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Create and visualize 3D designs with advanced free-form tools.
Draft, update, and repurpose precise 2D documentation.
AutoCAD software designed for the Mac.
AutoCAD LT software designed for the Mac.
Pay as you go for the latest desktop software with lower up-front cost, 1-on-1 web support, previous version use, and access to select cloud and software services. Learn more.
Multi-year (2 years)
Multi-year (3 years)
Access software 1 month at a time for the lowest up-front investment. Best for temporary staff and short-term projects.
Get 3 months of access, with the option to renew. Great for startups, freelancers, and shorter commitments.
Access software for a full year—a cost-effective choice for longer-term projects.
Get two years of access.
Get three years of access.
Object and layer transparency
Object selection and isolation
Multi-view split screen
Tool Sets Palette
Access your favorite tools easily when you need them with the AutoCAD ribbon.
Access your most frequently used content and tools with customizable tool palettes.
Launch commands and respond to prompts quickly using simple keystrokes, right at the command line.
Reshape, move, or manipulate geometry with grip editing.
Control the transparency for selected objects or for all objects on a layer.
Change the shape, size, or configuration of your block references. On a Mac, lookup parameter cannot be created or edited.
Create and modify objects in circular or rectangular patterns, or along a path.
Find and select all objects that match the properties of an object. Hide or unhide the selected objects.
Split your screen to run AutoCAD sessions side by side or an AutoCAD session and another document.
Visually flip through snapshots of drawings with an animated, 3D graphical user interface.
Tap, swipe, pinch, or spread one or more fingers to perform useful actions while designing.
Centerlines and center marks
Create single or multi-line text as a single text object. Format the text, columns, and boundaries.
Create appropriate dimensions automatically. Pass the cursor over selected objects to get a preview before you create it.
Create leaders with a variety of content, including text or blocks. Easily format leader lines, and define styles.
Create and edit centerlines and center marks that automatically move when you move the associated objects.
Create tables with data and symbols in rows and columns, apply formulas, and link to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
Draw revision clouds around new changes in a drawing to quickly identify your updates.
Specify the size of your drawing sheet, add a title block, and display multiple views of your model.
Create layout viewports to display different elements of your design at varying scales.
Use fields in text objects to display text that can be updated automatically as the field value changes.
Enable simultaneous updates by creating a live link between a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and a table in your drawing.
Extract information from objects, blocks, and attributes, including drawing information.
Apply geometric and dimensional constraints to maintain relationships between drawing geometry.
Extend the power of AutoCAD with a collection of productivity tools.
Solid, surface, and mesh modeling
3D navigation (orbit, Viewcube, wheel)
Photorealistic rendering (lighting, materials)
3D scanning and pointclouds
Base, projected, section, and detail views
3D Print Studio
Create realistic 3D models of your design using a combination of solid, surface, and mesh modeling tools.
Use 3D viewing and navigation tools to orbit, swivel, walk, and fly around a 3D model to showcase your design. Not all 3D navigation features are available on a Mac.
Apply visual styles to control the display of edges, lighting, and shading of your 3D model. On a Mac, visual styles are found in the Properties Inspector.
Create section planes to display cross-sectional views through solids, surfaces, meshes, or regions.
Apply lighting and materials to give your 3D models a realistic appearance. On a Mac, Materials editing and offline rendering are not available.
Attach point cloud files acquired by 3D laser scanners or other technologies to create 3D representations. On a Mac, Materials editing and offline rendering are not available.
Generate 2D drawings including base, projected, section, and detail views from 3D models.
Print Studio provides the tools needed to prepare models for supported 3D printers and materials.
DWG and image references
Sheet set manager
Reference Navisworks models
Import 3D models
Geolocation coordinate system and online maps
Share Design View
AutoCAD mobile app
Share and reuse data from PDF files by importing, exporting, or attaching them as underlays.
Share and reuse data from DGN files by importing, exporting, or attaching them as underlays.
Attach drawings and images to your current drawing as externally referenced files.
View, access, manage, and plot multiple drawings as sheet sets. On a Mac, Project Manager is the functional equivalent of Sheet Set Manager.
Attach and view Navisworks models as underlays to your AutoCAD drawings.
Import maps, parts, and assemblies from applications including CATIA, SOLIDWORKS, and others.
Insert geographic location information into a drawing, and display a map in the drawing from an online map service.
Publish design views of your drawing to a secure location for viewing and sharing in a web browser.
View, create, edit, and share CAD drawings on your mobile device with the AutoCAD mobile app.
High-resolution monitor support
Multi-user (network) license sharing
Tools for managing CAD standards
Application Programming Interface
Autodesk App Store
Autodesk desktop app
TrustedDWG™ technology notifies you of potential incompatibility when a DWG file was not last saved by an Autodesk software.
4K and higher resolution displays are supported.
Migrate your custom settings and files from previous releases.
Customize the user interface to improve accessibility and reduce the number of steps for frequent tasks.
Specify security restrictions for running executables in AutoCAD to help protect against malicious executable code. On a Mac, command line version is available.
Record commands and input values that can be played back as an action macro.
Pool licenses on a server to reduce costs when not all licenses are in use at the same time.
Monitor current system variables against a preferred list of values.
Define and monitor CAD standards to maintain consistent styles for layers, linetypes, text, and dimensions.
Customize your software with Autodesk-approved extensions from the Autodesk App Store. Note: only apps that specify Mac compatibility are supported on a Mac.
Get alerts and install software updates without disrupting your workflow. View tutorials about the new features.
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