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Introducing AutoCAD 2019 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2019 for Mac

Tiffany Lee
November 26, 2018

We’re excited for you to get to know AutoCAD 2019 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2019 for Mac which is available starting today. Early testers have commented, “This version of AutoCAD is exciting, and I can’t wait to use it daily,” and “The best just keeps getting better!” Read on to learn about new features and enhancements that you’ll love.

AutoCAD for Mac Is Now in German AND Japanese!

Gute Nachrichten! 良いニュース! German and Japanese languages are now supported in AutoCAD for Mac, in addition to the already available English and French languages. Simply select your preferred language in the Application Preferences dialog, and restart AutoCAD for Mac to see the language change.

AutoCAD 2019 for Mac German and Japanese

Identify Drawing Differences With DWG Compare

The new DWG Compare feature in AutoCAD 2019 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2019 for Mac 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’s no need to worry about missing something – turning on revision clouds will further highlight the changes, and you can systematically cycle through each one to make sure every change is accounted for.

“DWG Compare is the most useful feature to be released, to date!” said user Joshua N. Straume, Senior Naval Architect at Arthur D. Darden, Inc.

AutoCAD 2019 for Mac DWG Compare

AutoCAD 2019 for Mac DWG Compare

 

Purge Multiple Objects at Once

We added a user interface for the Purge command so it’s easy for you to Purge multiple types of objects at the same time. By default, all named items are selected for purge. Click Show Details to select and preview individual items to purge.

“The latest Purge enhancements are simple and easy to use. There’s no reason why anyone should not incorporate this into their workflow,” said Luis Torres-Rojas, Design Technology Manager at E2.

AutoCAD 2019 for Mac Purge

AutoCAD 2019 for Mac Purge

Efficiently Plot With New Plot Preview

You’ll notice we continuously made improvements to the user interface layout of the Plot dialog, moving the more frequently used options to the top for easy access. The new plot preview area makes plotting more efficient. With this new enhancement, you can preview exactly how your layout will appear post-plot and select desired settings to make changes in real-time.

“The new Plot dialog makes plotting more efficient and is extremely intuitive and easy to use,” said user James York, System Architect at Yorktel.

AutoCAD 2019 for Mac Plot Preview

Create and Insert Views More Quickly While Drawing

With the new views and viewports feature, you can create views while you’re designing, then quickly insert any of the saved views in a layout. The NEWVIEW command creates a named view from what’s displayed in the current viewport, or from a rectangular window you define.

The new View Gallery allows you to insert a named view from the toolbar. This is a faster way to create a view in paper space and saves you from having to adjust the view by zooming in and out.

AutoCAD 2019 for Mac Create and Insert Views

Specify a Default Layer for Your Xrefs With XREFLAYER

A new XREFLAYER system variable lets you specify a default layer on which new Xrefs are inserted, so you don’t have to change the Xref’s layer after every insert.

To make it easy to see which Xref layers have overrides, a new Xref Overrides layer filter is automatically created as soon as overrides are applied. When you rename or delete an Xref layer in the Xref drawing, it is automatically renamed/deleted when you reload it in the host drawings.

AutoCAD 2019 for Mac Xref

Download AutoCAD 2019 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2019 for Mac Now!

What are you waiting for? If you’re on a Subscription or Maintenance plan, head over to your Autodesk Account and download it today. Just curious? Download a 30-day free trial of AutoCAD 2019 for Mac or AutoCAD LT 2019 for Mac and explore these new features and more.

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