What's New in AutoCAD 2024

Learn about new features in this release of AutoCAD 2024.


2024.1 Highlights

Additional enhancements

File Open: Improved file open performance when opening a drawing that contains large numbers of annotation scales. Large numbers of annotation scales can occur when there are lots of drawing references that might pull in additional annotation scales.

Pan and Zoom: General performance improvements when using pan and zoom commands.

2024 Highlights

Additional enhancements

PDFSHX System Variable: Set PDFSHX to 2 to store text objects that use SHX fonts as hidden text when the drawing is exported to a PDF. This makes the text searchable and selectable in the PDF.

3D Graphics: Below is a list of improvements that have been made to the Shaded (Fast) and Shaded with Edges (Fast) visual styles.
  • Support for Map 3D and Civil 3D
  • Large coordinate system support
  • Selection (Fence, Lasso, Polygon)
  • Paper space support
  • Point cloud support
  • Line weights
  • Dimming of Xrefs and locked layers
  • General stability, visual fidelity, and performance improvements
2D Graphics: Below is a list of improvements that have been made to the 2D graphics system.
  • Pan performance is improved for drawings with raster images or wipeouts
  • Display performance is improved for trace background, Markup Import and Markup Assist, and ViewCube
  • Layout switching performance improvement
Note: Turn on hardware acceleration for better performance and responsiveness in AutoCAD.