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AutoCAD

What is AutoCAD?


AutoCAD® is computer-aided design (CAD) software that architects, engineers, and construction professionals rely on to create precise 2D and 3D drawings.

  • Draft and edit 2D geometry and 3D models with solids, surfaces, and mesh objects
  • Annotate drawings with text, dimensions, leaders, and tables
  • Customize with add-on apps and APIs

Create precise 2D and 3D drawings fast when you design every detail in Autodesk AutoCAD software, part of Autodesk Industry Collections.

 

Work faster with specialized toolsets


AutoCAD now includes industry-specific features and intelligent objects for architecture, mechanical engineering, electrical design, and more.

  • Automate floor plans, sections, and elevations
  • Draw piping, ducting, and circuiting quickly with parts libraries
  • Auto-generate annotations, layers, schedules, lists, and tables
  • Use a rules-driven workflow to accurately enforce industry standards

Document precisely

Produce 2D documentation and drawings with a comprehensive set of drawing, editing, and annotation tools. Work faster with more intelligent tools and automation of common tasks.

Create stunning 3D designs

Design and communicate almost any concept with 3D modeling and visualization tools. Situate your designs in real-world settings and take advantage of 3D printing capabilities.

Personalize your experience

Customize AutoCAD to help increase productivity and enforce CAD standards. Easily migrate files and custom settings from previous AutoCAD versions. Autodesk-approved extensions in the Autodesk App Store speed customization.

Connect and collaborate more quickly

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

Work anywhere with included mobile and web apps Autodesk Autocad design

  • AutoCAD mobile app
    • View, edit, annotate, and create drawings in the field and on the go from a mobile device.
  • AutoCAD web app
    • With no install required, simply log in to view, edit, annotate, and create drawings quickly in your local web browser.

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.Designing in Autodesk Autocad

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 Designing in Autodesk Autocad

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

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 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.

Designing in Autodesk Autocad

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.


Have Questions About AutoCAD?

You can reach us via the form below or call us directly at 877-731-7171.