CheckOut enables changes to be made outside of the project structure to avoid frequent, unnecessary xref change notifications.
CheckOut also helps prevent team members from reacting to incomplete temporary changes or tests. No one else can view your changes until you check the file back into the project structure.
When you CheckIn a drawing, it is saved automatically. Team members will be notified of the updated version.
Add comments to a new file upon CheckIn to ensure team members clearly understand your changes. Multiple backup versions are automatically saved, so you can also quickly return to a previous state of a drawing.
Visual Compare highlights graphic changes and geometry differences between two versions of a drawing.
Without Visual Compare, it can be very difficult to find the all of the changes between two versions of the same drawing. Visual Compare changes are color coded, so they are easier to see.
With Style Preview, you can now visually confirm walls, doors, windows, and other Architectural Object styles in the Properties Palette before use.
You can now move and "snap" the viewer dialog to the left or right edge of the Style Manager or Edit Style dialog.
Command Preview enables you to see Fillet and Chamfer changes in real time, as you make them, even before the command is complete.
Command Preview enables you to see anchored objects, as walls are moved or offset with location grip, so you can more easily anticipate change.
Improved section cleanup results enable the color of line work to display as expected.
Schedule tables can now include the perimeter, top, and bottom area of Roof Objects, so you can include them in cost estimates and quantity takeoffs.
Automatically attach property set definitions to architectural objects, so you can complete quantity takeoff calculations more easily.
You can attach existing property set definitions to newly created objects and their styles, and easily attach new or modified property set definitions to existing objects.
Change drawing units and object tags, text, and other annotation scaled objects to keep the same relative appearance and size.
Set order for layers in a list, and apply the display order for objects on each layer. Preview changes to make sure they are predictable.
As your design changes, you can make changes to your components more easily. Assign block instances a different definition without recreating the block.
A top AUGI request: AutoCAD Architecture streamlines the workflow for adding doors or windows to a wall by restoring the previous option.
The door Offset/Center command more easily enables placement of doors offset from the end of a wall or centered, as it snaps to each location automatically when you move the cursor over either location.
Create documents and architectural drawings using walls, doors, and windows that mimic real-world behavior and construction.
Modify walls and their endcap conditions on a component level for improved handling of common wall conditions, such as angled, cornered, or intersecting fire-rated walls. Insert and place doors or windows into your architectural drawings with more precise control. When you move any wall, all connected walls and spaces automatically update. Use familiar AutoCAD commands such as Fillet and Chamfer on flexible wall components.
Document and annotate architectural drawings faster with the extensive library of detail components and powerful keynoting tools.
Automate the creation of architectural details and maintain consistent annotation. When your details are complete, you can generate keynote legends in just a few clicks.
A sleek user interface offers optimized desktop organization, a large drawing window, and easy access to tools and commands.
Find your favorite tools faster, locate less frequently used tools more efficiently, and discover new features more easily. The user interface design is consistent across many Autodesk products.
Bring architectural designs to life for impressive client presentations at any stage.
Streamlined visualization capabilities are fully integrated into the AutoCAD Architecture workflow. Accelerate architectural design review cycles by publishing directly to DWF or DWFx file formats.
With AEC Dimensions, you can dimension any wall and all its components according to your own standards.
Dimensioning includes wall stud centerlines and faces. Associative dimensions automatically update as your designs change, eliminating the need for time-consuming manual updates.
Easily customize the look of out-of-the-box schedule styles to meet your company's standards.
You can also create new schedules from scratch, complete with your required calculations. Schedules link directly to your designs and can update instantly to reflect design changes. Group, format, and subtotal similar data at different levels, and export grouped and subtotaled schedules to Microsoft Excel software.
Automatically tag every room in your architectural drawing, complete with room areas.
When you change the bounding elements, spaces update automatically, saving you time and helping to make documentation more accurate. Space definitions can include offsets from bounding elements based on preset rules or rules you define, enabling area calculations that reflect a variety of industry standards, including BOMA, DIN, and SIS.
Use the Roombook feature to apply multiple finishes to a surface.
Roombook then calculates these surfaces (walls, floors, and ceilings), as well as room circumference and furnishing elements, for better room documentation. Easily create a detail schedule for each surface and export the data to an Excel spreadsheet, or export a DWF file to Quantity Takeoff cost estimating software.