System Requirements

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System Requirements
Before you install your product on a stand-alone computer, make sure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements. See the following table for hardware and software requirements.

Hardware and software requirements Hardware/Software Operating system Requirement (32-Bit) Windows® XP Professional, Service Pack 2 Windows XP Home, Service Pack 2 Windows 2000, Service Pack 4 Windows Vista Enterprise Windows Vista Business Windows Vista Ultimate Windows Vista Home Premium Windows Vista Home Basic Windows Vista Starter (64-Bit) Windows XP Professional Windows Vista Enterprise Windows Vista Business Windows Vista Ultimate Windows Vista Home Premium Notes It is recommended that non-English language versions of AutoCAD be installed on an operating system with a user interface language that matches the code page of the AutoCAD language. A code page provides support for character sets used in different languages. Whether the Windows operating system is the 32-bit or the 64-bit version is automatically detected when installing AutoCAD. The appropriate version of AutoCAD will be installed. The 32-bit version of AutoCAD cannot be installed on a 64bit version of Windows.

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RAM Graphics card Hard disk Installation 750 MB Mouse.. must be installed.microsoft.0. trackball. DirectX 9.tmp\docs\acad_sig. in this circumstance.chm.com/downloads/ Processor Pentium III or IV (Pentium IV recommended) 800 Mhz 512 MB (recommended) 1024 x 768 VGA with True Color (minimum) Open GL®compatible 3D video card (optional) Requires a Windows-supported display adapter. Manual installation of DirectX is required. or better. Installing from the ACAD. Service Pack 1 (or later) You cannot install AutoCAD if Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0c.0c. You can download Internet Explorer from the Microsoft website: http://www. 4/7/2008 .0 with Service Pack 1 (or later) is not installed on the installation workstation. or other device Any speed (for installation only) Printer or plotter Digitizer Modem or access to an Internet connection Network interface card Pointing device CD-ROM Optional hardware Additional recommendations for 3D use mk:@MSITStore:C:\DOCUME~1\Len\CONFIG~1\Temp\_AIA.. or better.msi file does not install DirectX 9.System Requirements Page 2 of 3 Windows Vista Home Basic Web browser Microsoft Internet Explorer 6. for Hardware Acceleration to be configured. For graphic cards that support Hardware Acceleration.

in this circumstance. For more information about tested and certified graphics cards. visit http://www. A code page provides support for character sets used in different languages. Hard disk 2 GB (in addition to the 750 MB required for installation) mk:@MSITStore:C:\DOCUME~1\Len\CONFIG~1\Temp\_AIA.0c. 4/7/2008 .com/autocadgraphicscard/. for Hardware Acceleration to be configured. Installing from the ACAD.. Processor RAM Graphics card 3.tmp\docs\acad_sig.. or better.msi file does not install DirectX 9. DirectX 9. Service Pack 2 Notes It is recommended that non-English language versions of AutoCAD be installed on an operating system with a user interface language that matches the code page of the AutoCAD language.0 GHz or greater 2 GB (or greater) 128 MB or greater.autodesk. must be installed.chm. or better. Manual installation of DirectX is required. OpenGL-capable workstation-class For graphic cards that support Hardware Acceleration.System Requirements Page 3 of 3 Hardware/Software Operating system Requirement Windows® XP Professional.0c.