CAD software to design anything – now with time-saving specialised toolsets, web and mobile apps.
AutoCAD® is computer-aided design (CAD) software that architects, engineers and construction professionals rely on to create precise 2D and 3D drawings.
Draft and edit 2D geometry and 3D models with solids, surfaces and mesh objects
Annotate drawings with text, dimensions, leaders and tables
Customise with add-on apps and APIs
What's new in AutoCAD
AutoCAD® software includes industry-specific toolsets; improved workflows across desktop, web and mobile; and new features such as the Blocks palette.
AutoCAD on any device
View, edit and create drawings in AutoCAD on virtually any device – desktop, web, or mobile
Cloud storage connectivity
Access any DWG file in AutoCAD with Autodesk's cloud, as well as with leading cloud storage providers.
Experience improvements in speed with faster save time and 50% faster installation time for solid state hard drives.
AutoCAD web app
Create, edit and view CAD drawings from any device through the browser.
AutoCAD mobile app
Create, edit and view CAD drawings on your mobile device.
Save to web and mobile
Save drawings from your desktop to view and edit on the AutoCAD web and mobile apps, Xrefs included.
Publish design views of your drawing in a web browser for viewing and commenting.
2D drafting, drawing and annotation:
Create single or multi-line 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.
Add flexibility and intelligence to your block references, including changing the shape, size, or configuration.
Extract information from objects, blocks and attributes, including drawing information.
Draw revision clouds around new changes in a drawing to quickly identify your updates.
3D modelling and visualisation
Solid, surface and mesh modelling
Create realistic 3D models of your design using a combination of solid, surface and mesh modelling tools.
3D navigation (orbit, ViewCube, wheel)
Use 3D viewing and navigation tools to orbit, swivel, walk and fly around a 3D model to showcase your design.
Render 3D models online without consuming processing power or disk space on your local computer.
Attach point cloud files acquired by 3D laser scanners or other technologies to use as a starting point for your designs.
Apply lighting and materials to give your 3D models a realistic appearance and to help communicate your designs.
Installation and customisation
TrustedDWG™ technology alerts you to a possible incompatibility when a file was not last saved by Autodesk software.
Multi-user (network) licence sharing
Pool licences on a server to reduce costs when not all licences are in use at the same time.
Autodesk App Store
Customise your software with Autodesk-approved extensions.
System variable monitor
Monitor current system variables against a preferred list of values. Notification balloons alert you of deviations.
Application Programming Interface (API)
Customise the user interface to improve accessibility and reduce the number of steps for frequent tasks.