Tomorrow is the official First Customer Ship (FCS) of the new AutoCAD 2016 (codename Maestro) and based products from Autodesk (AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD MEP, AutoCAD Electrical, and AutoCAD Mechanical.) We have released the thousands of awesome beta testers this morning to discuss the new release of AutoCAD. Please note that other big Autodesk 2016 products are still under NDA for now such as Autodesk Revit and Inventor. There are several enhancements in AutoCAD 2016 and more detailed information in an official press release,online product centers, and trial downloads will go live in the coming days.

Heidi wrote a nice overview in the AutoCAD 2016 Preview Guide*


Some of the AutoCAD 2016 highlights from the AutoCAD 2016 Preview Guide:

User interface

File tabs
Status bar


Revision clouds
Geometric Center object snap
Isometric line grid
Move/copy enhancement
Property preview
Command preview***
Selection highlighting color
Xref enhancements
PDF enhancements
Plot dialog box***


Section object
Point clouds
Render engine
Coordination model
BIM 360 add-in for AutoCAD enhancements

Installation and configuration

Improved graphics
System Variable Monitor
Single service pack

Thank You to our beta testers for being part of our team in making a better AutoCAD!