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CAD DRAWING SOFTWARE AND APPS

AutoCAD professional design and CAD drawing software is used in architecture, construction, engineering, and manufacturing.

What is a CAD drawing?

A CAD drawing is a detailed 2D or 3D illustration displaying the components of an engineering or architectural project. Computer-aided design utilizes software to create drawings to be used throughout the entire process of a design project, from conceptual design to construction or assembly.

Our best-selling CAD drawing software

AutoCAD web app

The new AutoCAD web app is included when you subscribe to AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. With no install required, you can extend your workflows and view and edit your CAD drawings quickly in your local web browser.

AutoCAD web app

The new AutoCAD web app is included when you subscribe to AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. With no install required, you can extend your workflows and view and edit your CAD drawings quickly in your local web browser.

AutoCAD mobile app

The new AutoCAD mobile app is included when you subscribe to AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. With the app, you can view, create, edit, and share your drawings on the go and in the field from a mobile device.

Additional CAD drawing software

Who uses CAD drawing software?

Autodesk 2D and 3D CAD drawing software is used across industries to improve processes—from concept to handover.

  • ARCHITECTS

    Architects design, draft, and model buildings with CAD drawing tools, taking their ideas from concept to a finalized construction document. CAD drawings take the place of manual hand drafting.

  • CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS

    CAD drawings are used by construction professionals to understand plans and specs of a construction project. These drawings contain information such as floor plans and elevations that are drawn at scale.

  • CIVIL ENGINEERS

    Civil engineers use CAD drawings for civil engineering design and construction documents. CAD drawing tools bring automation and greater precision to the engineering design process.

  • MECHANICAL ENGINEERS

    Mechanical engineers use CAD drawings to model and communicate ideas before production. These models are then used for product design and manufacturing.

See how customers are using CAD drawing software

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  • Building and interior design firm glows and grows with AutoCAD

    After several years of working for other firms, Danielle Golden Irby branched out on her own and founded Studio GLDN. Her passion for both building and interior design translates into dynamic, personalized projects for her clients. And she relies on AutoCAD to make it happen.

    Courtesy of Studio GLDN