System Requirements

  • Autodesk Product Design Suite
    Supported OS Recommended:
    64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1 or Windows 8.1Minimum:
    64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1
    CPU Type Recommended
    Intel® Xeon® E3 or Core i7 or equivalent, 3.0 GHz or greaterMinimum
    64-bit Intel® or AMD, 2 GHz or faster
    Memory Recommended
    16 GB RAM ¹ or more
    250 GB free disk space or moreMinimum
    8 GB RAM for less than 500 part assemblies ¹
    100 GB free disk space
    Graphics Hardware Recommended
    Microsoft® Direct3D 11® capable graphics card or higher ²Minimum
    Microsoft® Direct3D 10® capable graphics card or higher ²

    Exceptions
    OpenGL 3.0 or higher is required for Autodesk® ReCap®

    Display Resolution 1280 x 1024
    Browser Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 10 or higher
    Third-Party Software Full local install of Microsoft® Excel 2007, 2010 or 2013 for iFeatures, iParts, iAssemblies, thread related commands, clearance/threaded hole creation, Global BOM, Parts Lists, Revision Tables, spreadsheet-driven designs and Studio animation of Positional Representations.  Excel Starter®, Online Office 365® and OpenOffice® are not supported.Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 SP1
    Pointing Device MS Mouse compliant
    Media USB 3.0
    Network Internet connection

    Notes:

    1. Autodesk recommends settings which allow Microsoft Windows to manage virtual memory as needed. There should always be at least twice as much free hard disk space as system memory (RAM).
    2. Please refer to the Autodesk graphics card information.
    Article ID: kA230000000eW06

  • Autodesk Factory Design Suite Standard
    Supported OS 32-Bit OS ¹:
    Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise
    Microsoft® Windows® 8/8.1, Pro, Enterprise²64-bit OS:
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise
    Microsoft Windows 8/8.1, Pro, Enterprise¹ Autodesk Showcase® 2016 and Autodesk ReCap™ 2016 are not supported in 32-Bit.
    CPU Type 32-Bit OS:
    Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD® Athlon™ Dual Core, 3.0 GHz or Higher with SSE2 technology64-Bit OS:
    AMD Athlon™ 64 or AMD Opteron™ with SSE2 technology
    Intel Xeon® or Intel Pentium 4 with Intel EM64T support and SSE2 technology
    Intel® Xeon® E3 or Core i7 or equivalent, 3.0 GHz or greater(Recommended)
    Memory Minimum:
    4 GB RAMRecommended:
    8 GB RAM
    Video Minimum:
    Windows display adapter capable of 1024×768 (1600×1050 Recommended) with True Color capabilitiesExceptions:3D Modeling in AutoCAD 2016, AutoCAD Architecture 2016, AutoCAD Mechanical 2016, AutoCAD Raster Design 2016
    1280 x 1024 True color video display adapter 128 MB or greater, Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater, Direct3D® capable workstation class graphics card.

    Autodesk Showcase® 2016
    Certified hardware-accelerated graphics card with a minimum of 512MB graphics memory (1GB recommended) and DirectX® 9 support.

    Autodesk ReCap 2016
    Windows display adapter capable of 1600×1050 with True Color capabilities. OpenGL® 3.3 capable graphics device with 256 MB memory

    Recommended:
    Microsoft® Direct3D 11® capable graphics card or higher

    Hard Disk 35 GB of free space on system drive
    Pointing Device Minimum:
    MS-Mouse compliant (Three-button recommended)
    Media Download via internet or installation from USB 2.0/3.0 key
    Connectivity Internet connection for license registration, prerequisite component download, Subscription-enabled features, and full user assistance documentation.
    Software Minimum:
    Microsoft Internet Explorer® 9.0 (or later)Internet connection for Autodesk® 360 functionality, web downloads, and Subscription Aware access
    Virtualization Minimum:
    Citrix® XenApp™ 6.5 FP1
    Citrix® XenDesktop™ 5.6

    Exceptions:Autodesk Showcase 2016, Autodesk ReCap 2016 not Supported

    Autodesk Factory Design Suite Premium
    Supported OS 64-bit OS:
    Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise
    Microsoft Windows 8/8.1, Pro, Enterprise
    CPU Type 64-Bit OS:
    AMD Athlon™ 64 or AMD Opteron™ with SSE2 technology
    Intel Xeon® or Intel Pentium 4 with Intel EM64T support and SSE2 technology
    Intel® Xeon® E3 or Core i7 or equivalent, 3.0 GHz or greater(Recommended)
    Memory Minimum:
    8 GB RAM

