Ribbon tabs and panels
Access your favorite tools easily when you need them with the AutoCAD ribbon.
Easily access your most frequently used content and tools with customizable tool palettes.
Launch commands and respond to prompts quickly using simple keystrokes, right at the command line.
Easily reshape, move, or manipulate geometry with grip editing.
Object and layer transparency
Control the transparency for selected objects or for all objects on a layer.
Add flexibility and intelligence to your block references, including changing the shape, size, or configuration.
Create and modify objects in circular or rectangular patterns, or along a path.
Object selection and isolation
Find and select all objects that match the properties of an object. Hide or unhide the selected objects.
2D drafting, drawing, and annotation
Create a single or multiline text (mtext) as a single text object. Format the text, columns, and boundaries.
Create dimensions automatically. Pass the cursor over selected objects to get a preview before you create it.
Create leaders with a variety of content, including text or blocks. Easily format leader lines, and define styles.
Smart centerlines and center marks
Create and edit centerlines and center marks that automatically move when you move the associated objects.
Create tables with data and symbols in rows and columns, apply formulas, and link to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
Draw revision clouds around new changes in a drawing to quickly identify your updates.
Specify the size of your drawing sheet, add a title block, and display multiple views of your model.
Create layout viewports to display different elements of your design at varying scales.
Use fields in text objects to display text that can be updated automatically as the field value changes.
Enable simultaneous updates by creating a live link between a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and a table in your drawing.
PDF and DGN import/export/underlay
Share and reuse data from PDF and DGN files by importing, exporting, or attaching them as underlays.
DWG and image references
Attach drawings and images to your current drawing as externally referenced files.
Sheet set manager
View, access, manage, and plot multiple drawings as sheet.
Geographic location and online maps
Insert geographic location information into a drawing, and display a map in the drawing from an online map service.