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2D drawing and drafting

Autodesk has software for 2D drafting, 2D design and 2D drawing. Our most popular 2D software, AutoCAD LT, features an intuitive user interface, tools for collaboration and documentation, a web and mobile app, and more.

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What is 2D drafting and drawing?

2D drafting and drawing is the process of creating and editing technical drawings, as well as annotating designs. Drafters use computer-aided design (CAD) software to develop floor plans, building permit drawings, building inspection plans, and landscaping layouts.

CAD software for 2D drafting can be used to draft designs more quickly and with greater precision, without using stencils and technical drawing instruments. 2D CAD software also allows users to document and annotate drawings with text, dimensions, leaders, and tables.

Featured 2D drafting and drawing software

AutoCAD LT 2D CAD software is the perfect solution for designers and drafters who want an easy-to-use tool for creating drawings faster and with more precision.

AutoCAD LT Shortcuts Guide

Get an exclusive Keyboard Shortcuts Guide when you subscribe to AutoCAD LT.

See how customers use 2D CAD drafting software

High-end metal handbag designer Wendy Stevens uses AutoCAD, 2D CAD drafting and drawing software, to create her coveted designs.

Drafting tutorials with AutoCAD LT

Get started with AutoCAD LT

Learn about the fundamentals of AutoCAD LT with these guides and articles.

Learn about dynamic blocks

Be more productive by using dynamic blocks, one of AutoCAD LT's most powerful features.

Tour the AutoCAD LT UI

View a demo of the basic tools in the AutoCAD LT user interface.

CAD online viewer

View DWG™, DWF™, and DXF™ files for free. Use the Autodesk online viewer to upload and view files in your browser or choose a downloadable viewer.

Drawing for designers: SketchBook

SketchBook is a drawing app for creative professionals. Create digital drawings on any device, wherever you are.

See how customers are using 2D CAD drafting software

Burnside Cottage kitchen

Red Bean Interior Design

AutoCAD LT opens doors for interior designer

Interior designer highlights her skills with AutoCAD LT to land a new job and creates a competitive advantage for the firm.

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floral garden by Nature’s design

Nature’s Design

Helping a landscape design business blossom

A landscape designer shares the inspiration to start her own business and how AutoCAD LT helps her succeed with the design process.

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 building exterior of Marriott International’s Moxy hotel

Wise Labo

Moxy hotel blends fun and design with AutoCAD LT

Discover how Tokyo-based Wise Labo blends fun, inspiration, and AutoCAD LT for the design of the Moxy Hotel in Osaka.

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2d drafting and drawing resources

Get started with 2D drafting and drawing with these tutorials, guides, tips, and tricks.