Impress your colleagues and clients with compelling presentation-ready graphics created directly from your DWG™ and DWF™ files. Autodesk® Impression software is easy to use, saves you time, and recognizes data from your CAD files.
Not only can you open any DWG™ or DWF™ file in Autodesk® Impression, but Impression understands your CAD data such as blocks, layers, and hatches.
File Formats That Impression Can Open
Impression can open 2D DWFTM files and DWG files from the following products:
AutoCAD® 2008 (including prior releases)
AutoCAD LT® 2008 (including prior releases)
AutoCAD® Architecture 2008 (including prior releases)
Revit® Architecture 2008 and the Revit family of products (including prior releases)
AutoCAD® Revit® Architecture Suite 2008 (including prior releases)
Autodesk® InventorTM 2008 and the Inventor family of products (including prior releases)
AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2008 (including prior releases)
Autodesk® Map 3D 2008 (including prior releases)
Autodesk MapGuide® 2008 and Autodesk MapGuide® Studio 2008 (including prior releases)
AutoCAD® Mechanical 2008 (including prior releases)
Familiar User Interface and Toolbar
If you’re already accustomed to working with Autodesk products, you’ll be familiar with the layers palette and the toolbar. The tools are streamlined and straightforward so your workspace is uncluttered, which allows you to get up to speed quickly.
Prebuilt Styles and Blocks
Easily add styles and content to quickly create presentation graphics from your CAD files. Prebuilt styles include colored pencils, markers, and watercolor washes. And, with the included block libraries, you can add entourage such as cars, trees, and people.
Customize Impression styles in your own distinctly individual style in an almost infinite number of ways.
Saved Style Libraries
Share your custom style libraries with colleagues and create sets of drawings that all have the same look and feel.
Impression takes full advantage of DWG blocks so you can quickly replace DWG block references with stylized blocks created in Impression.
Easily update your rendered image by importing your revised CAD geometry to your Impression image.
Share Your Work
Impression illustrations can be saved as DWF files, viewable with Autodesk® Design Review and the Autodesk® DWF™ Viewer. They can also be saved into several file formats popular in the desktop publishing world, including PSD, EPS, PDF, and a variety of popular image file formats such as PNG, JPG, and BMP.
Impression illustrations can be printed on all page sizes supported by standard plotters up to E-size sheets, with resolutions up to 300 dpi.
Built-in Learning Resources
Use the Jump Start Tour to help you understand the basic concepts used in creating a rendered image in Impression, with easy-to-follow step-by-step exercises and informational videos. For a more in-depth introduction to the application, a Quick Start Guide is located in the Help drop-down menu.
Intel® Pentium® 4 processor, 3.0 GHz or faster recommended; or Intel or AMD® processor, 1.7 GHz or faster for laptops
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ (Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate, Business, and Enterprise), Windows® XP Professional SP2
1 GB RAM or more
2 GB or more hard drive space available (not including installation)
1,280x1,024 32-bit color video display adapter (True Color)
128 MB or more DirectX® 9.0c API-capable graphics card supporting Pixel Shader 2.0 or greater**. For optimal performance with Autodesk Impression software, download the latest video driver from the website of your card’s manufacturer.
Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 6.0 (SP1 or higher)
**Recommended graphics cards include: NVIDIA® Quadro® FX mobile solutions, NVIDIA® GeForce® FX 5, 6, and 7 graphics processors families (for example, 6600, 7800), ATI Radeon™ X series graphics cards (for example, X300, X600, X1300), ATI Radeon 9500 and later, and ATI FireGL™ V3600, V5600, V7600, V8600, V8650, and newer graphics cards.