Introducing AutoCAD 2021 with a digital view of a modern house
Written by Kelar Pacific

AutoCAD 2021 New Features

AutoCAD® 2021 is now available and includes industry-specific toolsets, improved workflows across desktop, web, and mobile, and new features – see below.

Drawing history

Compare past and present versions of a drawing and see the evolution of your work.(video: 2:16 min.)


Xref compare

See the changes made to your current drawing from changed external references (Xrefs).(video: 2:05 min.)


Blocks palette

View and access your blocks content from AutoCAD on desktop or within the AutoCAD web app.(video: 1:49 min.)

Performance enhancements

Experience faster save and install times. Leverage multicore processors for smoother orbit, pan, and zoom operations.

Other features from previous releases –

AutoCAD on any device

View, edit, and create drawings in AutoCAD on virtually any device–desktop, web, or mobile.

Cloud storage connectivity

Access any DWG™ file in AutoCAD with Autodesk’s cloud, as well as with leading cloud storage providers.

Quick measure

Display all nearby measurements in a drawing simply by hovering your mouse. (video: 37 sec.)

Enhanced DWG compare

Compare two versions of a drawing without leaving your current window. (video 1:05 min.)

Purge redesign

Remove multiple unneeded objects at once with easy selection and object preview. (video: 1:11 min.)