By DE Editors
Demonstrating productivity gains ranging from 16 to 90%, Autodesk, Inc. unveiled the results of a new study that documents the time-saving features of its AutoCAD LT 2011 software. In the study, the company commissioned David S. Cohn compared AutoCAD LT 2011 to AutoCAD LT 2008 for creating standard drawings, revealing overall productivity gains of 44% for users moving from AutoCAD LT 2008 or earlier versions to AutoCAD LT 2011.
Based on user feedback, Autodesk updated the latest version of AutoCAD LT with features designed to help save time and boost productivity. Object and layer transparency, external reference highlighting, enhanced hatch commands, and Microsoft Windows 7 support are included in AutoCAD LT 2011.
Autodesk says several upgrades to AutoCAD LT 2011 were documented in the study, including:
- New block editor functions that synchronize how users add attributes and modify default values adds 66% productivity gain.
- Improvements to the graphical user interface deliver a 43% productivity increase.
- The ability to preview hatches and control transparency boosts productivity by 36%.
- Productivity gains of 46% through use of the grip editing tool to modify the angle and origin of hatch patterns.
- PDF underlay capabilities yield productivity increases of 40 to 92%.
For more information, download the full study at the Autodesk site.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.