Stay at the forefront of New Zealand design with Autodesk AutoCAD software, one of the world’s leading CAD design applications. Create stunning 2D and 3D designs with innovative tools that are always up-to-date and can produce almost any shape imaginable, delivering a personalized design solution. Simplified documentation features help you share precise drawings with ease. Work across connected desktop, cloud, and mobile solutions, all with the reliability of TrustedDWG™ technology, the original and most accurate way to store and exchange design data. Connect everywhere, design everywhere with AutoCAD.
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AutoCAD software includes enhancements and new features such as external reference path repair and recognition of SHX font files.
Import geometry, including SHX font files, fills, raster images, and TrueType text into a drawing from a PDF. (video: 2:45 min.)
Save time and minimize frustration with tools to fix broken paths for externally referenced files. (video: 4:43 min.)
Selected objects stay in the selection set, even if you pan or zoom off screen. (video: 1:20 min.)
Convert combinations of text and Mtext objects to a single Mtext object. (video: 1:54 min.)
Work intuitively with common dialog boxes and toolbars. (video: 2:32 min.)
Publishes design views of your drawing to a secure location for viewing and sharing in a web browser. (video: 1:38 min.)
Enjoy the best possible viewing experience ever, even on 4K and higher resolution displays. (video: 2:39 min.)
View, create, edit, and share CAD drawings on your mobile device with the AutoCAD mobile app. (video: 2:02 min.)
*Note: AutoCAD 2018 is not available for Mac. Click here to find out more about AutoCAD for Mac.
Windows display adapter capable of 1360 x 768 with True Color capabilities and DirectX® 9 ¹. DirectX 11 compliant card recommended.
¹ DirectX 9 recommended by supported OS
Deployment via Deployment Wizard.
The license server and all workstations that will run applications dependent on network licensing must run TCP/IP protocol.
Either Microsoft® or Novell TCP/IP protocol stacks are acceptable. Primary login on workstations may be Netware or Windows.
In addition to operating systems supported for the application, the license server will run on the Windows Server® 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2008 R2 Server editions.
Citrix® XenApp™ 7.6, Citrix® XenDesktop™ 7.6.
Autodesk licenses are designed to make using our products easier, no matter what project you’re working on. Whether you’re in school, a small design team or a multi-national corporation; choosing the right license is an important step in getting the most out of our products. Take advantage of our free trial licenses, so you can see first-hand how our products can help you imagine, design and create a better world.Learn more about all Autodesk licensing options below or if you need help with a license you’ve already purchased, contact us at +64 9 302 4028.
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Produce 2D documentation and drawings with a comprehensive set of drawing, editing, and annotation tools.
Create and communicate almost any design with 3D modeling and visualization tools.
Customize AutoCAD to help increase productivity and enforce CAD standards.
Share and use data from PDF and DGN files, Navisworks, Bing Maps, and AutoCAD mobile app.
Use the SHX text recognition tool to quickly convert imported PDF geometry to text and Mtext objects.
Save time and minimize frustration with simple tools to fix broken paths for externally referenced files.
Freely navigate around your drawing while selecting objects that stay in the selection set, even if you pan or zoom off screen.
With the Combine Text tool, convert combinations of text and Mtext objects to a single Mtext object.
Student and Educational licensing is available to help students build valuable workplace skills and to prepare them for rewarding careers in architecture, engineering, and the digital arts.
Students and faculty can download free* Autodesk software for personal educational purposes. Student licenses incorporate all the software functionality of our professional licenses, but include a print banner or watermark on output indicating the design was created using a student license version. Autodesk student licenses are available as Stand-Alone only and may not be used in the classroom or lab for instructional purposes, or for commercial or for-profit purposes.
For more information, visit our Education Community.
Educational institutions, students and faculty can receive affordable pricing on a variety of Educational licensing options. Autodesk® Education Suites can be purchased as Stand-Alone, Multi-seat Stand-Alone or Network licenses and give academic institutions access to comprehensive software products and tools. Educational licenses cannot be used for commercial, professional or for-profit purposes.
For more information, visit our Educators page.
*Free Autodesk software is for personal use for education purposes and is subject to the terms and conditions of the end-user license agreement that accompanies download of the software.
Multi-user access is a good choice for companies with multiple teams that need access to the same software deployed through network licenses.
Network licenses aren’t assigned to individual users and can be shared. A subscription with multi-user access supports the use of Autodesk products up to a maximum number of users, or seats, connected to a server network.
The products can be installed on as many computers as you want. However, you can use the software simultaneously only on the number of purchased seats. For example, if you have 6 subscriptions seats and 8 users, all users have access, but only 6 can use the product at any one time. Because you can install the products on more systems than the number of subscription seats purchased, you get true floating licenses across your entire organisation. There is no internet connection required for Multi-user licenses to operate.
Single-user access is a good choice for organisations that need one or more stand-alone licenses.
These licenses are assigned to individual users and can’t be shared. Customers must connect to the internet every 30 days to validate their Autodesk ID.
These subscriptions cost less than subscriptions with multi-user access. You can sign in to your Autodesk Account from anywhere, and download and install the software assigned to you from any device. So, for example, you can use your Autodesk product on your work computer and also on your personal computer at home.