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A CAD drawing is a detailed 2D or 3D illustration displaying the components of an engineering or architectural project. Computer-aided design utilizes software to create drawings to be used throughout the entire process of a design project, from conceptual design to construction or assembly.
Autodesk 2D and 3D CAD drawing software is used across industries to improve processes—from concept to handover.
Architects design, draft, and model buildings with CAD drawing tools, taking their ideas from concept to a finalized construction document. CAD drawings take the place of manual hand drafting.
CAD drawings are used by construction professionals to understand plans and specs of a construction project. These drawings contain information such as floor plans and elevations that are drawn at scale.
Civil engineers use CAD drawings for civil engineering design (US Site) and construction documents. CAD drawing tools bring automation and greater precision to the engineering design process.
With AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT, you can create CAD drawings for buildings, structures, and products in less time and with greater precision. Now, you can also work on the go with AutoCAD web and mobile apps.
The new AutoCAD web app is included when you subscribe to AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. With no install required, you can extend your workflows and view and edit your CAD drawings quickly in your local web browser.
The new AutoCAD mobile app is included when you subscribe to AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. With the app, you can view, create, edit, and share your drawings on the go and in the field from a mobile device.
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