    Recommended:
    16 GB RAM (20GB RAM or greater for complex layout design, typically more than 500 assets)

    Video Minimum:
    Windows display adapter capable of 1024×768 (1600×1050 Recommended) with True Color capabilitiesExceptions:3D Modeling in AutoCAD 2016, AutoCAD Architecture 2016, AutoCAD Mechanical 2016, AutoCAD Raster Design 2016
    1280 x 1024 True color video display adapter 128 MB or greater, Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater, Direct3D® capable workstation class graphics card.

    Autodesk Inventor 2016
    Windows display adapter capable of 1024×768 (1600×1050 Recommended) with True Color capabilities. DirectX® 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 3 as recommended by Autodesk.

    Autodesk Navisworks Simulate 2016
    1,280 x 800 VGA display with true color (1,920 x 1,080 monitor and 32-bit video display adapter recommended). Direct3D and OpenGL capable graphics card with Shader Model 2 (minimum)

    Autodesk ReCap 2016
    Windows display adapter capable of 1600×1050 with True Color capabilities. OpenGL® 3.3 capable graphics device with 256 MB memory

    Autodesk Showcase® 2016
    Certified hardware-accelerated graphics card with a minimum of 512MB graphics memory (1GB recommended) and DirectX® 9 support.

    Autodesk 3ds Max 2016
    Refer to the Recommended Hardware wizard for a detailed list of recommended systems and graphics cards

    Hard Disk 60 GB of free space on system drive
    Pointing Device Minimum:
    MS-Mouse compliant (Three-button recommended)
    Media Download via internet or installation from USB 2.0/3.0 key
    Connectivity Internet connection for license registration, prerequisite component download, Subscription-enabled features, and full user assistance documentation.
    Software Minimum:
    Microsoft Internet Explorer® 9.0 (or later)Internet connection for Autodesk® 360 functionality, web downloads, and Subscription Aware access

    Autodesk Inventor 2016
    Adobe® Flash® Player 15, Microsoft® Excel® 2010 or 2013 for iFeatures, iParts, iAssemblies, thread customization, and spreadsheet-driven designs. 64-bit Microsoft Office is required to export Access 2007, dBase IV, Text and CSV formats.

    Virtualization Minimum:
    Citrix® XenApp™ 6.5 FP1
    Citrix® XenDesktop™ 5.6Exceptions:Autodesk Showcase 2016, AutoCAD Raster Design 2016, Autodesk 3ds Max 2016, Autodesk ReCap 2016
    Not Supported

    Autodesk Navisworks Simulate 2016
    Citrix® XenApp™ 6.5 FP1 not supported.

    Autodesk Inventor 2016
    Citrix® XenDesktop™ 5.6 not supported.

    Autodesk Factory Design Suite Ultimate 2016
    Supported OS 64-bit OS:
    Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise
    Microsoft Windows 8/8.1, Pro, Enterprise
    CPU Type 64-Bit OS:
    AMD Athlon™ 64 or AMD Opteron™ with SSE2 technology
    Intel Xeon® or Intel Pentium 4 with Intel EM64T support and SSE2 technology
    Intel® Xeon® E3 or Core i7 or equivalent, 3.0 GHz or greater(Recommended)
    Memory Minimum:
    8 GB RAMRecommended:
    16 GB RAM (20GB RAM or greater for complex layout design, typically more than 500 assets)
    Video Minimum:
    Windows display adapter capable of 1024×768 (1600×1050 Recommended) with True Color capabilitiesExceptions:3D Modeling in AutoCAD 2016, AutoCAD Architecture 2016, AutoCAD Mechanical 2016, AutoCAD Raster Design 2016
    1280 x 1024 True color video display adapter 128 MB or greater, Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater, Direct3D® capable workstation class graphics card.

    Autodesk Inventor 2016
    Windows display adapter capable of 1024×768 (1600×1050 Recommended) with True Color capabilities. DirectX® 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 3 as recommended by Autodesk.

