AutoCAD 2016 Helps Design Every Detail With Rich Visual Accuracy

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 23, 2015Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today announced the availability of AutoCAD 2016, the latest release of one of the world’s leading computer-aided design (CAD) applications.

The 2016 release includes scores of new features that accelerate the 2D and 3D design, documentation and collaboration process while enriching the on-screen experience of creating almost any shape imaginable. In addition, users can confidently share their work with others using TrustedDWG™ technology, the original and most accurate way to store and exchange design data.

“AutoCAD 2016 makes detailing and documentation work faster, while stunning visual enhancements bring a new level of clarity and depth to every aspect of a design,” said Amy Bunszel, vice president of AutoCAD products, Autodesk. “Our customers will also appreciate productivity boosts like enhanced PDF output and tighter coordination with Building Information Modeling (BIM).”

“The enhancements brought this product to another level,” said senior architect, Dr. Santi Maggio Savasta, M.Arch, Ph.D., with Santi Maggio Savasta Architect. “The improvements brought to dimensioning and text editing, not to mention the whole section related to the drawing aids, allow you to be more effective and quick, giving you a real-time preview of what you are doing, while you are doing it.”

An Enhanced Visual CAD Experience

Improvements to the drawing canvas in AutoCAD 2016 dramatically improve the visual accuracy seen on screen. Enhanced readability and detail means smooth curves and arcs replace jagged line segments. AutoCAD now takes full advantage of the latest graphics hardware to deliver a richer, yet faster, visual experience. Users can predict more results and minimize the need to “undo” a command with expanded Command Preview. Other enhancements include:

  • AutoCAD 2016 also outputs enhanced PDFs that are significantly smaller, while retaining visual fidelity. PDFs are now fully searchable, maintain all hyperlinks and can be attached to drawings faster.
  • Improved Smart Dimensioning automatically creates appropriate measurements based on the type of objects selected, making it easier to accurately calculate measurements based on the drawing context.

Together with new features for reality computing and BIM coordination, the tools in AutoCAD 2016 help users significantly increase efficiency and maximize productivity—clearing the way to faster, more precise design and documentation.


AutoCAD 2016 products are available immediately, and availability varies by country. Additionally, several purchase options are available. Users can choose a perpetual license with or without  Maintenance Subscription, or a  Desktop Subscription with pay-as-you-go monthly, quarterly, and annual options. In addition to flexible licensing, Desktop Subscription gives users access to the latest updates and releases, one-on-one technical support, and priority support in the forums.

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Autodesk helps people imagine, design and create a better world. Everyone—from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists—uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges. For more information visit or follow @autodesk.

Autodesk, the Autodesk logo, AutoCAD, and TrustedDWG are registered trademark of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product and services offerings, and specifications and pricing at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document.

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