AutoCAD® software features include an updated modern interface that improves the design process and productivity enhancements that help speed your workflow. Quickly open new and existing drawings with the New Tab page, access drawing content directly from the ribbon, and find tools with a more powerful Help window.
Refined interface New The new interface has an updated look and feel that helps improve the design process. The darker interface is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it also reduces eyestrain by making fine lines, buttons, and text easier to see.
Ribbon galleries New Visually access drawing content directly from the ribbon, saving time and clicks. The Ribbon gallery offers a fast and intuitive workflow. For example, suppose you want to add a block to your design. Using the Ribbon gallery, hover over the ribbon for a block insertion. The Block gallery will display thumbnails of all the blocks. You can insert your selection right away, without having to use a dialog box.
New Tab page New Get started on your design immediately with the New Tab page. Quickly open new and existing drawings and access a large selection of design elements. Open templates, updates from design feed, or design data residing on the A360 cloud application.
Command preview New Preview the outcomes of frequently used commands before you commit to them. Command preview helps you reduce the number of Undo commands you make by letting you evaluate the potential changes of commands such as Offset, Fillet, and Trim.
Help window (enhanced) The Help window now displays tool locations within the interface. An animated arrow points to the tool in the ribbon, saving you time and keeping you productive.
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