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Design every detail


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Create stunning designs and speed up documentation work with productivity tools in AutoCAD® software.

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  • Work across integrated desktop, cloud and mobile solutions
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Which AutoCAD is right for you? 
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What's new

Stunning Visual Experience

See details more clearly with Line Fading and smoother curves. (video: 1.29 min.)

Smart Dimensioning

Automatically create appropriate measurements based on your drawing context. (video: 2.12 min.)

PDF enhancements

Produce smaller, smarter and more searchable PDFs. Attach PDFs to your drawing. (video: 2.06 min.)

Why AutoCAD?

Fast documentation

Boost detailing and documentation work with tools designed to maximise productivity. (video: 1.47 min.)

3D design tools

Design and visualise virtually any concept with 3D free-form tools. (video: 1.56 min.)

Customisable experience

Configure your AutoCAD settings, extend the software and build custom workflows. (video: 1.16 min.)

Expert advice & learning

What AutoCAD users are saying


Shipmaster achieves a perfect fit with AutoCAD

German shipbuilding engineering company uses AutoCAD to design a reproduction 1908 yacht.

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AutoCAD 2016 for Mac

The most popular functionality of the Windows version, with a specialised Mac interface and feature set.
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See why BIM leads to better projects.
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Mobile apps

The free CAD viewer app for sketching and documenting.

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