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System requirements for AutoCAD 2023 (Windows)
|Operating System||64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 11 and Windows 10. See Autodesk's Product Support Lifecycle for support information.|
|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 Color High Resolution & 4K Displays: Resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 supported on Windows 10 (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 12 compliant|
|Disk Space||10.0 GB|
|Network||See Autodesk Network License Manager for Windows|
|Pointing Device||MS-Mouse compliant|
|.NET Framework||.NET Framework version 4.8 or later|
System requirements for AutoCAD 2023 (Mac)
|Operating System||Apple® macOS® Monterey v12 (requires Update 2022.2) Apple macOS Big Sur v11 Apple macOS Catalina v10.15 Apple macOS Mojave v10.14|
|Processor||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. Recommended: Intel Core i7 or higher|
|Memory||Basic: 4GB Recommended: 8GB or higher|
|Display Resolution||Basic: 1280 x 800 display. High Resolution: 2880 x 1800 with Retina Display|
|Disk Space||4 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)|
Additional Requirements for large datasets, point clouds, and 3D modelling
|Memory||8 GB RAM or more|
|Disk Space||6 GB free hard disk available, not including installation requirements|
|Display Card||3840 x 2160 (4K) or greater True Color video display adapter; 4G VRAM or greater; Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater; DirectX-capable workstation class graphics card.|
Specialised Toolsets (Windows Only)
|AutoCAD Map 3D||Disk Space: 20GB Memory: 16GB Database & FDO Requirements (see below)|
|AutoCAD Electrical||Disk Space: 20GB Microsoft Access Database Engine 2016 Redistributable (x64) (16.0.5044.1000) or later|
|AutoCAD Architecture||Disk Space: 20GB Memory: 16GB|
|AutoCAD MEP||Disk Space: 21GB Memory: 16GB|
|AutoCAD Plant 3D||Disk Space: 12GB|
|AutoCAD Mechanical||Disk Space: 12GB|
|AutoCAD Raster Design||Disk Space: 1GB|
AutoCAD Map 3D Additional Requirements (Windows Only) FDO Provider Requirements
|FDO Provider||Certified With|
|Oracle 12c Release 2||Oracle 18.104.22.168.0 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|
|Raster||DEM, JPG2K, DTED, MrSID®, ECW, PNG, ESRI® Grid, TIFF, JPEG, ESRI® ASCII|
|ESRI ArcGIS||"ArcGIS® 10.8.1 ArcGIS 10.7.1 ArcGIS 10.6.1"|
|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|
|PostgresSQL||PostgreSQL 12.2 + PostGIS 3.0|
|Microsoft SQL Server||Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Standard and Enterprise Editions Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Standard and Enterprise Editions Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Standard and Enterprise Editions|
|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||8.00.22.00|
|Oracle® in OraClient19Home1||19.00.00.00|