Introducing AutoCAD 2025

AutoCAD 2025 is designed to enhance your 2D and 3D design experience, according to Autodesk.

AutoCAD 2025 is designed to enhance your 2D and 3D design experience, according to Autodesk.

Latest release features automation with the help of Autodesk AI. Image courtesy of Autodesk.

If you’re ready to access the latest artificial intelligence and drafting capabilities that AutoCAD has to offer, Autodesk invites users to open the Autodesk Access application to start your update. The company welcomes its users to AutoCAD 2025:

“Autodesk is committed to creating the most performant CAD tool in the market. In AutoCAD 2025, you’ll be able to open 2D files up to two times faster than in 2024*,” says Marcus O’Brien, vice president of AutoCAD.

For architecture, engineering, and construction firms, AutoCAD 2025 will deliver more connections across the Autodesk portfolio, the company says. “When AutoCAD customers use Autodesk Docs, they’ll be able to take advantage of a truly connected experience in the cloud,” says Dania El Hassan, director of AutoCAD Product Management. “Using Markup Import, customers can share their PDF files in Docs for feedback and instantly see those markups in AutoCAD, making design iterations faster across geographically distributed teams.”

AutoCAD 2025 also enhances your 2D and 3D design experience with features that continue to unlock insights and automation with the help of Autodesk AI. “I’m proud that we are accelerating customers’ work with powerful AI for the CAD industry,” says El Hassan. “By targeting the most used workflows, AutoCAD enables customers to focus on their most creative work, leading to better outcomes and leading the CAD industry in the age of AI.”

Smart Blocks

First introduced in AutoCAD 2024 with the Placement and Replacement features, Smart Blocks represents just one of the ways AutoCAD continues to leverage Autodesk AI to improve the core 2D drafting experience. AutoCAD 2025 now introduces two new capabilities that will help you improve design efficiency through content reuse and standardization across your drawings.

Use Smart Blocks: Search and Convert to quickly organize geometry into blocks. This tool enables you to search drawings by selecting geometry and highlighting all matching objects found on the canvas, providing options to convert them into instances of a block with the help of Autodesk AI.

And with the new Smart Blocks: Object Detection Tech Preview, you can scan drawings for objects to convert into blocks. This tool is designed to help you save time when cleaning up drawings that have been drafted without the use of blocks, created with non-AutoCAD-based applications, or imported from other file formats like PDF.

This feature is a technology preview still under development and will continue to evolve—including the ability to recognize and distinguish objects to suggest as blocks. At the time of release, this feature only works in plan view and is best at detecting architectural elements on a floorplan. For the latest information, visit the AutoCAD 2025 help page.

Autodesk Assistant

First introduced in the AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 2024.1 update, Autodesk Assistant gives customers quick access to help resources using the built-in palette. With AutoCAD 2025, Autodesk Assistant is now enhanced with Autodesk AI for a conversational interface that provides generative responses.

Ask questions related to AutoCAD features and troubleshoot your design challenges without leaving the workspace for relevant learning resources based on your queries. For further help, you can get in touch with an Autodesk Customer Support Agent using the same interface—so you can continue to work while communicating with our team.**

Autodesk Assistant with Autodesk AI is only available in English in AutoCAD 2025.

Other enhancements focus on: Projects on Autodesk Docs; Core Performance & Drafting; ArcGIS Basemaps and more. Click here for more details.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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