Why use AutoCAD?
Accelerate your designs in 2D or 3D
Complete your projects faster with AutoCAD’s automations and customizations.
Collaborate across teams and devices
Share and annotate drawings safely and securely across desktop, web, or mobile devices.
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
Work anywhere with AutoCAD on the web and on mobile
Customize your workspace and extend AutoCAD
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.
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.
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