System requirements

System requirements for Autodesk Product Design Suite

This article provides the system requirements for all editions of the Autodesk® Product Design Suite 2016.

Autodesk® Product Design Suite 2016
Supported OS Recommended:
64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1 or Windows 8.1

64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1
CPU Type Recommended
Intel® Xeon® E3 or Core i7 or equivalent, 3.0 GHz or greater

64-bit Intel® or AMD, 2 GHz or faster
Memory Recommended
16 GB RAM ¹ or more
250 GB free disk space or more

8 GB RAM for less than 500 part assemblies ¹
100 GB free disk space
Graphics Hardware Recommended
Microsoft® Direct3D 11® capable graphics card or higher ²

Microsoft® Direct3D 10® capable graphics card or higher ²

OpenGL 3.0 or higher is required for Autodesk® ReCap®
Display Resolution 1280 x 1024
Browser Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 10 or higher
Third-Party Software Full local install of Microsoft® Excel 2007, 2010 or 2013 for iFeatures, iParts, iAssemblies, thread related commands, clearance/threaded hole creation, Global BOM, Parts Lists, Revision Tables, spreadsheet-driven designs and Studio animation of Positional Representations.  Excel Starter®, Online Office 365® and OpenOffice® are not supported.

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 SP1
Pointing Device MS Mouse compliant
Media USB 3.0
Network Internet connection


  1. Autodesk recommends settings which allow Microsoft Windows to manage virtual memory as needed. There should always be at least twice as much free hard disk space as system memory (RAM).
  2. Please refer to the Autodesk graphics card information.