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AutoCAD 2018

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System requirements AutoCAD 2018

AutoCAD 2018 System requirements

Source: Autodesk 

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Update KB2919355 (32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit only)

CPU Type

  • 32-bit: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) processor.
  • 64-bit: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 64-bit (x64) processor.


32-bit: 2 GB (4 GB is recommended).
64-bit: 4 GB (8 GB is recommended)

Display Resolution
Conventional Displays:
1360 x 768 (1920 x 1080 recommended) 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
Windows display adapter capable of 1360 x 768 with True Color capabilities and DirectX 9 ¹. DirectX 11 compliant card recommended. ¹ DirectX 9 recommended by supported OS.

Disk Space
6 GB (installation).


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 7.6, Citrix XenDesktop™ 7.6.

Pointing Device
MS-Muis compliant.

WINTAB driver.

Additional Requirements for Large Datasets, Point Clouds, and 3D Modeling inAutoCAD 2018

8 GB 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.

Note: 64-bit Operating Systems are recommended if you are working with Large Datasets, Point Clouds and 3D Modeling and required if you are using the Model Documentation or Point Clouds.

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