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Efficiently draft, update, and repurpose precise 2D documentation.
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Create and visualize 3D designs with advanced free-form tools.
Move to BIM at your own pace with an intuitive interface and learning tools.
Add 3D mechanical CAD to 2D drafting.
Create initial design ideas via a mobile app.
AutoCAD LT software specifically designed for the Mac.
Pay as you go for the latest desktop software with lower up-front cost, 1-on-1 web support, previous version use, and access to select cloud and software services. Learn more
Suggested retail prices, excluding tax.
Support for common
Object and layer
section, and detail
Data extraction to
Feature finder for help
New feature highlighting
Smart centerlines and center marks
Stunning Visual Experience
3D solid/surface/mesh modeling
Import SKP files
Real-time 3D visualization
Conceptual sketching and design tools
Improved 2D graphics
Improved 3D graphics
Geolocation coordinate system and online maps
Connect to third-party storage
Import third-party CAD data
3D print studio
Share design views
Reference Navisworks models
Import PDF files
Coordination model object snap
Support for CUI customization
Online license transfer utility
Migrate custom settings
Application Programming Interface
Real-time cloud collaboration
Autodesk Exchange Apps
CAD standards tools
Autodesk desktop app
Migration tool enhancements
Supports DWG™, DXF™, DWF™, PDF, JPEG, PNG, and TIF files.
Reshape, move, or manipulate geometry with object-specific grip options.
Displays prompts that guide you through the command sequence.
Control the transparency for selected objects, or for all objects on a layer.
Create custom tool palettes for easier access to frequently used commands, blocks, and other content.
Define blocks that can be inserted and modified within specified constraints.
Create and manage sheets for easier access and plotting.
Access data files faster using the Content Explorer.
Create and modify revision clouds around changes in a drawing to quickly identify your updates.
Create appropriate dimensions based on the type of objects in the drawing.
Plot and view drawings more efficiently with smarter, smaller, and more powerful PDF files.
Monitor changes to your system variables that could affect how certain commands work.
Switch between open drawings, or create new designs.
Apply geometric and dimensional constraints to define relationships between geometry.
Create 2D drawing views from 3D geometry.
Automatically generate 2D section views from 3D models.
Extend the power of AutoCAD with a collection of productivity tools.
Projected view displays a specified portion of another drawing view, typically at an enlarged scale.
Extract information from objects, blocks, and attributes, including drawing information in the current drawing or set of drawings.
Automatically create schedules that update as your design changes.
Automatically create dimensions based on your drawing context.
Automatically generate material takeoffs.
Built-in GPS features let you virtually position yourself inside your design when you're visiting a site (mobile only).
See the details in your designs more clearly with visual enhancements such as Line Fading.
Create and modify objects in circular or rectangular patterns or along a path.
Generate 3D design ideas in almost any form.
Switch between standard and isometric views of your model by clicking and dragging the ViewCube interface.
Control the display of geometry edges, lighting, and shading.
Apply materials to model objects to communicate realistic designs.
Apply lighting to 3D models to communicate realistic designs.
Generate an image from 3D models with realistic material and lighting effects.
Create 3D models leveraging parametric, freeform, and direct modeling tools.
Change viewport settings, views, and visual styles.
Import SketchUp files into the current drawing as block references.
Attach and view Navisworks and BIM 360 Glue models directly inside AutoCAD.
Attach point cloud files to your AutoCAD drawings to use as a starting point for your designs. Orient your work more precisely with the point cloud.
Visualize your 3D data with realistic material and lighting.
Explore multiple design options, including floor plans and building exteriors.
Create high-quality 2D designs, conceptual sketches, precision drawings, and technical documents.
Create circles, polygons, and straight lines with a freehand sketching tool. (Mobile-specific feature.)
Help ensure the fidelity of your AutoCAD drawings.
Share and view drawings from a centralized location with integrated access to A360.
Change drawings from one AutoCAD drawing file version to another.
Add comments and images to drawings and share them with others.
Specify the geographic location in a drawing using an online map service.
Connect to Dropbox, Box, and other online storage systems.
Share and reuse data from DGN files by importing, exporting, or attaching as an underlay in the current drawing.
Import 2D and 3D CAD data from virtually any source.
Output 3D models to STL file format for 3D printing.
The interface is more user-friendly with simplified toolbars and in-app hints.
Customize user interface elements such as workspaces, ribbon panels, and tools.
Transfer a stand-alone license from one computer to another.
Control the security restrictions for running executables in AutoCAD.
Migrate custom settings from a previous release of AutoCAD to a current release.
Customize typical or repetitive tasks to speed design with various programming languages.
Use integrated sharing tools to work with other AutoCAD 360 users, in multiple locations, in real time.
Customize your software with Exchange Apps.
Manage the distribution of AutoCAD software licenses to users.
Record commands and input values that can be played back as an action macro.
Define and monitor CAD standards to maintain consistency throughout your drawing files.
Access software for a full year a cost-effective choice for longer-term projects.
Get 3 months of access, with the option to renew. Great for startups, freelancers, and shorter commitments.
Access software 1 month at a time for the lowest up-front investment. Best for temporary staff and short-term projects.
Open and view files from external storage offline.
On a Mac, floating windows are used to display multiple documents.
Some former Express Tools, including OVERKILL, are now included in the core feature set for both Windows and Mac.
On a Mac, visual styles are found in the Properties Inspector. New visual styles may be created with VISUALSTYLES.
On a Mac, A360 support includes only file sync.
AutoCAD for Mac currently supports only Autodesk Exchange Apps that specifically indicate Mac compatibility.
Price includes perpetual license and first year of maintenance plan.
New and updated features are highlighted on the ribbon menu when they're added to the software.
When you move objects, the centerlines and center marks automatically move with your object.
Import the geometry from a PDF file into your drawing as an AutoCAD object.
Easily migrate your custom settings and files from previous releases.
Manage software updates with a single app, and get tutorials and tips on new features.
Share your drawings in the cloud. Reviewers can view, but not alter your source DWG file.
Install the Autodesk Print Studio app to connect to a 3D printer.
Suggested retail price for perpetual license. Note: We are phasing out new perpetual licenses over the coming months.
Includes the AutoCAD mobile app and the new AutoCAD web app.
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Includes the AutoCAD mobile app and the new AutoCAD web app.
Includes AutoCAD LT + Revit LT
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