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Included toolsets

Work faster and more precisely with specialized toolsets

AutoCAD®  includes industry-specific features and libraries for architecture, mechanical design, electrical design, and more.

Complete design tasks in a fraction of the time. Automate common actions such as inserting doors, generating bills of materials, and creating PLC I/O drawings. Access over 750,000 intelligent objects and parts with industry libraries.

Architecture toolset

Adds features for architectural drawing, documentation, and schedules, and for automating drafting tasks.

  • Create floor plans, sections, elevations, and other building design drawings using specialized tools.
  • Additional features include walls, doors, and windows.
  • Use 8,000+ intelligent architectural objects and styles to support AIA 2nd edition, BS1192 DIN 276, ISYBAU Long Format, ISYBAU Short Format, and STLB layer standards.

Top features:

  • Architectural renovation

    Design and produce renovations more quickly.

  • Walls, doors, and windows

    Create documents and drawings using elements with real-world behavior and construction.

  • Design and documentation

    Create with detail components and keynoting tools.

Electrical toolset

Adds electrical design features to help you create, modify, and document electrical controls systems.

  • Create panel layouts, schematic diagrams, and other electrical drawings using specialized tools.
  • Use consistent project standards with drawings organized in a project-based structure.
  • Includes a library of 65,000+ intelligent electrical symbols to support AS, GB, IEC, IEC-60617, JIC, JIS, NFPA, and IEEE standards.

Top features:

  • Automatic report generation

    Generate and update customized reports.

  • Wire numbering, component tagging

    Reduce errors with automatic numbers for wires and tags for components.

  • Coil and contact cross-referencing

    Keep track of parent/child contacts in real time.

Map 3D toolset

Incorporate GIS topology with AutoCAD so you can use and maintain CAD and GIS data for planning, design, and data management.

  • Create, maintain, and communicate mapping and GIS information within the AutoCAD drawing environment.
  • Use task-based tools to manage GIS data and aggregate it with design data.
  • Access spatial data stored in files, databases, and web services.
  • Use standard data schema, automated business workflows, and report templates for Electric North America, Electric Europe, Water, Wastewater, and Gas industries.

Top features:

  • Access spatial data using FDO technology

    Work with data from a variety of CAD and GIS data formats and coordinate systems.

  • Edit geospatial data directly

    Edit data against GIS data sources, such as ESRI SHP and others, using standard AutoCAD commands.

  • Use enterprise industry models

    Use standard application modules to efficiently manage a wide variety of infrastructure systems.

Mechanical toolset

Adds a library of standards-based parts and tools to help you create, modify, and document mechanical designs for manufacturing.

  • Automate mechanical engineering tasks, such as generating machine components, dimensioning, and creating bills of material.
  • Create parts, assemblies, and other drawings for product design using specialized tools.
  • Use 700,000+ intelligent manufacturing parts, features, and symbols to support ISO, ANSI, DIN, JIS, BSI, CSN, and GB standards.

Top features:

  • Layer management

    Isolate and restore layer groups and specify linetypes and lineweights.

  • Hidden lines

    Update geometry automatically when changes occur. Minimize manual redraws.

  • 700,000+ standard parts and features

    Produce accurate drawings with standard components.

MEP toolset

Adds features to help you draft, design, and document MEP building systems in an AutoCAD environment.

  • Create accurate construction documentation of MEP systems design.
  • Use task-based tools to create MEP drawings for building systems.
  • Use 10,500+ intelligent MEP objects to support AIA 2nd edition, BS1192 Descriptive, and BS1192 – AUG Version 2 standards, and DIN 276, ISYBAU Long Format, ISYBAU Short Format, and STLB layer standards.

Top features:

  • MEP workspaces

    Workspace environments include individual palettes and domain-specific ribbons to optimize your workflow tasks.

  • Documentation

    Improve your documentation's appearance and boost drafting productivity.

  • AutoCAD block conversion

    Batch-convert single or multiple blocks and symbols. (video: 1:55 min.)

Plant 3D toolset

Adds features to help you produce P&IDs, and then integrate them into a 3D plant design model.

  • Generate and share isometrics, orthographics, and materials reports.
  • Create schematic diagrams, plant layouts, and other drawings for plant design using specialized tools.
  • Includes a library of 400+ intelligent plant objects such as equipment templates, support templates, and structural members to support 40 standards, including ANSI and DIN.

Top features:

  • Quick P&ID drafting

    In-context AutoCAD commands help make P&ID drafting easier. (video: 58 sec.)

  • Rapid plant modeling in 3D

    Quickly create 3D plant models using parametric equipment modeling, structural steel libraries, and project-specific piping specifications using industry standard piping catalogs. (video: 1:26 min.)

  • Create and edit piping orthographic drawings

    Extract piping orthographic drawings directly from the 3D model and update them as the 3D model is being updated.

Raster Design toolset

Adds raster-to-vector tools to help you convert raster images into DWG™ objects. Edit scanned drawings in a familiar AutoCAD environment.

  • Despeckle, bias, mirror, and touch up your images.
  • Use standard AutoCAD commands on raster regions and primitives. Easily erase raster images, lines, arcs, and circles.
  • Create lines and polylines from raster images, and convert raster files into vector drawings.
  • Show and analyze geo images in Civil 3D civil engineering software and the Map 3D toolset.

Top features:

  • Image editing and cleanup

    Despeckle, bias, mirror, and touch up your images.

  • Raster Entity Manipulation (REM)

    Use standard AutoCAD commands on raster regions and primitives. Easily erase raster images, lines, arcs, and circles.

  • Vectorization tools

    Create lines and polylines from raster images, and convert raster files into vector drawings.

AutoCAD mobile app

Take the power of AutoCAD wherever you go.

  • View, create, edit, and share AutoCAD drawings on mobile devices—anytime, anywhere.
  • Work on the latest drawings right at the jobsite.
  • Access updates in real time.

Top features:

  • Save to web and mobile

    Save drawings from your desktop to view and edit on the AutoCAD web and mobile apps, Xrefs included. (video: 2:13 min.)

  • Cloud storage connectivity

    Access any DWG file in AutoCAD with Autodesk's cloud, as well as with leading cloud storage providers.

  • Work offline

    Design and draw without an Internet connection and sync later.

AutoCAD web app

Access AutoCAD from any computer.

  • View, create, and edit AutoCAD drawings.
  • Work on the latest drawings from anywhere.
  • Access updates in real time.

Top features:

  • Edit and create drawings online

    Edit geometry and select, move, rotate, and scale objects within drawings through your choice of the ribbon or command line. (video: 2:05 min.)

  • Command line

    Easily access the command line, which is docked in the bottom left of the drawing area and displays prompts, options, and messages.

  • Intuitive user interface

    Access easy-to-use drafting tools and manage views, properties, and layers. Reduce eye strain with sharp icons and a modern blue interface.

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