2Creative ChallengesSoftware getting in the way of producing fresh, new concepts?Need an illustration tool that delivers professional results, but doesn’t impede your creativity?Need an image creation and manipulation tool focused on design workflow?
3Autodesk SketchBook Designer 2012 Explore concepts and produce stunning artwork with Autodesk® SketchBook® Designer illustration software. With a hybrid paint and vector workflow, SketchBook Designer provides the functionality creative professionals need to quickly transform ideas into compelling design iterations.Especially powerful for:Concept design and iterationAssembling and composing imagesGraphic communication
4Creative Interactions SketchBook Designer is designed around creativity, providing a new approach to digital sketching and illustration.Highly discoverable interfaceEasy to use, yet fully poweredEqually optimized for freehand pen-based and mouse interaction
5Hybrid Raster/Vector Environment Whether creating freehand sketches or tight technical linework, or assembling photos and image assets to compose new image content, the hybrid raster/vector environment enables users to more easily edit and modify artwork, helping to provide a high degree of control and flexibility.
6Powerful Explorative Tools Dynamic and responsive tools put you in control of your creation.Transform image and vector layers to create numerous variationsExplore mirrored or radial concepts with dynamic symmetryExplore color with interactive Fill tools
7SketchBook Designer 2012 for AutoCAD* Enrich your AutoCAD® workflows with integrated illustration and graphic workflows.Dynamically move geometry and image content across AutoCAD and SketchBook DesignerProduce rich presentation content throughout the design processManipulate existing images to quickly express new concepts* Available in the Enterprise version of SketchBook Designer.
8System Requirements Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon™ processor, 3.0 GHz or greater or Intel or AMD® Dual Core processor, 2.0 GHz or greaterDirectX 9.0-capable graphics card with 256 MB or greater dedicated video memory2 GB RAM minimum. 4 GB or more is highly recommended1280 x 1024 display with True Color5 GB free disk spaceMac OS® X 10.6Intel® Core™, 2.33 GHz or greater CPU2GB RAM minimum. 4 GB or more is highly recommendedGraphics card with 256 MB or greater dedicated video memoryAutoCAD Add-inAutodesk SketchBook Designer for AutoCAD is compatible with AutoCAD 2010 and higher as well as AutoCAD® Mechanical 2012, AutoCAD® Architecture 2012, and AutoCAD® MEP 2012 softwareSketchBook Designer for AutoCAD 2012 is currently available on Windows onlyFreehand sketchingFor an optimal freehand sketching experience, a tablet device, like Wacom® Intuos®3 or later, is recommended but not required
9The Autodesk SketchBook Family SketchBook® Mobile softwareDesigned specifically for the iPhone® & iPod® touchSketching on the go… You can always be ready to capture a napkin sketch or produce artwork anywhere, anytimeSketchBook® Pro for iPad® softwareDesigned specifically for the iPad experienceSketchBook Pro is the premium sketching app on the iPadSketchBook® Pro software for Mac and WindowsTransform your laptop, desktop computer, or tablet PC into a digital sketchbookIdeal for freehand sketching and illustrationSketchBook Designer softwareA combined paint and vector environment, SketchBook Designer delivers both precision and flexibility to boost the creative processOptimized for both freehand and mouse-based illustration
10Feature Matrix Good Better Best Streamlined UI High-Quality Brushes Customizable BrushesLayer ControlsTransform ImageDesign-Specific ToolsEditable VectorsImport & Export CurvesAutoCAD Add-inSketchBook MobileSketchBook Pro for iPadSketchBook ProSketchBook Designer
11What’s New in 2012 Increased productivity and customizability… Preset ShapesQuickly create rectangles, ellipses, and linesCustom PaletteIncrease your productivity by customizing a palette with your preferred tools and colors
12What’s New in 2012Vector enhancements deliver more power to curve creation and modification…Snapping and stickersCurve snapping increases precisionStickers allow covers to “stick” together during modificationGrip handlesCurve remembers the number of grips you’ve assignedEasy to arbitrarily add or remove controlsVector fillsDynamic visual feedback to help identify closed regionsImport images to produce custom fill textures
13What’s New in 2012 Flexible techniques for masking… Mask layers Create and manage mask layersHelp isolate regions for precision coloring and illustration techniquesPreserve transparencyUse Layer mode to apply paint only where paint already existsLayer Hide optionsAny layer can act like an alpha channel
14What’s New in 2012 Expanded communication capabilities… Text tool Adjust font, size, spacing, and position
15What’s New in 2012 Import and export capabilities… Directly open image filesNow you can use the Open command for all supported formatsOpen recent files more quicklyDrag and dropDrag and drop image files into SBD automatically creates a new layer and imports the imageSVG exportExport your vector layers to an SVG file
16Autodesk Subscription Discover the Subscription Advantage Autodesk® Subscription allows customers to extend the value of their software investment with access to the latest releases, powerful web services, and expedited technical support.Autodesk Subscription allows customers to extend the value of their software investment with access to the latest releases and web services that can help improve design workflows.Additional benefits that enhance productivity include expedited technical support and flexible licensing options.New web services help customers compete more effectively by using the power of cloud computing technology for design analysis and optimization.Flexible licensing enables design teams to allocate and distribute previous and current versions of software releases across multiple territories or for home use.Technical support responses delivered by Autodesk resources provide a high-quality service experience.
17Learning and Education Authorized Training Center (ATC®)Enhance your productivityIncrease your competitive edgeGet hands-on, instructor-led classesChoose from over 2,000 ATC sites in more than 90 countriesLearning ToolsUse your software to its full potentialPerform ahead of the curveAccess a wide range of skill levels and topicsChoose from Autodesk® Official Training Courseware, books, e-books, e-learning, and training videosUse your Autodesk software to its full potential. Whether you are a novice or advanced user, Autodesk offers a robust portfolio of learning tools to help you perform ahead of the curve and get up to speed on the new releases fast!Hit the ground running with the format that best suits your learning style: from instructor-led or self-paced classes to online training or education resources.Authorized Training Centers (ATC)Attend classes at an Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC) site and get hands-on, instructor-led training.ATCs have dedicated classrooms and equipment to inspire focused learning without the daily distractions of home or office.Chances are, there’s an ATC near you – with over 2,000 ATC sites in more than 90 countries.You can promote your software expertise by passing certification exams at Autodesk Authorized Certification Centers (where available—not applicable in all countries and not available for all products).Learning ToolsIf you’re looking for self-paced learning, get hands-on experience with job-related exercises based on industry scenarios from Autodesk Official Training Courseware books, e-books, e-learning, and training videos.All materials are developed by Autodesk subject-matter experts.Get exactly the training you need with learning tools designed to fit a wide range of skill levels and subject matters—from basic essentials to specialized, in-depth training on the capabilities of the latest Autodesk products.Access the most comprehensive set of Autodesk learning tools available anywhere: from your authorized partner, online, or at your local bookstore.To find out more, visitMore information at
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