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AutoCAD LT 2012

by Autodesk See the Amazon Page for this brand
Windows 7 / Vista / XP
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • Software built for professional drafting, delivering genuine DWG compatibility
  • Comprehensive set of 2D drafting and detailing tools for accurately documenting ideas and designs
  • Create in the genuine DWG file format to share work seamlessly with colleagues and clients
  • Improved PDF and DGN input and output tools; new AutoCAD WS for web and mobile sharing
  • Fully integrated with other Autodesk software products
  • Autodesk software purchased in North America can only be registered and used in North America.

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 7 / Vista / XP
  • Media: Software
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 7 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • ASIN: B004RPUJ78
  • Item model number: 057D1-ABN111-1001
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 22, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,802 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Product Description

Product Description

AutoCAD LT software is built for professional drafting, delivering genuine DWG compatibility, reliability, and powerful 2D drawing tools designed to boost your productivity.


AutoCAD LT 2012

AutoCAD LT software is built for professional drafting, delivering genuine DWG compatibility, reliability, and powerful 2D drawing tools designed to boost your productivity.

Experience Productivity

AutoCAD LT drafting and detailing software is the professional choice for data compatibility, reliability, and productivity.

With AutoCAD LT 2012, incremental improvements add up to bigger productivity gains. New and enhanced 2D tools like associative array, multifunctional grips, and transparency and gradient hatch patterns provide greater control and efficiency. Improved PDF and DGN input and output tools, along with new AutoCAD WS for web and mobile sharing, enable powerful collaboration. The addition of AutoCAD features such as the Sheet Set Manager, Quick Dimension tool, Sketch and Align gives you more tools to enhance your productivity. Improved interface responsiveness and faster performance bring it all together in AutoCAD LT 2012.


Use a complete set of 2D drafting and detailing tools to produce precise technical drawings--accurately and efficiently.

Document in 2D

Create simple or complex drawings from standard shapes such as lines, arcs, and circles. Modify existing geometry with commands such as stretch, copy, rotate, and scale. Add annotations--including text, dimensions, and tables--to help convey your ideas.

Be More Productive

AutoCAD LT is designed with one goal in mind: increasing your productivity. Each release of AutoCAD LT includes feature enhancements and additions that introduce new ways to promote drafting efficiency.


Work easily and effectively with clients and colleagues.

Get Industry-Leading Reliability and Stability

Create drawings in the genuine DWG file format and have confidence in data integrity when sharing your work. Maximize productivity by reducing time lost tackling corrupted or incompatible data.

Enjoy AutoCAD Compatibility

AutoCAD LT is fully integrated with other Autodesk software products, making it easy for you to share data with others or expand your capabilities.

Mobile Access
The AutoCAD WS web and mobile application enables you to edit online, share and collaborate and stay connected to your designs through a web browser or from your mobile device. www.AutoCADWS.com

Incorporate External Files

Reuse data and create richer documents by referencing external information from colleagues or clients--such as DWG files, JPG and TIF images, Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, and DWF and PDF underlays--in your drawings.

Share Files Electronically

Electronically publish and distribute drawing sets in a single DWF or PDF file for fast, secure collaboration.


Improve efficiency by making AutoCAD LT work the way you do with a variety of user interface options.

Standardize Drawings

Save time and standardize drawings by using blocks, adding dynamic properties to accommodate multiple sizes or views in a single block. Get quick access to frequently used content, such as blocks, hatches, and commands with tool palettes.

Tailor Your Environment

Quickly find your way around the screen with tools to locate commands, view all open drawings, and navigate between different areas in an open drawing. Optimize your work environment by tailoring the location and appearance of commands to meet your needs and company standards.

Extend Your Competitive Advantage

Create drawings in the genuine DWG file format for enhanced compatibility and stability when communicating with clients and colleagues. And get even better performance by optimizing your software for the way you work. Packed with powerful features, AutoCAD LT is built for professional drafting.

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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 2D or not 2D? That is the question! May 26, 2011
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I have been using LT for over a month now, and I'm more than happy with everything it offers, and everything it doesn't. The simple statement here is that if you do not need to render in 3D, LT is for you. As it is for me.

Let's face it, LT is a slight step down, but for the money, it is quite the bargain for the steps it takes for you in professional drafting. Either way you look at it, you are playing with the big wigs because you can now speak their language. With full DWG compatibility, you are able to associate yourself and others with the most popular file format. If you are dealing with people with limitations, you are the one with the ability to provide previous formats for them to utilize, not the other way around. With LT you can use anything. And if the people you are providing any of this for have nothing remotely possible to use any of your creations, well, you simply export a PDF version, or even JPG and TIF images. In some cases, you can cater to Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. So, obviously, people you are sharing your work with do not have to own this software. They only need it to interact with your project.

