Autodesk AutoCAD LT 2013
Capture design concepts with AutoCAD LT 2013 drafting and detailing software and create precise 2D technical drawings that you can edit, repurpose and share with ease. With versions for Windows and Mac, it's now easier than ever to create design documentation on your platform of choice.
Document ideas - Document your ideas and designs accurately with a comprehensive set of 2D CAD detailing and drafting tools.
Collaborate with others - With genuine DWG technology, AutoCAD LT 2013 facilitates flexible, secure file-sharing and collaboration with colleagues and clients across multiple platforms.
Increase productivity - With a consistent focus on drafting productivity and intuitive interaction, AutoCAD LT 2013 is built for efficient design documentation.
Associative arrays add significant and time-saving functionality by enabling the maintenance of relationships between arrayed objects. New enhancements, including a contextual ribbon tab during array creation, enable you to create objects in a pattern faster and more easily.
Learn how to extend your desktop and collaborate online with Autodesk 360. Access to cloud documents and AutoCAD WS (web and mobile application for AutoCAD software) is at your fingertips with a new Online tab in the AutoCAD LT ribbon. Advance the way you work by extending your desktop to store, share and view your drawings in the cloud.
Responsive User Interface in AutoCAD LT Drafting Software
AutoCAD LT can help you to increase your productivity by putting the commands you need where you need them, when you need them. Watch this video to learn more about the responsive user interface.
- Drafting & Detailing Software on Your Platform of Choice - IMPROVED
Work on your platform of choice with licensing entitlements that give you the flexibility to activate either the Windows or Mac version of AutoCAD LT drafting software, regardless of which OS version you purchased. You can switch from one OS to the other, with a maximum of two activations per year.
- Customisation Synchronisation - NEW (Windows only)
Use Customisation Sync tools to make your custom settings and files available on home computers or other workstations. Use your online Autodesk Cloud account to upload personalised settings including workspaces, CUI files and keyboard shortcuts and then download them to another computer.
- Property Edit Preview - NEW
Get a dynamic preview of edits made with the Properties or Quick Properties palette before applying them to selected objects. See the effect of modifying properties such as colour or linetype to evaluate options quickly before you make changes.
- Command Line - IMPROVED
Your standby, the command line, now offers even more functionality and configuration options. Dock it at the top or bottom of the screen, or float it transparently over the drawing window. View your command history, access recent commands and activate options within commands easily by clicking on them at the command line.
- Auto-Complete Commands
Access commands more efficiently with Auto-Complete. As you type at the command line or the dynamic input field, AutoCAD LT displays a list with possible command names or aliases. Use the arrow keys to navigate to your choice or use the mouse to select a command from the list.
- Multifunctional Grips
Access commands relevant for selected objects easily with multifunctional grips. For polylines, splines, hatches, lines, arcs, dimensions and multileaders, simply hover over a grip to see available options.
- Combine Objects with Groups
The Group feature makes it easy to create, modify and use groups. Objects in groups can be selected and edited together or individually as needed. This is different to objects in blocks, which, outside of the Block Editor, can only be selected and edited as a unit.
- Customise the User Interface
Tailor your drafting environment to fit the way you work. Drag and drop screen elements to match your preferences or use the Customise User Interface (CUI) editor to control the precise location, appearance and function of command icons and to personalise mouse actions and keyboard shortcuts. Create new command sequences as required and place them on panels or toolsets for easy access.
- View Open Drawings Quickly
The Quick View feature shows you thumbnail images of open files, so you can go easily to the drawing and layout you need.
- DesignCenter (Windows only)
Use DesignCenter to access drawings, blocks, layers and other content on your computer, your company's network or the Internet. Just drag-and-drop the items you find into your current drawing.
- Content Palette (Mac only)
Use the Content Palette to access blocks and symbols in the current drawing or in Favourites and Libraries that you can manage. Just drag-and-drop the items you find to add them to your design.
