AutoCAD LT precision 2D CAD drafting software has a flexible subscription model, with new features available with each release and product update. If you have a perpetual license of AutoCAD LT 2016 or earlier, here’s what’s changed in AutoCAD LT 2017, AutoCAD LT 2018, AutoCAD LT 2019, and AutoCAD LT 2020.
AutoCAD LT 2020
New AutoCAD web app: View, create, and edit AutoCAD drawings from any computer with no software install required.*
AutoCAD mobile app (US site): View, create, and edit AutoCAD drawings via iOS, Android, and Windows devices.
Integrated workflows: Work smoothly across desktop, web, and mobile devices.*
Cloud storage connectivity: Access any DWG file in AutoCAD LT with Autodesk’s cloud, as well as with leading cloud storage providers.
Top new features added since 2016 include:
Blocks palette: Insert blocks efficiently from visual galleries.
Quick measure: Quickly display all nearby measurements in a drawing by hovering your mouse.
Purge (redesigned): Remove multiple unneeded objects with easy selection and object preview.
DWG™ compare (enhanced): Compare two versions of a drawing or Xref without leaving your current window.
PDF import: Import geometry (SHX font files, fills, raster images, and TrueType text) into a drawing from a PDF.
AutoCAD anytime, anywhere: Access AutoCAD from your desktop, web, and mobile devices.*
Shared views: Publish design views of your drawing in a web browser for viewing and commenting.*
Save to web and mobile: Save drawings and their associated Xrefs from your desktop to view and edit in the AutoCAD web and mobile apps.
New views and viewports: Easily add saved views to your layouts.
High-resolution monitor support: View your designs on 4K- and higher-resolution displays.
Off-screen selection: Selected objects stay in the selection set, even if you pan or zoom off screen.
New feature highlighting: Quickly see what’s new in each release.
Autodesk desktop app: Get alerts and install software updates without disrupting your workflow. View tutorials about new features.
Improvements since 2016
Save in half a second: Shave one second off each save on average
Speedy install time: Up to 50% faster for solid state hard drives
New dark theme: Modern blue aesthetic with contrast and sharpness improvements
User interface: Flat-design icons and intuitive dialog boxes and toolbars
2D graphics: Better stability, fidelity, and performance
Save, move/copy performance boost with the 2018.dwg file format
The TrustedDWG™ file format
Support and software access
Autodesk support specialists: Schedule a call†, chat online (limited availability), or email us.
Remote desktop assistance: Get secure, hands-on troubleshooting.†
Online resources: Access our knowledge base for help documentation, tutorials, training videos, and community support forums.
Access to the latest software: Instantly access the newest releases and updates.
Use software anywhere: At home or when traveling.
Access previous versions: Download and use previous releases.
Flexible term lengths: Subscribe monthly, annually, or for 3 years.*
Administrative tools: Easily manage software licenses, seats, and usage from your Autodesk Account.
*Not available to maintenance plan customers.
†Available to maintenance plan customers with Advanced Support.