AutoCAD LT vs AutoCAD

Compare the features of AutoCAD LT and AutoCAD, and learn which CAD software is the right solution for your design workflow.

Pricing

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Overview

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Cost-effective 2D CAD software for drafting, drawing, and documentation.

Software for 2D and 3D CAD. Subscription includes AutoCAD, specialized toolsets, and apps.

Documentation

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Smart annotation tools

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Dimensioning, hatching, revision clouds

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TrustedDWG™ file validation

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Print batches of drawings

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Create reusable block libraries

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Detect and comply with CAD standards

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Tracked changes within drawings

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Collaboration

Import and convert PDFs

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Export blocks to Inventor, BIM 360

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Integrate coordinated BIM models

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Import/export drawings to BIM 360, Inventor

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Import/export from Revit, Fusion 360

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Attach, edit, display point clouds

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APIs and automation

Create custom keystroke commands

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Edit multiple object properties

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AutoLISP programming and automation

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Visual LISP functionality

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Visual Basic applications

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Record repetitive keystroke sequences

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Industry-specific object libraries

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Macros

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Architecture design

Design walls, doors, windows

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Floor plans, sections, elevations

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Create geometry from floor plans

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Automate with the Architecture toolset

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8,500+ intelligent architectural objects

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Supports AIA 2nd edition layer standards

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BS1192 DIN 276, ISYBAU Long Format

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ISYBAU Short Format, and STLB

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Mechanical design

Design parts, assemblies, products

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Intelligent tool palletes

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Import external CAD geometry

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Automate bills of materials creation

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Automate part updates

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Assign parametric constraints for parts

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Object materials and mass properties

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700,000+ intelligent manufacturing parts

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ISO, ANSI, DIN, JIS, BSI, CSN, and GB support

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Map 3D toolset

Incorporate GIS topology

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Create, maintain CAD, GIS data

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Aggregate GIS data with design data

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Access spatial data in multiple sources

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Electric N. Amer./Europe data schemas

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Reports for water, wastewater, and gas

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Create geometries from geomap data

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Insert geomapping data

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Electrical design

Create panel layouts, schematic diagrams

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Organize in a project-based structure

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Use consistent project standards

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Wiring diagram error checking

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65,000+ intelligent electrical symbols

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AS, GB, IEC, JIC, and IEEE standards

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Mechanical, electrical, piping

Accurate MEP documentation

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Create MEP drawings

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MEP, HVAC symbol libraries

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10,500+ intelligent MEP objects

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Support AIA 2nd ed., BS1192 Descriptive

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Support BS1192 – AUG Version 2 standards

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Piping parts alignment

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Calculate forces on parts, objects

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Materials reports

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Plant 3D

Create schematic diagrams, plant layouts

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Create, maintain plant design drawings

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Automate P&IDs

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Share isometrics, orthographics reports

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Materials reports

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400+ intelligent plant objects

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Includes equipment, support templates

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Structural members to support 40 standards

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User interface

Customize menu and ribbon interfaces

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Edit geometry in content sensitive ribbons

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Identify, place blocks from library

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Edit, print logical drawing sets

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Import, edit, and create CAD blocks

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Quick access recent or favorite blocks

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Graphics

Enhanced 2D smoothing and line displays

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Convert to DWG objects

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Assign objects to layers with colors

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High quality 3D graphics rotation/panning

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Realistic, conceptual 3D geometric views

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Create professional renderings

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Creation and detailing of concepts

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Edit scans with raster and vector tools

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Compatible for 3D printing

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Cloud and mobility

AutoCAD mobile app

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AutoCAD web app

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Access, view, or edit remotely

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Annotate dwg files in airplane mode

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Publish, share, and collaborate online

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Works with popular cloud services

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Cohesive user experience

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Support and stability

Automate updates and notifications

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Easily install service packs/updates

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Enjoy certified hardware support

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Availability of dedicated phone support

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Extensive user community

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Guides, tutorials, and training center

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Access to releases from prior years

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Customize installs for your company

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System requirements

Processor

2.5-3+ GHz

2.5-3+ GHz

Microsoft® Windows

10, 64-bit

10, 64-bit

Apple® macOS

10.14 and above

Big Sur v11, Windows 10 on Mac*

*Windows required for all AutoCAD toolsets

Linux

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Disk space

9-16 GB

9-16 GB

RAM

8-16 GB

8-16 GB

Video graphics card

DirectX 11 capable

DirectX 11 capable

Browsers

Chrome

Chrome

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