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AutoCAD - Design every detail


The forefront of design

Create stunning designs and improve collaboration with innovative productivity tools in AutoCAD® software.

• Share your work with TrustedDWG™ technology.

• Work across connected desktop, cloud, and mobile solutions.

• Get the AutoCAD 360 Pro mobile app when you subscribe.

What's new in 2017

​​Import PDFs

Import the geometry from a PDF file into your drawing as an AutoCAD object.

 - PDFs have been added to the Import File formats. Import the geometry, TrueType text, and raster images from a PDF file or underlay them into your drawing as AutoCAD objects.

​​Share design views

Collaborate with stakeholders by publishing your drawing views to the cloud.

 - Share your 2D and 3D CAD drawings in the cloud. Your reviewers don’t need a login or even an AutoCAD-based product to view your drawings, and they can’t alter your source DWG™ file.

​​Smart centerlines and center marks

Use powerful new tools to create and edit them quickly and more intuitively.

  -  It's easy to create and edit centerlines and center marks. When you move associated objects, the centerlines and center marks automatically move with your object.


Stay at the forefront of design with AutoCAD® software. Share precise drawings using simplified documentation tools. Work across connected desktop and mobile solutions with TrustedDWG™ technology.



  • New . . . Smart centerlines and center marks – Create and edit them quickly and more intuitively.

  • Resizable dialog boxes – View more information with less scrolling.

  • Enhanced PDFs – PDFs are smaller, smarter, and more searchable.

  • Smart Dimensioning – Create measurements based on your drawing context.

  • Revision clouds – Create and modify revision clouds more easily.

  • Refined interface – The darker interface helps reduce eyestrain.



  • Stunning Visual Experience – See the details in your drawings more clearly.

  • Reality computing – Orient your work more precisely with the point cloud.

  • Online maps – Capture online maps as static images and print them.

  • Surface Curve Extraction tool – Extract isoline curves.

  • Context-sensitive PressPull tool – Extrude and offset curves.

  • 3D free-form design tools – Generate design ideas in almost any form.

  • Surface analysis – Analyze the continuity between different surfaces.

  • In-canvas viewport controls – Change viewport settings, views, visual styles.


  • New . . . Coordination model (enhanced) – Design within the context of existing BIM models.

  • New . . .AutoCAD 360 Pro mobile app – Draft, edit, and view 2D CAD drawings on your mobile device. Cloud service.

  • New . . . Share design views – Publish your 2D and 3D CAD drawings to the cloud. Cloud service.

  • New . . . Import PDFs – PDFs have been added to the Import File formats.

  • New . . . 3D printing (enhanced) – Send 3D models to a 3D print service, or use Print Studio.

  • Design feed – Work on an intranet, Internet, or cloud connection.

  • Connected design solutions – Integrate your desktop, cloud, and mobile workflow.

  • TrustedDWG™ technology – Help ensure the fidelity of your AutoCAD drawings.

  • A360 connectivity – Synchronize your files and custom settings.  Cloud service.

  • Inventor file import – Import Inventor models.



  • New . . . Migration tools (enhanced) - Easily migrate your custom settings and files.

  • New . . . Autodesk desktop app – Manage all your updates with a single app. Cloud service.

  • Sysvar monitor – Prevent unwanted changes to your system settings.

  • Exchange Apps – Customize your software with Exchange Apps.

  • Customization and support file sync – Share and access customization preferences.

  • Programming UI for specialized applications – Take advantage of our flexible development platform.

  • Customizable and expandable ribbon UI – Customize the user interface to suit your needs.

  • Development support – Integrate AutoCAD software into your workflow.


Mac highlights

  • XREF path management – Map XREF file paths from Mac to Windows machines.

  • Dynamic blocks – Add flexibility, intelligence to block references.

  • Retina display support – View high-resolution graphics on a Retina display.

  • Data links – Embed a live link in an Excel spreadsheet.

  • Layer state manager – Save layer settings to share with others.

  • Specialized Mac features – Use a specialized Mac CAD software interface.

Create 2D drawings with easy-to-use software

Speed design and collaboration with AutoCAD LT® drafting software for Windows and Mac. AutoCAD Light has many of the features of full AutoCAD for drafting. Enhanced support is included with your subscription.


Drawing tools

Use standard shapes such as lines, polygons, arcs, circles, and ellipses to create simple or complex 2D drawings.


Modify objects

Modify existing geometry with commands such as stretch, scale, and rotate. Create new objects, copy, offset, and mirror.


Annotate drawings

Enhance your drawings with annotations such as text, dimensions, and hatches.


DWG file format

Save and share 2D drawing files with confidence in the integrity and reliability of your data with DWG technology from Autodesk.


Publish and plot

Create a multisheet DWF, DWF, or PDF file, or create a paper drawing set.

Take the power of AutoCAD wherever you go

The mobile CAD app for design and engineering professionals and their on-the-go work.

AutoCAD® 360 mobile app is a powerful easy-to-use drawing and drafting app that enables you to view, create, edit and share AutoCAD drawings on mobile devices – anytime, anywhere.


AutoCAD 360 CAD viewer bridges the gap

Work on the latest drawings right at the job site. Access updates in real time via AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT software.


The AutoCAD 360 app enables faster, paperless workflow

No need to carry printed drawings to job sites and client visits. Be more productive and eliminate extra work cycles.


Safeguard CAD application data

Access drawings from a free Autodesk cloud storage account or other cloud accounts, including Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, and Box.


How it Works:

1. Access drawings in AutoCAD 360 Pro from your mobile device in the field or outside the office.


2. Draft, edit, mark-up, and measure plans at the job site or on the go.


3. Share updated drawings with colleagues and clients.


4. Get updated drawings in AutoCAD when you get back to the office.


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