Stay at the forefront of the design world with the new features in Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2018 software. Create and share precise drawings with innovative productivity tools. Save time and minimize frustration with simple tools to fix broken paths for externally referenced files. Use the SHX text recognition tool to quickly convert imported PDF geometry to text objects. See significant improvements in 3D navigation when zooming and panning. Additionally, you can take the power of AutoCAD with you wherever you go with an easy-to-use mobile app.
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Enhancements in AutoCAD 2018
- External File References Watch Video
Paths now default to relative, helping to reduce broken paths. Easily find and apply the correct path to missing externally referenced files.
- PDF Import Enhancements Watch Video
Use the SHX text recognition tools to quickly convert imported PDF geometry to text objects. The SHX text recognition tool analyzes clusters of geometry and automatically replaces them with Mtext objects.
- Text to Mtext Enhancements Watch Video
Mtext objects can now be selected along with text objects. Character codes translate correctly, and formatting is inferred.
- Off-Screen Selection Watch Video
Selected objects stay in the selection set even if you pan or zoom off screen.
- User Interface Enhancements Watch Video
Work intuitively with common dialog boxes and toolbars.
- Share Design Views Watch Video
Publish design views of your drawing to a secure location for viewing and sharing in a web browser.
- High-resolution Monitor Support Watch Video
Enjoy the best possible viewing experience ever, even on 4K and higher resolution displays.
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