Streamline architectural design and drafting
Specifically for architectural design, AutoCAD Architecture software is an architectural drafting tool to help you design and document more efficiently.[product-description-end]
System requirements for AutoCAD Architecture 2018
Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise
Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 Pro
Microsoft Windows 8/8.1
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
4 GB (8 GB recommended)
1280x1024 (1600x1050 or higher recommended) with True Color
Installation 10.0 GB
MS-Mouse compliant device
Download and installation from DVD
Windows Internet Explorer 9.0 (or later) .NET Framework .NET Framework Version 4.5
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 6.5 FP1, Citrix XenDesktop 5.6.
Additional Requirements for Large Datasets, Point Clouds, and 3D Modeling
Memory 8 GB RAM 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.[product-specs-end]
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Preview architectural object styles
With Style Preview, you can visually confirm walls, doors, windows, and other architectural object styles in the Properties Palette before use.
Walls, doors, and windows
Create documents and architectural drawings using walls, doors, and windows that mimic real-world behaviour and construction. Modify walls and their endcap conditions on a component level for improved handling of common wall conditions, such as angled, cornered, or intersecting fire-rated walls. Insert and place doors or windows into your architectural drawings with more precise control. When you move any wall, all connected walls and spaces automatically update.
Bring architectural designs to life for impressive client presentations at any stage. Streamlined visualisation capabilities are fully integrated into the AutoCAD Architecture workflow. Accelerate architectural design review cycles by publishing directly to DWF or DWFx file formats.
With AEC Dimensions, you can dimension any wall and all of its components according to your own standards. Dimensioning includes wall stud centerlines and faces. Associative dimensions automatically update as your designs change, eliminating time-consuming manual updates.
Architectural drawing creation and annotation
Document and annotate architectural drawings faster with an extensive library of detail components and powerful keynoting tools. Automate the creation of architectural details and maintain consistent annotation. Generate keynote legends when your details are complete.
Easily customise the look of out-of-box schedule styles to meet your company's standards. You can also create new schedules from scratch, complete with your required calculations. Schedules link directly to your designs and can update instantly to reflect design changes. Group, format, and subtotal similar data at different levels, and export grouped and subtotalled schedules to Excel.