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AutoCAD LT - Detailed information

AutoCAD LT - The essential drafting tool



Overview video

Create precise 2D drawings with easy-to-use drafting tools

AutoCAD LT® is CAD software that architects, engineers, construction professionals, and designers rely on to produce 2D drawings and documentation.

  • Design, draft, and document with 2D geometry.
  • Access a comprehensive set of editing, design, and annotation tools.
  • Work quickly in an intuitive user interface.






Video: Stunning Visual Experience

Stunning Visual Experience

See the details in your designs more clearly with visual enhancements such as Line Fading and more, including:

  • Lines, arcs, and circles look sharper on screen with true curves instead of line segments.
  • Preview the results of a command before you commit to it with the Command Preview option.
  • Move and copy large selection sets more easily.

(Video: 1:28 min.)

Video: Enhanced PDFs

Enhanced PDFs

Produce documents more quickly with smarter, smaller, more powerful files. All text is searchable, and you can attach PDF files to your drawings for better performance.

(Video: 2:11 min.)


Video: Smart Dimensioning

Smart Dimensioning

The Smart Dimensioning feature lets you:

  • Automatically add notes and measurements to your 2D CAD drawings based on the drawing context.
  • Pass the cursor over selected objects and see a preview of the dimensions before you create your notes.
  • Create, edit, or move your revision notes to highlight the areas of your drawings that are changing.

(Video: 2:11 min.)

Sysvar monitor

Sysvar monitor

Prevent unwanted changes to your system settings. This feature alerts you to changes to your preferences that could affect your drafting work.

Video: Design feed

Design feed

Use the design feed on an intranet, as well as on Internet or cloud connections. The design and the conversation happen in the same place. But when it's time to send your final drawing, you can decide whether the conversation should go along with it. Built-in tools in eTransmit and File Save workflows can strip the comments, if you like.

(Video: 2:10 min.)

Video: TrustedDWG technology

TrustedDWG technology

Confidently share CAD files with TrustedDWG™ technology. TrustedDWG helps you maintain all the elements in your drawings, and the relationships between those elements. All AutoCAD products use this technology to store and share design and documentation files. 

(Video: 2:19 min.)

Video: Refined interface

Refined interface

The interface has a modernized look and feel that improves the design process. The darker background makes fine lines, buttons, and text stand out better and helps to reduce eyestrain.

(Video: 1:56 min.)

Video: AutoCAD LT 2016 for Mac

AutoCAD LT 2016 for Mac

Integrated features include dynamic blocks, quick select, layer states, and data links, all in a sleek Mac interface. Compare AutoCAD LT vs. AutoCAD LT for Mac

(Video: 1:55 min.)

Enhanced support

Enhanced support

Enhanced support is included with your subscription. 1-on-1 phone support is available in many languages during local business hours. English phone support is available 24 hours, 5 days a week.

Import PDF files

Import PDF files

PDFs have been added to the list of importable file formats.
Now you can import the geometry, TrueType text, and raster images from a PDF file or underlay them into your drawing as AutoCAD objects.

Share design views

Share design views

Share your 2D CAD drawings in the cloud. Your reviewers don’t need a login or even an AutoCAD-based product to view your drawings, and they can’t alter your source DWG file.

Autodesk desktop app

Autodesk desktop app

Get alerts on software updates without disrupting your workflow. Tutorials help you get the most out of the new features. Build skills with product-specific tips, content libraries, and more.

Smart centerlines and center marks

Smart centerlines and center marks

It’s easy to create and edit centerlines and center marks. When you move associated objects, the centerlines and center marks automatically move with your object.

Migration tool enhancements

Migration tool enhancements

Migrating your custom settings and files from previous releases has never been easier. Your custom settings are detected, allowing you to choose which ones you wish to migrate.

Resizable dialog boxes

Resizable dialog boxes

Many dialog boxes have been made larger. You can resize other dialog boxes, and AutoCAD LT will remember your last setting.

View more information with less scrolling, and make edits in dialog boxes more comfortably.

AutoCAD 360 Pro

AutoCAD 360 Pro

AutoCAD 360 Pro is included with your subscription. AutoCAD 360 Pro is the official AutoCAD mobile app that lets you take the power of AutoCAD wherever you go:

  • Draft, edit, and view 2D CAD drawings across multiple devices.
  • Measure drawings accurately while on site.
  • Access drawings from many popular cloud storage services (Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.).
  • Work offline and sync changes when back online, and more.


