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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

    Attach and view Navisworks and BIM 360 Glue models directly inside AutoCAD software. New functionality lets you snap to precise locations on an attached coordination model using the standard 2D endpoint and center object snaps.

  • Reality computing

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Orient your work more precisely with the point cloud. Maneuver between horizontal and vertical planes more quickly with Dynamic UCS. Snap to edges, intersections, corners, and centerlines to quickly create geometry using point cloud object snaps.

  • Capture scanned design information

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Use AutoCAD Raster Design raster-to-vector conversion software to capture design information from scanned drawings and raster images.

    Connect

  • Share design views New

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Share your 2D and 3D CAD drawings in the cloud. Your reviewers don’t need a login or even an AutoCAD-based product to view your drawings, and they can’t alter your source DWG™ file.

  • Import PDFs New

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Many PDFs have been added to the Import File formats. Import the geometry, TrueType text, and raster images from a PDF file or underlay them into your drawing as AutoCAD objects.

  • Cloud service

    AutoCAD 360 Pro mobile app New

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    AutoCAD 360 Pro is now included with your subscription. The app lets you take the power of AutoCAD wherever you go to draft, edit, and view 2D CAD drawings across multiple devices, access drawings from any cloud storage service (such as Google Drive or Dropbox), and work offline and sync changes when back online.

  • Exchange Apps

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Customize your software with Exchange Apps, which are Autodesk-approved extensions. The Exchange Apps marketplace includes general productivity tools, drawing content, and applications for specific disciplines. All apps have been extensively tested and are easy to download and install.

  • Automated workflows

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    AutoCAD Design Suite presents an economical way for you to extend your AutoCAD workflow. With the purchase of a license to a single package, you can maximize results and achieve greater consistency with expanded toolsets, interoperable software, and enhanced collaboration through the cloud.

  • Design feed

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Use the design feed on an intranet, Internet, or cloud connection. The design and the conversation happen in the same place, but when it's time to send your final drawing, you have a choice. You can keep the comments intact, or strip them using built-in tools in the eTransmit and File Save workflows.

    Create

  • Smart centerlines and center marks New

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    It's easy to create and edit centerlines and center marks. When you move associated objects, the centerlines and center marks automatically move with your object.

  • Dialog boxes (enhanced) New

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Many dialog boxes have been made larger. You can resize other dialog boxes, and AutoCAD will remember your last setting. View more information with less scrolling, and make edits in dialog boxes more comfortably.

  • Predictive control New

    ULTIMATE

    In Alias Design software, the new Freeform Curve Blend tool provides predictable results for curves. And the new View Flip feature complements this function by letting you check your curves between modified and scanned surfaces.

  • Stunning Visual Experience

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    See the details in your designs more clearly with visual enhancements such as Line Fading. Readability is now enhanced with true curves instead of line segments. Minimize the need to undo an operation by using Command Preview, which lets you see the results of a command before you commit to it. Move and copy large selection sets more easily.

  • Smart Dimensioning

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Automatically create appropriate measurements based on your drawing context. Pass the cursor over selected objects to get a preview of the dimension—before you create it.

  • Enhanced PDFs

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Produce documents more quickly with smarter, smaller, more powerful files. All text is searchable, and you can attach PDF files to your drawings for better performance.

  • Sysvar monitor

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Prevent unwanted changes to your system settings. This feature alerts you to changes to your preferences that could affect your drafting work.

  • Online maps

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Access online maps directly inside the canvas. Capture them as static images and print them with your design overlaid, or create PDFs that include the geolocation map.

  • Professional documentation tools

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Capture the precise details of your design with AutoCAD documentation tools. Import models from a wide variety of other formats and automatically generate intelligent CAD documentation.

    Showcase

  • 3D printing (enhanced) New

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    You have several options for 3D printing: You can send your 3D models to an external 3D print service. Or, install the Print Studio tool and either connect to a 3D printer or create a print file for later.

  • Autodesk Raytracer renderer (ART) New

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    The new ART renderer in 3ds Max software is a fast, physically based renderer, ideal for design visualization workflows used in AutoCAD Design Suite. Support for IES and photometric lights from Revit building design software help you create more accurate images of architectural scenes.

  • Advanced surfacing capabilities

    ULTIMATE

    Create exceptional surfaces with Alias Design industrial design software. Alias software provides a range of sketching, modeling, surfacing, and visualization tools. Create designs with tools tailored for industrial design, automotive design, and technical surfacing. Get the advanced features you need, from initial concept sketch to development of production-ready Class-A surfaces.

  • Cinematic-quality presentation tools

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Create stunning 3D renderings with 3ds Max 3D modeling software. 3ds Max software provides a comprehensive solution for architects, designers, civil engineers, and visualization specialists. Validate and sell designs before they're built, and get rapid iteration of designs, accurate daylight analysis, and high-impact visuals and animations.

  • 3D visualization software

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Transform AutoCAD models into 3D rendered presentations with Showcase 3D visualization software, and share them online or on mobile devices. Showcase provides presentation and design exploration tools for architects, designers, engineers, and marketing professionals. Quickly transform 3D CAD models into interactive walkthroughs and presentations so you can evaluate aesthetic and design alternatives in real time with peers, constituents, and customers.