AutoCAD including specialized toolsets

Architects, engineers, and design professionals rely on Autodesk® AutoCAD® to create precise 2D drawings and 3D models. Subscribe to AutoCAD including specialized toolsets and gain industry-specific functionality, flexibility with AutoCAD web and mobile apps, and the latest innovative features in subscriber-only updates. Work faster with specialized libraries and features for industries such as architecture, mechanical design, and 3D mapping. Work anytime, anywhere with new web and mobile apps, giving you freedom to design and draft on the go. Work smarter with the latest AutoCAD enhancements and performance improvements across desktop, web, and mobile.


AutoCAD subscriptions now include access to AutoCAD vertical product functionality. For more information, check out this FAQ.


Product Features

AutoCAD Features

Insert blocks efficiently from a most recently used list or from specified drawings with visual previews. Save steps with the new Repeat Placement option.

Compare revisions from two drawings quickly without leaving the current window. Import highlighted differences into the current drawing.

Reduce eye strain with contrast improvements, sharper icons, and a modern blue interface.

Remove multiple unneeded objects objects at once with easy selection and object preview. Find the non-purgeable items in a drawing for cleanup management.

Quickly display all nearby measurements with mouse hover using the new MEASUREGEOM command.

Access any DWG file on virtually any device with leading cloud storage providers.


Now when you subscribe to AutoCAD, get access to AutoCAD 2D and 3D CAD software, plus industry-specific toolsets. Take advantage of new AutoCAD web and mobile apps, enabling workflows from anywhere.

AutoCAD now offers industry-specific features and libraries for architecture, mechanical design, electrical design, and more. Download and use only the toolset you need, when you need it.

AutoCAD AutoCAD Architecture
AutoCAD Electrical AutoCAD Map 3D
AutoCAD Mechanical AutoCAD MEP
AutoCAD Plant 3D AutoCAD Raster Design
AutoCAD mobile app AutoCAD web app
AutoCAD for Mac


AutoCAD Specifications

System requirements for AutoCAD 2020 including Specialized Toolsets
Operating System
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 with Update KB4019990 (64-bit only)
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 with Update KB2919355 (64-bit only)
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10 (64-bit only) (version 1803 or higher)
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, 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 6.0 GB
Browser Google Chrome™ (for AutoCAD web app)
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 the Windows Server® 2016, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2008 R2 editions.

Pointing Device MS-Mouse compliant
.NET Framework .NET Framework Version 4.7


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.

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 Model Documentation or Point Clouds.


Specialized Toolsets

Toolset Additional Requirements
AutoCAD Plant 3D
  • Disk Space: 8GB
  • 64-Bit OS Only
AutoCAD Map 3D
  • Disk Space: 16GB
  • Memory: 16GB
  • 64-Bit OS Only
  • Database & FDO Requirements (see below)
AutoCAD Architecture Disk Space: 10GB
AutoCAD Electrical Disk Space: 12GB
AutoCAD MEP Disk Space: 12GB
AutoCAD Mechanical No additional requirements
AutoCAD Raster Design No additional requirements


AutoCAD Map 3D Additional Requirements

FDO Provider Requirements
FDO Provider Certified With Notes
Microsoft SQL Server Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Standard and Enterprise Editions;
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard and Enterprise Editions;
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Standard and Enterprise Editions;
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Standard and Enterprise Editions
Industry Models also support the versions of Microsoft SQL Server listed on the left.
Oracle 11g Release 2 Oracle
Oracle Express, Standard, and Enterprise Editions
Industry Models support the same Oracle versions as listed on the left.
Oracle 12c Release 1 Oracle
Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition
Industry Models support the same Oracle versions as listed on the left.
Oracle 12c Release 2 Oracle
Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition
Industry Models support the same Oracle versions as listed on the left.
Raster DEM, JPG2K, DTED, MrSID®, ECW, PNG, ESRI® Grid, TIFF, JPEG, ESTRI, ASCII Not supported on Linux
Autodesk SDF 3.0
ArcSDE 10.2
This Provider requires ESRI licensed components to be installed on client system. Required components depend on the type of connection (SDE Service or Direct Connect)
ARCGIS 10.3.1
This Provider requires ESRI licensed components to be installed on client system.
MySQL 5.7
ODBC The FDO ODBC provider has been tested with corresponding versions of ODBC drivers that are shipped with the relevant supported operating systems version.
SQLite SQLite 3.6
PostgresSQL PostgreSQL 9.5 + PostGIS 2.2


ODBC Drivers Tested Versions
Microsoft® Access® Driver (*.mdb, *.accdb) Microsoft Access database engine 2016 (English) 16.00.4513.1000
Microsoft® Excel® Driver (*.xls, *xlsx, *.xlsm, *.xlsb) Microsoft Access database engine 2016 (English) 16.00.4513.1000
MySQL® ODBC 5.3 Driver
SQL Server® 10.00.10240.16384
Oracle® in OraClient12Home1


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