New and updated tools for AutoCAD 2012

Maximise productivity and functionality with new and updated tools for conceptual design, model documentation and reality capture.


AutoCAD 2012 products exceed previous capabilities with flexible and powerful new features that improve the visual experience and performance of the product range as well as add an array of time-saving enhancements for more efficient workflow. Robust 3D free-form design tools and powerful drafting and documentation capabilities combine to drive design innovation for all levels of users and industries.


Ideas can now be explored and transformed into conceptual 2D and 3D design through a set of intuitive tools:

  • Autodesk® Inventor Fusion: Edit and validate models from almost any source.
  • 3D Free-Form Design: Refine your ideas by using surface, mesh and solid modelling tools.
  • Point Cloud Support: Streamline time-consuming renovation and restoration projects.
  • Powerful Visualisation Tools: Add impact to your designs.
  • 3D Navigation Tools: Walk through a model quickly and intuitively.


AutoCAD 2012 makes it possible to meet customer expectations and elevate product designs through a combination of easy-to-use tools that encourage collaboration and time-saving capabilities, from conceptualisation to completion.


Documentation acceleration can be readily achieved and repetitive tasks minimised as models can now be imported from a wide variety of CAD applications and intelligent 2D views can be instantly created with model documentation, parametric drawing and associative array tools. AutoCAD WS allows critical design data to be shared effortlessly across the web and over mobile devices and design communications are enhanced with a variety of rendering tools, presentation-ready graphics and 3D printing. AutoCAD 2012 products can also be moulded and adapted to suit your specific needs as an individual or unique entity with powerful programming tools and thousands of available add-ons, enabling you to develop conceptual designs in an exclusive environment that is tailor-made to fit your workplace.


Combining a range of fully integrated and interoperable solutions, AutoCAD 2012 is designed with the end user in mind, allowing them to explore, document, communicate and customise throughout the conceptualisation process, ultimately generating powerful and flexible designs.

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