AutoCAD 2018: Engineered for the Future

Create more precise drawings even faster when you design every detail with AutoCAD software

What's New

  • Quickly convert imported PDF geometry to text and Mtext objects
  • Save time as you easily fix broken paths for externally referenced files
  • Navigate drawings more freely even when moving off screen
  • Combine text and Mtext objects into one Mtext object


  • Use the latest software at a lower up-front cost*
  • Create improved workflows with extensive PDF compatibility and integration
  • Access, view, and edit files from almost anywhere with the AutoCAD® mobile app
  • Customize your software with apps from the

Take Designs Further

Bring your ideas to life with a personalized
design tool.

Take Designs Further

Bring your ideas to life with a personalized
design tool.

Document Precisely

Produce 2D documentation and drawings with a comprehensive set of drawing, editing, and annotation tools. Work faster with more intelligent tools and automation of common tasks.

Personalize Your Experience

Customize AutoCAD to help increase productivity and enforce CAD standards. Easily migrate files and custom settings from previous AutoCAD versions. Autodesk-approved extensions in the Autodesk App Store speed customization.

Create Stunning 3D Designs

Design and communicate almost any concept with 3D modeling and visualization tools. Situate your designs in real-world settings and take advantage of 3D printing capabilities.

Connect and Collaborate More Quickly

Engage with colleagues across integrated desktop, cloud, and mobile platforms. Add value with data from PDF, DGN, and Navisworks® files and online mapping applications.

AutoCAD 2018 feature screenshots

New and Enhanced Features

  • SHX text recognition
  • Additional PDF enhancements
  • External file references
  • Object selection
  • Text to Mtext enhancements

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