At my previous place of employment I used ACAD 2010 and ACAD 2011 Design Suites. One of the programs had tool palettes and/or design centers that enabled me to build my structures choosing blocks of wall types, windows, casework and doors, trees via a palette all in 3d and 2d form. I was able to change my views all around the 3d model and walk thru it with a camera. I did several homes using this program. I don't know what the difference is but ACAD 2013 does not appear to have it. Was it an add on? Please help It saved me a lot of time.
Any assistance and diirection is greatly appreciated.
Oh No!!!! That is not true!! Since I posted that I have been going thru Autodesk ACAD brochure looking for key words like tools, catalog, Palettes etc., etc.. Eurica!!! Autodesk has ACAD Building Design and ACAD Architecture. Yes I was indeed using an ACAD Design Suite, but in the suite was the inclusion of AUTOCAD "ARCHITECTURE". AutoCAD Architure gives the user the abilitlity to build in 3D format with various tools, palettes and catalog to pull from. I loved this program. I am ot an extreme builder but it is nice to know that there is a program that could take me there.
AutoCAD Building Design and AutoCAD Architecture are "vertical" products (as I had indicated). I think you said you are currently using the "basic" AutoCAD 2013 product, which does not include the additional features contained in either of those products. To get those features, you must purchase (or possibly "cross-grade" to) a product that has them.
No insult taken, so no apology necessary!
We're all "ignorant" before we learn (and sometimes even after).
I'm happy to help, and hope you are successful in getting the AutoCAD tools that help you do the great work you know you can do.
Autodesk Design Center (ADC) or pallets in Architectural Desktop, Architectural Suite, etc. come with massive librarys of pretty advanced (multiview and/or dynamic) blocks, but understand that even "vanilla" Autocad has both ADC and Tool Pallets, but with minimal content. In other words, the capability is there, but you must either create your own content or download from any of the vast arrays of content available from various sites all across the web.
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