AutoCAD 2018 has been released

While I’m not spending much time working with AutoCAD, these days, I’ve been waiting impatiently for the release of AutoCAD 2018 (codenamed “Omega”). There’s one key feature, in particular, that I’ve been waiting for – but more on that later.

AutoCAD 2018 splashscreen

From a user perspective you can find information on the new release in this blog post and this preview guide. There’s also a subset covered in this intro video, if that’s your preference:



Here are a few notes on the major user features. Some of these features were already part of the 2017.1 release, but many people will be seeing these for the first time. The above-mentioned links help make it clear what’s brand new and what’s a little older.

  • Heavy users of Xrefs are going to appreciate the UI improvements
    • You can much more easily manage and repath Xrefs in AutoCAD 2018
  • Ribbon customization is going to be valuable
    • I haven’t looked into whether you can save back these changes to an arbitrary CUIX file –…

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