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2D drafting and drawing

2D drafting and drawing software

With the 2D drafting and drawing features in Autodesk's 2D CAD software solutions, drafters can design, edit and share precise technical drawings and layouts.

AutoCAD software for 2D drafting can help you:

  • Draft designs more quickly, without using stencils and technical drawing instruments
  • Develop site plans, refine concepts, sketch technical drawings and share your ideas
  • Customise templates and drawings more precisely
  • Collaborate with colleagues and clients using other compatible Autodesk software products
  • Create, send and receive compatible data files when using genuine DWG™ file formats to collaborate with clients and associates

Autodesk offers specialised versions of AutoCAD software for architecture, MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) and piping design.

All AutoCAD products support the DWG file format, so you can easily review 2D drawings in 3D programmes. Download a free* trial of our 2D drafting software, such as AutoCAD LT and experience it for yourself.

Featured software for 2D drafting

AutoCAD software

AutoCAD for PC or Mac
AutoCAD software helps you precisely convey 2D and 3D CAD designs with TrustedDWG™ technology.
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AutoCAD mechanical engineering design software

AutoCAD Mechanical
AutoCAD Mechanical software is AutoCAD for manufacturing. It helps 2D drafters detail and document digital prototypes created in Inventor.
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AutoCAD LT 2D drafting software

AutoCAD LT for PC or Mac
Edit, re-purpose and share drawings with AutoCAD LT software for 2D drafting and drawing.
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AutoCAD MEP software

AutoCAD MEP (US site)
AutoCAD MEP software is AutoCAD for mechanical, electrical and plumbing professionals, featuring a 2D CAD environment.
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AutoCAD architecture software

AutoCAD Architecture (US site)
With a familiar user interface and 2D workflow, AutoCAD Architecture software is AutoCAD built for architects.
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AutoCAD P&ID piping design software

AutoCAD P&ID (US site)
AutoCAD P&ID software helps 2D drafters create, edit and manage piping and instrumentation diagrams for process plants.
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AutoCAD Electrical software

AutoCAD Electrical (US site)
AutoCAD Electrical software is AutoCAD for controls designers, offering specific, automated drafting tools.
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Move from 2D to 3D drafting software

AutoCAD Inventor LT Suite (US site) delivers AutoCAD LT and Inventor LT software together, providing a cost-effective way to introduce 3D mechanical design into your 2D workflows.

Learn about Autodesk's 3D drafting software.

* Free products are subject to the terms and conditions of the end-user licence and services agreement that accompanies the software.

Free software for students & educators

We offer free Autodesk software for students and educators. Use the same 2D drafting and drawing software as top professionals around the world.

Free software for non-profit organisations

Are you a non-profit organisation or entrepreneur working to create positive impact through design? Learn more about our Technology Impact Programme and see if you qualify for free design and engineering software.