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Capture and showcase CAD models

AutoCAD® Design Suite increases the power of AutoCAD software. The suite includes raster-to-vector conversion and visualization software, as well as innovative tools to capture and showcase 3D CAD models.
 

AutoCAD Design Suite is available in 3 editions:

  • Standard: Includes AutoCAD software, plus tools to help you capture design information and showcase your designs.
  • Premium: Adds 3ds Max software to transform your designs into cinematic-quality renderings.
  • Ultimate: Includes all Premium edition features, plus Alias Design advanced surfacing capabilities.

Cloud service available with a subscription or a perpetual license with maintenance plan.

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Capture

  • Coordination Model (enhanced)

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Design within the context of existing BIM models. (video: 2:06 min.)

  • Reality computing

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

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

  • Capture scanned design information

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Capture design information and convert to DWG™. (video: 1:40 min.)

Connect

  • New

    Share design views

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

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

  • New

    Import PDFs

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    PDFs have been added to the Import File formats.

  • New

    AutoCAD 360 Pro mobile app

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

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

    Cloud service
  • Exchange Apps

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

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

  • Automated workflows

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Capture and showcase your designs. (video: 1:23 min.)

  • Design feed

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

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

Create

  • New

    Smart centerlines and center marks

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Create and edit them quickly and more intuitively.

  • New

    Dialog boxes (enhanced)

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    View more information with less scrolling.

  • New

    Predictive control

    ULTIMATE

    Get more predictable results with new tools in Alias Design. (video: 5:14 min.)

  • Stunning Visual Experience

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

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

  • Smart Dimensioning

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

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

  • Enhanced PDFs

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

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

  • Sysvar monitor

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Prevent unwanted changes to your system settings. 

  • Online maps

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

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

  • Professional documentation tools

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Share design details with documentation tools. (video: 1:47 min.)

Showcase

  • New

    3D printing (enhanced)

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

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

  • New

    Autodesk Raytracer renderer (ART)

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Create more accurate images of architectural scenes with 3ds Max.

  • Advanced surfacing capabilities

    ULTIMATE

    Create amazing surfaces with Alias Design.

  • Cinematic-quality presentation tools

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Create 3D renderings with 3ds Max. (video: 2:08 min.)

  • 3D visualization software

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Transform models into 3D renderings.