With the 2D drafting and drawing features in Autodesk's 2D CAD software solutions, drafters can design, edit and share precise technical drawings and layouts.
AutoCAD software for 2D drafting can help you:
Draft designs more quickly, without using stencils and technical drawing instruments
Develop site plans, refine concepts, sketch technical drawings and share your ideas
Customise templates and drawings more precisely
Collaborate with colleagues and clients using other compatible Autodesk software products
Create, send and receive compatible data files when using genuine DWG™ file formats to collaborate with clients and associates
Autodesk offers specialised versions of AutoCAD software for architecture, MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) and piping design.
All AutoCAD products support the DWG file format, so you can easily review 2D drawings in 3D programmes. Download a free* trial of our 2D drafting software, such as AutoCAD LT and experience it for yourself.
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CAD Innovation Over the Years
You could say that CAD started with a mistake in a laboratory in 1860s France. Fast-forward to today and the possibilities of CAD are endless. This short, animated video takes you through the history of CAD from blueprints to a virtual design horizon.
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