The customization features of the program is top-notch. The software offers so many powerful features, but it's great to be able to sort and organize to your visual preference. For my needs, it is above and beyond exceeding my expectations. Do a comparison of your personal needs, and if you can live without 3D models, and 2D will work, this is a great deal, from a long-time trusted maker, with the best service.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great 2D-only drafting option. November 17, 2011
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LT is the "light" version of AutoCAD. The main difference, is that it doesn't allow for 3D modeling. If you only need 2D modeling capability, it is a very viable alternative to the much more expensive full version of AutoCAD 2012. I've used both AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD 2011, and for the most part, they are a very effective way to add some power to your drafting, especially when you combine it with a lower-cost 3D modeling solution, of which there are many. I don't have to do much 3D design anymore, but when I do, I use CorelCAD.

Install was pretty easy and although I have previous experience with AutoCAD, the layout is simple enough where first-timers can jump right in fairly quickly with minimal experience. I did experience some crashing and locking up however. I can't even begin to describe how frustrating this is. I installed it separately on two different workstations and both had the same issues. It didn't happen enough for me to change my rating on the product, but it is still pretty annoying. There are not too many visual differences between it and AutoCAD 2011. I hate the Dashboard ribbon, but fortunately you can get around this by selecting "AutoCAD Classic Workspace." I find that things also run much more smoothly by turning off Autocomplete and Dynamic Input. There is a lot of room for customization within the program and you can set things up pretty much any way that is most convenient to you.

I started out doing some simple designs of my office's data flow, and drafted some plans of our office structure. Doing a data flow diagram, I tend to use the copy function a lot.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Update: 14 AUG 2012

Never much of a graphic artist, I've been scribbling on computers since my parents bought me a VTech Socrates console in 1988. Flash forward to 2011 when I needed something a little more sophisticated to draft models. As it happened AutoCAD LT 2012 came down the Vine.

Regarding this powerful but imperfect 2D drafting program, I write from the perspective of a CAD noob. Amazon Vine later offered me Corel CAD , so I've updated the comparison to go with that review.


AutoCAD LT comes in a contemporary DVD case with the serial number and nothing else. No manual in print or PDF. All documentation is through the AutoDesk Exchange splash panel.


The program installs quick, goes down smooth, and fills up less than a gigabyte of storage. Take note of the software license; it includes a Not For Resale restriction that lasts three years. The expiration date is tracked in the product information window, found in the About dialogue of the Help bar. Fortunately, AutoDesk has not harassed me with re-activation notices, junk mail, or product pop ups. Unlike most programs I've experienced, it might be a good idea to read the "deployment instructions" online before you install.


From the get go the interface is more overwhelming than Corel CAD, right up there with the clutter of other prosumer applications. I also find AutoCAD's GUI mildly more obtuse than Adobe InDesign; for example, you can see the color and thickness of a selected line in the Home ribbon, but there is no similar field where one can view the coordinates, fill, or dimensions at a glance like you can in Adobe products.
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Product as expected
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2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
It was a copy not from Autodeck
Published 4 months ago by N B
5.0 out of 5 stars All the functionality of AutoCAD except 3D.
As an architect working on smaller projects, this has been ideal for me. All the functionality of AutoCAD, with the exception of 3D, which I don't use. I would recommend it.
Published 5 months ago by Craig
2.0 out of 5 stars Sketchy
I would not recommend purchasing from this vendor as they have you go through a really sketchy process in order to install the software. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Kaitlin Childs
1.0 out of 5 stars Invalid Serial Number
This product was delivered with non Autodesk serial number. Purchased July 2013 returning November 2013 after month's of back and forth trying to activate the product. Read more
Published 18 months ago by David Kovar
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Value
This is was one of the first things I have bought from amazon, it came on time and has worked flawlessly for the past couple of years.
Published on May 20, 2013 by Wes Abraham
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT for work!
This is great software for work! I bought this to update the AutoCAD I have used for years. This is a huge time saver.
Published on April 2, 2013 by pink mama
3.0 out of 5 stars Basic and limited
I am not real impressed with LT version. my recommendation is to use bricscad or the full version of AutoCAD.
Published on January 24, 2013 by mech engineer
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This program is a must to have if you are in the engineering program. I have used this program over and over again on many school and work projects!
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The company delivered the product at a reasonable price and it worked fine. I had purchased the same product from another company on the internet the month before and had problems... Read more
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