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AutoCAD features for CAD design and documentation

View demos of AutoCAD® software features, including an updated modern interface that improves the CAD design process and productivity enhancements that speed your workflow. Quickly open new and existing drawings with the New Tab page, access drawing content directly from the ribbon and find tools with a more powerful Help window.

Page view:


  • New

    Refined interface

    New interface helps improve the design process. (video: 1:56 min.)

  • New

    Ribbon galleries

    Access drawing content directly from the ribbon. (video: 1:47 min.)

  • New

    New Tab page

    Quickly open new and existing drawings. (video: 1:47 min.)

  • New

    Command preview

    Preview outcomes of frequently used commands. (video: 1:47 min.)

  • Help window (enhanced)

    Easily find where tools are located. (video: 1:39 min.)

  • Professional documentation tools

    Share design details with precise documentation tools. (video: 0:47 min.)

  • Intelligent command line

    Get AutoCorrect and Adaptive Suggestions. (video: 1.45 min.)

  • Section and Detail views

    Access tools for creating Section, Detail views. (video: 5.47 min.)

  • Associative array functionality

    Maintain relationships between arrayed objects. (video: 2.25 min.)


  • On-line maps (enhanced)

    Capture on-line maps as static images and print them. (video: 2:15 min.)

  • Reality computing (enhanced)

    Add geolocation and display colours in more ways. (video: 2:16 min.)

  • Surface Curve Extraction tool

    Extract isoline curves. (video: 0.54 min.)

  • Context-sensitive PressPull tool

    Extrude and offset curves. (video: 0.54 min.)

  • 3D free-form design tools

    Generate design ideas in almost any form. (video: 2.04 min.)

  • Surface analysis

    Analyse the continuity between different surfaces. (video: 1.11 min.)

  • In-canvas viewport controls

    Change viewport settings, views, visual styles. (video: 2.22 min.)

  • 3D associative array

    Define arrayed objects when designing in 3D. (video: 4.21 min.)

  • Editable UCS icon

    Use multi-functional grips to change the UCS. (video: 1.56 min.)


  • Design feed (enhanced)

    Now use design feed on an intranet. (video: 2:10 min.)

  • Connected design solutions

    Integrate your desktop, cloud and mobile workflow. (video: 2:32 min.)

  • TrustedDWG™ technology

    Help ensure the fidelity of your AutoCAD drawings. (video: 2:19 min.)

  • A360 connectivity

    Synchronise your files and custom settings. (video: 1.26 min.)

    Cloud Services
  • Inventor file import

    Import Inventor models. (video: 2:16 min.)

  • Social media sharing

    Use built-in connections for Facebook, Twitter. (video: 1.35 min.)

  • PDF support

    Share and reuse designs easily with PDF support. (video: 1.59 min.)

  • AutoCAD 360 app

    Stay connected via the web or your mobile device. (video: 1.16 min.)

  • Materials library

    Select and edit predefined surface materials. (video: 1.31 min.)


  • Exchange Apps

    Customise your software with Exchange Apps. (video: 1.16 min.)

  • Windows 8 support

    AutoCAD 2015 supports Windows 8.

  • Customisation and support file sync

    Share and access customisation preferences. (video: 2.06 min.)

  • Programming UI for specialised applications

    Take advantage of our flexible development platform.

  • Customisable and expandable ribbon UI

    Easily customise and expand the user interface.

  • Development support

    Integrate AutoCAD software into your workflow.

Mac highlights

  • Retina display support

    View high-resolution Retina display graphics. (video: 1.44 min.)

  • Drawing sync

    Sync your drawings and design files.

  • Package Drawing

    Compress, store and distribute CAD for Mac files.

  • Usability enhancements

    Work faster and more intuitively.

  • Specialised Mac features

    Use a specialised Mac CAD software interface.