- Dynamic Input
Dynamic Input helps you to keep your focus on the drafting area with tooltips that display information near the cursor. The information you see changes as you move the cursor or work with commands.
- Hide or Isolate Objects
Use the Hide Objects and Isolate Objects tools to control objects' visibility regardless of layer, so you can focus on the objects you need. You can also combine functions to isolate some objects and hide some of those that remain.
- Select Similar Objects or Add Selected Object
The Select Similar tool enables more efficient selection of objects with similar properties. Use the Add Selected feature to create a new object quickly with the same properties as an existing object.
- Organise Layers in 2D Drawings
Organising your drawing content with layers enables you to control the on-screen and plotted appearance of similar objects. For example, if you place all the text in your 2D drawing on a separate layer, you can change the colour of all the text objects by simply changing the layer colour. Turn the text layer off to view or edit other information in the drawing.
- Measure Geometry
Measure the distance, radius, angle, area or volume of a selected object or a sequence of points with tools and receive visual feedback of the results.
- Built-in Calculator
Use the QuickCalc calculator to perform calculations, convert units and derive values from drawing entities. In Windows, QuickCalc is available as a palette. In Mac, the calculator is available with the CAL command.
- Editable UCS Icon
The UCS (User Co-ordinate System) icon now supports direct manipulation. Select the icon, then use multi-functional grips to move or rotate the current co-ordinate system.
- Multiple Locations for Plot Support Files
The Files tab of the Options dialogue supports multiple folder locations for Printer Support files including CTB, STB and PC3 files. This provides you with more options for managing your plotting, whether by office location or client standards.
- Cover Flow Navigation (Mac only)
Use the graphical file previews of Cover Flow navigation to flip through files in a folder and find the one you need.
- Multi-touch Gestures (Mac only)
Use the familiar pinch and swipe gestures to zoom and pan through your drawing files with a Mac trackpad or Magic Mouse.
- Autodesk Content Explorer (Windows only)
Find your design content quickly based on file objects or text attributes. Autodesk Content Explorer creates an index of your data on local and network drives, helping you to access files quickly.
- Tool Palettes (Windows only)
Place your frequently used content, such as CAD blocks, hatches, and commands, on Tool Palettes to save time. Tool Palettes also make it easier to maintain drafting standards, as you can insert content in the proper layer with the correct scale, linetype, colour and other attributes.
- Migrate Settings (Windows only)
Autodesk provides several migration tools to make it easier to upgrade to AutoCAD LT 2013 from an earlier version. The Migrate Custom Settings dialogue appears when you first start AutoCAD LT 2013 drafting software and assists with the transfer of your custom files, including linetypes, hatch patterns, command aliases and CUI files.
- Online Licence Transfer Utility (Windows only)
Import and export stand-alone licences between computers with the Online Licence Transfer (OLT) utility.
- Reset Settings Tool (Windows only)
You can return AutoCAD LT to default settings even if you have customised your installation with the option of backing up your customised settings and files for later use.
- Prompt for SHX Files (Windows only)
Save time with the option of ignoring missing shape or font files when opening a drawing. Text styles with missing fonts are now identified with an icon in the Text Style Manager.
Document Your Ideas
- 2D Drawing Tools
AutoCAD LT drafting and detailing software allows you to use standard shapes such as lines, polygons, arcs, circles and ellipses to create simple or complex 2D drawings.
- Editing Tools
Modify existing geometry with commands such as Stretch, Scale and Rotate that change an object's shape, size or location. Create new objects from existing ones easily with commands such as Copy, Offset and Mirror. Use the Align command to match the position, scale and rotation of two objects.
- Annotation Tools
Complete your 2D drawings with annotations such as text, dimensions and hatches. Text tools include word processor formatting options, spell check and fields that display referenced object and drawing properties. Multileaders enable you to add notes and callouts to specific objects. Intelligent dimensions display distances, angles and arc lengths. You can scale annotations automatically so that they are always the correct size for the current drawing scale. Use hatches in a variety of patterns and fills to highlight important areas in your 2D drawings.
