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AutoCAD Architecture

4.1
(110)

AutoCADĀ® Architecture software is the version of AutoCAD software specifically for architects.

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AutoCAD Architecture Features

Tools

3D/solid modeling Tools

Ability to modify 3D primitives (parametric editing tools, free-form editing tools, symmetrical editing process, etc.)

55%
(Based on 88 reviews)

Rendering Tools

Ease of use accessing rendering tools (lighting tools, texture mapping, custom material creation, etc.)

49%
(Based on 79 reviews)

Drawing Tools

Ease of use accessing basic drawing tools (line, circle, polygons, etc.)

89%
(Based on 105 reviews)

Editing Tools

Ease of use accessing basic editing tools (erase, trim, extend, undo, etc.)

84%
(Based on 104 reviews)

Text Editing Tools

Ease of use accessing basic text creation and modification tools (font style, multi-line text, wrap-around text, justification, spell checker, etc.)

77%
(Based on 104 reviews)

Design

Visualizing

Design your structure in 3D.

77%
(Based on 9 reviews)

Rendering

Produce 3D visualizations without any integrating hardware.

58%
(Based on 6 reviews)

Drawing

Ability to 2D and 3D drawings of your structure

92%
(Based on 9 reviews)

Editing

Ability to edit designs with a WYSIWYG editor

88%
(Based on 9 reviews)

Sequence Steps

Create and animate the sequences of steps, materials and building crews needed to construct your building.

82%
(Based on 9 reviews)

File Options

Import Files

Support for a number of file formats for import

85%
(Based on 102 reviews)

Export Files

Support for a number of file formats for export

86%
(Based on 104 reviews)

File Interoperability

Native file format is compatible with a number of advanced design and imaging applications

80%
(Based on 92 reviews)

Backwards compatibility

Current file format iteration is compatible with previous versions of the application

79%
(Based on 89 reviews)

File size

Support for a range of file sizes without degrading the user experience.

78%
(Based on 102 reviews)

Collaboration

Multi User

Ability for users to share and save work to the same central file.

46%
(Based on 5 reviews)

File Import/Export

Ability to import and export 2D files to the platform so your team can update designs and collaborate as needed.

88%
(Based on 9 reviews)

Annotating

Add keynotes, tags, dimensions and more to your document.

77%
(Based on 9 reviews)

Document Storage

Store various types of documents within this platform.

85%
(Based on 8 reviews)

Customization

Custom Commands

Ability to create custom commands or command aliases, change the active customization file, and configure command properties.

82%
(Based on 79 reviews)

Custom Interface

Ability to customize the user interface and recall customizations. Can define the workspace a custom panel should appear in.

82%
(Based on 87 reviews)

Custom Scripts

Ability to create custom scripts to automate tasks, such as add standard layers or styles to a drawing, update the title block, or automate plotting tasks.

75%
(Based on 65 reviews)

Custom Menus

Ability to create custom menus, sub-menus, and contextual menus. Can create new toolbars and arrange menus in workspeace.

80%
(Based on 74 reviews)

Construction

Fabrication

Ability to create models of various systems that need to be integrated into the structure.

80%
(Based on 6 reviews)

Reinforcement Tools

Add reinforcement to vital points in the model of your structure.

73%
(Based on 5 reviews)

Clash Detection

Ability to detect clashing elements, such as electrical conduit or ductwork that run into a beam.

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Environment

Hardware support

Support by a sufficient number of hardware developers (by default or through the use of custom drivers).

78%
(Based on 74 reviews)

Task-based interfaces

Support for custom interfaces designed around specific design tasks, by default (out of the box) or through user customization.

78%
(Based on 67 reviews)

Manage Multiple Profiles

Support for multiple user interface customizations. Can store and recall interfaces as required by a specific user without closing the application and without the need for scripting knowledge.

76%
(Based on 66 reviews)

Command Clarity

Names of basic commands are clear and easy to understand. On-cursor documentation, such as tool tips and pop-up descriptions, provide clarification of icons and other user interface elements.

81%
(Based on 92 reviews)