Portable Autodesk AutoCAD 2023 v188.8.131.52 (x64)
Reverted back to previous working version
Autodesk AutoCAD Portable design and documentation software, of the world’s leading 2D and 3D CAD tools. It will allow you to design and shape the world around you using its powerful and flexible features. Speed documentation, share ideas seamlessly, and explore ideas more intuitively in 3D. With thousands of available add-ons, AutoCAD software provides the ultimate in flexibility, customized for your specific needs. It’s time to take design further.
Autodesk AutoCAD 2023 design and documentation software, of the world’s leading 2D and 3D CAD tools. It will allow you to design and shape the world around you using its powerful and flexible features. Speed documentation, share ideas seamlessly, and explore ideas more intuitively in 3D. With thousands of available add-ons, AutoCAD software provides the ultimate in flexibility, customized for your specific needs. It’s time to take design further.
AutoCAD Portable enables you to create and explore ideas like never before. It is all you need to create, visualize, document, and share your ideas. From conceptual design through drafting and detailing.
AutoCAD Portable is full of new features built for the way you work and automation to boost your productivity in the process. A subscription to AutoCAD including specialized toolsets gives you access to seven industry-specific toolsets, such as Architecture and Electrical, which can automate tasks and save you hours, even days, of valuable time. Check out our productivity studies to learn more.
With state-of-the-art AutoCAD web and mobile apps included with an AutoCAD subscription, users can access AutoCAD on virtually any device to design and draft with the most up-to-date files, in the field and on the go.
There is so much to experience with AutoCAD Portable. The new Drawing History feature can be a game changer for your workflow, giving you insights on the evolution of your drawings. Now, you can use the popular DWG Compare feature for external references (Xrefs) attached to your drawing. Graphics performance is further enhanced. And you can stay connected to your block content anytime, anywhere.
There is a brand-new integration with Google Drive. Anyone can now open DWG files stored in Google Drive directly in the AutoCAD web app using their Autodesk ID. AutoCAD subscribers are also able to edit and save those files back to their Google Drive, enabling customers to work from anywhere. Of course, you can also view, edit, and save DWG files and Xrefs with the AutoCAD web and mobile apps using Autodesk’s cloud.
“Our subscribers will really appreciate what our development teams have been working on to modernize AutoCAD based on their feedback,” says Marcus O’Brien, Director of AutoCAD product management. “This new release delivers enhancements and features that will make a difference in efficiency and productivity right away.”
Now let’s take a closer look at what’s new in AutoCAD Portable
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Markup Import and Markup Assist
Import feedback from paper or PDFs and add changes automatically, without altering your existing drawing
Send a controlled copy of your drawing to teammates and colleagues to view or edit from anywhere
Automate counting of blocks or geometry with the COUNT command
Display drawing windows side by side or on multiple monitors, in the same instance of AutoCAD
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Create, edit, and view CAD drawings with a browser using the AutoCAD web app or AutoCAD mobile app
Compare past and present versions of a drawing to see the evolution of your work
Push to Autodesk Docs
Push your CAD drawing sheets as PDFs directly to Autodesk Docs from AutoCAD
View and access your blocks from AutoCAD quickly on desktop or the AutoCAD web app
Markup Import and Markup Assist
The Trace feature is leveling up in this new version of AutoCAD with the addition of markup import and markup assist. These new features improve collaboration by allowing users to easily import feedback from paper and PDFs as a trace layer.
Markup import allows users to import paper feedback by simply using AutoCAD’s mobile app — taking a quick snapshot of written annotations and selecting what they would like to become a trace layer. PDF files can be imported directly. The imported annotations become a trace layer and allow users to adjust their opacity to work with feedback overlaid.
Markup assist makes adding changes and annotations to your design easier by recognizing written feedback and allowing users to insert it into a drawing as text with just a few simple clicks.
If you haven’t already taken the time to make your life a little easier by building personalized macros in AutoCAD, Autodesk is about to do it for you. AutoCAD 2023 is improving the My Insights feature and using its machine learning capabilities to detect when a user is completing repetitive tasks and unintrusively suggest a macro to make it a little easier. The example given in AutoCAD’s release notes is a simple “copy rotate previous” command in the context of setting chairs around restaurant tables.
Autodesk says there’s a long list of curated macros and that the list will continue to grow over time, but users won’t be overwhelmed and presented with all of them at once. Instead, users will only be shown macros relevant to the way they use AutoCAD — such as those that would streamline common tasks they perform — and can easily save them to a list or the ribbon where they can be quickly activated when needed.
LISP Routines in AutoCAD Web & Mobile
Autodesk’s online DWG editor, AutoCAD Web, now supports LISP routines. Users can set LISP routines to run at startup, load routines to the drawing, or rename and download LISP files. Just as in AutoCAD desktop, LISP routines can be run from the command line in AutoCAD Web.
It’s nice to see the AutoCAD web app getting some love in this update. The cloud-based DWG program is also free to use for non-AutoCAD users, though it’s unclear if that will end. For the time being, it means free users now have access to LISP routines, too.
The Count feature has been updated to add selective functionality, both in terms of what is being counted and how users interact with counted objects. Users can now create custom regions for the count feature or select a pre-existing boundary object for it to execute within.
After being counted, users can easily select all of a particular counted object to easily implement any adjustments it may need. This functionality extends to count tables, allowing users to select all of a counted object even after the dialogue has been closed.
Finally, text and hatches are now supported by Count, with the feature differentiating between text and hatches despite shared geometries.
Command-Line in Floating Windows
A bit of a footnote, but a change that will come as a relief to some users. Autodesk says that from AutoCAD 2023 any active window will have its own command line. This change addresses a frequent user request for the command line in floating windows.