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Compare AutoCAD Architecture vs. AutoCAD

AutoCAD Architecture has all the features of AutoCAD, plus additional tools for architectural design.

  • Design and document buildings with 3D CAD software for architects.

    Use for:

    • Creating architectural drawing, documentation, and schedules
    • Automating drafting tasks

    What it does:

    • Contains all the features of AutoCAD software
    • Includes additional features for architects including walls, door, and windows
    • Extensive library of detail components
    • Powerful keynoting tools


    • Single-user
    • Multi-user
  • Design every detail with 2D and 3D CAD software. Share drawings across desktop, cloud, and mobile.

    Use for:

    • 2D drafting, drawings, and documentation
    • 3D modeling and visualization

    What it does:

    • Create and edit 2D geometry.
    • Create and edit 3D models with solids, surfaces, and mesh objects.
    • Annotate drawings with text, dimensions, leaders, and tables.
    • Customize the ribbon and tool palettes.
    • Customize with add-on apps and APIs.
    • Extract object data to tables.
    • Attach and import data from PDF files. 
    • Share and use data from and DGN files, Navisworks, and Bing Maps.
    • Apply and monitor CAD standards.


    • Single-user
    • Multi-user (network)