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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.
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.
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.
Autodesk 2D and 3D CAD drawing software is used across industries to improve processes—from concept to handover.
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.
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.
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.
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Martin Control Systems solves industrial manufacturing and process challenges and relies on AutoCAD and the Electrical toolset to make it happen—including an ice cream sandwich filler machine.
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Paul Terry, senior designer and design team leader at Black Diamond Equipment, shares how Fusion 360 helps the company design products that will enhance their customers’ outdoor adventures.
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Learn how to better use AutoCAD for computer-aided facilities management (CAFM). Get the skills you need to set up CAD drawings, define and measure areas, set up facilities area tables, and annotate drawings.
|Why is CAD software better than drawing by hand?|
CAD software allows the user to include precise dimensions in their drawings. When designing in CAD, it is also much more efficient to make updates to a drawing and it streamlines the file sharing process.
|What are the advantages of CAD drawing software?|
CAD drawing software like AutoCAD provides many advantages including:
|Who uses CAD drawing software?|
CAD drawing software is used by many different professions including architects, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, interior designers, civil engineers, landscape architects, industrial designers, P&ID designers, plant engineers, piping designers, MEP engineers, surveyors, urban planners, and GIS specialists.