Compare AutoCAD vs. AutoCAD LT


Compare the features of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT, and learn which CAD software is the right solution for your design workflow.


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Design every detail with 2D and 3D CAD software. Now includes access to industry-specific toolsets and improved workflows across desktop, web, and mobile.

Create 2D drawings faster and with more precision. Enjoy improved workflows across desktop, web, and mobile.

Use for:

  • 2D drafting, drawings, and documentation
  • 3D modeling and visualization

Use for:

  • 2D drafting, drawings, and documentation


What it does:

  • Create and edit 2D geometry.
  • Create and edit 3D models with solids, surfaces, and mesh objects.
  • Annotate drawings with text, dimensions, leaders, and tables.
  • Customize the ribbon and tool palettes.
  • Customize with add-on apps and APIs.
  • Extract object data to tables.
  • Attach and import data from PDF files.
  • Share and use data from DGN files, Navisworks, and Bing Maps.
  • Apply and monitor CAD standards.
  • Access specialized toolsets for architecture, mechanical design, electrical design, and more.

What it does:

  • Create and edit 2D geometry.
  • Annotate drawings with text, dimensions, leaders, and tables.
  • Customize the ribbon and tool palettes.
  • Attach and import data from PDF files.
  • Share and use data from DGN files and Bing Maps.



  • Single-user
  • Multi-user (network)


  • Single-user





What's new in AutoCAD LT 2020:


Explore the latest features in AutoCAD LT® 2020, including the new Blocks palette, enhancements to the user interface, and workflows across desktop, web, and mobile.



autocad on any device

AutoCAD on any device

View, edit, and create drawings in AutoCAD on virtually any device–desktop, web, or mobile.

cloud connectivity

Cloud storage connectivity

Access any DWG file in AutoCAD LT with Autodesk’s cloud, as well as with leading cloud storage providers.

Video: blocks palette

Blocks palette

Insert blocks efficiently from a most recently used list with visual galleries.

(Video: 1:07 min.)

dwg compare

Enhanced DWG compare

Compare two versions of a drawing without leaving your current window.

(Video: 1:05 min.)

quick measure

Quick measure

Display all nearby measurements in a drawing simply by hovering your mouse.

(Video: 0:37 min.)

performance improvements

Performance improvements

Experience improvements in speed with faster save time and 50% faster install time for solid state hard drives.




What's new in AutoCAD LT 2018:


Explore the latest features in AutoCAD LT® 2018 2D CAD software, including external reference path repair and recognition of SHX font files.



Video: PDF import

PDF import

Import geometry, including SHX font files, fills, raster images, and TrueType text into a drawing from a PDF.

(Video: 2:45 min.)

Video: External file references

External file references

Save time and minimize frustration with tools to fix broken paths for externally referenced files.

(Video: 4:43 min.)

Video: Object selection

Object selection

Selected objects stay in the selection set, even if you pan or zoom off screen.

(Video: 2:11 min.)

Video: Text to Mtext

Text to Mtext

Convert combinations of text and Mtext objects to a single Mtext object.

(Video: 1:54 min.)

Video: User interface

User interface

Work intuitively with common dialog boxes and toolbars.

(Video: 2:32 min.)

Video: Share design views

Share design views

Publishes design views of your drawing to a secure location for viewing and sharing in a web browser.

(Video: 1:38 min.)

Video: High-resolution monitor support

High-resolution monitor support

Enjoy the best possible viewing experience ever, even on 4K and higher resolution displays.

(Video: 2:39 min.)

Video: AutoCAD mobile app

AutoCAD mobile app

View, create, edit, and share CAD drawings on your mobile device with the AutoCAD mobile app.

(Video: 2:02 min.)

AutoCAD LT 2020 System requirements
Operating system
  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 with update KB4019990 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 с обновление KB2919355 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10 Anniversary Update (only 64-bit) (version 1607 or higher)

Basic: 2.5 - 2.9 GH

Recommended: 3+ GHz


Basic: 8 GB

Recommended: 16 GB

Display Resolution

Conventional Displays:

1920 x 1080 with True Color.

High Resolution & 4K Displays:

Resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 supported on Windows 10, 64 bit systems (with capable display card)

Display Card

Basic: 1 GB GPU with 29 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant.

Recommended: 4 GB GPU with 106 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant.

Disk Space 6 GB
Pointing Device Ms-Mouse Compliant
Browser Google Chrome (latest version)
.NET Framework .NET Framework 4.7