From designing to aligning.

Design in 2D, model in 3D, make edits on-the-go. No matter who you are or what you do, AutoCAD has you covered from start to finish.

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Meet the AutoCAD family

  • AutoCAD

    Trusted by millions. Built to accelerate creativity.

    • Unlock insights and automations that optimize your 2D and 3D design workflows
    • Share ideas and collaborate with your peers on DWG files
    • Access specialized toolsets with industry-specific features
  • AutoCAD LT

    Best-in-class 2D design and drafting software.

    • Create DWG files with precision 2D drafting and collaboration tools
    • Work efficiently with the latest automation features, or use your own with AutoLISP
    • Collaborate with your peers securely with intuitive tools and interface
  • AutoCAD Web

    A trusted solution for your essential design needs.

    • Familiar AutoCAD drafting tools online in a simplified interface
    • Access and update DWG files from anywhere
    • Quickly collaborate with AutoCAD users on a design directly from a job site

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Choose the right AutoCAD for you

The AutoCAD family of software allows you to choose the AutoCAD product that will keep you working faster and provide the flexibility you need for today’s needs and tomorrow’s possibilities.

  • 2D and 3D CAD software including specialized toolsets to draft, engineer, and automate designs


  • Cost-effective 2D design with automation to expedite drafting


  • A trusted solution with core AutoCAD commands for light editing and designs


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Have questions about the AutoCAD family?  Contact a sales representative: (855) 937-3067

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What sets AutoCAD apart?

AutoCAD is best-in-class 2D and 3D drafting and design software, trusted by millions of users worldwide.  No alternative CAD software has as many options to Improve your team's workflows. Here are six reasons to choose AutoCAD.

  • 1. Draft and design in 2D or 3D

    AutoCAD Is loaded with design, automation, and machine-learning features to help power your team's creativity.

  • 2. Access to support

    Your AutoCAD subscription Includes a range of free technical and learning support options.

  • 3. Best-in-class exchange with DWG

    Autodesk has TrustedDWG® technology to ensure your DWGs are maintained to the highest standards for fidelity and compatibility.

  • 4. Productivity gains with Included toolsets

    AutoCAD includes seven industry-specific toolsets with time-saving features and intelligent objects.

  • 5. Customize and automate AutoCAD

    Develop your own apps or choose from thousands in the Autodesk App Store.

  • 6. Collaborate from anywhere

    AutoCAD provides connected design experience on the web and mobile, and through extensive cloud storage partnerships.

  • No CAD alternative comes close to AutoCAD. Learn more

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

AutoCAD is computer-aided design (CAD) software that is used for precise 2D and 3D drafting, design, and modeling with solids, surfaces, mesh objects, documentation features, and more. It includes features to automate tasks and increase productivity such as comparing drawings, counting, adding objects, and creating tables. It also comes with seven industry-specific toolsets for electrical design, plant design, architecture layout drawings, mechanical design, 3D mapping, adding scanned images, and converting raster images. AutoCAD enables users to create, edit, and annotate drawings via desktop, web, and mobile devices.

AutoCAD is used by students, architects, designers, engineers, project managers, real estate developers, and construction professionals to create precise 2D and 3D drawings.

Yes. Students and educators can get free one-year educational access to Autodesk products and services, renewable for as long as you remain eligible. Learn more.

Are you a student or educator? See education resources

Benefits of buying AutoCAD direct from Autodesk

When you buy direct from Autodesk, you get the best value and terms we have to offer. Order online or place a purchase order by phone at (855) 937-3067.

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