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Create 2D drawings with easy-to-use software

Create precise 2D drawings faster with the easy-to-use drafting tools in AutoCAD LT. Improve productivity by automating common tasks and streamlining workflows.

What's new in AutoCAD LT 2021

More Cloud storage connectivity

Now access any DWG file from Google Drive on top of other leading cloud storage solutions and browse from within the Web App, as well as from Autodesk Drive included with your subscription.

Blocks palette enhancements

The Blocks palette now lets you sync recent blocks in a drawing to a cloud storage location and access them from desktop or web, as well as recently used block libraries.

Drawing History insights

See changes made to your drawing over time and get instant insights by comparing previous versions right within the context of your current drawing.

XRef compare enhancements

Compare two versions of an Xref and implement changes without leaving your current drawing. Receive notifications and display changes of any changes in referenced drawings.

Quick measure enhancements

Quickly display all nearby measurements in a drawing simply by hovering your mouse, now including areas and perimeters.

Purge redesign

Remove multiple unneeded objects at once with easy selection and object preview. Find the non-purgeable items in a drawing for efficient cleanup management.

Stunning Visual Experience

See the details in your designs more clearly with visual enhancements such as Line Fading and more.

Enhanced PDFs

Produce documents more quickly with smarter, smaller, more powerful files. All text is searchable and you can attach PDF files to your drawings for better performance.

Smart Dimensioning

– Automatically add notes and measurements to your drawings.
– Preview dimensions before you create your notes.
– Create, edit, or move notes to highlight areas that are changing.

AutoCAD LT 2017 - Sysvar Monitor
Sysvar monitor

Prevent unwanted changes to your system settings. This feature alerts you to changes to your preferences that could affect your drafting work.

Design feed

Work on an intranet, Internet or cloud connection.


Maintain and preserve drawings with TrustedDWG™.

Refined interface

A modernised interface that improves the design process.

Migration tool enhancements

Migrating your custom settings and files from preceding releases has never been easier. Your custom settings are detected, allowing you to choose which ones you wish to migrate.

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AutoCAD LT 2021 Windows vs Mac Comparison



AutoCAD LT for Mac

User interaction


Tool palettes

Command line

Multi-functional grips

Object and layer transparency

Dynamic blocks

Associative arrays

Object selection and isolation

Multi-view split screen

Coverflow navigation

Multi-touch gestures

Tool Sets Palette

2D drafting, drawing and annotation




Centrelines and centre marks


Revision clouds




Data linking


PDF import/export/underlay

DGN import/export/underlay

DWG and image references

Sheet set manager

Geolocation co-ordinate system and online maps

Share Design View

AutoCAD mobile app

Installation and customisation

TrustedDWG™ technology

High-resulotion monitor support

Migration tool

CUI customisation

Sysvar monitor

Autodesk desktop app

AutoCAD LT 2021 System Requirements




Supported operating systems

  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 with KB4019990 (64-bit only)
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 with Update KB2919355 (64-bit only)
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10 Anniversary Update (64-bit only) (version 1803 or higher)

Apple® macOS® Mojave v10.14 or later; High Sierra v10.13 or later; Apple macOS Sierra v10.12 or later

Apple Mac Pro® 4,1 or later; MacBook Pro® 5,1 or later; iMac® 8.1 or later; Mac mini® 3.1 or later; MacBook Air® 2.1 or later; MacBook® 5.1 or later


Basic: 2.5–2.9 GHz processor
Recommended: 3+ GHz processor

Basic: 64-bit Intel CPU
Recommended: Intel Core Duo CPU, 2 GHz or faster recommended)


Basic: 8 GB
Recommended: 16 GB

Basic: 3 GB
Recommended: 4 GB

Display Resolution

Conventional Displays:
1920 x 1080 with True Color

High Resolution & 4K Displays:
Resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 supported on Windows 10, 64 bit systems (with capable display card)

Basic: 1280 x 800 display with true colour
Recommended: 2880 x 1800 with Retina Display recommended

Display Card

Basic: 1 GB GPU with 29 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant
Recommended: 4 GB GPU with 106 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant

Disk Space

7 GB

3 GB free disk space for download and installation


Google Chrome™ (for AutoCAD Web)

Google Chrome™ (for AutoCAD Web)

Pointing Device

MS-Mouse Compliant

Apple® Mouse, Apple Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad, MacBook® Pro trackpad, or Microsoft-compliant mouse

.NET Framework

.NET Framework Version 4.8 or later


Visual Studio 2017 with Update 2 (version 15.7.5 and earlier)


MSI 5.0


Locked - FLEXnet

Locking/License Management

FLEXnet & Autodesk Licensing Service will be used for both the stand-alone and networked versions

Side-by-side install



English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Czech, Polish, Hungarian, Russian

File Format Changes


Save as support

AutoCAD R14, AutoCAD 2000, AutoCAD 2004, AutoCAD 2007, AutoCAD 2010, AutoCAD 2013, AutoCAD 2018. EMR has the same formats as Commercial AutoCAD, with the exception of AutoCAD 2000/LT2000 Drawing

DXF Support

AutoCAD R12, AutoCAD 2000, AutoCAD 2004, AutoCAD 2007, AutoCAD 2010, AutoCAD 2013, AutoCAD 2018

Security (DWG)

Supports digital signatures.

Drawing size compression

Full DWG compression

Object interoperability (non-ACAD object model)

New objects may require new enablers

Next Steps

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