AutoCAD Versions List 2023 with Free Download Links

Autocad Versions – AutoCAD is a computer-aided design (CAD) software that has been used for decades in various industries such as architecture, engineering, and construction. Over the years, AutoCAD has undergone many updates and improvements, resulting in different versions. Here are some of the significant AutoCAD versions:


  1. AutoCAD 1.0 (1982) – This was the first version of AutoCAD, released in December 1982.
  2. AutoCAD R12 (1992) – This version introduced support for TrueType fonts and included 3D modeling capabilities.
  3. AutoCAD 2000 (1999) – This version had significant improvements in 3D modeling and visualization, including support for rendering and lighting effects.
  4. AutoCAD 2004 (2003) – This version introduced Dynamic Blocks, which allowed for more intelligent and flexible block objects.
  5. AutoCAD 2007 (2006) – This version featured improved 3D modeling and visualization tools, as well as enhancements to the user interface.
  6. AutoCAD 2010 (2009) – This version introduced parametric drawing, which allowed for the creation of relationships between objects and automatic updating of dimensions and geometry.
  7. AutoCAD 2013 (2012) – This version had improvements in 3D modeling, including better support for point clouds and mesh modeling.
  8. AutoCAD 2018 (2017) – This version featured improvements to the user interface, including the introduction of the “Ribbon” interface.
  9. AutoCAD 2022 (2021) – This is the latest version of AutoCAD, which includes new features such as drawing history and improved collaboration tools.

Autocad Versions List | The version history of AutoCAD, a commercial computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting software application by Autodesk, began with the release of version 1.0 in December 1982. The software has been continuously updated since its initial release.

Autodesk AutoCAD Version List

AutoCAD opens documents having a DWG version which matches the version of AutoCAD being used or any prior DWG version.

Autocad Versions

The following table summarises the version history of the AutoCAD software application.

Official nameVersionReleaseComments
AutoCAD Version 1.011DWG R1.0 file format
AutoCAD Version 1.21.22DWG R1.2 file format
AutoCAD Version 1.31.33DWG R1.3 file format
AutoCAD Version 1.41.44DWG R1.4 file format
AutoCAD Version 2.025DWG R2.05 file format
AutoCAD Version 2.12.16DWG R2.1 file format
AutoCAD Version 2.52.57DWG R2.5 file format
AutoCAD Version 2.62.68DWG R2.6 file format. Last version to run without a math co-processor.
AutoCAD Release 999DWG R9 file format
AutoCAD Release 101010DWG R10 file format
AutoCAD Release 111111DWG R11 file format, first version to incorporate basic 3D solid modelling
via the Advanced Modeling Extension (AME)
AutoCAD Release 121212DWG R11/R12 file format. Last release for Apple Macintosh till 2010.
AutoCAD Release 131313DWG R13 file format. Sole release for Windows NT Alpha. Last release for AIX,
Solaris, IRIX, HP-UX, MS-DOS and Windows 3.1.
AutoCAD Release 141414DWG R14 file format
AutoCAD 20001515DWG 2000 file format. Multi-Document Interface.
AutoCAD 2000i15.116– – –
AutoCAD 200215.217– – –
AutoCAD 20041618DWG 2004 file format
AutoCAD 200516.119– – –
AutoCAD 200616.220Dynamic Block
AutoCAD 20071721DWG 2007 file format
AutoCAD 200817.122Annotative objects introduced. AutoCAD 2008 and higher (including AutoCAD
LT) can directly import and underlay *DGN* V8 files.
AutoCAD 200917.223Revisions to the user interface including the introduction of the Ribbon
AutoCAD 20101824DWG 2010 file format introduced. Parametrics introduced. Mesh 3D solid
modeling introduced. PDF underlays. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of
AutoCAD 2010 and AutoCAD LT 2010 are compatible with and supported under
Microsoft Windows 7.
AutoCAD 201118.125Surface modeling, surface analysis and object transparency introduced.
October 15, 2010[14] AutoCAD 2011 for Mac was released. Are compatible with
and supported under Microsoft Windows 7
AutoCAD 201218.226Associative array, model documentation, DGN editing. Support for complex
line types in DGN files is improved in AutoCAD 2012.
AutoCAD 20131927DWG 2013 file format (AC1027)
AutoCAD 201419.128File tabs, design feed, reality capture, live maps
AutoCAD 20152029Line smoothing (anti-aliasing)
AutoCAD 201620.130More comprehensive canvas, richer design context, and intelligent new tools
such as smart dimensioning, coordination model, and enhanced PDFs
AutoCAD 20172131PDF import, associative center marks, and centerlines, DirectX 11 graphics
AutoCAD 20182232DWG 2018 file format and Mac
AutoCAD 20192333Specialized toolsets (electrical, architecture, MEP, etc.) with One
AutoCAD, Shared Views, DWG Compare, Save To AutoCAD Web & Mobile
AutoCAD 202023.134New dark theme, quick measurements, blocks palette, Microsoft OneDrive and integration, dropped support for 32bit Windows[23]
AutoCAD 20212435Drawing history, Xref compare, Google drive integration, offline activation
AutoCAD 202224.136Trace, Count, Floating Drawing
AutoCAD 202324.237Count, Floating Windows, Trace Markup Import and Markup Assist with text
recognition, improved 3D Graphics
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