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ArcGIS for AutoCAD offers significant performance improvements in its latest release including faster access and enhanced image quality of map services. AutoCAD professionals can use the free, downloadable tool to find and use geographic information system (GIS) data and imagery either from ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Server. Build 250 of ArcGIS for AutoCAD has also been updated to support 32-bit and 64-bit AutoCAD versions 2010 and 2011, allowing users to share and exploit GIS content within local files, throughout the enterprise, and in the cloud.Using the new ribbon interface, ArcGIS for AutoCAD users can add GIS maps to AutoCAD with a single click from the Esri Maps button. Additionally, an organization's relevant GIS content or project work can be easily organized and shared via ArcGIS Server for ArcGIS for AutoCAD users similar to desktop Web, and mobile users.
ArcGIS for AutoCAD users can access maps in AutoCAD without translating or converting the underlying GIS data. Maps are accurately projected into AutoCAD based on the coordinate system of the CAD drawing. ArcGIS for AutoCAD Build 250 supports ArcGIS Server 10 and ArcGIS Server 9.3.To learn more about or download the new release of ArcGIS for AutoCAD, visit www.esri.com/software/arcgis/arcgis-for-autocad/index.html.