AutoCAD Overview

Stay at the forefront of New Zealand design with Autodesk AutoCAD software, one of the world’s leading CAD design applications. Create stunning 2D and 3D designs with innovative tools that are always up-to-date and can produce almost any shape imaginable, delivering a personalized design solution. Simplified documentation features help you share precise drawings with ease. Work across connected desktop, cloud, and mobile solutions, all with the reliability of TrustedDWG™ technology, the original and most accurate way to store and exchange design data. Connect everywhere, design everywhere with AutoCAD.

 

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AutoCAD Features

Experience a more intuitive, collaborative workflow with new tools in AutoCAD 3D design software that helps you to:

  • Import the geometry from a PDF file into your drawing as an AutoCAD object.
  • Share your drawing views with stakeholders more easily by publishing them to the cloud.
  • Create and edit centerlines and center marks more efficiently.
  • Manage all of your software updates with ease in the Autodesk desktop app.
  • Customize your settings to best suit your needs, and easily migrate them to a modern and informative interface.
  • Save time by attaching and viewing Navisworks and BIM 360 Glue models directly inside AutoCAD.

AutoCAD System Requirements

*Note: AutoCAD 2018 is not available for Mac. Click here to find out more about AutoCAD 2017 for Mac.

System requirements for AutoCAD 2018
Operating System
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 (32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Update KB2919355 (32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit only)
CPU Type 32-bit: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) processor
64-bit: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 64-bit (x64) processor
Memory 32-bit: 2 GB (4 GB recommended)
64-bit: 4 GB (8 GB recommended)
Display Resolution Conventional Displays:
1360 x 768 (1920 x 1080 recommended) with True ColorHigh Resolution & 4K Displays:
Resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 supported on Windows 10, 64 bit systems (with capable display card)
Display Card

Windows display adapter capable of 1360 x 768 with True Color capabilities and DirectX® 9 ¹. DirectX 11 compliant card recommended.

¹ DirectX 9 recommended by supported OS

Disk Space Installation 4.0 GB
Browser Windows Internet Explorer® 11 or later
Network

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™ 7.6, Citrix® XenDesktop™ 7.6.

Pointing Device MS-Mouse compliant
Digitizer WINTAB support
Media (DVD) Download or installation from DVD
ToolClips Media Player Adobe Flash Player v10 or up
.NET Framework  .NET Framework Version 4.6

Autodesk Licensing Explained

Autodesk licenses are designed to make using our products easier, no matter what project you’re working on. Whether you’re in school, a small design team or a multi-national corporation; choosing the right license is an important step in getting the most out of our products. Take advantage of our free trial licenses, so you can see first-hand how our products can help you imagine, design and create a better world.Learn more about all Autodesk licensing options below or if you need help with a license you’ve already purchased, contact us at +64 9 302 4028.

 

Autodesk Licensing Options

  • Single User: For individuals or small to medium businesses requiring a specific number of users
  • Multi User: For medium to large organizations requiring many users
  • Students & educators: Prepare the next generation of architects, engineers and digital artists

 

Additional Information
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AutoCAD Training

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Introducing AutoCAD 2018

Create stunning designs with AutoCAD® software for 2D and 3D CAD. Work with TrustedDWG™ technology, and collaborate across desktop, cloud, and mobile.

Simplified documentation

Boost detailing work with tools that create appropriate measurements based on your drawing context.

Innovative 3D design

Design and visualize virtually any concept with 3D free-form tools.