“The” CAD software for 2D and 3D design

AutoCAD is the leading CAD software for precise 2D and 3D drawings. With the wide range of functions and the industry-specific AutoCAD toolsets for even faster solutions in day-to-day business, you will always keep your competitors at bay.

Autodesk AutoCAD 2D & 3D Software

AutoCAD is the world's leading design and documentation solution and "the" CAD software being used millions of times over to create precision 2D and 3D drawings. Use CAD software to create, visualize and document your design ideas – from the initial draft through to final detailing. 

“The” CAD Software For 2D And 3D Design

Use AutoCAD to quickly and precisely design and edit complex 2D geometries and 3D models with solids, surfaces and mesh objects. You can also customize tasks according to the specific needs of customers.

Areas of Application

Use AutoDesk Inventor to meet demands for customized products and automated processes. Find out more about the potential areas of application.

Product Development

Benefit from the professional modeling tools included in Inventor. Use them to speed up product development and design.  


Calculate complete mechanical systems with integrated simulation.  


Visualize static and dynamic 3D renderings of product designs.

Production Plans

Use Inventor to create professional production plans and assembly instructions. 

Product Features

Extend CAD Workflows

Use AutoCAD to create, edit, and view your CAD drawings, stationary or mobile. Publish your designs online for colleagues and partners to view and comment on.

Draw and Label 2D Designs

It's easier than ever to draw, mark up, and format your 2D designs – whether for text, columns, boundaries or dimensions. You can then link and extract data and determine parametric dependencies.

3D Modeling and Visualization

Benefit from an extensive range of modeling tools for your designs and create realistic 3D models. Visualization applications can be used for realistic, photo-like, renderings, also online.

Simplify Cooperation

Simplify how you work with colleagues or partners. Share your data (pdf, dgn), assign data to current projects and manage multiple drawings in parallel. Go one step further and attach Navisworks models as a base in AutoCAD and add geographic location information.

Simplify Installations

Use the unique TrustedDWG™ technology to give you timely protection against potential file incompatibilities. The included CAD standards checking function and the programming interfaces, such as ActiveX, VBS, AutoLisp, Visual LISP, ObjectARX, JavaScript and .NET, can also be used.

AutoCAD Toolsets

AutoCAD includes seven toolsets that give access to features and libraries specific to your industry, such as architecture, mechanical design, 3D cartography and more. Toolsets help you automate frequent operations and perform your design tasks faster and more accurately than ever before.

Use the Architecture toolset to add functions such as architecture drawings, documentation, and parts lists, as well as to automate drawing tasks.

Use the Electrical toolset to add specific CAD electrical planning functions for creating, editing and documenting electrical control systems.

Use GIS topology to enable you to use and manage CAD and GIS data for planning, design and data management.

In the Mechanical toolset, open a library of standard parts and tools for creating, editing and documenting designs.

Use the MEP toolset to get all the tools you need to design, plan and document building services in an AutoCAD environment.

Use elements in the Plant 3D toolset to create P&IDs and then integrate them into 3D models for plant design.

Use the Raster Design toolset to convert raster images into DWG™ objects. Edit scanned drawings in a familiar AutoCAD environment


Autodesk AutoCAD is the leading software for precision creation of 2D and 3D drawings. Find out more about its benefits. 

Quick Design and Saving Time

You no longer have to waste time on tedious routine tasks. Use AutoCAD's specialized toolsets for specific sectors to enable you to focus on the important tasks in your project. 

Automate Processes

Enable creativity and do more than just assign components. Utilize AutoCAD's extensive collection of APIs and LISP routines and automate your processes. 

Use Data Compatibly

Comply with the standards of your customers and simplify cooperation with file formats developed specifically for AutoCAD (DWG). 

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Our Added Values

CIDEON advises and supports companies in optimizing their product development processes - from conception and engineering to manufacturing and service. We stand for:

Decades of Expertise

Rely on decades of practical knowledge in system integration and process consulting. CIDEON understands your business challenges in digital transformation and supports you with unique solutions along the entire value chain.

Customized Engineering

Benefit from customized solutions with CIDEON software and interfaces. Integrative, powerful and perfectly tailored to your individual requirements in day-to-day business.


End-to-End Process Consulting

Transform your digital requirements into corporate (added) value. We simplify your processes, map them digitally and make them economically viable - across functions and divisions throughout the entire product development process.  

International Cooperation

Place your trust in a strong group of companies. CIDEON is part of the family-run, globally active Friedhelm Loh Group and is guided by the principles of customer-focused and sustainable corporate management. 

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Our Business Areas

You know your market? We know your industry!

Use our know-how and get more out of your business area. Our industry-specific solutions and products at a glance.

Machine Building

Make development more efficient. Realize production faster.

Plant Construction

Create data consistency. Simplify document and supplier management.


Manage requirements efficiently. Realize individual solutions in series.

Design Offices

Provide flexibility. Leverage customer requirements.

Metal Construction

Simplify construction tasks. Process changes more efficiently. Speed up logistics.


CIDEON Support

Quality, speed and reliability in engineering play a crucial role in your success. All-round services are therefore as important as committed specialists and powerful software.

CIDEON Support gives you quick and easy answers to your questions, detailed information about products and solutions, and helpful tips and tricks.

Managed Services take us one step further: This service enables us to maintain an overview of your CAD/PDM/PLM environment and thus ensure your software's long-term operational reliability. You can then always be sure that your systems are always up to date and operable.

CIDEON Locations

CIDEON Headquarters

Cideon Software & Services GmbH & Co. KG
Lochhamer Schlag 11, 82166 Gräfelfing



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