2D and 3D CAD Software from Autodesk

Autodesk AutoCAD is a software solution for computer-aided design (CAD) and the creation of technical drawings. AutoCAD was developed by Autodesk and is one of the best known and most widely used CAD applications in the world. Convince yourself of the diverse application possibilities and advantages of Autodesk CAD software.

Autodesk AutoCAD: Design Software for Construction

Autodesk AutoCAD is the world's leading design and documentation solution and "the" CAD software that is successfully used millions of times to create precise 2D and 3D drawings. 

How does AutoCAD work? With AutoCAD software, you can quickly and precisely design and edit complex 2D geometries and 3D models with solids, surfaces and mesh objects. You can also customize individual tasks at any time according to customer requirements. Use AutoCAD to create, visualize and document your design ideas - from the first draft to the final detailing.

The software enables engineers, architects, designers and other professionals to create detailed models, add dimensions, insert text and use many other features to create accurate technical drawings.

AutoCAD software is used in a variety of industries, including architecture, mechanical engineering, plant engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering and product design.

AutoCAD also provides tools for collaboration and file sharing, making it an important resource in work environments where designs and plans need to be shared between different teams.

Autodesk AutoCAD Product Features

With the CAD program AutoCAD, you can create 2D and 3D CAD drawings. Discover the product functions of the design software from Autodesk.

Expand CAD Workflows

Create, edit and view your CAD drawings with AutoCAD on a stationary or mobile device. Publish your designs online so that colleagues and partners can view and comment on them. 

Draw 2D Designs

Draw, mark and format your 2D designs with AutoCAD more easily than ever before - whether texts, columns, boundaries or dimensions. Then link and extract your data and define their parametric dependencies.

3D Modeling

Use AutoCAD's extensive collection of modeling tools for your designs and create realistic 3D models. 

Simplify Collaboration

Simplify your collaboration with colleagues or partners. Share your data (pdf, dgn), assign it to current projects and manage multiple drawings in parallel. Go one step further and attach models as documents in AutoCAD Navisworks and insert geographical location information.

Simplify Installations

Protect yourself in good time against possible file incompatibilities with the help of the unique TrustedDWG™ technology. You can also use the included CAD standard check function and the programming interfaces, for example with ActiveX, VBS, AutoLisp, Visual LISP, ObjectARX, JavaScript and .NET. 

3D Visualization

Use the visualization applications of the CAD program AutoCAD for a realistic rendering - almost like a photo, and also online.

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

Advantages with Autodesk AutoCAD

Autodesk AutoCAD is the leading software for the precise creation of your 2D and 3D drawings. Learn more about the advantages. 

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). 

Why Cideon?

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

Decades of Expertise

Rely on decades of practical experience 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 daily business needs.


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

Trust in a strong group of companies. Cideon is part of the family-owned, globally active Friedhelm Loh Group and is based on the principles of customer-oriented and sustainable corporate management.

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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. Implement customer requirements quickly.

Metal Construction

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

Process Industry

Optimize production processes. Prioritize safety and sustainability. Counteract competitive pressure.

Building Technology

Manage technical complexity. Enable innovation. Promote interdisciplinary cooperation.


Cideon Support

Quality, speed, and reliability in engineering are critical to your success. Comprehensive services are just as important as dedicated specialists and powerful software solutions.

Cideon Support offers you fast and uncomplicated answers to your questions, detailed insights into products and solutions as well as helpful tips and tricks.

Go one step further with Managed Services: With this service, we monitor your CAD/PDM/PLM environment and ensure the long-term operational reliability of your software. This ensures that your systems are always up to date and ready for use, giving you the peace of mind that your software is consistently maintained and optimized.

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