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Features

CAD features for design and documentation

Stay at the forefront of design with AutoCAD® software. Share precise drawings using simplified documentation tools. Work across connected desktop and mobile solutions with TrustedDWG™ technology.

Simplified

  • New

    Smart centerlines and center marks

    Create and edit them quickly and more intuitively.

  • Resizable dialog boxes

    View more information with less scrolling.

  • Enhanced PDFs

    PDFs are smaller, smarter, and more searchable. (video: 2:05 min.)

  • Smart Dimensioning

    Create measurements based on your drawing context. (video: 2:11 min.)

  • Revision clouds

    Create and modify revision clouds more easily.

  • Refined interface

    The darker interface helps reduce eyestrain. (video: 1:56 min.)

Innovative

  • Stunning Visual Experience

    See the details in your drawings more clearly. (video: 1:28 min.)

  • Reality computing

    Orient your work more precisely with the point cloud. (video: 2:16 min.)

  • Online maps

    Capture online maps as static images and print them. (video: 2:15 min.)

  • Surface Curve Extraction tool

    Extract isoline curves. (video: 54 sec.)

  • Context-sensitive PressPull tool

    Extrude and offset curves. (video: 54 sec.)

  • 3D free-form design tools

    Generate design ideas in almost any form. (video: 2:04 min.)

  • Surface analysis

    Analyze the continuity between different surfaces. (video: 1:11 min.)

  • In-canvas viewport controls

    Change viewport settings, views, visual styles. (video: 2:22 min.)

Connected

  • New

    Coordination model (enhanced)

    Design within the context of existing BIM models.

  • New

    AutoCAD 360 Pro mobile app

    Draft, edit, and view 2D CAD drawings on your mobile device. 

    Cloud service

  • New

    Share design views

    Publish your 2D and 3D CAD drawings to the cloud.

    Cloud service

  • New

    Import PDFs

    PDFs have been added to the Import File formats.

  • New

    3D printing (enhanced)

    Send 3D models to a 3D print service, or use Print Studio.

  • Design feed

    Work on an intranet, Internet, or cloud connection. (video: 2:10 min.)

  • Connected design solutions

    Integrate your desktop, cloud, and mobile workflow. (video: 2:32 min.)

  • TrustedDWG™ technology

    Help ensure the fidelity of your AutoCAD drawings. (video: 2:19 min.)

  • A360 connectivity

    Synchronize your files and custom settings. (video: 1:26 min.)

    Cloud service

  • Inventor file import

    Import Inventor models. (video: 2:17 min.)

Personalized

  • New

    Migration tools (enhanced)

    Easily migrate your custom settings and files.

  • New

    Autodesk desktop app

    Manage all your updates with a single app.

    Cloud service

  • Sysvar monitor

    Prevent unwanted changes to your system settings.

  • Exchange Apps

    Customize your software with Exchange Apps. (video: 1:15 min.)

  • Customization and support file sync

    Share and access customization preferences. (video: 2:06 min.)

  • Programming UI for specialized applications

    Take advantage of our flexible development platform.

  • Customizable and expandable ribbon UI

    Customize the user interface to suit your needs.

  • Development support

    Integrate AutoCAD software into your workflow.

Mac highlights

  • XREF path management

    Map XREF file paths from Mac to Windows machines. (video: 1:54 min.)

  • Dynamic blocks

    Add flexibility, intelligence to block references. (video: 1:42 min.)

  • Retina display support

    View high-resolution graphics on a Retina display. (video: 1:44 min.)

     

  • Data links

    Embed a live link in an Excel spreadsheet.

  • Layer state manager

    Save layer settings to share with others.

  • Specialized Mac features

    Use a specialized Mac CAD software interface.