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1 Autodesk® SketchBook® Designer 2012

2 Creative Challenges Software 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?

3 Autodesk 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 iteration Assembling and composing images Graphic communication

4 Creative Interactions
SketchBook Designer is designed around creativity, providing a new approach to digital sketching and illustration. Highly discoverable interface Easy to use, yet fully powered Equally optimized for freehand pen-based and mouse interaction

5 Hybrid 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.

6 Powerful Explorative Tools
Dynamic and responsive tools put you in control of your creation. Transform image and vector layers to create numerous variations Explore mirrored or radial concepts with dynamic symmetry Explore color with interactive Fill tools

7 SketchBook Designer 2012 for AutoCAD*
Enrich your AutoCAD® workflows with integrated illustration and graphic workflows. Dynamically move geometry and image content across AutoCAD and SketchBook Designer Produce rich presentation content throughout the design process Manipulate existing images to quickly express new concepts * Available in the Enterprise version of SketchBook Designer.

8 System 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 greater DirectX 9.0-capable graphics card with 256 MB or greater dedicated video memory 2 GB RAM minimum. 4 GB or more is highly recommended 1280 x 1024 display with True Color 5 GB free disk space Mac OS® X 10.6 Intel® Core™, 2.33 GHz or greater CPU 2GB RAM minimum. 4 GB or more is highly recommended Graphics card with 256 MB or greater dedicated video memory AutoCAD Add-in Autodesk SketchBook Designer for AutoCAD is compatible with AutoCAD 2010 and higher as well as AutoCAD® Mechanical 2012, AutoCAD® Architecture 2012, and AutoCAD® MEP 2012 software SketchBook Designer for AutoCAD 2012 is currently available on Windows only Freehand sketching For an optimal freehand sketching experience, a tablet device, like Wacom® Intuos®3 or later, is recommended but not required

9 The Autodesk SketchBook Family
SketchBook® Mobile software Designed specifically for the iPhone® & iPod® touch Sketching on the go… You can always be ready to capture a napkin sketch or produce artwork anywhere, anytime SketchBook® Pro for iPad® software Designed specifically for the iPad experience SketchBook Pro is the premium sketching app on the iPad SketchBook® Pro software for Mac and Windows Transform your laptop, desktop computer, or tablet PC into a digital sketchbook Ideal for freehand sketching and illustration SketchBook Designer software A combined paint and vector environment, SketchBook Designer delivers both precision and flexibility to boost the creative process Optimized for both freehand and mouse-based illustration

10 Feature Matrix Good Better Best Streamlined UI High-Quality Brushes
Customizable Brushes Layer Controls Transform Image Design-Specific Tools Editable Vectors Import & Export Curves AutoCAD Add-in SketchBook Mobile SketchBook Pro for iPad SketchBook Pro SketchBook Designer

11 What’s New in 2012 Increased productivity and customizability…
Preset Shapes Quickly create rectangles, ellipses, and lines Custom Palette Increase your productivity by customizing a palette with your preferred tools and colors

12 What’s New in 2012 Vector enhancements deliver more power to curve creation and modification… Snapping and stickers Curve snapping increases precision Stickers allow covers to “stick” together during modification Grip handles Curve remembers the number of grips you’ve assigned Easy to arbitrarily add or remove controls Vector fills Dynamic visual feedback to help identify closed regions Import images to produce custom fill textures

13 What’s New in 2012 Flexible techniques for masking… Mask layers
Create and manage mask layers Help isolate regions for precision coloring and illustration techniques Preserve transparency Use Layer mode to apply paint only where paint already exists Layer Hide options Any layer can act like an alpha channel

14 What’s New in 2012 Expanded communication capabilities… Text tool
Adjust font, size, spacing, and position

15 What’s New in 2012 Import and export capabilities…
Directly open image files Now you can use the Open command for all supported formats Open recent files more quickly Drag and drop Drag and drop image files into SBD automatically creates a new layer and imports the image SVG export Export your vector layers to an SVG file

16 Autodesk 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.

17 Learning and Education
Authorized Training Center (ATC®) Enhance your productivity Increase your competitive edge Get hands-on, instructor-led classes Choose from over 2,000 ATC sites in more than 90 countries Learning Tools Use your software to its full potential Perform ahead of the curve Access a wide range of skill levels and topics Choose from Autodesk® Official Training Courseware, books, e-books, e-learning, and training videos Use 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 Tools If 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, visit More information at

18 Next Steps For more Information about Autodesk® SketchBook® Designer software, visit For more information on extending the power of your design technology, visit Other suggested next steps: Find a reseller near you Download a trial Purchase now at the e-store 18

19 Autodesk, AutoCAD, ATC, and SketchBook are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product and services offerings, and specifications and pricing at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document. © 2011 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved.


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