The Command Line has received some attention with the inclusion of "auto-complete" and "auto-correct" capabilities. Auto-complete utilizes "adaptive suggestions", meaning that the function will not only be able to determine and display what command you may be intending to run before you complete the commands' input, but it keeps track of which commands you use most often, placing those commands higher in the auto-complete pop-up list. Other advancements to the command line include centralized access to layers, hatch patterns, blocks, and dimension and text styles as well.
Another introduction has been the inclusion of cloud based functionality. While the cloud based functions may require you to be actively connected to your Autodesk 360 account, it does make it possible to save your user settings and configurations to the cloud, where they can be pulled down onto other systems or restored to your current one. By saving your settings to your cloud account, you make it possible for others it download them to their workstations, making standardization a breeze.
Also available through the Autodesk 360 application, "Design Feed" allows users to review, comment upon, and share drawings. Similar to a discussion thread, the feed makes it possible to add notes, images, and markups to uploaded DWG files in a real-time discussion that can be viewed from the Design Feed palette in AutoCAD, over the web, or even on mobile devices making collaboration much easier and time-efficient.
Newly added "Geometric Location Tools" makes it possible for geographic based designers to input a geographical location via the new "Autodesk Map Service" and then superimpose a topological map of that area right into their drawing file, making it possible to evaluate detailed geographical considerations as the design progresses.
And lastly, touch-screen support has been added to AutoCAD 2014 for use on Windows 8. This addition introduces a specialized "touch" ribbon panel which houses commands specialized for touch-based interaction like pan, zoom, and object selection.
While AutoCAD 2014 does offer some exciting new feature capabilities, it is definitely worth noting that current Striker 2013 versions are not compatible with AutoCAD 2014. As it is with every yearly release, Striker Systems will be tentatively looking to release 2014 versions of our Fab Professional and Die Professional software in the spring of 2013, which would be fully compatible with AutoCAD 2014 as well as Microsoft Windows 8.