    Autodesk Navisworks Manage 2016
    1,280 x 800 VGA display with true color (1,920 x 1,080 monitor and 32-bit video display adapter recommended). Direct3D and OpenGL capable graphics card with Shader Model 2 (minimum)

    Autodesk ReCap 2016
    Windows display adapter capable of 1600×1050 with True Color capabilities. OpenGL® 3.3 capable graphics device with 256 MB memory

    Autodesk Showcase® 2016
    Certified hardware-accelerated graphics card with a minimum of 512MB graphics memory (1GB recommended) and DirectX® 9 support.

    Autodesk 3ds Max 2016
    Refer to the Recommended Hardware wizard for a detailed list of recommended systems and graphics cards

    Hard Disk 60 GB of free space on system drive
    Pointing Device Minimum:
    MS-Mouse compliant (Three-button recommended)
    Media Download via internet or installation from USB 2.0/3.0 key
    Connectivity Internet connection for license registration, prerequisite component download, Subscription-enabled features, and full user assistance documentation.
    Software Minimum:
    Microsoft Internet Explorer® 9.0 (or later)Internet connection for Autodesk® 360 functionality, web downloads, and Subscription Aware access

    Autodesk Inventor 2016
    Adobe® Flash® Player 15, Microsoft® Excel® 2010 or 2013 for iFeatures, iParts, iAssemblies, thread customization, and spreadsheet-driven designs. 64-bit Microsoft Office is required to export Access 2007, dBase IV, Text and CSV formats.

    Virtualization Minimum:
    Citrix® XenApp™ 6.5 FP1
    Citrix® XenDesktop™ 5.6Exceptions:Autodesk Showcase 2016, AutoCAD Raster Design 2016, Autodesk 3ds Max 2016, Autodesk ReCap 2016, Autodesk Inventor Professional 2016
    Not Supported

    Autodesk Navisworks Manage 2016
    Citrix® XenApp™ 6.5 FP1 not supported.

    Article ID: kA230000000eU3J

  • Autodesk Vault Server Requirements

    Supported Operating Systems

    System 32-bit 64-bit
    Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Foundation, Essentials, Standard, Datacenter
    Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, Standard, Datacenter
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise (SP1) (Vault Basic Only)¹
    Microsoft Windows 8 Professional, Enterprise (Vault Basic only)¹
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional, Enterprise (Vault Basic only)¹

    ¹ Operating system not supported with Vault replication.

    Supported Databases

    Single Site Requirements

    System 32-bit 64-bit
    Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express, Standard, Enterprise (SP2)

    Replication Requirements

    System 32-bit 64-bit
    Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard, Enterprise (SP2)

    CPU Type

    Vault Server Requirements (Single Site)

    • Intel® i5 or AMD® equivalent processor, 2 GHz or higher (Minimum)
    • Intel Xeon® E7 or AMD equivalent processor, 3 GHz or higher (Recommended)

    Vault Server Requirements (Replication Requirements)

    • Intel Xeon E5 or AMD equivalent processor, 2 GHz or higher (Minimum)
    • Intel Xeon E7 or AMD equivalent processor, 3 GHz or higher (Recommended)

    Memory

    Vault Server Requirements

    • 4 GB RAM (Minimum)
    • 8 GB RAM (Recommended)

    Vault Server (Full Replication – ADMS and SQL Installation)

    • 16 GB RAM (Minimum)
    • 32 GB RAM (Recommended)

    Hard Disk

    Vault Server Requirements

    • 100 GB disk space (Minimum)
    • 200 GB disk space (Recommended)

    Vault Server (Full Replication – ADMS and SQL Installation)

    • 300 GB disk space (Minimum)
    • 500 GB disk space (Recommended)

    Autodesk Vault File Server Requirements

    Supported Operating Systems

    System 32-bit 64-bit
    Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Foundation, Essentials, Standard, Datacenter
    Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, Standard, Datacenter

    CPU Type

    Vault File Server Requirements

    • Intel Xeon E5 or AMD equivalent processor, 2 GHz or higher (Minimum)
    • Intel Xeon E7 or AMD equivalent processor, 3 GHz or higher (Recommended)

    Memory

    Vault File Server Requirements

    • 4 GB RAM (Minimum)
    • 8 GB RAM (Recommended)

    Hard Disk

    Vault File Server Requirements

    • 150 GB disk space (Minimum)
    • 300 GB disk space (Recommended)

