Autodesk AutoCAD design and documentation software, of the world’s leading 2D and 3D CAD tools. It will allow you to design and shape the world around you using its powerful and flexible features. Speed documentation, share ideas seamlessly, and explore ideas more intuitively in 3D. With thousands of available add-ons, AutoCAD software provides the ultimate in flexibility, customized for your specific needs. It’s time to take design further.
AutoCAD Portable enables you to create and explore ideas like never before. It is all you need to create, visualize, document, and share your ideas. From conceptual design through drafting and detailing.
Import a wide variety of other formats including SolidWorks, Pro/ENGINEER, CATIA, Rhino, and NX. Drawing views, edge display, and location are instantly updated when an engineering change is made.
AutoCAD Portable is full of new features built for the way you work and automation to boost your productivity in the process. A subscription to AutoCAD including specialized toolsets gives you access to seven industry-specific toolsets, such as Architecture and Electrical, which can automate tasks and save you hours, even days, of valuable time. Check out our productivity studies to learn more.
With state-of-the-art AutoCAD web and mobile apps included with an AutoCAD subscription, users can access AutoCAD on virtually any device to design and draft with the most up-to-date files, in the field and on the go.
There is so much to experience with AutoCAD Portable. The new Drawing History feature can be a game changer for your workflow, giving you insights on the evolution of your drawings. Now, you can use the popular DWG Compare feature for external references (Xrefs) attached to your drawing. Graphics performance is further enhanced. And you can stay connected to your block content anytime, anywhere.
There is a brand-new integration with Google Drive. Anyone can now open DWG files stored in Google Drive directly in the AutoCAD web app using their Autodesk ID. AutoCAD subscribers are also able to edit and save those files back to their Google Drive, enabling customers to work from anywhere. Of course, you can also view, edit, and save DWG files and Xrefs with the AutoCAD web and mobile apps using Autodesk’s cloud.
“Our subscribers will really appreciate what our development teams have been working on to modernize AutoCAD based on their feedback,” says Marcus O’Brien, Director of AutoCAD product management. “This new release delivers enhancements and features that will make a difference in efficiency and productivity right away.”
Now let’s take a closer look at what’s new in AutoCAD
This release includes the new cross platform 3D graphics system, leveraging all the power of modern GPUs and multi-core CPUs to offer a smooth navigation experience for much larger drawings.
This graphics system is available for Shaded and Shaded with Edges visual styles and is on by default.
This release of AutoCAD includes a new graphic engine, which provides a better display effect on some high-end GPUs.
The new graphics engine provides:
- Improved zoom and pan performance for drawings with many TrueType texts, long polylines, or solid hatches in 2D Wireframe Visual Style
- GPU memory usage has been optimized when opening multiple drawings in DirectX 12 mode
- Removed support for DirectX 9
Changes to the drawing and layout tabs make it easier to tell which drawing and layout is active. Changes also make it easier to see which drawing is active on the drawing tab overflow menu.
Improvements include the following:
- Modern look for drawing and layout tabs.
- The active tab is highlighted.
- The active drawing is checked on the drawing overflow menu.
The new CUTBASE command copies selected objects to the Clipboard, along with a specified base point, and removes them from the drawing.
Markup Import and Markup Assist use machine learning to identify markups and provide a way to view and insert drawing revisions with less manual effort.
Markups can be imported as a PDF, PNG, or JPG and are overlaid on top of your drawing in the Trace workspace. Markups in the imported file are automatically identified as mtext, mleaders, and revision clouds. Markup Assist lets you insert those identified markups into the drawing as geometry.
Macro insights are suggested command macros intended to help you be more productive.
A command macro contains a sequence of commands and system variables that help to automate tasks you perform frequently when working in AutoCAD. AutoCAD generates macro insights based on your unique command usage. Use the Command Macros palette to view, try, and save suggested command macros. Command macros can be added to the Saved tab of the Command Macros palette for use and then even added to the ribbon.
Insert Block: The Block Redefine dialog box provides an option to rename a block when the specified block name already exists in the drawing.
Options Dialog Box: A new task dialog prompts you to either save or discard the changes made when you attempt to close or cancel the Options dialog box.
Isolation Mode: The object selection is now maintained when you exit isolation mode.
New Drawing: Hovering over the New drop-down on the Start tab, displays a tooltip with the name of the drawing template file that will be used.
Customer Error Reporting (CER): Your email address is now automatically filled in when an error report is generated.
Multi-core Background Publishing: The publish option “Include Hyperlinks” is now supported when publishing a Multi-sheet PDF file using background publishing.
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