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Explore the newest features in AutoCAD® 2024 software, including industry-specific toolsets, new automation, and insights.
Automatically place blocks based on previous placements or quickly find and replace existing blocks
Complete your projects faster with helpful tips and features from My Insights
Display drawing windows side by side or on multiple monitors within the same instance of AutoCAD
Keep informed of recent changes to a shared DWG through an activity log
Compare past and present versions of a drawing to see the evolution of your work
Send a controlled copy of your drawing to teammates and colleagues to view or edit from anywhere
Import feedback from paper or PDFs and add changes automatically, without altering your existing drawing
Create, edit, and view CAD drawings with a browser using AutoCAD on mobile or on web
Push your CAD drawing sheets as PDFs directly from AutoCAD to Autodesk Docs
Discover insights and automations designed to accelerate your teams.
Stay connected to data throughout your project lifecycle with details of multi-user activities in a DWG file. Be informed of relevant file changes and access with an activity log. Activity Insights helps bridge information gaps in your collaborative AutoCAD workflows. (video: 1:38 min.)
Smart Blocks: Replacement
Quickly find the blocks you need and replace one or more blocks via machine learning-based suggestions, recently used blocks, and manual substitute block selection. (video: 1 min.)
Smart Blocks: Placement
Automatically place blocks in your drawing in the right position and scale based on where you’ve inserted the same ones thus far in your DWG file, reducing the number of clicks required and saving you time in the process. (video: 48 sec.)
Markup Import and Markup Assist
Rapidly send and incorporate design feedback. Import feedback from printed paper via mobile or PDFs and add changes to your drawings automatically. AutoCAD uses machine learning to detect and execute certain instructions in markup text including "MOVE," "COPY," or "DELETE" commands. (video: 1:59 min.)
AutoCAD subscribers receive exclusive additional functionality in AutoCAD on the web, including AutoLISP API on the web and batch plot to PDF(s).
Apple Silicon Native Support
AutoCAD for Mac 2024 now runs natively on Apple Silicon Mac machines (M1 and M2).
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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