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Power your teams’ creativity with the automation, collaboration, and machine-learning features of AutoCAD® software. Architects, engineers, and construction professionals use AutoCAD to:

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

Trusted by millions. Built to accelerate your creativity. Autodesk® AutoCAD® unlocks insights and automations that optimize your 2D and 3D design workflows. Share ideas and collaborate with your peers on DWG™ files that maintain a consistent record throughout a project lifecycle. Convert markups with machine learning, take advantage of Smart Blocks to place and replace elements, and take advantage of enhanced features built on decades of innovation—each designed to pave the way for creativity and save you time.

Use specialized toolsets for discipline-specific parts, features, and functionality—including architecture, mechanical, electrical design, and more. And why stop there? AutoCAD allows for a high level of customization to tailor the way you work through thousands of third-party apps and connections to the Autodesk ecosystem of industry-leading design software and technology partners—including major cloud storage providers.

Subscribe with Modena Technologies to leverage the latest features, and performance enhancements whether you are on a PC, Mac, mobile device, or on the web.  And start designing for the challenges of today, and tomorrow, with the power of AutoCAD.

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Why use AutoCAD?

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Accelerate your designs in 2D or 3D

Complete your projects faster with AutoCAD’s automations and customizations.

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Collaborate across teams and devices

Share and annotate drawings safely and securely across desktop, web, or mobile devices.

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Ensure fidelity and compatibility

Only Autodesk has TrustedDWG® technology to ensure fidelity and compatibility for your DWGs.

Power your productivity with seven included toolsets

Across seven studies, customers increased productivity by 63% on average for tasks completed using a specialized toolset in AutoCAD.

What you can do with Autodesk AutoCAD

Unlock more efficient workflows

The newest update in Autodesk AutoCAD increases collaboration and provides insights and automation designed to accelerate your work.

Work anywhere with AutoCAD on the web and on mobile

Enjoy a connected design experience with Autodesk AutoCAD across devices. Create, view, edit, and annotate drawings with AutoCAD on mobile or on any computer using AutoCAD on the web.

Customize your workspace and extend AutoCAD

Complete your work more quickly. Gain access to thousands of parts and additional features with industry-specific toolsets, APIs to automate common processes, and 1,000+ third-party apps.

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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

AutoCAD is computer-aided design (CAD) software that is used for precise 2D and 3D drafting, design, and modeling with solids, surfaces, mesh objects, documentation features, and more. It includes features to automate tasks and increase productivity such as comparing drawings, counting, adding objects, and creating tables. It also comes with seven industry-specific toolsets for electrical design, plant design, architecture layout drawings, mechanical design, 3D mapping, adding scanned images, and converting raster images. AutoCAD enables users to create, edit, and annotate drawings via desktop, web, and mobile devices.

Autodesk AutoCAD is used by students, architects, designers, engineers, project managers, real estate developers, and construction professionals to create precise 2D and 3D drawings.

AutoCAD LT is powerful 2D CAD software used for precision drafting and documentation. AutoCAD includes all the features of AutoCAD LT, plus additional features to benefit productivity such as 3D modeling and automation of repetitive processes. AutoCAD also lets you customize the user interface with APIs and add-on apps. With AutoCAD, users are able work more efficiently with seven industry-specific toolsets to enhance automation and productivity for tasks in architecture, mechanical design, electrical design, plant design, plumbing, converting raster images, geographic information systems, and 3D mapping.

Autodesk AutoCAD can run on Microsoft® Windows®, Apple® macOS®, and Linux®. See AutoCAD system requirements for details.

Every Autodesk AutoCAD subscription includes AutoCAD on the web and mobile. AutoCAD on mobile can run on iOS, Android, and Windows. See AutoCAD on mobile system requirements for version details. Autodesk AutoCAD on the web is supported by 64-bit Google Chrome, 64-bit Mozilla Firefox, and 64-bit Microsoft Edge on Windows or Mac. See AutoCAD on web system requirements for version details.

Autodesk provides download and install instructions for individuals and administrators. Your available downloads appear in Autodesk Account. Find your product, select a version, platform, language, and download method. For more information, visit the Autodesk Knowledge Network.

Your AutoCAD subscription gives you access to install and use the three previous versions of AutoCAD. Available downloads are listed in your Autodesk Account after subscribing. See also previous releases available for subscribers.

With a subscription to Autodesk AutoCAD software, you can install it on up to three computers or other devices. However, only the named user can sign in and use that software on a single computer at any given time. Please refer to the Software License Agreement for more information.

After purchasing AutoCAD from us, launch your trial software and enter the same email address and password combination you used to sign in to your trial.

Please contact us for the most up to date pricing.

AutoCAD can run on Apple® macOS® and Microsoft® Windows®. AutoCAD for macOS runs natively on Apple silicon. It supports the M-series chips including M1 and M2. See AutoCAD system requirements for more details.

Why Choose Modena

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Autodesk Platinum Partner

Modena is the only Autodesk Platinum Partner in Africa. Our Platinum Partner status indicates a significant investment in consulting and development services as well as having demonstrated an ability to deliver the highest level of solution expertise, service, support, and customer satisfaction.​

AEC & PDM Specialised

We have dedicated, highly-skilled teams specialising in Architectural, Engineering & Construction, as well as Product Design, Manufacturing & Mining. As interoperability between programs increases, so does your need for a partner that is able to seamlessly move between both industries.​

Authorised Training Centre

Our ATC accreditation is your catalyst to career advancement. Use our training center and staff of approved instructors to master products and earn professional certification and badging. Our Autodesk Certified Instructors are recognized by the worldwide Autodesk Learning Partner community.​

Proven Track Record

Winner of numerous achievement awards, Modena is proud to be Autodesk’s largest partner in Africa, with more than 70 skilled personnel. Modena has the expertise and experience to analyse needs, then recommend, implement and support the world’s best design technology solutions.

Experienced Staff

All our technical staff are Certified Professionals & Instructors, with vast experience in their respective fields. With over 70 staff members throughout our group of companies, Modena has combined knowledge that is virtually unmatched in our field, that our clients benefit from on a daily basis.​

Socially Responsible

We promote an ethical balance between the dual mandates of striving for profitability and benefiting society as a whole. We keep cognisance of our responsibility to our employees and their families as we go about our business dealings.

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