Autodesk AutoCAD 2016

AutoCAD has been leading the field in drafting and detailling software for 30 years, and is celebrating this anniversary with the launch of Autodesk AutoCAD 2016 - still the best and most reliable software on the market for creating and documenting your designs.

New in AutoCAD 2016 is the “Rapid RT Render Engine” that enables you to specify yourself how long rendering should go on for. This has made rendering even easier to run with many presets to help you produce your designs faster and better. The Revision Clouds option has also been improved, enabling you to easily share drawings with colleagues.

When you purchase a licence for Autodesk AutoCAD 2018, you also have the right to use the 2016 version. This is the only way, in the new licensing structure, to "buy" AutoCAD 2016 (further information on licensing).


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System requirements AutoCAD 2016

Source: Autodesk

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 (AutoCAD 2016 SP1). 
Microsoft Windows 8/8.1. 
Microsoft Windows 7. 

CPU Type
Minimal Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 processor.

32-bit AutoCAD 2016: 2 GB (3 GB is recommended).
64-bit AutoCAD 2016: 4 GB (8 GB is recommended).

Display resolution
1024x768 px (1600x1050 px or higher is recommended) with True Color

6 GB (installation).

Display card
Windows display adapter capable of 1024x768 with True Color capabilities. DirectX® 9 or DirectX 11 compliant card recommended.

Additional Requirements for Large Datasets, Point Clouds, and 3D Modeling

8 GB or greater.

Disk Space
6 GB free hard disk available, not including installation requirements

Display Card
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.

Note: 64-bit Operating Systems are recommended if you are working with Large Datasets, Point Clouds and 3D Modeling.

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