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Autodesk® today announced the availability of AutoCAD® 2017 software to help you stay at the forefront of design. The latest release enables you to 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.

Also included when you subscribe: AutoCAD 360 Pro mobile app—so you can take AutoCAD with you wherever you go!

Here are some AutoCAD 2017 key features.

Import PDFs

Fulfilling a top request from our customers, AutoCAD 2017 includes PDF as a supported Import File format. 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.

PDF Import

Import PDF can now import geometry from a PDF file into your drawings as AutoCAD objects.


Autodesk Desktop App

Get the most out of new features with seamlessly delivered product updates and learning content. Autodesk Desktop App, a companion application that replaces Autodesk Application Manager, also provides 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 updates and learning content for your products under subscription.

Autodesk desktop app

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


Smart Centerlines/Center Marks

Create and edit centerlines and center marks more quickly and intuitively. When you move associated objects, the centerlines and center marks update accordingly.

Drawing with centerlines and center marks

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

AutoCAD 2017 continues to improve 2D and 3D graphics performance and fidelity. 3D graphics stability has also been greatly improved.

AutoCAD 2017 is here. Want to learn more?

The features described above are just the tip of the iceberg. We’ve made it easy for you to dig a little—or a lot—deeper.

Blog series coming up: What’s new in AutoCAD 2017?

Over the coming weeks I’ll take you on an in-depth “What’s New in AutoCAD 2017?” tour. Stay tuned!

Oh, and YES! We’ve also just released AutoCAD LT 2017!

Diana Martinez

Diana is a digital marketing specialist.