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The new AutoCAD 2019 introduces major licensing changes
The new AutoCAD 2019 introduces major licensing changes

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One AutoCAD


One AutoCAD will no longer be separated into distinct programs (like AutoCAD Architectural, AutoCAD Electrical, AutoCAD Mechanical etc.), which have separate pricing and licensing. All vertical products except Civil 3D are already included in one AutoCAD. An AutoCAD subscription will now allow you to use any of the vertical products as well as older versions of these products.


Note for Civil 3D: Although AutoCAD Civil 3D is an AutoCAD product, it is disconnected from the One AutoCAD package and will be renamed to Autodesk Civil 3D in its next release.



specialized toolsets
One AutoCAD includes a variety of vertical products without Civil 3D.


Here is the complete list of vertical products (now called tools) included in the One AutoCAD subscription:

  • AutoCAD Architecture
  • AutoCAD Mechanical
  • AutoCAD Electrical
  • AutoCAD Map 3D
  • AutoCAD MEP
  • AutoCAD Plant 3D
  • AutoCAD Raster Design


Note: If you already use one of these programs, you can migrate to the new One AutoCAD and have access to all the tools included in it.



The right tools to work


When you subscribe to the new AutoCAD, you get access to tools and functionality that help you work faster and more efficiently than ever.

Design faster with the tools developed for the specific specialty that allow you:

  • Access libraries with symbols, parts, and detailed components.
  • Automate the creation of annotations, layers, and properties.
  • Easily create details and views from 3D models and quickly generate schedules, lists and tables.
  • Use rule-driven workflows to meet the required standards.


Set of Architectural Tools

Accelerate architectural drawing and documenting with building characteristics and more than 8,000 intelligent architectural features. Automate the creation of floor plans, sections, facades, and more.


Set of mechanical tools

Accelerate the design of your product with specialized engineering features and more than 700,000 intelligent production parts, features and symbols. Automate tasks such as creating machine components and bills of materials.


Electrical tools

Increase productivity in designing and documenting electrical control systems with specialized functions and over 65,000 intelligent electrical symbols. Accelerate the design of panels, schematic diagrams, and more.


Toolset for building systems

Effective drafting, design and documentation of building systems with specialized engineering functionalities and more than 10 500 intelligent mechanical, electrical and plumbing objects. Easily design piping, power lines and building system circuits.


Toolset for plant design

Create P & ID efficient and integrate them into 3D plant models using specialized engineering features. Quickly create the location of plant elements, schematic diagrams, and more.



3D mapping toolset

Improve planning and design by integrating GIS and CAD data. Manage spatial data more easily with standard data charts, automated business workflows, and reporting templates.


Tools for working with raster images

Convert raster images to DWG objects with raster-to-vector tools. Easily edit and clean raster images as you transform them into vector drawings in the familiar AutoCAD environment.





New features in AutoCAD 2019



Drawing compare tool

This tool is similar to the AutoCAD Architecture comparison feature, but with several additional options for crossing the regions with changes to both the main drawings and the xrefs. This feature is not entirely new. Rather, it is an enhancement of the existing DWG comparison tool, with the useful cloud revision tagging functionality to highlight the changes for additional visual confirmation.



drawing compare
Note the markers in the style of cloud revisions designating changed areas in the Comparative Drawing Tool в AutoCAD 2019.



Enhancements to shared design views

They are designed for AutoCAD users who want to share drawing views through a web based interface without actually sending DWG or PDF files. Created by AutoCAD, shared views are sent as a link to anyone, and can be viewed and commented through a web browser without installing any special software. Any comments saved in the shared view can be returned to the AutoCAD application by the original author.



AutoCAD web and mobile applications

These are additional tools that make editing DWG easier through web browsers and mobile devices.


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AutoCAD 2019 introduces DWG editing tools through web browsers and mobile devices. This screenshot represents editing of AutoCAD files in the portal web.autocad.com.



Performance improvements for 2D graphics

Functions that typically require redrawing or regeneration, such as drawing, scaling, moving, layer properties, or displaying raster / PDF file overlays, now work up to two times faster.



Updated icons compatible with 4K monitors

Images of menu icons, ribbon interface (ribbon) and toolbars automatically recognize and refresh when using a 4K monitor.

So the new features in AutoCAD 2019 are actually quite limited and are more focused on collaborative work and network interaction than CAD-oriented. While the increase in speed with 2D graphics will be welcomed by users with large drawings and 4K monitors, the other changes will be appreciated mostly by those who collaborate with web / mobile applications.



AutoCAD Subscription Cost Rises  

Instead of the subscription price of €1,470 per year, which applies to previous versions, the AutoCAD subscription price will be €1715 - 17% increase.

If you have subscription to individual vertical products based on AutoCAD, you will not automatically be moved to One AutoCAD.

If you own perpetual AutoCAD Maintenance Plan licenses, you will not have access to the new One AutoCAD package and you will have to subscribe to take advantage of it.