With the 2017 release, AutoCAD LT moved to a flexible subscription model, making new features available with each release and product update. If you have a perpetual license of AutoCAD LT 2016 or earlier, here’s what’s changed in AutoCAD LT 2017, AutoCAD LT 2018, and AutoCAD LT 2019.
AutoCAD LT 2019
New AutoCAD web app: View, create, and edit AutoCAD drawings from any computer.*
AutoCAD mobile app: View, create, and edit AutoCAD drawings via iOS, Android, and Windows devices.
Integrated workflows: Work smoothly across desktop, web, and mobile devices.*
Top features added since 2016
DWG™ compare: View and document the differences between 2 versions of a drawing.
PDF import: Import geometry (SHX font files, fills, raster images, and TrueType text) into a drawing from a PDF.
Save to web and mobile: Save drawings from your desktop to view and edit on AutoCAD web and mobile apps.
High-resolution monitor support: View your designs on 4K- and higher-resolution displays.
New views and viewports: Easily add saved views to your layouts.
Shared views: Publish design views of your drawing in a web browser for viewing and commenting.*
Off-screen selection: Selected objects stay in the selection set, even if you pan or zoom off screen.
New feature highlighting: Quickly see what’s new in each release.
Autodesk desktop app: Get alerts and install software updates without disrupting your workflow. View tutorials about new features.
Improvements since 2016
2D graphics: Better stability, fidelity, and performance
Save, move/copy performance boost with new 2018.dwg file format
User interface: Flat-design icons and intuitive, common dialog boxes and toolbars
The TrustedDWG™ file format
Support and software access
Autodesk support specialists: Schedule a call†, chat online (limited availability), or email us.
Remote desktop assistance: Get secure, hands-on troubleshooting.†
Online resources: Access our knowledge base for help documentation, tutorials, training videos, and community support forums.
Access to the latest software: Instantly access the newest releases and updates.
Use software anywhere: At home or when traveling.
Access previous versions: Download and use previous releases.
Flexible term lengths: Subscribe monthly, annually, or for 3 years.*
Administrative tools: Easily manage software licenses, seats, and usage from your Autodesk Account.
*Not available to maintenance plan customers.
†Available to maintenance plan customers with Advanced Support.