AutoCAD® 2012 System Requirements

by Will on April 11, 2011

System requirements for AutoCAD® 2012 are basically the same as for AutoCAD® 2011 and 2010. So if you’re upgrading from one of these, you’ll no doubt be fine. Specifics:

AutoCAD® 2012 32-bit

  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium (compare Windows 7 versions); Microsoft® Windows Vista® Enterprise, Business, Ultimate, or Home Premium (SP2 or later) (compare Windows Vista versions); or Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional or Home edition (SP3 or later)
  • For Windows Vista or Windows 7: Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® dual-core processor, 3.0 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology; for Windows XP: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon dual-core processor, 1.6 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 2 GB free disk space for installation
  • 1,024 x 768 display resolution with true color
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7.0 or later
  • Install from download or DVD

AutoCAD® 2012 64-bit

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium (compare Windows 7 versions); Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise, Business, Ultimate, or Home Premium (SP2 or later) (compare Windows Vista versions); or Microsoft Windows XP Professional (SP2 or later)
  • AMD Athlon 64 with SSE2 technology, AMD Opteron® processor with SSE2 technology, Intel® Xeon® processor with Intel EM64T support and SSE2 technology, or Intel Pentium 4 with Intel EM64T support and SSE2 technology
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 2 GB free space for installation
  • 1,024 x 768 display resolution with true color
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7.0 or later
  • Install from download or DVD

If you’re 3D modelling, you’ll probably need a little bit higher spec graphics card and a bit more CPU for both AutoCAD® 2012 32-bit & AutoCAD® 2012 64-bit.

  • Intel Pentium 4 processor or AMD Athlon, 3 GHz or greater; or Intel or AMD dual-core processor, 2 GHz or greater
  • 2 GB RAM or more
  • 2 GB hard disk space available in addition to free space required for installation
  • 1,280 x 1,024 true color video display adapter 128 MB or greater, Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater, Microsoft® Direct3D®-capable workstation-class graphics card

It’s usually better to exceed the minimum requirements so that your machine is more capable. Also bear in mind that these requirements may vary depending on what you’re doing – if you’re doing mainly simple 2D drafting then you’re probably not going to need the same as a 3D modelling user.

Always good to have a record of this – so, I hope this helps someone!

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jonyl fernandez May 3, 2012 at 7:18 am

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