AutoCAD: 2D and 3D CAD software (Automate designs anywhere, anytime)

AutoCAD Software is helping Architects, engineers, and construction professionals on creativity with automation, collaboration, and machine-learning features.

Design and annotate

2D geometry and 3D models with solids, surfaces, and mesh objects

Automate tasks

such as comparing drawings,counting objects, adding blocks, creating schedules, and more

Create a customized workspace

Maximize productivity with add-on apps and APIs

Phone Sales & Support

Key features of AutoCAD 2023

My Insights With the help of My Insights feature of AutoCAD software, complete your project on time
Markup Import & Markup Assist Markup Import & Markup Assist Import feedback from PDFs and add changes automatically, without doing any changes on your existing drawing
Share Share a controlled copy of your drawing to teammates and co-workers to view or edit from anywhere
Count Automate counting of geometry or blocks with the help of COUNT command
Floating windows Display drawing windows on multiple monitors, in the same instance of AutoCAD
AutoCAD anytime, anywhere Create, edit, and view CAD drawings with a browser using the AutoCAD web app or AutoCAD mobile app
Drawing History Use the drawing history feature by comparing past and present versions of your drawing to see the evolution of
your work
Push to Autodesk Docs Using Push to Autodesk Docs feature, you can Push your CAD drawing sheets as PDFs directly to Autodesk Docs from AutoCAD
Blocks palette Blocks palette feature of AutoCAD help you to View and access your blocks from AutoCAD quickly on desktop/ web app

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AutoCad LT AutoCad
3 year
Overview Cost-effective 2D CAD software for drafting, drawing, and documentation. Software for 2D and 3D CAD. Subscription includes AutoCAD, specialized toolsets, and apps.
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Smart annotation tools
Dimensioning, hatching, revision clouds
TrustedDWG™ file validation
Print batches of drawings
Create reusable block libraries
Detect and comply with CAD standards
Tracked changes within drawings
Create custom keystroke commands
Edit multiple object properties
AutoLISP programming and automation
Visual LISP functionality
Visual Basic applications
Record repetitive keystroke sequences
Industry-specific object libraries
Architecture design
Design walls, doors, windows
Floor plans, sections, elevations
Create geometry from floor plans
Automate with the Architecture toolset
8,500+ intelligent architectural objects
Supports AIA 2nd edition layer standards
BS1192 DIN 276, ISYBAU Long Format
ISYBAU Short Format, and STLB
Mechanical design
Design parts, assemblies, products
Intelligent tool palletes
Import external CAD geometry
Automate bills of materials creation
Automate part updates
Assign parametric constraints for parts
Object materials and mass properties
700,000+ intelligent manufacturing parts
ISO, ANSI, DIN, JIS, BSI, CSN, and GB support
Map 3D toolset
Incorporate GIS topology
Create, maintain CAD, GIS data
Aggregate GIS data with design data
Access spatial data in multiple sources
Electric N. Amer./Europe data schemas
Reports for water, wastewater, and gas
Create geometries from geomap data
Insert geomapping data
Electrical design
Create panel layouts, schematic diagrams
Organize in a project-based structure
Use consistent project standards
Wiring diagram error checking
65,000+ intelligent electrical symbols
AS, GB, IEC, JIC, and IEEE standards
Mechanical, electrical, piping
Accurate MEP documentation
Create MEP drawings
MEP, HVAC symbol libraries
10,500+ intelligent MEP objects
Support AIA 2nd ed., BS1192 Descriptive
Support AIA 2nd ed., BS1192 Descriptive Support BS1192 – AUG Version 2 standards
Piping parts alignment
Calculate forces on parts, objects
Materials reports
Plant 3D
Create schematic diagrams, plant layouts
Create, maintain plant design drawings
Automate P&IDs
Share isometrics, orthographics reports
Materials reports
400+ intelligent plant objects
Includes equipment, support templates
Structural members to support 40 standards
User interface
Customize menu and ribbon interfaces
Edit geometry in content sensitive ribbons
Identify, place blocks from library
Edit, print logical drawing sets
Import, edit, and create CAD blocks
Quick access recent or favorite blocks
Enhanced 2D smoothing and line displays
Convert to DWG objects
Assign objects to layers with colors
High quality 3D graphics rotation/panning
Realistic, conceptual 3D geometric views
Create professional renderings
Creation and detailing of concepts
Edit scans with raster and vector tools
Compatible for 3D printing
Cloud and mobility
AutoCAD mobile app
AutoCAD web app
Access, view, or edit remotely
Annotate dwg files in airplane mode
Publish, share, and collaborate online
Works with popular cloud services
Cohesive user experience
Support and stability
Automate updates and notifications
Easily install service packs/updates
Enjoy certified hardware support
Availability of dedicated phone support
Extensive user community
Guides, tutorials, and training center
Access to releases from prior years
Customize installs for your company
System requirements
Processor 2.5-3+ GHz 2.5-3+ GHz
Microsoft® Windows 10, 64-bit 10, 64-bit
Apple® macOS 10.14 and above Big Sur v11, Windows 10 on Mac*
(*Windows required for all AutoCAD toolsets )
Disk space 9-16 GB 9-16 GB
RAM 8-16 GB 8-16 GB
Video graphics card DirectX 11 capable DirectX 11 capable
Browsers Chrome Chrome

Frequently asked questions (F&Q)

AutoCAD software is computer-aided design (CAD) software that is used for precise 2D and 3D drafting, design, & modeling It helps to automate tasks and increase productivity such as adding objects , comparing drawings, counting etc. AutoCAD software has 7 industry-specific toolsets for electrical design, plant design, architecture layout drawings, mechanical design, 3D mapping, adding scanned images, and converting raster images.

AutoCAD Software is generally used by architects, designers, engineers, project managers, real estate developers, and construction professionals to create precise 2D and 3D drawings.

AutoCAD LT is CAD software that is used for precise 2D drafting and documentation. AutoCAD Software includes all the features of AutoCAD LT with add on like 3D modeling and automation of repetitive processes. With AutoCAD, professionals are able work more efficiently with seven industry-specific toolsets to enhance automation and productivity for tasks in architecture, mechanical design, electrical design, plant design, plumbing, converting raster images, geographic information systems, and 3D mapping.

Yes. Students and educator can get free one-year educational access to Autodesk products and services, renewable for as long as you remain eligible. Ask for more details.

With a single subscription to AutoCAD software, you can install it on up to three computers or other devices.

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After subscription expires, you will not be able to access your software or cloud based services. still you can view & share your projects using our free viewers.

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