I am wondering if AutoCAD 2011 can do real animations and not just flythroughs like my autocad 2008?
I am looking to purcahse the software very soon and i need flywthroughs but id also like the objects to be able to move around. Is this possible? Maybe an addon?
What field of work are you in? Architectural? Mechanical? Civil?
So I guess AutoCAD 2011 cannot do it?
I have looked at 3DS extensively but it is not for us. I need something simple that most of my people know how to use. And 3DS takes time to learn. No precision like AutoCAD.
We are a manufacturer heavily involved in structural and architectural from footings to roofs.
You can drive nails with a crowbar, but a hammer is better. Same deal with AutoCAD - its a tool for design not presentations. Have a look at Navisworks Simulate if you are not already using it. Its primary job is design review and coordination but can also be used as a low- to mid-end animation tool. If you are looking for animations at the level of what you see on television, then you won't get that without dedicated software, hardware, and training.
hmmm so I guess AC cannot do animation.
No navisworks is for building assembly and process management i think. 3DS is nice but do not like its inacuracy... and importing exporting is not much fun... will upgrade 2011 ac anyway. tons of nice features should be worth it.