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AutoCAD 2022 Now Available

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 Mechanical, Electrical, 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.

“This year’s release is the culmination of continuous AutoCAD innovation, with automation and collaboration at the center,” says Mimi Hoang, Vice President of Cross Industry Strategy & Programs. “It pushes design forward to help you work smarter, not harder, so you get time back to focus on what’s important.”

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.

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.

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.

“Count will save an immense amount of time by eliminating the block counting exercises within the drawing while removing human errors. It’s a huge win.” – Chad, Corporate CAD Coordinator

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.

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.

“With floating windows, you can do your work within a split second versus waiting to open AutoCAD again and find the drawing. Now, you just click, drag, and you’re done.” – Brett, Drafting Technician III

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.

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.

“We aim to create modern, connected workflows and harness automation to save time, improve accuracy, and enhance collaboration wherever you work,” says Marcus O’Brien, Senior Director of AutoCAD product management. “We are working to give our users an unprecedented design experience on whatever device they choose.” 

Get started today

Explore the new features by logging into your Autodesk Account and downloading the latest release. If you are not yet a subscriber, check out free 30-day trials of AutoCAD 2022 and AutoCAD LT 2022. For more information on how you can benefit from the AutoCAD web and mobile apps, please visit AutoCAD web app and AutoCAD mobile app.

While the AutoCAD web app is included with a subscription to AutoCAD 2022, you can also try it out for free through the ongoing Web App Program by logging into the AutoCAD web app today.

AutoCAD 2022 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2022 for Mac

AutoCAD 2022 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2022 for Mac are also now available, and you can read about new features here.

Learn more and take a tour of AutoCAD 2022

Additional new features included in AutoCAD 2022 can be found in the What’s New guide within the Help section. And check out this quick video overview of what you get with AutoCAD 2022.

Originally published on the Autodesk blog.

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