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AutoCAD 2018 - Detailed description

 
Design every detail with CAD software

 

AutoCAD® software for 2D and 3D CAD is engineered for the future. Work with TrustedDWG™ technology, and collaborate across desktop, cloud, and mobile.

 

 

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Watch overview video (3:16 min.)

 

 


Features

 

CAD features for design and documentation

 

Stay at the forefront of design with AutoCAD® software. Share precise drawings using simplified documentation tools. Work across connected desktop and mobile solutions with TrustedDWG™ technology.

 

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.

Resizable dialog boxes

Resizable dialog boxes

Many dialog boxes have been made larger. You can resize other dialog boxes, and AutoCAD will remember your last setting. View more information with less scrolling, and make edits in dialog boxes more comfortably.

Video: Enhanced PDFs

Enhanced PDFs

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

(Video: 2:05 min.)

 

Video: Smart Dimensioning

Smart Dimensioning

Automatically create appropriate measurements based on your drawing context. Pass the cursor over selected objects to get a preview of the dimension—before you create it.

(Video: 2:11 min.)

Revision clouds

Revision clouds

Create revision clouds with more flexibility and modify them with ease. Draw revision bubbles around new changes in a drawing to quickly identify your updates. Whether your revision cloud is rectangular, polygonal, or freehand, it's now easier to edit its size and shape with a grip.

Video: Refined interface

Refined interface

The darker interface not only looks great, but it also reduces eyestrain. It's easier to see fine lines, buttons, and text.

(Video: 1:56 min.)

Innovative

 

Video: Stunning Visual Experience

Stunning Visual Experience

See the details in your designs more clearly with visual enhancements such as Line Fading. Readability is now enhanced with true curves instead of line segments. Minimize the need to undo an operation by using Command Preview, which lets you see the results of a command before you commit to it. Move and copy large selection sets more easily.

(Video: 1:28 min.)

Video: Reality computing

Reality computing

Orient your work more precisely with the point cloud. Maneuver between horizontal and vertical planes more quickly with Dynamic UCS. Snap to edges, intersections, corners, and centerlines to quickly create geometry using point cloud object snaps.

(Video: 2:16 min.)

Video: Online maps

Online maps

Access online maps directly inside the canvas. Capture online maps as static images and print them with your design overlaid, or create PDFs that include the geolocation map.

(Video: 2:15 min.)

Video: Surface Curve Extraction tool

Surface Curve Extraction tool

Extract isoline curves through a specified point on a surface or face of a solid to determine the contour lines of any shape. The tool displays a preview of the resulting spline before you pick the point. You can specify the direction of the isolines, either in the U or V direction.

(Video: 0:54 min.)

Video: Context-sensitive PressPull tool

Context-sensitive PressPull tool

Extrude and offset curves, creating surfaces and solids. Use the Multiple option to select multiple objects within a single PressPull operation. You are no longer limited to clicking inside a bounded area: Now you can select 2D and 3D curves for a quick and easy PressPull operation.

(Video: 3:16 min.)

Video: 3D free-form design tools

3D free-form design tools

Generate design ideas in almost any form imaginable with AutoCAD design features. Push/pull faces, edges, and vertices to model complex shapes and add smooth surfaces. Solid, mesh, and surface modeling give you flexibility and control when designing in 3D. The navigation bar includes frequently used tools such as steering wheels, view cube, and show motion, as well as pan, zoom, and orbit.

(Video: 2:04 min.)

Video: Surface analysis

Surface analysis

Analyze the continuity, curvature, and draft of 3D solids and surfaces. The Zebra analysis projects stripes onto a 3D model to analyze surface continuity. The stripes display continuously only across tangent surfaces.

(Video: 1:11 min.)

Video: In-canvas viewport controls

In-canvas viewport controls

Use viewport controls to change viewport settings, views, and visual styles directly on the viewport canvas.

(Video: 2:22 min.)

Connected

 

Coordination model (enhanced)

Coordination model (enhanced)

Attach and view Navisworks and BIM 360 Glue models directly inside AutoCAD software. New functionality lets you to snap to precise locations on an attached coordination model using the standard 2D endpoint and center object snaps.

AutoCAD 360 Pro mobile app

AutoCAD 360 Pro mobile app

AutoCAD 360 Pro is now included with your subscription. The app 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 any cloud storage service (Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.).
  • Work offline and sync changes when back online, and more.
Share design views

Share design views

Share your 2D and 3D 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.

Import PDFs

Import PDFs

PDFs have been added to the Import File formats. Import the geometry, TrueType text, and raster images from a PDF file or underlay them into your drawing as AutoCAD objects.

3D printing (enhanced)

3D printing (enhanced)

You have several options for 3D printing: You can send your 3D models to an external 3D print service. Or, install the Print Studio tool and either connect to a 3D printer or create a print file for later.

