AutoCAD: CAD Modeling Software

Autodesk AutoCAD 2017

Create 3D models for lifelike representations of finished projects with AutoCAD. This CAD modeling software has documentation tools and cloud connectivity that allow for faster sharing and access to products.

Operating System

  • Microsoft® Windows® 10 (desktop OS)
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Update KB2919355
  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1

CPU Type

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


For 32-bit AutoCAD 2017:

  • 2 GB (3 GB recommended)

For 64-bit AutoCAD 2017:

  • 4 GB (8 GB recommended)

Display Resolution

1360×768 (1600×1050 or higher recommended) with True Color.
125% Desktop Scaling (120 DPI) or less recommended.

Display Card

Windows display adapter capable of 1360×768 with True Color capabilities and DirectX® 9 ¹. DirectX 11 compliant card recommended.

Disk Space

Installation 6.0 GB

Pointing Device

MS-Mouse compliant


WINTAB support

Media (DVD)

Download and installation from DVD


Windows Internet Explorer® 9.0 (or later)

.NET Framework

.NET Framework Version 4.6

ToolClips Media Player

Adobe Flash Player v10 or up


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.

¹ DirectX 9 recommended by supported OS.

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


8 GB RAM or greater

Disk Space

6 GB free hard disk available, not including installation requirements

Display Card

1600×1050 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 feature of AutoCAD.