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Autodesk AutoCAD LT 2011 (OLD VERSION)

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Windows Vista / 7 / XP
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • Use a complete set of 2D drafting and detailing tools to produce precise technical drawings--accurately and efficiently.
  • Improve the appearance of your drawings with transparent objects and layers,
  • And manage object visibility by hiding or isolating objects, independent of layer.
  • New multifunctional grips for polylines provide valuable flexibility and control during editing.
  • Make AutoCAD LT work the way you work, with a selection of menu and user interface options.
  • Complete set of 2D drafting and detailing tools to produce precise technical drawings accurately and efficiently

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows Vista / 7 / XP
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B003DS6EQK
  • Item model number: 057C1-A8A111-1001
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 25, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,627 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Product Description

Get more options for precise control of your 2D drawings with AutoCAD LT 2011 software, a leader in 2D drafting productivity and data reliability. New tools provide flexibility and control and help you manage the appearance of drawings. The professional choice in 2D drafting software now offers more ways to control your drawing productivity.


AutoCAD LT 2D drafting and detailing software is the professional choice because we focus on boosting your productivity. A comprehensive set of tools enables you to accurately and efficiently create, document, and share your drawings. Creating in the genuine DWGTM file format provides stability and compatibility when you communicate with clients and colleagues. And, with varied menu and user interface options, you can optimize the software for the way you work. Packed with powerful features, AutoCAD LT is built for professional drafting.

Use a complete set of 2D drafting and detailing tools to produce precise technical drawings--accurately and efficiently. Click to enlarge.

Electronically publish and distribute drawing sets in a single DWF or PDF file for fast, secure collaboration. Click to enlarge.

Optimize your work environment by tailoring the location and appearance of commands to meet your needs and company standards. Click to enlarge.

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AutoCAD LT 2D drafting and detailing software is the professional choice for productivity, reliability, and compatibility.
Extend your competitive advantage by using industry-standard AutoCAD LT software for 2D drafting and detailing. Create drawings in the genuine DWG file format for enhanced stability and compatibility when communicating with clients and colleagues. And get even better performance by optimizing your software for the way you work. Packed with powerful features, AutoCAD LT is built for professional drafting.

Use a complete set of 2D drafting and detailing tools to produce precise technical drawings--accurately and efficiently.

  • Document in 2D
    Create simple or complex drawings from standard shapes such as lines, arcs, and circles. Modify existing geometry with commands such as stretch, copy, rotate, and scale. Add annotations--including text, dimensions, and tables--to help convey your ideas.

  • Be More Productive
    AutoCAD LT is designed with one goal in mind: increasing your productivity. Each release of AutoCAD LT includes feature enhancements and additions that introduce new ways to promote drafting efficiency.

Work easily and effectively with clients and colleagues.

  • Get Industry-leading Reliability and Stability
    Create drawings in the genuine DWG file format and have confidence in data integrity when sharing your work. Maximize productivity by reducing time lost tackling corrupted or incompatible data.

  • Enjoy AutoCAD Compatibility
    AutoCAD LT is fully integrated with other Autodesk software products, making it easy for you to share data with others or expand your capabilities.

  • Incorporate External Files
    Reuse data and create richer documents by referencing external information from colleagues or clients--such as DWG files, JPG and TIF images, Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, and DWF and PDF underlays--in your drawings.

  • Share Files Electronically
    Electronically publish and distribute drawing sets in a single DWF or PDF file for fast, secure collaboration.

Improve efficiency by making AutoCAD LT work the way you do with a variety of user interface options.

  • Standardize Drawings
    Save time and standardize drawings by using blocks, adding dynamic properties to accommodate multiple sizes or views in a single block. Get quick access to frequently used content, such as blocks, hatches, and commands with tool palettes.

  • Tailor Your Environment
    Quickly find your way around the screen with tools to locate commands, view all open drawings, and navigate between different areas in an open drawing. Optimize your work environment by tailoring the location and appearance of commands to meet your needs and company standards.

Several tools previously available only in AutoCAD software are accessible in AutoCAD LT software.

The External References palette supports the use of PDF, DWF, DGN, and image files (JPG, TIF, etc.) as underlays in DWG files, in addition to the traditional DWG references.

Faster viewing of layer properties changes and clearer drawings with fewer layers thanks to improved layer management.

