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Explore the latest features in AutoCAD LT® 2018 2D CAD software, including external reference path repair and recognition of SHX font files.
Import geometry, including SHX font files, fills, raster images, and TrueType text into a drawing from a PDF. (video: 2:45 min.)
Save time and minimize frustration with tools to fix broken paths for externally referenced files. (video: 4:43 min.)
Selected objects stay in the selection set, even if you pan or zoom off screen. (video: 1:20 min.)
Convert combinations of text and Mtext objects to a single Mtext object. (video: 1:54 min.)
Work intuitively with common dialog boxes and toolbars. (video: 2:32 min.)
Publishes design views of your drawing to a secure location for viewing and sharing in a web browser. (video: 1:38 min.)
Enjoy the best possible viewing experience ever, even on 4K and higher resolution displays. (video: 2:39 min.)
View, create, edit, and share CAD drawings on your mobile device with the AutoCAD mobile app. (video: 2:02 min.)
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Access your favorite tools easily when you need them with the AutoCAD ribbon.
Easily access your most frequently used content and tools with customizable tool palettes.
Launch commands and respond to prompts quickly using simple keystrokes, right at the command line.
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.
Add flexibility and intelligence to your block references, including changing the shape, size, or configuration.
Create and modify objects in circular or rectangular patterns, or along a path.
Find and select all objects that match the properties of an object. Hide or unhide the selected objects.
Create a single or multiline text (mtext) as a single text object. Format the text, columns, and boundaries.
Create dimensions automatically. Pass the cursor over selected objects to get a preview before you create it.
Create leaders with a variety of content, including text or blocks. Easily format leader lines, and define styles.
Create and edit centerlines and center marks that automatically move when you move the associated objects.
Create tables with data and symbols in rows and columns, apply formulas, and link to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
Draw revision clouds around new changes in a drawing to quickly identify your updates.
Specify the size of your drawing sheet, add a title block, and display multiple views of your model.
Create layout viewports to display different elements of your design at varying scales.
Use fields in text objects to display text that can be updated automatically as the field value changes.
Enable simultaneous updates by creating a live link between a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and a table in your drawing.
Share and reuse data from PDF and DGN files by importing, exporting, or attaching them as underlays.
Attach drawings and images to your current drawing as externally referenced files.
View, access, manage, and plot multiple drawings as sheet.
Insert geographic location information into a drawing, and display a map in the drawing from an online map service.
TrustedDWG™ technology lets you know of a possible incompatibility when a file was not last saved by an Autodesk software.
Migrate your custom settings and files from previous releases.
Customize the user interface to improve accessibility and reduce the number of steps for frequent tasks.
Monitor current system variables against a preferred list of values. Notification balloons alert you of deviations.
Get alerts and install software updates without disrupting your workflow. View tutorials about new features.
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