Streamlined User Interface
AutoCAD Architecture software, the version of AutoCAD for architects, features a sleek user interface that offers optimized desktop organization, a larger drawing window, and quicker access to tools and commands. Find your favorite tools faster, locate lesser-used tools more efficiently, and discover new features more easily. The user interface design is consistent across many Autodesk products, helping to reduce your learning curve as you move between applications.
Detail Creation & Annotation
Document and annotate faster with the robust library of detail components and powerful keynoting tools. Automate the creation of details and maintain consistent annotation. When your architectural details are complete, you can generate keynote legends in just a few clicks.
Walls, Doors & Windows
Draw and document using walls, doors, and windows that mimic real-world behavior and construction. Modify walls and their endcap conditions on a component level for improved handling of common wall conditions, such as angled, cornered, or intersecting fire-rated walls. Automatically insert and place doors or windows with precise control. Move any wall, and all connected walls and spaces automatically update. Use familiar AutoCAD architectural drafting commands such as Fillet and Chamfer on flexible wall components.
Space Tagging & Documentation
Automatically tag every room in your drawing, complete with room areas. Change the bounding elements, and spaces update automatically, saving you time and helping to make documentation more accurate. Space definitions can include offsets from bounding elements based on preset rules or rules you define, enabling area calculations that reflect a variety of industry standards, including BOMA, DIN, and SIS.
Sections & Elevations
Generate 2D sections and elevations with material hatching directly from your floor plans. If your design changes, AutoCAD Architecture generates fully updated section and elevation graphics, maintaining layer, color, linetype, and other properties.
Easily customize the look of out-of-the-box schedule styles to meet your company's standards. Or create new schedules from scratch, complete with your required calculations. Schedules link directly to your designs and can update instantly to reflect design changes.
With AutoCAD Architecture AEC Dimensions, you can dimension any wall and all its components according to your own dimensioning standards, including wall stud centerlines and faces. Associative dimensions automatically update as your designs change, eliminating the need for manual updates.
Bring designs to life for impressive client presentations at any stage of design. Streamlined visualization capabilities are fully integrated into the AutoCAD Architecture workflow. Accelerate architectural review cycles by publishing directly to DWF™ or DWFx file formats.