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From the point of view of a user, the difference between AutoCAD and other CAD packages is that it has been designed from the very beginning to be used with the desktop computer mouse as a primary input device, as opposed to the more common drawing board, as illustrated in the figure below.

Fig. 1. Screenshot of AutoCAD with the mouse in use. Source: Autodesk.

In order to work properly on a computer, AutoCAD requires a special graphics adapter or video card called a graphics display adapter (GDA). Autodesk provides for a choice between two types of GDA: “standard” and “advanced”.

Fig. 2. Selection screen of the new features of AutoCAD 2007. Source: Autodesk.

For the majority of users, a standard GDA suffices. If it doesn’t, you will see the message in Figure 3 (a). Figure 3. (a) If a graphics adapter with advanced features is required, a message will be shown. (b) Graphics adapter is missing and the setup cannot be continued. (c) As a result of the setup, a message with the graphics driver appears. (d) A special GDA for AutoCAD is required.

The GDA provides a hardware-accelerated video display output on the monitor. It is also used to create an image which will be displayed on the video display output by the screen buffer.

Fig. 4. Video card required for AutoCAD.

The available modes for the video adapter were extended with the introduction of the GX card type, but the driver continues to be Windows-only.

On a computer without a GDA, AutoCAD will display a message on the screen telling you that “this application cannot display this type of graphics card”. The default mode, in which AutoCAD displays some simple figures, is called “AutoCAD 2000”. You can change the display mode to one of AutoCAD Classic, Traditional or Standard by clicking on the Options/Color dialog box.

Fig. 5. Color display options.

Advanced mode has some advantages: it is compatible with many workstations with lower-powered graphics adapters, and it allows for the use of a 32-bit color depth palette. However, it requires a GDA which supports this feature.

Fig. 6. Advanced mode, different display options.


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Revit supports the entire AutoCAD API, but not custom LISP. Revit custom LISP is fully supported for Revit 2008 and up.

AutoCAD may be used to design drawings that may include plans, sections, elevations and three dimensional views (2D), perspective and section drawings.
AutoCAD contains standard object-based dimensioning and dimensioning features, such as 3-D surfaces.

2D modeling
AutoCAD supports multiple levels of modeling in the 2D area including:
2D geometric modeling including 2D polylines, splines, poly-splines, arcs and freehand drawing.
2D parametric modeling including surface, profile and spline editing.
2D parametric drawing including spline lines and text (such as dimensions).

2D drafting
AutoCAD contains multiple commands to create drawing plans and sections, and perform editing operations, such as cutting, annotating, and printing.
AutoCAD includes project management functionality that creates and manages drawings and properties of drawings on-the-fly.
AutoCAD includes a drawing menu, command ribbon, and dialogs which allow for workflows that are more efficient than traditional methods.


AutoCAD Architecture allows a single user to model a single project from the front view through to the three-dimensional plan view. It uses a “cascade” modeling technique, where objects in the 2D plan view automatically become geometric representations in the 3D drawing. This allows the modeler to “think” in terms of 3D geometry, but to express design intent in 2D, to avoid unintended consequences.

The Appendices functionality within AutoCAD allows the conversion of drawings to other formats. For example, a drawing containing an AutoCAD table of contents and appendices may be converted to a graphic-based Electronic Auto-CAD (E-ACAD) file format.

Application and network deployment

AutoCAD is distributed in 32-bit or 64-bit version. It supports a variety of platform-specific deployment options.

AutoCAD versions 2007 and prior are limited to a single version of the operating system. AutoCAD 2012 and later support ActiveX installer packages for Microsoft Windows platforms, from which an executable application can be produced. AutoCAD versions 2003 and later support custom installers for Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh platforms.

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What’s New In AutoCAD?

Annotations created in previous releases of AutoCAD and IntelliCAD can now be exported to other drawing types. The markup is maintained, allowing the user to make changes to the new imported drawings. (video: 1:21 min.)

Keep track of changes to your drawings with AutoCAD 2023 Markup and Markup Assist. AutoCAD and IntelliCAD mark up your drawings before they are sent to the printer. A markup warning is given if a manual step is required to remove the markup. (video: 1:25 min.)

The Message Bar has been added. Display commands and settings on the Message Bar. (video: 1:10 min.)


Extend your drawing with the Trim option. Set the trim box automatically as you draw. (video: 1:22 min.)

Use the Grid option to help you locate objects easily and adjust their scale automatically. (video: 1:08 min.)

New: Envelope Select tool

Transform tool:

Transform the selected drawing object(s)

Grid snap and snap to layout

Zooming tool:

Eliminate waste in your design by quickly and easily create zoom drawings. Easily change the scale, extent, orientation, and display. (video: 1:15 min.)

Image Tiling:

Display multiple images on one sheet of paper. Quickly size and place your image tiles. Add annotation text to your images. Resize and position your image tiles. (video: 1:10 min.)

Photo Fit:

Place a photo in a sheet of paper as if it were a regular drawing object. Easily edit the photo, including cropping and resizing. Place the photo on top of your drawings or another photo. (video: 1:07 min.)

Video Editing:

Video editing is easier than ever. All you have to do is create a video. You can trim, capture frame-by-frame, and place your video on a background. (video: 1:10 min.)

Web Page Publishing:

Use a website or blog to display your designs, illustrations, and presentations. Export to HTML or publish on the web using the Word Web Content Page or PDF Web Output. (video: 1:08 min.)


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