What is AutoCAD?
AutoCAD® software empowers design teams to be even more creative with automation, collaboration, and machine learning capabilities. Architects, engineers, and construction professionals rely on AutoCAD to:
Design and annotate 2D geometry and 3D models with solids, surfaces, and mesh objects.
Automate tasks such as comparing drawings, counting objects, adding blocks, creating schedules, and more
- Create a custom workspace to maximize productivity with additional apps and APIs
Speed up 2D or 3D designs
Complete your projects faster with AutoCAD automations and customizations.
Team and device collaboration
Share and annotate drawings securely across desktop, web, or mobile.
Guarantee of loyalty and compatibility
Only Autodesk offers TrustedDWG technology that ensures DWG® file fidelity and compatibility.
|AutoCAD system requirements (Windows)|
|Operating system||Microsoft® Windows 11 and Windows® 10 64-bit. For support information, see Autodesk Product Support Lifecycle.|
|Processor||Basic requirement: 2.5-2.9 GHz processor Recommended: 3 GHz
or more processor
|Memory||Basic requirement: 8 GB Recommended choice: 16 GB|
|Screen resolution||Conventional displays:1920 x 1080 with 16.8 million colors
High-resolution and 4K displays:
Resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 supported on Windows 10 (with compatible video card)
|Graphics card||Base requirement: 1 GB GPU with 29 GB/s bandwidth and DirectX 11
compatible Recommended choice: 4 GB GPU with 106 GB/s bandwidth and DirectX 12 compatible
|Disk space||10 GB|
|Network||See Autodesk Network License Manager for Windows|
|Pointing device||Compatible with MS mouse|
|.NET Framework||.NET Framework 4.8 or later|
|AutoCAD (Mac) system requirements|
|Operating system||Apple macOS Monterey v12 (requires Update 2022.2)
Apple macOS Big Sur v11 Apple macOS Catalina v10.15Apple® macOS® Mojave v10.14
|Model||Basic requirement: Apple Mac Pro 4.1, MacBook Pro®® 5.1, iMac® 8.1, Mac mini® 3.1, MacBook Air®, MacBook® 5.1
Recommended choice: Apple Mac models that support Metal Graphics Engine
|CPU Type||Intel 64-bit
CPU Recommended: Intel Core i7 or later
|Memory||Basic requirement: 4 GB(recommended) 8 GB
|Screen resolution||Basic requirement: 1280 x 800 display High resolution: 2880 x 1800
with Retina display
|Disk space||4 GB of free hard disk space for download and installation|
|Pointing device||Apple-compatible mouse, Apple-compatible trackpad, Microsoft-compatible mouse|
|Graphics card||Recommended: Native installed graphics cards for Mac|
|Disc format||APFS, APFS (Encrypted), Mac OS Extended (Journaled), Mac OS Extended (Journaled)|