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  • Connected collaboration

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What's new

  • DWG compare

    Easily identify and document graphical differences between 2 versions of a drawing or xref.

  • 2D graphics enhancements

    Enjoy 2X faster zoom, pan and change draw orders and layer properties.

  • Save to web and mobile

    Save drawings from your desktop. View and edit them on the AutoCAD web and mobile apps.

  • PDF import enhancements

    Import geometry, SHX font files, fills, raster images and TrueType text into a drawing from a PDF.

See how people are using AutoCAD


From CAD to pop art

Artist and drafter Benjamin Pratt creates original, hand-painted pop art. He begins his paintings in AutoCAD and then transfers them by hand onto a canvas.

Image courtesy of Sioux City Arts Centre


A passion for guitars

After working by hand for years, Jort Heijen, founder of Red Layer Guitars, now builds high-end, custom-made guitars that he designs in AutoCAD.

Image courtesy of Red Layer Guitars


Digital reconstruction

Architect David Romero creates AutoCAD renderings that bring demolished Frank Lloyd Wright buildings back to life.

Image courtesy of David Romero

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