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Create and visualise 3D designs with advanced free-form tools.

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AutoCAD software specifically designed for architects.

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Create initial design ideas via a mobile app.

Drafting and documenting tools for mechanical, electrical and plumbing.

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AutoCAD software specifically designed for the Mac.

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  • 2D drafting and documentation
  • 3D modelling and collaboration
  • 2D drafting and documentation
  • 2D drafting and documentation
  • 3D modelling and collaboration
  • Specialised architectural tools
  • View, edit and share AutoCAD drawings—anywhere
  • 2D drafting and documentation
  • 3D modelling and collaboration
  • Specialised building systems tools
  • 2D and 3D CAD design tool with a specialised Mac interface and feature set

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Support for common file formats    

Multi-functional grips    

Command line    

Object and layer transparency    

Tool palettes    

Dynamic blocks    

Sheet set manager/project manager    

Parametric constraints    

Smart Dimensioning    

Enhanced PDFs    

Sysvar monitor    

File tabs    

   

Express tools    

   

Base, projected, section and detail views    

Data extraction to tables    

Content Explorer    

GPS integration    

Detail components repository    

Cost-estimating tools    

Smart centerlines/centre marks    

New feature highlighting    

Stunning Visual Experience    

Associative arrays    

Conceptual design abilities    

In-canvas controls    

ViewCube    

Visual styles    

   

Materials    

Rendering    

Revision cloud enhancements    

Import SKP files    

Reality computing    

Lighting    

Smartpen    

Stairs, walls and level design tools    

MEP design tools    

Clash and conflict detection    

Improved 2D graphics (stability, fidelity & performance)    

Improved 3D graphics (stability, fidelity & performance)    

TrustedDWG™ technology    

A360    

   

Import 3D models    

DGN import/export/underlay    

DWG™ convert    

Geolocation co-ordinate system and online maps    

3D Print Studio    

Connect to third-party storage    

Offline support    

Design share    

Reference Navisworks models    

Co-ordination Model object snap    

Import PDFs    

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