2D drafting and drawing is the process of creating and editing technical drawings, as well as annotating designs. Drafters use computer-aided design (CAD) software to develop floor plans, building permit drawings, building inspection plans, and landscaping layouts.
CAD software for 2D drafting can be used to draft designs more quickly and with greater precision, without using stencils and technical drawing instruments. 2D CAD software also allows users to document and annotate drawings with text, dimensions, leaders, and tables.
AutoCAD LT: simplified 2D drafting and documentation
AutoCAD LT 2D CAD software helps you create 2D drawings faster and with more precision. Available for Windows and Mac. Includes the AutoCAD mobile app.
Free 2D drafting software for students and educators
We are proud to offer students, teachers and academic institutions free 2D CAD software, access to license Autodesk software suites, and provide continuous troubleshooting and support with our learning resources. Autodesk is committed to equipping students with the tools and resources to achieve academic and career success. Use the same 2D drafting software as top professionals around the world.
Are you a non-profit or entrepreneur working to create a positive impact through design? You may be eligible for two licenses to our 2D design suites. Our Technology Impact Program donates 2D CAD software, to organisations that are using design for environmental or social good.
Sketchbook is a drawing app for creative professionals. Create digital drawings on any device, wherever you are. Sketchbook provides a natural drawing experience, with added accuracy from guides and predictive strokes.