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The World's Leading 2D and 3D CAD Tool
From mechanical design aids to architecture tools to model-based GIS and mapping features, subscribe to AutoCAD 2020 software and access industry-specific toolsets, plus web and mobile apps.
AutoCAD 2020 1-Year Multi-user Subscription now includes industry-specific features and libraries for architecture, mechanical design, electrical design, and more.
  • Automate floor plans, sections, elevations, and other drawings.
  • Draw piping, plumbing, and ducting for faster design with mechanical tools.
  • Design ductwork, electrical conduit, and circuiting for HVAC, plumbing, and electrical with MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing).
AutoCAD includes:
The original 2D and 3D CAD software provides innovative tools for design and documentation.
AutoCAD Architecture
Adds features for architectural drawing, documentation, and schedules, and for automating drafting tasks.
AutoCAD Electrical
Adds electrical design features to help you create, modify, and document electrical controls systems.
Incorporate GIS topology with AutoCAD so you can use and maintain CAD and GIS data for planning, design, and data management.
AutoCAD Mechanical
Adds a library of standards-based parts and tools to help you create, modify, and document mechanical designs for manufacturing.
Adds features to help you draft, design, and document MEP building systems in an AutoCAD environment.
AutoCAD Plant 3D
Adds features to help you produce P&IDs, and then integrate them into a 3D plant design model.
AutoCAD Raster Design
Adds raster-to-vector tools to help you convert raster images into DWG objects. Edit scanned drawings in a familiar AutoCAD environment.
AutoCAD Mobile App
Take the power of AutoCAD wherever you go.
AutoCAD Web App
Access AutoCAD from any computer.

What's New

AutoCAD 2020 provides a set of enhancements based on customer feedback, surveys, and analytic data that prioritize our efforts. Several features modernize and streamline frequently used features across many customer disciplines.
New Dark Theme
Your user interface is obviously something that you use all the time. Past customer feedback repeatedly indicated that we needed to make significant changes to improve the clarity and crispness of the dark theme. Similar sharpening was also applied to the light theme as well.
Autodesk has optimized the background colors with the icon colors to provide the optimum contrast without distracting from the drawing area, where you're usually focused.
The highlighting of contextual tabs on the ribbon is now more distinct when active, such as when you edit text or create a hatch.
Blocks Palette
Several methods for inserting blocks are currently available: Insert, Tool Palettes and DesignCenter. Having these different options available recognizes that people in different disciplines have different requirements and preferences.
The primary reason for redesigning the Insert dialog box is to provide better visual previews of blocks in the workflow for inserting blocks. The palette increases efficiency for finding and inserting multiple blocks-including the new Repeat Placement option, which can save you a step. Key features in the new Blocks palette facilitate specifying and inserting blocks efficiently from a most recently used list or from specified drawings. Three tabs provide access to the following:
  • The Current Drawing tab displays all the block definitions in the current drawing either as icons or as a list.
  • The Recent tab displays all the most recently inserted blocks regardless of the current drawing. These persist between drawings and sessions. You can remove a block from this tab by right clicking it and choosing Remove from Recent List.
  • The Other Drawing tab provides a way of navigating to folders from which you can choose drawings either to insert as blocks or to choose from the blocks defined in those drawings. These drawings and blocks also persist between drawings and sessions.

