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Overview

What is AutoCAD?

AutoCAD 2021 overview (video 2:47 min.)

AutoCAD® is computer-aided design (CAD) software that architects, engineers, and construction professionals rely on to create precise 2D and 3D drawings.

  • Draft, annotate, and design 2D geometry and 3D models with solids, surfaces, and mesh objects
  • Automate tasks such as comparing drawings, addings blocks, creating schedules, and more
  • Customize with add-on apps and APIs

Work faster with specialized toolsets

AutoCAD now includes industry-specific features and intelligent objects for architecture, mechanical engineering, electrical design, and more.

  • Automate floor plans, sections, and elevations
  • Draw piping, ducting, and circuiting quickly with parts libraries
  • Auto-generate annotations, layers, schedules, lists, and tables
  • Use a rules-driven workflow to accurately enforce industry standards

Work anywhere with included mobile and web apps

Access AutoCAD anytime, anywhere (video: 59 sec.)

Take advantage of seamless workflows by accessing AutoCAD on virtually any device. View, edit, annotate, and create drawings on the go using the AutoCAD mobile app or from your web browser using the AutoCAD web app.

Workflows

See how the specialized toolsets included with AutoCAD can save you valuable time.

  • AutoCAD + Architecture toolset

    Speed up your architectural design process with the Architecture toolset included with AutoCAD. (video: 1:58 min.)

  • AutoCAD + Electrical toolset

    Save time on electrical designs with the Electrical toolset included with AutoCAD. (video: 1:48 min.)

  • AutoCAD + Mechanical toolset

    Create mechanical designs faster using the Mechanical toolset included with AutoCAD. (video: 1:51 min.)

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    Using sustainable strategies to drive design

    MF Architecture uses AutoCAD for two complex housing designs, implementing design principles for sustainability while meeting city code constraints.

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    MARTZ TECHNOLOGIES

    Boosting efficiency with AutoCAD

    Martz Technologies switched from AutoCAD LT to AutoCAD and the Electrical toolset for greater efficiency and industry features.

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