Autodesk has software for 2D drafting, 2D design and 2D drawing. Our most popular 2D software, AutoCAD LT, features an intuitive user interface, tools for collaboration and documentation, a web and mobile app, and more.

What is 2D drafting and drawing?

2D drafting and drawing is the process of creating and editing technical drawings, as well as annotating designs. Drafters use computer-aided design (CAD) software to develop floor plans, building permit drawings, building inspection plans, and landscaping layouts.

CAD software for 2D drafting can be used to draft designs more quickly and with greater precision, without using stencils and technical drawing instruments. 2D CAD software also allows users to document and annotate drawings with text, dimensions, leaders, and tables.

AutoCAD LT Shortcuts Guide

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Drafting tutorials with AutoCAD LT

  • Get started with AutoCAD LT

    Learn about the fundamentals of AutoCAD LT with these guides and articles.

  • Learn about dynamic blocks

    Be more productive by using dynamic blocks, one of AutoCAD LT's most powerful features.

  • Tour the AutoCAD LT UI

    View a demo of the basic tools in the AutoCAD LT user interface.

CAD online viewer

View DWG™, DWF™, and DXF™ files for free. Use the Autodesk online viewer to upload and view files in your browser or choose a downloadable viewer.

See how customers are using 2D CAD drafting software

  • Burnside Cottage kitchen


    AutoCAD LT opens doors for interior designer

    Interior designer highlights her skills with AutoCAD LT to land a new job and creates a competitive advantage for the firm.

  • floral garden by Nature’s design


    Helping a landscape design business blossom

    A landscape designer shares the inspiration to start her own business and how AutoCAD LT helps her succeed with the design process.

  •  building exterior of Marriott International’s Moxy hotel


    Moxy hotel blends fun and design with AutoCAD LT

    Discover how Tokyo-based Wise Labo blends fun, inspiration, and AutoCAD LT for the design of the Moxy Hotel in Osaka.

2d drafting and drawing resources

Get started with 2D drafting and drawing with these tutorials, guides, tips, and tricks.

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