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AutoCAD® 2018 software includes enhancements and new features such as external reference path repair and recognition of SHX font files.
Import geometry, including SHX font files, fills, raster images, and TrueType text into a drawing from a PDF. (video: 2:45 min.)
Save time and minimize frustration with tools to fix broken paths for externally referenced files. (video: 4:43 min.)
Selected objects stay in the selection set, even if you pan or zoom off screen. (video: 1:20 min.)
Convert combinations of text and Mtext objects to a single Mtext object. (video: 1:54 min.)
Work intuitively with common dialog boxes and toolbars. (video: 2:32 min.)
Publishes design views of your drawing to a secure location for viewing and sharing in a web browser. (video: 1:38 min.)
Enjoy the best possible viewing experience ever, even on 4K and higher resolution displays. (video: 2:39 min.)
View, create, edit, and share CAD drawings on your mobile device with the AutoCAD mobile app. (video: 2:02 min.)
Access your favorite tools easily when you need them with the AutoCAD ribbon.
Easily 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.
Easily reshape, move, or manipulate geometry with grip editing.
Save and restore workspaces with customized menus, toolbars, palettes, and ribbons.
Display a shortcut menu for quick access to commands that are relevant to your current activity.
Control the transparency for selected objects or for all objects on a layer.
Find and select all objects that match the properties of an object. Hide or unhide the selected objects.
Create single or multiline text (mtext) as a single text object. Format the text, columns, and boundaries.
Create 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.
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.
Create and modify objects in circular or rectangular patterns, or along a path.
Apply geometric and dimensional constraints to maintain relationships between drawing geometry.
Extend the power of AutoCAD with a collection of productivity tools.
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.
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.
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.
Print Studio provides the tools needed to prepare models for supported 3D printers and materials.
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 DWG files to your current drawing as externally referenced files.
Attach image files to your current drawing as externally referenced files.
View, access, manage, and plot multiple drawings as sheet sets.
Attach Navisworks models as underlays to your drawings, and import models from other applications.
Insert geographic location information into a drawing, and display a map in the drawing from an online map service.
TrustedDWG™ technology lets you know of a possible incompatibility when a file was not last saved by an 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.
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. Notification balloons alert you of deviations.
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.
Get alerts and install software updates without disrupting your workflow. View tutorials about new features.
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Get AutoCAD together with Revit to support CAD and BIM-based workflows for design, documentation, and construction.
Get AutoCAD together with Inventor Professional to connect 2D and 3D workflows, add project data management, and more.
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