Autodesk’s annual Right of Spring begins with a twist this year. AutoCAD 2019 is now available to subscription customers and specifically to AEC and MFG Collection subscription customers with a rasher of potential vertical Toolsets. The new AutoCAD 2019 Toolset release will be available to subscription customers on Apr 1, 2018.
Whether you consider the Toolsets something new or a repackaging or rebranding of the original vertical applications built on AutoCAD is a matter of opinion. AutoCAD Map 3D functionality is available to subscribers, but still not part of core AutoCAD.
Note that AutoCAD Civil 3D 2019 is not in the current list of included AutoCAD 2019 Toolsets.
The installs are available to subscription customers via the Autodesk Desktop App or via download from the Autodesk subscription site.
There are a good number of quick introductory videos available from the AutoCAD 2019 page and AutoCAD 2019 on-line Help pages. Follow the links below.
- Architecture (previously known as AutoCAD Architecture)
- Mechanical (previously known as AutoCAD Mechanical)
- Electrical (previously known as AutoCAD Electrical)
- Map 3D previously known as AutoCAD Map 3D)
- MEP (previously known as AutoCAD MEP)
- Raster Design (previously known as AutoCAD Raster Design)
- Plant 3D (previously known as AutoCAD Plant 3D)
Note: each toolset will need to be downloaded individually from Autodesk Account.
Downloaded toolsets will appear as individual AutoCAD products on the desktop and Start Menu.
AutoCAD 2019 Core Improvements
- AutoCAD Web App
For the first time, you can access original AutoCAD directly in your web browser. With the AutoCAD web app, edit, create, and view your CAD drawings in a simplified web interface from any laptop.
- AutoCAD Mobile App
With the AutoCAD mobile app, you can view, edit, create, and share CAD drawings anytime, anywhere. Available across Windows, Android and iOS phones and tablets
- Save to Web and Mobile
AutoCAD 2019 includes new Save To Web &Mobile and Open From Web & Mobile capabilities
New Features & Enhancements
- Refreshed Icons
AutoCAD 2019 has new ‘flat designed’ icons in the Ribbon, Status Bar, Quick Access Toolbar, and Application Menu for better visibility
- DWG Compare
New AutoCAD 2019 DWG Compare tools in enable you to easily identify graphical differences between two revisions of any drawing
- Shared Views
The Shared Views feature makes it easier for you to share your designs within or outside your company without releasing your original drawing files.
A cloud-based method to replace DWF and PDF emails.
- Views and Viewports*
A new Named Views panel is added to the View ribbon tab with tools to easily create, restore, and edit named views.
In AutoCAD 2019 you can Insert Named Views as Viewports.
- Layer Property Overrides*
Improvements to the Layer Manager and other Layer controls make it easier to identify overrides and to restore them to their default values
- High-Resolution (4K) Monitor Support*
- Standards Checking *
- Object Selection*
* This feature first became available in AutoCAD 2018.1 for subscription customers
In case you missed it, Autodesk also released this week the - AutoCAD 2018.1.2 Update