AutoCAD is used across a wide range of industries, by architects, project managers, engineers, graphic designers, town planners and many other professionals. It was supported by 750 training centers worldwide in 1994. The first version by Autodesk was demonstrated at the 1982 Comdex and released that December. As Autodesk’s flagship product, by Turbocad v12 patch number 1986 AutoCAD had become the most ubiquitous CAD program worldwide.
The native file format of AutoCAD is . This and, to a lesser extent, its interchange file format DXF, have become de facto, if proprietary, standards for CAD data interoperability, particularly for 2D drawing exchange. Autodesk’s logo and, respectively, AutoCAD icons have changed for several versions through the years. Last version to run without a math co-processor. Last release for Apple Macintosh till 2010.