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AutoCAD 2019 Including Specialized Toolsets Now Available

Marcus O'Brien
March 22, 2018

Subscribe to AutoCAD and get access to specialized toolsets, an all-new web app, a mobile app, new features, and more.

Speed up your work with specialized features and libraries for mechanical design, architecture, 3D mapping, and more; enjoy greater mobility with the new web and mobile apps; and take advantage of new features and performance enhancements, included with new subscriptions to AutoCAD 2019 including specialized toolsets, available starting today, March 22, 2018.

Increase Productivity With Specialized Toolsets

With access to 7 specialized toolsets, subscribers have more than 750,000 intelligent objects, styles, parts, features, and symbols to choose from when drawing. Designers can automate floorplans; quickly draw piping, plant equipment, or electrical panel layouts; incorporate GIS data into the planning process; edit scanned drawings and convert raster images into DWG objects all while working in a familiar AutoCAD interface.

The toolsets now included in AutoCAD offer intelligent features that will help users work faster and be more efficient. For example, by using the Architecture toolset to model a design, you’ll save a significant amount of time incorporating real architectural elements such as doors, walls, and windows, instead of starting from lines and circles; creating a wall in AutoCAD requires 5 steps, whereas the same outcome in the Architecture toolset requires only 3 steps.

Now imagine how productive you could be with all of the industry-specific toolsets at your fingertips.

When you subscribe to AutoCAD 2019, you will gain access to the following toolsets:

Architecture Toolset: Use specialized building design features and 8,000+ intelligent architectural objects and styles to speed architectural drawing and documentation.

Mechanical Toolset: Use specialized mechanical design features and 700,000+ intelligent manufacturing parts, features, and symbols to speed product design.

Electrical Toolset: Use specialized electrical design features and 65,000+ intelligent electrical symbols to boost productivity for creating, modifying, and documenting electrical controls systems.

MEP Toolset: Use specialized MEP engineering features and 10,500+ intelligent mechanical, electrical, and plumbing objects to draft, design, and document building systems.

Plant 3D Toolset: Use the specialized plant design and engineering toolset to efficiently produce P&IDs and then integrate them into a 3D plant design model.

Map 3D Toolset: Use specialized mapping features to incorporate GIS and CAD data to support planning, design, and data management. Access spatial data stored in files, databases, and web services, and aggregate it with your AutoCAD design data.

Raster Design Toolset: Use raster to vector tools to help you edit scanned drawings and convert raster images into DWG objects.

AutoCAD 2019 Including Specialized Toolsets

Starting March 22, 2018, when you subscribe to AutoCAD 2019 including specialized toolsets you will be able to download AutoCAD and the Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical, Map 3D, MEP, Raster Design, and Plant 3D toolsets from the Autodesk Account portal or from the Autodesk Desktop App.

AutoCAD Available Anywhere With Web and Mobile Apps

An AutoCAD 2019 or AutoCAD LT 2019 subscription also includes access to the all-new AutoCAD web app and the AutoCAD mobile app.

We’re excited to launch the AutoCAD web app enabling you to access AutoCAD directly in your web browser via web.autocad.com. And there is nothing to download or install. Simply log in to your Autodesk account and quickly access Trusted DWG files, core 2D drafting and editing tools (ex: Arc, Circle, Rectangle, Offset, Trim, and more), including Xref support, and layer management.

AutoCAD 2019: AutoCAD Anywhere

An early tester of the AutoCAD web app and owner of Mechanical CAD Design and BIM firm Point to Point CAD Services, Clifton Schnarr explained “The detail in the AutoCAD web app is just superb! You can see the dimension, the contrast, the color, just all the depths to be seen on a 2D drawing. The resolution is just excellent.”

Make edits on the go and wow your clients without carrying heavy blueprints in the field. With the AutoCAD mobile app, you can view, edit, create, and share CAD drawings anytime, anywhere. Download DWGs to your device to access them even when you’re without WiFi. Available across Windows, Android, and iOS devices, AutoCAD mobile app is also optimized for the iPhone X, iPad Pro, and Windows Surface.

AutoCAD 2019: The AutoCAD web app

Work Flexibly Saving to Web and Mobile

A new feature that enables you to work seamlessly across the desktop, web, and mobile platforms is the capability to “Save To Web & Mobile” and “Open From Web & Mobile” from desktop AutoCAD. While in the field, view and edit any drawing on the AutoCAD web or mobile app and save it back to your local network drive to continue working at your office in AutoCAD 2019 or AutoCAD LT 2019.

