Capture and showcase CAD models
AutoCAD® Design Suite increases the power of AutoCAD. The suite includes raster-to-vector conversion and visualization software, as well as tools to capture and showcase 3D CAD models.
Attach and view Navisworks and BIM 360 Glue models directly inside AutoCAD software. Reference the models as you design to avoid potential conflicts. Take advantage of Navisworks' vast file format support to bring models into AutoCAD from other applications.
Reality computing (enhanced)
Orient your work more precisely with the point cloud. Maneuver between horizontal and vertical planes more quickly with Dynamic UCS. Snap to edges, intersections, corners, and centerlines to quickly create geometry using point cloud object snaps.
Capture scanned design information
Use AutoCAD Raster Design raster-to-vector conversion software to capture design information from scanned drawings and raster images.
Customize your software with Exchange Apps, which are Autodesk-approved extensions. The Exchange Apps marketplace includes general productivity tools, drawing content, and applications for specific disciplines. All apps have been extensively tested and are easy to download and install.
AutoCAD Design Suite presents an economical way for you to extend your AutoCAD workflow. With the purchase of a license to a single package, you can maximize results and achieve greater consistency with expanded toolsets, interoperable software, and enhanced collaboration through the cloud.
Use the design feed on an intranet, 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 have a choice. You can keep the comments intact, or strip them using built-in tools in the eTransmit and File Save workflows.
Stunning Visual Experience
See the details in your designs more clearly with visual enhancements such as Line Fading. Readability is now enhanced with true curves instead of line segments. Minimize the need to undo an operation by using Command Preview, which lets you see the results of a command before you commit to it. Move and copy large selection sets more easily.
Automatically create appropriate measurements based on your drawing context. Pass the cursor over selected objects to get a preview of the dimension—before you create it.
Produce documents more quickly with smarter, smaller, more powerful files. All text is searchable, and you can attach PDF files to your drawings for better performance.
Prevent unwanted changes to your system settings. This feature alerts you to changes to your preferences that could affect your drafting work.
Access online maps (formerly live maps) directly inside the canvas. Capture online maps as static images and print them with your design overlaid, or create PDFs that include the geolocation map.
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.
Advanced surfacing capabilities
Create exceptional surfaces with Alias Design industrial design software. Alias software provides a range of sketching, modeling, surfacing, and visualization tools. Create designs with tools tailored for industrial design, automotive design, and technical surfacing. Get the advanced features you need, from initial concept sketch to development of production-ready Class-A surfaces.
Cinematic-quality presentation tools
Create stunning 3D renderings with 3ds Max 3D modeling software. 3ds Max software provides a comprehensive solution for architects, designers, civil engineers, and visualization specialists. Validate and sell designs before they're built, and get rapid iteration of designs, accurate daylight analysis, and high-impact visuals and animations.
3D visualization software
Transform AutoCAD models into 3D rendered presentations with Showcase 3D visualization software, and share them online or on mobile devices. Showcase provides presentation and design exploration tools for architects, designers, engineers, and marketing professionals. Quickly transform 3D CAD models into interactive walkthroughs and presentations so you can evaluate aesthetic and design alternatives in real time with peers, constituents, and customers.