Visually access drawing content directly from the ribbon, saving time and clicks.
The Ribbon gallery offers an intuitive, visual, and fast workflow. For example, suppose you want to add a block to your design. Using the Ribbon gallery, hover over the ribbon for a block insertion. The Block gallery will display thumbnails of all the blocks. You can insert your selection right away, without having to use a dialog box.
Easily access tools for creating Section and Detail views. Choose from common section methods including full, half, offset, and aligned.
Access online maps—formerly live maps—directly inside the canvas. Now you can also capture them as static images and print them.
Enhanced point cloud functionality now includes geolocation and the capability to display colors by elevation.
Extract isoline curves through a specified point on a surface or face of a solid to determine the contour lines of any shape.
Extrude and offset curves, creating surfaces and solids. Use the Multiple option to select multiple objects within a single PressPull operation.
Generate design ideas in almost any form imaginable with AutoCAD design features. Push/pull faces, edges, and vertices to model complex shapes, add smooth surfaces, and more.
New viewport controls enable you to change viewport settings, views, and visual styles directly on the viewport canvas.
Define arrayed objects when designing in 3D. Rectangular, polar, and path associative arrays enable you to arrange selected objects in 3D space.
Select the UCS icon and use the multi-functional grips to change the UCS. You can move the origin and rotate it around the X, Y, or Z axis.
Enhancements include the capability to use design feed on an intranet, as well as on an Internet or cloud connection.
Integrate your AutoCAD workflow across connected desktop, cloud, and mobile solutions.
You can open and edit your AutoCAD designs in AutoCAD LT drafting software. You can also view, create, edit, and share AutoCAD drawings on a mobile device or web browser via the AutoCAD 360 mobile and web app. AutoCAD 360 supports iOS and Android devices and works with any Internet-connected computer.
Confidently share CAD files with TrustedDWG technology, which helps ensure the fidelity of your AutoCAD drawings.
Share media using built-in connections for Facebook and Twitter.
Share and reuse designs easily with PDF support within AutoCAD software.
AutoCAD includes hundreds of visually rich, predefined surface materials that you can select and edit using the Materials Browser and Editor.
Customize AutoCAD software with an integrated connection to Exchange Apps, a broad range of Autodesk-approved extensions.
AutoCAD 2015 supports Windows 8, as well as Windows 7.
Easily share your AutoCAD customization preferences and support files, and access them as you move from one machine to the next.
You can control the type of information you want to sync, including option settings, customization files, printer support files, custom hatch patterns, tool palettes, and drawing template files. You can also sync custom fonts, shapes, and linetypes. They will become available the next time you start AutoCAD.
Use our flexible development platform to customize your CAD software.
Customize and expand the user interface to suit your needs and meet your company’s standards.
Autodesk Developer Network training and support helps you integrate your AutoCAD plug-in or the latest release of AutoCAD software into your workflow.
Add flexibility and intelligence to your block references. You can now insert a block that can change shape, size, or configuration instead of having to insert numerous static blocks. For example, instead of creating multiple interior door blocks of different sizes, you can now create one resizable door block.
Create a live link between an Excel spreadsheet and an AutoCAD table in your drawing. Whether you update the spreadsheet from an external file or from the table, the data link feature updates both sources simultaneously.
Save your layer settings as layer states, and share them with others. Layer states can save information like color or linetype, including whether a layer is turned off, frozen, or locked. Use the Layer State Manager dialog to create and manage sets of layer settings.
Find what you need in your drawing with the Object Query tool. Create a selection set based on your filtering criteria, including object type and property parameters. For example, you can select all the multiline text objects in a drawing that use a specified text style.
AutoCAD 2015 for Mac software fully supports the Retina display’s high-resolution graphics capabilities. Look for high-definition graphics throughout the user interface, from toolbars and icons to in-canvas line rendering.
Discover exclusive Mac features like multi-touch gestures, coverflow navigation, and an elegant Mac interface.