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Create and visualize 3D designs with advanced free-form tools.

Efficiently draft, update, and repurpose precise 2D documentation.

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AutoCAD software specifically designed for architects.

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Create initial design ideas via a mobile app.

Drafting and documenting tools for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing.

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AutoCAD software specifically designed for the Mac.

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  • 2D drafting and documentation
  • 3D modeling and collaboration
  • 2D drafting and documentation
  • 2D drafting and documentation
  • 3D modeling and collaboration
  • Specialized architectural tools
  • View, create, edit, and share DWG™ drawings using your smartphone or tablet
  • 2D drafting and documentation
  • 3D modeling and collaboration
  • Specialized building systems tools
  • 2D and 3D CAD design tool with a specialized Mac interface and feature set

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Support for common file formats    

Multifunctional grips    

Command line    

Object and layer transparency    

Tool palettes    

Dynamic blocks    

Sheet set manager/project manager    

Parametric constraints    

Smart Dimensioning    

Enhanced PDFs    

Sysvar monitor    

File tabs    


Express tools    


Base, projected, section, and detail views    

Data extraction to tables    

Content Explorer    

GPS integration    

Detail components repository    

Cost-estimating tools    

Smart centerlines/center marks    

New feature highlighting    

In-canvas viewport controls    

Stunning Visual Experience    

Associative arrays    

Conceptual design capabilities    


Visual styles    




Revision cloud enhancements    

Import SKP files    

Reality computing    



Stairs, walls, and elevation design tools    

MEP design tools    

Clash and conflict detection    

Improved 2D graphics (stability, fidelity & performance)    

Improved 3D graphics (stability, fidelity & performance)    

TrustedDWG™ technology    



Import 3D models    

DGN import/export/underlay    

DWG™ convert    

Geolocation coordinate system and online maps    

3D Print Studio    

Connect to third-party storage    

Offline support    

Design share    

Reference Navisworks models    

Coordination model object snap    

Easy-to-use interface    

Support for CUI customization    

Online license transfer utility    

Secure load    

Application Programming Interface    

Autodesk Exchange Apps    


Network licensing    

Real-time cloud collaboration    

Migration tool enhancements    

Action recorder    

CAD standards tools    

Autodesk desktop app    

Import PDFs