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 RAM

    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.