Autodesk AutoCAD 2023 Free Download

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Autodesk AutoCAD 2023 Free Download

Key features of AutoCAD 2023

Explore the newest features in AutoCAD® 2023 software, including industry-specific toolsets, new automations, and seamless connections across devices and Autodesk products.

Autodesk AutoCAD 2023 Free Download

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My Insights

Complete your projects faster with helpful tips and features from My Insights

Autodesk AutoCAD 2023 Free Download

Markup Import and Markup Assist

Import feedback from paper or PDFs and add changes automatically, without altering your existing drawing

Autodesk AutoCAD 2023 Free Download

Share

Send a controlled copy of your drawing to teammates and colleagues to view or edit from anywhere

Autodesk AutoCAD 2023 Free Download

Count

Automate counting of blocks or geometry with the COUNT command

Autodesk AutoCAD 2023 Free Download

Floating windows

Display drawing windows side by side or on multiple monitors, in the same instance of AutoCAD

Autodesk AutoCAD 2023 Free Download

AutoCAD anytime, anywhere 

Create, edit, and view CAD drawings with a browser using the AutoCAD web app or AutoCAD mobile app

Autodesk AutoCAD 2023 Free Download

Drawing History

Compare past and present versions of a drawing to see the evolution of your work

Autodesk AutoCAD 2023 Free Download

Push to Autodesk Docs

Push your CAD drawing sheets as PDFs directly to Autodesk Docs from AutoCAD

Autodesk AutoCAD 2023 Free Download

Blocks palette

View and access your blocks from AutoCAD quickly on desktop or the AutoCAD web app

Autodesk AutoCAD 2023 Free Download

System requirements for AutoCAD 2023 including Specialized Toolsets (Windows)
Operating System64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 11 and Windows 10 version 1809 or above. See Autodesk’s Product Support Lifecycle for support information.
ProcessorBasic: 2.5–2.9 GHz processor (base) ARM Processors are not supported.
Recommended: 3+ GHz processor (base), 4+ GHz (turbo)
MemoryBasic: 8 GB
Recommended: 16 GB
Display ResolutionConventional Displays:
1920 x 1080 with True Color

High Resolution & 4K Displays:
Resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 (with capable display card)
Display CardBasic: 1 GB GPU with 29 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant
Recommended: 4 GB GPU with 106 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 12 compliant
DirectX 12 with Feature Level 12_0 is required for Shaded(Fast) and Shaded with edges(Fast) visual styles. Please be sure to use the latest video card manufacturer drivers from their website.
Disk Space10.0 GB (suggested SSD)
NetworkSee Autodesk Network License Manager for Windows
Pointing DeviceMS-Mouse compliant
.NET Framework.NET Framework version 4.8 or later
System requirements for AutoCAD 2023 for Mac
Operating SystemApple® macOS® Monterey v12
Apple macOS Big Sur v11
Apple macOS Catalina v10.15
ModelBasic: Apple Mac Pro® 4.1, MacBook Pro 5.1, iMac® 8.1, Mac mini® 3.1, MacBook Air®, MacBook® 5.1

Recommended: Apple Mac® models supporting Metal Graphics Engine
Apple Mac models with M series chip are supported under Rosetta 2 mode.
CPU Type64-bit Intel CPU
Apple M series CPU
MemoryBasic: 4GB
Recommended: 8GB or higher
Display ResolutionBasic: 1280 x 800 display
High Resolution: 2880 x 1800 with Retina Display
Disk Space5 GB free disk space for download and installation
Pointing DeviceApple-compliant Mouse, Apple-compliant Trackpad, Microsoft-compliant mouse
Display CardRecommended: Mac native installed graphics cards
Disk FormatAPFS, APFS(Encrypted), Mac OS Extended (Journaled), Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted)
Additional Requirements for large datasets, point clouds, and 3D modeling
Memory16 GB RAM or more
Disk Space6 GB free hard disk available, not including installation requirements
Display Card3840 x 2160 (4K) or greater True Color video display adapter; 8 GB VRAM or greater; Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater; DirectX-capable workstation class graphics card.


Specialized Toolsets (Windows Only)

ToolsetAdditional Requirements
AutoCAD Map 3DDisk Space: 20GB
Memory: 16GB
Database & FDO Requirements (see below)
AutoCAD ElectricalDisk Space: 20GB
Microsoft Access Database Engine 2016 Redistributable (x64) (16.0.5044.1000) or later
AutoCAD ArchitectureDisk Space: 20GB
Memory: 16GB
AutoCAD MEPDisk Space: 21GB
Memory: 16GB
AutoCAD Plant 3DDisk Space: 12GB
Memory (recommended for 3D modeling): 32GB
AutoCAD MechanicalDisk Space: 12GB
AutoCAD Raster DesignDisk Space: 1GB


AutoCAD Map 3D Additional Requirements (Windows Only)

