Create stunning designs and speed documentation work with productivity tools in AutoCAD software.
- Share your work with TrustedDWG™ technology
- Work across integrated desktop, cloud, and mobile solutions
- Get AutoCAD for Windows or AutoCAD for Mac
CAD tools for design and documentation
See how intelligent tools in AutoCAD® design and documentation software help speed your work, and how CAD features add precision to your drawings. View designs more clearly with Stunning Visual Experience and document in context with Coordination Model.
Produce documents more quickly with smarter, smaller, and more powerful files. All text is searchable, and you can attach PDF files to your drawings for better performance.
Automatically create appropriate measurements based on your drawing context. Pass the cursor over selected objects to get a preview of the dimension—before you create it.
Revision Clouds (Enhanced)
Create revision clouds with more flexibility and modify them with ease. Draw revision bubbles around new changes in a drawing to quickly identify your updates. Whether your revision cloud is rectangular, polygonal, or freehand, it’s now easier to edit its size and shape with a grip.
The darker interface not only looks great, but it also reduces eyestrain. It’s easier to see fine lines, buttons, and text.
Visually access drawing content directly from the ribbon, saving time and clicks. The Ribbon gallery offers a fast and intuitive workflow. For example, suppose you want to add a block to your design. Using the Ribbon gallery, hover over the ribbon for a block insertion. The Block gallery will display thumbnails of all the blocks. You can insert your selection right away, without having to use a dialog box.
New Tab Page
Get started on your design immediately with the New Tab page. Quickly open new and existing drawings and access a large selection of design elements. Open templates, updates from design feed, or design data residing on A360 project collaboration software.
The Help window displays tool locations within the interface. An animated arrow points to the tool in the ribbon. This saves you time and keeps you productive.
Preview the outcomes of frequently used commands before you commit to them. Command preview helps you reduce the number of Undo commands you make by letting you evaluate the potential changes of commands such as Offset, Fillet, and Trim.
Intelligent Command Line
The command line interface includes AutoCorrect, Adaptive Suggestions, and Synonym Suggestions. AutoCorrect spellchecks your input and offers suggestions from a synonym list, so you never have to see the Command Not Found message. AutoComplete supports mid-string search.
Use the design feed on an intranet, Internet, or cloud connection. The design and the conversation happen in the same place, but when it’s time to send your final drawing, you have a choice. You can keep the comments intact, or strip them using built-in tools in the eTransmit and File Save workflows.
Connected Design Solution
Integrate your AutoCAD workflow across connected desktop, cloud, and mobile solutions. Open and edit AutoCAD designs in AutoCAD LT drafting software. View, create, edit, and share AutoCAD drawings on a mobile device or web browser via the AutoCAD 360 mobile and web app. AutoCAD 360 supports iOS and Android devices and works with any Internet-connected computer.
Confidently share CAD files with TrustedDWG technology: It helps ensure that all the elements in your drawings, and the relationship between those elements, are maintained. All AutoCAD products use this technology to store and share design and documentation files.
Use Autodesk cloud-based services to synchronize your files and custom settings. Sync drawings with your online account directly from within AutoCAD software.
Inventor File Import
Save time by importing models from Inventor 3D CAD software directly into the AutoCAD model space environment.
Social Media Sharing
Share media using built-in connections for Facebook and Twitter.
Share and reuse CAD files easily with PDF support within AutoCAD software.
AutoCAD 360 app
Stay connected to your designs with the AutoCAD 360 web and mobile app for AutoCAD software.
AutoCAD software includes hundreds of visually rich, predefined surface materials. Select and edit them with the Materials Browser and Editor.
Prevent unwanted changes to your system settings. This feature alerts you to changes to your preferences that could affect your drafting work.
Customize your software with Exchange Apps, which are Autodesk-approved extensions. The Exchange Apps marketplace includes general productivity tools, drawing content, and applications for specific disciplines. All apps have been extensively tested and are easy to download and install.
Customization and support file sync
Easily share your AutoCAD customization preferences and support files, and access them on multiple machines. Control the type of information you want to sync, including option settings, customization files, printer support files, custom hatch patterns, tool palettes, and drawing template files. Sync custom fonts, shapes, and linetypes; they will become available the next time you start AutoCAD.
Programming UI for specialized applications
Use our flexible development platform to customize your CAD software.
Customizable and expandable ribbon UI
Customize and expand the user interface to suit your needs and meet your company’s standards.
Autodesk Developer Network training and support helps you integrate your AutoCAD plug-in or the latest release of AutoCAD software into your workflow.
System requirements :
- Microsoft® Windows® 10
- Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Update KB2919355
- Microsoft Windows 7 SP1
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
For 32-bit AutoCAD 2017:
- 2 GB (3 GB recommended)
For 32-bit AutoCAD 2017:
- 4 GB (8 GB recommended)
125% Desktop Scaling (120 DPI) or less recommended.
- Deployment via Deployment Wizard.
- The license server and all workstations that will run applications dependent on network licensing must run TCP/IP protocol.
- Either Microsoft® or Novell TCP/IP protocol stacks are acceptable. Primary login on workstations may be Netware or Windows.
- In addition to operating systems supported for the application, the license server will run on the Windows Server® 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2008 R2 Server editions.
- Citrix® XenApp™ 6.5 FP1, Citrix® XenDesktop™ 5.6.