    Autodesk Vault Client Requirements

    Operating Systems

    System 32-bit 64-bit
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise (SP1)
    Microsoft Windows 8 Professional, Enterprise
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional, Enterprise

    CPU Type

    • Intel i3 or equivalent AMD processor, 1.6 GHz or higher (Minimum)
    • Intel i7 or equivalent AMD processor, 3 GHz or higher (Recommended)

    Memory

    • 2 GB RAM (Minimum)
    • 4 GB RAM (Recommended)

    Hard Disk

    • 6 GB disk space (Minimum)
    • 10 GB disk space (Recommended)

    Microsoft® Office (Excel®, PowerPoint®, Word)

    • Office 2010 (SP2) (32-bit or 64-bit)
    • Office 2013 (SP1) (32-bit or 64-bit)

    Microsoft® Outlook®

    • Office 2010 (SP2) (32-bit or 64-bit)
    • Office 2013 (SP1) (32-bit or 64-bit)

    Browser

    • Internet Explorer® 10, 11
    • Mozilla Firefox® 25
    • Google® Chrome™ 38
    Article ID: kA230000000eVkS

  • System Requirements for Autodesk Inventor Windows
    Operating System Recommended:
    64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1 or Windows 8.1 ¹Minimum:
    64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1
    CPU Type Recommended:
    Intel® Xeon® E3 or Core i7 or equivalent, 3.0 GHz or greater ²Minimum:
    64-bit Intel® or AMD, 2 GHz or faster ²
    Memory Recommended:
    16 GB RAM ³ or moreMinimum:
    8 GB RAM for less than 500 part assemblies ³
    Disk Space Recommended:
    250 GB free disk space or more ³Minimum:
    100 GB free disk space ³
    Graphics Recommended:
    Microsoft® Direct3D 11® or capable graphics card or higher ⁴Minimum:
    Microsoft® Direct3D 10® capable graphics card or higher ⁴
    Other
    • DVD-ROM ⁵
    • 1,280 x 1,024 or higher screen resolution
    • Internet connection for Autodesk® 360 functionality, web downloads, and Subscription Aware access
    • Adobe® Flash® Player 15 ⁶
    • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 8 or higher
    • Full local install of Microsoft® Excel 2007, 2010 or 2013 for iFeatures, iParts, iAssemblies, thread related commands, clearance/threaded hole creation, Global BOM, Parts Lists, Revision Tables, spreadsheet-driven designs and Studio animation of Positional Representations.  Excel Starter®, Online Office 365® and OpenOffice® are not supported.
    • 64-bit Microsoft Office is required to export Access 2007, dBase IV, Text and CSV formats.
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 ⁷
    For Complex Models, Complex Mold Assemblies, and Large Assemblies (typically more than 1,000 parts)
    Operating System Recommended:
    64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1 or Windows 8.1 ¹
    CPU Type Recommended:
    Intel® Xeon® E3 or Core i7 or equivalent, 3.30 GHz or greater ²
    Memory Recommended:
    20 GB RAM or greater ³
    Hard Disk Recommended:
    500 GB free disk space or greater ³
    Graphics Recommended:
    Microsoft® Direct3D 11® or capable graphics card or higher ⁴
    Other
    • DVD-ROM ⁵
    • 1,280 x 1,024 or higher screen resolution
    • Internet connection for Autodesk® 360 functionality, web downloads, and Subscription Aware access
    • Adobe® Flash® Player 15 ⁶
    • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 8 or higher
    • Full local install of Microsoft® Excel 2007, 2010 or 2013 for iFeatures, iParts, iAssemblies, thread related commands, clearance/threaded hole creation, Global BOM, Parts Lists, Revision Tables, spreadsheet-driven designs and Studio animation of Positional Representations.  Excel Starter®, Online Office 365® and OpenOffice® are not supported.
    • 64-bit Microsoft Office is required to export Access 2007, dBase IV, Text and CSV formats.
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 ⁷

    For Autodesk Inventor 2016 Macintosh Users

    Boot CampYou can install Autodesk® Inventor® Professional software on a Mac® computer on a Windows partition. The system must use Apple Boot Camp® to manage a dual OS configuration and meet the minimum system requirements:

