Capture your design concepts with precise 2D drawings that you can easily edit, repurpose, and share. Use powerful documentation tools in AutoCAD LT drafting and detailing software to communicate real-world dimensions and technical details that convey the specifics of your design. You can work with confidence, relying on the genuine DWG technology in AutoCAD LT for stable and compatible drawing files that are interoperable with other AutoCAD-based software. Sharing options that enable close collaboration and workflow integration help you get feedback and make changes efficiently. With a focus on your drafting productivity, AutoCAD LT is built for effective design documentation.
Integration with Autodesk 360
Advance the way you work with Autodesk 360 cloud-enabled services. With AutoCAD LT 2013, you can automatically store design files online and access them from almost anywhere. Review and mark up 2D DWF files through a web browser or with a mobile device. And with cloud storage, you can easily share files, keep track of file updates, and invite others to comment on designs. Using the customization sync feature in AutoCAD LT 2013, you can make your custom settings and files available on any computer via your Autodesk 360 account. Extend your desktop with the cloud computing capacity of Autodesk 360.
Support for the latest format, hardware, and operating systems
AutoCAD LT 2013 software introduces an updated file format to accommodate technology and performance improvements in the software. AutoCAD LT 2013 is compatible with all previous versions of AutoCAD LT and AutoCAD drafting software, and allows you to save drawings in a wide variety of other formats, ranging back to R14 DWG and R12 DXF. Also, the DWG technology used by AutoCAD LT 2013 is shared by the industry specific versions of AutoCAD, maximizing compatibility and interoperability.
Improved user interaction
The AutoCAD LT 2013 user interface is even more intuitive and easier to use. In addition to multifunctional grips, contextual ribbon tabs help put commands at your fingertips. When you start certain commands or select certain objects, the relevant objects and commands automatically appear at the top of the screen. Even the familiar command line offers more functionality and configuration options in AutoCAD LT 2013, including auto-complete of command names and system variables, and clickable options within active commands. Spend less time searching for commands and features.
Additional functionality from AutoCAD software
AutoCAD LT 2013 includes useful features that previously were available only in AutoCAD software. The Sheet Set Manager organizes your drawing sets and keeps them up to date. With it you can manage layout views, detail titles and scales, and sheet names and numbers from a single palette. The Delete Duplicates command cleans up drawings by removing redundant and unneeded geometry. And the Nested Copy tool enables you to copy items out of blocks or external references directly into your current drawings.
Associative arrays add timesaving functionality by enabling better maintenance of relationships between objects, like windows on a building or trusses on a bridge. You can edit a single, associative array more easily: change the spacing or number of rows or columns, adjust the path shape, and even modify or remove individual items without affecting the overall associativity. In AutoCAD LT 2013, a contextual ribbon tab available during array creation makes the command even easier to use. Properties for path arrays enable you to specify whether to maintain a fixed number of objects, or to automatically adjust the count based on path length and item spacing.
PDF underlay support and improved outputProduct Highlights
Use PDF files as underlays in your drawings just as you would any other supported file type. If the PDF is vector-based, you can use object snaps to locate new objects relative to geometry in the underlay. You can also create high-quality PDF files from your drawings, with high resolution, low file size, and searchable TrueType text.
- Flexibility to work on your preferred operating system
- Streamlined collaboration with colleagues and clients
- Confidence in the compatibility and stability of your
- Better drawing management, cleaner documents, and more flexibility when working with blocks and references
- Easier exploration of design concepts and faster modification of arrayed objects
- More options for collaboration and higher quality when sharing PDF files