Video: Learn about the new drawing history feature included in AutoCAD 2021
Compare past and present versions of a drawing and see the evolution of your work. (video: 2:16 min.)
Video: Go over the changes made to the drawing file that’s attached as an Xref
See the changes made to your current drawing from changed external references (Xrefs). (video: 2:05 min.)
Video: Learn how the blocks palette was enhanced in AutoCAD 2021
View and access your blocks content from AutoCAD on desktop or within the AutoCAD web app. (video: 1:49 min.)
Experience faster panning, zooming, save and install with AutoCAD 2021
Experience faster save and install times. Leverage multicore processors for smoother orbit, pan, and zoom operations.
Drawings in AutoCAD displayed on desktop and mobile devices
AutoCAD on any device
View, edit, and create drawings in AutoCAD on virtually any device–desktop, web, or mobile.
Desktop view of a drawing overlaid with a dialog box listing DWGs stored in the cloud with AutoCAD
Cloud storage connectivity
Access any DWG™ file in AutoCAD with Autodesk’s cloud, as well as with leading cloud storage providers.
Video: Learn how to display dimensions, distances, and angles by moving your mouse
Display all nearby measurements in a drawing simply by hovering your mouse. (video: 37 sec.)
Video: Identify differences between 2 versions of a drawing or Xref
Enhanced DWG compare
Compare two versions of a drawing without leaving your current window. (video 1:05 min.)
Video: Learn how easy it is to clean up drawings
Remove multiple unneeded objects at once with easy selection and object preview. (video: 1:11 min.)
AutoCAD anytime, anywhere
Create, edit, and view CAD drawings through the browser using the AutoCAD web app or through the AutoCAD mobile app. (video: 59 sec.)
Video: View and edit drawings on the web and mobile apps
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.)
Video: Create a link to a drawing to share with colleagues for feedback
Publish design views of your drawing in a web browser for viewing and commenting. (video: 1:07 min.)
2D drafting, drawing, and annotation
Create single or multiline text (mtext) as a single text object. Format the text, columns, and boundaries.
Create dimensions automatically. Pass the cursor over selected objects to get a preview before you create it.
Create leaders with a variety of content, including text or blocks. Easily format leader lines and define styles.
Centerlines and center marks
Create and edit centerlines and center marks that automatically move when you move the associated objects.
Create tables with data and symbols in rows and columns, apply formulas, and link to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
Draw revision clouds around new changes in a drawing to quickly identify your updates.
Save views by name to easily return to a specific view for quick reference or for applying to layout viewports.
Specify the size of your drawing sheet, add a title block, and display multiple views of your model.
Use fields in text objects to display text that can be updated automatically as the field value changes.
Enable simultaneous updates by creating a live link between a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and a table in your drawing
Extract information from objects, blocks, and attributes, including drawing information.
Add flexibility and intelligence to your block references, including changing the shape, size, or configuration.
Create and modify objects in circular or rectangular patterns, or along a path.
Apply geometric and dimensional constraints to maintain relationships between drawing geometry.
Extend the power of AutoCAD with a collection of productivity tools.
3D modeling and visualization
Solid, surface, and mesh modeling
Create realistic 3D models of your design using a combination of solid, surface, and mesh modeling tools.
3D navigation (orbit, ViewCube, wheel)
Use 3D viewing and navigation tools to orbit, swivel, walk, and fly around a 3D model to showcase your design.
Apply visual styles to control the display of edges, lighting, and shading of your 3D model.
Create section planes to display cross-sectional views through solids, surfaces, meshes, or regions.
Apply lighting and materials to give your 3D models a realistic appearance and to help communicate your designs.
Render 3D models online without consuming processing power or disk space on your local computer.
Attach point cloud files acquired by 3D laser scanners or other technologies to use as a starting point for your designs.
Generate 2D drawings including base, projected, section, and detail views from 3D models.
Share and reuse data from PDF files by importing, exporting, or attaching them as underlays.
Share and reuse data from DGN files by importing, exporting, or attaching them as underlays.
DWG and image references
Attach DWG or image files to your current drawing as externally referenced files.
View, access, manage, and plot multiple drawings as sheet sets.
Model references and import
Attach Navisworks models as underlays to your drawings, and import models from other applications.
Geographic location and online maps
Insert geographic location information into a drawing, and display a map in the drawing from an online map service.