  • The top of the palette includes several controls, including a field for applying wildcard filters to the block names, and several options for different thumbnail sizes and list styles.
Purge Redesign
The Purge feature has been revised for easier drawing cleanup and organization. The control options are nearly the same, but the orientation is more efficient and the Preview area is now resizable.
  • Notice that you can now purge zero-length geometry without purging empty text objects.
  • Check boxes in the Named Items Not Used panel provide a way to select purgeable items by category as well as individual items.
  • The Find Non-Purgeable Items button displays information specific to why the checked item cannot be purged, which will be helpful in many cases.
  • For objects that can't be purged, the new design provides enhanced information as shown below, including the number of objects on each layer and their impact on file size. The Select Objects button shown in the illustration below, zooms in on the specified objects that can't be purged.
DWG Compare Enhancements
The primary enhancement to the DWG Compare feature is that you can now directly compare and edit the current drawing together with a specified drawing while in the compare state. The comparison takes place in the current drawing. Any changes you make in either the current drawing or the compared drawing are dynamically compared and highlighted.
To facilitate direct editing in the compare state, the options and controls for this feature were moved from the ribbon to a docked toolbar at the top of the drawing area. Most of the options were combined into the Settings control and enhanced as shown. You can easily toggle the comparison from the toolbar and the display of the types of differences from the Settings control.
Also, the default colors can easily be changed by clicking on a color for your preferences or for colorblind-friendly colors. In this illustration, the color for Not in Current Drawing was changed from red to yellow.
Measure Geometry Option: Quick Measure
Measuring has become much faster with the new Quick option of the MEASUREGEOM command. With this option, you can quickly review the dimensions, distances, and angles within a 2D drawing.
When this option is active, the command displays dimensions, distances, and angles within a 2D drawing dynamically as you move your mouse over and between objects. The orange squares displayed at the left side of the illustration represent angles at precisely 90 degrees.
Performance Improvements
A new installation technology dramatically improves the install time on solid state drives (SSD), typically reducing the time by about half.
Network access time to xrefs, blocks, and support files has been improved. Support files include those associated with hatches, tool palettes, fonts, linetypes, template files, standards files, and so on. The degree of improvement depends on the size and content of your drawing files and network performance.
Support for Cloud Services
AutoCAD 2020 now supports cloud connectivity and storage with several cloud service providers when you use the Save, Save As, and Open commands.
Depending on what you have installed, the Places list in AutoCAD file selection dialog boxes can include Box, Dropbox, and several similar services.
Save to Web & Mobile Enhancements
View, create, edit, and share CAD drawings on your mobile device.
AutoCAD 2020 includes additional support for AutoCAD Web and AutoCAD Mobile. The enhancements are as follows:
  • Includes Xrefs with the drawing files that you save for AutoCAD web and mobile access.
  • The CAD Manager Control Utility includes a new checkbox on the Online Content tab to disable the SAVETOWEBMOBILE and OPENFROMWEBMOBILE commands. This control has been added for sites that require their drawings to remain exclusively within their organization's network.
Graphics Configuration
AutoCAD now launches correctly with different DirectX drivers (Dx9, Dx11, or no driver), high resolution (4K) monitors, and dual monitors. In addition, the graphics display settings are consolidated into three modes, which includes gradient hatches and images. The graphics performance setting, Intermediate Mode, is updated to reset several display parameters automatically to optimize your display.
Security Enhancements
Following are highlights of the work completed in AutoCAD 2020 relating to cyber security. Due to the sensitive nature of some of these fixes, we've deliberately avoided providing overly specific descriptions.
  • Four potential exploits in certain data files created by AutoCAD have been closed.
  • Several dependencies on DLLs or other components used in AutoCAD with known vulnerabilities were removed or upgraded.
  • A future vulnerability in a component is in process of being replaced.
  • A potential server vulnerability has been closed with an upgrade.
  • Because your work and intellectual property are frequently targeted by cyber criminal and other organizations, it's always important to keep up with the latest product, network, and operating system upgrades, cyber security enhancements, and fixes. Autodesk continues to monitor cyber threats and strives to deliver products that conform to current and anticipated security requirements.">

