System requirements for AutoCAD 2021 including Specialized Toolsets 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

System requirements for AutoCAD 2021 including Specialized Toolsets (Windows) 
Operating System 64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 and Windows 10. See Autodesk’s Product Support Lifecycle for support information. 
Processor Basic: 2.5–2.9 GHz processor 
Recommended: 3+ GHz processor 
Multiple processors: Supported by the application 
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, 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 7.0 GB 
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 Windows® Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, and Windows Server 2019 editions. 
Pointing Device MS-Mouse compliant 
.NET Framework .NET Framework version 4.8 or later 

System requirements for AutoCAD for Mac 2021 
Operating System Apple® macOS® Big Sur v11 (requires Update 2021.1) 
Apple® macOS® Catalina v10.15 
Apple macOS Mojave v10.14 
Apple macOS High Sierra v10.13 
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 
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 3 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 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. 

 
Specialized Toolsets (Windows Only) 

Toolset Additional Requirements 
AutoCAD Map 3D Disk Space: 16GB Memory: 16GB Database & FDO Requirements (see below) 
AutoCAD Electrical Disk Space: 12GB Microsoft Access Database Engine 2016 Redistributable (x64) 
AutoCAD Architecture Disk Space: 12GB 
AutoCAD MEP Disk Space: 12GB 
AutoCAD Plant 3D Disk Space: 10GB 
AutoCAD Mechanical Disk Space: 7GB 
AutoCAD Raster Design Disk Space: 1GB 

 
AutoCAD Map 3D Additional Requirements (Windows Only) 

FDO Provider Requirements 
FDO Provider Certified With Notes 
Microsoft SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Standard and Enterprise Editions 
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Standard and Enterprise Editions 
Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Standard and Enterprise Editions 
Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Standard and Enterprise Editions 
Industry Models also support the versions of Microsoft SQL Server listed on the left. 
Oracle 11g Release 2 Oracle 11.2.0.4.0 
Oracle Express, Standard, and Enterprise Editions 
Industry Models support the same Oracle versions as listed on the left. 
Oracle 12c Release 2 Oracle 12.2.0.1.0 
Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition 
Industry Models support the same Oracle versions as listed on the left. 
Oracle 18c Oracle 18.3 
Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition 2 
Industry Models support the same Oracle versions as listed on the left. 
Oracle 19c Oracle 19.3 
Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition 2 
Industry Models support the same Oracle versions as listed on the left. 
Raster DEM, JPG2K, DTED, MrSID®, ECW, PNG, ESRI® Grid, TIFF, JPEG, ESRI® ASCII   
Autodesk SDF 3.0   
ESRI ArcGIS ArcGIS® 10.7.1 
ArcGIS 10.6.1 
ArcGIS 10.5 
This Provider requires ESRI licensed components to be installed on client system. 
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 WMS 1.0.0   
OGC WFS WFS 2.0.0   
SQLite SQLite 3.27.2   
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 8.0 Driver 8.00.13.00 
SQL Server® 10.00.18362.01 
Oracle® in OraClient19Home1 19.00.00.00 

System requirements for AutoCAD 2020 including Specialized Toolsets (Windows) 
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) See Autodesk’s Product Support Lifecycle for support information. 
Processor Basic: 2.5–2.9 GHz processor 
Recommended: 3+ GHz processor 
Multiple processors: Supported by the application 
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, 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, and Windows Server 2012 R2 editions. 
Pointing Device MS-Mouse compliant 
.NET Framework .NET Framework Version 4.7 or later *DirectX11 recommended by supported OS 

