Autodesk Ships AutoCAD 2017

Autodesk_LogoSAN RAFAEL, CA, March 21, 2016 – Autodesk today announced the availability of AutoCAD 2017 to help you stay at the forefront of design.The latest release lets users work faster and smarter across connected desktop and mobile solutions, easily collaborate with colleagues, create personalized design experiences, and stay up-to-date with the newest features and updates. And, included when you subscribe is AutoCAD 360 Pro mobile app that lets you take AutoCAD with you wherever you go!

Here are some of the key features for the 2017 release:

Import PDFs: A top-requested feature based on user feedback, PDFs have been added to the supported ‘Import File’ formats. Now you can import geometry, TrueType text and raster images from a PDF file or underlay into the current drawing as AutoCAD objects. Gone are the days of clunky workarounds or having to leave AutoCAD to import PDFs.


Import PDF lets you import geometry from a PDF file into your drawings as AutoCAD objects.

Autodesk Desktop App: Product updates and learning content are seamlessly delivered to help you get the most out of new features with Autodesk Desktop App, a companion application that replaces Autodesk Application Manager. You’ll get the latest security patches and updates for all 2015, 2016, and 2017 versions of Microsoft Windows-based Autodesk products without disrupting your workflow. And it’s even subscription-aware, offering subscription-only updates and learning content for products under subscription.


Manage and track all of your updates with a single desktop app.

Smart Centerlines/Center Mark: Creating and editing centerlines and center marks is now faster and more intuitive. When you move associated objects, the centerlines and center marks update accordingly.


AutoCAD 2017 offers simplified creation and editing of centerlines and center marks.

With AutoCAD 2017, we’ve continued to improve both the performance and fidelity of our 2D and 3D graphics, and 3D graphics stability has also been greatly improved.

These are just some of the many new features available with the latest release. To see a video overview of the top features, visit https://youtube/ap-YDhhT6Xs.

For a full list of features for AutoCAD LT 2017, visit

You can also download the Preview Guide to get in-depth details of each feature:

For a free trial of AutoCAD 2017, visit

Also available is AutoCAD LT 2017 offering smart 2D drafting tools that help speed your documentation work. When you subscribe to AutoCAD LT, you get the AutoCAD 360 Mobile App, which allows you to view, create and edit drawings on your phone or tablet, add text, markup and make changes to drawings in real time, and share designs and revisions directly from your mobile device. And, get direct one-on-one global phone support, support via chat, faster response times, and more, with our enhanced support benefits, which are included at no extra cost when you subscribe to AutoCAD LT.

To see a video overview of the top features of AutoCAD LT 2017, visit

For a free trial of AutoCAD LT 2017, visit

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