System requirements

System requirements for AutoCAD Civil 3D

The following table outlines the hardware and software requirements if you're running on a system installed with a 64-bit environment.

System requirements for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016
Operating System Microsoft® Windows® 7 Enterprise
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Microsoft Windows 8/8.1
Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 Pro
Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise
Processor Minimum Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
Memory 4 GB RAM (minimum)
8 GB RAM (recommended)
Display Resolution 1280 x 1024 (1600 x 1200 or higher recommended) with True Color
Display Card Windows display adapter capable of 1280 x 1024 with True Color capabilities and DirectX®9*. DirectX11 compliant card recommended.
* DirectX9 recommended by supported OS
Hard Disk 10 GB for installation (downloaded file)
6 GB for program files
Pointing Device MS-Mouse compliant device
Media (DVD) Download and installation from DVD
Browser Internet Explorer® 9.0 (or later)
.NET Framework Microsoft .NET Framework Version 4.5
 
Additional requirements for Large Datasets, Point Clouds and 3D Modeling
Memory 8 GB RAM or more
Disk Space 6 GB free hard disk available, not including installation
Display Card 1600 x 1050 or greater True color video display adapter; 128 MB VRAM or greater, Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater, Direct3D® capable workstation class graphics card.
 

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