Create architectural drawings, documentation, and schedules quickly and easily. AutoCAD® Architecture software has design and documentation features that help automate drafting tasks, reduce errors, and increase efficiency.
Roof grip editing
Create and modify roof outlines with more control by using grips. When you add a vertex, both edges will have the same properties as the initial edge. When you remove a vertex, the properties of the lower-numbered edge will be used on the resulting edge.
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Design and produce renovation projects more quickly with building renovation tools. Graphically represent design changes to existing buildings as existing, new, or demolished, and coordinate renovation drawing views.
Walls, doors, and windows
Create documents and architectural drawings using walls, doors, and windows that mimic real-world behavior and construction. Modify walls and their endcap conditions on a component level for improved handling of common wall conditions, such as angled, cornered, or intersecting fire-rated walls. Insert and place doors or windows into your architectural drawings with more precise control. When you move any wall, all connected walls and spaces automatically update.
Bring architectural designs to life for impressive client presentations at any stage. Streamlined visualization capabilities are fully integrated into the AutoCAD Architecture workflow. Accelerate architectural design review cycles by publishing directly to DWF™ or DWFx file formats.
Real-time Fillet/Chamfer changes
Command Preview lets you see Fillet and Chamfer changes in real time, as you make them, even before the command is complete.
Help ensure the fidelity of your AutoCAD drawings when you share and save design data.
Project Navigator Check Out
Check Out lets you make changes outside of the project structure to avoid frequent, unnecessary xref change notifications. Check Out also helps prevent team members from reacting to incomplete temporary changes or tests. No one else can view your changes until you check the file back into the project structure.
Project Navigator Check In
When you check in a drawing, it saves automatically and notifies team members of the updated version. Add comments to a new file upon check in to help make sure team members clearly understand your changes. Multiple backup versions are automatically saved, so you can also quickly return to a previous state of a drawing.
Industry Foundation Class (IFC) support
AutoCAD Architecture provides Industry Foundation Class (IFC) file format support, including recertification from buildingSMART for importing and exporting version 2x3 IFC files. Toolkit enhancements make it easier to migrate changes from one release to another.
Style browser (enhanced)
The Manage Content Library dialog box lets you add a directory to the Content library. When you expand an object node at the bottom of the drop-down list, the contents now scroll upward so you can see all of the objects under that node. A360 has also been added to the Select Drawings dialog box for the Content library so you can share styles among geographically dispersed teams.
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Sections and elevations (enhanced)
You can now select objects in top-level Xrefs to edit using the Edit Live Section command. A new Properties setting for the 2D Section/Elevation result will force it to automatically refresh when you open a drawing. In addition, grip states have been added to the Section line so you can modify it.
Create and update 2D sections through dialog box reduction. To create a section, draw a section line. AutoCAD Architecture generates a 2D section, based on the objects that are automatically included within the boundary of the section line. For even greater control, add and exclude additional objects.
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Automated property set definitions
Automatically attach property set definitions to architectural objects to complete quantity takeoff calculations more easily. You can attach existing property set definitions to newly created objects and their styles, and easily attach new or modified property set definitions to existing objects.
With AEC Dimensions, you can dimension any wall and all of its components according to your own standards. Dimensioning includes wall stud centerlines and faces. Associative dimensions automatically update as your designs change, eliminating time-consuming manual updates.
Space tagging and documentation
Automatically tag every room in your architectural drawing, complete with room areas. If you change the bounding elements, spaces update automatically. This saves time and helps make documentation more accurate. Space definitions can include offsets from bounding elements based on preset rules or rules you define, enabling area calculations that reflect a variety of industry standards, including BOMA, DIN, and SIS.
Use the Roombook feature to apply multiple finishes to a surface. Roombook calculates walls, floors, and ceilings, as well as room circumference and furnishing elements, for better room documentation. Easily create a detail schedule for each surface and export the data to an Excel spreadsheet, or export a DWF™ file to Quantity Takeoff cost estimating software.
Architectural drawing creation and annotation
Document and annotate architectural drawings faster with an extensive library of detail components and powerful keynoting tools. Automate the creation of architectural details and maintain consistent annotation. Generate keynote legends when your details are complete.
A new option called Create Type will appear when you add architectural building objects such as walls, curtain walls, railings, slabs, and roof slabs. This lets you draw regular polygon shape boundaries much faster and more accurately. You can easily create shapes like rectangle, circle, polygon and free-shape polylines for these objects.
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Easier style access
The Styles Browser palette lets you browse styles for many objects from a variety of sources and libraries. Dynamically search and select preferred styles. Import preferred styles and assign the selected style to the object in the drawing.
Streamlined user interface
A sleek user interface offers enhanced desktop organization, a large drawing window, and easy access to tools and commands. Find your favorite tools faster, locate less frequently used tools more efficiently, and discover new features more easily. The user interface design is consistent across many Autodesk products.
Easily customize the look of out-of-box schedule styles to meet your company's standards. Create new schedules from scratch, complete with your required calculations. Schedules link directly to your designs and can update instantly to reflect design changes. Group, format, and subtotal similar data at different levels, and export grouped and subtotaled schedules to Excel.
Easy changes to block instances
As your design changes, you can make changes to your components more easily. Assign block instances a different definition without recreating the block.
|System requirements for AutoCAD Architecture 2018|
|CPU Type||1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor|
|Memory||For 32-bit version:
|Display Resolution||1360x768 (1920 x 1080 or higher recommended) with True Color.
High Resolution & 4K Displays:
Windows display adapter capable of resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 and manufacturer-recommended for high resolution applications with True Color capabilities and DirectX9. DirectX11 compliant card recommended.
|Display Card||Windows display adapter capable of 1920 x 1080 with True Color capabilities and DirectX® 9. DirectX 11 compliant card recommended.|
|Disk Space||Installation 10.0 GB|
|Pointing Device||MS-Mouse compliant|
|Media (DVD)||Download and installation from DVD|
|Browser||Windows Internet Explorer® 9.0 or later|
|.NET Framework||.NET Framework version 4.6|
|ToolClips Media Player||Adobe Flash Player v10 or up|
|Network||Deployment via Deployment Wizard.
The license server and all workstations that will run applications dependent on network licensing must run TCP/IP protocol.
Either Microsoft® or Novell TCP/IP protocol stacks are acceptable. Primary login on workstations may be Netware or Windows.
In addition to operating systems supported for the application, the license server will run on the Windows Server® 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2008 R2 Server editions.
Citrix® XenApp™ 7.6, Citrix® XenDesktop™ 7.6.
|Additional Requirements for Large Datasets, Point Clouds, and 3D Modeling|
|Memory||8 GB RAM or greater|
|Disk Space||6 GB free hard disk available, not including installation requirements|
|Display card||1920 x 1080 or greater True Color video display adapter; 128 MB VRAM or greater; Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater; Direct3D®-capable workstation class graphics card.|
Note: 64-bit Operating Systems are recommended if you are working with Large Datasets, Point Clouds and 3D Modeling and required if you are using the Model Documentation or Point Clouds.