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      AutoCAD LT 2021

      Explore the latest features in AutoCAD LT® 2021, including the new Xref compare, drawing history, and workflows across desktop, web, and mobile.

      • New
        Video: Learn about the new drawing history feature in AutoCAD LT 2021

        Drawing history

        Compare past and present versions of a drawing and see the evolution of your work. (video: 2:16 min.)

      • New
        Video: Use Xref compare feature

        Xref compare

        See the changes made to your current drawing from changed external references (Xrefs). (video: 2:05 min.)

      • Enhancement
        Video: Enhancements to the blocks palette in AutoCAD LT 2021

        Blocks palette

        View and access your blocks content from AutoCAD LT on desktop or within the AutoCAD web app. (video: 1:49 min.)

      • Enhancement
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        Performance enhancements

        Experience faster save and install times. Leverage multicore processors for smoother orbit, pan, and zoom operations.

      • Drawings in AutoCAD displayed on desktop and mobile devices

        AutoCAD on any device

        View, edit, and create drawings in AutoCAD on virtually any device–desktop, web, or mobile.

      • DWG drawing of a house in AutoCAD LT user interface

        Cloud storage connectivity

        Access any DWG file in AutoCAD LT with Autodesk’s cloud, as well as with leading cloud storage providers.

      • Video: Learn to display dimensions, distances, and angles

        Quick measure

        Display all nearby measurements in a drawing simply by hovering your mouse. (video: 37 sec.)

      • Video: Use the new toolbar to compare 2 versions of a drawing or Xref

        Enhanced DWG compare

        Compare two versions of a drawing without leaving your current window. (video: 1:05 min.)

      • Video: Learn how easy it is to clean up drawings

        Purge redesign

        Remove multiple unneeded objects at once with easy selection and object preview. (video: 1:11 min.)

      More features

      Extended workflows and key features

      • Video: Create, edit, view, and share CAD drawings on the AutoCAD web or mobile apps

        AutoCAD anytime, anywhere

        Create, edit, and view CAD drawings through the browser using the AutoCAD web app or through the AutoCAD mobile app. (video: 59 sec.)

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      • Video: Learn how to access drawings saved on desktop via the AutoCAD web and mobile apps

        Save to web and mobile

        Save drawings from your desktop to view and edit on the AutoCAD web and mobile apps, Xrefs included. (video: 2:13 min.)

      • Video: Creating a link to a drawing to share with colleagues for feedback

        Shared views

        Publish design views of your drawing in a web browser for viewing and commenting. (video: 1:07 min.)

      • Comprehensive 2D documentation

        Produce 2D documentation and drawings with a comprehensive set of drawing, editing, and annotation tools.

      • Intuitive user interface

        Access tools when you need them—contextual ribbon tabs, multifunctional grips, customizable tool palettes, and an intelligent command line.

      • Innovative technologies

        Get the latest technologies including TrustedDWG, high-resolution monitor support, migration tools, and the AutoCAD desktop app.

      User interaction

      • Ribbon tabs and panels

        Access your favorite tools easily when you need them with the AutoCAD ribbon.

      • Tool palettes

        Easily access your most frequently used content and tools with customizable tool palettes.

      • Command line

        Launch commands and respond to prompts quickly using simple keystrokes, right at the command line.

      • Multifunctional grips

        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.

      • Dynamic blocks

        Add flexibility and intelligence to your block references, including changing the shape, size, or configuration.

      • Associative arrays

        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

      • Text

        Create a single or multiline text (mtext) as a single text object. Format the text, columns, and boundaries.

      • Smart dimensioning

        Create dimensions automatically. Pass the cursor over selected objects to get a preview before you create it.

      • Leaders

        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.

      • Tables

        Create tables with data and symbols in rows and columns, apply formulas, and link to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.

      • Revision clouds

        Draw revision clouds around new changes in a drawing to quickly identify your updates.

      • Layouts

        Specify the size of your drawing sheet, add a title block, and display multiple views of your model.

      • Layout viewports

        Create layout viewports to display different elements of your design at varying scales.

      • Fields

        Use fields in text objects to display text that can be updated automatically as the field value changes.

      • Data linking

        Enable simultaneous updates by creating a live link between a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and a table in your drawing.

      • Sheet set manager

        View, access, manage, and plot multiple drawings as sheet.


      • 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.

      • Geographic location and online maps

        Insert geographic location information into a drawing, and display a map in the drawing from an online map service.

      Installation and customization

      • TrustedDWG technology

        TrustedDWG technology lets you know of a possible incompatibility when a file was not last saved by an Autodesk software.

      • Migration tool

        Migrate your custom settings and files from previous releases.

      • CUI customization

        Customize the user interface to improve accessibility and reduce the number of steps for frequent tasks.

      • Sysvar monitor

        Monitor current system variables against a preferred list of values. Notification balloons alert you of deviations.

      • Autodesk desktop app

        Get alerts and install software updates without disrupting your workflow. View tutorials about new features.

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