Main Features

User interaction
Access your favorite tools -when you need them- with the AutoCAD ribbon.
Tool palettes
Easily access frequently used content and tools with customizable tool palettes.
Command window
Launch commands and respond to prompts via simple keystrokes, right at the command line.
Object grips
Easily reshape, move, or manipulate geometry with grip editing.
Save and restore workspaces with customized menus, toolbars, palettes, and ribbons.
Shortcut menus
Display a shortcut menu for quick access to commands that are relevant to your current activity.
Object and layer transparency
Control the transparency for selected objects or for all objects on a layer.
Object selection and isolation
Find and select all objects that match the properties of an object. Hide or unhide the selected objects.
2D drafting, drawing, and annotation
Text settings
Create single or multi-line text (mtext) as a single text object. Format the text, columns, and boundaries.
Create dimensions automatically. Pass the cursor over selected objects to get a preview before you create it.
Create leaders with a variety of content, including text or blocks. Easily format leader lines, and define styles.
Centerlines and center marks
Create and edit centerlines and center marks that automatically move when you move the associated objects.
Create tables with data and symbols in rows and columns, apply formulas, and link to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
Revision clouds
Draw revision clouds around new changes in a drawing to quickly identify your updates.
Save views by name to easily return to a specific view for quick reference or for applying to layout viewports.
Specify the size of your drawing sheet, add a title block, and display multiple views of your model.
Use fields in text objects to display text that can be updated automatically as the field value changes.
Data linking
Enable simultaneous updates by creating a live link between a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and a table in your drawing.
Data extraction
Extract information from objects, blocks, and attributes, including drawing information.
Dynamic blocks
Add flexibility and intelligence to your block references, including changing the shape, size, or configuration.
Create and modify objects in circular or rectangular patterns, or along a path.
Parametric constraints
Apply geometric and dimensional constraints to maintain relationships between drawing geometry.
Express tools
Extend the power of AutoCAD with a collection of productivity tools
3D modeling and visualization
Solid, surface, and mesh modeling
Create realistic 3D models of your design using a combination of solid, surface, and mesh modeling tools.
3D navigation (orbit, ViewCube, wheel)
Use 3D viewing and navigation tools to orbit, swivel, walk, and fly around a 3D model to showcase your design.
Visual styles
Apply visual styles to control the display of edges, lighting, and shading of your 3D model.
Section planes
Create section planes to display cross-sectional views through solids, surfaces, meshes, or regions.
Apply lighting and materials to give your 3D models a realistic appearance and to help communicate your designs.
Point clouds
Attach point cloud files acquired by 3D laser scanners or other technologies to use as a starting point for your designs
Model documentation
Generate 2D drawings including base, projected, section, and detail views from 3D models.
Print Studio
Print Studio provides the tools needed to prepare models for supported 3D printers and materials.
PDF files
Share and reuse data from PDF files by importing, exporting, or attaching them as underlays.
DGN Files
Share and reuse data from DGN files by importing, exporting, or attaching them as underlays.
DWG references
Attach DWG files to your current drawing as externally referenced files.
Image references
Attach image files to your current drawing as externally referenced files.
Sheet sets
View, access, manage, and plot multiple drawings as sheet sets.
Model references and import
Attach Navisworks models as underlays to your drawings, and import models from other applications
Geographic location and online maps
Insert geographic location information into a drawing, and display a map in the drawing from an online map service.
Installation and customization
TrustedDWG technology
TrustedDWG technology alerts you to a possible incompatibility when a file was not last saved by Autodesk software.
CUI customization
Customize the user interface to improve accessibility and reduce the number of steps for frequent tasks.
Secure load
Specify security restrictions for running executables in AutoCAD to help protect against malicious executable code.
Action recorder
Record commands and input values that can be played back as an action macro.
Multi-user (network) license sharing
Pool licenses on a server to reduce costs when not all licenses are in use at the same time.
System variable monitor
Monitor current system variables against a preferred list of values. Notification balloons alert you of deviations.
CAD standards checker
Define and monitor CAD standards to maintain consistent styles for layers, linetypes, text, and dimensions.
Application Programming Interface (API)
Control drawings and databases with ActiveX, VBS, AutoLisp, Visual LISP, ObjectARX, JavaScript, and .NET.
Autodesk App Store
Customize your software with Autodesk-approved extensions.
  • Autodesk desktop app - Get alerts and install software updates without disrupting your workflow. View tutorials about new features.

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    User Interface
    Application Menu
    Quick Access Toolbar
    Initial Setup
    Dynamic Input
    Dynamic Blocks
    Block Test Window
    Block Properties Table
    Tool Palettes
    QuickCalc Calculator
    Annotation Scaling
    Layer Properties per Viewport
    Nonrectangular Viewports
    Linking Tables with Microsoft Excel
    Extract Attributes to a Text File
    Parametric Drawing
    Constraint Parameters in Dynamic Blocks
    Data Extraction to Tables
    Sheet Sets
    Express Tools
    Conceptual Design & Tooling
    3D Solids(Create and Edit)
    Free-Form Modeling
    Dynamic User Coordinate System (UCS)
    Work in Perspective View
    Section Planes/Cuts
    Flatten 3D Geometry into 2D
    Interference Checking
    Walk-Through Navigation
    ViewCube Feature
    Photorealistic Rendering
    Lights (Photometric)
    Display Modes (Visual Styles, Transparency, Edge Effects)
    Transparent Solids
    Real-Time Shadows
    Shaded/Rendered Plotted Output
    Autodesk Impression (Subscription Only)
    Support for CUI Customization
    Support for LISP Applications
    Support for ObjectARX (C++, C#, and VB .NET)
    Action Recorder
    Autodesk Buzzsaw Integration
    Autodesk Seek
    Create Transmittal Sets
    Digital Signatures and Passwords
    Communication Center
    Manage DWF Markups
    Save as AutoCAD Release 14 DWG File
    Publish to a Multisheet DWF File
    Publish to a Multisheet PDF File
    Publish to a Plotter
    Publish a Web Page
    Publish a 3D DWF File
    Print to an STL File (for 3D printing)
    Overlay or Attach a DWG File
    Use DGN, DWF, or PDF File as an Underlay
    Clip an External Reference
    Notification of Changes to External References
    Software Management
    Migrate Customized Settings
    Portable License Utility
    Network Licensing
    Autodesk Product Manager
    CAD Standards Tools
    Support for Multiple Profiles

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