AutoCAD enhancements over the years

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AutoCAD over the past 7 years


Product updates​


New features



AutoCAD enhancement timeline

2025 featured enhancements for AutoCAD

  • Smart Blocks: Search and Convert​
  • Smart Blocks: Object Detection Tech Preview​
  • Autodesk Assistant enhancement
  • Hatch improvements​
  • ArcGIS® Basemaps​
  • Activity Insights updates
  • Markup Import and sync for Autodesk Docs
  • Markup Import and Markup Assist Updates
  • 2D File Open performance
  • 2D and 3D Graphics improvement

2024 | 2024.1 featured enhancements for AutoCAD

  • Activity Insights
  • Smart Blocks: Placement
  • Smart Blocks: Replacement
  • Markup Assist updates
  • Trace updates
  • AutoLISP API on the web
  • Batch plot to PDFs on the web
  • Autodesk Docs improvements
  • Start tab updates
  • 2D and 3D graphics improvements
  • New layout and file tab menu
  • Improved install speed
  • Autodesk Assistant​
  • Markup Import and Markup Assist enhancements​
  • Trace updates​
  • Activity Insights updates​
  • File Open performance​
  • Pan and Zoom Performance​

2023 | 2023.1 featured enhancements for AutoCAD

  • Markup Import and Markup Assist
  • My Insights: Macro Advisor
  • Trace Enhancements
  • Count Enhancements
  • Floating Drawing Windows Enhancements
  • 3D Graphics
  • 2D Graphics Display
  • Sheet Set Manager for Autodesk Docs
  • Drawing and Layout Tabs
  • Polyline Extend
  • MLEADER Enhancement
  • Performance Analyzer

2022 | 2022.1 featured enhancements for AutoCAD

  • Trace
  • Count
  • Floating Drawing Windows
  • Share Current Drawing
  • Push to Autodesk Docs (Subscription Benefit)
  • Start Tab Redesign
  • 3D Graphics Technical Preview
  • Installer
  • My Insights
  • Improved Connection to Autodesk Docs

2021 | 2021.1 featured enhancements for AutoCAD

  • Streamlined Trim and Extend Option
  • Revision Cloud Enhancements
  • Break Objects at a Single Point
  • Quick Measure Area
  • Drawing History (Subscription Benefit)
  • XREF Compare
  • Graphics Performance
  • Blocks Palette Enhancements
  • AutoCAD Web App – Open in Desktop
  • AutoLISP Extension for VS Code Enhancements

2020 | 2020.1 featured enhancements for AutoCAD

  • New Dark Theme
  • Blocks Palette
  • Purge Redesign
  • DWG Compare Enhancements
  • Measure Geometry Option: Quick Measure
  • Performance Improvements
  • Support for Cloud Services
  • Save to Web & Mobile Enhancements
  • Graphics Configuration
  • Add Text to a Specified Layer
  • Add Multileader Styles to CAD Standards

2019 featured enhancements for AutoCAD

  • Shared Views
  • Save To AutoCAD Web & Mobile
  • DWG Compare
  • Cyber Security
  • Performance Initiative
  • Icon Refresh
  • Help System
  • Quality Enhancements

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