Video: Design feed

Design feed

Use the design feed on an intranet, Internet, or cloud connection. The design and the conversation happen in the same place, but when it's time to send your final drawing, you have a choice. You can keep the comments intact, or strip them using built-in tools in the eTransmit and File Save workflows.

(Video: 2:10 min.)

Video: Connected design solutions

Connected design solutions

Integrate your AutoCAD workflow across connected desktop, cloud, and mobile solutions. Open and edit AutoCAD designs in AutoCAD LT drafting software. View, create, edit, and share AutoCAD drawings on a mobile device or web browser via the AutoCAD 360 mobile and web app. AutoCAD 360 supports iOS and Android devices and works with any Internet-connected computer.

(Video: 2:32 min.)

Video: TrustedDWG™ technology

TrustedDWG™ technology

Confidently share CAD files with TrustedDWG technology: It helps ensure that all the elements in your drawings, and the relationship between those elements, are maintained. All AutoCAD products use this technology to store and share design and documentation files.

(Video: 2:19 min.)

Video: A360 connectivity

A360 connectivity

Use Autodesk cloud-based services to synchronize your files and custom settings. Sync drawings with your online account directly from within AutoCAD software.

(Video: 1:26 min.)

(Cloud service)

Video: Inventor file import

Inventor file import

Save time by importing models from Inventor 3D CAD software directly into the AutoCAD model space environment.

(Video: 2:17 min.)

Personalized

 

Migration tools (enhanced)

Migration tools (enhanced)

Migrate your custom settings and files with ease from previous releases. Your settings are auto-detected, and you choose which ones to migrate.

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.

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.

Exchange Apps

Exchange Apps

Customize your software with Exchange Apps, which are Autodesk-approved extensions. The Exchange Apps marketplace includes general productivity tools, drawing content, and applications for specific disciplines. All apps have been extensively tested and are easy to download and install.

Video: Customization and support file sync

Customization and support file sync

Easily share your AutoCAD customization preferences and support files, and access them on multiple machines. Control the type of information you want to sync, including option settings, customization files, printer support files, custom hatch patterns, tool palettes, and drawing template files. Sync custom fonts, shapes, and linetypes; they will become available the next time you start AutoCAD.

(Video: 2:06 min.)

Programming UI for specialized applications

Programming UI for specialized applications

Use our flexible development platform to customize your CAD software.

Customizable and expandable ribbon UI

Customizable and expandable ribbon UI

Customize and expand the user interface to suit your needs and meet your company’s standards.

Development support

Development support

Autodesk Developer Network training and support helps you integrate your AutoCAD plug-in or the latest release of AutoCAD software into your workflow.

Mac highlights

 

Video: XREF path management

XREF path management

You can now map XREF file paths from your Mac to Windows machines, including networked servers.

(Video: 1:54 min.)

Video: Dynamic blocks

Dynamic blocks

Add flexibility and intelligence to your block references. You can now insert a block that can change shape, size, or configuration instead of having to insert numerous static blocks. For example, instead of creating multiple interior door blocks of different sizes, you can now create one resizable door block.

(Video: 1:42 min.)

Video: Retina display support

Retina display support

AutoCAD 2016 for Mac software fully supports the Retina display’s high-resolution graphics capabilities. Look for high-definition graphics throughout the user interface, from toolbars and icons to in-canvas line rendering.

(Video: 1:44 min.)

Data links

Data links

Create a live link between an Excel spreadsheet and an AutoCAD table in your drawing. Whether you update the spreadsheet from an external file or from the table, the data link feature updates both sources simultaneously.

Layer state manager

Layer state manager

Save your layer settings as layer states, and share them with others. Layer states can save information like color or linetype, including whether a layer is turned off, frozen, or locked. Use the Layer State Manager dialog box to create and manage sets of layer settings.

Specialized Mac features

Specialized Mac features

Discover exclusive Mac features like multitouch gestures, coverflow navigation, and an elegant Mac interface.

System requirements for AutoCAD 2018
Operating System
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10 (Desktop OS)
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Update KB2919355
  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1
CPU Type 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
Memory For 32-bit:
  • 2 GB (3 GB recommended)
For 64-bit:
  • 4 GB (8 GB recommended)
Display Resolution 1360 x 768 (1920x1080 or higher recommended) 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 Windows display adapter capable of 1360x768 with True Color capabilities and DirectX® 9. DirectX 11 compliant card recommended.
Disk Space Installation 4.0 GB
Pointing Device MS-Mouse compliant
Digitizer WINTAB support
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™ 6.5 FP1, Citrix® XenDesktop™ 5.6.

 

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 1920x1080 or greater True Color video display adapter; 128 MB VRAM or greater; Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater; Direct3D®-capable workstation class graphics card.