AutoCAD Hardware Requirements

These are the minimum hardware requirements for AutoCAD and every SolidBox laptop and desktop meets these requirements. Most of the SolidBox line of CAD workstations are overkill for AutoCAD. Simple 2D design doesn’t beg much of your computer hardware. Therefore, AutoCAD doesn’t require more than 8GB of RAM, a heafty CPU, or an onboard GPU. However, for large datasets or point cloud models, our Creative Desktop or Mobile series would be perfect companions to your AutoCAD workflow.

Without a workstation that meets or exceeds the minimum hardware requirements for AutoCAD, you risk substantial loss of productivity. Moreover, if your system doesn’t meet the minimum AutoCAD hardware requirements, it could become unstable and result in lost data. Therefore, if you’re unsure about what is best for your use-case, reach out to us. give us a call at 877-697-9269 or email us and we can pair you with the right system.

 

Autodesk AutoCAD Hardware Requirements, Hardware Requirements for AutoCAD

 

 Minimum SpecsRecommended Specs
Operating SystemsWindows 7, Windows 8/8.1 – 64-bit Professional, Windows 10 (requires AutoCAD 2016 SP1)Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 – 64-bit Professional, Windows 10 (requires AutoCAD 2016 SP1)
RAMFor 32-bit AutoCAD 2016 - 2 GB
For 64-bit AutoCAD 2016 - 4 GB
For 32-bit AutoCAD 2016 - 3 GB
For 64-bit AutoCAD 2016 - 8 GB
Video CardWindows display adapter capable of 1024x768 with True Color capabilities.DirectX® 9 or DirectX 11 compliant card recommended.
ProcessorIntel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64-bit processorIntel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64-bit processor
StorageHard drive with at least 6GB free USB and/or DVD drive (depending on installation media and licensing method)Hard drive with at least 6GB free USB and/or DVD drive (depending on installation media and licensing method)
Monitor Resolution1024 x 7681650 x 1050 (or higher) resolution with True Color
3D MouseMS-Mouse compliant deviceMS-Mouse compliant device