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Explore the newest features in AutoCAD® 2023 software, including industry-specific toolsets, new automations, and seamless connections across devices and Autodesk products.
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Import feedback from paper or PDFs and add changes automatically, without altering your existing drawing
Send a controlled copy of your drawing to teammates and colleagues to view or edit from anywhere
Automate counting of blocks or geometry with the COUNT command
Display drawing windows side by side or on multiple monitors, in the same instance of AutoCAD
Create, edit, and view CAD drawings with a browser using the AutoCAD web app or AutoCAD mobile app
Compare past and present versions of a drawing to see the evolution of your work
Push your CAD drawing sheets as PDFs directly to Autodesk Docs from AutoCAD
View and access your blocks from AutoCAD quickly on desktop or the AutoCAD web app
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Create single or multiline text (mtext) as a single text object. Easily format text, columns, and boundaries.
Create dimensions automatically. Pass the cursor over selected objects to see a preview before you create it.
Apply formulas, link to Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, and create tables with data and symbols. Automatically import data to tables using features like Count.
Create leaders with a variety of content, including text or blocks. Easily format leader lines and define styles.
Centerlines and center marks
Create and edit centerlines and center marks that automatically move when you move the associated objects.
Draw revision clouds around new changes in a drawing to quickly identify your updates.
Save views by name to easily return to a specific view for quick reference or for applying to layout viewports.
Specify the size of your drawing sheet, add a title block, and display multiple views of your model.
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.
Add flexibility and intelligence to your block references, including changing the shape, size, or configuration.
Apply geometric and dimensional constraints to maintain relationships between drawing geometry.
Solid, surface, and mesh modeling
Create realistic 3D models of your design using a combination of solid, surface, and mesh modeling tools.
3D navigation (orbit, ViewCube, wheel)
Use 3D viewing and navigation tools to orbit, swivel, walk, and fly around a 3D model to showcase your design.
Apply visual styles to control the display of edges, lighting, and shading of your 3D model.
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 and to help communicate your designs.
Render 3D models online without consuming processing power or disk space on your local computer.
Attach point cloud files acquired by 3D laser scanners or other technologies to use as a starting point for your designs.
Generate 2D drawings including base, projected, section, and detail views from 3D models.
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.
Model references and import
Attach Navisworks models as underlays to your drawings, and import models from other applications.
Geographic location and online maps
Insert geographic location information into a drawing, and display a map in the drawing from an online map service.
Reduce the amount of time you spend setting up AutoCAD with faster and customizable installations.
The new AutoCAD Start tab lets you easily access files and other helpful content directly from the home screen.
TrustedDWG® technology alerts you to a possible incompatibility when a file was not last saved by Autodesk software.
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.
Record commands and input values that can be played back as an action macro.
System variable monitor
Monitor current system variables against a preferred list of values. Notification balloons alert you to deviations.
CAD standards checker
Define and monitor CAD standards to maintain consistent styles for layers, linetypes, text, and dimensions.
Application Programming Interface (API)
AutoCAD has a flexible subscription model, with new features available with each release and product update. If you have a perpetual license of AutoCAD 2016 or earlier, here’s what’s changed.
Top new features added since 2016 include:
Improvements since 2016
Support and software access
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†Available to maintenance plan customers with Advanced Support.