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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.


Performance improvements

Experience improvements in speed with faster save time and 50% faster installation time for solid state hard drives.

More Features:

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.

Shared views

Publish design views of your drawing in a web browser for viewing and commenting.

2D drafting, drawing and annotation:

Text settings

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.

Dynamic blocks
Add flexibility and intelligence to your block references, including changing the shape, size, or configuration.

Data extraction
Extract information from objects, blocks and attributes, including drawing information.

Revision clouds
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.

Cloud rendering
Render 3D models online without consuming processing power or disk space on your local computer.

Point clouds
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
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)
Control drawings and databases with ActiveX, VBS, AutoLisp, Visual LISP, ObjectARX, JavaScript and .NET.

CUI customisation
Customise the user interface to improve accessibility and reduce the number of steps for frequent tasks.

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