AutoCAD - Design every detail
Create stunning 2D and 3D designs with AutoCAD® 2015 software. Available within all Autodesk Design Suites, AutoCAD helps speed detailing and documentation work that you can confidently share using TrustedDWG technology. An updated modern interface improves the design process, and productivity enhancements speed your workflow. Quickly open new and existing drawings with New Tab, visually access drawing content with Ribbon Galleries, and easily find tool locations with new Help Window functionality.
• Connects your workflow across integrated desktop, cloud, and mobile solutions
• Jumpstarts your design workflow
• Delivers a richer visual experience
• Brings the real world into the AutoCAD canvas
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Refined interface NEW
The new interface has an updated look and feel that helps improve the design process.
The darker interface is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it also reduces eyestrain by making fine lines, buttons and text easier to see.
Visually access drawing content directly from the ribbon, saving time and clicks.
The Ribbon gallery offers an intuitive, visual and fast workflow. For example, suppose you want to add a block to your design. Using the Ribbon gallery, hover over the ribbon for a block insertion. The Block gallery will display thumbnails of all the blocks. You can insert your selection straightaway, without having to use a dialogue box.
New Tab page
Quickly open new and existing drawings and access a large selection of design elements.
New Tab helps you to get started on your design immediately. Use the New Tab page to open templates, updates from design feed, or design data residing on the A360 cloud application.
Preview the outcomes of frequently used commands before you commit to them.
Command preview helps you to reduce the number of Undo commands you make by letting you evaluate the potential changes of commands such as Offset, Fillet and Trim.
The Help window now displays tool locations within the interface.
Find tools more easily with relevant Help content. An animated arrow points to the tool in the ribbon, saving you time and keeping you productive.
Professional documentation tools
Capture the precise details of your design with AutoCAD documentation tools.
Import models from a wide variety of other formats and automatically generate intelligent CAD documentation.
Intelligent command line
The command line interface includes AutoCorrect, Adaptive Suggestions and Synonym Suggestions. AutoComplete supports mid-string search.
AutoCorrect spellchecks your input and offers suggestions from a synonym list, so you never have to see the Command Not Found message.
Section and Detail views
Easily access tools for creating Section and Detail views. Choose from common section methods including full, half, offset and aligned.
Associative array functionality
Establish and maintain a set of relationships between arrayed objects, such as windows on a building or trusses on a bridge.
After you select the objects you want to array, you can dynamically preview the array while you modify its properties.
On-line maps (enhanced)
Access on-line maps—formerly live maps—directly inside the canvas. Now you can also capture them as static images and print them.
The maps that were integral to your design can now be part of your final drawing. Now you can plot to paper or create PDFs that include the geolocation map.
Reality computing (enhanced)
Enhanced point cloud functionality now includes geolocation and the ability to display colours by level.
Reality computing lets you work with point cloud data directly in AutoCAD. The point cloud now behaves like any other design element inside AutoCAD, with the same flexibility and control.
Surface Curve Extraction tool
Extract isoline curves through a specified point on a surface or face of a solid to determine the contour lines of any shape.
A preview of the resulting spline is displayed before you pick the point. An option within the Extract tool lets you specify the direction of the isolines, either in the U or V direction.
Context-sensitive PressPull tool
Extrude and offset curves, creating surfaces and solids. Use the Multiple option to select multiple objects within a single PressPull operation.
You're no longer limited to clicking inside a bounded area. You can select 2D and 3D curves for a quick and easy PressPull operation.
3D free-form design tools
Generate design ideas in almost any form imaginable with AutoCAD design features. Push/pull faces, edges and vertexes to model complex shapes, add smooth surfaces and more.
Solid, mesh and surface modelling give you the utmost flexibility and control when designing in 3D. The new navigation bar includes frequently used navigation tools such as steering wheels, view cube and show motion, as well as pan, zoom and orbit.
Analyse the continuity, curvature and draft of 3D solids and surfaces.
