Toolsets

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 Tagging

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

Coil & contact cross-referencing

Batch-convert single or multiple blocks and symbols.

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 with 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+ parts & 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

Produce accurate drawings with standard components.

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:

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

Produce accurate drawings with standard components.

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 & primitives. Easily erase raster images, lines, arcs, & 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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