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ACAD
see AutoCAD
ACIS
3D modelling kernel (technology) formerly used in AutoCAD and other Autodesk applications. The current Autodesk 3D kernel for solid and surface modelling - the Autodesk Shape Manager is derived from ACIS. Its textual representaion is the SAT format. (The ACIS name is coming from: "Andy, Charles, Ian's System")
activation code
(also 'authorization code') - a sequence of characters supplied by the software vendor after proving the purchase of the given software license; this code activates the license allowing to use the software further
ACTM
ACTion Macro - AutoCAD action recorder macro file format
ADP
ADP - drawing file format
ADSK
.ADSK - Autodesk exchange format (since versions 2010) based on XML, used e.g. to exchange CAD models between Inventor - Revit - Civil 3D (ADSK = also the Autodesk ticker symbol)
ADT
see Architectural Desktop
AJAX
Asynchronous JavaScript and XML - web scripting technology (client/server)
ANSI
American National Standards Institute - US industry standards authority
APF
(Aruba Packet File) file format of Autodesk Showcase models
Architectural Desktop
Autodesk Architectural Desktop (now AutoCAD Architecture) - architectural and civil engineering application by Autodesk, based on AutoCAD kernel and AEC objects
ARX
Autocad Runtime eXtension - compiled AutoCAD add-on application file (most often programmed in C++)
ATIL
Autodesk Technical Imaging Library - interface to the raster engine used in AutoCAD and other Autodesk software
AUGI
Autodesk User Group International (www.augi.com)
AutoCAD
AutoCAD - a general 2D/3D CAD application by Autodesk; world's most used CAD program; platform for add-on applications (see www.autodesk.com/autocad)
AutoCAD Architecture
(formerly Architectural Desktop) - architectural and civil engineering application by Autodesk, based on AutoCAD kernel and AEC objects
AutoCAD WS
AutoCAD WorkSpace/WebService (now AutoCAD 360) - mobile and web version of AutoCAD for Android, iPad, iPod and iPhone (Apple iOS) and Mac based on the cloud technology
AutoLISP
see LISP
axonometric
a drawing technique which represents 3D objects on a 2D medium (paper); verticals are drawn to scale, dialogal dimensions are distorted (isometric, dimetric and trimetric projection)


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