AutoCAD LT for 2D Drafting & Drawing

Create 2D drawings and documentation faster and with more precision

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The premier drafting software

Create precise 2D drawings faster with the easy-to-use drafting tools in Autodesk AutoCAD LT software. Take your work with you with the new AutoCAD web and mobile apps. Speed documentation by automating common tasks and streamlining workflows.

Document precisely

Produce 2D documentation and drawings with a comprehensive set of drawing, editing, and annotation tools.

Find the right tool fast

Access tools through an intuitive user interface. Easy-to-understand features include contextual ribbon tabs, multifunctional grips, customizable tool palettes, and an intelligent command line.

Use preferred technologies

Ensure compatibility with current technologies with TrustedDWG™ technology, high-resolution monitor support, migration tools, and the Autodesk desktop app.

Connect and collaborate more quickly

Engage with colleagues across integrated desktop, cloud, and mobile solutions. Add value with data from PDF, DGN, and Navisworks® files and online mapping applications.

Take the power of AutoCAD wherever you go

Get to know AutoCAD mobile

When you subscribe to AutoCAD LT, you get the AutoCAD mobile app† at no additional cost. AutoCAD mobile gives you essential tools for on-the-go work, so you no longer have to arry printed drawings. You can:

  • Increase productivity by easily viewing, editing, and sharing CAD drawings on your tablet or smartphone
  • Measure accurately, redline, add comments, and make changes at job sites or on client visits
  • Create new drawings on the fly

Visit autodesk.com/products/autocad-mobile to learn more and download the mobile app for iOS, Android, and Windows.


New and enhanced features

SHX text recognition

Use the SHX text recognition tool to quickly convert imported PDF geometry to text objects. The SHX text recognition tool analyzes clusters of geometry and automatically replaces them with Mtext objects.

Additional PDF enhancements

Overall PDF import functionality continues to get better. See thumbnail previews of PDF files before importing, and get improved scaling of PDF geometry from layouts.

External file references

Save time and minimize frustration with simple tools to fix broken paths for externally referenced files. External reference paths now default to relative, helping to reduce broken paths. Easily find and apply the correct path to missing references.

Object selection

Freely navigate around your drawing while selecting objects. Selected objects stay in the selection set even if you pan or zoom off screen.

Text to Mtext enhancements

The new Combine Text tool is flexible and intelligent. Mtext objects can be selected along with text objects. Character codes translate correctly, with formatting inferred.

Protect your designs with TrustedDWG technology

You’ve invested heavily in developing your designs. Help retain the integrity of your design data throughout the review process with TrustedDWG technology.

Built into AutoCAD LT software, TrustedDWG is the original, most efficient, and most accurate way to store and share design data. TrustedDWG files are created using a complete technology that maintains each element in a drawing, as well as the relationship between elements, with data fidelity.

With more than 30 years of technology wrapped up in every file, TrustedDWG technology helps you preserve and protect your valuable designs.

What AutoCAD offers that AutoCAD LT does not:

  • 3D: Create and edit 3D solids, modeling & rendering.
  • Customization: Customize the user interface and automate repetitive tasks with 1-click controls.
  • Multi-user: Reduce costs by pooling licenses and assigning to designers when needed.
  • Autodesk App Store: Access 600+ add-on apps to personalize and aid your design workflows.
  • CAD Standards Management: Ensure quality control across teams, clients and consultants.
  • Express Tools: Productivity tools that simplify basic drawing tasks.
  • Data Extraction: Take info from objects to create schedules, lists, etc.
  • Point Cloud Data: Import and leverage point cloud data from site scans.

NEW: Specialized Toolsets

  • Speed up your work with specialized toolsets including Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical, MEP, Plant 3D, Map 3D, and Raster Design.
  • Each toolset gives you industry-specific capabilities including accessing libraries of symbols, parts and detail components

Learn more or purchase:

Access a D3 specialist who can provide product expertise, a deep understanding of your industry, and value that extends beyond your software. To license AutoCAD LT software or subscribe to an Autodesk Industry Collection, contact D3 using the form at the bottom of this page, or call 877-731-7171.  If you have questions regarding the software you already own, please contact D3's CAD support.

D3 Software Training:

As an accomplished Autodesk Authorized Reseller and Training Center, D3 offers professional public and private CAD training courses and learning plans to get you up-to-speed on your Autodesk software. Our world-class trainers know how to help your team get the most out of the applications they use and will take the time get to know how your company works to provide maximum benefit to your employees.

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