The zebra analysis projects stripes onto a 3D model to analyse surface continuity. The stripes display continuously only across straight surfaces.
In-canvas viewport controls
New viewport controls enable you to change viewport settings, views and visual styles directly on the viewport canvas.
3D associative array
Define arrayed objects when designing in 3D. Rectangular, polar and path associative arrays enable you to arrange selected objects in 3D space.
Each of the three types of associative array (rectangular, polar and path) include the ability to array selected objects in 3D space.
Editable UCS icon
Select the UCS icon and use the multifunctional grips to change the UCS. You can move the origin and rotate it around the X, Y, or Z axis.
Because the UCS icon lets you directly manipulate the UCS, you can align the icon with objects more easily—without having to access the UCS command.
Design feed (enhanced)
Enhancements include the ability to use design feed on an intranet, as well as on an Internet or cloud connection.
The design and the conversation happen in the same place, but when it's time to send your final drawing, you can choose whether the conversation should go along with it. Built-in tools in both eTransmit and File Save workflows can strip the comments, if you like.
Connected design solutions
Integrate your AutoCAD workflow across connected desktop, cloud and mobile solutions.
You can open and edit your AutoCAD designs in AutoCAD LT drafting software. You can also view, create, edit and share AutoCAD drawings on a mobile device or web browser via the AutoCAD 360 mobile and web app (US site). AutoCAD 360 supports iOS and Android devices and works with any Internet-connected computer.
Confidently share CAD files with TrustedDWG technology, which helps ensure the fidelity of your AutoCAD drawings.
All AutoCAD products use TrustedDWG to store and share design and documentation files. TrustedDWG helps ensure that all the elements in your drawings and the relationship between those elements, are maintained.
Cloud Services A360 connectivity
Use Autodesk cloud-based services (US site) to synchronise your files and custom settings. Sync drawings with your on-line account directly from within AutoCAD.
Inventor file import
Save time by importing models from Inventor 3D CAD software directly into the AutoCAD model space environment.
Social media sharing
Share media using built-in connections for Facebook and Twitter.
Share and reuse designs easily with PDF support within AutoCAD software.
AutoCAD 360 app
The AutoCAD 360 web and mobile app (US site) for AutoCAD software keeps you connected to your designs over the web or from your mobile device.
AutoCAD includes hundreds of visually rich, predefined surface materials that you can select and edit using the Materials Browser and Editor.
Customise AutoCAD software with an integrated connection to Exchange Apps (US site), a broad range of Autodesk-approved extensions.
Find the tools and customisations you need in the Exchange Apps marketplace. Explore general productivity tools, drawing content and applications for specific disciplines. Every app in the store is extensively tested and the download and installation process is simple.
Windows 8 support
AutoCAD 2015 supports Windows 8, as well as Windows 7.
AutoCAD 2015 supports both Windows 7 and Windows 8, so you can ensure compatability no matter which of these operating systems you're running.
Customisation and support file sync
Easily share your AutoCAD customisation preferences and support files and access them as you move from one machine to the next.
You can control the type of information you want to sync, including option settings, customisation files, printer support files, custom hatch patterns, tool palettes and drawing template files. You can also sync custom fonts, shapes and linetypes. They'll become available the next time you start AutoCAD.
Programming UI for specialised applications
Use our flexible development platform to customise your CAD software.
Customisable and expandable ribbon UI
Customise and expand the user interface to suit your needs and meet your company's standards.
Autodesk Developer Network (US site) training and support helps you to integrate your AutoCAD plug-in or the latest release of AutoCAD software into your workflow.
Retina display support
Experience stunning, high-resolution graphics on your Retina display.
Access and synchronise CAD for Mac files on your desktop with files in the cloud.
Use AutoCAD for Mac to collect files into a compressed folder for storage and distribution.
Work faster and more intuitively with a new on-line help home page, a re-worked welcome screen and a Print dialogue preview button.
Specialised Mac features
Discover exclusive Mac features like multi-touch gestures, coverflow navigation and an elegant Mac interface.