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Included toolsets

Work faster and more precisely with specialised toolsets

AutoCAD® includes industry-specific features and libraries for architecture, mechanical design, electrical design and more.

Complete design tasks in a fraction of the time. Automate common actions such as inserting doors, generating bills of materials and creating PLC I/O drawings. Access over 750,000 intelligent objects and parts with industry libraries.

Save time with specialised toolsets

These seven studies show an average productivity gain of up to 63% for AutoCAD tasks completed with the help of a specialised toolset.*

  • Improve your productivity with the Architecture specialized toolset included in AutoCAD 2021

    Up to 61% overall productivity gain

    The Architecture toolset saves you time on floor plans, elevations and other common architectural design tasks.

  • Learn about the Mechanical specialized toolset included in AutoCAD 2021

    Up to 55% overall productivity gain

    The Mechanical toolset speeds up a variety of mechanical design tasks, such as creating bills of materials.

  • Learn about the Electrical specialized toolset included in AutoCAD 2021

    Up to 95% overall productivity gain

    The Electrical toolset helps you to quickly perform common electrical design tasks, such as numbering and tagging.

  • Learn about the MEP specialized toolset included in AutoCAD 2021

    Up to 85% overall productivity gain

    The MEP toolset brings increased productivity to common MEP design tasks including HVAC, piping and plumbing.

  • Learn about the Map 3D specialized toolset included in AutoCAD 2021

    Up to 60% overall productivity gain

    The Map 3D toolset helps save time spent on mapping design tasks, such as creating and editing coordinate geometry.

  • Learn about the Plant 3D specialized toolset included in AutoCAD 2021

    Up to 74% overall productivity gain

    The Plant 3D toolset improves the efficiency of tasks frequently performed by process plant designers.

  • Learn about the Raster Design specialized toolset included in AutoCAD 2021

    Up to 48% overall productivity gain

    The Raster Design toolset boosts your productivity when performing tasks such as insert and scale.

Architecture toolset

Adds features for architectural drawing, documentation and schedules, and for automating drafting tasks.

  • Create floor plans, sections, elevations and other building design drawings using specialised tools.
  • Additional features include walls, doors and windows.
  • Use 8,000+ intelligent architectural objects and styles to support AIA 2nd edition, BS1192 DIN 276, ISYBAU Long Format, ISYBAU Short Format and STLB layer standards.

Top features:

  • Architectural renovation

    Design and produce renovations more quickly.

  • Walls, doors and windows

    Create documents and drawings using elements with real-world behaviour and construction.

  • Design and documentation

    Create with detail components and keynoting tools.

Electrical toolset

Adds electrical design features to help you to create, modify and document electrical controls systems.

  • Create panel layouts, schematic diagrams and other electrical drawings using specialised tools.
  • Use consistent project standards with drawings organised in a project-based structure.
  • Includes a library of 65,000+ intelligent electrical symbols to support AS, GB, IEC, IEC-60617, JIC, JIS, NFPA and IEEE standards.

Top features:

  • Automatic report generation

    Generate and update customised reports.

  • Wire numbering, component tagging

    Reduce errors with automatic numbers for wires and tags for components.

  • Coil and contact cross-referencing

    Keep track of parent/child contacts in real time.

Map 3D toolset

Incorporate GIS topology with AutoCAD so you can use and maintain CAD and GIS data for planning, design and data management.

  • Create, maintain and communicate mapping and GIS information within the AutoCAD drawing environment.
  • Use task-based tools to manage GIS data and aggregate it with design data.
  • Access spatial data stored in files, databases and web services.
  • Use standard data schema, automated business workflows and report templates for Electric North America, Electric Europe, Water, Wastewater and Gas industries.

Top features:

  • Access spatial data using FDO technology

    Work with data from a variety of CAD and GIS data formats and co-ordinate systems.

  • Edit geospatial data directly

    Edit data against GIS data sources, such as ESRI SHP and others, using standard AutoCAD commands.

  • Use enterprise industry models

    Use standard application modules to efficiently manage a wide variety of infrastructure systems.

Mechanical toolset

Adds a library of standards-based parts and tools to help you to create, modify and document mechanical designs for manufacturing.

  • Automate mechanical engineering tasks, such as generating machine components, dimensioning and creating bills of material.
  • Create parts, assemblies and other drawings for product design using specialised tools.
  • Use 700,000+ intelligent manufacturing parts, features and symbols to support ISO, ANSI, DIN, JIS, BSI, CSN and GB standards.

