Autodesk AutoCAD

What is Autodesk AutoCAD?

AutoCAD is a powerful and versatile computer-aided design (CAD) software that empowers users to bring their design ideas to life. Whether you are an architect, engineer, designer, or student, AutoCAD provides the tools and features you need to create precise 2D and 3D designs with efficiency and accuracy.

  • Design and annotate 2D geometry and 3D models with solids, surfaces and mesh objects
  • Automate tasks such as comparing drawings, counting objects, adding blocks, creating schedules and more
  • Create a customised workspace to maximise productivity with add-on apps and APIs

Available for use on Windows and Mac

Top Features & Improvements of AutoCAD 2023!

AutoCAD® has a flexible subscription model, with new features available with each release and product update.

Top Features 

Activity Insights
Stay informed of relevant file changes and access throughout your project lifecycle with details of multi-user activities in a DWG file, conveniently requiring almost no setup for files on LAN, local, and cloud servers.

Smart Blocks: Replacement
Smart blocks replacement helps you quickly find the blocks you need by replacing one or more blocks via machine learning based suggestions, recently used blocks, and manual substitute block selection.

Smart Blocks: Placement
Smart blocks placement lets you automatically place blocks in your drawing based on where you’ve inserted the same ones thus far in your DWG file, reducing the number of clicks and saving you time in the process.

Markup Assist Updates
Make cross-platform markup workflows faster through expanded machine learning capabilities & essential experience improvements. Share and annotate drawings safely and securely across desktop, web, or mobile devices.

Available for use on Windows and Mac

Access the comparison brochure for the full list of Top Features & Improvements

Power your productivity with seven included toolsets

AutoCAD includes seven specialised toolsets with industry-specific workflows, libraries, automation for architecture, mechanical design, 3D mapping, and more. Studies show an average productivity gain of up to 63% for AutoCAD tasks completed with the help of a specialised toolset when compared to basic AutoCAD.

  • Automate floorplans, sections, and elevations.
  • Access libraries of 750,000+ symbols and parts.
  • Draw piping, plumbing and ducting quickly with mechanical tools.
  • Design ductwork, electrical conduit and circuiting for HVAC, plumbing and electrical with MEP.
  • Auto-generate annotations, layers, schedules, lists, and tables.
  • Create rules-driven workflows to accurately enforce industry standards.
Find out how you can do the same job in a fraction of the time! Take advantage of the specialised toolsets included when you subscribe to AutoCAD.

Available for use on Windows and Mac 

Access the Specialised Toolset Productivity Guides here!

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