AutoCAD from Autodesk, is one of the best known and most popular computer-aided design software packages available today. A staggering achievement if you take into account that the software was first released in 1982. AutoCAD is a widely used software package, finding a home in many different industries. Especially architecture and engineering. AutoDESK was the first CAD software that brought CAD to personal computers and away from the expensive minicomputers of the day.
Today everyone from amateur hobbyists to skilled designers use AutoCAD to create models for 3D printing and final designs that will go into production. It IS likely that most of the items you owned were at some point created on AutoCAD.
Modern AutoCAD has kept pace with developments with 2D and 3D drawing tools, specialized 3D printing features and compliance with a wide range of international standards.
SYSTEM RECOMMENDATIONS: Unlike many modern professional applications, AutoCAD enjoys few if any benefits from hyper-threading or additional CPU cores. A workstations CPU clock speed is a much more important determinant of the experience you will have in AutoCAD than the number of cores it has. In fact, since CPUs with many cores have more conservative clock speeds to manage heat, you may find that expensive CPUs with very high core counts will perform significantly worse than a chip with the same generation of CPU architecture, but only four cores.
In simple terms you need a CPU with the fastest clock speed possible regardless of the number of cores. We have determined 16GB to 32GB to be a reasonable amount of RAM but more complex projects might take advantage of 64GB. There is also absolutely no doubt that Quadro graphic cards provide the best performance for all type of CAD related applications. Keep in mind Autodesk has certified Nvidia Quadro drivers to work in harmony with their applications.