Top features:

  • Layer management

    Isolate and restore layer groups and specify linetypes and lineweights.

  • Hidden lines

    Update geometry automatically when changes occur. Minimise manual redraws.

  • 700,000+ standard parts and features

    Produce accurate drawings with standard components.

MEP toolset

Adds features to help you draught draft, design and document MEP building systems in an AutoCAD environment.

  • Create accurate construction documentation of MEP systems design.
  • Use task-based tools to create MEP drawings for building systems.
  • Use 10,500+ intelligent MEP objects to support AIA 2nd edition, BS1192 Descriptive and BS1192 – AUG Version 2 standards, and DIN 276, ISYBAU Long Format, ISYBAU Short Format and STLB layer standards.

Top features:

  • MEP workspaces

    Workspace environments include individual palettes and domain-specific ribbons to optimise your workflow tasks.

  • Documentation

    Improve your documentation's appearance and boost drafting productivity.

  • AutoCAD block conversion

    Batch-convert single or multiple blocks and symbols. (video: 1.55 min.)

Plant 3D toolset

Adds features to help you produce P&IDs and then integrate them into a 3D plant design model.

  • Generate and share isometrics, orthographics and materials reports.
  • Create schematic diagrams, plant layouts and other drawings for plant design using specialised tools.
  • Includes a library of 400+ intelligent plant objects such as equipment templates, support templates and structural members to support 40 standards, including ANSI and DIN.

Top features:

  • Quick P&ID drafting

    In-context AutoCAD commands help make P&ID drafting easier. (video: 58 sec.)

  • Rapid plant modelling in 3D

    Quickly create 3D plant models using parametric equipment modelling, structural steel libraries and project-specific piping specifications using industry standard piping catalogues. (video: 1.26 min.)

  • Create and edit piping orthographic drawings

    Extract piping orthographic drawings directly from the 3D model and update them as the 3D model is being updated.

Raster Design toolset

Adds raster-to-vector tools to help you to convert raster images into DWG™ objects. Edit scanned drawings in a familiar AutoCAD environment.

  • Despeckle, bias, mirror and touch up your images.
  • Use standard AutoCAD commands on raster regions and primitives. Easily erase raster images, lines, arcs and circles.
  • Create lines and polylines from raster images, and convert raster files into vector drawings.
  • Show and analyse geo images in Civil 3D civil engineering software and the Map 3D toolset.

Top features:

  • Image editing and clean-up

    Despeckle, bias, mirror and touch up your images.

  • Raster Entity Manipulation (REM)

    Use standard AutoCAD commands on raster regions and primitives. Easily erase raster images, lines, arcs and circles.

  • Vectorisation tools

    Create lines and polylines from raster images, and convert raster files into vector drawings.

AutoCAD mobile app

Take the power of AutoCAD wherever you go.

  • View, create, edit and share AutoCAD drawings on mobile devices — anytime, anywhere.
  • Work on the latest drawings right at the jobsite.
  • Access updates in real time.

Top features:

  • Save to web and mobile

    Save drawings from your desktop to view and edit on the AutoCAD web and mobile apps, Xrefs included. (video: 2.13 mins)

  • Cloud storage connectivity

    Access any DWG file in AutoCAD with Autodesk's cloud, as well as with leading cloud storage providers.

  • Work offline

    Design and draw without an Internet connection and sync later.

AutoCAD web app

Access AutoCAD from any computer.

  • View, create and edit AutoCAD drawings.
  • Work on the latest drawings from anywhere.
  • Access updates in real time.

Top features:

  • Edit and create drawings online

    Edit geometry and select, move, rotate and scale objects within drawings through your choice of the ribbon or command line. (video: 2.05 min.)

  • Command line

    Easily access the command line, which is docked in the bottom left of the drawing area and displays prompts, options and messages.

  • Intuitive user interface

    Access easy-to-use drafting tools and manage views, properties and layers. Reduce eye strain with sharp icons and a modern blue interface.

* Productivity data based on a series of studies commissioned by Autodesk from an outside consultant. The seven toolset studies compared basic AutoCAD to the specialised toolsets within AutoCAD when performing tasks commonly done by experienced AutoCAD users. Overall productivity gain calculation based on adding the completion times of specific tasks in the toolset and also in basic AutoCAD and then calculating the percentage difference between the two totals across seven studies. As with all performance tests, results may vary based on machine, operating system, filters and even source material. While every effort has been made to make the tests as fair and objective as possible, your results may differ. Product information and specifications are subject to change without notice. Autodesk provides this information 'as is', without warranty of any kind, either express or implied.

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