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AutoCAD 2016 System Requirements

For 32-bit AutoCAD 2016

  • Microsoft® Windows® 8/8.1 Enterprise Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 Pro Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Minimum Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  • For 32-bit AutoCAD 2016: 2 GB (3 GB recommended) For 64-bit AutoCAD 2016: 4 GB (8 GB recommended)
  • 1024x768 (1600x1050 or higher recommended) with True Color
  • Windows display adapter capable of 1024x768 with True Color capabilities. DirectX® 9 or DirectX 11 compliant card recommended.
  • Installation 6.0 GB
  • MS-Mouse compliant device
  • Download and installation from DVD
  • Windows Internet Explorer® 9.0 (or later)
  • .NET Framework Version 4.5
  • 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 the Windows Server® 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2008 R2 Server editions. Citrix® XenApp® 6.5 FP1, Citrix® XenDesktop® 5.6.

Additional Requirements for Large Datasets, Point Clouds, and 3D Modeling

  • 8 GB RAM or greater
  • 6 GB free hard disk available, not including installation requirements
  • 1600x1050 or greater True Color video display adapter; 128 MB VRAM or greater; Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater; Direct3D®-capable workstation class graphics card.
  • 64-bit Operating Systems are recommended if you are working with Large Datasets, Point Clouds and 3D Modeling.



Top Reasons to Buy or Upgrade
AutoCAD 2016 Software

  • Enhanced PDFs
  • Smart Dimensioning
  • Revision clouds (enhanced)
  • Refined interface
  • Ribbon galleries
  • New Tab page
  • Help window
  • Command preview
  • Intelligent command line
  • Stunning Visual Experience
  • Coordination Model
  • Reality computing (enhanced)
  • Online maps
  • Surface Curve Extraction tool
  • Context-sensitive PressPull tool
  • 3D free-form design tools
  • Surface analysis
  • In-canvas viewport controls
  • Design feed
  • Connected design solutions
  • TrustedDWG® technology
  • A360 connectivity
  • Inventor file import
  • Social media sharing
  • PDF support
  • AutoCAD 360 app
  • Materials library
  • Sysvar monitor
  • Exchange Apps
  • Customization and support file sync
  • Programming UI for specialized applications
  • Customizable and expandable ribbon UI
  • Dynamic blocks
  • Retina display support
  • Data links
  • Layer state manager
  • Quick select
  • Specialized Mac features