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by Adam Evangelista, March 31, 2021

What’s New in AutoCAD 2022

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AutoCAD continues to innovate with its latest 2022 release by emphasizing collaborative and automatic workflows that let you work with more people, from more places, with fewer errors. New feature commands like Trace and Share allows users to collaborate and review.  Similarly, the improved web and mobile app integration allows AutoCAD 2022 to be accessible from all sorts of environments.  AutoCAD 2022 is the culmination of years of innovation allowing users to connect and work like never before. Read more on how AutoCAD 2022 can help you improve performance and quality of life.

What’s New in AutoCAD 2022 – The connected Design Experience

AutoCAD 2022 Streamlines the Drawing Review Process with New Tools

Included in AutoCAD 2022 is a host of a variety of new tools to help streamline your drawing review process.

The new Trace tool allows your collaborators to markup drawings without altering the original (imagine a user accessing the mobile app while on the construction site for example).  These markups can then be opened in the desktop app where all the notes will be visible and can be updated to the original as needed.

Similarly, the Share command will now let your team share controlled copies of a file directly from AutoCAD.  Using Share, you can send a copy of a drawing with limited viewing or editing rights to someone else within your team, allowing for more control over who can make changes to your drawings.

The new Count tool automates the counting of blocks and geometry, a process which has largely been manual and tedious in the past.  Rest assured knowing counts will be quicker and more accurate than ever before.  These counts can even be exported to dynamic tables for intelligent updates.

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Improved Performance and Quality of Life Changes

With any new release, you can expect faster and more stable performance. This release is no different, and also includes a variety of quality of life changes for the user.

AutoCAD 2022 includes more customizable installations that allow you to work within the program even during the installation. Autodesk has reduced the overall number of clicks for the process as well. In addition, the start and home page user interfaces have been updated with an emphasis on ease of access to your files.

Users are also now able to view and edit multiple drawings using the new floating window functionality. This allows the user to drag tabs off of the main window into their own dedicated window for more convenient placement.

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Improve engineer efficiency with Push to Autodesk Docs

The end deliverables for many companies are dwg or PDF files that must be uploaded or shared.  Autodesk Docs offers a cloud-based, file storage solution to facilitate collaboration within your teams.  Now in AutoCAD 2022, you can even directly upload PDFs directly from AutoCAD to Autodesk Docs without leaving the program!

Outside the desktop application, the AutoCAD web app also now has connections to Autodesk Drive and Autodesk Docs, allowing for cloud connectivity on the go.

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AutoCAD 2022 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2022

AutoCAD 2022 is also available for Mac and as AutoCAD 2022 LT!

In conclusion

This latest release of AutoCAD emphasizes collaboration and connectivity.  In additional to various quality of life and performance improvements, users can look forward to a host of new tools and workflows which enable your team to work across multiple platforms, regardless of geography, and with more efficiency than ever before.

For more information register for our upcoming Autodesk Virtual Academy Session “What’s New in AutoCAD 2022” 

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