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System Requirements For AutoCAD 2021 Including Specialized Toolsets (Windows)

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AutoCAD System Requirements for 2021

AutoCAD 2021


OPERATING SYSTEM: - 

64-bit OS that follows Autodesk's Product Support Lifecycle policy.


PROCESSOR: -

Basic: 2.5–2.9 GHz processor  

Recommended: 3+ GHz processor 

Multiple processors: Supported by the application


MEMORY: -

Basic:       8 GB

                 Recommended: 16 GB

DISPLAY RESOLUTION: -
Conventional Displays:

1920 x 1080 with True Color

High Resolution & 4K Displays:

Resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 supported on Windows 10, 64-bit systems (with capable display card)


DISPLAY CARD

Basic: 1 GB GPU with 29 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant

Recommended: 4 GB GPU with 106 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant


DISK SPACE  

7.0 GB


NETWORK

Deployment via Deployment Wizard.


The license server and all workstations that will run applications dependent on network licensing must run TCP/IP protocol.


Either Microsoft® or Novell TCP/IP protocol stacks are acceptable. Primary login on workstations may be Netware or Windows.


In addition to operating systems supported for the application, the license server will run on Windows® Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, and Windows Server 2019 editions.

POINTING DEVICE

MS-Mouse compliant


.NET FRAMEWORK

.NET Framework version 4.8 or later


System Requirements For AutoCAD For Mac 2021

"AutoCAD System Requirements"

OPERATING SYSTEM

Apple® macOS® Catalina v10.15

Apple macOS Mojave v10.14

Apple macOS High Sierra v10.13


MODEL  

Basic: Apple Mac Pro® 4.1, MacBook Pro® 5.1, iMac® 8.1, Mac mini® 3.1, MacBook Air®, MacBook® 5.1

Recommended: Apple Mac® models supporting Metal Graphics Engine


CPU TYPE

64-bit Intel CPU

Recommended: Intel Core i7 or higher


MEMORY

Basic: 4GB

Recommended: 8GB or higher

DISPLAY RESOLUTION

Basic: 1280 x 800 display

High Resolution: 2880 x 1800 with Retina Display


DISK SPACE

3 GB free disk space for download and installation


POINTING DEVICE

Apple-compliant Mouse, Apple-compliant Trackpad, Microsoft-compliant mouse


DISPLAY CARD

Recommended: Mac native installed graphics cards


DISK FORMAT

APFS, APFS(Encrypted), Mac OS Extended (Journaled), Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted) 



Additional Requirements For Large Datasets, Point Clouds, And 3D Modeling


MEMORY

8 GB RAM or more


DISK SPACE

6 GB free hard disk available, not including installation requirements


DISPLAY CARD

1920 x 1080 or greater True Color video display adapter; 128 MB VRAM or greater; Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater; Direct3D®-capable workstation-class graphics card.


Specialized Toolsets (Windows Only)


AUTOCAD MAP 3D

Disk Space: 16GB

Memory: 16GB

Database & FDO Requirements (see below)


AUTOCAD ELECTRICAL -

Disk Space: 12GB

Microsoft Access Database Engine 2016 Redistributable (x64)

AUTOCAD ARCHITECTURE -

Disk Space: 12GB


AUTOCAD MEP -

Disk Space: 12GB


AUTOCAD PLANT

3D Disk Space: 10GB


AUTOCAD MECHANICAL -

Disk Space: 7GB


AUTOCAD RASTER DESIGN -

Disk Space: 1GB



AutoCAD System Requirements for 2020

AutoCAD 2020

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit only), 8.1 (64-bit only), or 7 SP1 (64-bit only)

Processor: 2.5 GHz (3+ GHz recommended)

Memory

8 GB (16GB recommended)

Disk space

6.0 GB

Display

1920 x 1080 resolution with True Color


AutoCAD System Requirements for 2019

AutoCAD 2019

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit only), 8.1 (32-bit & 64-bit), or 7 SP1 (32-bit & 64-bit)

Processor

2.5 GHz (3+ GHz recommended)

Memory

8 GB (16GB recommended)

Disk space

6.0 GB

Display

1920 x 1080 resolution with True Color


AutoCAD System Requirements for 2018

AutoCAD 2018

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit only), 8.1 (32-bit & 64-bit), or 7 SP1 (32-bit & 64-bit)

Processor

1 GHz or faster processor

RAM

32-bit: 2 GB

64-bit: 4 GB

Memory

8 GB (16GB recommended)

Disk space

4.0 GB

Display

1360 x 768 display resolution with True Color


AutoCAD System Requirements for 2017

AutoCAD 2017

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 10, 8.1 or 7 SP1

Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon™ 64 processor

RAM

32-bit: 2 GB

64-bit: 4 GB

Disk space

6.0 GB

Display

1360 x 768 display resolution with True Color


AutoCAD System Requirements for 2016

AutoCAD 2016

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 8 or 7

Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon™ 64 processor

RAM

32-bit: 2 GB

64-bit: 4 GB

Disk space

6.0 GB

Display

1024 x 768 display resolution with True Color


AutoCAD System Requirements for 2015

AutoCAD 2015

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 8 or 7

Processor:

32-bit: Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon Dual Core, 3.0 GHz or greater with SSE2 technology

64-bit: Athlon 64 or Opteron with SSE2 technology, or Intel Xeon or Pentium 4 with EM64T support and SSE2 technology

RAM
2 GB RAM

Disk space

6.0 GB

Display

1024 x 768 display resolution with True Color


AutoCAD System Requirements for 2014

AutoCAD 2014

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 8, 7, or XP SP3

Processor:

32-bit XP: Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon Dual Core, 1.6 GHz or greater with SSE2 technology

32-bit Windows 7 or 8: Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon Dual Core, 3.0 GHz or greater with SSE2 technology

64-bit: Athlon 64 or Opteron with SSE2 technology, or Intel Xeon or Pentium 4 with EM64T support and SSE2 technology

RAM

2 GB RAM

Disk space

6.0 GB

Display:

1024 x 768 display resolution with True Color




System Requirements For AutoCAD 2021 

System requirements for previous versions of AutoCAD, back to AutoCAD 2014.

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