AutoCAD LT Overview

Create 2D drawings with the easy-to-use drafting tools in Autodesk AutoCAD LT software. Speed design with innovative tools built to maximize productivity and increase efficiency. Share your work with confidence using TrustedDWG™ technology, the original and most accurate way to store and exchange design data. Powerful documentation tools help you produce precise technical drawings that you can easily edit and repurpose. Collaborate with colleagues using connected desktop, cloud, and mobile Autodesk AutoCAD solutions. Take advantage of enhanced support access, at no extra charge, when you subscribe to AutoCAD LT.

AutoCAD LT 2021 now available for Windows and Mac.

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.

  • Drawing history: Compare past and present versions of a drawing and see the evolution of your work. See video: 2:16 min.
  • Xref compare: See the changes made to your current drawing from changed external references (Xrefs). See video: 2:05 min.
  • Blocks palette: View and access your blocks content from AutoCAD LT on desktop or within the AutoCAD web app. See video: 1:49 min.
  • Performance enhancements: Experience faster save and install times. Leverage multicore processors for smoother orbit, pan, and zoom operations.
  • AutoCAD on any device: View, edit, and create drawings in AutoCAD on virtually any device–desktop, web, or mobile.
  • Cloud storage connectivity: Access any DWG file in AutoCAD LT with Autodesk’s cloud, as well as with leading cloud storage providers.
  • Quick measure: Display all nearby measurements in a drawing simply by hovering your mouse. See video: 37 sec.
  • Enhanced DWG compare: Compare two versions of a drawing without leaving your current window. See video: 1:05 min.
  • Purge redesign: Remove multiple unneeded objects at once with easy selection and object preview. See video: 1:11 min.

 


More features

Extended workflows and key features

  • AutoCAD anytime, anywhere: Create, edit, and view CAD drawings through the browser using the AutoCAD web app or through the AutoCAD mobile app. See video: 59 sec.
  • Save to web and mobile: Save drawings from your desktop to view and edit on the AutoCAD web and mobile apps, Xrefs included. See video: 2:13 min.
  • Shared views: Publish design views of your drawing in a web browser for viewing and commenting.
  • 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.

Collaboration

  • 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 customisation

  • 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 customisation: Customise 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.

System requirements for AutoCAD LT and AutoCAD for Mac LT 2021

System requirements for AutoCAD LT 2021 (Windows)
Operating System 64-bit OS that follows Autodesk’s Product Support Lifecycle policy.
Processor Recommended: 3+ GHz processor
Memory Recommended: 16 GB
Display Resolution Conventional Displays:
1920 x 1080 with True ColorHigh Resolution & 4K Displays:
Resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 supported on Windows 10, 64-bit systems (with capable display card)
Display Card Recommended: 4 GB GPU with 106 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant
Disk Space 7.0 GB
Pointing Device MS-Mouse compliant
.NET Framework .NET Framework Version 4.8

 

System requirements for AutoCAD for Mac 2020
Operating System Apple® macOS® Catalina v10.15

Apple macOS Mojave v10.14

Apple macOS High Sierra v10.13

Model Basic: Apple Mac Pro® 4.1, MacBook Pro® 5.1, iMac® 8.1, Mac mini® 3.1, MacBook Air® MacBook® 5.1

Recommended: Apple Mac® models supporting Metal Graphics Engine

CPU Type Recommended: Intel Core i7 or higher
Memory Recommended: 8GB or higher
Display Resolution Basic: 1280 x 800 display
High Resolution: 2880 x 1800 with Retina Display
Disk Space 3 GB free disk space for download and installation
Pointing Device Apple-compliant Mouse, Apple-compliant Trackpad, Microsoft-compliant mouse
Display Card Recommended: Mac native installed graphics cards
Disk Format APFS, APFS(Encrypted), Mac OS Extended (Journaled), Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted)

Autodesk Licensing Explained

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.

 

Autodesk Licensing Options

  • Single User: For individuals or small to medium businesses requiring a specific number of users
  • Students & educators: Prepare the next generation of architects, engineers and digital artists

 

Additional Information
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AutoCAD LT features

AutoCAD LT

Comprehensive 2D documentation

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

AutoCAD LT

Intuitive user interface

Access tools when you need them — contextual ribbon tabs, multi-functional grips, customisable tool palettes and an intelligent command line.

AutoCAD LT

Innovative technologies

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

AutoCAD LT

Connected collaboration

Access your drawings from desktop, web and mobile. Share and use data from PDF and DGN files, Bing Maps and more.

What’s new

Drawing history

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

Xref compare

See the changes made to your current drawing from changed external references (Xrefs). (See video: 2:16)

Blocks palette

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

Performance enhancements

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

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AutoCAD LT

It’s easy to get started. Purchase options include flexible subscription terms to fit your needs. Available for Windows and Mac.

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