AutoCAD 24.2 Free For Windows

AutoCAD is the most widely used computer-aided design (CAD) software in the world. Over the last 25 years, it has become the de facto standard for drafting on a Windows PC.

After graduating from college, we started looking for a drawing and drafting software to start with. Although a lot of applications were out there on the market, we opted for AutoCAD because of its comprehensive feature set.

Since then, we’ve used AutoCAD for most of our architectural, engineering and drafting projects, often with a partner or subcontractor. We’ve also used it for personal and family projects.

Because of AutoCAD’s history as a desktop-based software, we’ve used it for a long time on our PC. To learn how to use AutoCAD, we first had to understand its command language.

This article introduces AutoCAD basics. It is intended for users with some experience with AutoCAD, but with no AutoCAD training or experience, we begin with what you need to know to use AutoCAD to create a basic drawing.

After learning AutoCAD basics, we show you how to use AutoCAD for drafting in the most efficient way possible.

We also show you some techniques to leverage the unique features of AutoCAD to improve your productivity and use the program more efficiently.

AutoCAD Basics

Before getting started with AutoCAD, you’ll need to know how to use the basic commands. After you complete this section, we’ll show you how to use AutoCAD efficiently.

Drawing Commands in AutoCAD

To start a drawing, you need to have the following drawing commands. For the sake of simplicity, we’ll call these commands “commands”.

Command Description Select First you select the command to be executed.

Begin Drawing The command you selected becomes active when you click somewhere on the drawing canvas.

(click) Drawing Creation

(click) Drawing Change An existing command is selected.

(click) Drawing Change Selection

(click) New Draw Stop Command You select the command and click to start the command.

(click) Stamping/Stencil

(click) Constraint Setting You select the command and click to start the command.

(click) Drawing Constraint View/Edit You

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The number of AutoCAD plugins has steadily increased, with 5,000 as of 2017.

In addition to the application itself, Autodesk provides a number of software products for editing and viewing AutoCAD drawings:
AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD Electrical are both used for designing and detailing architectural, HVAC, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) buildings and structures.
AutoCAD Civil 3D is used for design and detailing construction drawings and process-based workflows. Civil 3D was announced in 2003 and was the first release to include 3D modeling, rendering, and plotting tools.
DWG Viewer is used to view the DWG, DXF, and other format files created by the AutoCAD software.
DWG2XML is used to create an XML file that mimics a DWG.
GT.PRO is the official plugin for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X used for creating 3D models, photos, and videos.
AIA is used for industrial architects and designers.
Inventor is a plugin for Microsoft Windows that creates a 2D drawing and a 3D model from it.
Revit is Autodesk’s construction information modeling tool.
SketchUp is an authoring tool for creating 3D models. It uses a graphical user interface to create and modify 3D models.
AutoCAD for Mac, announced in 2004, is also available for OS X. It is a licensed version of AutoCAD R14. AutoCAD for Mac was the first licensed AutoCAD version for OS X.

The company offers a wide range of training.

Plethora of free resources are available online. Although many of these resources can be accessed by anyone, the most useful resources are geared towards people who have a vested interest in using AutoCAD.

The Autodesk University Autodesk’s Web site, provides user-to-user technical support.
The Autodesk YouTube channel
Autodesk Answers are self-service support.


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AutoCAD 24.2

Once the Autodesk Autocad is activated, you should be redirected to
Autodesk portal.

Download the Autodesk Steam key.

You should be able to see the Autodesk Steam key after the download is complete.


NOTE: If the Steam account activation process failed, you will
need to redeem the Steam key on Steam.

Follow the prompts on the Steam site.


After you have installed Autodesk Autocad, you can click the Start
button to launch the application.

You can also launch the application from the Start Menu and then
type «Autodesk Autocad» into the search box.

You can exit Autodesk Autocad by clicking the «Exit» button
in the task bar on the right side of the screen.


If you do not have Autodesk Autocad installed, go to
and download Autodesk

NOTE: Autodesk Autocad is available for 32-bit and 64-bit
versions of Windows.


Tip: In order to improve Autodesk Autocad performance, you may want
to clean out Autodesk Autocad cache (Autodesk Autocad Local


How to Clear Autodesk Autocad Local Cache


1. On the taskbar, click «Task Manager».

2. Select the «Processes» tab.

3. Right click on «Autodesk Autocad» and select «End Process».

4. Repeat Steps 1 through 3 for all other instances of Autodesk

How to Clear Autodesk Autocad Local Cache



1. In the «Start Menu», type «regedit» and press ENTER.

2. In the «Registry Editor», go to «HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\
Autocad\Local Cache» and delete the «LocalCache» folder.

3. Close the «Registry Editor».

What’s New in the AutoCAD?

PDF import with annotations and business form content:

Add business forms directly to your drawings and add content such as envelopes, shipping labels, invoices, receipts, and other forms.


Your paperweight doesn’t need to be the only thing on your desk. Leave your SmartPoints™ next to your computer or insert a paperweight into the SmartPoints™ hole to help focus your attention on important projects.

The.NET Framework for Windows:

CAD has been a Windows only app for decades and the.NET Framework has been around for almost as long. The.NET Framework is a powerful development platform that makes it easy to access the APIs that AutoCAD is built on. This makes it easy for you to develop your own CAD plug-ins, and port AutoCAD extensions to Windows.

CATIA V5 Support:

Extend your knowledge of 3D solid modeling with new features in AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT for CATIA V5. Add and edit complex 3D solids and surfaces.

3D Modeling and Applying Refinement:

Use powerful 3D modeling tools to make your designs more precise than ever. Now it’s easier than ever to apply rigorous refinement of part geometry and edit complex 3D geometry.

Raster-based Printing:

Print high quality images directly from your drawings. Print from multiple pages or multiple images in a single print job and control every aspect of the print job.

Live Anchors and Dynamic Resizing:

Manipulate drawings from top to bottom and right to left. Simply click to anchor a point and change the size of the drawing to match the size of the screen or paper. Scale to fit or zoom out to show the entire drawing at once. (video: 1:48 min.)

Print Settings:

Now you can set multiple print settings on a single drawing, print to multiple paper sizes and print to a variety of paper weights.

Printable Frames:

Now you can print a set of paper frames from your drawings. Create a set of frames with text or artwork and then print them from your drawings.

Import DWG and DXF Files:

Import and distribute more files than ever, including AI, PDF, EPS, PES, PDF, DXF and DWG files.


System Requirements:

Windows PC:
Intel® Core™ i5 or better
1 GB Free Hard Disk Space
Mac OS:
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AMD® A-series or better
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