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Extend your CAD Design Workflow

AutoCAD® Design Suite visualization and design software extends AutoCAD software with tools including AutoCAD Raster Design and visual communication solutions. Convert existing design data into DWG™ files, convey your designs with the reliability of TrustedDWG™ technology, and transform your designs into immersive renderings.

Features Autocad Design Suite

Capture and Showcase 3D CAD Models

Demos and videos show how AutoCAD® Design Suite increases the power of AutoCAD with raster-to-vector conversion and visualization software, as well as tools to capture and showcase 3D CAD models.

Standard, Premium, and Ultimate editions

Standard: Get the power of AutoCAD software, plus tools to help you create and sketch designs, capture design information from almost any source, connect to Autodesk® 360, and showcase your designs.

Premium: Get all the functionality of AutoCAD Design Suite Standard, plus the ability to showcase your designs with cinematic-quality renderings.

Ultimate: Get all the functionality of AutoCAD Design Suite Premium, plus the tools you need to create advanced 3D models.

 

AutoCAD Design Suite Features

CAPTURE
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STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

Enhanced point cloud functionality now includes geolocation and the capability to display colors by elevation.

Reality computing lets you work with point cloud data directly in AutoCAD. The point cloud now behaves like any other design element inside AutoCAD, with the same flexibility and control.

 capture-scanned-design-info-video-thumb-252x150 Capture Scanned Design Information

STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

Use AutoCAD Raster Design raster-to-vector converstion software to capture design information from scanned drawings and raster images.

raster-to-vector-conversion-video-thumb-252x150 Raster-to-vector Conversion Tools

STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

AutoCAD Raster Design software interactively converts your design information into AutoCAD DWG™ vector objects.

With AutoCAD Raster Design, you can easily convert an image from non-bitonal to bitonal, create relevant polylines, and even convert letters to AutoCAD text.

CONNECT
 autodesk-exchange-apps-enhanced-video-thumb-252x150 Exchange Apps

STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

Customize AutoCAD software with an integrated connection to Exchange Apps, a broad range of Autodesk-approved extensions.

Find the tools and customizations you need in the Exchange Apps marketplace. Explore general productivity tools, drawing content, and applications for specific disciplines. Every app in the store is extensively tested, and the download and installation process is simple.

 automated-workflows-video-thumb-252x150 Automated Workflows

STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

AutoCAD Design Suite presents an economical way for you to extend your AutoCAD workflow.

With the purchase of a license to a single package, you can maximize results and achieve greater consistency with expanded toolsets, interoperable software, and enhanced collaboration through the cloud.

 automated-workflows-video-thumb-252x150 Design Feed

STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

Enhancements include the capability to use design feed on an intranet, as well as on an 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 can choose whether the conversation should go along with it. Built-in tools in both eTransmit and File Save workflows can strip the comments, if you like.

CREATE
 refined-interface-video-thumb-252x150 Refined Interface

STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

The new interface has an updated look and feel that helps improve the design process.

The darker interface is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it also reduces eyestrain by making fine lines, buttons, and text easier to see.

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STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

Preview the outcomes of frequently used commands before you commit to them.

 new-tab-page-video-thumb-252x150 New Tab Page

STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

Quickly open new and existing drawings and access a large selection of design elements.

New Tab helps you get started on your design immediately. Use the New Tab page to open templates, updates from design feed, or design data residing on Autodesk 360.

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STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

Visually access drawing content directly from the ribbon, saving time and clicks.

The Ribbon gallery offers an intuitive, visual, and fast workflow. For example, suppose you want to add a block to your design. Using the Ribbon gallery, hover over the ribbon for a block insertion. The Block gallery will display thumbnails of all the blocks. You can insert your selection right away, without having to use a dialog box.

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STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

Access online maps—formerly live maps—directly inside the canvas. Now you can also capture them as static images and print them.

The maps that were integral to your design can now be part of your final drawing. Now you can plot to paper or create PDFs that include the geolocation map.

ribbon-galleries-video-thumb-252x150 Professional Documentation Tools

STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

Capture the precise details of your design with AutoCAD documentation tools.

Import models from a wide variety of other formats and automatically generate intelligent CAD documentation.

SHOWCASE
advanced-surfacing-capabilities-thumb-252x150 Advanced Surfacing Capabilities

ULTIMATE

Create exceptional surfaces with Alias Design industrial design software. Explore Model Class-A surfaces, dynamic shapes, and advanced 3D geometry.

Alias software powers your creative process with a range of sketching, modeling, surfacing, and visualization tools. Create compelling designs with tools tailored for industrial design, automotive design, and technical surfacing. Get the advanced capabilities you need, from initial concept sketch to development of production-ready Class-A surfaces.

create-cinematic-quality-presentation-video-thumb-252x150 Cinematic-quality Presentation Tools

PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

Create stunning 3D renderings with 3ds Max Design software for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing.

3ds Max Design software provides a comprehensive solution for architects, designers, civil engineers, and visualization specialists. Validate and sell designs before they are built, and get rapid iteration of designs, accurate daylight analysis, and high-impact visuals and animations.

 transform-models-into-3d-renderings-thumb-252x150 3D Visualization Software

STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

Transform AutoCAD models into 3D rendered presentations with Showcase 3D visualization software, and share them online or on mobile devices.