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CAD Drawing

CAD Drawing is using computer technology to draw or design anything. You can choose CAD software to assist with accurate drawing; be that converting your hand drawn sketches to a digital version, also known as Computer Aided Drawing, or designing something from scratch.

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How CAD drawing has changed through the ages

You could say that CAD started with a mistake in a laboratory in 1860s France. Fast-forward to today and the possibilities of CAD Drawing is endless. This short, animated video takes you through the history of CAD from blueprints to a virtual design horizon.

Benefits of CAD drawing software

  • Increased productivity
  • Accurate drawings or drafts
  • Improved quality and consistencey
  • Collaboration with other stakeholders or drafting software
  • Saving drafts and easy to access iterations of previous drawings
  • Flexibilty
  • Compatibility
  • Sharable at a click
  • Simplicity
  • Cost savings
  • Time saving

Compare CAD drawing products

If you work primarily in 2D, AutoCAD LT is a cost-effective way to get many of the CAD drawing functionalities of AutoCAD to help you to create 2D drawings faster and with more precision.

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  • 2D drafting and documentation
  • Simple customisation of UI
  • Single-user licence
  • 2D and 3D abilities
  • Customisable APIs
  • Single-user and multi-user (network) licences

Connect and collaborate with apps

AutoCAD mobile app

CAD drawing and CAD drafting tool that lets you view, create, edit and share CAD drawings anywhere, at any time.

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View and share designs on a centralised cloud platform, from any device. 50+ 2D and 3D file formats supported. Sign up for a free account.

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How small businesses can make the move to CAD drawing software

Guitars designed by AutoCAD

While in school, Heijen began learning AutoCAD for CAD drawing, after working by hand for many years, AutoCAD brought entirely new possibilities for his guitars.

Hand Drawing to CAD Drawing

There were some AutoCAD drawings from many years ago, before John Morgan's time, most were hand-drawn. He had to confirm the drawings, and, if necessary, redraw using CAD software on location.

Let the ROI Help you decide

It’s a common question in all manner of CAD design environments, CAD software users and decision makers ask which software tools are best for their company. Let the ROI decide for you.