System requirements for AutoCAD for Mac 2020 
Operating System Apple® macOS® Big Sur v11 (requires Update 2020.2) Apple® macOS® Catalina v10.15 (requires Update 2020.1) Apple® macOS® Mojave v10.14 Apple® macOS® High Sierra v10.13 
Model Apple Mac Pro® 4,1 or later; MacBook Pro® 5,1 or later; iMac® 8.1 or later; Mac mini® 3.1 or later; MacBook Air® 2.1 or later; MacBook® 5.1 or later 
Apple Mac models with M series chip are supported under Rosetta 2 mode. 
CPU Type 64-bit Intel CPU (Intel Core Duo CPU, 2 GHz or faster recommended) 
Memory 4 GB of RAM (8 GB or above recommended) 
Display Resolution 1280 x 800 display with true color (2880 x 1800 with Retina Display recommended) 
Disk Space 3 GB free disk space for download and installation 
Pointing Device Apple® Mouse, Apple Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad, MacBook® Pro trackpad, or Microsoft-compliant mouse. 
Browser Apple Safari® 5.0 or later 
Google Chrome™ (for AutoCAD Web) 
OS Language All Mac OS X supported language operating systems 

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 (Windows Only) 

Toolset Additional Requirements 
AutoCAD Plant 3D Disk Space: 8GB .NET Framework Version 4.7.2 MS SQL Server (Express, Standard, or Enterprise edition) 2008 SP1 or newer 
AutoCAD Map 3D Disk Space: 16GB Memory: 16GB 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 (Windows Only) 

FDO Provider Requirements 
FDO Provider Certified With Notes 
Microsoft SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Standard and Enterprise Editions 
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Standard and Enterprise Editions 
Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Standard and Enterprise Editions 
Industry Models also support the versions of Microsoft SQL Server listed on the left. 
Oracle 11g Release 2 Oracle 11.2.0.4.0 
Oracle Express, Standard, and Enterprise Editions 
Industry Models support the same Oracle versions as listed on the left. 
Oracle 12c Release 1 Oracle 12.1.0.2.0 
Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition 
Industry Models support the same Oracle versions as listed on the left. 
Oracle 12c Release 2 Oracle 12.2.0.1.0 
Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition 
Industry Models support the same Oracle versions as listed on the left. 
Oracle 18c Oracle 18.3 
Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition 2 
Industry Models support the same Oracle versions as listed on the left. 
Raster DEM, JPG2K, DTED, MrSID®, ECW, PNG, ESRI® Grid, TIFF, JPEG, ESRI® ASCII   
Autodesk SDF 3.0   
ESRI ArcSDE 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) 
ESRI ArcGIS ArcGIS® 10.6.1 
ArcGIS 10.5 
ArcGIS 10.4 
This Provider requires ESRI licensed components to be installed on client system. 
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 WFS WFS 2.0.0   
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 8.00.13.00 
SQL Server® 10.00.14393 
Oracle® in OraClient12Home1 18.00.00.00 

System requirements for AutoCAD 2019 including Specialized Toolsets 
Operating System Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 with Update KB4019990 (32-bit & 64-bit) Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Update KB2919355 (32-bit & 64-bit) Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary Update (64-bit only) (version 1607 or higher) 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, 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) 
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. 
 
Citrix® XenApp™ 7.6, Citrix® XenDesktop™ 7.6. 
Pointing Device MS-Mouse compliant 
.NET Framework .NET Framework Version 4.7 

System requirements for AutoCAD for Mac 2019 
Operating System Apple® macOS® Big Sur v11 (requires Update 2019.2); Apple® macOS® Mojave v10.14 or later; High Sierra v10.13 or later; Apple macOS Sierra v10.12 or later 
Model Apple Mac Pro® 4,1 or later; MacBook Pro® 5,1 or later; iMac® 8.1 or later; Mac mini® 3.1 or later; MacBook Air® 2.1 or later; MacBook® 5.1 or later 
Apple Mac models with M series chip are not supported 
CPU Type 64-bit Intel CPU (Intel Core Duo CPU, 2 GHz or faster recommended) 
Memory 3 GB of RAM (4 GB or above recommended) 
Display Resolution 1280 x 800 display with true color (2880 x 1800 with Retina Display recommended) 
Disk Space 3 GB free disk space for download and installation 
Pointing Device Apple® Mouse, Apple Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad, MacBook® Pro trackpad, or Microsoft-compliant mouse. 
Printer Mac OS X-compliant printer 
Media Download and installation from DVD 
Browser Apple Safari® 5.0 or later 
OS Language All Mac OS X supported language operating systems 

