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AutoCAD® 2018 software includes enhancements and new features such as external reference path repair and recognition of SHX font files.
Import geometry, including SHX font files, fills, raster images and TrueType text into a drawing from a PDF. (video: 2.45 min.)
Save time and minimise frustration with tools to fix broken paths for externally referenced files. (video: 4.43 min.)
Selected objects stay in the selection set, even if you pan or zoom off screen. (video: 1.20 min.)
Convert combinations of text and Mtext objects to a single Mtext object. (video: 1.54 min.)
Work intuitively with common dialogue boxes and toolbars. (video: 2.32 min.)
Publishes design views of your drawing to a secure location for viewing and sharing in a web browser. (video: 1.38 min.)
Enjoy the best possible viewing experience ever, even on 4K and higher resolution displays. (video: 2.39 min.)
View, create, edit and share CAD drawings on your mobile device with the AutoCAD mobile app. (video: 2.02 min.)
Access your favourite tools easily when you need them with the AutoCAD ribbon.
Easily access your most frequently used content and tools with customisable tool palettes.
Launch commands and respond to prompts quickly using simple keystrokes, right at the command line.
Easily reshape, move, or manipulate geometry with grip editing.
Control the transparency for selected objects or for all objects on a layer.
Add flexibility and intelligence to your block references, including changing the shape, size, or configuration.
Create and modify objects in circular or rectangular patterns, or along a path.
Find and select all objects that match the properties of an object. Hide or unhide the selected objects.
Create single or multi-line text (mtext) as a single text object. Format the text, columns and boundaries.
Create dimensions automatically. Pass the cursor over selected objects to get a preview before you create it.
Create leaders with a variety of content, including text or blocks. Easily format leader lines and define styles.
Create and edit centrelines and centre marks that automatically move when you move the associated objects.
Create tables with data and symbols in rows and columns, apply formulas and link to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
Draw revision clouds around new changes in a drawing to quickly identify your updates.
Specify the size of your drawing sheet, add a title block and display multiple views of your model.
Create layout viewports to display different elements of your design at varying scales.
Use fields in text objects to display text that can be updated automatically as the field value changes.
Enable simultaneous updates by creating a live link between a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and a table in your drawing.
Extract information from objects, blocks and attributes, including drawing information.
Apply geometric and dimensional constraints to maintain relationships between drawing geometry.
Extend the power of AutoCAD with a collection of productivity tools.
Create realistic 3D models of your design using a combination of solid, surface and mesh modelling tools.
Use 3D viewing and navigation tools to orbit, swivel, walk and fly around a 3D model to showcase your design.
Apply visual styles to control the display of edges, lighting and shading of your 3D model.
Create section planes to display cross-sectional views through solids, surfaces, meshes, or regions.
Apply lighting and materials to give your 3D models a realistic appearance and to help communicate your designs.
Attach point cloud files acquired by 3D laser scanners or other technologies to create 3D representations.
Generate 2D drawings including base, projected, section and detail views from 3D models.
Print Studio provides the tools needed to prepare models for supported 3D printers and materials.
Share and re-use data from PDF and DGN files by importing, exporting, or attaching them as underlays.
Attach drawings and images to your current drawing as externally referenced files.
View, access, manage and plot multiple drawings as sheet sets.
Attach and view Navisworks models as underlays to your AutoCAD drawings.
Import maps, parts and assemblies from applications including CATIA, SOLIDWORKS and others.
Insert geographic location information into a drawing and display a map in the drawing from an on-line map service.
TrustedDWG™ technology lets you know of a possible incompatibility when a file was not last saved by an Autodesk software.
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Migrate your custom settings and files from preceding releases.
Customise the user interface to improve accessibility and reduce the number of steps for frequent tasks.
Specify security restrictions for running executables in AutoCAD to help protect against malicious executable code.
Record commands and input values that can be played back as an action macro.
Pool licences on a server to reduce costs when not all licences are in use at the same time.
Monitor current system variables against a preferred list of values. Notification balloons alert you of deviations.
Define and monitor CAD standards to maintain consistent styles for layers, linetypes, text and dimensions.
Customise your software with Autodesk-approved extensions from the Autodesk App Store.
Get alerts and install software updates without disrupting your workflow. View tutorials about new features.
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