes, scales, and pen settings can be applied to
each plot. Each batch plot set can be saved to a file for reuse the next time a
set of printouts is required.
System variable editor puts all of the drawing and system settings in one place
with tooltips and help strings to make it easier to understand each setting.
Configurations can be imported and exported to disk so that they can be
transferred between drawings or different computers to improve compliance with
Spell checking (available if Microsoft Word is installed)
Enhanced attribute editing with the new EATTEDIT command
Enhanced block creation with the new BBLOCK command
New Toolbar pull-down for setting viewport scale
New commands BTRIM and BEXTEND accept blocks as boundaries for trimming and
New objects snap “FROM” locates entities relative to a point
Quick dimensioning feature will dimension an entire part or plan in one easy
step. Methods supported include continuous, baseline, staggered, ordinate,
radius, and datum point.
Dimension-driven editing, allowing a user to modify a dimension and see the
object change to match the new dimension.
Entity information window that displays relevant information about an object
when the user places the cursor over it. This feature also works with ArchT
objects to display the object type, style, and size.
Snapping to model-space entities from paper-space viewports
Polar angle tracking
Floating prompt menus that put command options right at the cursor location
Heads-up keyboard entry that allows angles, distances and text to be entered
without looking at the keyboard.
AcceliCAD is based on the popular IntelliCAD software and contains all of its
standard features including DWG file support as well as support for industry
standard commands, menu files, script files, shape files, text fonts, hatch
patterns, linetypes, LISP programs, SDS/C++ programs, and VBA programs. It also
contains many advanced features that make it easier to create and edit DWG
files. AcceliCAD has a suggested retail price of $399.
About Autodsys, Inc.
Autodsys is a privately held company, commercial and board member of the
IntelliCAD Technology Consortium and developer of AcceliCAD, IntelliCAD,
AcceliARCH (ArchT), and other utilities to increase user productivity. Autodsys
has been producing AutoCAD add-ons since 1986 and has received industry awards
for its products including “Highly Recommended” and "Best Products of 2008" by
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