- Associative Arrays - IMPROVED
Associative arrays add significant and time-saving functionality by enabling the maintenance of relationships between arrayed objects. New enhancements, including a contextual ribbon tab during array creation, enable you to create objects in a pattern faster and more easily. With path arrays, you can also specify whether to maintain a fixed number of objects or to adjust the count automatically based on path length and item spacing.
- Text Styles - IMPROVED
A new "strikethrough" style has been added to the editor for text, multileaders, dimensions and tables. This complements the underline and overline options previously available in AutoCAD LT drafting software.
- Edit Object Properties
The Properties palette enables you to view and modify the properties of selected objects. In Windows, the Quick Properties window appears upon double-clicking an object and provides a shorter, customisable list of properties. In Mac OS X, the Essentials view of the Properties Inspector serves a similar function.
- Hatch Objects
Access the Hatch command easily through a contextual user interface, similar to the display for Tables and Multiline Text. Multifunctional grips enable direct editing of a hatch's scale, rotation and origin. Additional options for controlling the appearance of hatches include transparency, background colours and gradient fills.
- Edit Multiple Hatch Objects - IMPROVED
The Hatch Edit contextual ribbon tab and visor now accommodate multiple selected hatch objects, enabling you to perform edits more quickly.
- Object & Layer Transparency
Display 2D drawing geometry with more flexibility by applying transparency to layers or objects. The ability to vary the transparency of objects or layers provides control over the on-screen and plotted appearance of your drawings.
- Delete Duplicate Objects
Clean up your drawings and increase performance by removing redundant geometry with the Delete Duplicates tool, which also eliminates unnecessary vertices in polylines and combines overlapping or end-to-end lines.
- Quick Dimension
Dimension selected objects quickly and easily with the Quick Dimension tool.
- Sketch Command
Use the Sketch command to draw 2D freehand objects, easily generating irregular shapes or boundaries.
- Blend Objects
The Blend tool creates a spline that joins two curves smoothly. Blend is supported for lines, arcs, elliptical arcs, polylines and splines.
- Copy Array
The Copy tool includes an Array option that enables you to create a linear non-associative array quickly.
- Nudge Objects
Move objects quickly and easily a few pixels at a time with Nudge functionality. Simply select the objects, then press Ctrl and the appropriate arrow key.
- Organise Information in Tables
Create tables that can be resized and modified easily, and perform calculations using formulae similar to those in your favourite spreadsheet software.
- Views & Viewports
Save specified views by name and restore them for layouts and plotting or when you need to refer to specific details. Use viewports of any size, shape and rotation to show multiple areas of your drawing on one layout.
- Dynamic Blocks
Dynamic blocks incorporate variable properties that enable CAD blocks to accommodate different sizes and shapes. Both kinds of blocks are useful for creating repeated content, such as drawing symbols or standard components. Use the blocks provided with AutoCAD LT CAD software or create your own. (Note that while dynamic blocks can be used in AutoCAD LT for Mac, they cannot be created or edited.)
- Parametric Constraints
While AutoCAD LT drafting software cannot create parametric constraints, it can view, use or delete them if the parametric constraints were previously created with AutoCAD software.
- Data Links (Windows only)
Link AutoCAD LT tables to Microsoft Excel files with the Data Link command. Update your drawing easily from your spreadsheet or vice versa, reducing redundant data entry.
- Quick Select (Windows only)
Quick Select enables you to create selection sets of geometry based on object properties or type. For example, you can select all red circles in a drawing or all objects except red circles.
- Hyperlinks (Windows only)
Attach hyperlinks to any graphical object in an AutoCAD LT drawing to provide connections to other associated files, such as drawings, project schedules or web pages.
Collaborate with Others
- Autodesk 360 Access - NEW (Windows only)
Access to Autodesk 360 and AutoCAD WS (web and mobile application for AutoCAD software) is at your fingertips with a new Online tab in the AutoCAD LT ribbon. Advance the way you work by extending your desktop to store, share and view your drawings in the cloud.
