Autodesk AutoCAD for Mac 2018



Create stunning AutoCAD designs with Mac OS X
Communicate across platforms with new integrated tools.

Whats new

  • Dynamic blocks add flexibility to block references 
  • Quick Select creates a selected set of objects 
  • Layer States saves views to share with others 
  • Data Link connects to data in Microsoft Excel 


  • Preserve design information with TrustedDWG technology 
  • Access files from almost anywhere with Autodesk A360 
  • Deliver high-definition graphics with the retina display 
  • Use familiar Mac functions like menu helper, floating palettes, and multi-touch gestures Confidently capture your designs in the Mac platform Craft 2D and 3D designs while working in an elegant and sleek Mac interface.
  • Perform your tasks efficiently using intuitive and robust tools. 
  • Create virtually any concept with new features built to boost productivity and collaboration with others across platforms. 

Collaborate more easily

  • Seamlessly exchange ideas across platforms: 
  • Communicate with colleagues using Dynamic Blocks, Layer States, and Data Links 
  • Install and use AutoCAD for Mac software in multiple locations with Autodesk Desktop Subscription Exchange invaluable design files confidently with the assurance of TrustedDWG technology, one of the worlds most widely used design technologies 



System requirements
Apple Mac OS X v10.10.0 or later (Yosemite)
Apple Mac Pro 4,1 or later (Mac Pro 5,1 or later recommended); MacBook Pro 5,1 or later (MacBook Pro 10,1 with Retina Display or later recommended); iMac 8.1 or later (iMac 11.1 or later recommended); Mac mini 3.1 or later (Mac mini 4.1 or later recommended); MacBook Air 2.1 or later; MacBook 5.1 or later (MacBook 7.1 or later recommended)

3 GB of RAM (4 GB recommended)

2.5 GB free disk space for download and installation (3 GB recommended)

All graphics cards on supported hardware
1,280 x 800 display with true colour (2880 x 1800 with Retina Display recommended)

All Mac OS X supported language operating systems

Apple Mouse, Apple Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad, MacBook Pro trackpad, or Microsoft-compliant mouse.

Mac OS X-compliant printer


Create stunning designs

  • Design and visualize virtually any concept with 3D free-form tools 
  • Bring your ideas to life with presentation-ready graphics and 3D printing capabilities 
  • Situate your designs in real-world settings with Coordination Model and Reality Computing 

Document precisely

  • Speed documentation by automating common tasks and streamlining workflows 
  • Create construction-ready documentation automatically from AutoCAD 3D models 
  • Work faster with more intelligent tools, including Smart Dimensioning and Enhanced PDFs

Customize your software

  • Configure AutoCAD software in ways you never  thought possible 
  • Customize AutoCAD to help meet your unique needs with Autodesk Exchange Apps 
  • Receive notification of unwanted changes to your system variables with Sysvar Monitor

Connect more quickly

  • Engage with colleagues using connected design technologies 
  • Help ensure file format compatibility and reliability using TrustedDWG technology 
  • Share hyperlinks from AutoCAD to PDF viewers with Enhanced PDFs 
  • Connect your workflow across integrated desktop, cloud, and mobile solutions 



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