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AutoCAD 2017

AutoCAD 2017

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Innovate and take your designs further withAutoCAD 2017
Create more precise, detailed drawings in even less time

Create stunning designs
Design and visualize virtually any conceptwith 3D tools:
  • Bring your ideas to life with presentationready graphics and 3D printing capabilities
  • Situate your designs in real-world settings with Coordination Model and Reality Computing

Document precisely
Speed documentation by automating common tasks and streamlining workflows:
  • Create construction-ready documentation automatically from AutoCAD® 3D models
  • Work faster with more intelligent tools, including Smart Dimensioning and Enhanced PDFs

Personalize your software
Configure AutoCAD software in ways you never thought possible:
  • Customize AutoCAD software to help meet your unique needs with Autodesk Exchange App
  • Receive notification of unwanted changes to your system variables with Sysvar Monitor

Connect and collaborate more quickly
Engage with colleagues using connected design technologies:
  • Help ensure file format compatibility and reliability using TrustedDWG technology
  • Share hyperlinks from AutoCAD to PDF viewers with Enhanced PDF
  • Connect your workflow across integrated desktop, cloud, and mobile solutions

Simplify software management with AutoCAD
AutoCAD plans provide access to the latest updates and releases on a termed basis, to help you spend less up front and meet project needs:
  • Stay current with the most recent releases and automatically receive updates
  • Receive setup support from Autodesk to get you up and running quickly
  • Access Autodesk® A360 project collaboration software and gain 25 GB of cloud storage
  • Enjoy flexible licensing rights and scale up or down depending on your workload

Take the power of AutoCAD wherever you go with AutoCAD 360 Pro
AutoCAD 360 Pro is the official AutoCAD mobile app. AutoCAD 360 Pro is now included when you subscribe to AutoCAD software.

AutoCAD 360 Pro comes with advanced features that help you:
  • Mark up, add text to, and make changes to drawings in real time
  • Connect to external cloud storage, such as Google Drive and Dropbox
  • Access advanced layer management, measuring, and annotation tools
  • Work offline and synchronize changes when back online
Supported operating systems
Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1
Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 with Update KB2919355
Microsoft® Windows® 10

Windows Internet Explorer® 9.0 or later

32-bit: Minimum 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) processor
64-bit: Minimum 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 64-bit (x64) processor

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, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2008 R2 Server editions.
Citrix® XenApp™ 6.5 FP1, Citrix® XenDesktop™ 5.6


32-bit: 2 GB (4 GB recommended)
64-bit: 4 GB (8 GB recommended)

Display resolution
1360x768 (1600x1050 or higher recommended) with True Color. 125% Desktop Scaling (120 DPI) or less recommended.

Disk space
Installation 6.0 GB

Pointing device
MS-Mouse compliant

Media (DVD)
Download and installation from DVD

Multiple processors
Should be supported by the application

Display card
Windows display adapter capable of 1360x768 with True Color capabilities and DirectX9*. DirectX11 compliant card recommended.

WINTAB support

Continued system printer and HDI support

Visual Studio 2015

MSI 5.0


Locking/License management
FLEXnet & Autodesk Licensing Service will be used for both the stand-alone and networked versions

Side-by-side install

Additional requirements for large datasets, point clouds, and 3D modeling
  • 8 GB RAM or more
  • 6 GB free hard disk available not including installation requirements
  • 1600x1050 or greater True color video display adapter; 128 MB VRAM or greater, Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater, Direct3D® capable workstation class graphics card.
Please 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 the Model Documentation feature of AutoCAD - please refer to the AutoCAD 64-bit System Requirements for more information.


English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Czech, Polish, Hungarian, Russian

File format changes

Save As support
AutoCAD R14, AutoCAD 2000, AutoCAD 2004, AutoCAD 2007, AutoCAD 2010, AutoCAD 2013.
EMR has the same formats as Commercial AutoCAD, with the exception of AutoCAD 2000/LT2000 Drawing

DXF support
AutoCAD R12, AutoCAD 2000, AutoCAD 2004, AutoCAD 2007, AutoCAD 2010, AutoCAD 2013

Binary vs. source
ARX: Yes
.net: Yes
Javascript: Yes

Script compatibility

Security (DWG)
Supports digital signatures.

Drawing size support
Full DWG compression

Object interoperability (non-ACAD object model)
New objects may require new enablers.

Tool Clips Media Player
Adobe® Flash® Player v10 or up

.NET Framework
.NET Framework Version 4.6

*DirectX9 recommended by supported OS