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Features

Design with architectural drawing software

Create architectural drawings, documentation, and schedules quickly and easily. AutoCAD® Architecture software has design and documentation features that help automate drafting tasks, reduce errors, and increase efficiency.

Design

  • New

    Create Type

    Draw regular shapes quickly and accurately. (video: 42 sec.)

  • New

    Roof grip editing

    Create and modify roof outlines with more control.  (video: 37 sec.)

  • Architectural renovation

    Design and produce renovations more quickly.

  • Preview architectural object styles

    Confirm wall, door, and window styles before adding.

  • Walls, doors, and windows

    Mimic real-world behavior and construction.

  • Integrated rendering

    Create full-color 3D renderings.

  • Real-time Fillet/Chamfer changes

    Command Preview shows changes as you make them.

Collaboration

  • TrustedDWG™ technology

    Share and save design data.

  • Project Navigator Check Out

    Make changes to a project without affecting the team.

  • Project Navigator Check In

    Automatically notify the team of a new version.

  • Industry Foundation Class (IFC) support

    Supports buildingSMART certification.

  • PDF support

    Share, search, and reuse designs easily.

Documentation

  • New

    Edit live section

    Edit objects in section or elevation view.
    (video: 1:35 min.)

  • New

    Styles browser (enhanced)

    The Content library supports directories and A360. (video: 51 sec.)

  • New

    Sections and elevations (enhanced)

    Edit Xrefs when editing live sections, and more. (video: 1:38 min.)

  • Color-coded version differentiation

    Visual Compare shows differences between versions.

  • Automated property set definitions

    Define property sets for easier quantity takeoffs.

  • Wall dimensioning

    Dimension to your own standards.

  • Space tagging and documentation

    Tag every room in your architectural drawing.

  • Room documentation

    Apply multiple finishes to a surface.

  • Architectural drawing creation and annotation

    Annotate drawings more quickly.

  • Annotation and unit scaling

    Easily scale tags, text, and objects.

Customization

  • Easier style access

    Browse libraries of object styles.

  • Streamlined user interface

    Get easy access to tools and commands.

  • Customized scheduling

    Adjust schedule styles to meet your standards.

  • Easy changes to block instances

    Change block instances easily.

  • Display order by layer

    Order layers and objects, and preview changes.