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AutoCAD Architecture Toolset vs. AutoCAD LT

Boost productivity with the Architecture toolset

AutoCAD with the included Architecture toolset offers features that increase the quality of your work yet reduce the time it takes you to do it. You can create floorplans, sections, and elevations using specialized tools, visualize and model in 3D, and set standards with drawings organized in a project-based structure.

The toolset that takes you to the next level

Speed up architectural design and drafting, and work in new ways.

Improve your productivity

In our recent study, we found that using the Architecture toolset boosted productivity by 60% by delivering dramatic time savings with everyday AutoCAD architectural design tasks.

Access over 8,000 intelligent objects

Use 8,000+ intelligent architectural object and styles to support A1A 2nd Edition, BS1192 DIN 276, ISYBAU Long Format, ISYBAU Short Format, and STLB layer standards.

Give your work an extra dimension

Add 3D modelling and visualization to your work. Create and edit 3-dimensional models with solids, surfaces, and mesh objects.

Compare AutoCAD Architecture toolset vs AutoCAD LT

Compare the features of AutoCAD® with the included Architecture toolset and AutoCAD LT®. Discover which CAD software is the right solution for your design flow.

  • Architecture Toolset

    Design with 2D and 3D CAD software. Get features for architectural drawings, schedules, and automating drafting tasks. Improve workflows across desktop, web, and mobile.

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    Use for:

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

    What it does:

    • Boost productivity by 60%*
    • Create and edit in 3D & 2D
    • Access 8,000+ intelligent objects
    • Set consistent project standards
    • Create floorplans, sections, elevations using specialized toolsets
    • Create floorplans 50% faster*
    • Reduce detailing and scheduling time by up to 70%*
    • Reduce the time to create architectural elevations by 75%*
    • Design and produce renovations more quickly
    • Create document and drawings using elements with real-world behavior and construction

    *Source: The Benefits of Using the Architecture Toolset in AutoCAD, Autodesk, Inc, 2018

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  • AutoCAD LT is a precision 2D design and drafting software. Enjoy improved workflows across desktop, web, and mobile.

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    Use for:

    • 2D drafting, drawings, and documentation

    What it does:

    • Create and edit 2D geometry
    • Annotate drawings with text, dimensions, leaders, and tables
    • Customize the ribbon and pool palettes
    • Attach and import data from PDF files
    • Share and use data from DGN files and Bing Maps

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