Appendix A

Additional Information on AutoCAD

Appendix A outlines additional information on AutoCAD, such as who makes it, what is AutoCAD LT, how AutoCAD is purchased and how much it costs, differences between releases, AutoCAD for the Mac, a history of AutoCAD, AutoCAD releases, other major Autodesk products, and AutoCAD-related websites.

Who Makes AutoCAD?

As you may already know, AutoCAD is designed and marketed by Autodesk®, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), a software giant headquartered in San Rafael, California. Its website (a good resource center) is The company was founded in 1982 by programmer John Walker and his associates and went public in 1985 (see the history). Walker was one of AutoCAD’s early developers, building on original ...

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