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AutoCAD® 2020 software includes industry-specific toolsets; improved workflows across desktop, web and mobile; and new features such as the Blocks palette.
View, edit and create drawings in AutoCAD on virtually any device – desktop, web, or mobile
Access any DWG file in AutoCAD with Autodesk's cloud, as well as with leading cloud storage providers.
Insert blocks efficiently from a most recently used list with visual galleries. (video: 1.07 min.)
Display all nearby measurements in a drawing simply by hovering your mouse. (video: 37 sec.)
Reduce eye strain with contrast improvements, sharper icons and a modern blue interface.
Compare two versions of a drawing without leaving your current window. (video 1.05 min.)
Remove multiple unneeded objects at once with easy selection and object preview. (video 1.11 min.)
Experience improvements in speed with faster save time and 50% faster installation time for solid state hard drives.
Create, edit and view CAD drawings from any device through the browser. (video: 1.10 min.)
Create, edit and view CAD drawings on your mobile device. (video: 39 sec.)
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Save drawings from your desktop to view and edit on the AutoCAD web and mobile apps, Xrefs included. (video: 2.13 min.)
Publish design views of your drawing in a web browser for viewing and commenting. (video: 1.07 min.)
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.
Save views by name to easily return to a specific view for quick reference or for applying to layout viewports.
Specify the size of your drawing sheet, add a title block and display multiple views of your model.
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.
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.
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.
Render 3D models online without consuming processing power or disk space on your local computer.
Attach point cloud files acquired by 3D laser scanners or other technologies to use as a starting point for your designs.
Generate 2D drawings, including base, projected, section and detail views from 3D models.
Share and re-use data from PDF files by importing, exporting, or attaching them as underlays.
Share and re-use data from DGN files by importing, exporting, or attaching them as underlays.
Attach DWG files to your current drawing as externally referenced files.
Attach image files to your current drawing as externally referenced files.
View, access, manage and plot multiple drawings as sheet sets.
Attach Navisworks models as underlays to your drawings, and import models from other applications.
Insert geographic location information into a drawing and display a map in the drawing from an online map service.
TrustedDWG™ technology alerts you to a possible incompatibility when a file was not last saved by Autodesk software.
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.
Get alerts and install software updates without disrupting your workflow. View tutorials about new features.
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