AutoCAD 2019: Save to Web and Mobile

Identify Drawing Differences With DWG Compare

The new DWG Compare feature in AutoCAD 2019 and AutoCAD LT 2019 helps you easily identify graphical differences between two revisions of a drawing or Xref. Quickly view changes, see clashes, review constructability, and more. And there is no need to worry about missing something, turning revision clouds on will further highlight the changes, and you can systematically cycle through each one to make sure every detail is accounted for.

AutoCAD 2019: DWG Compare

“DWG compare is definitely one of the best features in recent times. It’s beautiful, very easy to use and helpful,” explains Ashwin Tahiliani, architect at Designcast.

Shared Views Promotes Easier Collaboration

Shared Views is an enhancement to the “Share Design Views” feature. This AutoCAD 2019 and AutoCAD LT 2019 feature makes it easier for you to share designs with stakeholders without sending your DWG files to them. Avoid the cumbersome commonly used workflow of publishing and emailing designs via DWF or PDF files; instead, a viewable file is created in AutoCAD, and circulated via a shareable link that can be viewed and commented on in the browser of any device with internet access. And this year, comments that collaborators make on the shared link appear right back in your AutoCAD desktop product.

AutoCAD 2019: Shared Views

2D Performance Enhancements Doubled

We’ve invested in streamlining 2D graphics performance with this release. Operations that typically require AutoCAD to redraw or regenerate 2D graphics (like changing draw order, zooming, panning, and changing layer properties, particularly in large drawings or drawings with raster images) are now up to twice as fast. New controls in the Graphics Performance dialog box let you easily configure the behavior of 2D graphics performance.

Refreshed Icons Provide Stronger Visual Experience

Check out the updated, ‘flat design’ icons in the Ribbon, Status Bar, Quick Access Toolbar (QAT), and Application Menu. These icons provide a better visual experience when using AutoCAD, especially on a high-resolution monitor. The new releases even dynamically match icon sizes to your monitor resolution or pixel density.

AutoCAD 2019: Icons

Get Started Designing Today

Download a trial of AutoCAD 2019 or AutoCAD LT 2019 today! We hope you’ll try using some of the toolsets now available to enhance your work performance.

Current subscriber or maintenance plan customer? Find out what this means for you.

P.S. Check out the full AutoCAD 2019 Preview Guide to learn more about new features, how to access them and why we think you’ll love them.

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Marcus O'Brien

AutoCAD Senior Product Line Manager

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  1. bazwaldo

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    Question. Is Plant 3D now fully incorporated directly inside of Autocad with the use of tool sets?
    Or do I still need a separate licence for Autocad plant 3d to do plant modelling in 3d?
    This is v unclear on the website.
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  2. tehollis@embarqmail.com

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    I tried to save a drawing in 2019 and it noted “it would not save it because something in the drawing could not be saved to the new format, but it did not provide me any information about which item was causing the problem or how to fix it.

    1. Leah E. FriedmanLeah E. Friedman

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      Have you checked out the Autodesk Forums? That’s the best place to go for technical assistance.

  3. AMD-JEC

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    i really dislike the look of the icons in layer properties. they are harder to see now and look more like a phones emojicons. is there a way to bring back the previous look?

  4. kboldt

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    When will the new 2019 toolsets be fully available for AEC subscribers? I see MEP 2019 in the Autodesk Desktop App, and in my Account on the Autodesk website, but Electrical, Architecture, and Plant 3D, are all stuck on 2018.

    1. Leah E. FriedmanLeah E. Friedman

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      Hi there! You should be able to see the 2019 releases now. If not, your best bet is to reach out to customer support. Hope that helps!

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  6. dezignext

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    I’m really glad they’re streamlining the use of these tools. I see a major benefit to this.

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  8. csarratt@fdic.gov

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    Hi, please let us know if AutoCad 2019 is out.

    1. Leah E. FriedmanLeah E. Friedman

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      Hi there! AutoCAD 2019 and AutoCAD LT 2019 are now available. See the details in the post above!

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  12. mark.johnsonBVOK

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    Definitely need to check it out!

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