What's new in AutoCAD 2023:

As usual, Autodesk releases its product’s new versions this time of the year. AutoCAD 2023 is one of the early released products.

Markup Import and Markup Assist

Markup Import and Markup Assist use machine learning to identify markups and provide a way to view and insert drawing revisions with less manual effort.

Markups can be imported as a PDF, PNG, or JPG and are overlaid on top of your drawing in the Trace workspace. Markups in the imported file are automatically identified as mtext, mleaders, and revision clouds. Markup Assist lets you insert those identified markups into the drawing as geometry.

My Insights: Macro Advisor

Macro insights are suggested command macros intended to help you be more productive.

A command macro contains a sequence of commands and system variables that help to automate tasks you perform frequently when working in AutoCAD. AutoCAD generates macro insights based on your unique command usage. Use the Command Macros palette to view, try, and save suggested command macros. Command macros can be added to the Saved tab of the Command Macros palette for use and then even added to the ribbon.

Note: This feature is supported on AutoCAD only at this time and is not available for AutoCAD-based toolsets. In addition, you must have a commercial license and be on the named user plan to receive insights.


Building on the initial release of the Trace feature, you can now create traces in desktop and contribute to traces created by others. New features include.

  •          Create a Trace
  •         Contribute to a Trace
  •          Remove Your Contribution
  •          View Contributions


You can now count instances of an object or blocks within a specified area. Specify a rectangular or polygonal selection area, the entire model space, or select a boundary object as a count area. A valid boundary object must be a closed polyline that consists of line segments and does not intersect with itself. The count area defined in the previous count session can also be used in the current count.