- Sheet Set Manager / Project Manager - IMPROVED
The Sheet Set Manager (Project Manager in AutoCAD LT for Mac) organises your drawing sheets, reduces steps to publish, creates layout views automatically, links sheet set information into title blocks and plot stamps, and performs tasks across a sheet set so that everything is in one convenient place.
- DWG File Format - UPDATED
Using DWG technology from Autodesk, you can save and share DWG files, helping to keep the integrity and reliability of your data intact. AutoCAD LT 2013 software introduces an updated file format to accommodate technology and performance improvements in the software; however, it is also backwards compatible with all previous versions of AutoCAD LT and AutoCAD drafting software. AutoCAD LT 2013 allows you to save drawings in a wide variety of other formats, ranging back to R14 DWG and R12 DXF.
- AutoCAD Interoperability
AutoCAD LT 2013 software is built with the same technology as AutoCAD 2013 software and is interoperable with industry-specific AutoCAD-based software products.
- External References
Co-ordinate with team members by using external references linked to your current 2D drawing. Update an externally referenced file and those changes are reflected in the host drawing. Use external references to co-ordinate with team members and minimise redundancy in a drawing set.
- External Reference Paths - IMPROVED
With the new Default Reference Path option, files attached to drawings as underlays or external references are now given a relative path by default, defining their location in relation to the host drawing. This enables AutoCAD LT to maintain links more easily if files or folders are moved.
- Built-in PDF Output
Publish, plot or export high-quality PDF files directly from AutoCAD LT. TrueType fonts in a drawing are exported as text, enabling you to highlight, search and copy text in the PDF viewer.
- PDF Underlay - IMPROVED
Share and reuse designs by using PDF files as underlays in your AutoCAD LT 2D drawings (now also available in AutoCAD LT for Mac). If the PDF is vector-based, you can snap to key points on its geometry just as you would with a DWG file reference, increasing your speed and accuracy in tracing the PDF.
- Publish & Plot
The Publish command enables you to create a multisheet electronic file or a paper drawing set by publishing the drawings to the plotter named in each layout's page setup. Use the Plot command to print drawings one at a time to a variety of formats.
- eTransmit (Windows only)
Send electronic drawing sets with confidence using eTransmit. Transmittal packages created with eTransmit automatically include all related dependent files, such as external references and font files, reducing the likelihood that information will be left out.
Specifications / System Requirements
|Package Type||Retail Boxed Package|
|Licence Type||Complete Package|
|Licence Quantity||1 User|
|Operating System||See Extra Details|
|Min CPU||Intel Pentium 4|
|Min HDD||1.4 GB|
|Min RAM||1 GB|
|Min Screen Requirements||1024x768 VGA display with true colour|
|Peripheral Devices||DVD-ROM drive; mouse & keyboard|
|Other Software Requirements||Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or later|
For 32-bit AutoCAD LT 2013
- Microsoft® Windows® 7 Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional or Home Premium edition (SP3 or later) with an Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon dual-core processor, 3.0 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology
- Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional or Home edition (SP3 or later) with an Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon dual-core processor, 1.6 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology
- 1 GB RAM
- 1.4 GB free disk space for installation
- 1024 x 768 VGA display with true colour
- Internet Explorer 7.0 or later
- Install from download or DVD
For 64-bit AutoCAD LT 2013
- Windows 7 Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional or Home Premium edition; Microsoft® Windows Vista® (SP2 or later) Enterprise, Business or Ultimate edition; or Microsoft Windows XP Professional edition (SP2 or later)
- AMD Athlon 64 with SSE2 technology; AMD Opteron processor with SSE2 technology; Intel® Xeon® processor with Intel EM64T support with SSE2 technology; or Intel Pentium 4 with Intel EM64T support with SSE2 technology
- 2 GB RAM
- 4 GB free disk space for installation
- 1024 x 768 VGA display with true colour
- Internet Explorer 7.0 or later
- Install from download or DVD
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