What does 'ADT' stand for?

Posted on 2004-11-24
Last Modified: 2008-03-17
What does the Autodesk 'ADT' stands for.

Architectural Desktop T__________

Question by:cadnologist
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    "A"rchitectural "D"esk"T"op is my best guess. As "AD" was not good enough for marketing, they added the "T" from "T"op.
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    by:Lieven Embrechts
    ADT = Architectural DeskTop

    It's the same as Autocad (even the file format is the same) but with a lot of extra's for architects.
    Mechanical Desktop and Land Desktop are also advanced versions of Autocad for specific professions.

    More info here:

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    Autodesk has a "Desk Top" for several disciplines.  They spell it Desktop but use both teh D and T.  If you go to their web site you will see also see Land Desk Top.  They used to have Mechanical Desk Top but have now shortened the name to Mechanical.


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    They also used to give them numbers.  You may see reference to ADT1 (R14), ADT2 (R2000), ADT3 (R2000 & 2002) and ADT4 (R2004).


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