AutoCAD LT 2011: Collaborate With Others

Uploaded by Autodesk on 02.08.2010

In today's fast-paced design environment, seamless electronic collaboration is more
important than ever. AutoCAD LT software is built with the same technology as AutoCAD
software and is interoperable with industry-specific AutoCAD-based software, including AutoCAD
Architecture, AutoCAD Map 3D, AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Electrical, and AutoCAD Mechanical.
AutoCAD LT 2011 uses the same DWG file format as the AutoCAD 2010 and 2011 family of products,
enabling you to open DWG files received from colleagues and clients, regardless of the
version of AutoCAD software used to create them. You have the option of saving your own
work to a variety of file formats, even as far back as R14-compatible DWG files and R12-compatible
DXF files. You can reuse data and create richer documents
by referencing external information from colleagues or clients. DWG files, JPG and TIF images,
Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, and DWF and PDF underlays can all be included in your
AutoCAD LT drawings. Even better, changes in a referenced file will be reflected your
drawing as well, eliminating discrepancies and reducing time spent updating multiple
documents and files. Object snaps with vector-based files enable you to locate new objects relative
to geometry in the reference. Open externally referenced files of any format with a simple
mouse click, or edit DWG references in-place. The Clip External Reference command enables
you to show only the relevant portions of a referenced file.
And the new transparency and gradient hatch features mean that you have more options than
ever for conveying graphical information. You can now create searchable PDF files straight
from AutoCAD LT, without the need for a third-party program. The PDF driver has recently been
updated, so your PDFs will have a high quality and small file size. The Publish command enables
you to quickly create a multisheet DWF, DWFx, or PDF file, or a paper drawing. In addition,
the Plot and Export commands enable you to output drawings, one at a time, to a variety
of formats.