Top Reasons to Buy AutoCAD LT 2011 Software

Improved Drafting Tools
Continual enhancements to 2D tools in AutoCAD LT software help make drafting easier and more productive. In AutoCAD LT 2011, new grips for polyline and hatch editing enable you to more easily add or remove vertices or convert line segments to arcs, and vice versa. A new Hatch contextual user interface enables you to change a hatch's scale, angle, or origin on the fly. Text in linetypes always stays readable, regardless of the line's direction. When rotating a viewport, you can use one command to choose whether the view shown will maintain its original orientation or rotate along with the viewport.

Better Communication of Design Intent
Publish high-quality PDFs directly from AutoCAD LT to easily share information. Objects and layers in AutoCAD LT 2011 can be made transparent, so you can see through them. Transparency affects both plotting and on-screen appearance, giving you more options for identifying phases of work, highlighting areas of a drawing, and more. The new Hide and Isolate Objects tools enable you to display only the objects you need, regardless of their layer.

Windows 7 Certification
AutoCAD LT 2011 is the first AutoCAD LT version to be Microsoft Windows 7 certified. Upgrade your hardware and operating system with the knowledge that both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of AutoCAD LT 2011 software are compatible with--and are supported on--all available Microsoft operating systems, including Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.

Additional AutoCAD Functionality
Several tools previously available only in AutoCAD software are accessible in AutoCAD LT software. In AutoCAD LT 2011, the new Quick Dimension tool enables you to more easily create a series of dimensions for selected objects. Create irregular boundaries or trace over objects with the Sketch command. Add colors and patterns to your drawings with gradient fills. Use the Align command to move, rotate, and scale objects to line up with other objects. Non-rectangular viewports are also supported, enabling you to create a viewport in any shape you need.

File Format Compatibility
AutoCAD LT software enables you to open DWG files received from colleagues and clients, regardless of the version of AutoCAD software used to create them. Save your own work to a variety of file formats, as far back as R14-compatible DWG files and R12-compatible DXF files.

Powerful External Reference Tools
The External References palette supports the use of PDF, DWF, DGN, and image files (JPG, TIF, etc.) as underlays in DWG files, in addition to the traditional DWG references. Use object snaps with vector-based PDF or DWG files to locate new objects relative to geometry in the underlay. Open externally referenced files of any format with a simple mouse click, or edit DWG references in-place to make changes while continuing to view the host drawing's geometry. Use the Clip External Reference command to show only the relevant portions of a referenced file.

Dynamic Blocks
The flexibility of Dynamic Blocks provides a powerful alternative to bloated block libraries containing multiple variations of similar block definitions. Dynamic Blocks enable you to modify a block's geometry without editing the block definition or erasing it and inserting a different block. With the Synchronize Attributes command, you can easily add or remove attributes from existing block definitions.

Flexible Annotation Tools
Significant improvements in recent releases of AutoCAD LT to text, dimensions, multileader, and tables enable you to create and edit annotations faster and with more flexibility. Tables can be easily split into columns to fit into the available space. Misspelled words are automatically indicated with a dashed red underline. Add jog lines to dimensions, control the linetype of extension lines, and break extension lines around objects. Use multileaders to align notes, group similar keynotes, and associate multiple leader lines with one symbol or note. The Annotation Scaling feature automatically calculates text and dimension sizes, as well as block and hatch pattern scales, based on the drawing scale.

Better Layer Management
Modifications you make in the Layer Properties Manager are instantly applied to the drawing, enabling you to immediately see the effects of your changes. The same layer can have different properties, such as color or linetype, in different viewports, so you can easily highlight specific information in each viewport. Layer management tools also let you select objects in the drawing in order to freeze, turn off, isolate, or lock their layer.

Streamlined User Interface and Online Help
The AutoCAD LT user interface helps increase drafting productivity by presenting commands in a concise visual format that responds to both active commands and object selection. Quick View Layouts and Quick View Drawings provide fast and visual methods for activating a layout in an open drawing. The Quick Access toolbar provides constant one-click access to frequently used tools and commands. The new Online Help system in AutoCAD LT 2011 includes access to regularly updated content. You can link from a help topic directly to related information in the online AutoCAD Knowledge Base, discussion groups, and the AutoCAD Exchange community site to save time searching and navigating.

Customer Reviews

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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Everyone doing mainstream drafting today is familiar with AutoCAD. It is so widely used that there are now several alternate use models for which AutoCAD itself is overkill. AutoCAD LT 2011 perfectly fits several of these:

2D Drafting: AutoCAD LT 2011 is all you need. There is nothing a 2D draftsman needs that this package does not offer. Note however, none of AutoCAD's 3D capabilities are included.

