Get to Know AutoCAD 2022 – The Connected Design Experience

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AutoCAD 2022 drives design forward with connected workflows and automations that let you focus on what matters most: creating great designs.

Packed full of value, AutoCAD including specialized toolsets offers CAD software that is trusted by millions, provides access to seven industry-specific toolsets with automations to speed work, includes the AutoCAD web and mobile apps to access the power of AutoCAD anytime, anywhere, and includes cutting-edge new features.

Transforming how you work, new features like Trace and Share turn the review process on its head. You can collaborate with teams and colleagues digitally and securely with AutoCAD from anywhere. With the new Count feature, you can cut down on manual counting, saving time and improving accuracy with the automated counting of blocks and geometry.

AutoCAD including specialized toolsets gives you access to industry-specific toolsets, such as MechanicalElectrical, and Architecture, which help boost productivity by automating tasks and providing libraries containing hundreds of thousands of intelligent parts, symbols, and features. Check out our productivity studies to learn how you can see time-savings with the specialized toolsets.

AutoCAD 2022 and the AutoCAD web and mobile apps give you a connected design experience. You gain flexibility to design and draft in AutoCAD on desktop, web, and mobile devices. You can now share and markup DWG files in the web and mobile apps. And with the AutoCAD web app you can now upload drawing templates, plot styles, and other support files to create DWG files that better meet your company’s drafting standards.

In addition to connecting across devices, with AutoCAD 2022, you can connect to other products within the Autodesk ecosystem. With new Push to Autodesk Docs, you can publish your drawings from AutoCAD to Autodesk Docs and with the AutoCAD web app, you can now connect to files stored in Autodesk Docs and Autodesk Drive. This enables smoother workflows and file sharing between AutoCAD 2022 and other Autodesk products. It doesn’t stop there. AutoCAD also connects to leading cloud storage providers including Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Box, and Dropbox.

Let’s dive into how you can benefit from what’s new in AutoCAD 2022 and AutoCAD LT 2022.

Streamline drawing review cycles with Trace

Trace improves digital collaboration, letting you work with collaborators on any device. You and your collaborators can markup DWG files without altering the existing drawing. Your collaborators, for example, can create a Trace in the web or mobile app and mark up design changes they want to see. The Trace can then be opened in AutoCAD on desktop, where you can automatically see the feedback in the context of the DWG file and incorporate the changes. It’s a multiplatform digital workflow that lets you collaborate with your team wherever they are and streamlines the drawing review cycle.

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Improve your collaboration process with Share

With Share, you can now securely share your drawings with your team and colleagues directly from AutoCAD. Using Share, you can select levels of access, such as “view-only” or “edit,” and send controlled copies of drawings to your team. You can generate Share links from AutoCAD and the AutoCAD web app. And the links open directly in the AutoCAD web app. Share gives you more control and is a secure way to digitally collaborate with your team anytime, anywhere.

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Increase accuracy through automation with Count

Today’s work demands continuous innovation, and it’s all about automation. Count automates the counting of blocks or geometry to save you time and reduce errors. You can export data to a dynamic table and get updates quickly. By cutting down on manual counting, you can avoid miscounting parts or ordering incorrect quantities.

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Improve efficiency with Push to Autodesk Docs

Push to Autodesk Docs improves workflow efficiency within the Autodesk ecosystem by allowing you to publish CAD drawing sheets as PDFs directly from AutoCAD to Autodesk Docs. You no longer need to save PDFs locally, open a web browser, or upload the sheets to the cloud.

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View and edit multiple drawings at the same time with Floating windows

You asked for a way to view and edit multiple drawings at the same time in a single instance of AutoCAD—with the new Floating windows, you can. Floating windows is a game changer for your work. It lets you conveniently pull away drawing tabs to view them as fully functional windows side by side, or on multiple monitors in the same instance of AutoCAD.

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Connect to Autodesk Drive and Autodesk Docs

With the AutoCAD web and mobile apps, you can access your files in the cloud. This year, we added Autodesk Drive and Autodesk Docs connections to the AutoCAD web app, so you can conveniently connect to your files within the Autodesk ecosystem. With these new integrations, you can take advantage of anytime access to any DWG file with AutoCAD.

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Enhancements and improved performance

AutoCAD 2022 offers enhancements that include a faster and customizable installation letting you even work in AutoCAD while the program is being installed. With the new installation, the typical number of interactions to install the product has been reduced. You can also enjoy improved graphics performance and a redesigned start tab that allows you to easily access files and other helpful content directly from the home screen.