AutoCAD Architecture



AutoCAD Architecture software is the version of AutoCAD specifically for architectural design. Architectural drafting tools enable you to design and document more efficiently in the familiar AutoCAD environment. Start working in AutoCAD Architecture and experience productivity gains right away, while learning new features at your own pace.

AutoCAD Architecture Features

Project Navigator CheckOut
CheckOut enables changes to be made outside of the project structure to avoid frequent, unnecessary xref change notifications.

Project Navigator CheckIn
When you CheckIn a drawing, it is saved automatically. Team members will be notified of the updated version.

Color-coded version differentiation
Visual Compare highlights graphic changes and geometry differences between two versions of a drawing.

Easier style import
Bring styles from external files into the current drawing quickly and easily.

Easier Style searching
The Style Search tool enables you to find styles in multiple drawings by entering any part of the name.

Preview Architectural Object styles
With Style Preview, you can now visually confirm walls, doors, windows, and other Architectural Object styles in the Properties Palette before use.

Moveable Style Viewer
You can now move and "snap" the viewer dialog to the left or right edge of the Style Manager or Edit Style dialog.

Real-time Fillet/Chamfer changes
Command Preview enables you to see Fillet and Chamfer changes in real time, as you make them, even before the command is complete.

Dynamic wall moves
Command Preview enables you to see anchored objects, as walls are moved or offset with location grip, so you can more easily anticipate change.

Improved section cleanup
Improved section cleanup results enable the color of line work to display as expected.

Roof Properties in Schedule tables
Schedule tables can now include the perimeter, top, and bottom area of Roof Objects, so you can include them in cost estimates and quantity takeoffs.

Automated property set definitions
Automatically attach property set definitions to architectural objects, so you can complete quantity takeoff calculations more easily.

Annotation and unit scaling
Change drawing units and object tags, text, and other annotation scaled objects to keep the same relative appearance and size.

Display order by layer
Set order for layers in a list, and apply the display order for objects on each layer. Preview changes to make sure they are predictable.

Easy changes to block instances
As your design changes, you can make changes to your components more easily. Assign block instances a different definition without recreating the block.

Streamlined door functionality
A top AUGI request: AutoCAD Architecture streamlines the workflow for adding doors or windows to a wall by restoring the previous option.

Sections and elevations
Generate 2D sections and elevations with material hatching directly from your floor plans.

Walls, doors, and windows
Create documents and architectural drawings using walls, doors, and windows that mimic real-world behavior and construction.

Architectural drawing creation and annotation
Document and annotate architectural drawings faster with the extensive library of detail components and powerful keynoting tools.

Streamlined user interface
A sleek user interface offers optimized desktop organization, a large drawing window, and easy access to tools and commands.

Integrated rendering
Bring architectural designs to life for impressive client presentations at any stage.

Wall dimensioning
With AEC Dimensions, you can dimension any wall and all its components according to your own standards.

Customized scheduling
Easily customize the look of out-of-the-box schedule styles to meet your company's standards.

Space tagging and documentation
Automatically tag every room in your architectural drawing, complete with room areas.

Room documentation
Use the Roombook feature to apply multiple finishes to a surface.

Architectural renovation
Building renovation tools can help you to speed the design and production of renovation projects.

Industry Foundation Class (IFC) support
The software provides Industry Foundation Class (IFC) file format support.