Autodesk Autocad

What is AutoCAD?

AutoCAD® is computer-aided design (CAD) software that empowers architects, engineers, and construction professionals to create precise drawings. With AutoCAD, you can:

  1. Draft, annotate, and design 2D geometry and 3D models with solids, surfaces, and mesh objects
  2. Automate tasks like comparing drawings, counting objects, adding blocks, creating schedules, and more
  3. Customize your workspace with add-on apps and APIs

Why use AutoCAD?

  • Accelerate your designs in 2D or 3D
  • Collaborate across teams and devices
  • Ensure fidelity and compatibility

What you can do with AutoCAD

Work anywhere with the web and mobile apps

Enjoy a connected design experience with AutoCAD across devices. Create, view, edit, and annotate drawings with the AutoCAD mobile app or on any computer using the AutoCAD web app.

Unlock more efficient workflows

The newest updates in AutoCAD let you collaborate with teammates, gather drawing data more quickly, and export designs to other Autodesk products.

Customize your workspace and extend AutoCAD

Complete your work more quickly. Gain access to thousands of parts and additional features with industry-specific toolsets, APIs to automate common processes, and 1,000+ third-party apps.

System requirements for AutoCAD 2022 including Specialized Toolsets

System requirements for AutoCAD 2022 including Specialized Toolsets (Windows)
Operating System 64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 11 and Windows 10. See Autodesk’s Product Support Lifecycle for support information.
Processor Basic: 2.5–2.9 GHz processor
Recommended: 3+ GHz processor
Memory Basic: 8 GB
Recommended: 16 GB
Display Resolution Conventional Displays:
1920 x 1080 with True ColorHigh Resolution & 4K Displays:
Resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 supported on Windows 10 (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 12 compliant
Disk Space 10.0 GB
Network See Autodesk Network License Manager for Windows
Pointing Device MS-Mouse compliant
.NET Framework .NET Framework version 4.8 or later

 

System requirements for AutoCAD 2022 for Mac
Operating System Apple® macOS® Monterey v12 (requires Update 2022.2)
Apple macOS Big Sur v11
Apple macOS Catalina v10.15
Apple macOS Mojave v10.14
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
Apple Mac models with M series chip are supported under Rosetta 2 mode.

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 4 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 3840 x 2160 (4K) or greater True Color video display adapter; 4G VRAM or greater; Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater; DirectX-capable workstation-class graphics card.