What’s New in AutoCAD?

Specialized Toolsets
Specialized toolsets for architecture, mechanical design, 3D mapping, and more are now available when you subscribe to AutoCAD.

Speed up your work with specialized functionality and libraries.

Beyond the core AutoCAD features, each toolset gives you industry-specific capabilities to:

• Automate the creation of annotations, layers and properties
• Easily create details and views from 3D models, and simply generate schedules, lists and tables
• Create rules-driven workflows to enforce standards throughout the design process
• Track updates of associated views, tables, and other content as designs change

When you subscribe to AutoCAD, you will gain access to the following toolsets:

Architecture Toolset

Use specialized building design features and 8,000+ intelligent architectural objects and styles to speed architectural drawing and documentation. Automate floorplans, sections, elevations, and other drawings with this architectural toolset.

Mechanical Toolset

Use specialized mechanical design features and 700,000+ intelligent manufacturing parts, features and symbols to speed product design. Automate tasks, such as generating machine components and creating bills of material.

Electrical Toolset

Use specialized electrical design features and 65,000+ intelligent electrical symbols to boost productivity. Create, modify, and document electrical controls systems. Quickly design panel layouts, schematic diagrams, and other drawings.

MEP Toolset

Use specialized MEP engineering features and 10,500+ intelligent mechanical, electrical, and plumbing objects. Draft, design, and document building systems. Easily design ductwork, electrical conduit, and circuiting for HVAC, plumbing, and electrical.

Plant 3D Toolset

Use the specialized plant design and engineering toolset to efficiently produce P&IDs and then integrate them into a 3D plant design model. Quickly create schematic diagrams, plant layouts, and other drawings.

Map 3D Toolset

Incorporate GIS and CAD data to support planning, design, and data management. Access spatial data stored in files, databases and web services, and aggregate it with your AutoCAD design data. Easily manage your GIS data with standard data schema, automated business workflows, and report templates. Available for Electric North America, Electric Europe, Water, Wastewater, and Gas industries.

Raster Design Toolset

Use raster to vector tools to help you edit scanned drawings and convert raster images into DWG objects. Quickly edit, cleanup and transform images, manipulate raster entities (images, lines, arcs, and circles), create vector shapes (lines and polylines), and more.

Installing Toolsets

To take advantage of the industry-specific features and functionality included in the toolsets, you must download each of the toolsets individually. You can do this in two ways — the Autodesk Account, and Autodesk desktop app.

The Autodesk Account portal is ideal for administrators who need to download complete software packages to create deployments. Alternately, the Autodesk desktop app is the ideal way to access products, toolsets and updates right on your desktop.

Autodesk Account

Go to accounts.autodesk.com to sign in. From there you will be able to pick and choose to download AutoCAD or any of the specialized toolsets. For more information about getting started with Autodesk Account, please see the Get Started guide within the Autodesk Knowledge network.