FDO Provider Requirements
FDO ProviderCertified WithNotes
Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server 2017 Standard and Enterprise Editions
Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Standard and Enterprise Editions
Industry Models also support the versions of Microsoft SQL Server listed on the left.
Oracle 12c Release 2Oracle 12.2.0.1.0
Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition
Industry Models support the same Oracle versions as listed on the left.
Oracle 18cOracle 18.3
Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition 2
Industry Models support the same Oracle versions as listed on the left.
Oracle 19cOracle 19.3
Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition 2
Industry Models support the same Oracle versions as listed on the left.
Oracle 21cOracle 21.3
Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition 2
Industry Models support the same Oracle versions as listed on the left.
RasterDEM, JPG2K, DTED, MrSID®, ECW, PNG, ESRI® Grid, TIFF, JPEG, ESRI® ASCII 
Autodesk SDF3.0 
ESRI ArcGISArcGIS® 10.8.1
ArcGIS 10.7.1
ArcGIS 10.6.1
This Provider requires ESRI licensed components (ArcGIS Engine/ArcGIS Desktop) to be installed on Map 3D installed system.
MySQL8.0 
ODBCThe FDO ODBC provider has been tested with corresponding versions of ODBC drivers that are shipped with the relevant supported operating systems version. 
OGC WMSWMS 1.3.0 
OGC WMTSWMTS 1.0.0 
OGC WFSWFS 2.0.0 
SQLiteSQLite 3.27.2 
PostgresSQLPostgreSQL 13.5 + PostGIS 3.0 
ODBC DriversTested Versions
Microsoft® Access® Driver (*.mdb, *.accdb)Microsoft Access database engine 2016 (English) 16.00.4999.1000
Microsoft® Excel® Driver (*.xls, *xlsx, *.xlsm, *.xlsb)Microsoft Access database engine 2016 (English) 16.00.4999.1000
MySQL® ODBC 8.0 Driver8.00.27.00
SQL Server®10.00.19041.01
Oracle® in OraClient21Home121.00.00.00

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AutoCAD 2023 vs. previous releases

AutoCAD has a flexible subscription model, with new features available with each release and product update. If you have a perpetual license of AutoCAD 2016 or earlier, here’s what’s changed.

AutoCAD 2023

What’s included

  • AutoCAD web app: View, create, and edit AutoCAD drawings from any computer with no software install required.*
  • AutoCAD mobile app: View, create, and edit AutoCAD drawings via iOS and Android devices.
  • Integrated workflows: Work smoothly across desktop, web, and mobile devices.*
  • Cloud storage connectivity: Access any DWG file in AutoCAD with Autodesk’s cloud, as well as with leading cloud storage providers.

Top new features added since 2016 include:

  • Markup Assist and Markup Import: Import feedback and incorporate changes to your drawings automatically.
  • My Insights: Learn valuable tips and new features to help you work faster.
  • APIs for the AutoCAD web app: Automate processes with the LISP API in the AutoCAD web app.
  • Trace: Safely review and add feedback directly to a DWG file without altering the existing drawing.
  • Count: Automate counting blocks or geometry with the COUNT command.
  • Share: Send a controlled copy of your drawing to teammates and colleagues to access wherever they are.
  • Push to Autodesk Docs: Push your CAD drawing sheets as PDFs to Autodesk Docs from AutoCAD.
  • Drawing history: See changes made to your drawing over time.
  • Xref Compare: Compare two versions of an external xref and implement changes without leaving your current drawing.
  • Blocks palette: Insert blocks efficiently from the Libraries tab on desktop or in the AutoCAD web app.
  • Quick measure: Quickly display all nearby measurements in a drawing, including areas and perimeters, by hovering your mouse.
  • Trim and extend (enhanced): The default Quick mode now automatically selects all potential boundaries.
  • Purge (redesigned): Remove multiple unneeded objects with easy selection and object preview.
  • DWG™ Compare: Compare two versions of a drawing or xref without leaving your current window.
  • Attach/extract point cloud data: Attach point cloud files acquired by 3D laser scanners or other technologies.
  • PDF import: Import geometry (SHX font files, fills, raster images, and TrueType text) into a drawing from a PDF.
  • AutoCAD anytime, anywhere: Access AutoCAD from your desktop, web, and mobile devices.*
  • Save to web and mobile: Save drawings and their associated xrefs from your desktop to view and edit in the AutoCAD web and mobile apps.
  • New views and viewports: Easily add saved views to your layouts.
  • High-resolution monitor support: View your designs on 4K- and higher-resolution displays.
  • Off-screen selection: Selected objects stay in the selection set, even if you pan or zoom off screen.

Improvements since 2016

  • Floating windows: Pull away drawing windows to display them side by side or on multiple monitors without opening another instance of AutoCAD.
  • Sheet Set Manager: Plot your sheet sets more quickly with the Autodesk platform.
  • Save in half a second: Shave one second off each save on average.
  • Speedy install time: Up to 50% faster for solid state hard drives.
  • New dark theme: Modern blue aesthetic with contrast and sharpness improvements.
  • User interface: Flat-design icons and intuitive dialog boxes and toolbars.
  • 2D graphics: Better stability, fidelity, and performance.
  • 3D navigation performance: Up to 10x faster.
  • Save, move/copy performance boost with new 2018.dwg file format.
  • Autodesk App Store with 1,000+ AutoCAD apps.
  • The TrustedDWG® file format.

Support and software access

  • Technical support
    • Autodesk support specialists: Schedule a call, chat online (limited availability), or email us.
    • Remote desktop assistance: Get secure, hands-on troubleshooting.
    • Online resources: Access our knowledge base for help documentation, tutorials, training videos, and community support forums.
  • Access to the latest software: Instantly access the newest releases and updates.
  • Access previous versions: Download and use previous releases.
  • Flexible term lengths: Subscribe monthly, annually, or for 3 years.*
  • Administrative tools: Easily manage software licenses, seats, and usage from your Autodesk Account.
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