Powerful choices.
Limitless possibilities.

Unleash your design creativity with the power of the AutoCAD family of CAD software.

Choose the right AutoCAD for you

The AutoCAD family of products 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 with automation. Includes AutoCAD, specialized toolsets, and more.


  • Cost-effective 2D CAD software for drafting, drawing, and documentation


  • Draft, annotate and add field data to your CAD drawings with your web browser or mobile device.


Meet the AutoCAD family

  • AutoCAD

    Drive your designs forward with enhanced automations and new innovations.

    • Add markups and incorporate feedback with a couple of clicks
    • Automate design tasks and take advantage of curated insights
    • Access specialized toolsets with industry-specific features
    • Quickly and seamlessly access data across Autodesk products
  • AutoCAD LT

    Best-in-class 2D drafting, design, and documentation.

    • Design, draft, and document with precise 2D geometry
    • Access a comprehensive set of editing, design, and annotation tools
    • Work faster in an intuitive and customizable interface
  • AutoCAD Web

    From your office to the job site to your backyard, work on your projects from anywhere, anytime.

    • Use familiar AutoCAD drafting tools online in a simplified interface
    • Access and update DWG™ files from anywhere
    • Quickly collaborate with AutoCAD users on a design
    • Included with an AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT subscription or purchase separately  

Compare AutoCAD products

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Compare AutoCAD to CAD alternatives

See why AutoCAD is the only CAD software you need in this side-by-side features comparison chart.

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.

AutoCAD in an Industry Collection

Autodesk collections offer an integrated set of industry-focused products — including AutoCAD - at one great price.

Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Collection

Design and build with efficiency, precision, and quality with the AEC Collection.

Product Design & Manufacturing Collection

Accelerate development with the complete set of professional-grade design and manufacturing tools included in the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection.


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