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It was in 1982 when a group of programmers developed the first version of AutoCAD. In its 40 years, AutoCAD has grown substantially and today it is the most recognized computer-aided design (CAD) software that is used for precise 2D and 3D drafting, design, and modeling.

Over the past 5 years

Releases

Updates

Enhancements

2023

2023

 Markup Import and Markup Assist 
 My Insights: Macro Advisor 
Trace Enhancements
 Count Enhancements 
 Floating Drawing Windows Enhancements
 
 3D Graphics
 
 2D Graphics Display
 
 Sheet Set Manager for Autodesk Docs
 
 Drawing and Layout Tabs
 
 CUTBASE
 
 Polyline Extend
 
 MLEADER Enhancement
 
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2023.1

 Performance Analyzer 
 Sheet Set Manager Improvements (Web) 
 Autodesk Assistant – English Help Only
 
 3D Graphics Improvements
 
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2022

2022

 Trace 
 Count 
Floating Drawing Windows
 Share Current Drawing 
 Push to Autodesk Docs (Subscription Benefit)
 
 Start Tab Redesign
 
 3D Graphics Technical Preview
 
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2022.1

 Installer 
 My Insights 
Improved Connection to Autodesk Docs
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2021

2021

 Streamlined Trim and Extend Option 
Revision Cloud Enhancements 
Break Objects at a Single Point
Quick Measure Area 
Drawing History (Subscription Benefit)
 
XREF Compare
 
XREF Compare
 
Graphics Performance
 
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2021.1

Blocks Palette Enhancements 
AutoCAD Web App – Open in Desktop 
AutoLISP Extension for VS Code Enhancements
AutoCAD Help Updates 
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2020

2020

 New Dark Theme 
Blocks Palette 
Purge Redesign
DWG Compare Enhancements 
Measure Geometry Option: Quick Measure
 
Performance Improvements
 
Support for Cloud Services
 
Save to Web & Mobile Enhancements
 
Graphics Configuration
 
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2020.1

Security Enhancements 
Add Text to a Specified Layer 
Add Multileader Styles to CAD Standards
 
Updated 3D Translators
 
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2019

2019

Shared Views 
Save To AutoCAD Web & Mobile 
DWG Compare
Cyber Security
 
Performance Initiative
 
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2019.1

Icon Refresh 
Help System 
Quality Enhancements
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Community

Autodesk is committed to supporting you with a robust community and resources to help you stay connected. Build skills, make new friends and a professional network. 

AutoCAD Forum
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Share your knowledge, ask questions, and explore popular AutoCAD topics.
AEC Community Voices
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You'll find product tips and workflows, career stories, and industry insights, all shared by members of Autodesk’s global community.
Community Conversations
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Virtual meetups featuring expert speakers from across Autodesk Community.
Research Community
Here you have the opportunity to work directly with our teams at Autodesk to shape and influence products you use everyday.

More Resources

AutoCAD Learning
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Discover courses and modules designed to learn new skills to do your job more effectively.
Product Blog
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