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System Requirements for AutoCAD 2023

By Microsol Resources | CAD

In this article, we will take a look at the AutoCAD requirements for both Windows and Mac computers. We will also provide you with the additional requirements for AutoCAD’s Specialized Tools, along with a closer look at Map 3D.

Supported operating systems

64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 11 or Windows 10 version 1809 or above. See Autodesk’s Product Support Lifecycle for support
information.

Processor

Basic
• 2.5-2.9 GHz processor (base) ARM Processors are not supported.
Recommended
• 3+ GHz processor (base), 4+ GHz (turbo)

Network

See Autodesk Network License Manager for Windows

Hardware

Memory
Basic
• 8 GB
Recommended
• 16 GB

Display resolution
Conventional Displays:
1920 x 1080 with True Color

High Resolution & 4K Displays:
Resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 (with capable display card)

Disk space
10 GB (suggested SSD)

*Electrical: 20 GB
*Architecture: 20 GB
*MEP: 21 GB
*Mechanical: 12 GB
*Map 3D: 20 GB
*Plant 3D: 12 GB

Pointing device
MS-Mouse compliant

Multiple processors
Supported by the application

Display card
Basic
• 1 GB GPU with 29 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX11 compliant
Recommended
• 4 GB GPU with 106 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX12 compliant
DirectX 12 with Feature Level 12_0 is required for Shaded(Fast) and Shaded with edges(Fast) visual styles

Plotter/Printer
Continued system printer and AutoCAD HDI support

Compiler
Visual Studio 2019 Pro 16.11.5

Locking/License management
FLEXnet & Autodesk Licensing Service will be used for Named User and Flex

Side-by-side install
Supported

Additional requirements for large datasets, point clouds, and 3D modeling

• 16 GB RAM or more
• 6 GB free hard disk available not including installation requirements
• 3840 x 2160 (4K) or greater True color video display adapter; 8 GB VRAM or greater, Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater, DirectX-capable workstation
class graphics card.

 

Software
Languages – AutoCAD, AutoCAD Mechanical
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Czech, Polish,
Hungarian, Russian

Languages – AutoCAD Map 3D
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Czech,
Polish, Hungarian, Russian

Languages – AutoCAD Architecture
English, French; Italian; German; Spanish; Japanese; Korean; Traditional Chinese; Simplified Chinese; Czech; Polish; Russian

Languages – AutoCAD MEP
English, French; Italian; German; Korean; Simplified Chinese; Russian

Languages – AutoCAD Electrical
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian

Languages – AutoCAD Plant 3D
English; French, German; Japanese; Korean; Simplified Chinese; Russian

File format changes
No

Save as support
AutoCAD R14, AutoCAD 2000, AutoCAD 2004, AutoCAD 2007, AutoCAD 2010, AutoCAD 2013, AutoCAD 2018.
EMR has the same formats as Commercial AutoCAD, with the exception of AutoCAD 2000/LT2000 Drawing
*AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD MEP do not support Save As
*AutoCAD Mechanical: AutoCAD Mechanical 6, AutoCAD Mechanical 2004, AutoCAD Mechanical 2004DX, AutoCAD Mechanical 2005,
AutoCAD Mechanical 2006, AutoCAD Mechanical 2007, AutoCAD Mechanical 2008, AutoCAD Mechanical 2009, AutoCAD Mechanical 2010,
AutoCAD Mechanical 2011, AutoCAD Mechanical 2012, AutoCAD Mechanical 2013, AutoCAD Mechanical 2014, AutoCAD Mechanical 2015,
AutoCAD Mechanical 2016, AutoCAD Mechanical 2018, AutoCAD Mechanical 2021, AutoCAD Mechanical 2022, AutoCAD Mechanical 2023

DXF support
AutoCAD R12, AutoCAD 2000, AutoCAD 2004, AutoCAD 2007, AutoCAD 2010, AutoCAD 2013, AutoCAD 2018

API compatibility
ARX: Yes
LISP: Yes
.NET: Yes
Javascript: Yes

Script compatibility
Yes

Security (DWG)
Supports digital signatures.

Drawing size support
Full DWG compression

Object interoperability (non-AutoCAD object model)
New objects may require new enablers.

 

Specialized Toolsets
Toolset Product Specific Requirements 
Map 3D Disk Space: 20GB
Memory: 16GB
Database & FDO Requirements (see below)
Electrical Disk Space: 20GB
Microsoft Access Database Engine 2016 Redistributable (x64)
(16.0.5044.1000) or later
Plant 3D Disk Space: 12GB
Architecture Disk Space: 20GB
Memory: 16GB
Mechanical Disk Space: 12GB
MEP Disk Space: 21GB
Memory: 16GB
Map 3D Additional Requirements
FDO Provider Requirements
FDO Provider Certified With 
Microsoft SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Standard and Enterprise Editions Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Standard and Enterprise Editions
Oracle 12c Release 2 Oracle 12.2.0.1.0
Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition
Oracle 18c Oracle 18.3
Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition 2
Oracle 19c Oracle 19.3 Enterprise Edition and Standard
Edition 2
Oracle 21c Oracle 21.3 Enterprise Edition and Standard
Edition 2
Raster DEM, JPG2K, DTED, MrSID®, ECW, PNG, ESRI® Grid, TIFF, JPEG, ESRI® ASCII
Autodesk SDF 3.0
ESRI ArcGIS ArcGIS® 10.8.1
ArcGIS 10.7.1
ArcGIS 10.6.1
MySQL 8.0
ODBC The FDO ODBC provider has been tested with corresponding versions of ODBC drivers that are shipped with the relevant supported operating systems version.
OGC WMS WMS 1.3.0
OGC WMTS WMTS 1.0.0
OGC WFS WFS 2.0.0
SQLite SQLite 3.27.2
PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 13.5 + PostGIS 3.0
ODBC Drivers  Tested Versions 
Microsoft® Access® Driver (*.mdb, *.accdb) Microsoft Access database engine 2016 (English) 16.00.4999.1000
Microsoft® Excel® Driver (*.xls, *xlsx, *.xlsm, *.xlsb) Microsoft Access database engine 2016 (English) 16.00.4999.1000
MySQL® ODBC 8.0 Driver 8.00.27.00
SQL Server 10.00. 19041.01
Oracle® in OraClient21Home1 21.00.00.00
System requirements for AutoCAD 2023 for Mac
Operating System  Apple® macOS® Monterey v12
Apple macOS Big Sur v11
Apple macOS Catalina v10.15
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
Apple M series CPU
Memory Basic: 4GB
Recommended: 8GB or higher
Display Resolution  Basic: 1280 x 800 display
High Resolution: 2880 x 1800 with Retina Display
Disk Space  5 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)

 

 

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Published on March 29, 2022 in .

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