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.
Coordination Model 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.
Exchange Apps 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.
Automated workflows 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.
Design feed 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.
Smart Dimensioning 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.
Enhanced PDFs 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.
Sysvar monitor Prevent unwanted changes to your system settings. This feature alerts you to changes to your preferences that could affect your drafting work.
Online maps 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.