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DRAFTING SOFTWARE AND PROGRAMS

AutoCAD professional design and drafting software is used in architecture, construction, engineering, and manufacturing.

What is drafting software?

Drafting software replaces the paper, pencil, T-squares, and eraser crumbs of a previous generation with a computer screen and a mouse. With it, designers can create technical documentation for products, buildings, and structures quickly and easily, and focus more on concept and creativity, instead of computation and clutter.

How is drafting software used?

AutoCAD electrical drawing

ELECTRICAL DRAWING

Discover specialized toolsets for creating electrical drawings with AutoCAD professional design and drafting software.

MAKING BLUEPRINT DRAWINGS

Produce blueprint designs and drawings for creating a building, part, product, and more.

Landscape design

Landscape architects and designers can build 2D and 3D technical drawings of planting designs, hardscape, topography and more.

ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING

Whether it’s a concept drawing, site drawing or structural drawing, use Autodesk software to bring your architectural illustrations to life.

Autodesk's best-selling drafting software

With AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT, you can create 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.

AutoCAD drafting tutorials

AutoCAD drafting guides and videos

Get started with AutoCAD

Learn about the fundamentals of drafting in AutoCAD with these guides and videos.

AutoCAD images on red background

Tips for AutoCAD users

Discover the latest collection of favorite time-saving AutoCAD tips.

AutoCAD workflow guide

Guide to AutoCAD Basics

Uncover your guide to the basic commands that you need to create 2D drawings using AutoCAD LT.

Drafting software in action

Beijing startup uses AutoCAD to design green environments

LONDON’S NATIONAL THEATER

The perfect platform to make theatrical magic

Project draftsman Oli Cooper uses AutoCAD to produce precise yet organic set designs.

MUNDEN FRY LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATES

Creating a sustainable garden setting with AutoCAD

Landscape-design firm uses AutoCAD to help with sustainable landscape design of a unique space at Pinterest headquarters in San Francisco.

BENJAMIN PRATT

Creating and integrating designs with precision

Artist and draftsman Benjamin Pratt uses AutoCAD LT to sketch concepts before transferring them to the canvas.

Our drafting software and programs

With AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT, you can create 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.

Start drafting with these tutorials

AutoCAD drafting guides and videos

Get started with AutoCAD

Learn about the fundamentals of drafting in AutoCAD with these guides and videos.

AutoCAD dynamic blocks

Learn about dynamic blocks

Be more productive by using dynamic blocks, and get the most out of your AutoCAD drawing data.

AutoCAD user interface demo

Tour the AutoCAD UI

View a demo of the basic tools in the AutoCAD user interface.

Additional drafting software resources