Home/Laptop/Travel/Sales Office/Customer Meetings: Cheaper than AutoCAD, with perfect compatibility. There's no better way to review and modify drawings in the field (except AutoCAD). I know of one contractor who keeps a laptop loaded with AutoCAD LT 2010 for use by his biggest customer. They can view anything, make changes, and in general work together better.

As successful as this low-end product has become, it has one flaw: it retains the steep learning curve of its big brother. I am of two minds here. As a powerful stand-alone 2D package, AutoCAD LT 2011 has a depth of capability that few will use completely. That depth deserves some learning (or better yet, professional training). Makers of other high end packages have successfully built low-end tools that are easier to learn: Adobe Photoshop Elements comes to mind. But Elements provides only a small subset of the functionality of Photoshop, unlike AutoCAD LT 2011, which provides virtually the entire AutoCAD feature set (except 3D).

So if you need a 2D drafting package with flawless AutoCAD compatibility, AutoCAD LT 2011 is literally perfect. But if you don't use AutoCAD already, you will need training, or at the very least a good book!
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars AutoCAD LT 2011 June 5, 2010
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For long, boring reasons I had to replace my AutoCAD Architectural Desktop 2006 with another CAD software. I chose AutoCAD LT 2011, and I am a bit disappointed. First, Autodesk has modified the icons to such an extent that I am still hunting around to find the tools I need. One would think that after so many years in business, that Autodesk would figure out which icon best represented the tool function and just stick with that design. Does anyone really care about having "up-to-date" tools icons? It shouldn't be a fashion issue. And, most recently I discovered that the ability to handle raster images is very limited in LT, compared to Architectural Desktop. Once inserted, raster images such as JPEGs cannot be resized or moved. They are inserted not as graphic elements, but as reference files. But, even reference files could be moved in Architectural desktop. Not so in LT. For sure, my sour feelings about LT will modify as become used to all it's features, and as the features of Desktop become an old memory. And, of course it cost so much less than Desktop, I really shouldn't gripe. Still, while I do not need the 3-D features of Desktop, I was hoping that the 2-D tools would be as complete as what I had before, but that is not the case. I wish that I had looked deeper into the features of other CAD programs. I am sure that for $1000 I could have gotten a better program.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Windows 7 and AutoCad Lite 2011 July 19, 2010
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I purchased my first copy of Autocad Lite for Windows 95. I've been using the free upgrade to AutoCad Lite 97 for about 13 years now. I wasn't too shocked by the user interface differences and I was very pleased to find that I could popululate the sides of my screen with old style classic icons. So while I may not know everything there is to know about the new product I can import files drawn in Autocad Lite 97, I can create files and drawings with my autocad lite 97 knowledge and I can save files as AutoCad R12/LT2 dxf files which are readable by MacroMedia Freehand (yes I'm an old guy). So I still have the same capability of producing high quality and accurate cad drawings and then export them to tools that are good at creating artwork and graphics. So I've been pretty happy with the transition. I had been thinking about purchasing the software for a while and I decided that with the rebate it might be a good time to take the leap. I went to the autodesk website to get one of their mail in rebate forms. You can't use the Amazon Part Number. Use the model number instead 057C1-A8A111-1001. It works fines. I've already sent in the rebate. I've been really happy with Windows 7 pro. I probably could have gotten the Autocad Lite 97 to work on Win7 but I wanted to have the 64 bit version instead. The software installed without any problems. I'm running it on a T3500 Dell Precision Workstation.

If you've never use Autocad Lite. You may not like the way that it constructs drawings. But once you get use to it you'll wonder how you lived without it. It really is a superior cad system. Unfortunately, it also has a superior price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the upgrade. July 12, 2010
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If you need professional 2D drafting capabilities you've found the perfect product in AutoCAD LT 2011. For those who haven't used previous installments of AutoCAD, as long as you're willing to put in the time to learn it, the interface is very user friendly and you'll soon find that everything you could possibly need is right at your fingertips. For those who are considering an upgrade, LT 2011 is worth every penny. There are dozens of useful upgrades and additions that weren't utilized in AutoCAD LT 2010. Hatch creation and editing is simplified in LT 2011, with improvements in layering and coloring among other things. Transparency for objects and layers is a great new addition. It can be set globally or per object, to highlight certain areas easily and efficiently. The new polyline grips are also extremely handy, and yet another example of how LT 2011 has increased productivity with small, efficient steps in the right direction.
Overall, if you don't need the 3D capabilities of higher priced software, AutoCAD LT 2011 should fit all your needs and then some. Highly recommended!
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