AutoCAD is always known for its user friendly two dimensional features. The user friendly two dimensional features are predominantly present in the latest version as well. But apart from that AutoCAD 2009 are having a catchy graphical user interface (GUI) and some useful three dimensional features.
What are new in the store?
You are using Microsoft excel, words and other Microsoft programs day in and day out. So, unknowingly you find them a bit more user friendly and when you open the older versions of your AutoCAD, you may feel “why this software is so different?."
AutoDesk listen you and the new autocad2009 is just for you guys who loves interface of a typical Microsoft programs. Ribbon concept has been introduced in the latest version. At the top of the screen, there will be a ribbon, which consists of different ribbon tab like, home, block & reference, annotate, etc. When you will click on a particular ribbon tab, you will find all the options under it. The screen looks much more organized. However all the commands are still works fine in command prompt.
A new quick access toolbar, which contains all the most frequently commands (like, open, save, print, undo and redo) are clubbed together, is placed at the top left side.
Help has become more sophisticated info centre, which looks like desktop search programs (similar to goggle desktop search or windows live search). Info centre will show help not only from AutoCAD help installed in your machine but also other AutoDesk online results and you can even add to favorites for the online contents.
An attractive new menu browser with search option is added at the top right corner. All the menu options and their sub options are reachable from here. The search field of the menu browser could be used to search any command. If you type the word “line" over here you can see all the commands where ever the line is used.