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AutoCAD includes:
AutoCAD
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.
AutoCAD MAP 3D
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.
AutoCAD MEP
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.

What's New

DWG compare
Compare and document the differences between 2 versions of a drawing or xref.
Save to web and mobile
Save drawings from your desktop to view and edit on the AutoCAD web and mobile apps.
2D graphics
Enjoy 2X faster zoom, pan, and change draw orders and layer properties.
Shared views
Publish design views of your drawing in a web browser for viewing and commenting.
AutoCAD web app
Create, edit, view, and share CAD drawings from any device through the browser.
AutoCAD mobile app
View, create, edit, and share CAD drawings on your mobile device.
User interface
Experience improved visuals with new flat-design icons and 4K enhancements.
PDF import
Import geometry, including SHX font files, fills, raster images, and TrueType text, into a drawing from a PDF.

Main Features

User interaction
Ribbon
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.
Workspaces
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.
Dimensions
Create dimensions automatically. Pass the cursor over selected objects to get a preview before you create it.
Leaders
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.
Tables
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.
Views
Save views by name to easily return to a specific view for quick reference or for applying to layout viewports.
Layouts
Specify the size of your drawing sheet, add a title block, and display multiple views of your model.
Fields
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.
Arrays
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.
Rendering
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.
Collaboration
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
    Ribbon
    Application Menu
    Quick Access Toolbar
    Workspaces
    Initial Setup
    Dynamic Input
    Document
    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
    Presentation
    Photorealistic Rendering
    Lights (Photometric)
    Materials
    Cameras
    Display Modes (Visual Styles, Transparency, Edge Effects)
    Transparent Solids
    Real-Time Shadows
    Animations
    Shaded/Rendered Plotted Output
    Autodesk Impression (Subscription Only)
    Customize
    Support for CUI Customization
    Support for LISP Applications
    Support for ObjectARX (C++, C#, and VB .NET)
    Action Recorder
    Communicate
    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)
    Reference
    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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