Design with confidence using AutoCAD 2016
Create more precise, detailed drawings in even less time with the world’s most trusted design software
Create stunning designs
Design and visualize virtually any concept with 3D free‑form tools:
- Bring your ideas to life with presentation-ready graphics and 3D printing capabilities
- Situate your designs in real-world settings with Coordination Model and Reality Computing
Speed documentation by automating common tasks and streamlining workflows:
- Create construction-ready documentation automatically from AutoCAD? 3D models
- Work faster with more intelligent tools, including Smart Dimensioning and Enhanced PDFs
Customize your software
Configure AutoCAD software in ways you never thought possible:
- Customize AutoCAD to help meet your unique needs with Autodesk Exchange Apps
- Receive notification of unwanted changes to your system variables with Sysvar Monitor
Connect more quickly
Engage with colleagues using connected design technologies:
- Help ensure file format compatibility and reliability using TrustedDWG technology
- Share hyperlinks from AutoCAD to PDF viewers with Enhanced PDFs
- Connect your workflow across integrated desktop, cloud, and mobile solutions
AutoCAD Desktop Subscription
AutoCAD rental plans provide access to the latest updates and releases on a termed basis to help you spend less up front and meet project needs:
- Stay current with the most recent releases and automatically receive updates
- Receive setup support from Autodesk to get you up and running quickly
- Access Autodesk? A360 project collaboration software and gain 25 GB of cloud storage
- Enjoy flexible licensing rights and scale up or down depending on your workload
Take your drawings everywhere with AutoCAD 360 mobile
What is AutoCAD 360?
Take your AutoCAD drawings everywhere with this free, easy-to-use mobile viewing and markup application.
AutoCAD 360 offers:
- The ability to view, edit, and share AutoCAD drawings
- Simplified on-site redlining, as-built documentation, and design review and approval
- Integrated sharing tools that let AutoCAD 360 users collaborate on drawings in real time
- Anytime, anywhere access to drawings with built-in cloud storage
New and enhanced features
Stunning Visual Experience
Visual enhancements help you see your drawings more clearly. Readability is improved with true curves instead of line segments.
Automatically create appropriate measurements. Pass the cursor over selected objects to get a preview of the dimension.
PDFs are smaller, smarter, and more searchable. There is better performance when attaching PDF files to your drawings.
Design within the context of existing BIM models. Attach and view Navisworks and BIM 360 Glue models directly inside AutoCAD.
Prevent unwanted changes to your system settings. Get alerted to changes to your preferences that could affect your design work.
Edit text like you would with a word processor for styles such as auto bullets and super-/subscript.
Orient your work more precisely with point clouds.
Protect your designs with TrustedDWG technology
You’ve invested thousands, if not tens of thousands, of dollars in developing your designs. Help retain the integrity of your design data throughout the review process with TrustedDWG technology. Built into AutoCAD, TrustedDWG is the original, most efficient, and most accurate way to store and share design data. TrustedDWG files are created using a complete technology that maintains each element in a drawing, and the relationship between elements, with data fidelity. With over 30 years of technology wrapped up in every TrustedDWG file, it helps you preserve and protect your invaluable designs.