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.
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"The 2016 release has more improvements for the average user than the last 2 or 3 releases combined. The improved PDF features and the smoother curves are great, but I think the automatic regen when zooming may still be my favorite, since I've been waiting for that one for such a long time."
– David, CAD Technician
Enhanced PDFs PDFs are smaller, smarter, and more searchable.
Smart Dimensioning Create measurements based on your drawing context.
Revision clouds (enhanced) Create and modify revision clouds more easily.
Refined interface The darker interface helps reduce eyestrain.
Ribbon galleries Access drawing content directly from the ribbon.
New Tab page Quickly open new and existing drawings.
Help window Easily find where tools are located.
Command preview Preview the outcomes of frequently used commands.
Intelligent command line Get AutoCorrect and Adaptive Suggestions.
Stunning Visual Experience See the details in your drawings more clearly.
Coordination Model Design within the context of existing BIM models.
Reality computing (enhanced) Orient your work more precisely with the point cloud.
Online maps Capture online maps as static images and print them.
Surface Curve Extraction tool Extract isoline curves.
Context-sensitive PressPull tool Extrude and offset curves.
3D free-form design tools Generate design ideas in almost any form.
Surface analysis Analyze the continuity between different surfaces.
In-canvas viewport controls Change viewport settings, views, visual styles.
Design feed Work on an intranet, Internet, or cloud connection.
Connected design solutions Integrate your desktop, cloud, and mobile workflow.
TrustedDWG™ technology Help ensure the fidelity of your AutoCAD drawings.
A360 connectivity Synchronize your files and custom settings.
Inventor file import Import Inventor models.
Social media sharing Use built-in connections for Facebook, Twitter.
PDF support Share and reuse CAD files easily with PDF support.
AutoCAD 360 app Stay connected via the web or your mobile device.
Materials library Select and edit predefined surface materials.
More info: http://www.autodesk.com/products/autocad/features/all