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CAD features for design and documentation

Stay at the forefront of design with AutoCAD® software. Share precise drawings using simplified documentation tools. Work across connected desktop and mobile solutions with TrustedDWG™ technology.


  • New

    Smart centrelines and centre marks

    Create and edit them quickly and more intuitively.

  • Resizable dialogue boxes

    View more information with less scrolling.

  • Enhanced PDFs

    PDFs are smaller, smarter and more searchable. (video: 2.05 min.)

  • Smart Dimensioning

    Create measurements based on your drawing context. (video: 2.11 min.)

  • Revision clouds

    Create and modify revision clouds more easily.

  • Refined interface

    The darker interface helps reduce eyestrain. (video: 1.56 min.)


  • Stunning Visual Experience

    See the details in your drawings more clearly. (video: 1.28 min.)

  • Reality computing

    Orient your work more precisely with the point cloud. (video: 2.16 min.)

  • Online maps

    Capture online maps as static images and print them. (video: 2.15 min.)

  • Surface Curve Extraction tool

    Extract isoline curves. (video: 54 sec.)

  • Context-sensitive PressPull tool

    Extrude and offset curves. (video: 54 sec.)

  • 3D free-form design tools

    Generate design ideas in almost any form. (video: 2.04 min.)

  • Surface analysis

    Analyse the continuity between different surfaces. (video: 1.11 min.)

  • In-canvas viewport controls

    Change viewport settings, views, visual styles. (video: 2.22 min.)


  • New

    Co-ordination model (enhanced)

    Design within the context of existing BIM models.

  • New

    AutoCAD 360 Pro mobile app

    Draft, edit and view 2D CAD drawings on your mobile device. 

    Cloud Services

  • New

    Share design views

    Publish your 2D and 3D CAD drawings to the cloud.

    Cloud Services

  • New

    Import PDFs

    PDFs have been added to the Import File formats.

  • New

    3D printing (enhanced)

    Send 3D models to a 3D print service, or use Print Studio.

  • Design feed

    Work on an intranet, Internet or cloud connection. (video: 2.10 min.)

  • Connected design solutions

    Integrate your desktop, cloud and mobile workflow. (video: 2.32 min.)

  • TrustedDWG™ technology

    Help ensure the fidelity of your AutoCAD drawings. (video: 2.19 min.)

  • A360 connectivity

    Synchronise your files and custom settings. (video: 1.26 min.)

    Cloud Services

  • Inventor file import

    Import Inventor models. (video: 2.17 min.)


  • New

    Migration tools (enhanced)

    Easily migrate your custom settings and files.

  • New

    Autodesk desktop app

    Manage all your updates with a single app.

    Cloud Services

  • Sysvar monitor

    Prevent unwanted changes to your system settings.

  • Exchange Apps

    Customise your software with Exchange Apps. (video: 1.15 min.)

  • Customisation and support file sync

    Share and access customisation preferences. (video: 2.06 min.)

  • Programming UI for specialised applications

    Take advantage of our flexible development platform.

  • Customisable and expandable ribbon UI

    Customise the user interface to suit your needs.

  • Development support

    Integrate AutoCAD software into your workflow.

Mac highlights

  • XREF path management

    Map XREF file paths from Mac to Windows machines. (video: 1.54 min.)

  • Dynamic blocks

    Add flexibility and intelligence to block references. (video: 1.42 min.)

  • Retina display support

    View high-resolution graphics on a Retina display. (video: 1.44 min.)


  • Data links

    Embed a live link in an Excel spreadsheet.

  • Layer state manager

    Save layer settings to share with others.

  • Specialised Mac features

    Use a specialised Mac CAD software interface.