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AutoCAD vs. AutoCAD LT and AutoCAD Design Suite

AutoCAD software is a powerful 2D and 3D design tool. Buy it separately or as part of AutoCAD Design Suite, which includes additional raster-to-vector conversion and 3D rendering tools. AutoCAD LT software delivers 2D drafting tools at a cost-effective price. All AutoCAD products provide the reliability of TrustedDWG™ technology.

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Still not sure which AutoCAD is right for you? See the portfolio at a glance (US site).

AutoCAD 2016
AutoCAD 2016
AutoCAD LT 2016
AutoCAD LT 2016
AutoCAD Design Suite Standard 2016
AutoCAD Design Suite Standard 2016
Desktop Subscription
Pay-as-you-go access
Up-to-date software
Online support
Scalable licensing
DOCUMENTATION
Smart dimensioning
Revision cloud enhancements
Enhanced PDFs
Optimised PDF output
Multi-functional grips
Command line
File tabs
Tool palettes
Content Explorer
Dynamic blocks
Object and layer transparency
Sheet set manager/project manager
Express tools
Base, projected, section and detail views
Parametric constraints
Data extraction to tables
DESIGN
High-fidelity lines and curves
Associative arrays
Centre of object polygon snap
ReCap point cloud tool (US site)
Co-ordination model
Point cloud snapping enhancements
Point cloud dynamic UCS
Point cloud geometry extraction
3D solid/surface/mesh modelling
In-canvas controls
ViewCube
Visual styles
Materials
Lighting
Rendering
Import SKP files
Raster-to-vector conversion tools
Games-inspired visualisation and presentation
CONNECTIVITY
TrustedDWG technology (US site)
PDF™ and DWF™ publish/underlay
DGN™ Import/export/underlay
DWG™ convert
Autodesk A360 collaboration software A360 (US site)
Design feed
Geolocation co-ordinate system and online maps
Secure load
Support for CUI customisation
Selection effect
Online licence transfer utility
Migrate custom settings
Customisable user interface (CUI)
3D printing
Import FBX, Inventor, IGES and other models
LISP/ARX scripting
Application Programming Interface
Action recorder
Network licensing
CAD standards tools
CUSTOMISATION
Autodesk Exchange Apps (US site)
Sysvar monitor
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