AutoCAD 2012 System Requirements for 32-bit Workstations

Description Requirement
Operating system

Service Pack 3 (SP3) or later of the following:

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Home

Service Pack 2 (SP2) or later of the following:

  • Microsoft Windows Vista ® Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

The following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

Browser Internet Explorer ® 7.0 or later

Windows XP

Intel ® Pentium ® 4 or AMD Athlon™ Dual Core, 1.6 GHz or Higher with SSE2 technology

Windows Vista or Windows 7

Intel Pentium 4 or

AMD Athlon Dual Core, 3.0 GHz or Higher with SSE2 technology

Memory 2 GB RAM (4 GB Recommended)
Display resolution 1024x768 with True Color
Disk Space Installation 2.0 GB
Pointing Device MS-Mouse compliant
Media (DVD) Download and Installation from DVD
.NET Framework .NET Framework Version 4.0
Additional requirements for 3D Modeling Intel Pentium 4 processor or AMD Athlon, 3.0 GHz or greater or Intel or AMD Dual Core processor, 2.0 GHz or greater


2 GB free hard disk available not including installation requirements

1280 x 1024 True color video display adapter with 128 MB (recommended: 256 MB for normal images and 512 MB for Medium Image Material Library images), Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater, Direct3D® capable workstation class graphics card.