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 11.2.0.4.0 
Oracle Express, Standard, and Enterprise Editions 
Industry Models support the same Oracle versions as listed on the left. 
Oracle 12c Release 1 Oracle 12.1.0.2.0 
Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition 
Industry Models support the same Oracle versions as listed on the left. 
Oracle 12c Release 2 Oracle 12.2.0.1.0 
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   
ESRI ArcSDE ArcSDE® 9.3 SP1 
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) 
ESRI ArcGIS ARCGIS® 10.4 
ARCGIS 10.3.1 
ARCGIS 10.3 
ARCGIS 10.2 
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.   
OGC WMS WMS 1.3.0   
OGC WFS WFS 2.0.0   
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 5.03.07.00 
SQL Server® 10.00.10240.16384 
Oracle® in OraClient12Home1 12.01.00.01 

System requirements for AutoCAD 2018 
Operating System Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 (32-bit & 64-bit) Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Update KB2919355 (32-bit & 64-bit) Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit only) (version 1607 and up recommended) See Autodesk’s Product Support Lifecycle for support information. 
CPU Type 32-bit: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) processor 
64-bit: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 64-bit (x64) processor 
Memory 32-bit: 2 GB (4 GB recommended) 
64-bit: 4 GB (8 GB recommended) 
Display Resolution Conventional Displays: 
1360 x 768 (1920 x 1080 recommended) with True Color 
 
High Resolution & 4K Displays: 
Resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 supported on Windows 10, 64 bit systems (with capable display card) 
Display Card Windows display adapter capable of 1360 x 768 with True Color capabilities and DirectX® 9 ¹. DirectX 11 compliant card recommended. 
 
¹ DirectX 9 recommended by supported OS 
Disk Space Installation 4.0 GB 
Browser Windows Internet Explorer® 11 or later 
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® 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows 2008 R2 Server editions. 
 
Citrix® XenApp™ 7.6, Citrix® XenDesktop™ 7.6. 
Pointing Device MS-Mouse compliant 
Digitizer WINTAB support 
Media (DVD) Download or installation from DVD 
ToolClips Media Player Adobe Flash Player v10 or up 
.NET Framework .NET Framework Version 4.6 

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. 

System requirements for AutoCAD 2017 
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 
Memory 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. 
 
For AutoCAD 2017.1 Update: 
 
Conventional Displays: 
1360×768 (1920×1080 recommended) with True Color 
 
High Resolution & 4K Displays: 
Resolutions up to 3840×2160 supported on Windows 10, 64 bit systems (with capable display card) 
Display Card Windows display adapter capable of 1360×768 with True Color capabilities and DirectX® 9 ¹. DirectX 11 compliant card recommended. 
 
For AutoCAD 2017.1 Update: 
 
Windows display adapter capable of 1920×1080 with True Color capabilities and DirectX 9 ¹. DirectX 11 compliant card recommended. 
 
High Resolution & 4K Displays: 
Windows display adapter capable of resolutions up to 3840×2160 and manufacturer-recommended for high resolution applications with True Color capabilities and DirectX 9 ¹. DirectX 11 compliant card recommended. 
Disk Space Installation 6.0 GB 
Pointing Device MS-Mouse compliant 
Digitizer WINTAB support 
Media (DVD) Download and installation from DVD 
Browser Windows Internet Explorer® 9.0 (or later) 
.NET Framework .NET Framework Version 4.6 
ToolClips Media Player Adobe Flash Player v10 or up 
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® 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows 2008 R2 Server editions. 
 
Citrix® XenApp™ 7.6, Citrix® XenDesktop™ 7.6. 
¹ DirectX 9 recommended by supported OS. 

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