Its really a great thing when I look at Autocad after 2 long years.Now its AutoCAD2007.I happened to come across one office and saw one was using AutoCAD. I simply asked which version it is to my curiousity, it turned out to be 2007. As an architect by qulification, AutoCAD is always a thing to look at first.So I go ahead and asked him about teh new version.But I could not find the answer toall my questions, as he was just using it to draft his documents.So I thought I will take a look at it.I asked him, if I can sit in his pc for soetime.Well, fortunately I got sometime at lunch time.The things I explored there and then searching on the net for more information regarding the current version, blown me.The way autoCAD really going is too good.
The first thing I like about it is new rendering engine, “Mental Ray”.Yeah, you are listening right.Mental ray rendering engine is built inside AutoCAD 2007.Can u imagine, the thing we were searching for years, finally came inside AutoCAD.No more DXF export.No more DWG/DXF import. No more other 3D rendering software.Its happening here only.AutoCAD can produce the same quality image as your 3DsMax, with precession.WOW.There is a comparision PDF, just look at this.
This seems AutoCAD is now aiming towards 3D.Most of the features in AutoCAd 2007 is towards 3D.You can edit vertex(A basic functionality for any proffessional 3D modelling tool), with precession.Is not that awesome.