    • Recommended: Mac OS® X 10.10.x
    • Minimum: Mac OS® X 10.9.x
    • Intel® Core 2 Duo or greater, 3.0 GHz or greater
    • Microsoft® 64-bit Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows® 8.1
    • RAM: 16 GB or greater recommended; 8 GB minimum
    • Partition Size: 250 GB or greater recommended; 100 GB minimum

    Mac Virtualization on Parallels DesktopAutodesk Inventor Professional can be used on the Mac via Parallels Desktop for Mac without having to boot directly into the Windows OS, so it is easy to switch between platforms. The system must meet the following requirements:

    • Recommended: Mac OS® X 10.10.x
    • Minimum: Mac OS® X 10.9.x
    • Parallels Desktop 10 or higher
    • Intel® Core 2 Duo or greater, 3.0 GHz or greater
    • Microsoft® 64-bit Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1 or Windows® 8.1
    • RAM: 16 GB or greater recommended; 8 GB minimum
    • Free Disk Space: 250 GB or greater recommended; 100 GB minimum

    Notes:

    1. Autodesk Inventor and Autodesk Vault must both be the same language on a given computer. English versions of these applications will run on any language operating system. Other language versions of these applications will run on operating systems of that same language.
    2. Autodesk Inventor LT 2016 is optimized to take advantage of the SSE2 extended instruction sets supported on Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 64, and AMD Opteron processors. Inventor LT 2016 will not install on computers that do not support SSE2. Several utilities are available on the Internet that report CPUID including supported instructions sets.
    3. Autodesk recommends settings which allow Microsoft Windows to manage virtual memory as needed. There should always be at least twice as much free hard disk space as system memory (RAM).
    4. Please refer to the Autodesk published graphics card information.
    5. DVD-ROM drive is not required if installing from USB or software download.
    6. The multimedia learning components of the Inventor Help system, such as the UI Video Tour, Command Reference, and Show Me animations, require Adobe Flash Player 10. If it is not already installed, you can download it from the Adobe website.
    7. Provided by the Autodesk product installer.
    Article ID: kA230000000eU2p

  • System requirements for AutoCAD Mechanical
    Operating System
    • Microsoft® Windows® 8/8.1 Enterprise
    • Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 Pro
    • Microsoft Windows 8/8.1
    • Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise
    • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
    • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
    • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
    CPU Type Minimum Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon™ 64 processor
    Memory For 32-bit AutoCAD Mechanical 2016:

    • 2 GB (3 GB recommended)

    For 64-bit AutoCAD Mechanical 2016:

    • 4 GB (8 GB recommended)
    Display Resolution 1024×768 (1600×1050 or higher recommended) with True Color
    Display Card Windows display adapter capable of 1024×768 with True Color capabilities and DirectX9. DirectX11 compliant card recommended.
    Disk Space Installation 6 GB
    Pointing Device MS-Mouse compliant device
    Media (DVD) Download and installation from DVD
    Browser Windows Internet Explorer® 9.0 (or later)
    .NET Framework .NET Framework Version 4.5
    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.
    Note: 64-bit Operating Systems are recommended if you are working with Large Datasets, Point Clouds and 3D Modeling.
    Article ID: kA230000000eRiD

  • System requirements for AutoCAD Electrical
    Operating System
    • Microsoft® Windows® 8/8.1 Enterprise
    • Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 Pro
    • Microsoft Windows 8/8.1
    • Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise
    • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
    • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
    • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
    CPU Type Minimum Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon™ 64 processor
    Memory For 32-bit AutoCAD Electrical 2016:

    • 2 GB (3 GB recommended)

    For 64-bit AutoCAD Electrical 2016:

    • 4 GB (8 GB recommended)
    Display Resolution 1024×768 (1600×1050 or higher recommended) with True Color
    Display Card Windows display adapter capable of 1024×768 with True Color capabilities and DirectX® 9. DirectX 11 compliant card recommended.
    Disk Space Installation 12.0 GB
    Pointing Device MS-Mouse compliant device
    Media (DVD) Download and installation from DVD
    Browser Windows Internet Explorer® 9.0 (or later)
    .NET Framework .NET Framework Version 4.5
    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.
    Note: 64-bit Operating Systems are recommended if you are working with Large Datasets, Point Clouds and 3D Modeling.
    Article ID: kA230000000eQyM